Web Host Industry Review Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Hosting industry's leading resource celebrates 10 years serving the hosting and data center business; still growing after a decade.

The WHIR has achieved what it has over the years through aligning itself with the interests and the needs of the hosting business

The Web Host Industry Review (http://www.thewhir.com), the leading resource for information on the web hosting industry, celebrated its 10th anniversary on May 10, 2010, a major milestone for a company that has, for a decade now, made a business of serving the community of hosting providers and data center operators, and the ecosystem of customers and vendors it supports.

The WHIR will be celebrating its 10th anniversary throughout the rest of the year at its WHIR Networking Events series - a schedule that will bring the company to Toronto, Boston, Phoenix, Denver, Washington, DC and Vancouver over the remainder of 2010. In particular, the company plans to celebrate the anniversary at its Toronto event on May 20, 2010. The company is headquartered in Toronto.

"The WHIR has achieved what it has over the years through aligning itself with the interests and the needs of the hosting business," says WHIR publisher Stephen Mayhew. "We're very fortunate to have been involved for the last ten years in one of the most exciting and interesting businesses in the world. We've benefitted along the way from the real sense of community that exists in the hosting business, and we're thrilled to have been able to contribute something to that community along the way."

Over the course of a decade of publishing, the WHIR has grown from a small online publication into an extensive resource for hosting providers and for users looking for information concerning the hosting business - including an extensive directory of hosting providers and a vast knowledge base of how-to articles for hosting customers.

Since starting out, the WHIR network has expanded to include WHIR Magazine, a print publication issued five times a year; WHIR TV, the largest source for video interviews of hosting industry representatives; WHIR Blogs, which include regular contributions and insight from a long list of notable industry experts; and WHIR Jobs, a job board designed to help hosting providers fill positions with hosting professionals.

Most recently, the WHIR network has expanded to include WHIR Webinars, a regular series of online seminars hosted by the WHIR and covering a broad range of topics of great interest to the hosting industry, and WHIR Networking Events, the series of networking events the company has held in cities around the US and Canada during the last two years.

As of May 10, 2010, the WHIR's online network consisted of more than 74,000 pages, including more than 22,000 news and feature stories and more than 1,200 blog posts. The site has more than 39,000 registered users and more than 8,000 hosts have added their details to the WHIR directory.

"The WHIR has always been free and ad supported, so it's through the dedication of our readership, and some really great partnerships with sponsors that we've been able to keep growing for 10 years," says Mayhew. "And we've got some excellent new projects in the works for 2010. We're going to keep on expanding the WHIR network, and keep finding new ways to serve the hosting community."

Since 2000, The Web Host Industry Review (http://www.thewhir.com) has made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the Web host industry providing reliable, insightful and comprehensive news, reviews and resources to the hosting community. TheWHIR Blogs (http://www.thewhir.com/blogs) provides a community of expert industry perspectives. The Web Host Industry Review Magazine (http://www.thewhir.com/magazine) also offers a business-minded, issue-driven perspective of interest to executives and decision-makers. WHIR TV (http://www.thewhir.com/tv) offers on demand web hosting video interviews and web hosting video features of the key persons and events of the web hosting industry. WHIR Events (http://www.whirevents.com) brings together like-minded hosting industry professionals and decision-makers in local communities.

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