Apr 12, 2013
Chris Locke

Welcome to the first edition of finance in the cloud.  This will be the first of many posts in what I hope will be an informative and interesting series. First, I’d like to introduce myself.  My name is Chris Locke and I am the CFO of SingleHop.  I have been a Hopper since May 2012. […]

Apr 5, 2013
Dan Ushman

There are over 30,000 web hosting providers in the world, with over 18,000 of them in the United States alone. And that only counts web hosts. That figure doesn’t count other types of providers, such as those who specialize in applications or simply e-mail services – and that’s just today. The competitiveness of the industry continues to […]

Jan 31, 2013
Matt Kuikman

For those of you familiar with the craft beer industry, you know we have some amazing breweries here in the Midwest, and arguably one of the best in the country – Three Floyd’s Brewing. Three Floyd’s is located in Munster, Indiana, and what’s particularly fascinating about this brewery is that every year they release a […]

Jan 28, 2013
Ted Tavrides

A few months ago, I was asked by Bill, one of our Channel Partners to be a guest lecturer at DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media.  Bill is a partner with Telecomedic.com, a technology and telecommunications consulting firm that specializes in helping business with IT and communications challenges. Telecomedic recently become a Channel […]

Aug 2, 2012

At SingleHop,  we are always looking to the future of the web hosting industry; which almost certainly brings you face to face with the term “cloud computing”.  Being new to the industry can be quite the challenge, so learning the proper meaning behind such terms and technologies is top priority.  I’m lucky enough to work […]

Jul 30, 2012

When you need to build a website, or expand on a current website, there are many things to consider when buying.  Choosing the right hosting provider is the most prevalent, but there are also many other things to keep in mind.  Like choosing the proper data center with the hosting provider, for example.  Data center […]

Jul 20, 2012
Sam Bowling

One of my most often talked about topics is the wonderful world of backups!  Last week I spoke at HostingCon on this very issue, so I wanted to make sure I took the time to let those who were not in attendance know everything that was discussed. I spoke a lot about great information you […]

May 23, 2012
Dan Ushman

 Launching a web application has never been an easy. Regardless of what it actually is, if it will be used by people, it has to be reliable, scalable, and functional. The infrastructure that it lives on has to be affordable, easy to use, and appropriate for both where it is today and where it will […]

Mar 7, 2012

If you’ve read my post on the value of good statistics-gathering, you may have guessed that SingleHop is gathering a lot of statistical data for our clients. In fact, we have very extensive performance data on VMs and their nodes — so extensive that it was overwhelming our ability to deal with the flood of […]

Jan 30, 2012

I recently wrote a blog post about the all important Net Promotor Scores (NPS) and how we use it to evaluate what our clients think of our products and services. It really has become an amazing tool we have now built into our daily  schedule.  We even have the real time NPS feed on a huge […]