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    If you were to sell your hosting business today...

    I don't have a hosting business, but if I did, I'd love for the buyer to fix the radiator on my Chevy Blazer for starters.
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    How have your clients been finding you lately?

    There's definitely been a shift in sales channels over the last five years. I'm finding very few businesses actually answer their phones anymore and I'm talking about large and small, and even fewer return their voicemail. I do believe mobile marketing is on the rise and I think email marketing...
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    How has your marketing change over the last 5 years?

    Most of my marketing budget in past years was via direct mail, but not so much today - although I still do. I don't believe in leaving anything on the table for my competition. Now, it's referrals and online lead generation, and my budget has gone way down.
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    Have you ever bought another web hosting company?

    I attempted to purchase Softlayer back in the day, but they rejected my trade offer of a 2004 Chevy Blazer.
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    SiteGround changed their plans, and developers/resellers are not happy

    Have never really thought much about SiteGround's hosting features, but am I surprised? Not really. After what happened with cPanel, nothing much surprises me anymore. Will developers leave SiteGround for greener pastures? I'm guessing some will.
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    What special features do customers look for in shared hosting?

    I don't ever recall a shared hosting prospect ever asking for CloudLinux or LiteSpeed.
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    New member here

    Welcome to Hosting Discussion. Glad to have you onboard and looking forward to your insight.
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    Core Web Vitals Score versus SERP Ranking

    Just read a couple of interesting articles about Core Web Vitals Scores at https://www.semrush.com/blog/core-web-vitals-study/ and https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2021/04/complete-guide-measure-core-web-vitals/ Are you prepared for Google's rollout this June?
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    Do you envision any other cryptocurrency overtaking Bitcoin in the upcoming years?
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    What does it take to enter the hosting industry today?

    I would say to any entrepreneur looking to launch a webhosting business from scratch, expect to put in some long hours upfront if you have any expectations of succeeding. Most people cannot survive on 3 to 4 hours of sleep for a prolonged period of time though, so structure your efforts to...
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    What does it take to enter the hosting industry today?

    The key word is "burn." I would absolutely grow that by myself with a reseller solution upstream. Desirable is another key word in that scenario, as you absolutely need to be passionate about your new business, from accounting to marketing. You need to get yourself and your business out there...
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    What does it take to enter the hosting industry today?

    If I had that much money to "burn" I'd start up my own company without blinking.
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    Rules to Live By

    While performing a Google search query for Rules to Live By, I found some interesting reads. First, the seven rules of life: (I've seen this a couple of times this week on TikTok and Facebook) 1. Make peace with your past. ... 2. Remember what others think of you is none of your...
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    I wrote this a long, long time ago, but I think it still holds true today. "When I attended Victory 2000 in Saint Louis, MO, one of the things I took away from Tony Robbins presentation was how dynamic “visualization” can be as a weapon in your arsenal for achieving success. Visualizing...
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    I wrote this a while back, but I think it still holds water. "Confidence is a perceived value. How do your clients and prospects perceive you or your company’s products, services, ability to deliver, customer support and so on, as a solution that will ease their pain, or help their bottom line...