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Best Shared Hosting  
For the ISP that provides the best shared hosting services


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Best Shared Hosting

The 2008 ISPAs' finalists are:-

  • 123-reg

  • Easyspace

  • Exa

  • Namesco

  • UK-2

Category Criteria

Entrants will be tested on the following:

  • Entrants' shared web servers will be tested for availability and performance.

  • Entrants must be an ISP or a company offering a shared hosting service.

  • Entrants will be given a file that they will place on their shared hosting server.

  • Epitiro will then configure a satellite to periodically download this file in order to measure availability and non-cached download speed.

  • At the end of the monitoring period the availability percentage and average download speeds will be calculated.

Entrants will be judged on the following:

  • Hours of support

  • Offers firewall protection. With cost or at no cost - details of any costs

  • Security measures at data centre(s). Controlled access and monitoring, meets / working to ISO17799 standard. 

  • Describe your patch management process

  • Guarantees for connecting servers to Internet

  • Flexibility: Can the site grow and contract without financial penalty or being tied into a contract.

  • Payment options

  • Price and value for money

  • Domain / DNS management available (web based control panel)

  • Data centre availability / SLAs

About ePages

ePages offers more revenue per customer and loyal customer relationships with powerful rental e-commerce shops

As price pressure constantly grows, high operational and marketing costs drive margins lower, customers want a complete and high-quality product portfolio—a difficult proposition for profitable and sustainable customer relationships.

Think of the possibilities if you were able to quickly and simply extended your product portfolio by offering your customers rental e-commerce shops on a per month basis…

You increase your market share and find new customer groups
Rental e-commerce shops are the perfect way to introduce related products to private customers and small to mid-sized businesses.

You increase revenue per customer
As an additional product to your existing Portfolio, rental shops increase the revenue potential from your existing customers. The margins and ARPU for existing product portfolios will consequently increase.

You improve customer retention
The "single-sourcing" principle is attractive—if a customer rents an ePages e-commerce shop from you, chances are very high that they will remain a loyal customer.

You provide differentiation in your market

Use product bundles with rental e-commerce shops as a competitive differentiator.

You will strengthen competitiveness and your market position
With ePages shops, you open the way to a rapidly growing market segment, strengthen your market position, and remain a step ahead of the competition.

Leading ISPs and hosting providers such as British Telecom, T-Online, Strato, Eclipse and Lycos are already using ePages.
"For us it was important from the very beginning that we could manage the shop solution with an absolute minimum of effort, since we wanted to offer online shops throughout Europe. Only ePages could offer the languages and features we needed right out-of-the box. We use ePages 5 Hosting to provide a three-tier shop portfolio in seven countries. Our partnership with ePages has always been marked by trust and competence."
Holger Thiemann, Product Director Webhosting Europe at Lycos

"We made the right choice with ePages 5. Thanks to our cooperation with ePages and the high availability STRATO server platform in our certified data centres, we are able to offer cutting-edge rental shops with attractive conditions at very favourable prices. 20,000 customers and growing have already chosen a STRATO shop. Now we are introducing rental shops in five additional European countries based on ePages 5."
Markus Schrodt, Chairman Product Management Web Hosting at STRATO AG

Why not try it yourself or contact ePages if you need further information.