Toni Allen — General Manager

Getting to Know Toni

Toni has been a webmaster since the 1990s and contributor to WhoIsHostingThis for over a decade. She’s a keen hiker and outdoor explorer based on Vancouver Island, BC Canada.

A long time nerd and webmaster, she was born and raised just south of Detroit, Michigan.

She traveled after high school, settled on Vancouver Island (Canada), and made babies. Toni published a variety of websites through the 00s and raised her children on “webmaster welfare” — aka Google Adsense.

Now she works in management and consulting for web-based businesses.

Our Interview with Toni

We asked Toni about her life and work.

How did you get into web development?

As a teenager, I created websites for my grandmother who thought the internet was “pretty neato.”

What was your first computer?

TRS-80 model 100.

How did you learn web development?

Self-taught. Plus I spent a lot of time on SitePoint forums in the early 00s.

Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Trek.

What are your favorite books?

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms.

What hosting companies have you used?

There are dozens — some no longer in business. But I have experience with: Knownhost, Dreamhost, Bluehost, Namecheap, GoDaddy , HostGator, Linode, and AWS.

I currently have a handful of websites, and am a customer of BlueHost and Namecheap.

Elsewhere on the Web

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