I am pleased to announce several new enhancements to WebHostingTalk.com visitors and members. Based on the feedback from community members, we have spent a great deal of time and energy to further enhance WebHostingTalk.com for industry professionals and those visiting WHT to find web hosting. Please allow me to take a moment to discuss these enhancements.
WEB HOSTING REQUESTS
A few months ago, the request forums were removed from WHT due to abuse and other issues. However, we recognize the necessity of offering visitors to the site a way to request hosting solutions from the professionals who frequent WHT. As such, we are pleased to introduce a new way for those seeking web hosting to find the perfect host.
A new link now appears at the top of every page: “HOST QUOTE”. Visitors to WHT can click on this link, complete a simple form, and this information will be submitted to WHT members who choose to become a “LEADS SUBSCRIBER”, which is detailed below. Web hosting companies who have subscribed to receive leads will then have the ability to contact the person seeking hosting and provide them with a hosting plan to fit their needs.
While the HOST QUOTE form only appears on WebHostingTalk.com today, iNET will soon incorporate the same form on other iNET Interactive sites. Currently, people seeking Shared, Dedicated, Managed Hosting, and collocation services can submit a quote.
In addition to the Web Hosting Requests system implemented today, we are also launching WHT’s PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP program. For a nominal monthly fee, WHT community members can receive many enhancements, including:
• Advertising discounts on WebHostingTalk.com
• Advertising discounts on all iNET Interactive properties
• A subscription to the “WHT Insider”, a monthly newsletter for hosting professionals
• Customizable WHT skin, allowing for you to hide any forums you do not wish to see, access to a WYSIWYG post editor, ability to customize the appearance of the WHT index page, and more
• A Premium Member bar below the name
• Increased Private Message storage space
• Access to a WHT RSS feed to be able to pull new posts from WHT for your own application
• Access to 10 additional discussion forums for advanced discussions
Additionally, all 6 month and 12 month premium subscriptions will receive a free t-shirt and mousepad, available only to Premium Members.
Hosts who wish to have access to the leads generated by the HOST QUOTE system described above need a subscription to the WHT LEADS MEMBERSHIP. With this membership, a new forum will appear which details all of the leads received. All of the submitted contact information is then available to contact the person seeking hosting.