Dropmysite picked Xpress Hosting as a partner in the region to offer its services to more than 100,000 customers. Since it is already available in Spanish, it will be especially easy for users to adopt the service.
As part of the deal, Xpress Hosting will also market all Dropmysite products throughout South America, Spain, and Spanish speaking regions in the US. Spanish is the third most popular language used on the Internet.
Website backup services are often a natural fit for web hosts, and Dropmysite also offers email backup through its Dropmyemail service, which creates an additional value-add for a web hosting partner.
While Dropmysite has partnered with web hosts in Asia and Mexico so far, it is planning to expand its partnership channel significantly over the next year, suggesting it could target web hosts in the US for its next leg of growth. Last year, Dropmysite opened an office in Dallas and acquired US cloud backup and sharing site Orbitfiles to strengthen its North American presence.
The deal comes a month after Dropmysite expanded into Japan through a partnership with hosting company GMO Cloud, who in addition to investing in the Singapore-based startup, began reselling its email backup service Dropmyemail.
According to The Next Web, Dropmysite is the web backup service and initial service launched by Dropmysite, while Dropmyemail is a service that was introduced later, but has become its most popular product. Its latest product is Dropmyemail Business, which allows SMEs backup of corporate email accounts. Collaboration, file sharing and online backup are among the most popular applications for SMBs, recent research by Parallels has found.
Dropmysite is currently available in eight languages, and has offices in the US, Argentina, Japan, India and Singapore, according to a report by SGE.
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