iomart Hosting to Support the New World Cup Stats Website 11v11.com
June 14, 2010
(WORLD CUP TECHNOLOGY)
Football statistics website 11v11.com has signed a contract with iomart Hosting to provide round-the-clock managed hosting support in preparation for the rise of interest during the World Cup.
11v11.com is the official website of the Association of Football Statisticians' and it provides almost every possible World Cup statistic and related facts. 11v11.com wants to create a real-time online community where fans from all nations can come together and discuss the tournament with the help of a Twitter-based application, hence allowing supporters to restore the terrace atmosphere during matches.
"11v11.com is planning to be the number one website for World Cup facts and figures and it is a great resource for solving those trivial pub arguments often had with friends," said Phil Worms, marketing director of iomart Hosting. "Once the tournament gets under way, and we get caught up in the excitement, we'll find ourselves digesting every little piece of footballing trivia that comes to hand. Who has scored the most goals at the finals? Who has lost most often? It's compulsive and sometimes more entertaining than the matches themselves!"
The 11v11 website provides complete data on all the 32 competing nations. The site will provide not only the catalogue of results, lineups and goal scorers from the past 100 years of football, but it will also have detailed information on player transfers, disciplinary records, team head-to-heads and a complete analysis of the top 50 goals scored in the World Cup, which was featured on Channel 5 recently.
"Our aim is to establish ourselves internationally as the leading source of historical and statistical football information so we required a web hosting company with similar attributes and ambitions. We decided to use iomart Hosting because they offer fantastic customer service, value for money and, most importantly, have a real willingness and enthusiasm towards football and helping us reach our goals," said Mark Baber, managing director of 11v11.com. "We currently have 1,000 visitors to our website every day but in the midst of World Cup fever, and with the help of iomart, we're expecting this to multiply many times."
Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri