Dan Ushman

Dan Ushman

Dan began his career in the internet infrastructure industry at midPhase Services, Inc., a shared hosting provider that grew to over 160,000 customers before being acquired by UK2 Group. At midPhase, Dan contributed heavily to its rise from a small company to one of the largest shared hosting providers in the United States with over 160,000 customers and $18 million in revenue.

At SingleHop, Dan focuses on the company’s marketing strategy and operations, leading the company’s growing marketing team and working to bridge the gap between marketing, sales and technology. Dan believes heavily in differentiation, and focuses on highlighting SingleHop’s unique and powerful technology platform which helps it stand out from its competitors in a saturated and fragmented marketplace.

Dan regularly attends and speaks at industry and marketing events. As a recognized thought leader in online marketing, Dan is one of the few internet marketing professionals to hold a Horizon Award for Marketing Innovation. When he isn't working, Dan can be found in his kitchen whipping up homemade BBQ sauce, or in front of the grill with a spatula putting that sauce to work.

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Articles by Dan Ushman

Oct 6, 2011
Dan Ushman

One of the biggest mistakes many companies make is confusing the terms advertising and marketing and assuming that they are interchangeable. Though they are practically cousins, they do have their own individual meanings and uses. I know many people do comprehend the difference between those terms, but on online forums like Web Hosting Talk I […]

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Jul 9, 2010
Dan Ushman

‘Cloud hosting’ can be an ambiguous term. That ambiguity can make shopping for cloud hosting difficult. How are you to know what type of cloud hosting you need when you can hardly define it? Much like their Cirrus and Cumulonimbus brethren in nature, cloud hosting platforms come in a number of shapes and sizes, but […]

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Jun 21, 2010
Dan Ushman

A short while ago, Zak Boca, our beloved President, CEO and head Pug groomer, floated the idea of launching a community forum so that our customers can interact with each other (and ourselves) in an open-to-the-public medium. SingleHop is a family, and we have always striven to make that clear: We’re more than just a […]

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Mar 29, 2010
Dan Ushman

A lot of folks have a misconception about web hosting. They presume that it is a field that exists purely digitally. This is understandable, since most people are not privy to the underbelly of the beast—the data center and the work that gets done in it. In this post I hope to show the world […]

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Feb 16, 2010
Dan Ushman

My co-workers know this already, but I figured I’d share it here anyway. I’m a bit like a ‘kid on Christmas’ when the mail comes—I always run down to the mailbox and pick it up and then sort through it myself. Oh well, we all have our idiosyncratic little tendencies and this one is one […]

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Dec 7, 2009
Dan Ushman

We at SingleHop believe that staying fresh and being able to offer exciting and useful tools is the key to happy clients.  We are constantly brainstorming to find new ways to improve the overall experience, and some of these brainstorming sessions brought you LEAP, our web-top portal developed in-house and with our customer in mind.  […]

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Nov 9, 2009
Dan Ushman

As if jumping out of an airplane once wasn’t enough… this past weekend Zak Boca, our president and CEO, and I went sky diving again. What can I say, it’s addictive. And a great deal of fun. That said, it seemed appropriate to launch our new homepage and offerings this morning. We’ve been planning to […]

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Nov 4, 2009
Dan Ushman

I don’t post as often as I should on our blog. I’ll be the first to admit it. But, today, I saw something that just gave me a real inspirational bump—a true honor for our company. The honor came from NetCraft, one of the oldest and most respected authorities on the internet. NetCraft monitors the […]

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Sep 17, 2009
Dan Ushman

Leap Features Leap has been with us for quite some time now, but it is continually receiving new features and getting upgraded in all sorts of ways. So, I thought it would be a good idea to let you guys know about some of the features it has and explain how they work, I’ll start […]

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Jun 18, 2009
Dan Ushman

So you are looking for a dedicated server, and realize oh jeez I don’t know a whole lot about managing a dedicated server. Besides doing the obvious and making sure your server is managed you should think about getting yourself some sort of control panel. Control panels will give you the ability to do important […]

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