Newark, Delaware – (The Hosting News) – July 26, 2006 – Lou Honick, CEO of HostMySite.com, a leading web hosting provider for small and medium-sized businesses, returned from the 2006 HostingCon conference in Las Vegas, NV with reports of packed sessions, knowledge-hungry attendees, and week-long networking opportunities with the hosting industry’s top executives and companies.
HostingCon invited Lou Honick to share his experience as HostMySite.com CEO in a keynote panel session with other web hosting CEOs, as well as lead sessions about customer service and virtual private servers. Sessions were divided into tracks, including hot-button topics like application hosting and shared services hosting. Attendees were willing to squeeze into full session rooms just to learn whatâ€™s new in hosting right from the experts.
Mr. Honick commented,
”It’s reassuring to see the amount of enthusiasm shown by this yearâ€™s attendees. As the hosting industry evolves away from a diskspace and bandwidth focus and more towards being value added service-driven, people are eager to learn more about new application and shared services, how to deliver them, and the benefits of moving to a Software as a Service (Saas) model.”
Attendees came out early on the first day to learn customer service methodologies and hear real-world tales in Mr. Honick’s ‘High-Quality Customer Service for Hosting’ session. Mr. Honick explained, ”The best way I can illustrate HostMySite.comâ€™s service culture is to share real experiences that my staff and I have gone through. As the industry shifts to value added service offerings, you have to focus on great service and understand the needs of your customers to stay ahead of the competition.”
The second day brought a large turnout to the keynote panel session ‘Lessons from the Trenches â€“ What Works NOW’ with four top web hosting CEOs, including HostMySite.com’s own CEO. Attendees were treated to a discussion of new product introductions, customer acquisition, training and developing good employees, and current challenges facing the web hosting community. Later on the same day, attendees were able to learn how to address some of those challenges at Mr. Honick’s ‘Develop a Successful Virtual Private Server Profit Model’ session.
Mr. Honick continued,
”The turnout for this year’s conference has exceeded my expectations. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from others and to share my own knowledge and experience. HostingCon was an outstanding opportunity to connect with other Web hosting professionals and discuss ways we can grow our businesses and advance the industry as a whole.”
Lou Honick is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of the successful multi-million dollar web hosting company, HostMySite.com. Mr. Honick’s accomplishments include winning the Small Business Administration 2004 Delaware Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, earning consecutive Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Awards of Excellence in 2004 and 2005, ranking HostMySite.com on the 24th annual Inc. 500 list as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation, and securing his own rank on the Inc. 500 30 Under 30 List of the ”coolest young entrepreneurs in America.”
Founded in 1997, HostMySite.com is a privately held provider of affordable web hosting services. With a combination of sophisticated hosting technology and applied business knowledge, HostMySite.com provides individuals, small businesses, and large corporations with affordable web hosting solutions and managed dedicated servers supported by an unwavering commitment to customer service. HostMySite.com service includes 24×7 customer support through toll-free telephone, e-mail, and live online chat.
To learn more about HostingCon 2006, please visit: www.hostingcon.com/2006/index.php?ref=tp2006.
For more information about HostMySite, please visit: www.hostmysite.com.