The internet is transforming small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) at an exponential pace. With every passing month, Google releases new statistics that show online (esp. smartphone) users are increasingly using the web to seek out niche content, service providers, and local shops in their area. Additionally, what could now be termed Web 3.0 has seen the full acceptance and implementation of not only “social media” into mainstream business marketing strategies, but also enterprise-level APIs and digital platforms as well, such as CloudFlare, DigitalOcean, CodeGuard, and beyond. In fact, with Web 2.0-styled SEO long been considered dead, there are now 3 things that your website MUST achieve in order to succeed:
- lightning-fast loading speed
- cutting edge security (i.e. SSL)
- support for mobile devices
But while this is surely fantastic for large companies with dedicated in-house marketing and IT departments, how exactly are SMBs supposed to keep up with the latest technology, while still finding time to run their business?
“Gone are the days when small businesses could succeed merely by getting listed in the local phone book and crossing their fingers; whatever your feelings about the internet may be, the truth is that if you don’t embrace new technology, your competitors will pass you by.”
— Jesse Nickles, LittleBizzy Founder
That’s where LittleBizzy comes in. We understand that most small business owners simply do not have the time to keep up with all the latest web technology. By breaking down the “hosting” decision process into a boutique collection of the best options available, we’ve been able to greatly simplify web technology in extremely affordable and effective ways. Our #1 goal is to make lightning-fast and extremely stable websites available to companies of all sizes.
Our History And Team Members
LittleBizzy was founded initially in 2011 as a general website management service for several clients in the United States. Although the service was based on WordPress, it was more focused on general design and marketing (SEO) services without a clear focus or sensible product list. After winding the LittleBizzy brand down for a few years and fighting off a frivolous $1 million SLAPP lawsuit filed against LittleBizzy by Neumont University — a for-profit college from Utah that was trying to censor student reviews from the CollegeTimes website — LittleBizzy founder Jesse Nickles began dabbling more in the world of LEMP server stack configuration and loading speed optimization for WordPress-based websites.
Eventually, this new focus lead to a 6+ month experiment on oDesk, the largest freelancing marketplace on the web, in which a radically new approach to managed WordPress hosting was put to the test; ultimately, the aggressive outreach on oDesk (now Upwork) paid off and resulted in a staggering amount of public praise and loyal new WordPress clients. Jesse and his team are now fully invested in growing and improving managed WordPress hosting for LittleBizzy with a narrow focus on server optimization, alongside a “boutique” collection of add-on services.
Our Web Hosting Technologies
Many small businesses might not care so much about the geeky details of web hosting servers, and that is fine! But for those interested, take comfort in knowing that LittleBizzy has partnered with DigitalOcean, the fastest growing cloud VPS provider in the world. Based purely on SSD hard drives in the fastest datacenters across the world, their system provides LittleBizzy clients with exceptional performance. But it doesn’t stop there! We also place all of our clients on CloudFlare, a revolutionary DNS technology based on Anycast TCP that not only speeds up the resolution of your domain name, but also provides very strong protection against hackers, brute force and spam robots, and full-scale DDOS attacks.
On top of all that, our team offers a boutique collection of cutting-edge web services for our clients to choose from, including Google Apps, SendGrid, and more. All hosting plans also include a free CodeGuard account which securely backs up your website files and database to remote Amazon servers every single night… now THAT is some serious peace of mind.
For an in-depth overview of our approach to managed WordPress hosting, please see our New User Guide.
Above and Beyond™ Guarantee
LittleBizzy services are all backed by our Above and Beyond™ guarantee. What this means is that our team makes a conscious effort to go beyond what the bullet points of our packages offer — whenever possible, we go farther to help your company succeed, whether it’s performing a few WordPress tweaks, emailing you a tip or useful link, or etc. Ultimately, if we aren’t making your “web hosting” easier, we are doing something wrong, so please let us know.
Company Policies And Fun Stuff
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