Monday, January 24, 2011

Aren't all hosting providers the same?

If someone does a Google search for web hosting provider, the list is extensive. The question many times is: Who should we host with? I've seen advertisements for GoDaddy, Host Gator, BlueHost, and some of these others, aren't they the same?

Not quite. Many of these companies are big, because they started their businesses in the early days of the internet, and/or spend thousands upon thousands in advertising. But the question still remains: wouldn't it be better to hosting my website is a big company, rather than a smaller company like Obsidian Moon Creations? I'm not going to tell you either way, but will instead tell you about some of the nightmares I encountered with some of the bigger hosting providers.
For obvious reasons, we're not going to mention the names of the companies, but will outline our experiences. All of these providers advertise that they offer a 99.9% uptime, and have "top notch" customer service. At Obsidian Moon Creations, we don't just SAY that we offer a 99.9% uptime, but we actually show realtime numbers right on our website from a 3rd party monitoring service:, which is seen below.

website uptime

Tomorrow we'll go into our experiences, and what sets Obsidian Moon Creations apart from the other guys.

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