About Us

Alaska born, Seattle raised

Originally founded as Kaidok Technologies in 1999, Hostdango perpetuates a level of excellence our customers have grown accustomed to over the years. Our professionalism coupled with superb technology rivals any of the mega-hosts. One of the countless things you’ll notice that differs is our attention to detail when it comes to customer service. Don’t take our word on it, here’s a number of testimonials from satisfied customers.

Where and when our journey began: 1999
Are we really from the past? Did Doc Brown find us with his time machine? Well, maybe the former. Perhaps not the latter but we’ll let you be the judge of that.

Our journey starts in March of 1999 in the 49th state: Alaska. Our name was EmIsle.com. This name didn’t last us very long. We used this name because it was handy. We owned it. We weren’t doing anything else with it. We decided it was low risk and easy to build a web site on it. We found that selling web hosting using a name such as EmIsle.com was about as easy as selling ice to our friendly neighbors to the north. The far north. It was about 10 months later and we were in the market for an identity change as we were quickly discovering the challenges of what it is we had gotten ourselves into.

In late 2000 / early 2001, we put on a new set of boots and Kaidok was born. We needed a way to separate web design from web hosting as we were serving two very different groups of customers for two different services. After a quick consideration, we decided that it would be best to offer web design under the moniker “Kaidok.com” and web hosting under the domain name of “Kaidok.net”. This served us and our very diverse growing customer base well.

We continued to grow throughout the early 2000’s and decided that we needed something a little easier to market was in order. With that, HostDango.com was born in 2007. After over a year of contemplating services, our own identity and perhaps an improved offering of services, the HostDango.com web site went live in 2008.

So, there you have it. We really, really mean it. We’ve really been offering smarter web hosting since 1999. Through all of the name changes through the years, it’s been the same people doing the same jobs with the same loyal base of customers. The only thing that has changed have been improvements to our services offerings, our level of customer service and our knowledge of our systems and products. We were built from absolute ground zero in 1999 and are very proud to still be here today.


On behalf of Rage City Rollergirls, we have been very happy with our website hosting provided by HostDango.com. Tech support questions are answered thoroughly and right away. We have not experienced any down-time that we’re aware of, which means our thousands of visitors find us when they want us in cyberspace.
– Rage City Roller Girls

Cult of Not-Doing Leather loves HostDango.com … affordable packages for the small business owner, with excellent support and website tools, including cPanel tool for managing security, mailboxes, and lots of other goodies. I like the flexibility, affordability, and consistency of support I get.
– Cult of Not-Doing Leather

HostDango.com has provided the best resources for web hosing since we have been online. The customer service is second to none, and on numerous occasions we have received help during off peak hours, weekends, and even holidays. No other company has ever offered so much and we appreciate everything that HostDango.com has provided us with. We refer everyone to HostDango.com for all their web service needs. Thanks HostDango.com for being the best and giving us customers the best services available.
– WrestleWare

I don’t know where I would be without Hostdango! When my website started seeing huge traffic numbers, I didn’t know what to do. My site was hosted through a different company and they were impossible to get a hold of when I needed them most. More importantly, their expensive servers couldn’t even handle my traffic levels. Lucky for me, I got Hostdango on the phone and they saved my site in less than five minutes! They provided me with a dedicated server that could handle over 1 million hits a day! The next day, their server was put to the test with the highest traffic volumes my site had ever received (over 50K/hour)… they passed the test with FLYING COLORS! Hostdango web hosting is something that can’t be beat: Great Value with PRICELESS customer service! They came through for me to such an extent that they even made the news! I am incredibly grateful for Hostdango!

-Co-founder JoinTheImpact.com

HostDango has been amazing in its services provided to us. The tools are easy to use and the connection speed is very fast. Manually integrating our software for a professional blog, wiki, and bug tracking software has been extremely easy and virtually painless. We haven’t noticed any down-time since our site went live in March 2008. HostDango’s support has been phenomenal and very helpful. We look forward to the improvements they’re making and the new features being added to their online admin tools suite.
– Shipwreck Game Studio

For the past 9 years I have been a customer of hostdango.com, and a very satisfied one at that! Unlike other web hosting services I have used in the past, when I have a question/comment/issue there is always a real person there to answer me in a patient and courteous manner. That means so much to me, as I am not the most tech savvy person out there. Navigating their site is very user friendly as well as easy access to my account and other relative information. In a time where the mantra, “you get what you pay for”, is heard around the globe, it is refreshing to know that with HostDango.com, you get a lot more.
– The Emerald Isle Talker