You would be surprised at how often this gets brought up to our pre-sales / general inquiries – people are very concerned whether our company (or other prospects) are “going anywhere”. By this I can only assume they mean financially / going poof overnight leaving them stranded while taking their money. While I don’t blame them for asking, it makes me wonder why they would take the words from our mouth at face value (see below for more clarification).
If you were to ask a sales person for Verizon Wireless if they think you should switch to AT&T I would imagine theie response would be a “no” followed by some random sales propaganda. My point is this: if you’re concerned with something as important as a company going under, do your own research and don’t ask a sales person!
What does this mean?
It simply means do your homework. Take a peak on Google, see when the domain was registered, see when the company was founded. Is it a registered business? Do they provide you with contact information (physical address, phone, etc)? All of these are questions you should be asking / looking for when searching for a host. After you’ve done all of that, look for third party reviews of the host. By that I mean by looking on forums such as WebHostingTalk, SitePoint, V7N, and such to see what your peers have to say about the host.
This is more sales propaganda!
Yes it is, though I think it applies to everyone. We here at Hawk Host take great pride in our transparency with our customers – we’re very verbose when it comes to anything that could affect services to providing our history. We believe communication and clean business practices are the best way to grow a company – and it’s yet to fail us. Though this may seem smug (albeit, it kind of is) – I personally believe companies should take a note of how we do things (not exclusively us, as plenty of companies do). Be honest, be blunt, don’t take shortcuts, treat your customers with respect, reap the benefits.
Are we going anywhere?
Simply put – no. We’re extremely stable, both fincancially and technically speaking. We have no debts, our company is privately held, and we’re a happy bunch.
Hopefully this didn’t go too far, but I thought it was important given the current situation amongst us (economy, etc). Hopefully our customers (and future customers) can rest assured Hawk Host is not going anywhere.
**NOTE** This is purely an opinion piece by me, and does not officially represent Hawk Host.