Is GreenGeeks the right choice for a web hosting plan for a website designer? We were lucky enough to catch up with Shelly Peacock, owner of The Spinbird Group, to find out about her experience with this green hosting company.
With a large and satisfied client base, it’s important that Shelly her team deliver great results, including reliable hosting. Here’s what Shelly had to say about GreenGeeks.
I started in 2009 as a full time Graphic Designer, mainly for print. In 2010, I was hired by a friend to run his Media Company. This experience hurled me full on into WordPress website design. When that company went out of business, I continued on as my own entity.
The Spinbird Group specializes in working one-on-one with clients in order to make their life easier and expand their businesses online. We offer services that range from graphic design to SEO, artwork to advertising, as well as teaching computer and digital skills.
Well, not knowing where to even start, I Googled “good web hosting companies” and they popped up in the search results.
I started with a reseller shared hosting account, but as my business grew, I had to have more space, and wanted more granular control over each site’s functionality and design. Many of my clients’ sites are integrated with ecommerce features and customized designs.
No, the IP packages are in groups of five, and have a monthly charge so I have to order those as needed. The SSL certificates are contracted and charged annually, and GreenGeeks installs them for me, which is an excellent service they provide.
Yes, but I primarily have my clients register their own domain names on their own chosen account. I have run into too many nightmares from the “renaissance” of the web where developers bought the domains, and later held them hostage. My business is much more transparent.
I have a couple that are huge- and sometimes their redundant backups hang but this is from my end, not the fault of GreenGeeks’s servers or policies.
They are incredible. Specifically Ron Helms, who is my ‘go-to; guy. They go above and beyond with support, and the responses via email and chat are always very prompt, and fully resolve the issue.
Absolutely, specifically because they haven’t been gobbled up by EIG.
Note: Shelly is referring to the Endurance International Group, a huge conglomerate that owns many of the web hosting brands available on the market today.