The 2012 Annual Awards took a fresh look at the web hosting industry. The awards’ scope was expanded to cover the increased demand for cloud services by adding three new categories reflecting the latest developments in the cloud space.
Awards were presented in 10 categories covering the entire range of web hosting services. Additionally, in a community-focused competition, HostReview 's visitors had the chance to determine the best web hosting providers of 2012 in the 5th Readers' Choice Award, sponsored by WebiMax. Over 10,000 visitors took part in the nominations and voting rounds of the campaign.
This year's winners are some of the world's most innovative web hosting companies that offer cutting-edge services to their clients. Over the past year, the honored hosting providers brought incredible value and delivered innovative solutions to companies, individual clients and the industry as a whole.
“The maturation of Cloud Hosting is one of the most exciting changes that we’ve seen to the hosting industry since affordable dedicate server,” said Darren Tabor, CEO of DevStart, Inc. “It is our pleasure to be able to recognize the dynamic companies that are leading the way in creating new categories of web hosting.”
The Best of 2012 Awards winners in each category are listed below:
• Best Web Hosting Company: LiquidWeb.
• Best Dedicated Server Package: Superb
• Best Managed Hosting Service: iomart Hosting
• Best Affordable Hosting: Arvixe
• Best Reseller Hosting: Heart Internet
• Best VPS Host: Linode
• Best Cloud Service Provider: Storm On Demand
• Best Hybrid Cloud Solution: Logicworks
• Best Managed Cloud Solution: SingleHop, Inc.
• Best Private Cloud Service: Storm On Demand
• Readers’ Choice Award: Arvixe
For the complete list of finalists and other information please visit the annual awards page at http://www.hostreview.com/
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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’
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