Welcome

The Hosting Transformation Summit Europe will be the premier forum for executives in the hosting, IT services and Internet infrastructure sectors. Corporate leaders, industry visionaries, senior IT architects and financial professionals will join together to learn, network and develop strategies for today’s marketplace. This intensive, one-day program will provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges facing the hosting industry, ranging from power, cooling and partnering to M&A strategies and meeting the ever-increasing expectations of the customer. Attendees at the Summit will experience an outstanding conference program, where industry leaders talk candidly to their peers about the future of their industry, and enjoy exceptional networking opportunities with a senior-level executive audience.

Value of Attending

The goal of Tier1 Research in producing its first-ever European event is to provoke unique dialogue, in the context of in-depth insight from T1R analysts, on how to meet head-on the challenges that face hosting executives, financial professionals and industry leaders. The Hosting Transformation Summit focuses on the economics of the hosting market and how, by appreciating today’s management challenges and understanding the long-term evolution of the sector, a hosting, datacenter or Internet application provider can position itself to succeed.

For three years, the Tier1 Research analyst team has examined the hosting market at our annual conference in Las Vegas. Over the course of those three years, T1R analysts charted the rise of the hosting industry out of the ashes of the telecom crash. Now, Tier1 is taking on the European market with a special focus on the hottest technologies and products. Tier1 Research believes that the rise of green datacenters combined with virtualization heralds game-changing transformation that will enable European managed hosting providers to prosper as never before. At the same time, Tier1 will keep the focus on client requirements and ‘closing the deal’ with enterprise customers.

The 2008 Hosting Transformation Summit Europe will focus on these vital issues in a senior executive-level environment, with frank discussion. It will present a unique opportunity for industry leaders and their customers to interact one-on-one.

Who Should Attend

Decision-makers at firms that participate in the value chain of the Internet infrastructure and hosting markets, including:

*Hosting and colocation service providers
*Content delivery networks
*Independent software vendors
*Investors and dealmakers
*Key hosting value chain vendors.

Tips for a Successful Webhosting

Web hosting is associated with the internet. The latter is sometimes called “the Net.” It is a worldwide system of computer networks which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer. Nevertheless, there are three primary things to make a website are your domain name, web host and a topic.  A website is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. On the other hand, a domain is defined as a series of alphanumeric strings separated by periods serving as an address for a computer network connection and identifying the owner of the address. The last three letters in a domain name indicate what type of organization owns the address: for instance, .com stands for commercial, .edu for educational, and .org for nonprofit.

web hostingMoreover, the third thing you need to create a website is web hosting because when you make a website and want other people to see it, you will need to publish (or upload) it with a web hosting service. Web Hosting is the service providing space on the Internet for websites by storing your website files in high-powered computers (web servers) connected to a very fast network. As someone tries to access your web address, the Internet connects to the web server holding your website files and then transfers your website information back to their computer. From there they can surf and view the pages of your website.

Furthermore, in web hosting, try considering the following for a successful one.

Reliability and downtime
Though sometimes downtime is needed for maintenance it’s going to be at a bad time for someone. So check out the contingency plans and find a provider that gets as close as possible to 100 per cent reliability.

Local provider
If you have a local provider, then their maintenance work is likely to be at a time convenient to your business.

Customer service and technical support
If your website was to suddenly disappear, or you stop receiving emails, you want it fixed immediately, no matter what time of the day or night.

Cost
web hosting costIt is important that you only pay for what you need. If you have two employees and a three-page information website, you don’t need to pay a premium for unlimited emails and a shopping cart facility.

Give Your Customers More than Just Web Hosting
It’s always a good idea to start a web hosting company keeping website design, and search engine optimization a part of your services. It allows you to offer just the perfect package that most clients need – website design, web hosting, and SEO.

The key to starting and running a successful web hosting company is to retain the majority of your customers. Remember, first impression is always the last impression – if you mess it up early on, you’ll really have a hard time gaining credibility in the market.