History: Established 1996

History of Maine Hosting Solutions09/1996 ESTABLISHMENT

zozo inc.

Established in 1996 originally as zozo inc., aka SpiderNet Graphics. – Our first domain name: zozo.com – Common! It was the 90s!!! Emboss, drop shadows, animated gifs, they were all the rage!!!

History of Maine Hosting Solutions09/1996

Eosco Clock Works

The first website built was zozo.com/ecw – Eosco Clock Works – Dan was trying to sell his custom clocks online, which went well for a while. What happened next changed the landscape of his future. People seemed to be more interested in the WEBSITE than the clocks. Gear shift; craftsman to webmaster (as we were called in 1996)

10/1996

Maine Guides Online

While visiting VisCom, the Visual Communications Expo in New York, Dan was approached by a Nikon rep stating that he was looking for a hunting guide in Maine and couldn’t find anything on the “World Wide Web”.

Hmmmmmm…. and the birth of MaineGuides.com happened shortly there after.

History of Maine Hosting Solutions02/1997

SpiderNet Graphics

We started building websites for more Maine Guides, and more Maine Guides…

03/1997

The First Office

Finally moved from the Woolwich basement location to an office in downtown Bath, where we are still located today, expanded to 2nd and 3rd floors of 122 Front St. from a single shared office.

01/1998

Getting a bit busy around here

Dan reaches out to long time friend Benjamin Burden for help. Benjamin was a SpiderNet Graphics client and produced a print catalog for Cyr Auction Company at the time. Benjamin brings the print client with him for instant sustainability, and wealth of energy and knowledge that springs SNL forward.

MHS First Logo03/1998

Maine Hosting Solutions

Benjamin never liked the name SpiderNet Graphics, convinced Dan of a name change and created our first logo and website – Maine Hosting Solutions – MaineHost.com

Remember the black and yellow bumblebee website?

comtel02/2002

Acquisition of Comtel

At the time this acquisition of 400 hosting accounts doubled the size of Maine Hosting Solutions

And thus the introduction of the FIRST Employee!!

Media Library, Logos, Banner Ads08/2005

Acquisition of Ace of Space

Dan and Ben sign papers in a tent to solidify funding to acquire Ace of Space out of Vancouver, British Columbia.

This acquisition more than doubles the client base and paves the way to the Canadian market.

01/2010

Acquisition of GWI’s Web Hosting Division

MHS acquires all of Great Works Internet’s web hosting accounts.

maine hosting solutions01/2012

Rebranding Complete

Through the fall of 2011 we engaged in a whole new branding process.

After several months of A/B testing we launched our new branding. New colors, new logo, new look and feel!

12/2012

Acquisition of Autograff Hosting

MHS acquires Autograff Hosting, a long time reseller of MHS that wanted to move away from the hosting industry to concentrate on design. We see this as a trend in coming years with several resellers.

04/2015

SEO Masters Certification

Dan and Tony complete their SEO Masters Certification via MOZ

09/2016

Acquisition of 1 to All Hosting

MHS acquires 1 to All Hosting out of Chicago, a WordPress Hosting and WordPress Managed Services provider.

04/2015

SEO Masters Certification

Dan and Tony complete their SEO Masters Certification via MOZ

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