07/05/2006 Web Hosting Industry News Briefing

Here’s your daily hosting industry briefing for 07/05/2006

Eiledon Solutions Adds New Services

Eiledon Solutions, a South Africa based web development company, announced on Wednesday that they have added new services to their current offerings. According to the company they are now offering a “new range of website hosting services includes domain registration, website hosting and email services. Eiledon Solutions can register customers .co.za, .com, .net, .info and .biz domain names. A .co.za domain costs ZAR99 per annum and a .com, .net, .info and .biz will cost ZAR150 per annum each.”

Six different hosting plans are available from Eiledon and start at ZAR35 per month. Each plan comes with at least one or more personalized email addresses. With the current exchange rate, these plans are well priced for international customers as well as South African customers.

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WebHostGear Announces New Security Solution

WebHostGear, a provider of hosting tutorials and server administration, announced that they have developed a new security solution. The tool is called “Nobody Check” and can be used with CPanel, a popular web site control panel.

The company states, “the tool, available free of charge, detects malicious processes that may be running on vulnerable servers. If such processes are detected, a report is sent to the server administrator via email. Administrators can configure the tool to run at selected times, ensuring regular server functions are not disrupted.”

“Security is serious business for web hosts,” said WebHostGear Founder Steven Leggett. “All too often we see IRC bots and other malicious processes masking themselves under legitimate names—like Apache – when their only actual function is to exploit the server and distribute viruses or spam.”

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Dotster.com Rolls Out Redesigned Site

Dotster, a well known domain name registrar, rolled out a new site design this week. According to the company, the new design offers easier navigation, faster load-times, and a brand new tool to help domain name owners.

The new DDS or Domain Discovery System is a speedy tool that will help Dotster customers quickly find domain name information. Although the new design was rolled out last month, the company waited on customer reaction before officially announcing the change.

“The new site is showing measurable improvements in visitors click paths,” said Marci Hansen, Dotster’s Director of Marketing. “Instead of clicking in many different directions, we’re seeing our customers land exactly where they want to spend time in one or two clicks.”

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BGHosts Rolls Out New Hosting Plans

BGHosts, an international hosting provider, announced this week that they are offering new hosting plans that are targeted towards the British expatriate community living in Belgium and throughout Europe.

The new plans start at just 1.99 Euros a month and new customers are eligible for over 300 Euros worth of free software, and 24-hour technical support that is accessible through their online control panel.

“We are bringing Web site design to the masses,” says Neil Hodgson, CEO of BG Hosts. “Our flexible hosting plans mean our customers have cutting edge technology in their grasp for very little money. Our focus is on total customer satisfaction.”

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