web hosting ceo interviews

“DNSSEC Will Become a Standard Part of Any Offering Over time,” Dr. Burt Kaliski, Verisign

Change has been constant in almost every facet of life throughout the past, and technology industry is no exception. There is no uniformity in technology; it keeps on developing, improving, re-inventing itself, and in the process also changing the way it diffuses across the society. It’s always a pleasant sight to have people and organizations that support, facilitate and ensure adoption of these changes. If not for them, we’d still be stuck in the world of dial-up internet, huge computers, and rotary dial telephones. Heck, we wouldn’t even have been able to reach that world itself. And Verisign is one such organization. Through its efforts to ensure operational deployment of DANE, DNNSEC , IPv6 and many more protocols/products that seek to replace the traditional systems in place to...

“We believe in a free and open internet”-Matt Russell, Namecheap

For long, corporate entities have felt uber-cautious about getting into issues of public interest, as regardless of a company’s position, voicing support or opposition is guaranteed to spur some sort of public reaction. And why risk alienating some customers when you can simply stay mum and stick to your business? But rarely do we get to see the other side of the spectrum; i.e. the pleasant sight of companies that feel so passionately about an issue that they’re willing to share their opinion in the public sphere; howsoever risqué it may be. And Namecheap, a top-shelf American based ICANN registrar with 3 million domains is a bellwether when it comes to issues related to internet freedom and privacy. A vehement opponent of anti-privacy legislations for long, Namecheap further substantiated...

“24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days an year, we’re always open”- Andy Johnson, eleven2

With a gazillion web hosting companies out there claiming 99% uptime, unlimited resources, and knowledgeable support; cutting through jargon and making an informed decision of choosing the right web host can be a herculean task. I choose the word ‘right’ and not ‘perfect’ because the kind of web host best suited for you depends, among various other factors, on your business and the type of website you want to host. And this, I believe is a factor which makes Eleven2 stand out. They’re a great choice for just about any business and any type of website. There are companies who specialize in low-price shared hosting, and are suitable for personal or very small business websites with low traffic. And there are companies who specialize in dedicated & VPS hostin...

“We intend to build full-featured IT infrastructure solutions for SMBs”-Sergey Nevstruev, Anturis

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are growing, and with this growth, they’re changing the way they use technology to run their businesses. However, with their purse strings drawn tight and not having a clear roadmap of IT implementation, SMBs generally invest in IT in a phased manner. The problem manifolds for them as thе present market only offers solutions that are either expensive and bloated or open-source with a great need for fine-tuning and customizing. With limited knowledge of technology and their budgets tight, none of the options seem feasible for SMBs. This is where a product like Anturis comes in. Promising features at par with enterprise-level IT monitoring softwares, without the exorbitant prices that generally accompany them, Anturis sounds like a pretty solid ...

“OnApp Storage Grows as the Service Provider’s Cloud Grows”- Kosten Metreweli, OnApp

On 8 August 2011, the then $2.7 billion valued CDN market changed irreversibly. OnApp, a one year London based cloud platform at that time, grabbed the CDN market out of the hands of the big players and opened it up at prices so nominal that no one could’ve imagined. Using spare cloud capacity of hosts around the globe to provide CDN PoPs, OnApp got rid of the mammoth investment that was earlier needed to build new infrastructure. Starting with 40, OnApp now has over 150 PoPs across 40 countries in a short span of 18 months. With the recently rolled out OnApp Cloud v3.0, the latest version of its cloud platform for service providers, OnApp has established itself as a software builder which develops new features at an aggressive pace and whose progress is to be watched out for. DHN go...

“As programmers we make stuff which touches lives of so many others”-Pulkit Gupta, Softaculous

Entrepreneurship has no bar on age, but nevertheless its surprising to see some youngsters making it big as entrepreneurs. In the age where most youngsters choose a conventionally safe career path, its fascinating to find people who take first steps down new roads, having complete belief in their vision. Building an Auto Installer from scratch might’ve seemed ill-fated in an industry with big players like Fantastico and Installatron. But that didn’t stop Pulkit Gupta. Born with a silver spoon, Pulkit the teenager could’ve easily followed footsteps of his father, a textile industrialist; but then the world wouldn’t have got a product that single-handedly altered the way auto-installer market worked- Softaculous. We were lucky to bag an interview with this great guy, ...

“We don’t want to simply be a monthly bill to our customers”-Steve Eschweiler, Hivelocity

“Support is great, hardware is great, network is great, speed is great and for dedicated servers the price is pretty darn good for the total package of quality.”- says this online review by techjr on a web hosting forum. “I believe what sums Hivelocity up best is what happened when we outgrew our server setup and asked for advice on an upgrade. Rather than try to sell us a more expensive package like most companies would do, we got techs assigned to us who went through, extensively, optimization procedures to try to get even more out of our current server without costing us a penny,” -says another one by Iain. A cursory glance on the web shows unanimous praise for Hivelocity′s service not only on their website but also on on discussion forums well outside their cont...

Green Cloud Technologies Celebrates 100th Customer

Greenville, SC – February 26, 2013 – Green Cloud Technologies, a Cloud technology solutions provider headquartered in Greenville, SC, recently signed its 100th business customer, East Cooper Plastic Surgery located in Charleston, SC.  This milestone, celebrated just 10 months after the company acquired its first customer, demonstrates that today’s businesses are turning to cloud-based services that are more reliable, affordable and efficient than traditional IT solutions.  Very recently Green Cloud Technologies expanded in Florida and appointed Mr. Dan Sterling as president. This is a significant achievement and another milestone for us to celebrate. Our team has worked hard to develop the best cloud solutions on the market today.  Businesses across South Carolina, like East Cooper Plastic...

“Strong online presence is a necessity in today’s market”-Kelly Meeneghan, 1&1 Internet

If you haven’t been living under a rock for decades, there’s no need to introduce you to 1&1 Internet, Inc., one of the largest web hosting providers in the world. With strongest small business customer base in the web hosting arena, 1&1 is one of the few Web Hosting providers who have taken an initiative to support renewable energy programs and provide Green web hosting. Considering the presence of the company in 13 countries and a large number of Data Centers it has around the world, it is indeed a tough task to pull off; but 1 and 1 has done it with panache. One of the only web hosting providers to use TV to advertise its services, 1&1 recently released a new Ad highlighting must have elements for online success. So we reached out to them for an interview and the...

Domain Registrar Namecheap Announces SSL Reseller Program

Namecheap, a domain name registration services that also sells web hosting and SSL certificates, has launched an SSL reseller program that automates the purchase of SSL certificates. Now, customers can partner with Namecheap to white label and resell SSL certificates at super low costs. The move comes a couple of weeks after NameCheap selected Onepager as its exclusive website builder for customers and launched annual MoveYourDomainDay to protect online freedom. Combined with our SSL service offerings that we’ve had in place for several years, our SSL reseller program brings it to the next level, empowering those to sell SSL certificates directly and making substantial profits. – Richard Kirkendall,CEO, Namecheap. Offering a reseller program is beneficial to both hosting companies and thei...

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