Easy CGI CEO and President Interviewed by HostReview.com

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Easy CGI president says hosting companies in the US learned their lessons in the last economic downturn and are well-positioned to survive the current one. He says the key is to be flexible in offering service plans and technology and to be highly responsive in customer service.

New technologies, such as Virtualization will help hosting companies survive the current economic downturn, says Dan Richfield, president of the Web hosting company and Microsoft partner, Easy CGI (http://www.easycgi.com).

"Hosting companies that survived the last downturn in 2001 - 2002 learned their lessons well. They've not only adopted new, more flexible hosting technologies, they've also streamlined their operations, standardized their services, and have learned the importance of responsive customer service."

Richfield was recently interviewed by Hostreview.com -- regarded as the leading Website for the hosting industry -- and appeared on a roundtable discussion about the economy's effects on the industry.

"The industry has matured and stabilized over the last 8 years," says Richfield. Before 2000, every hosting company pretty much developed its own, ad hoc solutions for their server platforms. Now there aren't so many different platforms and standards, and successful companies have adopted best practices for the technologies they support, whether it is a Linux or a Windows server environment."

Richfield also says the health of the hosting industry should be easier to maintain because the Web is even more integral to business than it was in 2001.

"The key is to be flexible about providing hosting plans that give customers what they need. At Easy CGI, we are driven by what our customers want, rather than trying to force them all in to one mold. That's why we were one of the first companies to offer a full, competitive range of hosting plans for Linux as well as Windows."

"Some of our customers want the very latest Windows Server environment, the moment it becomes available. Others are content to stay with older, more familiar technology. We give both of them what they want. Through our close ties with Microsoft, we were able to offer Windows Server 2008, a full month before it was generally released. But we continue to fully support earlier versions."

The company is also a Platinum Sponsor of DotNetNuke, a content creation and management platform with a modular core that makes it easy for Easy CGI customers to create, customize, deploy and manage their websites, intranets and extranets.

But it is virtualization that holds the key to the hosting industry's future success.

"Virtualization is gaining a real foothold in the hosting industry," says Richfield. "With Virtual Private Server hosting, companies can enjoy the scalability, flexibility, security and other benefits of dedicated hosting, but at a significantly lower cost for hardware and support services. That's good news for IT managers tasked with controlling their budgets and good news for hosting companies who need to control their own costs and retain their customer base."

To read more of the Hostreview.com interviews with Dan Richfield please visit http://www.hostreview.com/news/editors/HostingRoundtable_page1.html .

For more information about this release, contact:
Ted Beckwith

Easy CGI
2 Blue Hill Plaza, 1st Floor
PO box 1614
Pearl River, NY 10965

About EasyCGI.com
Our management team founded Easy CGI after running a successful regional Internet Service Provider since 1994, giving us over 12 years of real world experience in the industry. Since its inception in 1998, Easy CGI has become a globally competitive Web Hosting Provider, hosting over 20,000 Web sites.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 Web Hosting providers worldwide, Easy CGI has demonstrated that it has the ability to provide the kind of reliable and advanced hosting services that our customers demand.

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