Laughing Squid also didn’t start out as a web hosting provider. Rather, it began as a video production company. When they started out as a hosting provider in 1998, Laughing Squid catered to artists to help them promote their work.
The company started local, creating an events mailing list for the Bay Area. They also provided publicity and design for local artists. But how do they stand up to the competition with the rest of today’s host?