Affiliate Marketing - Does it still work well?

Affiliate Marketing - Does it still work well?

OK, so this came up in me mind with the recent boom of both reseller hosting opportunities and the expansion of the different virtualization technologies, both as VPS hosting or the Cloud computing in all its dimensions.

Most of the affiliate programs - ones meant to be for the publishers had one main goal in the past - driving more sales and branding the name of the respective company. (more…)

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Hosting the Clouds and Hosting in the Clouds

Hosting the Clouds and Hosting in the Clouds

What would the best way to be in front of the technological evolution - of course you need to follow it. In recent days, everybody is talking about something that may either help the hosting industry take the right way or to further put it in the overselling hole in went on few years back.

The new technological edge is coming through our door and we have to see it, at least we have to figure if we can follow the revolutionary ways to produce more, to use less, to gain more. (more…)

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Service Outsourcing vs Service Quality

Service Outsourcing vs Service Quality

More and more companies are deciding to move their call and support personnel to a third country. This is not just a tendency but is likely being inspired by the global recession and the economical difficulties of the western economies.

There is a real chance if you are employed by mid-sized software or web service provider to start looking for a new job. The companies are once again looking east to outsource their call centers and customer support. Some even start of deploying the service totally from countries where the costs are a lot more less than they are paying for maintaining the business.
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Web Hosting in Times of Crisis

Web Hosting in Times of Crisis

I have been recently participant of several board discussions, which pointed the eventual impact of the financial crisis on the loyalty of the customers - not only shared hosting clients but those who use VPS or dedicated hosting.

The posed question was towards owners of the hosting business, mostly. It contained and a sub-question, what we can do to keep the customers loyal, because the crisis affects all of us.
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Hosting Control Panels - Standardize or Capitalize?!

Hosting Control Panels - Standardize or Capitalize?!

What makes it important for a normal web developer or just user to go after a specific hosting service? The answer, of course, cannot be given in one way only, but I think it is important to know the different aspects of the user-leading components.

Probably, one of the most important considerations would the reputation of the web host. Secondly it may be the friendliness of the host, including the host’s website design, the billing system, the software it offers and the software it uses for its automotive activities.
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