06/07/2006 Hosting Industry Daily Briefing

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 06/07/2006

Rackspace Adds New Servers

Rackspace, a provider of hosting solutions, announced today that they have added several new HP servers to their lineup.

“We selected the HP ProLiant because of the price for performance advantages it provides,” says Lew Moorman, senior VP of corporate strategy and product development for Rackspace Managed Hosting. “The combination of HP and AMD technology has resulted in a powerful, enterprise-class server that offers high reliability and scalability for our customers’ complex applications.”

The servers all feature the dual-core AMD Opteron 200 Series processors and according to the company, ” the HP ProLiant offers management and monitoring tools to offer better service to Rackspace customers.”

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123Reg Offers Free Domain Names

123-Reg, a provider of domain name registration and hosting services in the United Kingdom, announced that they are giving away free domain names, but there is a twist.

According to the company, they will be “giving away a free website address and site building package for every baby born during the World Cup period. The promotion will run between 9th June and 9th July 2006 and gives parents of all new-born babies the opportunity to share photos and stories relating to their latest addition with friends and family.”

“We’re offering all new parents the chance to register for a domain name for their baby, to host pictures and stories of their development online, so they are able to document all those special moments and share them with friends and family,” comments Mark Beyer, Sales and Marketing Director at 123-reg.

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AIT Debuts Test Drive Program

AIT Hosting, a provider of various hosting services, announced today that they are debuting their new test drive program. According to the company, the “Test Drive Program includes both reseller and single-user hosting plans, and each comes with more than 100 free features, included in every AIT option. As customers test drive the model of their choice, AIT’s staff of technical mechanics will be at their disposal 24/7, toll-free and through the company’s online ticket system.”

“Like everyone else in the industry, we put a lot of time, money, and effort into creating a product that customers will want to buy,” said Clarence Briggs, AIT’s Chief Executive Officer. “This puts all of that work to a real test.”

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Gearworx Rolls Out New Hosting Plan

Gearworx, a provider of hosting solutions, announced that they have rolled out a new hosting plan. This new plan will provide customers with support for PHP and MySQL 5.0 as well as Ruby on Rails, Postgre and much more.

“We know our customers, know our market and know technology. We put extensive research into the hosting abilities of technology.” said William Gregorian, CEO, Gearworx.

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