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DigiState expands its activities to Lithuania

DigiState, provider of web hosting and managed services with customers throughout Europe, opens an office in Vilnius to expand its activities to Lithuania. DigiState focuses on offering its e-commerce specialization here. In the current hosting market of Lithuania, there is still room in this specific market segment.

DigiState has been offering a wide range of hosting services for more than 10 years, including web hosting, managed services and security. DigiState’s main focus is on e-commerce and webshop hosting. According to founder and owner Marin Heideman, Lithuania offers a lot of market potential here: “Lithuania is not an unknown region for me. I have been coming here for four years and have therefore been able to form a good insight of the hosting market and the players that are active in this particular market segment. We have had a market study carried out into the possibilities for e-commerce services. The results confirm my view that there are still lots of opportunities in this niche of the market in Lithuania. For example, there are few hosters who deal with Magento websites, something that DigiState specializes in.”

Because Heideman has been exploring the market in Lithuania for some time, he has also built up quite an extensive business network. “Over the years that I have been coming to Lithuania, I have had many interesting contacts,” he says. “As a result, I know with which local parties we can work together to offer our service. Of course, we ensure that the quality of this service is just as high as our services from the Netherlands.”

The website has been fully translated into Lithuanian and DigiState has opened its first office in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Marketing and PR activities are coordinated from here. The data center services are also offered from Lithuania. To be able to offer this, DigiState works together with local parties. For the provision of hosting services, DigiState has also entered into partnerships with Lithuanian data centers. The management of these servers is incidentally entrusted to the DigiState team in the Netherlands.

To support the start in Lithuania, DigiState is organizing a launch party in Vilnius this fall. “By organizing an event we want to make sure that the Lithuanian market gets to know us,” explains Heideman. “We therefore invite prospects to a launch party to present DigiState to them as a reliable provider of high-quality e-commerce hosting.”

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How to Identify A Poor Web Hosting Service Provider?

When it comes to starting your online business, choosing the best domain name, picking a robust website builder and selecting a reliable web hosting are 3 important factors that you need to get right at all costs if you want to achieve success and grow in the online business.

Without getting these basic foundation right, you will simply disappear in the sea of other online businesses out there. Thus, today, we’ll tackle one of these factors, which is web hosting and to assist you in making the right choice.

One of the major warning signs of a low-quality web host is frequent and unplanned downtime. The result of which is a loss of potential customers, leading to decrease in sales, which could ultimately affect your ROI. Also, a sub-standard hosting provider doesn’t invest in the kind of a robust infrastructure that is essential to keep your website safe from all potential harms and cyber threats.

If you are planning on getting a hosting for your site then do check out this infographic to make a well-informed decision.

Comprising of 21 warning signs, this infographic provides you with an overview of the important web hosting features that you need, in order to run a successful online business. These features are essential for your website to perform and function optimally at all times. Plus, it will help you stay a step ahead of your competitors.

A hosting service provider’s failure to offer these basic essentials is a sign of a poor web host.Thus, take a look at the infographic below to identify a poor web hosting service provider, and make the right choice when choosing a web host for your business.

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101 Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About Domain Names

Why Not Getting the .COM TLD You Want Might Not Be the End of the World?

As the Internet continues to grow exponentially, more of its most valued real estate – the .com, is no longer available for new entrants into the domain market. For many, this can be disheartening, especially when that million-dollar idea and million-dollar name took hours to research, plan and draw-up. Though a .com TLD (Top Level Domain) remains the premier TLD in use, other options do exist and may actually be cheaper and better for your brand.

According to domain facts from websitebuilderau.com, a vast array of country and regional TLDs, along with industry and sector-based non-government TLDs exist and are vastly under-populated, meaning getting that perfect domain name may be cheaper and easier than you think.

Most Common Alternative

When it comes to online real estate the second most popular domain TLD is .net. For those who are unable to register their sought-after name as a .com, there is a chance that .net is available. Though not nearly as popular as .com extensions, .net is still used by many of the world’s top brands and are a great alternative if a .com isn’t available.

Cheapest Options

For those looking for a cheaper entry point into the world of online domain ownership many cheap and even free options exist. Up until 1995 .com domains were free to register and since have seen price upsurges. The TLD .xyz is the most used non-governmental TLD and it costs only 59cents to register your domain. Other cheaper options are the free domains registered to the .tk, .cf, .ga, .ml, .cu or .cc TLDs. With these options, it’s possible for anyone to get a piece of the Internet real estate market for little to no investment.

Sector Specific Options

For those looking to register a domain that fits into a specific sector or niche, sector-specific TLDs are a great option. For example, if you were a company looking at releasing a mobile app, the .app TLD may be just what you’re looking for. Other in-demand TLDs that are sector or niche specific include .fan, .web and .club. For those looking for even more TLD freedom, a frequently used technique is to adapt country TLDs to commercial purposes. Examples of this are using something like .dj, the TLD for Djibouti, if you are a disc jockey, or .co (Colombia) to represent corporation or company. By using your imagination, you can increase the possible TLDs available to you and add a little spin on how you market your brand.

Country & Region Options

Another great option for brands and businesses that operate in a specific region or territory is to register their preferred domain name with a country-specific TLD. For example, a Canadian company selling products or services to a Canadian consumer base can register a .ca TLD, or a United Kingdom-based company can do the same with a .uk extension. Currently, top country-specific domain registrations are led by China’s .cn TLD, and other top countries specific TLDs including .de for Germany, .ru for Russia and .tk for Tokelau.

Regardless of your domain’s TLD, the truth is you will need to market your address to draw traffic regardless. In the event you can’t get your brand’s exact .com TLD, these are just a few ways to solve the problem, adding a unique marketing angle and possibly saving you money at the same time.

Here’s a quick infographic that will give you a brief about domain names and facts associated with them: