hostingDifferent is a debt-free, privately-owned WordPress managed-hosting company based in the Sacramento Valley.

Founded by Scott Benedict in October 2012, hostingDifferent sets out to make hosting a website more accessible to the masses who might not be so technically inclined through the simplicity and elegance of WordPress.

Scott has been involved in web-hosting, programming, and design since 1998 and started hosting his family and friends early in 2001. In February of 2008, Scott opened up and successfully ran it for two and a half years before selling it in August of 2010. was known for it’s superior service and fast servers. Although Scott still loved the web-hosting business, he wanted to focus on other endeavors. He continued to host privately for friends and family under the name

October 2012. Scott just couldn’t stay away from web-hosting and decided to pair his love for WordPress and his love for servers and offer simple, WordPress hosting to the masses—those who want a piece of the internet pie, but lack the technological know-how to dive in. hostingDifferent in its present incarnation is born.


Our Mission

hostingDifferent’s mission is to make web hosting accessible to everyone through a completely-managed WordPress experience allowing them to work on the creativity while hostingDifferent works on the technology.

Our Philosophy

Simply put—Clients First.

At hostingDifferent, superior customer service is our priority, every time, every day. We realize that nothing else matters without our clients and if you’re not happy, neither are we. We promise to always treat you with respect, providing honest, consistent service with every interaction with no excuses. We work hard to earn your business every day.

However, we cannot provide this superior level of service without making sure that we provide quality in everything that we offer from our hardware and software to our network.


Our Values

Service—Service is our business and we strive each and every day to exceed your expectations. We work hard to provide the service you expect, the service you deserve, the service to earn your business every day.

Quality—hostingDifferent is committed to providing quality in everything we do from our service to our hardware and network. We only serve up the best at hostingDifferent.

Integrity—honesty and integrity are paramount when dealing with a business, especially an online business. We are committed to doing business with honesty and integrity in all aspects of what we do. At hostingDifferent, that’s just business normal.

Value—combining our high quality with our superior service for a reasonable price, we provide value to our clients each and every day.

Commitment—we are committed to you, our clients, in every aspect of our business. We are committed to providing you with superior service, high quality, and serving your websites lightning fast. We take this commitment seriously.


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