Frustrated with your current webhost (Bluehost, Dreamhost, Goddady anyone?), constant issues with current hosting, being forced to wait for hours on end on chat/phone waiting for someone reliable to take care of your issue only to run into incompetent, outsourced tech support? Or simply not sure what you need in terms of web hosting with all the options available out there so that you are not paying too much for your website’s needs but at the same time you are getting enough resources and support to run your website optimally?
I now offer web hosting and support to all my clients, as I’ve spent way too much time on the phone and email conversation threads with my client’s web hosting companies trying to iron out all kinds of issues caused originally by their default web server setups. Incompatibility with various software, limitations on the server itself, website hosted on a server with 10,000 other customers, support taking 48 hours to respond to the smallest issues – I’ve seen them all.
And in order to eliminate that “trial & error” component of picking the right webhost and right plan, I’ve decided to offer a hassle-free, affordable hosting that will support any and all software you want to install and run on your website and is flexible enough to support any space or bandwidth requirements your website might have. I host all my personal websites on this server as well, including a few process critical ones, so I am in the same boat as all my clients – it is as important to me for this server to stay up 100% of the time without a single glitch as it is to anyone else hosted on it.
It also comes with a 24/7 support, dedicated team of people making sure the server and all the websites on it are online and accessible all the time. Preview the features and pricing below and contact me if interested and/or if you have any specific requirements so that I can craft a perfect plan for your needs.
|Disk Space||1 GB||10 GB|
|Monthly Bandwidth||10 GB||100 GB|
|Dedicated IP Address||-|
|SSL (Secure Certificate)||$30/year||$30/year per domain|
|mySQL 5.6 databases, PHP 5.5+, cPanel, CGI, Ruby on Rails, SSH, Perl, Cron, Curl, GD2, Image Magick (custom libraries available as needed)|
|LiteSpeed server (up to 9x faster than Apache)|
|memcached/Zend cache for WordPress sites & W3 Caching plugin|
|Webmail, E-mail Alias/Forwarders, Auto Responders, Spam Assassin, IMAP Support, SMTP, Mailing Lists|
|Web Based File Manager, Redirect URL, Password Protected Directories, phpMyAdmin, Hotlinking Protection, Leech Protection, IP Deny Manager|
|AwStats (Real Time Updates), Webalizer, Raw Log Manager, Referrer Logs, Error Logs|
|Built-In WordPress (latest version) Installer (Control Panel Wizard)|
|100% Compatibility with aMember and all its plugins & optional features|
|Personal Web Hosting Support (E-mail Only)|
|Google Apps Integration (Set up and use your website email through Google Apps for increased Spam protection, compatibility with 3rd party software, ease of use and familiarity, as well have access to group sharing of Google Docs, Calendars, Sites for all email accounts/users set up under your website)||$30 One Time Fee||$30 One Time Fee per domain|
|Sign Up||Sign Up|
* All the hosting servers are housed in a private datacenter facility adjacent to the Chicago Board of Trade in downtown Chicago, one of North America’s largest internet hubs and home to every major network provider.
P.S. – Still think BlueHost, DreamHost or GoDaddy hosting is good enough? Hey, it might be for your needs, but I personally just don’t accept any more clients who host their websites with those companies as setting anything up on their servers takes 3-4 times as long as it should, just because they use their own custom made control panels with a bunch of features that are either turned off, have to be queued up and processed at a later date or simply don’t work properly.
P.P.S. – I highly recommend registering your domain names through someone like NameSilo.com, as they offer you everything you might ever possibly need in domain settings in an extremely slick and simple to use interface, without any distractions (again, ever used GoDaddy for domain names? Ouch!) and at the reasonable cost of $9.95/year for most domains (unlike Register.com and NetworkSolutions.com who charge almost 4 times as much). Oh yeah, and privacy on all your domains is included free of charge (ever been fooled into registering domains at GoDaddy with free privacy option only to discover that a year later you have to pay $10/year for that option alone? Yeah, tough noogies). I would also suggest staying away from hosting farms like PowWeb.com, DreamHost.com, Tucows.com and such, even if they offer “everything” you might ever need in terms of domain names, hosting, etc – you are just asking for trouble and hassle in exchange for a few bucks you think you’re saving. Oh, and needless to say, I probably won’t accept you as a client as I really don’t want to deal with those providers due to quite a “fun” history I’ve had with them.
P.P.P.S. – You might notice that I offer “email only” support above when it comes to hosting, and that might immediately make you wonder why would you even bother with that when other companies offer free phone support where you can talk to a live person about your hosting issues? Good question. I’m glad you asked. The answer is rather simple – because I strive to make my clients’ hosting experience on my servers as hassle-free and problem-free as I possibly can ahead of time, so you don’t ever have a reason to contact me and complain how something isn’t working, how the server is down, your website is inaccessible, etc. I’ve eliminated all those issues ahead of time. And I will give you my direct phone number, if that will make you more comfortable, and you are more than welcome to call me at any time and complain in case your website isn’t accessible for any reason whatsoever (other than you obviously breaking something up yourself) and I’ll get it fixed for you right away. That’s how confident I am that you will be satisfied with your hosting experience and that’s my guarantee to you.