Ever have a problem with one of the “big” discount web hosts failing to deliver their unlimited web space and bandwidth? We founded NameHero.com after seeing many of the “big boys” fail to deliver quality web hosting.
It has been very interesting watching the web hosting industry over the last decade. Following the “dot com” crash many “discount hosts” began to emerge offering to host all of your websites for pennies on the dollar each month. They promised unlimited everything!
Everything seemed to explode until their servers became overloaded and they had to quickly begin looking for reasons to limit accounts.
Many companies cashed in on this opportunity as one very large company came in a purchased many of the popular brands paying as much as $225 million for one.
For the “small business” owners that sold, everything looked really good. But what about the customers and the long term growth of the “big brands?”
Unfortunately whenever a big company comes in and attempts to “take over” an industry, it relies much on the fact that the other companies are going to continue growing. In the case of the large company takeover, it’s essential for the investors that pooled together their money, to see returns.
A lot of times the previous management that were “acquired” from the acquisition end up leaving and the companies lose the culture their success was founded on. This is when customer satisfaction starts to go down the tubes.
This is where the transition begins.
Seasoned webmasters now realize the need for quality, reliable, high speed web hosting. In today’s “social network” world, a link can go viral instantly and send a server into a fit unless measures are put into place to scale up immediately and grab extra resources. That is why we came out with our Managed Servers. Sure, they’re going to be more expensive than a couple bucks a month, but an hour of downtime can cost more than that, especially in terms of reputation.
New and emerging webmasters can find comfort in the fact that we still do offer discount web hosting, but within certain limits. The local butcher down the street isn’t going to be getting 1,000 unique visitors anytime soon. So they shouldn’t have to pay more than a couple of bucks a month to have a web presence. The same goes for the startup that’s just developing their site. They’re just looking for a quick solution to do their testing, but can find comfort knowing the transition to our Managed Servers is painless.
This summer it was interesting watching one of the largest web hosts start offering “Optimized” WordPress hosting. They had been known throughout the industry for their low prices and quality, but now they were admitting the need for a “better” quality product that costs more.
The same company also announced today that they were increasing their prices across the board to keep up with the “changing industry.”
Here at NameHero we operate on the A.D.P. acronym: Adapt, Develop, and Progress. The need for web hosting is only going to increase as more people around the world become connected. We want to be your partner to help you grow your business with these awesome opportunities.
We’re not owned by some fancy publicly traded company. We don’t have an army of Wall Street / Silicon Valley investors. We are fueled 100% by our loyal customers. We have a team that is passionate to help you and wants to see your business succeed. We look forward to serving you and showing you how we fly above the competition!
Ryan Gray is the founder and CEO of NameHero, one of the fastest growing independent web hosts in the United States. Ryan has been working online since 1998 and has over two-decades experience in Internet Entrepreneurship.