We’re thrilled to announce EarlyDog, our fully managed hosting on Google Cloud servers EarlyDog: managed hosting on Google Cloud

Announcing EarlyDog: Managed Hosting You Actually Enjoy

March 8, 2021

Our whole team’s been working hard on the biggest step we’ve ever taken. We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of EarlyDog, our new managed hosting service. We were born for this! The invite-only launch begins on March 30, 2021.

We’re big fans of the idea that people can change the world for the better if they aren’t distracted by things like web hosting. Holy cow, hosting’s a minefield, isn’t it? We know first hand. And even though a lot has changed over the last 20 years, managed hosting hasn’t. We think hosting can be fun and inspiring like other modern services we all use.

We’ve gone deep on Zen-like simplification of the hosting experience. Hosting’s our thing. We’re the experts and you’re counting on us to make the hard decisions. And we’ll help you decide if we’re right for you. If we’re not, we’ll let you know. We’re trying to build a great company in everything we do. Selling people things isn’t going to get us there. We want people to want to do business with us.

We distilled EarlyDog down to one plan. The plan includes:

  • Free site migrations
  • Support callbacks with screen sharing
  • 24/7 rock solid email support
  • Proactive server and site management
  • DNS management
  • Your own powerful server at Google Cloud
  • 2 CPUs
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 100 GB SSD
  • 1 TB outbound traffic
  • Free inbound traffic
  • Free SSL certificate for each site
  • Up to 10 sites per server

If you’re in the unique position of needing more CPU, memory, or traffic, no problem. For upgrades, we charge a bit more than the hardware costs us from Google.

As you might have guessed, EarlyDog is built on the modern hosting software we’re known for. Brick by brick, we’re reinventing the hosting experience. EarlyDog is the next brick.

Beyond just code, we’ve always been proud of our team and culture. We’re excited to finally also be proud of our site design and giving UX the love it deserves. In designing the EarlyDog site, we worked with the fine folks at Fell Swoop in Seattle and the illustrator Ray Dak Lam in Edmonton. The site brings us joy. We hope it does for you, too.

If you have any questions about EarlyDog, please email us at hello@earlydog.com.