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80% of your success comes from 20% of your effort

January 2, 2014 by · Comments Off on 80% of your success comes from 20% of your effort 

Let’s face it, running your online business or hobby site requires a lot of time. Since time is a premium, you should focus your efforts on the tasks that bring in the most revenue for your business.

That’s why you should focus on the Pareto principle:

The Pareto principle states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.

Business-management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who observed in 1906 that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population; Pareto developed the principle by observing that 20% of the pea pods in his garden contained 80% of the peas.

It is a common rule of thumb in business; e.g., “80% of your sales come from 20% of your clients”. Mathematically, the 80-20 rule is roughly followed by a power law distribution (also known as a Pareto distribution) for a particular set of parameters, and many natural phenomena have been shown empirically to exhibit such a distribution.

So how can you use the Pareto Principle to make more money?

1. Stop being a server admin.

Yeah, it’s fun to install, configure, and troubleshoot applications you want for your website. However, doing this is zapping your effectiveness.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been dragged into productivity killing tasks involving troubleshooting web applications I’ve installed or my employees need help with.

Quite simply… installing, configuring, and troubleshooting should be left to the pro’s. You should be focusing on what you do best – growing your online business.

After all, if customers aren’t coming through the site, then you aren’t making money, right? Read more

Hosting Ireland Launches Cloud VPS Virtual Machines

July 17, 2013 by · Comments Off on Hosting Ireland Launches Cloud VPS Virtual Machines 

Hosting IrelandWaterford, Ireland – Hosting Ireland, one of Ireland’s specialist cloud hosting companies, has now introduced a new range of Cloud VPS Virtual Machines to replace its existing VPS product line.

Hosting Ireland announced in 2012 the adoption of the CA AppLogic platform and the launch of its Cloud Servers.  A further development of it’s cloud portfolio now includes the launch of four Cloud VPS Virtual Machines.

“Our cloud platform means we have the flexibility to continue to develop new products and continue to enable customers’ movement to the cloud and make the benefits of cloud services available to more and more clients.  In particular our Cloud Virtual Machines will accelerate customers web deployment, time to market and lower costs,” said Jonathan Bate, managing director, Hosting Ireland. “Our Cloud Machines deliver exceptional power and value for money”

Hosting Ireland’s Cloud VPS Virtual Machines come in four packages, setup is free and you can upgrade or downgrade anytime.  There is a choice of operating systems, full root access and support from Hosting Ireland’s technical team is only a phone call away. Read more

Generous Black Friday/ Cyber Monday VPS Hosting Deal Announced by Superb Internet

November 15, 2012 by · Comments Off on Generous Black Friday/ Cyber Monday VPS Hosting Deal Announced by Superb Internet 

Seattle, WA – A giant true cybersale is being held from the Friday prior to Black Friday through Cyber Monday by Superb Internet, a leading Internet hosting company with clients around the globe.

The Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting company is offering 50 percent off all VPS packages during the ten-day after-Thanksgiving sale.This cements their largest VPS discount to date. Superb Internet also has promotions on dedicated servers, web hosting, managed hosting and colocation in the Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C. areas.

The discount is valid on both Linux and Windows VPS plans which are already priced to sell, starting at $25 per month. Superb Internet stands by their platform with a 30-day money back guarantee. Hosted on Dual Xeon servers with fast RAID-10 disk arrays and max RAM ensure speedy and reliable performance. Superb Internet also guarantees availability of base plan resources and provides burstable RAM (double what is guaranteed when resources on the server are available) and full root access plus remote rebooting.

Linux VPS customers also are eligible for additional bonuses including free Parallels Plesk 11, $6.99 off cPanel plus WHMCS, two additional IPs (in addition to the two IPs included), $5 off cPanel, $5 off WHMCS or an extra one month free VPS after one year of service.

With an industry-leading 100 percent network uptime SLA and partnering with SolusVM for the ultimate VPS experience, Superb Internet features OpenVZ virtualization for Linux VPS and Xen virtualization for Windows.

Marketing Manager Rich Norwood had a lot to say about Superb Internet’s largest Black Friday/Cyber Monday discount. “Last year we focused on dedicated servers with much success. This year we have ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ deals for all hosting products.”

Norwood quipped, “Superb may need to load-balance its own website just to handle the traffic. This truly is going to be fun to watch.”

About Superb Internet
Since 1996, Superb Internet has been consistently recognized as a premier web host by leading trade organizations and publications, such as FindMyHost and Web Host Magazine. Earning accolades in all key service areas—including customer support, managed dedicated servers, and reseller services— Superb Internet provides a complete range of managed web hosting solutions.

The company serves clients in more than 150 countries worldwide, providing virtual shared web hosting, dedicated & managed services, and high-volume, mission-critical high-availability geographically-dispersed cluster solutions.

KnownHost Expands with New East Coast Datacenter

December 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on KnownHost Expands with New East Coast Datacenter 

Web Hosting ServicesKnownHost LLC announced today that it expanded its VPS offerings to include a New Jersey-based datacenter.  The addition joins its already-established locations in Texas and California, and is the company’s third major datacenter brought online in six years.

The development comes on the heels of the firm’s news earlier this year that it now monitors 201 physical servers, placing it as the number-one webhost among the HyperSpin rankings for reliability and uptime.

According to the newest figures, KnownHost achieves a 99.967% uptime ranking, exceeding the 99.954% benchmark that HyperSpin considers to be a reliable webhost.

“Our growth is allowing us to rapidly invest in more managed virtual private server offerings,” said Justin Sauers, CEO at KnownHost LLC.  “Adding our third datacenter allows our customers to have more flexibility and reinforces our commitment to providing the best products and the most reliable support in the industry.”

Congruent with technological trends in managed VPS systems, KnownHost is recognizing the benefits of investing in the use of additional datacenters.  The Data Center Journal noted in June that according to the Uptime Institute’s inaugural datacenter-industry survey, “nearly two-thirds of respondents (60%) expect to upgrade/renovate an existing datacenter or construct a new data center within the next three years.”

As such, KnownHost has selected a leading datacenter provider in Piscataway, New Jersey, that was ranked by Inc. magazine as a fastest-growing company in America, that holds a certification for operating effectiveness, and that has the resources for world-class support within the surrounding New York City metro area.

KnownHost has been consistently ranked as a top Managed VPS Host in the HyperSpin rankings over the previous four years.  It also received a 2011 Editors’ Choice Award from the Web Hosting Directory and Review site FindMyHost.com, which bases its recognition on both editor-level and consumer-level reviews.

For more information about VPS hosting, email sales@knownhost.comRead more

ServInt promotes Kevin Nicastro to Vice President of Innovation & Technology

October 26, 2011 by · Comments Off on ServInt promotes Kevin Nicastro to Vice President of Innovation & Technology 

Web HostingMcLean, VAServInt, a pioneering provider of managed hosting for enterprises worldwide, today announced it has promoted Kevin Nicastro to the new position of Vice President of Innovation & Technology. In this position, Nicastro will lead the design team responsible for all of ServInt’s hosting-related technological innovations and new product deployments. Nicastro reports directly to ServInt Chief Technology Officer Matt Loschert.

Nicastro joined ServInt in 2004 and for the past year has served as ServInt’s Director of Engineering. He led the teams responsible for designing and building ServInt’s core networks, validating new cloud-based hosting systems, and managing its data centers.

Nicastro has nearly 20 years of experience designing innovative data networking, storage and hosting systems. He has built and supervised the management of numerous regional and nationwide IP networks, as well as multiple data centers worldwide.

“Kevin has been an invaluable asset to ServInt,” said Loschert. “He has been at the core of all our growth-focused engineering innovations – from our highly redundant, super-low-latency networks to the rapid expansion of our hosting infrastructure. In this new position, he will lead an expanded team of our brightest product engineers – a team that is exclusively focused on designing products that we believe will revolutionize the managed-hosting industry.” Read more

KnownHost Now Monitors 201 Servers

October 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on KnownHost Now Monitors 201 Servers 

Web HostingPhoenixville, PAManaged VPS Hosting provider KnownHost LLC announced today that it now monitors 201 physical servers, placing it as the number-one webhost among the HyperSpin rankings for reliability and uptime.

According to the newest figures published by HyperSpin, KnownHost achieves a 99.959% uptime ranking, exceeding the 99.954% benchmark that HyperSpin considers as a reliable webhost for just one server. KnownHost boasts 200+ servers so this speaks loudly of the service provided with a core focus of uptime.

The announcement closely follows a milestone for the company – building its 11,111th VPS – and also comes on the heels of a major upgrade to all of its VPS and Hybrid Servers earlier in the year. Many customers continue to enjoy the increased resources from that upgrade, including more memory, more disk space and higher bandwidth, and all for the same investment. The firm has also doubled its bandwidth on all existing Dedicated Servers.

“We are excited to achieve another major milestone this year,” said Joel Neimond, Vice President of Sales at KnownHost LLC. “Demand for virtual private servers continues to grow and we’re meeting that demand with our commitment to monitoring over 200 servers. We’re providing the best value to our customers, with the best uptime and reliability available in the marketplace.”

In alignment with demand, industry sources are continuing to measure the benefits of using a VPS.

CodeHill, a blog about the management of websites, forecasted the 2011 outlook for the segment like this: “More and more small and mid-sized businesses are turning to the web in order to reach their customers, exchange information, understand market trends, and conduct day-to-day business. To do this, they are turning to virtual private servers, or VPS. This type of server gives the appearance and capabilities of running their own dedicated machines, while not having to worry about the high costs associated with real dedicated hosting.”

The blog continued to share that: “The cost of personnel to maintain the dedicated company server, energy, and equipment all add up. These costs are something small and medium sized businesses just can’t afford. Hence, 2010 was the year when virtualization deployments saw an increase of 28%, with a borderline 50% adoption rate for production.”

KnownHost has been consistently ranked as a top Managed VPS Host in the HyperSpin rankings over the previous four years. It also received a 2011 Editors’ Choice Award this month from Web Hosting Directory and Review site, FindMyHost.com, which bases its recognition on both editor-level and consumer-level reviews.

For more information about VPS hosting, email sales@knownhost.com. Read more

ServInt introduces cloud-based Java hosting services through partnership with Jelastic

October 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on ServInt introduces cloud-based Java hosting services through partnership with Jelastic 

Web HostingMcLean, VA – ServInt, a pioneering provider of managed hosting for enterprises worldwide, today announced it is the exclusive North American launch partner for Hivext Technologies’ cloud-based Java development platform, known as Jelastic. ServInt also announced the North American launch of a limited-time, free beta test of the Jelastic PaaS platform.

Jelastic is a powerful, cloud-based platform that allows users to set up auto-scaling Java applications in seconds. No installation or configuration is needed, as Jelastic automatically installs, configures and interconnects server instances with selected software stacks. No API coding is required, and Jelastic is compatible with a wide range of industry-standard software stacks.

“As the world’s businesses increasingly migrate their IT operations into the cloud, ServInt provides cloud-based products that look beyond hype to offer real operational value,” said ServInt Founder and CEO Reed Caldwell. “Jelastic’s revolutionary cloud-based Java platform is one such product, and we’re thrilled to be the exclusive North American launch partner for the offering.”

Caldwell continued, “With Jelastic, putting a Java app in the cloud is as easy as pointing to a java.war file – Jelastic takes care of everything else. There’s no server or OS to maintain, and resources auto-scale as needed, with easily configurable caps to ensure the user stays within budget. We believe it’s a true game changer.”

Hivext Technologies CEO Ruslan Synytskyy said, “When we began looking for a partner in the North American business-hosting market, ServInt was at the top of our list. They have unparalleled expertise designing and deploying virtualization technologies, 16 years of experience serving the needs of the business-hosting market, and a customer service group that is the envy of the industry. We couldn’t be more satisfied with our choice of hosting and distribution partner.”

Java developers interested in signing up for the free Jelastic beta can do so at www.servint.net/jelastic. Read more

A2 Hosting Releases Their Exclusive A2 QuickInstaller

August 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on A2 Hosting Releases Their Exclusive A2 QuickInstaller 

Web Hosting ToolboxAnn Arbor, MI – A2 Hosting has announced the launch of the A2 QuickInstaller on their VPS Hosting packages. The A2 QuickInstaller makes it easier than ever to install the most popular developer tools to a VPS in a matter of seconds. The A2 QuickInstaller is available exclusively at A2 Hosting.

VPS users who SSH into their account get immediate access to the A2 QuickInstaller. Django, Grails and Zope are just a few of the tools available for install. Users just select which one they would like to use and the A2 QuickInstaller installs and compiles the tool in a matter of moments. Customers can even suggest solutions they would like added to the A2 QuickInstaller. Read more

ServersAndDomains Launches Cloud Virtual Private Servers

July 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on ServersAndDomains Launches Cloud Virtual Private Servers 

Hosting ServicesLos Angeles, CA – ServersAndDomains, the Los Angeles-based host of over 100,000 websites is proud to expand their product line with the introduction of Cloud Virtual Private Servers (VPS).

Ideal for customers who have seen their web needs outgrow the limitations of shared severs and for Resellers who have outgrown their client base.

Cloud VPS service from ServersAndDomains offers Unmetered bandwidth, 100% uptime, no setup fees, no contract and the flexibility of the dynamic cloud and uninterruptable upgrades.

Starting at just $15.00/month, with a 2 Day FREE Trial to celebrate the launch of the service, Cloud VPS is as affordable as it is powerful.

Cloud VPS service from ServersAndDomains is powered by VMware and Parallels Virtuozzo, and the industry leading PowerPanel with Plesk or cPanel control panels which allows users to manage their server with a seamless, simple interface. This is the kind of customer-friendly experience ServersAndDomains customers always enjoy and have grown to trust.

“The reason we have been so successful is because we build our technologies with our clients in mind and around their needs” said Gary Aslanyan, Chief Technology Officer at ServersAndDomains.

“We are also very thrilled with our Cloud VPS, which gives our customers the ability to continue services with us and grow their needs and business and keep the great customer service we provide” said Aslanyan.

For more information about ServersAndDomains, visit www.serversanddomains.com.

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AYKsolutions Announces Linux Mint Operating System Sponsorship

July 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on AYKsolutions Announces Linux Mint Operating System Sponsorship 

Hosting ServicesSchenectady, NY – AYKsolutions, a New York-based market leader in the field of dedicated server hosting, shared hosting, and virtual private server (VPS) hosting, announced today a generous new sponsorship plan to support the ongoing growth of Linux Mint operating system. AYKsolutions is happy to encourage further development within the Linux community and hopes to help Linux Mint reach as many users as possible.

“Linux Mint is a great, free, and actively supported operating system that is easy to use and light on resources,” says Artyom Khmelnitsky, President of AYKsolutions. “With the popularity of the Linux operating system growing at an incredible rate, we are proud to offer two servers at our Denver data center facility, which Linux Mint currently uses for its repositories. This is an exceptional opportunity for us to give something back to the Linux community that we depend on so heavily in the hosting industry, and we are excited to be involved.”

Started in 2006, Linux Mint is a free Linux based operating system distribution that boasts flexibility, responsiveness, and a wide range of supported software packages. Linux Mint is the second most popular Linux variant in the world and the fourth most popular operating system overall, after Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS, and Canonical’s Ubuntu. Distinctively, Linux Mint offers centralized software sources in a similar style to the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace, allowing Linux Mint’s users to easily browse, download, and install new software as well as application updates. As a direct result of this centralized approach and stunning growth in popularity, Linux Mint now requires a “best of breed” dedicated hosting solution to cater to its users, provided by AYKsolutions.

“With millions of users and a significant increase in our user base this year, our existing servers in Germany simply could not handle the amount of data needed to serve our users efficiently,” says Clement Lefebvre, Founder of Linux Mint. “When thousands of users hit the same server at exactly the same time, you need not only a server that can handle the processing of the information with RAM and CPU, but also, most importantly, a server that can output that much information at a time. The servers provided to us by AYKsolutions respectively serve 100Mb and 1Gb of data per second, enabling us to meet the ever increasing demands of new and existing Linux Mint users.”

There are many varied elements that can have an impact on the overall performance of a web hosting service, and it is common to find a service range that excels within one area but falls short elsewhere. For example, on hosting accounts that provide incredible connectivity features within a facility, a strict bandwidth restriction may be imposed to limit day-to-day usage. Linux Mint requires a dedicated server hosting solution with consistently high performance across all aspects of the hardware. AYKsolutions currently offers competitive hosting services in ten data centers worldwide, with disk space of up to four 1.5TB hard drives, RAM of up to 128GB, and 10Mbps/100Mbps/1Gbps dedicated uplink. This incredible specification is offered with unmetered bandwidth, allowing customers like Linux Mint to benefit from the full capacity of their hardware without the fear of usage restrictions.

“One of the most valuable aspects of the servers provided to us by AYKsolutions is unmetered bandwidth,” says Linux Mint’s Lefebvre. “This means that we can focus on improving our operating system, enjoy the benefits of its success, and see our user base grow even more without having to worry about not being able to serve them.”

“AYKsolutions is honored to be one of the core server providers for Linux Mint,” adds Khmelnitsky. “Without leaders such as Mr. Lefebvre, there would not be the leaps with open source distributions that we see here today. AYKsolutions will continue to support and work together with Linux Mint for as long as necessary.”

By offering the unrivalled power of unmetered dedicated server hosting to these key members of the Linux community, AYKsolutions is demonstrating an ongoing commitment to the development of operating system technology that makes Linux computing accessible. With this new partnership, set to become a long-term arrangement, both Linux Mint and AYKsolutions can continue to be leading forces in the growth of the web hosting and IT industry.

About Linux Mint
Since development began in 2006, Linux Mint has become the fourth most popular operating system in the world and the second most popular Linux OS variant on the market. Linux Mint is a modern, elegant system that blends remarkable ease of use with astonishing power and versatility. In addition, Linux Mint offers a centralized software store, allowing millions of users worldwide to access and download new software for their system as well as regular updates. Linux Mint is also completely free to download and use and is open source with an active development community looking to improve the main feature set on an ongoing basis.

For more information about Linux Mint, visit www.linuxmint.com.

About AYKsolutions
AYKsolutions is a leading web hosting company that has been providing high quality hosting services since 2004. AYKsolutions offers a comprehensive range of web hosting solutions to meet the needs of Internet professionals and enterprise customers. The company’s product line includes shared hosting, dedicated server hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, cloud hosting, and Vault Data Protection. With a roster of high-end data centers across the US and now Europe, AYKsolutions is able to provide dedicated clients with innovative and improved service levels and a professional, painless, and polite hosting experience.

For more information about AYKsolutions, visit www.ayksolutions.com.

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