Could Managed Services Be Your New Services?

Posted by Mary McCoy on Apr 14, 2016 9:42:44 AM


In recent blog posts we’ve noted there is a fundamental transformation taking place in the types of products and services offered by web and app hosting providers. Those who wait too long to understand changing marketplace dynamics and respond will find themselves scrambling to retain their share of a shrinking pie.

Here at R1Soft, we’re committed to helping our customers get out in front of change, so you can be among the first to capture emerging opportunities rather than drifting toward the back of the pack. So today’s question is: could managed services be your new services?

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Topics: hosted services, Webhosting, hosting industry

Industry Trends & 3 Ways Hosting Providers Can Make Bank!

Posted by Mary McCoy on Oct 29, 2015 10:48:45 AM


Between 2015 and 2019, web and application hosting's share of the overall hosting market will fall from 36.5% to 28.5%, while managed hosting's share is expected to increase to 71.5%, reaching $64.8 billion in revenue.

Last month, 451 Research, LLC released a comprehensive overview of key trends in web and application hosting. Among many of the central themes outlined was the idea that hosting providers should expand their portfolio of services to capture a greater stake in the overall IT market. Most notably, you should look for adjacent markets in the web space to wrap into your offering. While there were many rising trends discussed in 451 Research's report, we're highlighting three data-driven strategies you can implement to strengthen your business model and continue closing customers for years to come.

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Topics: hosted services, Webhosting, hosting industry

How Domain Hijacking Works and What Web Hosts Can Do about It:

Posted by Mary McCoy on May 6, 2015 10:40:00 AM

As web hosting providers, your business is only successful if your customers' websites are live and generating new business for them. Still, there are threats which can lead to downtime that your customers can ill afford.

You're likely already aware of domain hijacking, a targeted attack that manipulates the communication between your customers' domain name and your web server, thereby taking their website offline and replacing with the hijacker's website. Your customers may not know about this risk, and you can't rely on the domain registration company they're working with to provide the resources needed to make them savvier website owners.

That's where you come in! 

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Topics: hosted services, Webhosting, data protection

Google's Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Update & What It Means for Web Hosting Providers

Posted by Mary McCoy on Apr 15, 2015 6:30:00 AM

ATTENTION Web Hosting Providers: Google has announced a new update that is expected to change the way companies do business online. For most companies this is a note-worthy event that could have a serious impact on the organic traffic to their own site. For Web hosting providers, though, there is an added layer of depth to this type of announcement. Because you have such a serious influence on the online presence of your small- and medium-sized clients, this is the perfect time for you to educate your less-technical customers and show them some of the additional value that you bring to the table.

So forgive us for stepping a bit outside our typical backup-centric subject matter, but we wanted to make sure our friends in the Web hosting space - and all of your customers - are well aware of the upcoming changes and how they may impact you following Google's April 21 algorithm update.

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Topics: hosted services, Webhosting, hosting industry

What is Cloud Computing?

Posted by R1Soft on Mar 2, 2010 11:32:00 AM

Everywhere I look it seems I see the term "cloud computing." Amongst insiders in the hosting industry “the cloud,” has become an inside joke. I think we all know that, as a buzzword, “cloud” is nearly meaningless.

And while the word “cloud” may be meaningless it is giving the hosting industry a fresh coat of paint and much needed hype, boosting the sales of hosted services. It may well be a cause for celebration across the hosting industry. It has grown-up. It's ready for prime time.

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Topics: hosted services, cloud, hosting industry, cloud services, cloud computing, virtualization, xen

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