Service Partners We Recommend

This table lists many of our technology service and sourcing partners.
We stand by our recommendations so please contact us should you find
any of these businesses fail to meet your needs and expectations

Domain Registrars and Hosting Providers


We recommend GoDaddy as one of our preferred hosting and registrar companies based on price, responsiveness, customer service and performance. The only area where we would still like to see improvement is improvements in control capabilities for MS SQL databases. Also, before your sign-up for "domain privacy", make sure you really need it. We feel it can significantly increase your costs for little value.

Host Gator

If you are looking for a hosting provider that doesn't discriminate against adult content, then check out They are a full service provider with a solid reputation. They openly accept adult content sites that are properly encoded for recognition by child protection software.


Arvixe is an excellent hosting firm with good prices and strong customer service. We especially recommend Arvixe for PDG Commerce installations and DNN Evoq CMS.

Music and Stock Images

Shockwave Sound

This is an excellent resource to locate audio clips and soundtracks for animations.

123 RF Stock Photography

We've just begun using this firm for stock images. They appear more cost effective than Istock and we are hopeful they will be able to replace Istock as our preferred source.

I Stock

This site offers a massive library of stock illustrations, photos, video and audio clips at somewhat reasonable prices. They used to be one of the least expensive sources but a recent merger with Getty Images has significantly raised prices. Images are offered in various sizes for both websites and print.

Graphic Artists and Marketing Consultants

Buckledown Interactive

This company is led by Keith Morgan and is located in Columbus Ohio. They are superb at website and marketing designs. We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship partnering with them on many sites. (This company was previously named Twin Acorn Design.)

Printing and Production

Photo Color Graphix

This company can produce almost any size shape and type of digital print, stage construction or marketing display you can imagine. From backlit display systems to artwork reproduction to presentation banner stands they offer it all.

PS Print

We highly recommend this company for production of common print marketing materials like: club cards, postcards, posters, business cards and brochures. Their website offers an excellent library of pre-formatted templates for accurate printing. As a company they also have outstanding responsiveness and great pricing.

Ecommerce Platforms

PDG Commerce

This cart operates on a Unix platform and includes a direct interface with Quickbooks Point-of-Sale. It supports multiple skins which can support seasonal or holiday design changes.


This cart operates on a Windows platform (ASP.NET) with either MSSQL or MYSQL as a database backend. The user interface is great. It is our recommendation for small businesses as it is quite cost effective and feature rich.