About us

2by2host was founded in early 2006 and started its mission by working with Open Source products.

Our initial idea was to provide affordable hosting with development services. We had a very successful start and received many requests from our hosting customers to have development work done for their sites. We began building our own team of developers and designers to accommodate our growing web community.

Up to this day we have completed over 1,000 projects in the Open Source industry, contributed themes and mods for open source products that are now being used by thousands of sites, acquired another web hosting company and teamed up with a language translation agency.

Our hosting packages are suitable for a business as well as an individual site. Our customers benefit from lower hourly rates for development and design and our affiliate program has a few very helpful features to promote your site. These features are only available to our customers!

Due to the large variety of complex software products on the market we have decided to develop our own alternatives and Open Source applications that are very light in size and simple to use. Among them are: weather informer, database management utility, content and project management systems and web hosting server management application.

Today we are working on a lot of interesting projects. Two of them are a video bookmarking service that will allow people to organize videos from any resource and a simple but powerful content management system that will be compatible with various designs. We also constantly work with our business customers to mutually help each other grow.


Our office hours:

Open source sales by phone:

Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM EST

Phone open source support:

Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM EST – $150 per hour

Products support through email:

Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM EST

Hosting technical support:

24×7 via email or via our ticketing system

Our official address:

Mediumcube 2By2 Host
2885 Sanford Ave SW #41478
Grandville, MI 49418 U.S.A

Our rates:

Development rates:
Premium hosting customers – $49 per hour
GoEasy package hosting customers – $95 per hour
Other customers – from $125 per hour
Development by phone – $250 per hour
Urgent requests (incl. Sat, Sun) – x2 the rate you qualify for

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Ecological and green hosting:

We cut the use of paper in our business almost to zero!

Our banners

Below are the banners we used for advertising campaigns in the past.

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SMF v.5

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SMF v.3

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SMF v.1

Our soft

ScreenShot Utility v6

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ScreenShot Utility v1

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phpBB related

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phpBB Styles v6

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Client testimonials

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Go ahead and leave your feedback

Just some of our happy customers


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"nopic %%% John O. %%% mobilemarketingnews.com %%%

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one of the more stressful decisions allowing a third party to host your business and to trust. Our business is built around the website I would have no problem in recommending this company to othe


"nopic %%% Margot %%% residentnews.net %%%

I just wanted thank 2by2 for all their support and dedication to our website. They just helped us complete a total revamp of our website that is fantastic. Their hosting services are reliable and they are very responsive to their customers needs and problems. Five Stars!!!


"nopic %%% Gene %%% followersofthewayforum.com %%%

Shalom Aleichem,
These guys are very professional, much liked, dependable and trustworthy. It's fun, satisfying, and great doing business with them. I recommend them highly. Selah;
Administrator FOTW


"nopic %%% Toff Freeland %%% telluricsonline.com %%%

As a complete neophyte to web design, creation and management, professional help was clearly required. Over a two-year period – due to my financial constraints – 2by2 came in trumps and developed a pleasing, functional end-product.


"nopic %%% Ken Proulx %%% amceaglesden.com %%%

With this company a form or a work sheet or schedule would be nice to have, when dealing with my customers or users, who want to be in the know.


"nopic %%% Mike Scott %%% nemonews.net %%%

Have I told you how great you guys are? You are. Thanks! And thanks for doing such a good job with us and our site and always being on the ball. You're always on top of our issues, no matter how pressing or even at times ridiculous. Anyway, THANK YOU, again. 😉


"nopic %%% Alex Baker %%% costaricaticas.com %%%

The whole team at 2by2 Hosting – Jaime in particular – are outstanding! Their technical expertise, prompt service response and overall professionalism has become an invaluable asset to our business!

Choosing 2by2 has been one of the smartest choices we've made thus far – they truly go above and beyond


"davidh %%% David Hoheisel %%% icefishohio.com %%%

I am the owner of www.icefishohio.com and I am writing this referral for the guy's at 2by2host.com because they are always there when I need them because I don't no anything about computers! My site has really taken off since I moved my site to them. I started my site 3 years ago and had no idea how to place ads on my site or to keep it up and running. I still don't because they do everything for me which allows me to sell more advertising and to get out and ice fish. When I need help, I just send them an email and they either fix it or tell me what I need to do to fix it. If you are like me and need help. I highly recommend all the Guy's at 2by2host.com!


"nopic %%% Mona Zelienka %%% especiallyforyou.com %%%

2by2host had done an incredible job transitioning my site from the old company and old system to their fantastic new one.


"nopic %%% David Ellis %%% parkofthesierras.com %%%

This novice webmaster has received prompt and helpful responses to all questions. 2by2host.com is so good at customer support that we have abandoned other hosting companies in favor of transferring our domains to 2by2host.com


"lizstewart %%% Liz Stewart %%% stewartandassociates.com %%%

2by2host always responds promptly and always gets the work done quickly and accurately. Everyone we have dealt with is knowledgeable and friendly and doesn't laugh at our lack of technical knowledge! For a non-technical person, it is wonderful to know that I can count on them to do what is needed to keep my site running smoothly. I highly recommend them.


"nopic %%% Des Delatorre %%% forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com %%%

2by2host are an excellent host, all the guys are extremely helpful and have no problems at all helping where needed. Highly recommended.


"karent %%% Karen Thomas %%% petitepetpills.com %%%

I can rely on 2by2 host to get to the root of any problem I'm having with my website – most problems occur with the ecommerce portion, and since I want to make sure my customers never have a negative experience, I know that in a pinch – I can turn to 2by2 host and it will get fixed, very quickly. Their staff is knowledgeable and very professional. The service is top-notch.


"nopic %%% Robert Kiser %%% occupywenatcheevalley.org %%%

Great service, support, and development. I'm glad I chose 2BY2HOST.COM as my hosting choice.


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"nopic %%% Chris White %%% melanotanhq.com %%%

2by2host exceeded expectations spring 2012. I want to commend the team for their excellent communication & problem solving ability. Look forward to future workings with 2by2!


"nopic %%% David %%% channel19movies.com %%%

I moved my domains to 2by2host because they offer technical support that is superior to the much larger host I abandoned. Their response to questions is remarkably quick, accurate, and helpful to someone who is not particularly hosting savvy. Among the hosts with which I am familiar, I rate 2by2host's support as excellent.


"tedf %%% Ted Fleming %%% tbsn1.com %%%

I have been dealing with any number of hosting companies the last 15 years and I have found a permanent home with 2by2host. Unlike Yahoo and others where customer service is just a motto, 2by2host really lives up to it. Thanks for everything you do guys!


"petew %%% Pete Whitridge %%% afmte.org %%%

This group has great service and is always available quickly. We solved my login problems with just a few back and forth emails, then fixed. Great job! I appreciate the time you took with me one our other project. Your group has excellent customer service, great rates, and a staff that cares about the product. Let me know how I can promote your business!


"brenda %%% Brenda Bigbee %%% forum.darcyandlizzy.com %%%

To a person who is not a computer whiz, it is daunting to find yourself with a blog and a forum that is growing by leaps and bounds and you do not have anyone to help you. That was my dilemma. I tried hiring local programmers to do upgrades and changes but they had bigger jobs which took precedent, and I fully understand that. I found 2by2host.com on the internet and they have been the answer to all my needs. Not only have they accomplished all that I have asked of them, they did it quickly and for a reasonable price. Their customer service is second to none as they make sure you are satisfied. And it seems they work round the clock, as I have gotten answers to my emails at night and on weekends.If you need honest, fast service at a good price, look no further. I'm glad I found them and you will be too.


"dawnali %%% Dawn Ali %%% dawnali.com/lovinmysistas/ %%%

To anyone thinking about using the services of 2by2host.com I highly recommend that you go ahead and choose them. They are one of the most professional businesses I've had the pleasure of working with in my life, both on and off of the internet. I am very pleased with the finished product of my website, and their customer service is EXCELLENT!


"nicolem %%% Nicole Methot %%% nicolemethot.com %%%

2by2host has helped me finally put together my first website! They are so helpful and really respond to each and every question you have. They are so easy to correspond with via email and by phone and seem to be available all the time! They respond courteously, professionally and very quickly to all of my questions and advise me of how each project is coming along. I am most impressed with how quickly it all came together!


"lancek %%% Lance Kragenbrink %%% luthiersforum.com/forum/ %%%

You went well above and beyond of your call-of-duty. At this point a lot of projects have been successfully finished by you migration from the old Webwiz forum, setting us up with initial shared and then advanced dedicated hosting and building custom applications for our site.


"susans %%% Susan Smith %%% n/a %%%

I started with a rather complicated vision for a new online community. The 2by2Host team was able to intepret the site requirements (there were many) into a new and unique way to use phpBB. On top of it all, I had never used phpBB before. I'm happy with how the site turned out, and in the first 3 weeks of beta launch, we already have over 40 members. I'm looking forward to adding functionality as the site grows.


"michael_andrew %%% Michael Andrew %%% michaelthemaven.com %%%

I found 2 By 2 host when I ran into some issues with another programmer. I was looking for some very difficult and specialized customizations for my forum and couldnt find anyone who could do it. 2 by 2 assured me they could not only do it, but do it quickly. I was very pleased to discover that they were very on top of things, the project was completed very quickly and I learned that they are quite capable of just about any type of programming needs I had. I have used them countless times now for various projects and they have come through every time. I have found them to be reliable, quick, excellent communicators and offering outstanding customer service. I would recommend their services to anyone.


"rrosen %%% Rick Rosen %%% massage.net %%%

I needed a custom template created for a new Simple Machines Forum we were installing on our site. 2by2host.com did the work quickly, accurately, and with some of the best customer service I've ever received. The work was delivered on time and on budget, which allowed us to meet our deadlines and get our enhanced site up and running. What more could you ask for?


"leeudon %%% Lee %%% udonmap.com %%%

I've been a 2by2host customer for a couple of years now and I'm very happy with the service they provide. The 2by2host team are highly skilled web developers who work beyond the call of duty. I would highly recommend this team for reliable phpbb customization work.


"fadik %%% Fadi Khaddam %%% bitseek.org %%%

1. Indeed your service is as good as i expected
2. I would scale you with maximum grade as in 10! 🙂
3. I haven't recommended you yet but i will surely do that on any occasion I'll have.


“gregf %%% Greg Fisher %%% dinersnation.com %%%

2by2host has been the most reliable, yet affordable web development company
I've worked with. I struggled to find a company to deliver consistent
results for the longest time. I spent countless hours researching the
internet, but fell short on three different occasions. I currently operate
two websites (dinersnation.com and travelersnation.com) that 2by2host has
helped provide development and support. This company will take your
business to the next level with their commitment to quality and service.


“joanna %%% Joanna Smith %%% dacsnow.com %%%

A strong team with even stronger support; that’s Atlantic Silicon, Inc. aka 2by2host.com for you! I came across this unique group during the late summer of 2008 and since then they have become my extended professional family. In addition to always being there with strong technical support, even on weekends and holidays, they have provided valuable services above and beyond the call of duty. Including advice on subjects from “How do I?” to questions about servers, software, integrations, company direction, and general “What If?” scenarios. Their strong team support is always on your side to help you build your company from its foundation carrying you all the way through to its final production. And when you’ve reached the top – they’re still there! Their services are backed by a strong knowledge base, trust, technical advances, and strong loyalty to you and your Company’s goals. When your Company needs strong support and advanced IT services, they are there when you need them.


“nopic %%% Jacques S.Mailloux %%% CAPACanada.ca %%%

Excellent service, and quite fast!


“barry %%% Barry Chickini %%% brighterskys.com %%%

Excellent response to questions, emails, etc and very prompt resolutions. Extremely satisfied!


“nopic %%% Bass %%% gtcmusic.com %%%

2by2host have been managing all my needs when it comes to customizing and fixing my websites for years. extremely knowledgeable, fast, honest and very reasonable with pricing. I highly recommend them.


“nopic %%% Jimmy Stephans %%% jambababes.com %%%

Alex and crew took extra time to walk me through many tiny issues that most others would not have paid attention to. Also, follow-up questions — even weeks after service done and payment was made — are answered promptly.


“mel %%% Mel and Gail %%% paranormal and psychic phenomena %%%

It's always a pleasure to do business with 2by2host.com. Thank you for taking the worry away for us in maintaining a website and helping in a constructive, easy to understand (without technical jargon!), friendly manner. We highly recommend your service, as you have always provided excellent customer service and have dealt with any modification we have asked in a very prompt and efficient time frame. You can't beat 2byhost.com for outstanding customer service, quality and quantity at a very reasonable price! In Appreciation,


“flamenco %%% Jason McGuire %%% flamencodiscussion.com %%%

You guys run a great hosting company…. Godaddy or web.com can't come close to the personal support you guys offer. I really appreciate that.



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We buy hosting companies – Web hosting company for sale

We buy hosting companies of any size. What we require from you is a detailed list of your current customers, what the yearly income is and what hosting package you currently have active. Please contact us using the form on the right and we will get back to you as soon as possible with an offer.

The servers we are using to host your website(s)

Servers specifications

  • Processor: AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 4600+
  • Memory: 4GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • HDD1: 120GB 7200RPM SATA / 8MB Cache
  • HDD2: 120GB 7200RPM SATA / 8MB Cache
  • OS: Linux – CentOS 4
  • ControlPanel: CPanel / Web Host Manager (+ServerSecure) (+Fantastico/XController)

Supported technologies


  • Apache 2.2.11
  • php4.4 & 5.2 +
  • Python
  • mySQL 4 & 5 + phpMyAdmin
  • Postgre SQL
  • mod_Rewrite enabled
  • Full .htaccess support
  • XML
  • Exif
  • Zend and IonCube
  • GD & ImageMagick
  • ShockWave, SWF & Flash
  • POP3 & IMAP
  • Curl
  • Mp3
  • SSL: Apache Mod SSL and Open SSL
  • SSI
  • Maybe do you need something not listed here?

Basic web features

  • HotLink Protection
  • Folder password protection
  • CronJobs
  • Private CGI-BIN
  • CGI & Perl
  • Online Filemanager
  • Automatic Scripts Installer


We use Clam AntiVirus for Unix on all our servers. Some of the main features are: fast, multi-threaded on-access scanning, support for Zip, RAR, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, OLE2, Cabinet, CHM, BinHex, SIS, MS Office and MacOffice files, HTML, RTF and PDF and others, virus database updated multiple times per day. It runs weekly but monitors real time access 24×7. Users can also run the Antivirus from their control panels any time the want. There is a button that allows them to do that.

Hacker Safe:

We use rkhunter to check for the presence of rootkits or any other unwanted tools on our systems. We check for updates to it daily and run complete scans every week. All unwanted scripts are immediately removed and the owner is notified.

Discount and copuon codes

Hosting Coupon codes

2x210hosts – 10% of any hosting order
2x2php20 – 20% of any web development services

These coupons are void if any other personal discounts were provided

Partner coupon codes

Visa4BIZ – 10% of any translation/interpreting order at 1translate.com

Discount for Visa Business card holders

Description of the offer

The success of your online business depends on not only you but also
on your provider's level of expertise, customer service and reliability.
2by2host excels in all of these areas and offers you simple, affordable
and unique solutions to make your website a success. When paying by
VISA BUSINESS card you can order our professional services and get a
10% discount.

Offer Details

There are numerous technologies that can help you get maximum return
out of your website. We stay on the cutting edge of them to make sure
our customers get can use them too. We got into the hosting business
in 2003 having been technology professionals ourselves. Now, four years
later, we have also mastered our business skills and sharpened our senses
of what the customers really need. 2by2host now offers such a complete
array of services that there's no need for you to go elsewhere. We never
say no to our customers even if they ask for something that seems impossible.
There's always a way. When you use your VISA BUSINESS card at www.2by2host.com/offers/visa/
you will get great service and a 10% discount. What could be better?

How to redeem your discount

Use the following promotion code VISA4HOST when signing up for any of our services

Terms and Conditions

  • Offer only valid to cardholders Visa Business cardholders.
  • Offer valid from September 1, 2007 through 28, .
  • Visa Business card includes Visa Commercial, Visa Business, Visa Corporate, Visa Company and Visa Purchasing.
  • Offer valid only when booked and paid for with a valid Visa Business card.
  • Redemption is solely the responsibility of the merchant making the offer.
  • Purchaser must pay any applicable taxes.
  • Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.
  • You need to subscribe for at least 12 months.
  • Valid with web hosting packages only!
  • Visa reserves the right to modify or cancel any or all of these offers at any time without notice.

Case Studies

“Created single sign-on for the main site with the forum and cross browser ability to play videos. Upgraded and designed the new phpBB3 forum for NYC based video and music portal.”,
“homedigz.com” => “Built a complete online community for home improvement and decor with a directory and phpBB3 forum.”,
“foro.forosx.com” => “Created an escort directory with phpBB3 forum and design for an Italy based agency.”,
“luthiersforum.com” => “Converted from WebWiz to phpBB3 an online guitar community. Created a new ad management system and template for phpBB3.”,
“jotrust.co.uk” => “Upgraded to phpBB3 forum with a new theme and installed multiple mods for the forum of England based online cancer research organization.”,
“kompamagazine.com” => “Upgraded to phpBB3 forum and created a better ad management system for online Haitian entertainment industry magazine.”,



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Datacenter information

Our servers are located in one of the best privately owned Data Centers in Lansing, MI.

Primary technical specifications:

Network Gear

  • Cisco GSR 12000 Border Routers
  • Cisco 6509 Sup720 Core Network
  • Cisco 3550 Distribution Switches


  • Liebert Precision 22 ton up flow air conditioning units

Power System

  • 300kva Powerware 9315
  • Cummins 313 kVA Diesel Generator
  • Kohler 650 kVA Diesel Generator


  • AT&T
  • LEVEL(3)
  • Verizon
  • Savvis
  • Sprint

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Customer survey

1. On a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 represents “Extremely dissatisfied” and 5 represents “Extremely Satisfied,” how would you rate your level of overall satisfaction with 2by2host as a service provider?


2. How likely are you to recommend 2by2host to friend or relative?

Most likely


Not at all

3. What was your experience dealing with our technical support?

Very good, they fixed all the issue I have

Unfortunately something were missed

4. What is your experience dealing with the sales support department?

Very good, the answered all my questions very clear

Their replies were not clear

5. Overall, do you think you have received the most value for your money?



6. Please leave a short feedback about your experience with 2by2host


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7. If you'd like your feedback published on our testimonials section and get a link back to your website, please include your name and URL to your website below:

Your name

Your email

Your website's address

This survey will definitely help us better serve you. There are only 8 questions which will not take you more than 5 minutes to answer.

Thank you for your time.