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Protection Pays, So Pay for Protection!

Protection Pays, So Pay for Protection!

A quick Google Search for “free web hosting” or “cheap web hosting” yields hundreds, if not thousands, of results. There is certainly no short supply of budget website hosting companies out there, making it tempting to save a few dollars by going with one of those options. But this is one instance where the phrase, “you get what you pay for,” comes into play. And in this case, you’re paying for protection.

Your website is an asset, and like any other asset you want to ensure that it is safe. With the number of security threats on the web, choosing a budget host is the equivalent of stashing your earnings under the mattress instead of a bank vault. Even worse if you collect customer data on your website. Unpaid or low cost web hosting services often leave you vulnerable to password breaches, DDoS attacks and malware. Not only are these issues stressful and resource intensive to fix, they can cost you customers!

In the end, think of this as a “pay now or pay later” situation: you can pay for the protection upfront or deal with the headache and cost of cleaning house after an attack later.

Additional Benefits of Investing in Your Web Host

While security is the main benefit of investing in a trusted, higher cost web host, there are several additional upsides:

  • Support:

    Paid web hosts are there to support you. At TTG, we’re always just a phone call away, ready to discuss any issue or question you may have. Can you say the same about Joe Schmo at Probably not?

  • SEO:

    Investing in your web hosting pays off in the eyes of Google as well. Websites with free or budget hosts often have slower loading speeds – sometimes due to the ads put on your site to cover the cost of hosting – knocking these sites down in the Google Search Rankings. What’s more, websites with free hosts are known to have more downtime – another one of Google’s pet peeves that can get your site flagged as unreliable.

Ready to upgrade your hosting? Reach out to us to discuss your SECURE options.

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Creative Director/Senior Designer

Tom DiGrazia

With over a decade and a half of professional design experience, Tom brings his knowledge of design principles and focus on user experience to every aspect of his contribution to TTG. Paying special attention to each client’s brand, personalized needs and individual interests, he strives to create compelling concepts utilizing intuitive and highly-refined design solutions. In addition to traditional and digital design work and oversight at TTG, Tom also boasts a wide portfolio of web development projects with the company, allowing him to stretch his CSS and HTML skills across multiple platforms and disciplines. He feels that being a designer in the digital landscape of websites, eCommerce solutions, email marketing platforms and social media, it is important to understand the code that goes into these areas as it assists his ability to tailor designs specifically targeted to achieve the best end result and further builds understanding and communication with backend development teams.

In his off hours, Tom is an avid pop culture enthusiast, staying up to date on the latest shows, films, comics and games. He can also typically be found taking part in a whole host of artistic activities that help him further stretch his creative legs. Regardless of the activity, Tom is always accompanied by his dog, Eli, and his cat, Tib.

Design, Photography, Illustration, Digital Imagery Manipulation, Wesbite Development

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, HTML/CSS, Wordpress


Courtney Dumont

As Senior Marketing Strategist & Analyst at Technology Therapy Group, Courtney is energized by the ability to flex both her left and right brain daily. Courtney discovered her passion for Marketing at Bryant University, where she spearheaded research on students’ perceptions of Social Media Marketing for her Honors Capstone Project. After graduating Bryant in 2012, she joined the Technology Therapy team, where she’s honed her skills in social media, search and social advertising, email marketing, SEO, and more.

Since joining the team, Courtney has created digital marketing strategies and managed campaigns for clients across the country, ranging from plastic surgery centers, to jewelry stores, to construction companies. With a cohesive, cross-channel approach and a focus on data-driven decision making, she has increased their leads by up to 217%. But Courtney doesn’t leave her zeal for social media at the office; she also runs a local foodie Instagram account with her husband to document their meals across Rhode Island and beyond. Check them out: @hoppilyfed.

Marketing Strategy, Data Analysis, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Social Media

Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Facebook Creator Studio, Instagram, Klaviyo, Mailchimp, Emma Mail, Google Data Studio, WordPress, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Microsoft Office