About Us

About Us
About Us

Techy.

We eat, breathe, and sleep all things web. As full-time programmers and tech managers at a leading web development firm, we get paid the big bucks to know our stuff.

About Us
About Us

Straightforward.

There’s too much bad advice on the Web. There just is. So we figured, why not spend our time providing great advice, guides, and reviews that people can actually trust? Voila!

About Us
About Us

Thorough.

Building and launching sites isn’t just a hobby — it’s our way of life. No team is more detail-orientatedoriented than ours, as we go the extra step every day to be experts at what we do.

Boasting a combined 54 years of hosting experience, our experts have built and launched everything from vertical-leading sites with millions of visits to small-scale personal projects. Today, we collectively spend $1,000s monthly on hosting services and personally operate numerous hosting accounts. For the dos and don'ts of hosting, look no further than HostingAdvice.com.

Our Hosting Experts

Alexandra Leslie sits as the Tech Vertical Manager of Digital Brands Inc. She spends her time engaging with leaders in the web hosting and cloud industries, delving into honest discussions of their cutting-edge technologies. With in-depth research, expert resources, and attention to audience interest, she oversees content for The Hosting Blog and The Hosting How-To Guides. She works closely with developers, designers, and engineers at HostingAdvice.com, providing comprehensive reviews on popular products and companies, as well as the infrastructures they’re built on.

Ryan Frankel has been a professional in the tech industry for more than 10 years and has been developing websites for more than 15. With his background in integrated circuit design and digital signal processing, he has a fundamental understanding of hardware systems and the software that runs them. Ryan now sits as the CTO of Digital Brands Inc. and manages all of the server infrastructure of their websites, as well as their development team. In addition, Ryan has a passion for guitars, good coffee, and puppies.

PJ Fancher is a professional web developer with 16 years of experience. His background began with writing small web applications using Perl, PHP, and MySQL in 1998. He has well-rounded experience with all aspects of web development, from server and database configuration, to scripting, styling, design, and SEO. Today he brings his passion for web development to the team at Digital Brands Inc., helping to develop unique, high-quality, highly-optimized websites. He is ready to share his extensive knowledge and experience with the world of web hosting.

Toby Sembower built and hosted his first website in 1998, when the Internet was often annoyingly referred to as "the information super-highway." Toby is the first to admit that site was plain terrible. Nonetheless, it piqued his interest in the Web, and he would go on to build, own, and operate (and host externally) sites totaling 100+ million visits on a variety of subject matters. Today Toby is CEO at Digital Brands Inc., a fast-growing firm that owns and operates a number of popular web properties, including DatingAdvice.com, CardRates.com, DealCrunch.com, and others.

Roberto Sanchez got his start with web hosting when he was still in high school, with a Perl script to conjugate verbs on a shared host. Roberto has been involved with web development ever since, experimenting with many web languages and hosting types. Roberto is on the web development team at Digital Brands Inc., where he applies his knowledge of PHP and WordPress to improve performance for the firm's various web properties. Roberto also leverages NodeJS to develop exciting products at Digital Brands Inc. and is eager to share his experience with HostingAdvice.com users.