I own an established web design company in Ocean County for the last 25 years. We have added a data center to house our own servers and established ourselves in the internet marketing workplace. We have a rich background in this area. NetCetra, LLC has completed thousands of web site designs. And currently hosts that many web sites and business servers for various companies.
I have never, in all those years, witnessed the magnitude of what the Lazars went through more than a few times. Costs for web sites have fluctuated in the past few years Companies like Go Daddy, who offer low cost sites and hosting to start, are counting on a degree of sophistication from the client or their web designer. Using a business email address with your domain address adds credibility to your business.
We offer mail server addresses for this purpose. I always advise my clients to have a third-party email address like G Mail to add security. Unfortunately, the Lazars contracted off shore. The pricing was too cheap and there was realistically not enough time to be ready for their busiest selling period.
Unless you already have an established presence on the internet, you will not be able to develop even a local presence without using “pay per click”. Present day requirements of security certificates, ecommerce carts, ADA requirements and many more aspects, depending on your site mission, cannot be done cheaply, securely and quickly anymore.