March 18, 2013 - Industry-leading managed and unmanaged Virtual Private Server provider KnownHost announced today that it is sponsoring online radio leader EclecticRadio at this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida, for the March 22-24 weekend. EclecticRadio, a five-year client of KnownHost, is leveraging a managed virtual private server to power its worldwide live dance radio business from The Netherlands and its coverage of the Ultra Music Festival. The premiere electronic music festival, now in its 15th year, attracts 200,000 fans from around the globe. “We're pleased to help EclecticRadio realize its dreams of reporting live from the Ultra Music Festival,” said Justin Sauers, CEO of KnownHost. “KnownHost prides itself on providing leading technical assistance and the best in customer service day-to-day, and also tries to go the extra mile to support its Managed VPS Hosting clients and the VPS Hosting industry in other ways, including sponsorships like these.” “First of all, we want to thank KnownHost for the amazing sponsorship for us at this event,” said Jasper Van Der Meer, co-owner of EclecticRadio. “With interviews, live updates during the event, and live social media posts, we are set to deliver amazing reports of the atmospheric and massive Ultra Music Festival 2013!” According to a blog post from Edison Research and Arbitron, Edison’s study of technology consumption in America showed that weekly usage of Internet radio increased from 22% of Americans in 2011 to 29% in 2012. This is historically-significant, as it is the largest increase the study has ever shown since the statistic was first tracked in 1998. In addition, a recent white paper from TargetSpot indicated an increase in streamed Internet radio usage. Internet Radio listenership has actually reached about 42% of adult U.S. broadband households in 2012, up 8% versus a year ago. The study also shows an 87% ownership increase for tablets and a 22% jump for smartphones among Internet radio listeners. KnownHost reported in an earlier press release that the VPS Hosting industry is also anticipated to grow, citing that an article on TheWhir.com noted that Peter Hopper, CEO of DH Capital, said at the Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit last year that “he thinks managed and hybrid cloud models will be extremely effective in the next 12 months.” KnownHost is recognized for monitoring 247 physical servers for its managed products, also placing it as the number-one web host among the HyperSpin rankings for reliability and uptime. KnownHost achieves a 99.984% uptime ranking, exceeding the 99.5% benchmark that HyperSpin considers to be a reliable web host. Its sister provider, RocketVPS, ranks number-one in uptime for unmanaged hosting services, with a 99.997% uptime ranking. KnownHost.com is also a recipient of a 2013 Editors’ Choice Award from web hosting directory and review site FindMyHost.com for Managed VPS Hosting, which bases its recognition on both editor-level and consumer-level reviews. For more information, email [email protected], or visit www.knownhost.com. About KnownHost LLC KnownHost LLC is a privately-held professional web hosting company founded outside of Washington, D.C. It offers affordable web hosting plans through packages featuring Managed Virtual Private Servers (VPSs), Managed Hybrid Servers, Managed Dedicated Servers, and Unmanaged Virtual Private Servers (RocketVPS.com). The firm provides a 99.980% uptime for its managed products on a base of 232 servers, and it operates data centers in Texas, California and New Jersey. For more information about KnownHost, please visit www.knownhost.com.