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 figureÂ doesn'tÂ count other types of providers, such as those who specialize in applications or simply e-mail services - and thatâ€™s just today. The competitiveness of the industry continues to increase year-after-year. New businesses are started.. Value Added Resellers (VARs) and system integrators with slowly eroding hardware revenue streams are executing on their respective cloud strategies. The existing large providers and Telcoâ€™s are consolidating resources and beginning to amass operating units and hosting brands. Itâ€™s probably an understatement to say that there are a lot of forces at work.
Given the sheer number of competitors alone, standing out from the crowd is important to service providers of all kinds. But given the nature of many of the active players and new upstarts, differentiation has begun to take on a whole new meaning. Now-a-days it can make or break a hosting provider. Even the niche players, who are focused on specific parts of the application or platform layers, are at risk of being lost in the crowd if they fail to differentiate themselves effectively.
By definition, differentiation is a very broad term. It can mean a lot of different things and we use it in a lot of different ways. But at the end of the day differentiation is where the providers who choose to partner with SingleHop end up, Iâ€™m talking about a real and marketable advantage over thousands of peers. Here are some areas where SingleHop can help your business aside from just providing your infrastructure:
- Free Your Capital for Marketing and Sales with Just-in-Time Deployment.
Never keep inventory of servers in advance. Order them as you need them.
- Make Your Customer Experiences More Fluid with Easy Billing System & API Integration.
Integrate your billing system with SingleHopâ€™s platform and give your customers the same just-in-time experience.
- Increase Your Brand Exposure with White-Labeling.
Give your customers remote control over their infrastructure utilizing your own brand and image. They enjoy the tools that YOU provide them, tools that most of your competitors donâ€™t offer.
- Increase Your Customer Retention with a Complete Control Panel for End-Users.
Customers who are able to control their own experience are more loyal. They will stay longer.
- Increase Your Product Offerings with a Wide-Range of Services.
There is a much bigger world out there than just web hosting, or just application hosting, and our platform supports everything from Cloud to Hosted Applications. Leverage our diverse product suite and expand your own offerings.
- Get Your Message Out with Marketing Assistance.
We donâ€™t just provide infrastructure. Our bleeding-edge marketing department is here to help. Weâ€™ll provide a wide range of supportive services to help our partners get the message out louder than their competitors.
- Keep Your Customers Happy with Free SSL Certificates & Other Perks.
SingleHop has a lot of excellent partnerships and economies of scale. Our partners and resellers can take advantage of these to keep customers happy, attract new customers, or offer for a fee and pocket the difference.
- Push Your Business Forward with the Help of an Experienced Team.
We saved the last for best. We have over 13 years of experience in the hosting industry. Thatâ€™s not cumulative experience, as some providers note, calculated by adding up everyone's experience into one number. Thatâ€™s how longÂ we'veÂ been in the hosting business. Leverage our extensive experience to help drive your success.
SingleHop can help you become more competitive in a marketplace flooded by one-off web hosts and service providers. SingleHop can help you differentiate yourself from a sea of competitors. Contact us to learn more about becoming a SingleHop partner, or to learn more about our partner programs, visit our partner website.