History: Established 1996

zozo inc

09/1996 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!!!

Eosco Clock Works

09/1996 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)

Maine Guides Online

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.

SpiderNet Graphics

02/1997 SpiderNet Graphics

We started building websites for more Maine Guides, and Local Small Business…

SpiderNet Graphics

03/1997 The First Office

 

Finally moved from the Woolwich basement location to an office in downtown Bath, where we are still located today. Eventually expanding 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.

Maine Hosting Makeover

03/1998 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?

ComTel

02/2002 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!!

Ace of Space

08/2005 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.

Great Works Internet

01/2010 Acquisition of GWI's Web Hosting Division

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

Maine Hosting Rebrand

01/2012 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.

More Maine Hosting History to Come..

Maine Hosting Solutions


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