HostGator.com Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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    Chat Tech I Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at HostGator.com (Austin, TX) in March 2013.

    Interview

    was a 10 minute simple interview nothing to right home about............... ........... ................. ..... .......... .......... ...... ................ . ... ......... . .. . .. .

    Negotiation

    there was none should have declined.

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    Junior Administrator I Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at HostGator.com (Austin, TX) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Brief, to the point. Asked a bunch of technical questions about shared web hosting, so I recommend looking at their site to study up. They will hire anyone, but don't expect to get through the training. We had 20 people in the class and only 7 made it through. So don't quit your day job. Also it really isn't a place you will stay long term so don't get hired and comfortable with the crappy pay.

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    Linux Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    interviewed at HostGator.com (Houston, TX) in March 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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    Technical Support Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at HostGator.com (Houston, TX) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Submitted application online, received request for a phone interview within 3 days. At the end of the phone interview, I was asked to come in for a face to face interview. The supervisor that interviewed me was laid back but also very professional. He asked me several questions to gauge my technical experience and familiarity with the company. I received a call within an hour of leaving the interview to confirm that I got the job.

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    Junior Administrative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HostGator.com (Houston, TX) in January 2013.

    Interview

    The interview was very simple and easy. Questions about what kind of person you are, how well do you learn and an overview about errors that pages display such as 500, 404's 403'. etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Just a few SSH(Linux) related questions I can't recall.   Answer Question
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    Chat Tech Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at HostGator.com (Houston, TX) in December 2012.

    Interview

    I was able to get onboard with this company as a part time employee because of a friend. The interview process was straight forward. When I was hired it was prior to the EIG take over. With that being said I do not know what has changed if anything. I showed up for the interview in a suit. I was over dressed. The company atmosphere is very casual. There was a pre-interview questionnaire that I completed that was reviewed during the interview. Half of the questions required no additional follow up. The majority of the questions were basic trouble shooting. What is a 404 error. When do you get a 500 error, how to fix them and things like that. After the interview I was dismissed and they called me about 4 days later.

    Negotiation

    There was none for me - the interview was offering 12 - 14 and the initial offer was 11.50. I was looking for a part time job so the .50 cents wasn't worth potentially losing the job.

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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 weekinterviewed 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.

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    • 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+ weekinterviewed 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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    Junior Administrator Level II Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at HostGator.com (Austin, TX) in October 2012.

    Interview

    This was a laid-back interview. Just one or two people with you in a room. First I had a typing test, then I was asked a few VERY basic questions about web protocols. Many of the questions were, "What do you know about x," instead of specific inquiries. Be prepared to admit you don't know something, if you really don't. Just be as honest as possible, because HostGator will hire even potatoes as long as they are interested in server administration to some degree! Basic HR-type / personality questions were reviewed as well. If you don't have customer service experience, try to think of an equivalent conflict in your life and explain that. HostGator is looking for fresh young faces who can absorb knowledge like a sponge.

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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 daysinterviewed 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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