I have been doing hosting for almost 10 years now. I can’t believe it. It really only seems like a few years when I think about it. During that time I have started three hosting companies (Actually five if you count hostmonster and fastdomain as separate businesses which they are) and sold two of them (50megs.com, and 0catch.com).
Bluehost and Hostmonster are my primary focus, but I do have other businesses that take some of my time (SimpleScripts.com) as well as real estate interests. The past couple of years have been interesting for me. Health concerns have held me back more than I care to admit and often times I have “sprinted” for a couple of weeks and then took time off to get ready to go again. I hope to put those issues behind me soon.
For the first time in a while I really feel ready to get out there and start crushing the competition again. Anyone who knows me knows I’m at my best when I’m obsessed with winning. I’m ready to start obsessing again I’ve been scheming and plotting knew ways to get a LOT more signups each day. I’m very excited to work on kernel changes and improve technical advances in shared hosting. In addition, I just purchased a 50,000 sq ft buliding to move our business into and will begin construction on our own data center in a few months. When the new data center is in place we might actually get around to doing VPS hosting as well – If we do, watch out! Our VPS method of doing things is different from what others envision and will be VERY good.
I guess I finally got my “hosting second wind”. Its about time! I thought I was getting too bored with hosting, but it turns out I’m just getting started.
Matt Heaton / Bluehost.com