First of all, I appluad the efforts for a totally Filipino-based web hosting company. Web hosting definitely has global visibility, so the more we can compete in this arena, the better for all of us.
Now I know I may be hypocritical (or at the very least, non-nationalistic) because my site is hosted at Dreamhost. Some may wonder why I did not choose ploghost but it may help ploghost to know my reasons:
1. The available tools. I know ploghost, like Dreamhost, has installation scripts of the various tools but it was buried in the forums. And the WordPress was version 1.0.2 when WordPress already had a 2.0 out there. Plus Dreamhost was marketing “one-click installs.” I wasn’t too sure about ploghost’s scripts.
2. Credit card payments (I am after the reward points)
3. Referral rewards
4. Cost. Dreamhost was offering at its cheapest price point ($10/month), 20GB of storage and 1TB (or 1000 GB) of bandwidth. Ploghost, on the other hand, at the same price point, was only offering 500MB storage and 20GB of bandwidth.
I hope plogHost owners take the following points constructively and realize that their competition are web hosting companies all over the world, not just in the Philippines.