Like any technology based industry, the world of Web hosting is driven by two simple things. Products are designed to fulfill the need of the end user, and then more often than not updated to reflect what the end user actually ends up using the product or service to do.
In Web hosting one example of this is mobile websites and the site builders used to make them. Early on in the stages of shared hosting offerings we saw that a website builder became a tool, not only allowing users to make their website without any real technical knowledge, but also to allow Web hosts to differentiate themselves from the competition. An easy to use website builder could make the difference between a client who came and went, versus a long standing, loyal customer base.
As the popularity of personal and business websites grew, site builder tools became expected in any hosting package, and standard solutions like Plesk Sitebuilder and RVSiteBuilder became popular amongst most hosts.
In the last couple of years we have started to see an emergence in the number of people who never visit a website from their PC or MAC, but rather their mobile devices. Whether it is a smartphone, like an iPhone or Android device, or the old Motorola RAZR that never stopped working, so you never replaced it, end users are starting to access all their information from the web on their devices.
The hardest part of this is that there has been no consistency in what each device browser supports, meaning that any time an user wanted to update their web site to work on a mobile device, they likely needed to do multiple variations of it. This could be a timely and costly endeavour.
Luckily, technology caught up to the trend. Mobile site builder tools such as MobArt (http://mobeeart.com/) and goMobi (http://gomobi.info/home.html) have made it easy to take the key elements of your existing website, and make it user friendly for mobile site visitors, regardless of the platform or Operating System.
What does this mean for website owners? Make sure you use a host that offers ones of these tools, so you can easily make your website accessible for the masses, from wherever they like.
Looking for a Web host with an easy to use website builder? Look no further than our Web and Mobile Site Builder showcase, at http://www.tophosts.com/showcases/webdesign/.
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