06/29/2006 Hosting Industry News Briefing

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 06/29/2006

365Main Announces Expansion

365Main, a data center operator and provider, announced that they have further expanded their current operations. New data center facilities were added in Phoenix, Los Angeles and Virginia.

The 135,000 sq. ft. Los Angeles facility in El Segundo was opened today and their new Phoenix facility that has over 315,000 sq.ft. is also operational. The 145,000 sq. foot data center in Virginia will open its doors for business on September 1st of 2006.

“We created 365 Main four years ago with the vision of supporting the next wave of technology growth on a national level with a smart, patient and sound growth plan, and today that vision becomes a reality,” said Chris Dolan, 365 Main President and Founding Partner.


HostGator Expands in Canada

HostGator, a provider of hosting solutions, announced that they are expanding their operations in Canada. The company’s main office is in Boca Raton, FL, and their new Canadian office will be their first subsidiary.

According to the company, “Host Gator Canada will handle both general administrative tasks in addition to support tickets originating out of the US offices in Boca Raton. Approximately a dozen technical system administrations will be working out of the Toronto office by the end of the year.”

“Host Gator’s expansion to Canada is a major milestone in our company’s history,” said Brent Oxley, President of Host Gator. “The company has grown rapidly and we felt it was necessary to expand our administrative and technical support infrastructure in order to maintain the level of service our customers are accustomed to.”

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Opera Browser Vulnerability Found

Opera, a popular alternative browser, was found to have a serious security flaw. The weakness was first discovered by Secunia Research. According to Secunia, “The weakness can be attributed to Opera’s failure to reset the SSL security bar after displaying a download dialog from a SSL enabled Web site. This allows a non-trusted Web site to display yellow SSL security bar from a trusted Web site.”

The brand new release of Opera 9.0 is vulnerable, as well as the previous version 8.54. A fix has been employed for Opera 9, and all users have been asked to upgrade to the new version. The threat has been rated as low, but still bears some concern.


ServerPronto Debuts New Pricing Plan

ServerPronto, a provider of hosting services, announced that they have debuted a new pricing plan for their dedicated hosting customers. The company, which is a division of Infolink, specializes in enterprise level dedicated hosting, but realized that their pricing approach was leaving some customers in the dark.

According to the company, the “new pricing plan lets customers customize features to suit their needs. Whether customers choose the $29.95 Starter package, the $69.96 Power package, the $249.95 Xtreme Power package, or one of their other affordable packages, ServerPronto gives customers control of how much RAM, hard drive space, and multihomed bandwidth they purchase, claims the company. Additional customizable selections include Operating System, Control Panel, firewall, monitoring, additional IP addresses and port.”

“Our enterprise customers have made it clear that they want customization,” said Chris Kurzweg, Chief Operating Officer of ServerPronto. “That’s why ServerPronto has developed this customized approach to dedicated servers. Now customers can get the resources they need—when they need them.”


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