Host Gator is a large provider of shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated web hosting. It was founded in a dorm room at Florida Atlantic University by Brent Oxley in 2002. HostGator is headquartered in Houston and Austin, Texas, with several international offices throughout the globe.
We recently spoke with a covered entity who uses Host Gator for hosted email but would like to become HIPAA compliant with their email. They wanted to know if Paubox Encrypted Email would work with their service. The purpose of this post then, is to determine if Host Gator meets HIPAA compliant email requirements.