Well, we survived the eclipse, but are we sure that our websites will survive all the additional attacks by the onslaught of new hackers. As the Apostle Peter wrote about the many fiery trials that would inflict the Christians, the modern-day hackers may not have been in his mind. Yet, the hacker’s motives for harming the children of God by destroying their websites and the messages that they believe are from God would no doubt be the same. The devil and his minions have tried to silence God's children from the beginning through many and various trials and persecutions. It's no different in our day. The enemy simply does not want God’s message propagated in the world to save fallen humanity. We first experienced it in our churches; we now experience it on the world wide web.
After retiring from my pulpit ministry, I took up the pen and later the keyboard to allow God’s message to go well beyond the walls of the local church. Six years ago, I was but a novice when it came to computers and websites, but after 5.2 million visitors on my website that was all about to change. I started to feel the intense heat from those who didn't want to hear the truth, that was clearly demonstrated by the many cyber-attacks daily attempting to bring my websites down. It was then I received a calling to help not only myself, but the Christian community to stand against this evil. To not allow it to cripple our online ministry. To start our own hosting company with extra security measures not typically offered at other hosting companies and the ones that do, their prices are beyond our budget.
After months of discussion and planning with my oldest son, who at one time owned his own ISP (Internet Service Provider), we decided to launch our own hosting company with additional security measures designed to stop the hackers in their tracks. After much prayer and discussion, we realized that stopping the hacker would not be enough for our fledgling churches and online ministries, we also needed to improve their search engine ranking with Google. This ranking should be important to our ministry because it will allow more people to find our websites, thus giving them an opportunity to hear your messages about your church, ministry or business. So, we have also put a lot of effort into performance utilizing webpage and image optimization for enhanced page load times. We also give you the best consultation for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) best practices. Furthermore, we have seen how important it is to have a website that is both creative and functional designing some of the best website templates available at a reduced fee.
It took a few bumps in the road to solidify our need for this new ministry. It was three years ago that I had my website hacked as a customer of one of the largest hosting companies in the world. This was my first wakeup call that my messages were not well received by the enemy and that even this large well-respected hosting company could not stop the attack. I was told that my site was on a server with hundreds of other sites and apparently one of those sites got hacked making it easier to hack other websites on the server. (This common problem for hosting companies is not possible on Christian Host because each site is isolated on the server making it impossible for the attack to spread.) So, the following three years I bounced from one hosting provider to another experiencing down times, damaged files, horrible support, and one time having my website completely hosed, not to mention the very poor performance of my website, which dropped my ranking with Google significantly. It was time to find our new calling.
This finally became a dream come true and a wonderful blessing from the Lord. Not only do I have the assurance that my websites are secure, I also have the assurance that I have the best performance and ranking possible to spread God’s message to a dying world. Let me say we all have a ministry in these last days to get the truth out to as many people as possible. If you have never considered starting a website allow us to give you that opportunity. In conclusion, let me share some statistics. I have discovered that social media alone will never accomplish the task of getting God’s message out to fallen humanity. Having over 5,000 followers on Facebook, on my best days I might get 200 likes (usually a photo of my wife), but with my website I easily get 1,600 unique visitors daily (or 49,600 unique visitors per month) and that number is growing. Friends, if you have a heart for the lost, or want to grow your Ministry or your business or just want a blog then allow us to help. I hope that you can see, that for us, this is both a business and a ministry to help God’s children. May God bless our efforts.