We, at Avante, have noticed a gap in the web hosting market. At some point in time, all of our engineers were customers of web hosting providers and we have all noticed the same issues when looking for service. Hosting servers tend to be oversold, page loading tends to be slow, companies overcharge for an email address at a domain name of choice, not to mention being gouged for getting an SSL certificate if you plan to launch an e-commerce, which is essential. During one of our weekly meetings, someone brought up hosting providers and half the meeting time went straight to a ‘critique session’ about how they all suck. It was not long before someone proposed the idea, ‘what if we provide simple a web hosting service that doesn’t suck?’ Enter econoNet, our web host that gives everything you need to get a business or organization off the ground the moment as soon as they join. We built econoNet to provide essentials like domain registration, an-e-mail address at your domain name, and an SSL certificate—no matter what package you choose—and that’s just for starters.
We broke the offering up into three simple packages.
- E-Store, and
Essentials is just that, three premiumly styled web pages for those who just need a basic online presence with an email address. More than that, Essentials also offers a dynamic customer contact widget.
E-Store gets you up and running with an e-commerce site where you sell inventory, update your product line in real time, and start selling immediately.
Distinct is for those who need more than a basic website and more than an e-store for that matter. Distinct users need third party integration into their site such as blogging platforms, audio/video streaming, and social media integration.
Some other things we decided to throw into the mix is once you submit your logos, photos, colour scheme, we turn around a fully responsive, mobile friendly site. With more than half of all web visitors doing so from mobile, your site had better be mobile ready. Our packages include an SEO stimulus package to help edge your site in search result rankings.
And finally, the jewel in the crown of econoNet; engagement. That is where we shine. We want our hosted sites to get repeated and growing visits and to that end we work on ways to give feedback to our clients on how to cultivate and grow engagement.
Of course, all this sounds too good to be true so to fully convince users, we offered a two week money back guarantee to show we mean what we say. Naturally, our sites come with comprehensive technical support because we realize not everyone is as tech-savvy as an Avante engineer.
It is difficult to believe that web hosting clients have put up with so much unfair treatment and we saw a gap in the market and chose to fill it with something that really helps people give them what they need.