Zak Boca

Zak Boca

Zak Boca has been an executive and entrepreneur in the infrastructure and web hosting space for more than 10 years. Prior to his involvement with SingleHop, Mr. Boca co-founded and operated midPhase, a web hosting provider with over 160,000 customers.

Mr. Boca has been recognized by numerous national publications for his leadership. In 2006, Mr Boca was nominated for Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year, and went on to be a Reader's Choice Entrepreneur of the Year for 2006. In 2010, Mr. Boca was nominated to Crain's 40 under 40 in Chicago, as well as appearing in the TechWeek 100 list, and receiving both an Illinois Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011, and Kentucky Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2011. In his off time, Zak can be found traveling and exploring the great outdoors with family and friends.

Articles by Zak Boca

Sep 2, 2008
Zak Boca

Google announced it’s anticipated browser, Google Chome, yesterday, and then quickly pulled it offline. Today they finally released it, and we were all anxious to try it out. Our developers of course, were anxious to see how it rendered LEAP. (screenshot attached below) We were all very impressed with how fast Chrome rendered LEAP. Windows […]

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Jul 24, 2008
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Hardware is constantly outdated, which, normally, presents a big problem for dedicated hosting clients. You get a server today and in 6 months your provider will naturally be offering a replacement of your server for new clients – with bigger and better stuff. While we can’t entirely solving that problem, we decided recently to begin […]

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Jun 16, 2008
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Sometimes here at SingleHop, we run into small speed bumps when migrating large accounts. We have encountered this conundrum more often recently due to the response of our $200 Cash Back Offer. The accounts can be large for numerous reasons: The customer does not realize how big their account is, or receives an unknown increase […]

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Jun 11, 2008
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This isn’t exclusively for dedicated servers, the web hosting industry. In fact, the idea of giving something to get something back has gone on for a lot longer than anyone reading this has been around, but it’s just as effective today. What got me going on this is a book that Dan Ushman recommended to […]

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Jun 5, 2008
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This is a touchy subject, which is why you won’t likely find many dedicated hosting company managers and owners openly addressing this topic, instead instructing their sales reps to find ways to jump around the subject. Our take is that it’s common sense, and therefore no reason to avoid the topic! If you follow the […]

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May 23, 2008
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Some people ask me whether they should use PHP 4 or PHP 5. I always recommend PHP 5. I do this because I am big in keeping up to date. I usually update my servers at least once a week, more if I get the time. PHP 4 is not going to be patched, under […]

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Apr 24, 2008
Zak Boca

Today, I’d like to explain the similarities, differences and details of some of the most popular Unix-based operating systems available, as denoted in the title of this post. To begin, let me go over some of the things each have in common. Each of the operating systems are based on an Enterprise-level Unix Operating System […]

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Apr 10, 2008
Zak Boca

I previously owned midPhase shared hosting, founded it in 2003 and it was successfully acquired in 2007. We started the business with little capital, and we knew from day one that we wanted our core business to be shared hosting, so that’s all that we focused on. Aside from that, we didn’t have the capital […]

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Apr 9, 2008
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As a growing business in a competitive industry, it’s important that our business runs as lean as possible without cutting the value of the service you provide. By that I mean if you’re a restaurant, you obviously don’t want to buy cheaper ingredients if it reduces the quality of your service, reduces your value proposition. […]

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Apr 2, 2008
Zak Boca

The dedicated server business is a really expensive business to grow in. If you add up customer acquisition costs, sales commissions, and hardware, we can easily invest $2,000 in a single client. Needless to say, it’s incredibly important that we provide the best service to each client, because above all we’ve paid an enormous amount […]

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