Fifteen years ago today, Site5.com was registered. What can we give credit to for our founding?
Yep, the Nintendo 64.
Founder Matt Lightner once told me the backstory. Both he and the other founder Rod Armstrong each ran video gaming websites, and Matt decided to start reselling hosting. The biggest website was a N64 site, Rod offered to help, and they resold hosting for various other sites similar to a little gaming network. Their original plan was to resell until they could afford their own dedicated server to do a big game hosting network, but they instead decided to go the regular web hosting route. The rest is history. 🙂
Well, Site6.com was taken.
Okay, maybe that’s not exactly the reasoning. There actually isn’t any meaning behind the name; according to Rod, it just seemed to have a nice ring to it. Competitors at the time all seemed to have the word “host” in their name, so Matt and Rod decided to go with Site5 since it sounded different.
Enough of the history lesson; what about the future?
We’re very proud that we continue to innovate and expand on the original vision of providing best possible web hosting experience.
Here’s to another great fifteen years!