Best web hosting providers in 2020: Wix, WordPress, more

There are thousands of web hosting providers. Some hosting companies run their own data centers. Others rent virtual machines from cloud service providers. All provide some way for their customers to appear online. But choosing the web hosting service that’s right for you can prove to be quite the challenge. While you no longer need to be a programmer or an IT professional to properly configure a web presence, you do need to understand marketing and design and know how to get your message across.

We’ve spotlighted four classes of web hosting services, ranging from providers that give you a quick and easy way to build your website, all the way up to the big companies that provide full datacenter infrastructure capabilities as a service.

And with that, let’s start with the web hosting plans many entry-level folks will be most comfortable with, the website builders.

The point-and-click website builders

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Lemongrass Supports the Launch of Professional Services in AWS Marketplace

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ATLANTA, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lemongrass, a leading professional and managed service provider of SAP enterprise applications running on Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced today that it is participating in the launch of Professional Services in AWS Marketplace. As a participant in the launch, Lemongrass is one of the first AWS Premier Consulting Partners to quote and contract services in AWS Marketplace to help customers implement, support, and manage their software on AWS.

Lemongrass works with leading enterprises across multiple verticals in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. The company has been working with AWS since 2010, is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, and was the second company globally to achieve the AWS SAP Competency designation. It was recently awarded the coveted AWS Migration Competency designation, in addition

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Cloud services: The top 3 leaders and the rising stars

Category leaders land on top thanks to broad product portfolios, compliance expertise, and extensive partnerships, according to ISG.

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The ISG Provider Lens Quadrant Report on public cloud providers puts Accenture at the top of list of companies that provide consulting and transformational services for large accounts.

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Accenture, Amazon Web Services, and Deloitte are the strongest cloud providers, according to a new report from the Information Services Group. Accenture took the top spot in two categories—consulting and transformation services and managed public cloud services. AWS was the leader in hyperscale infrastructure and SAP HANA infrastructure services. Deloitte ranked highest among the four leaders in the governance, risk and compliance services category.  

The ISG Provider Lens Quadrant Report of public cloud providers assesses solutions and services based on portfolio attractiveness and competitive strength. 

The global infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market grew by 14% year over year in the third quarter, according to

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After reaching $40B in revenue in record time, Amazon Web Services hints at its own reinvention

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy with a chart showing AWS revenue growth at the company’s virtual re:Invent conference this week. (Screenshot via webcast)

Kicking off the annual Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference this week, AWS CEO Andy Jassy pointed to a major milestone for the tech giant’s cloud division: AWS has officially surpassed $40 billion in annual revenue, and not at a leisurely pace. AWS added an incremental $10 billion in revenue in 12 months, faster than ever.

Jassy showed stats that put AWS’s share of the cloud infrastructure market at 45%, more than double its closest competitor, Microsoft Azure. But he sought to assure the virtual audience that AWS is not even close to its zenith, citing the 96% of the estimated $3.6 trillion in global IT spending that has yet to shift to the cloud.

“It means that there’s a lot of growth ahead of us,” he

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Amazon Web Services org chart under CEO Andy Jassy

  • Amazon Web Services has seen its growth slow down in recent years amid intensifying competition, the COVID-19 pandemic, and simple law of large numbers.
  • Business Insider identified and mapped out 95 of the most powerful people under AWS CEO Andy Jassy, who are leading key growth areas at the company.
  • They include influential execs such as Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels, and Twitch CEO Emmett Shear, as well as some less familiar names, like Kathrin Buvac, the new vice president of business development, and Matt Garman, the head of sales and marketing.
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For the better part of the past decade, Amazon Web Services was the

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5 Tips to Connect With Customers Off the Web


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In this digital age, it’s no surprise that the marketing efforts of many businesses are focused online. But whatever happened to offline marketing? Does it even still exist? Indeed it does. Proven offline marketing tactics still exist — and should be part of your marketing toolbox. Go outside the realm of digital marketing tactics with these five tips for promoting your business offline. 

Related: 5 Ways to Help Your Small Business Survive During the Pandemic

1. Dole out business cards 

Business cards can help you lure in prospects and network with other businesses and individuals. Not only are business cards pretty cheap to make, but they’re also super-easy to give out. Meet a potential investor? Hand them a business card. Potential customers? Give them a business card. 

If you already have business cards printed and ready

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Amazon Web Services Extends Deal With Zoom

(RTTNews) – Amazon’s cloud platform Amazon Web Services or AWS announced an extension to its agreement with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. to be its preferred cloud provider.

The multi-year agreement is expected to enable Zoom to rise to the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zoom will continue to leverage AWS’s global infrastructure and portfolio of services, including capabilities in compute, storage, content distribution, and security.

With AWS’s portfolio of services, Zoom could grow its core video meeting platform and innovate new customer experiences for its corporate and individual customers, Amazon said in a statement.

The companies are also collaborating to develop new solutions for Zoom’s enterprise users.

Zoom, which was in partnership with AWS since 2011, expanded its relationship earlier this year to keep up with surging demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. According to the company, hundreds of millions of new Zoom participants began to use the platform

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Web Summit: Breaking Bad stars, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston introduce their new mezcal to a global audience

LISBON, Portugal, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Speaking at Web Summit: Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston introduced their new mezcal to a worldwide audience.
  • The duo also hosted a remote Happy Hour with attendees at Web Summit. 
  • Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul joined European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at 100,000-attendee online conference Web Summit.

The Breaking Bad duo has reunited for a new adventure, which began three years after the end of the critically-acclaimed show. “We said, ‘Let’s go down to Oaxaca, Mexico, and let’s spend a week and see if we can find something that really appealed to both of us’.” – Bryan Cranston

Aaron Paul recounted the story of how they found their palenque and described the experience as ‘romantic’: “We stumbled upon this little village three hours from OaxacaSan

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BlackBerry Teams Up With Amazon Web Services to Manage Vehicle Sensor Data

Shares of security software specialist BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) soared on Tuesday, following the company’s announcement of a collaboration with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). The former smartphone giant has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop a platform that helps automakers collect and analyze data from vehicle sensors.

What is BlackBerry IVY?

The BlackBerry IVY system is a scalable software platform with deep roots on AWS cloud computing services. This vehicle data platform provides consistent and secure methods for gathering vehicle sensor information, packaging it into a normalized format, and preparing the data blobs for real-time analysis running on the car’s own processors as well as deeper dives through AWS-based cloud computing services.

BlackBerry’s role in this partnership consists of using machine learning tools to collect and normalize data from thousands of parts made by dozens of different manufacturers. In many cases, there are no industry standards available, and BlackBerry IVY

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AWS CEO Andy Jassy explains huge bets in hybrid cloud

  • Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy used his keynote at the AWS re:Invent conference on Tuesday to announce the introduction of several new products and services for the hybrid cloud market.
  • Hybrid cloud is a model that connects public cloud platforms like AWS with a customer’s own servers and data centers. 
  • Notably, Amazon Web Services spent years ignoring — and sometimes trashing — hybrid cloud computing, even as rivals like Microsoft, IBM, and Google have invested heavily in the technology. Jassy now slams those efforts as having “never lived up to the hype.”
  • At re:Invent this year, AWS announced smaller sizes of its Outposts devices, which allows customers to host the company’s cloud services from their own data centers.
  • It also announced that it would allow customers to host from their own servers Amazon Elastic Container Service and Elastic Kubernetes Service, developer tools that help manage cloud infrastructure.
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