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Web Hosting Companies Is Bigger, Better?

I have been working with small businesses and individuals who have all had Web/Cloud Hosting experiences they have had.

Some of these experiences have had to do with hard navigating, how to set up a domain, email address, or both. 

For all previous and or current clients that include individuals, small businesses, and non-profits I have seen just those issues. I have personally dealt with horrible support, no support, and or simply pay us more and you will get these options.

When it comes to pricing, deals, security, and performance nobody is who they say they are. Web hosting companies that are really big with known names such as Go”Daddy, HostGator, BlueHost, and even WP Engines, all say they are amazing at a list of things. A full list of top 10 hosting provides for 2022 on PC Magazine wesite.

I build websites using WordPress and find hosting for WordPress I see a lot of smoke and mirrors, marketing, and advertising to say you are number one at something when I have tested and seen firsthand that it’s not true. Today with marketing I see more lies and half-truths. 

Everything to me comes down to experience, I have had clients on at least one or more of the listed hosting providers from that top 10 list and I have ended up transferring them to a web hosting company that isn’t listed.

I am a web hosting reseller which means I have multiple websites that provide and show web hosting services. The main company is called Liquid Net Limited.

Sometimes it’s the unknown name that has the overall better options without the figure pointing, and the paid advertising.  Word of Mouth is how I like to talk about this hosting company.

You can customize and choose shared hosting plans, to have your own dedicated server or semi-dedicated server.  Old school cPanel to manage things, or using the newer technology platform called Hepsia Control Panel.  (Many of my clients love this platform because it’s easy to use and no additional logins to get to what you are looking for). 

For those who are die-hard cPanel users that option is still there to use with how you pick your hosting package. Other types of hosting services include OpenVZ VPS, KVN VPS, WordPress, PrestaShop, OpenCart, Joomla, Drupal, Moodle, and a lot more.

Web Hosting is also important in the type of O/S your looking to use for performance, customization, and security. Linux Debian and Ubuntu have different versions you can select if you are looking to have your own dedicated server.

Domain, Domain Exentions, Email, DNS, SSL, all priorities of having a website.  Not every hosting company is able to provide you with (TLD) top level domain extensions.  This is an entire different topic that I will be talking about in another blog post in the near future. Not everyone has all (TLD) to offer, but you are able to purchase from a domain provider like (NameCheap) and have it pointing towards your hosting provider to manage everything on vs having two different sites. 

SSL for some hosting you have no choice on what it is, they just give you either a basic one for free, or you pay for one and no idea what it really is or covers.  I like the option of having the ability to buy a basic one, selecting the free one, or going to a top level package SSL that you can have wildcard type, multi-domain, E-Commerce, for specialized and more added security.
The hosting I provide you have all these options and the set up is very easy.

Bigger hosting companies are a bit target, the bigger you are the easier it seems for people like cyber attacks from hackers to get into.  GoDaddy is always getting hacked and peoples information and sites are down and personal information is stolen on a yearly basis.

GoDaddy the largest hosting company continues to buy up more and more companies. Buying more companies isn’t fixing or resolving one of the biggest issues they have of cyber attacks.

Here are a few articles about GoDaddy being hacked and it seems to happen every year.

Tech Times May 6, 2020 – GoDaddy Gets Hacked Again, 28,000 Users Are Affected This Time Around 

Engadget November 22, 2021 – GoDaddy discloses recent security breach that exposed 1.2 million accounts

Cyber Security Insiders Malware threat alert for websites hosted on GoDaddy

SC Media Over 1 million GoDaddy WordPress accounts breached

This is why I ask myself and others… Web hosting companies is bigger, better? That answer is NO.  

Still, people don’t seem to know or care and pay the price for this happening.  If you are a business and your site gets hacked and your customer information is taken this isn’t a web hosting company I would be trusting.

I have ended up moving many accounts, including emails, and domains, to Freelance Web Hosting Services that I host with myself and never have had one complaint or any issues with data breaches or accounts hacked along with my clients or customers.

Take a look at other companies that GoDaddy now owns. The question is are you willing to take that risk of having your hosting with the big giant?

Acquisitions by GoDaddy

Jul-12OutrightAccounting and Bookkeeping
Aug-13Locu 
Sep-13AfternicDomain Parking
15-Oct-13Media TempleWeb Hosting Service
Jul-14CanaryCalendar Service
20-Aug-14Mad MimiEmail Marketing Service
Apr-15EltoMarketplace
Apr-15MarchexDomain Portfolio
Nov-15Worldwide MediaDomain Portfolio
17-May-16FreedomVoiceCloud-based VoIP
6-Sep-16ManageWPWeb Hosting Service (WordPress)
6-Dec-16Host Europe GroupWeb Hosting Service
22-Mar-17SucuriCloud Security
23-Jan-18Main Street Hub 
23-Jan-18Plasso 
25-Sep-18Cognate 
10-Apr-19SellbriteMarketplace
29-Jan-20Over 
11-Feb-20Uniregistry 
6-Apr-20NeustarDomain Name Registry Service
15-Dec-20PoyntCommerce Payment Solution
11-Nov-21PagelyWordPress managed hosting
23-Mar-22DNAcademyDomain name training platform
28-Jun-22Dan.comMarketplace for domain names
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LGTBQI+ Community

Website

You can checkout H.O.M.E's current website that provides a little inside of who they are and what they are all about.

The Gender Blender Drag Show

Once or twice a month House of Marvel Entertainment performs either a brunch drag show event for all ages. They also perform an evening event that is for 21+ in Manchester, NH at The Hop Knot.

I enjoy helping the local LGTBQI+ Community in New Hampshire. House of Marvel Entertainment (H.O.M.E) makes me feel like part of a family. I am Autistic and this community is a judgment-free zone.

I provide my services for free to help reach our local community with social media management. I am currently building a new website for them that I hope to have completed by the new year of 2023 which is just a few months away. 

HOME travels all over central and southern New Hampshire from Keene in the west and over to the seacoast on the east side of the state. Local businesses that look for entertainment or other outside resources to bring in my business for themselves and show their local community that they are open to anyone makes a big difference in their name (Brand) and having Drag Show events have proven to be a success like having a live band performing. 

Drag Kings and Drag Queens are just people, like you and I. HOME is a business platform that was founded by Alex Martel (AkA) ChiChi Marvel. He has a passion for what he does for work. He goes around to local schools and libraries and other events to help educate and teach those under the age of 18. 

I take photographs, do videos, and help with other things that focus on the digital aspect of the company. I look forward to continuing this project because it brings a great deal of satisfaction and accomplishment.  That is why I do the work I do because I enjoy creating and building websites, and putting together digital marketing campaigns to me it’s a lot of fun and doesn’t feel like work.

 

– Aaron (AkA) AyAyRon

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New England Covered Bridges

We are in the process of going around New England when it’s been safe enough to drive around New England to visit Covered Bridges.  This is what we have been doing since the early stages of Covid-19 to get out and see the outside to feel more normal and have something with a purpose away from daily work cooped up inside all week.

Traveling on a beautiful day usually on a Saturday or Sunday going to a variety of locations to visit, take photos and some video of these beautiful historical structures. 

We are in development of a dedicated website that is coming in 2021.  Due to restrictions of traveling in New England we are on hold to continue our travels.  We will have updates on when this project is fully up and running.

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Working With Local Entertainment

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Behind the scenes with AyAyRon MMDS live streaming and local videography services.

What's Up New Hampshire

Supporting Local Entertainment

Since May of 2019 we have been working on a project called What's Up New Hampshire that is all about supporting local entertainment in and around the State we are located in.

We help small businesses, along with local entertainment including musicians, comedians, those in the performing arts, and even artist that are looking to standout and be noticed by the type of art that connects people and moves them.

We are in the process of developing a website for this project. Quarter 1 of 2021 will be live.

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Productions

AyAyRon MMDS has connected with multiple local entertainment booking agency's and one of those local company's is Notso Costley Productions out of Hooksett, NH.

We are trying to connect with more places that provide entertainment, and have more musicians, comedians, and performing artists to be part of What's Up New Hampshire.

Having sponsors, individuals, and small businesses to be supports we can advertise more and promote and be more focused on our state, city, and communities.

Contact us to learn more about our local project.

Ellis Falls

Country Music Group

I have known Ellis Falls for over 2 years now and started working for them at the end of May 2020. 

With the promotional services package, we provided they have had more and more success online and in the local area. Plus they had an online pay-per-view event they traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to be part of back in August of 2020.

We built a brand new website, along with added social media platforms, and more.  Due to Covid-19 things have come to a complete halt and it's affected this working industry as well.

Local NH Musicians

Solo, Duo, Trio, Full Band

Small Town Stranded (STS), Justin Jordan Music, and 21st and 1st are all individuals who perform together and also some of them perform in different groups to have a variety of styles of music to perform locally. They perform for local restaurants, small venues, private events, and weddings.

AyAyron MMDS has helped them with live video streaming and videography services along with photography. We do our best to help promote and support those who work hard and enjoy what they do for work.

You can find them on Facebook by clicking on the highlighted names above to learn more. 

If you are interested in what we do please contact us.

House of Marvel Entertainment

Performing Artists

House of Marvel Entertainment (H.O.M.E) is based out of Manchester, New Hampshire. Created and founded by ChiChi Marvel. 

They are an event planning and entertainment company. I provide drag entertainers for public and private events. We have drag queens, drag kings, bio queens, and a trans king. We are an inclusive company that promotes the L.G.T.B.Q + community.