I just got mailbombed on Christmas Eve. And my web hosting company's owner has been IMing me while he fixed things. That inspired me to repost here a review I originally put up at http://www.monashreport.com/2007/12/...s-web-hosting/
So here goes, with the bulk of the post:
Originally Posted by The Monash Report
Web hosting companies typically go through the following stages:
1. Early days, when the tech-knowledgeable CEO personally takes care of customers’ problems.
2. Healthy growth, in which a small staff watches over customers with almost the same care as the CEO would.
3. Growing pains, when the tech-knowledgeable CEO takes care of a few customers’ problems after the too-new staff botches them.
4. Impersonal success.
is still very much in Stage 1. So far as I can tell, they only manage two servers (possibly at two different data centers). And the only reliable support comes from CEO Jon McAllister, who also has a day job. But that’s enough. He’s available long hours by IM or cell phone. And when he isn’t, a cell phone page usually snags him.
Best of all, “they” — i.e., Jon — go way above and beyond the call of duty in service. Moving files? Installing software? Repairing a database? It doesn’t matter whose fault the problem is — if I’m in need, he takes care of me. And no doubt he’d do the same for anybody else. Writing this review — without even a paid referral program (sigh) — is really the first favor I’ve ever done him.