Q: What is your name, company, and title?
A:Â James Grierson – VP of Business Development, HostMonster Inc.
Q: Please give us a little history about your company.
A: The founders of our company have been running hosting companies since 1996. Â HostMonster was founded in late 2003 and over the past 6 years has grown into one of the largest shared hosting platforms in the world. Â Currently Hostmonster provides services for over 650,000 domains.
Q: Where is your headquarters located?
A: Provo, UT USA
Q: What sets your company apart from competition?
A: HostMonster really stands apart from the competition with our customer service. Â The average wait time when calling our technical support center is under 30 seconds. Â We want to make sure our customers know they can reach us in a timely manner if they ever have questions about their hosting account.
Q:Â Who is your target market?
A:Â HostMonster targets small and home office business customers as well as web enthusiasts. Â We have a very large customer base that uses open source systems such as WordPress, phpBB forums, Magento shopping cart, RoundCube webmail and other services that are available using the www.simplescripts.com platform. Â
Q: Do you predict any changes in the web hosting industry over the next few years?
A: In the next few years we will see more and more Software as a Service solutions appearing on the web. Â People are becoming more used to online banking, email and other services and it is only a matter of time before entire applications for gaming and other locally run applications to move off of the home/work PC and to a web platform. Â As this happens it will also create an even larger demand for a better internet infrastructure with faster and more plentiful bandwidth. Â I for one can hardly wait to have a 1gb broadband connection coming to my house.
Q: If so, how do you plan to adapt to these changes?
A: HostMonster is constantly upgrading our infrastructure to prepare for future growth and needs. Â As the web and browser capabilities continue to expand we understand that more processing power and higher amounts of bandwidth will be needed. Â We recently upgraded our bandwidth with two new 10GB fiber lines to provide our customers with an even larger amount of bandwidth in preparation for new technologies.
Q: Will your company see any new and exciting changes in the next few months?
A: HostMonster and our partner companies will soon be releasing a new platform of hosting that is a shared platform with VPS like protection. Â We have already begun testing in live environments and the performance of servers will be unlike anything available in the budget hosting arena. Â The service level we will provide will be able to compete directly with VPS hosting environments at a fraction of the cost.
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