EV1Servers has taken the hardest hit, seeing a net loss of more than 51K hostnames to The Planet since March, with losses of at least 2.9K every month. In September, EV1Servers expanded its offerings, adding virtual private servers (VPS), storage solutions and some managed services.
The Planet’s dominance extends to nearly all major competitors across a wide range of pricing and service models. Of the six major rivals tracked over the past nine months, only Managed.com managed to record a monthly switching gain head-to-head against The Planet, recording modest gains in March (70 hostnames), June (175) and July (600) but still winding up with a net loss of 4.6K sites.
“By bundling service items and eliminating mandatory up-front fees, we’re trying to make managed hosting solutions affordable for everyone,” said Steven Canale, The Planet’s Total Control Sales Director.