Looking for an independent, kiwi-owned alternative to Freeparking? Hi!

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Max
25-07-2022
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We’ve never doubted that there will always be a need for a truly independent, kiwi-owned provider of domains and web hosting, and events are once again proving why.

From an industry-watcher’s point of view it can feel like local hosting companies are a dying breed, with offshoring and international acquisitions happening more and more - as we saw with Freeparking in 2020. But when you’re close enough to see the effects on New Zealand businesses and web developers, you realise that the logic of “bigger is better” doesn’t work for everyone.

The latest example of this is Freeparking’s migration onto a new platform. In recent days we’ve seen reports of everything from Freeparking customers being unable to login, to DNS problems taking websites offline, to domain management issues. All of which are accompanied by the very familiar story of a customer support system that isn’t actually supporting customers when things go wrong.

The comparisons between MyHost and Freeparking are worth a close look. From the availability of our expert engineers to our prices, the facts speak for themselves.

We’re hearing from a lot of Freeparking customers today. A lot of them had chosen Freeparking because they wanted to host locally and enjoy kiwi service. Now they have to move away just to go back to getting what they want.

An annoyingly familiar story

In a lot of ways this is quite similar to Openhost’s troubled migration onto Crazy Domains infrastructure last year. As well as being the end of a brand that had been a powerhouse of local hosting, for a lot of customers that migration was a series of painful screw-ups. We saw it as a good example of why local alternatives matter.

Openhost turned into Crazy Domains shortly after it had become part of Dreamscape Networks International Pte Ltd. If you’re a Freeparking customer and “Dreamscape Networks International Pte Ltd” sounds familiar to you, that’s because they also own Freeparking.

Do we see a pattern forming?

You can always come home

New Zealand customers don’t deserve to be hung out to dry like this, but it keeps happening anyway. If you don’t want to be given the run-around by a massive hosting that doesn’t take NZ seriously, then you’ll be pleased to know a few things about us:

  • MyHost is 100% NZ-owned and operated, and we're staying that way. (We're owned by SiteTech Group, along with sister companies like SiteHost and Domains Direct).
  • Our expert support team is mostly based in Auckland and answers tickets in minutes, not hours. We don't outsource support, so everyone you deal with is a member of the MyHost team. We're available 24/7.
  • We make it easy to self-manage your web hosting and domains through high-quality online tools.
  • We offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee.
  • Our Web Hosting packages start at $8.95/mo and our domain prices beat Freeparking’s.
  • We'll help migrate your site and domains from Freeparking (or anywhere else) - contact us to chat about that.
  • Our Auckland data centre is hooked up to hundreds of solar panels which offset thousands of tonnes of carbon every yeear.

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The comparisons between MyHost and Freeparking are worth a close look. From the availability of our expert engineers to our prices, the facts speak for themselves.

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