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

HostMySite| Merge Cloud Hosting Solutions Into Cloud 9

June 12, 2009 by · Comments Off on HostMySite| Merge Cloud Hosting Solutions Into Cloud 9 

WebHost ToolsNEWARK, DE – HostMySite|, the global leader in hosting and colocation services, today announced the merger of HostMySite’s Elastic Enterprise Computing and’s Cloud 9 cloud hosting solutions under the Cloud 9 brand. Two new products are immediately available – Cloud 9 Enterprise and Cloud 9 Private offer shared and dedicated cloud hosting, Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service environments. Cloud 9 Enterprise provides enhancements such as on-demand provisioning, no required contracts, interconnectivity to private cloud environments, and rapid deployment of compute and disk resources.

Prior to HostMySite’s acquisition of on May 19, 2009, both companies operated independent, VMware-based cloud hosting solutions. The integration was seamless due to the similar infrastructures, platforms, dedication to support, and user functionality and control.

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HostMySite to Acquire

May 19, 2009 by · Comments Off on HostMySite to Acquire 

Webmaster ToolsDenver, CO – HostMySite, a leading application hosting provider, announced today that it has acquired Louisville, KY-based This move marks HostMySite’s first step in its plan to become the preeminent national platform for the delivery of managed services, colocation, dedicated servers and virtualized application services.

HostMySite and have both expanded quickly over the past decade by sharing a singular focus on premium-level customer service. The combination provides customers with 43,000 square feet of datacenter space from coast-to-coast across four data centers. It creates a solid foundation for an expanded menu of high-availability and business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions that mid-sized enterprise customers have been searching for. Furthermore, this acquisition creates a nationwide customer support team backed by SAS-70 and PCI certifications. Read more

HostMySite Presents the World’s Fastest Server – Integrated Into an Electric Drag Bike

March 11, 2009 by · Comments Off on HostMySite Presents the World’s Fastest Server – Integrated Into an Electric Drag Bike 

Webmaster NewsAustin, TX – HostMySite announced today that they will showcase the “World’s Fastest Server” at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW, Inc.). This electric drag bike, capable of going from 0-120 mph in eight seconds, houses an integrated server that distributes content and data to Web pages while it accelerates down the track. This first-of-its-kind drag bike is outfitted with Web cams, GPS, accelerometer and other sensors serving Web data while in motion.

HostMySite created this unique project to showcase the talent and imagination that not only their employees bring, but HostMySite brings to their customers. Visitors to are able to track the bike’s progress from start to finish and will see live footage from and of the bike and HostMySite booth visitors during SXSW March 14-16. Read more

HostMySite Debuts Professional Migration Services: Seamless Data Migration to Unblock your Road Block

March 5, 2009 by · Comments Off on HostMySite Debuts Professional Migration Services: Seamless Data Migration to Unblock your Road Block 

Webmaster NewsNewark, DE –, a web hosting services company, introduces the first customized Professional Migration Service offered by a major hosting provider developed for the unique needs of dedicated, colocation and virtual private server (VPS) clients. This new service is provided by a Professional Services Team dedicated to successfully helping customers migrate their sensitive infrastructure to new HostMySite hosting environments.

HostMySite launched their Professional Migration Service offering in June 2008 with a beta program that has since attracted over 150 successful migrations. Read more