HostGator.com Linux Administrator Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014
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    Linux Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at HostGator.com.

    Interview Details

    Everything was fast and accepted the offer they made me. If you are confident and know linux you should have no issues. It is all basic linux question and troubleshooting stuff.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at HostGator.com in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    They call and ask basic customer service questions then ask to schedule an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic questions, i had the phone interview questions.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I didnt feel like they value employees much

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Linux Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at HostGator.com.

    Interview Details

    After an initial phone screening from HR I took another interview/test with an administrator. I SSH'd into a box they had setup and performed some steps that he told me over the phone.

    The technical interview was fairly easy, especially since I could take my time and was allowed to look up any details/man pages when needed.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not enough salary when taking into consideration relocating

    Declined Offer
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    Linux Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HostGator.com.

    Interview Details

    Received my first phone interview which covered basic customer support questions. The second phone interview were some basic technical questions covering a range of topics as well as having to remotely log into one of their computers to do a technical exam. The whole process took just over a week.

    Interview Questions
    • What does customer support mean to you?

      Customers email takes a few hours from sender to recipient, what would you do to trouble shoot the problem.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Linux Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    interviewed at HostGator.com in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    They brought me in and asked me silly questions about what kind of animal I would if I could be any animal. I told them I'd be a block of cheese. Apparently they did not agree that a block of cheese is an animal.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at HostGator.com in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    The entire process took 1 week from initial interview to job offer. The first interview was question-based. They were looking for your experience and what your thought process was. The second part was an interactive interview, where you logged into one of their test environments and performed various commands and demonstrated various skills like searching, creating files with one command, networking terms, ports, etc. A lot of focus on CentOS, cPanel, and Linux.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you change a list of words in a file from slug format to Capitalized words? (ie police_officer to Police Officer)   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    First offer was $10k less then what I wanted in order to relocated. I negotiated $5k more and accepted offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at HostGator.com in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had an interview with a consulting company. Next, I was scheduled a linux exam and a telephone screening. These weren't very hard at all, and I was able to ace it with no problem.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any difficult questions. If you know Linux and are good with customers, then you can get a job offer here.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was made an offer, I asked for more and the company accepted my request.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at HostGator.com in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Filled out an online application. I received a call within a couple days asking if I could come in for an interview. The interview was purely technical asking questions about DNS, Linux commands and properties, website troubleshooting, etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at HostGator.com in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I filled out the online application and was contacted. I had to take a test that involved logging on to a Linux system (with screen so they could see what I was doing) and answering questions by looking on the Linux system and making changes in order to solve a problem; I did not get the answers to all the questions correct; I did not expect to be given an offer of employment and $3000 to relocate

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was 1-way (an implied take-it, or leave-it), given $3000 to relocate, but not told I'd have to pass a test in order to get the job. After relocating, you'd BETTER be prepared to pass!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at HostGator.com in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview took about 35 mins. Asked basic Linux Web Server admin type questions.

    I got the impression, though this position does not necessarily involve interacting directly with clients they do want people who can give good customer support so there were several customer support type questions as well.

    e.g What is the most frustrating thing about dealing with a client?
    What is the most satisfying thing about customer support?

    Interview Questions
    • How do you control processes on a Linux server?   View Answers (3)
    • What do you find most frustrating about customer support?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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