Chicago, IL, February 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- HostReview (http://hostreview.com), a top-rated online resource for the web hosting industry since 1998, announced the winners for its 5th Annual Web Hosting Awards. In eight categories, the site’s editorial team and visitors selected the companies who made a mark in the previous year. The Annual Web Hosting Awards are a global recognition of innovators and market leaders, set up to reward outstanding contributions within the Web Hosting industry.
Awards were presented in 8 categories reflecting the rapidly-changing hosting technologies and business practices. HostReview's readers had the chance to elect the winners for the 3rd Readers' Choice Award, sponsored by GlowHost, and for the third consecutive year, Verio was recognized as the best web hosting company. Over 5,500 visitors took part in the nominations and voting rounds of the campaign.
This year's winners stood out amongst an increasing number of high-quality companies and proved to be leaders in the hosting industry, offering cutting-edge technologies and services.
“The Web Hosting Industry is changing dramatically in new and exciting ways,” said Darren Tabor, CEO of DevStart, Inc. “It is our pleasure to be able to recognize the dynamic companies that are leading the way.”
The award categories and the respective first place winners are:
• Best Web Hosting Company: SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.
• Best Dedicated Server Package: LiquidWeb
• Best Managed Hosting Service: NaviSite
• Best Budget Hosting: 1&1 Internet Inc.
• Best Reseller Hosting: Verio
• Best VPS Host: ServInt
• Best Cloud Computing Service: Amazon S3/EC2
• Readers’ Choice Award: Verio
The full listings can be viewed at http://www.hostreview.com/awards/2010_annual_awards
When ranking the firms, the HostReview editorial team takes into consideration a suite of factors, including offered services, package diversity, customer support, new products and services, feedback, and overall performance of the selected companies.
HostReview (http://www.hostreview.com) is a popular online destination for people who look for the best hosting deals. The site features a comprehensive article section, industry news, and one of the most complete directories of hosting service providers. HostReview.com is frequented by various audiences, ranging from industry insiders to internet entrepreneurs.
About DevStart, Inc.
DevStart, Inc. (http://www.devstart.com) is a leading online provider of unique content and powerful tools for the web hosting, website promotion, and domain name registration industries. Since 1998, the DevStart Network has been a popular and trusted source of information and resources for webmasters. DevStart’s major properties include HostReview.com, IdeaCafe.com, PromotionWorld.com, DomainInformer.com, SBInformer.com, and a variety of other websites that cater to webmasters and online business owners. Our experienced staff, unique editorial features, and powerful free tools make the DevStart Network the Webmaster’s Homepage.
Founded in 2002, in the mountains of the sleepy town of Crested Butte, Colorado, GlowHost.com, Inc (http://glowhost.com/) has grown by leaps and bounds and is now one of the most widely recognized names in the Web Hosting Industry today. GlowHost specializes in highly available, affordable web hosting plans for personal use, small to medium sized business, and mission-critical Enterprise hosting operations that require complex clustered solutions. GlowHost's focus on individual customer attention and customized technical support have made it a popular choice for tens of thousands of website owners of all ages and nationalities from across the globe. GlowHost offers a 60 day no questions asked money back guarantee, so you can essentially try their service before opting for a long-term, discounted contract.