HostGator.com Systems Administrator Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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    Junior Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at HostGator.com (Austin, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The recruiter asked me about my past employment, basic technical questions, and my availability. I applied through WorkinTexas.com by sending the recruiter my resume by email. I got an email to do an aptitude test. After that, I got an email scheduling an interview with the recruiter. The whole process took three weeks.

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    Junior Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HostGator.com.

    Interview

    first applied, and got a call shortly after. i was scheduled to interview on the phone, but never got a call. then, i was emailed saying missed my interview & i was supposed to interview there. (recruiter at the time didn't do too well at her job) but i was told to come in to interview and got the job the same day

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    • what do you know about cpanel?   1 Answer
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    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at HostGator.com (Houston, TX) in August 2013.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions, i had the phone interview questions.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I didnt feel like they value employees much

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    Declined Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Not enough salary when taking into consideration relocating

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    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at HostGator.com (Austin, TX) in November 2012.

    Interview

    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)   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    First offer was $10k less then what I wanted in order to relocated. I negotiated $5k more and accepted offer.

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    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at HostGator.com (Austin, TX) in November 2012.

    Interview

    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

    I was made an offer, I asked for more and the company accepted my request.

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    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at HostGator.com (Austin, TX) in October 2012.

    Interview

    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.

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    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at HostGator.com (Austin, TX) in July 2012.

    Interview

    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

    • How do you fix the following 500 ISE?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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!

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    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at HostGator.com (Houston, TX) in April 2012.

    Interview

    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?

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    • How do you control processes on a Linux server?   3 Answers
    • What do you find most frustrating about customer support?   1 Answer
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    Linux Systems Administrator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at HostGator.com (Houston, TX) in February 2012.

    Interview

    After applying online i was given a response e-mail with a few technical/personality questions. After that there was a short(10-15 minute) interview. Questions were over past experience with web development/site administration and basic customer service (what does customer service mean to you? how would you handle an angry customer?). They offer training to every employee.

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    Negotiation

    No Negotiation. They give you an offer and you accept it if you would like a job.

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