Fernando Raymond, Top Digital Entrepreneur and CEO of SeekaHost
Web Hosting Interview with Fernando Raymond: Top Digital Entrepreneur and CEO of SeekaHost.
- HOSTSEARCH: Tell us more about yourself and your background.FERNANDO RAYMOND: My name is Fernando Raymond and I am the CEO of digital marketing & SEO agency ClickDo as well as web hosting company SeekaHost. After completing my business master’s degree at the University of Worcester, I discovered SEO and became a digital entrepreneur and online property strategist with my two companies. My passion for the virtual property market has led me to consult hundreds of business owners with regards to SEO, virtual business branding and virtual real estate creation, marketing, and web hosting. I have been invited as a speaker at SEO conferences internationally like at the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in India and I have published several eBooks about SEO and digital strategies and solutions for virtual property and online presence management and marketing.
I am on a mission to help millions of people get online with one or multiple online properties by providing affordable hosting services with the support of SeekaHost web services and the SeekaPanel, an innovative web hosting control panel that makes domain registration, website hosting and set up as well as website management extremely fast and easy so that even digital novices can get online effortlessly.
- HOSTSEARCH: What is special about SeekaHost as a web host and what does it offer?FERNANDO RAYMOND: I would say SeekaHost is special because it has a personal character compared to other web hosts. I established it a few years back when I discovered the brilliant domain name and purchased it. With my ClickDo agency I tested various web hosts to host our own and our client’s sites and I realized that I wanted to do things differently, especially with excellent, around the clock customer service. I had a small team of web developers and designers and decided to build a variety of Web Services & Solutions that I felt would make a difference to customers like
- WordPress Website Management with different control panels including its own uniquely designed SeekaPanel,
- WordPress Malware Clearance Support, Security and Backup Configurations & Management,
- Support and Tutorials for WordPress Design, an eLearning Platform for website creation, management and monetization, SEO, and digital marketing.
- Multiple IP Hosting for Private Blog Networks and guidance on Expired Domain Buying, Management and Utilization for Virtual Real Estate Portfolios.
- Game Server Hosting and tutorials for Minecraft Gaming and Minecraft Server Management & Optimization.
- HOSTSEARCH: SeekaHost claims to be one of the best WordPress Site Hosts and Private Blog Hosts providing multiple IP hosting solutions. Can you explain why?FERNANDO RAYMOND: With SeekaHost me and my team aim to provide the easiest and fastest solution with the SeekaPanel in combination with affordable private blog hosting and WordPress Hosting Plans, so that anyone can make a start with basic website hosting for just $1. I started out with a WordPress blog, and I firmly believe that everyone can use a web presence to build something they dream of on the internet. SeekaHost offers web hosting for everybody with private web hosting for just one website or for businesses with multiple A, B and C Class IP hosting of up to 2000 IP addresses on private name servers both starting at $1. Our customers can use various control panels and blogging platforms, but with our in-house SeekaPanel they will instantly get access to install their domain with WordPress with just 1-click, which only takes 60 seconds.
At the moment this is only available for WordPress hosted sites, because it is the best CMS for SEO. SeekaHost provides customers with free access to WordPress and control panel tutorials through the knowledgebase inside the panel and instant customer ticket and live chat support. Plus, they can take SeekaHost University online courses for SEO, blogging and digital marketing skills. At SeekaHost we understand that building a successful online property takes more than just excellent web hosting and we want to do everything we can to support our customers with every aspect of website creation, management, and marketing.
- HOSTSEARCH: What do your target customers look for, and why should they choose SeekaHost's WP and PBN Hosting?FERNANDO RAYMOND: SeekaHost began with offering web hosting for business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers, consultancies, and agencies as I mainly worked with this focus group initially. But due to my passion to get everyone online, we also began targeting private people looking to create a blog or website or a game server. I would say that most of our customers look for the best WordPress and PBN hosting combined with the easiest to manage control panel for the best results for their websites. I know many business owners I have consulted do not want to lose a lot of time managing their websites.
I want to therefore enable SeekaHost customers to have the simplest, smoothest, and most rewarding experience at a good price with our 1-click WP, SSL certification and backup features in the SeekaPanel. It is equally suitable for people looking to host multiple websites as part of a network as all websites hosted inside the SeekaPanel can be managed with a few clicks. Security is a priority for us and with our WordPress and PBN hosting all WordPress website data is securely hosted with DDoS protection, Malware Scanning, 1-click SSL certificate activation and website backups. Every website owner should be in control of their web properties and our SeekaHost WP support team answers any WordPress or web hosting queries instantly via the ticket support system or live chat.
- HOSTSEARCH: Could you give us a brief tour of the SeekaPanel so that our readers understand it better?FERNANDO RAYMOND:
I would love to! From the customer feedback we have received over the years we have learned that simplicity, affordability, and quality matter the most to them. Our SeekaPanel offers the following benefits with the WordPress and PBN Hosting:
• Low and flexible rates without minimum terms and setup fees.
• Free SSL & Migration Services.
• Automatic and regular updates & backups of all website content & 1-click backup option in the panel.
• WordPress and PBN Hosting Support in the Live Chat and Via the Email Ticket System.
• Easy and fast domain registration and set up of a WordPress website in minutes.
• Unique WordPress management panel with many features that no other WordPress hosting provider offers such as hosting multiple websites with a variety of unique IPs and an integrated tracker to connect a hosted domain with Google Analytics and Clicky to access live website data.
- HOSTSEARCH: Can you clarify the difference between multiple IP or PBN hosting and WordPress Hosting and who it is suitable for?FERNANDO RAYMOND: Absolutely. I want to create more awareness about this in the web hosting community. Certain website owners manage several websites, which can be considered a so-called private blog network, short PBN. Unfortunately, PBNs have gained a rather bad reputation, because some PBN owners used their sites for black hat SEO practices like keyword stuffing, which are penalized by search engines. I want every PBN owner hosting their private blogs on unique IPs with SeekaHost to build them to a high standard with high-quality content. That is why we provide a lot of guidance on PBN management.
We understand the importance of effective multiple IP WordPress hosting aka PBN Hosting for a natural hosting profile for all the websites one owns. The diversity a website portfolio owner achieves with different A-, B- and C-class website IPs is crucial so that they appear independent of each other when search engine bots crawl them. The SeekaHost team has been doing extensive research in this field with its SEO expert team and it provides everything needed for the best WordPress or PBN Hosting plans with multiple IPs such as:
• A unique DNS (domain name server) for each domain so all information is unique.
• A free HTTPS setup with a free SSL certification to keep all domains secure and gain trust from Google and any search engine.
• Unique IP hosting from multiple international server locations providing websites with a unique footprint.
For anyone interested in this subject, they can find more information here: https://www.seekahost.org/multiple-ip-hosting.
- HOSTSEARCH: You offer PBN hosting with Private Name Servers and Custom Name Servers, can you explain this in more detail?FERNANDO RAYMOND: Name Servers are classified into two categories as Custom Name Server & Private Name Server/Child Name Server. The Custom Name Servers will be common for all the accounts under a server which have the domain name of hosting company with the prefix as ns followed by a number. Private Name Servers/Child Name Servers will be the same as the domain name. For example: If your domain name is example.com then your private name server will be ns1.example.com & ns2.example.com. So, it will be unique for each domain, and it appears as a unique domain for search engine bots.
The disk space and server location are key factors here for the best performance of PBNs. Hence why we advise our customers to opt for a hosting plan that offers the disk space they may require for each website. If they are hosting up to 2000 sites, they will certainly need 1000 GB, which we offer with our Premium PBN hosting plan. Within the SeekaPanel customers can check each website’s disk space usage. Red will indicate that it is nearly full and that they need to upgrade their hosting plan to continue to have their website load as fast as possible. We are working on a notification email system, informing customers as soon as possible.
- HOSTSEARCH: Prompt and timely customer support is very important in web hosting as any second a website is offline is a lost second. How does SeekaHost ensure that customer care is available immediately?FERNANDO RAYMOND: This is very true! I have experienced many web hosting problems in the past while working as an SEO consultant hosting my websites with various web hosts. Through several incidents I realized the importance of immediate customer care services especially when it comes to hosting websites. Websites can experience various issues 24/7 and as a website owner you make a loss with every second that the website is not accessible online. I therefore hired highly skilled and well-trained customer support staff at SeekaHost to provide our customers with instant support in the live chat and ticket support system.
It is vital that they can offer technical advice and act fast when a customer reports any hosting issues. We also respond quickly via messenger services on social media channels such as FB, if customers panic and require reassurance that we are working on solving their problem as quickly as possible. Our Trustpilot and Google Business reviews reflect this, and I am immensely proud of our excellent customer support as even I speak to customers in FB groups I manage such as the PBN Demystified group for example. I want SeekaHost to be a web host that truly cares for every single customer and their web properties to make them their biggest success.
- HOSTSEARCH: You create a lot of awareness about the digital transformation. Please share the importance of content and digital marketing in this age and time with us with regards to virtual properties.FERNANDO RAYMOND: Having witnessed how more operations have moved online in the post-pandemic world, I strongly believe everyone should own a web property to further their lives, careers, and virtual presence or even help others. So many of our daily operations have moved online such as banking, shopping, communicating, working, exercising, entertaining etc. Why not have an internet property with a web address just like a physical address? To me it totally makes sense for the following reasons:
- Job recruitment is moving online.
- The use of the internet and digital devices is increasing daily worldwide, just check Statista quickly: over 4 billion active internet users worldwide in Jan 2021of which over 90 percent accessed the internet via mobile devices.
- 30 percent or more of global Internet users mainly find businesses, services, products, or information online with the help of search engines with Google as a market leader.
- Increasingly more wealth is accumulated on the internet with cryptocurrencies and valuable virtual real estate.
It is therefore a no brainer that building and managing a digital real estate is just as important as having a smartphone or computer. I am so passionate about helping ordinary people that may have never even heard of web hosting or WordPress like me 10 years ago so that they can easily, cheaply and speedily start a blog or website with SeekaHost and the SeekaPanel. But their website will only be successful if it can be discovered on search engines or via popular social media channels. Digital and content marketing skills play a vital role in achieving this and they can be learned for free with the digital marketing eLearning platform SeekaHost University I have founded. Me and my expert team share everything we know about SEO, content publishing and writing and online marketing here. These skills have helped us grow and rank websites also for monetization.
- HOSTSEARCH: Any other information you would like to share with our audience today?FERNANDO RAYMOND: I want to urge you to get online and build something valuable on the internet for your future. This could be in the form of an online portfolio for career progression or a blog to create awareness about something they deeply care about. And it could of course also be the start of an online business which we have published many guides about on the SeekaHost Blogs. I left university not knowing what I could potentially achieve and what I love about the internet is that it offers endless possibilities – everyone can chase their dreams here and establish something meaningful and impactful. As a successful internet entrepreneur and businessman who started out with one WordPress blog I can assure you that anything is possible.
For a brief demonstration of how easy and intuitive the SeekaPanel navigation and website set up is, please see this short video: https://youtu.be/05JQSlxzCVw
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