06/23/2006 Hosting Industry News Briefing

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 06/23/3006

Web.com Files Lawsuit Against GoDaddy.com

Web.com filed a lawsuit today against GoDaddy.com citing patent infringement. According to Web.com, “GoDaddy’s Deluxe Hosting Plan infringes on its patent called “Synchronized Server Parameter Database,” which enables customers to have remote access to a control panel that is part of the Web hosting service.”

Web.com is the new name of Interland, a popular provider of numerous hosting services. The lawsuit was filed in Atlanta, since Web.com’s main office is located there. GoDaddy is headquartered in Arizona.

There was no word on GoDaddy’s response to the lawsuit, or if a counter-suit will be filed.

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101SiteHosting Increases Disk Space

101SiteHosting, a hosting provider located in Canada, announced that they are increasing the disk space for their Starter Package hosting plan. The increase will apply for existing and new customers of the company.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to show our valued clients that we appreciate their loyalty and trust in our operations by giving them even more value for their hard earned money,” suggested 101SiteHosting.com’s President, Mr. Gerry Bakker. “It is important to emphasize that the extra space is being offered in recognition of the increasing demands on space from new php and mySQL based applications that we always offered as standard no cost add-ons to all of our hosting plans. We’re quite confident that the extra space will be appreciated by all who already use our full featured hosting offerings that are providing more value than anyone else is offering. When you couple this exceptional combination of package features and no nonsense, all inclusive, pricing you know you’ve got a great deal in performance web hosting,” added Mr. Bakker.

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Comodo PSoft Announces H-Sphere 2.5

Comodo in association with PSoft, released H-Sphere 2.5, complete with a bunch of new features.

According to the company, this newest release, “includes mission critical MS Exchange support. This allows web hosting companies to leverage MS Exchange infrastructure to their customers. The solution breaks below the $10,000 barrier.” Other features include, “dedicated server support, migration scripts to migrate accounts from other control panels, new upgrade framework, windows FTP sub accounts, ASP.NET 2.0, MS SQL 2005, new anniversary based billing scheme as well as greatly improved security. In addition, improvements are added to all other H-Sphere components, like domain registrars, mail system, VPS, remote XML API.”

“This release includes powerful features and highly sophisticated automation capabilities developed with web host operations in mind,” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and CEO of Comodo “Our goal was to provide a robust feature set to manage MS Exchange within a pricing structure that allows even smaller web hosts to expand their offering and generate more revenue.”

Related Resource Article:

WHI’s Guide to Control Panels

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365Main Offers Exchange Point

365Main, a data center operator and developer announced that they offering Exchange Point in San Francisco. According to the company, “SFMIX is immediately available to the 365 Main customers and network providers at its Francisco data center. Every customer will receive a Gigabit cross-connect to the peering fabric without monthly charge. The Gigabit Internet exchange also features direct fiber-optic connectivity to San Francisco’s Financial District and the media and technology corridor located south of Market Street.”

“We’re very encouraged to see progressive data center operators like 365 Main understanding the core economics of Internet growth and allowing their tenants to make the transition to the next generation of multi-gigabit Internet service,” says Bill Woodcock, PCH Research director. “The combination of carrier-neutrality, available physical footprint for growth, and a fast, free Internet exchange point are the ingredients for explosive growth.”

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