Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – February 6, 2009 – The Planet privately held dedicated hosting company, has been named one of the five Web Hosts of the Decade, based on the period 1998 through 2008, an award given to companies that have driven innovation and reliability standards in the web hosting industry.
The Planet also captured the award for Best Dedicated Server Package in 2008, based on its prices, technology and overall company performance, by the editors of HostReview. Among the 10 categories in HostReview’s Annual Web Hosting Awards, The Planet took the No. 2 seat in the Best Web Hosting Company category. The company also ranked third in the Readers’ Choice category, based on figures from an online poll.
Steve Kahan, Vice President of marketing and product management for The Planet remarked, ”The Planet owes its decade-long success in the hosting industry to the quality of our network and data centers, as well as our ability to adapt to customer needs and a changing technology landscape. We now offer our customers the broadest range of hosting choices in the industry, in combination with expert guidance to help businesses choose the exact solution they require. Whether it’s colocation, self-managed dedicated servers, add-on management services or fully managed hosting, customers have the power to choose.”
Recently, The Planet added the ecarlist firm to its dedicated hosting client roster, which provides critical data for inventory management, pricing analytics, search engine optimization, marketing and web site design for its customers.
According to J.D. Power and Associates, an industry research firm, approximately 75 percent of all car shoppers use the Internet when evaluating car purchases.
ecarlist, based in Dallas, is one of the fastest growing automotive software companies in the country. Designed in tandem with many of the industry’s largest Internet dealers and Franchise Internet Departments, the entirely web-based ecarlist software platform provides Internet Listing, Inventory/Lead Management, SEO/SEM, and Market Data Analytics to dealers looking to exploit the entire range of efficiencies possible from selling and marketing vehicles online. ecarlist houses a specialty automotive design division providing fully integrated optimized website design services to both franchise and independent dealerships seeking fluid and intuitive integration with ecarlist software. ecarlist is an eBay Motors Preferred Provider.
Ultimately, The Planet endeavors to provide the following:
- High level of network capacity and speed to deliver peak performance
- Instant scalability to handle even the largest spikes in network traffic
- Parallel, redundant, multi-tiered network routing and switching architecture to assure reliability and stability
- Multiple layer network security that prevents Delayed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks from harming businesses
- Knowledgeable experts with a passion for excellence and a commitment to operate the best networks in the business
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 25,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 14.5 million Web sites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Alpha Professional Managed Dedicated Servers, Northstar Managed Hosting and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses.
To learn more about The Planet’s awards, please visit: www.theplanet.com/hosting-awards.
For more information about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.