And Now Some Shameless Plugging

We’ve been around now for, how long again? 15 years?

And for at least 14 of those we’ve been with the fine folks of Hosting Matters. That’s a long time, and there’s a reason for that.

First of all, their excellent service. Second of all, their great sense of humor which, considering the kind of site they’ve been hosting in my case and the sheer amounts of angry BS they’ve had to put up with because of the, ahem, tempers we tend to inflame out there with out perfectly reasonable and kind language, is quite an asset for us. You might even say that it’s been vital for our continued presence on the web.

They’re the ones who, among other things, put up a wall of “seriously, you twit?” when we had our run-in with Tits on a Chair years back (those of you who were around will remember what we’re talking about. Those who don’t? Well, it was quite a dustup, involving yours truly and some threats of frivolous lawsuits, something many lesser services would have crumpled under like a cheap suit at the bottom of an interstate pileup). They also barely raised an eyebrow when we, being the lovable prankster we are, gave you LCs the impression that we HAD been shut down on one memorable April 1st… without informing them in advance of the shitstorm of angry emails they were about to receive, a rather obvious and embarrassing omission of ours.

Putting up with my frenzied support tickets at all hours because I’d effed something up? You betcha. Installing new toys because this spoiled brat of an Emperor couldn’t stand that others had something he hadn’t? Sure. Refraining from sending sternly worded notes of disapproval when a particularly angry mob DDOS’ed the server in response to a post of ours? Why of course!

Oh, and they’ve always been more than reasonable when it came to pricing vs. sheer amounts of space/traffic etc. they offer.

Guess what? They just got even MORE reasonable, in case you’re out there wanting to start up your own little corner of the web.

Introducing the Hosting Matter Social Media Special.

Unmetered resources (that’s unmetered), free domain for the first year and their signature service. All of that for $8.16/month.

Now that’s what we’d call an offer, right there.

You can learn more about it by clicking on the image down below, and we’ll be keeping it on our sidebar for the foreseeable future as well.

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Yes, they did ask me if we’d be willing to plug them and we were like “do you even need to ask?” Besides, you should know that we wouldn’t even dream of plugging something we didn’t believe in, ever. And we do believe in HM. So if you have an itch to get on the Innartubes, here’s a chance to do so without even breaking a financial sweat.

Thatisall.

9 comments

  1. 1
    Ironbear growls and barks:

    Fifteen years, huh? As I seem to be the only one awake right now, allow me to be the first to offer my congratulations, Emperor. Long live the Rott!

    Heh. You ever miss the older, wilder days when the comment strings here used to run 24/7, and into the hundreds of comments – and commenters – per post?

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    I signed up with them Oh at least 6+ years ago thanks to your recommendations. (I mentioned your site as the referrer. “Oh yes, We know him”)
    They were my third hosting company that I’ve paid for. (The other two were ISP’s I worked for until they failed)
    I’ve rarely had any issues that required me to contact support and they’ve always been helpful and respond in a timely manner. I upgraded to the $11 unmetered forever plan a while back when mysteriously, people started actually visiting my primary and secondary sites.
    The best service and reasonably priced I’ve had and I don’t see leaving them.
    :em01: :em01: :em01:

  3. 3
    dasbow growls and barks:

    Tits on a chair. Talk about the Wayback machine. And props to me for remembering her name, even though my brain is rapidly turning to mush.

  4. 4
    L.C. Mope growls and barks:

    Tits on a Chair. Wow that brings back mammories. Recently, during the waning moments of the Trump campaign I was reminded of “The Pussy question”. For You little-leaguers out there, some halfwitted liberal socialist sent Misha I a questionnaire he had devised and mass mailed to many bloggers. His Eminence actually replied to the question “How many kittens would George Bush have to kill with a ball peen hammer before right wing bloggers would stop supporting Bush. (this was during the nascent days of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, before the Alt-Right or the CRTL+Left.) Hilarity ensued.

    I wonder if one could develop a system of Carbon Offsets from dead kittens not expelling CO2… hmmm.. that gives me an idea..

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    Special Ed growls and barks:

    Don’t remember Tits on a Chair, must have been while I was AWOL for a while. I also didn’t realize I had started visiting here so soon after the Rott went live. Stepped on over on a link from Rachel Lucas. Which was where I first read Bill Whittle, when we were both commenting at Rachel’s place.
    Good times.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Good times indeed. Rachel was the one who helped me set up the original design. Actually, she designed the whole damn thing based on some extremely vague directions from yours truly, and nailed what I was aiming for in the first try!

    And Tits on a Chair, I think poor Debs is still walking backwards from the epic bitch slappings she got from the entire Blogosphere over the course of that whole dustup.

    Never was very good at the Making Friends and Influencing People game, that one. :em05:

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    Ironbear growls and barks:

    For You little-leaguers out there, some halfwitted liberal socialist sent Misha I a questionnaire he had devised and mass mailed to many bloggers. His Eminence actually replied to the question “How many kittens would George Bush have to kill with a ball peen hammer before right wing bloggers would stop supporting Bush.

    *snicker* I remember that.

    And ah’m agonna steal that question for my new, upcoming feature: “Ask Tay!” over at DP. 🙂

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    He’s the President, there’s a kitten on his desk, he has a hammer. What more reason does a man need?

    Thanks, Mopester! That one brought back memories. And laffs! 😀

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    Ironbear growls and barks:

    As threatened, I swiped your “How many kittens would George Bush have to kill with a ball peen hammer before right wing bloggers would stop supporting Bush” question for the first installment of Ask Tay! over at Daily Pundit. Enjoy- and thanks, Misha.