WebPros at CloudFest 2022



Last week, WebPros was once again part of the world’s biggest cloud event, CloudFest 2022. Back to its original form at the Europa Park in Germany, professionals and cloud enthusiasts were invited to gather together for the long-awaited conference to kick off.

Today, we take a look back and present to you the highlights of WebPros at CloudFest 2022.

At last, the WebPros team came together, connecting both people and ideas to create new business opportunities to make a difference. With the intention to meet and greet, it was an absolute pleasure to be back with our partners again.

WebPros Speeches and Presentations at CloudFest 2022

Each month, Plesk analyzes 311.000.000 domains worldwide, leading to invaluable insights into the hosting and cloud industry. That’s how we know how to support our partners best. 

To develop next-generation solutions for our partners, we have interviewed 300+ web agencies and hosting providers to learn more about their needs. 60% of websites are built by agencies & web professionals. 83% offer hosting services.

Next to the main stage, we had our professional speakers ready at the booth for a series of Booth Talks. Let’s take a look at the sessions presented for you.

WebPros Booth Talks

Boost your server with Plesk. Overview of 2022 Roadmap by Anton Akhtyamov – Product Manager at Plesk.

Anton offered an overview of the roadmap for 2022, presenting the new features that are planned to come out with Plesk this year.

WP Toolkit – Growing Together by Anton Akhtyamov – Product Manager at Plesk.

Anton took the opportunity at the booth to present the key features of the WP Toolkit, and the various ways in which WP Toolkit can assist partners to serve WordPress users better.

How web design agencies become your new revenue driver by Hendrik Koehler – Head of Product Management for Sitejet at Plesk and Malte Sieb – Head of Software Development for Sitejet at Plesk.

Malte and Hendrik presented the unique way in which Sitejet offers a complete, END-to-END solution for web agencies and hosting providers.

How our partners provide better support thanks to 360 Monitoring by Vincent Van Megen – Head of 360 Monitoring at Plesk and Lucas Radke – Product Manager at Plesk.

Lucas and Vincent presented the strength of 360 Monitoring, a powerful tool that keeps you up to speed with everything that happens in and around your online infrastructure.

The Journey of monitoring a WordPress Fleet by Nils Langner – Manager of Web Testing Products at Plesk and Lucas Radke – Product Manager at Plesk.

Diving deeper into monitoring, Lucas and Nils shared their experience when it comes to keeping track of multiple WP websites, and staying ahead of downtimes.

Why being online is not enough (anymore) by Niko Koerner – Head of cPanel SEO.

Niko presented a shift in the hosting industry. No, it’s not enough to get SMBs online, it’s crucial to make them visible as well! Just being in the room is not enough anymore. This is where cPanel SEO comes in, offering to increase your website traffic and optimize your content.

As the world’s top internet infrastructure industry event, CloudFest helps set the tone for our industry. A who’s who of partners, leaders, consumers, end users, and executives gather in Europa Park, Germany, for presentations, discussions, product launches and demos, face-to-face meetings, and so much more.

We appreciate the opportunity that CloudFest provides us to not only showcase the flagship brands of our ecosystem (cPanel, Plesk, and WHMCS), but also connect with our partners and colleagues. We had an amazing time meeting one-on-one and attending the myriad of presentations, keynotes, and panels.

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Our very own CTO of Cloud Platform and Incubation Projects, Jan Loeffler, kicked things off with his keynote presentation “WordPress by the Numbers.”

This guide to the galaxy of WordPress revealed there are over two billion hostnames worldwide, over 717 million of which are active within the WebPros domain database, and over 80 million of those hostnames are running WordPress as its primary CMS.

Jan went on to reveal some of our research, including that 60% of websites are built by web age

ncies and web professionals, and that over 80% of agencies resell hosting. It was also shared that 1 out of every 3 WordPress websites on the internet are powered by a WebPros control panel, either cPanel or Plesk.

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WebPros Product Managers Adam Wien and Andrey Kugaevskiy presented “WordPress & WebPros: Elevating UX & Fortifying Security in the WordPress Universe.”

This served as the official launch of our two new WordPress-centric products: WP Guardian and WP Squared. Andrey and Adam led the audience through how to leverage these products to deliver top-notch management of WordPress site with WP Squared and industry-leading protection of WordPress websites with WP Guardian.

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“The Influence of AI in Hosting: Expanding Your Revenue Horizons” was also presented by Jan Loeffler.

By bridging the gap between his own grandfather’s local winery 30 years ago and today’s eCommerce-centric global storefront, Jan led the captive audience into the modern world of AI-driven solutions and how to leverage these solutions for smarter resource allocation, predictive maintenance, enhanced security, and overall pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the cloud and hosting market in general.

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Hendrik Koehler, Director of Product Management of Sitejet, presented a masterclass entitled “Sitejet Builder for cPanel and Plesk: Unlocking Profit Potential.” By framing the dramatically changing hosting market against the growth of SaaS providers alongside WordPress, Hendrick presented Sitejet Builder as the user-friendly, feature-packed, and overall powerful tool that it is.

With its inclusion within both cPanel and Plesk, Hendrick illustrated exactly how Sitejet Builder enables users to launch optimized websites and stay competitive in an increasingly aggressive and expanding space.

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CloudFest is always a whirlwind event, filled with fruitful meetings, interesting and compelling presentations, discussions, product demonstrations, as well as the spontaneous interactions and overall unexpectedness we’ve come to appreciate that all coalesce into CloudFest being the outstanding event that it is.

Of course we’ll be returning to Europa Park again in 2025, but first: June 5-8, 2024, is CloudFest USA in Austin, Texas; we’ll see you there, pard’ner!

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