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Godaddy CEO Profiles

godaddy ceo - bob parsons

Godaddy Introduction

Godaddy is the world's largest domain registrar and one of the most profitable web hosting companies. As for the godaddy CEO Bob Parsons, his life and story is a legend among all others. Parsons has driven the expansion of Go Daddy's core business beyond domain names, to include website hosting, secure SSL certificates and email accounts. Go Daddy is a one-stop shop for domain names, websites and everything* in between.

Bob Parsons Stories

Parsons joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and received the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Purple Heart Medal.  Upon his return, Parsons enrolled in the University of Baltimore where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  He is a Certified Public Accountant.

The name Godaddy is named very late since from the first business of parsons. He firstly started a software comapny in 1984 and reach over $100 million revenue per year, after years development, bob sold the coporation in 1994 and foundedJomax Technologies in 1997. With the fast growing business, bob renamed the company to Godaddy in 1999 and become an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar in the next year.

Go Daddy currently registers, renews or transfers a domain name more than every second of every day, has more than 8.8 million customers worldwide, manages more than 45 million domain names and employs nearly 3,000 people. Go Daddy is also the #1 Web host provider in the world with more than 4 million active hosting accounts.

The best benefit bob provided to people is his bob 16 rules as below

  • 1. Get and stay out of your comfort zone.
  • 2. Never give up.
  • 3. When you're ready to quit, you're closer than you think.
  • 4. With regard to whatever worries you, not only accept the worst thing that could happen, but make it a point to quantify what the worst thing could be.
  • 5. Focus on what you want to have happen.
  • 6. Take things a day at a time.
  • 7. Always be moving forward.
  • 8. Be quick to decide.
  • 9. Measure everything of significance.
  • 10. Anything that is not managed will deteriorate.
  • 11. Pay attention to your competitors, but pay more attention to what you're doing.
  • 12. Never let anybody push you around.
  • 13. Never expect life to be fair.
  • 14. Solve your own problems.
  • 15. Don't take yourself too seriously.
  • 16. There's always a reason to smile.

More info about bob can be found on his personal bloghttp://www.bobparsons.me

Endurance CEO Profile

Endurance CEO Hari

Indurance International Group CEO

EIG – full name is "endurance International Group". EIG is one of the world's largest and most profitable hosting providers. It's consistently grown at triple-digit rates and continue to see great opportunities ahead. They are positioned to be a dominant player in the online business services market for many years to come. Till present there're over 30 hosting brands under EIG group such as Fatcow, Ipage, webhost4life. Here is about the company story and CEO introduction.

Steve Sydness is the EIG leader and CEO, he joined Endurance in September of 1999. In addition to overseeing the Company’s day-to-day operations, he is responsible for determining its long-term strategy and directing future growth. Steve has been instrumental in building the Endurance management team and securing its source of capital. Before joining Endurance, Steve served as an Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Great Plains Software, where he spent 12 years helping to grow the company’s workforce from 100 employees to 1,100, and its annual revenues from $6 million to $150 million. Steve played a key role in leading Great Plains through a successful IPO, obtaining venture funding and directing expansion into global markets. In 1992, Steve took a leave of absence to run for the United States Senate. He holds a B.A. in business administration and history from Principia College, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Below is the summary of EIG quoted from their website

From very humble beginnings in 1997, when Hari Ravichandran founded the company under a different name in a windowless one-room basement office, Endurance has traveled a long and sometimes difficult road. We have met and overcome many obstacles. With team work, extra effort and a never-say-die attitude we have survived, endured and ultimately prospered.

During the late 1990’s, we grew like crazy. Fueled by venture capital money, we had over 100 employees by the end of 2000. Unfortunately, like so many dot-com start-ups, what we did not have was a sustainable business model. In late 2000, when the Internet bubble burst, our future was anything but certain.

From over 100 employees, we retrenched to about 20. Those were difficult times. There were many days when we thought about throwing in the towel, as so many other dot-coms had done. But there was something within this team of 20 that would not allow us to give up. We knew we had something of value to offer, and we were not going to leave it to die by the side of the road.

In January 2001, this intrepid band rallied together to save the company. We reinvented ourselves around a sustainable business model of paid website hosting. At the time, free hosting was available all over the Internet. We knew we had to offer something special if we were going to get people to pay us for shared hosting. We called the three-month effort to build and launch all the tools and systems necessary to support paid hosting “Operation Endurance.” We figured if we got it right, it would increase our ability to go the distance, to survive for the long-haul, to stay in the game. In short, it would increase our endurance.

Soon after the launch of Operation Endurance the team was introduced to the saga of Ernest Shackleton and the ill-fated, yet heroic, Antarctic voyage of Endurance.

The team drew strength and inspiration from the trials, hardships and ultimate success of Shackleton and his crew. Trapped on the frozen Weddell Sea off the coast of Antarctica after the Endurance was crushed by ice, Shackleton and his crew survived against the longest of odds. After 15 months, they escaped the ice and sailed in open lifeboats to deserted Elephant Island. Shackleton and five others finally crossed 650 nautical miles of the most perilous ocean on earth to return to civilization. With the ultimate rescue of those on Elephant Island, the 20-month Endurance saga ended without the loss of a single life.

Like Shackleton and his crew, we struggled against long odds before, during and for many months after Operation Endurance. But also like Shackleton and his crew, we ultimately prevailed.

Six months after Operation Endurance, we built on its success with our first acquisition of shared hosting customers. We learned a lot during that first migration and we have added to that base of knowledge during each of the subsequent migrations. Over the years, we have successfully migrated account bases that number in the hundreds to those that number in the hundreds of thousands. We are understandably proud of the fact that nobody has successfully migrated more shared hosting customers from one architecture to another than we have.

In 2003, as a well-established and successful enterprise, we renamed the company. We choose to honor the heroic accomplishments of Shackleton and the Endurance crew as well as the success of our own Operation Endurance by adopting The Endurance International Group as our new moniker.

Since then, we have continued to build a great company in the spirit of Endurance. And we are confident of our future success because we know that: With Endurance Comes Success.

Top World Class Data Centers

top world class data centers

Data center Overview

From Wikipedia, Datacenter (also called IDC) is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and security devices.

Top US Data Centers

With the fast growing of E-business as well as the technologies, more and more companies especially web hosting companies setup their own datacenters. Here're some Top US data centers.

1. SoftLayer (SL)

Official site: www.softlayer.com

Softlayer is the world NO.1 datacenter by overall ratings. it's setup in 2005 with Cisco network and redundant lines. there're three datacenters included by far: Seattle datacenter, Dallas datacenter, Washington, DC Data Center. The join of Theplanet datacenter definitely consolidated the industry leader position of softlayer. It's the largest datacenter till present.

With its large size, it's powering lots of web hosting companies. The most famous brand is Hostgator who has actually occupied half of the datacenter space.

2. Krypt (KT)

Official site: www.Krypt.com

Krypt was setup in 1998 in Los Angeles, California. Currently running about 100Gbps bandwidth and serving over 15000 servers globally. Santa Ana Datacenter is the most famous one under KT. If you're looking for west coast web hosting service, KT backend brands can be considered for fast loading.

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3. PacificRack

Official site: www.pacificrack.com

PacificRack was found in 1999 and locates at Los Angeles, Their main bandwidth providers including Mzima, Level(3),Global Crossing, Sprint, Savvis, PCCW/BTN, Any2Exchange Peering – 1 Wilshire etc. Because of such facilities, the datacenter is primary choice over hundreds of hosting providers.

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4. FDC

Official site: www.fdcservers.net

FDC is Located in Chicago and Denver, Over 60GB bandwidth to US main line. 24 x7 technical support and server monitorring. Bandwidth providers including Comcast, Tiscali, TATA communication,Level3,Nlayer,XEEX,Seabone etc. FDC is most well known for it's dedicated server service for it's stable and fast connection network.

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5. SK

Official site: www.sharktech.net

SK is actually part of FDC datacenter but still perform excellent in the industry. Unlimited bandwidth with free ddos protection and BGP4 firewall support. Since they invested a lot to haredware protection so their price is relatively higher than others.

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6. AK

Official site: www.awknet.com

AK is one of the most affordable service provider who can offer ddos protection. Their main bandwidth is connected from He.net, Fast customer response is the most outstanding feature of AK.

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Best Website Auto Installer

website script auto installer

Scripts Auto Installer overview

Auto installer is used for quick installation over website scripts like wordpress, joomla, drupal and many other open source applications. It's highly recommended for website quick setup. If you're a webmaster, you don't need go through the boring steps but just by few clicks away for mass websites deployment. If you're a newbie user, you don't need to deal with various tech stuff and be able to get the site running by clicking your mouse point!  The auto installer scripts come with almost every web hosting provider, Here we're going to introduce the most popular ones that's used by web hosting providers

Fantastico – Developped by netenberg group, the first and the oldest scripts auto installer for cpanel. Just from several years ago, fantastico is recognized the standard add-on for cpanel control panel. With more than 10.000 installations, it provides more than one million end users the ability to quickly install dozens of the leading open source content management systems into their web space.

However, comparing to newly competitors, fantastico seems a bit backward, its scripts library is very limited and always not updated with the newest script versions.

Softaculous – Softaculous is a great Auto Installer with over 150 great scripts and the library is still keep growing. Softaculous is ideal for Web Hosting companies and it could give a significant boost to your sales. These scripts cover most of the uses a customer could ever have. The best part is it's always kept with the newest software updates and in case there's new release of your installed script you will get email notification, you will be able to update via one click in control panel.

Installatron – Installatron is a state-of-the-art web application auto-installer and auto-upgrader (also known as a script installer) plugin for web hosting control panels. Installatron enables your users to install, manage, and upgrade a premier collection of the best applications on the web, all instantly at the click of a button. This installer is not yet popularly implemented by leading hosting providers.

SimpleScripts – Simplescripts is initially developped by bluehost group and provided for FREE with easy one-click management of over 100 of the web's top applications including WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, Roundcube, Gallery, and more. SimpleScripts is a "hosted service", so you can add applications to your existing web hosting account from their official site directly, no matter if your host added it to control panel or not!

Which auto installer is the best for web hosting purpose?

Softaculous is absolutely the best and introduced into most leading web hosting providers. Not just because it's used mostly by hosting providers, it's best for it's update frequency (both the scripts library and latest version scripts). In that we we'll always get the newest stable version script.

The second is Simplescripts. Being a free software, it's mainly introduced into Vdeck hosting control panel by EIG group. The only cpanel support over simplescripts is bluehost. So if you're using cpanel and looking for best auto installer for your clients, we highly recommend Softaculous as it has the largest scripts library and be able to keep everything up to date.