07/13/2006 Hosting Industry News Briefing

Here’s your hosting industry daily briefing for 07/13/2006

GlobalWebBrands Premiers New Prices

GlobalWebBrands, a provider of hosting services, announced that they are now offering new low prices on some of their hosting plans. The new plans are geared both towards personal site owners and business site owners.

Pricing starts at $1.88 per month and customers are allowed to design their own plan through the company’s various al a carte options. According to the company, this allows site owners the ability to control their monthly hosting costs, without scrimping on necessary services.

“We feel our new approach to the Web hosting market is both unique and innovative,” says Daniel J. Briere of GlobalWebBrands. “Clients benefit because of the power they now have in choosing the features they need at a price level they can afford, and we benefit because we have happier clients.”


BeePaw and Pegasus Join Forces

BeePaw, a provider of guest check services, announced that they have formed a new partnership with Pegasus Ventures, a company specializing in web design. The two companies will be working together to form a new hosting venture as well as design, domain registration and more.

“We are excited to offer this new service on the guestchecks.us Web site,” says Beepaw president Robert Dewey. “We continue to look to partner with other companies that provide inexpensive services to restaurant owners and Pegasus Ventures brings experience and fantastic customer service we are glad to offer on the Web site.”

The unique hosting plans will start at $329 per year and will include hosting, domain registration, free updates, email and unlimited page design. According to the company, updates can be performed by email or over the phone.


CrystalTech Offers Free Hosting

CrystalTech, a hosting provider specializing in NT and Unix based hosting, announced that they are now offering free hosting for their customers. The summer promotion will allow CrystalTech customers the ability to enjoy free hosting until 2007.

“We’ve always strived here at CrystalTech to provide top-of-the line, feature-packed hosting plans that not only offer the utmost in service and support but provide the best value to our customers as well,” said Robert Cichon, CrystalTech’s Chief Operating Officer.

The company stated, “customers can order a new shared hosting plan and receive five months of hosting for free when they pre-pay for the first month and setup fee. Customers can take advantage of this sale on any new shared hosting plan priced $7.95/month and up by using the ‘SUMMER2006’ promotional option when ordering at CrystalTech’s website before July 31st.”


IceWeb Partners with CompUSA

IceWeb, a provider of hosted exchange services, announced that they have partnered with CompUSA, a well-known technology retailer. Their new agreement states in part, “that CompUSA will resell IceWEB’s products including IceMAIL Hosted Exchange email and collaboration service through its business services web site and at the business services counters nationwide. IceWEB Office Suite, which includes IceMAIL, allows small businesses to securely communicate by sharing email, calendar and contact information.”

John R. Signorello, Chairman and CEO of IceWEB stated, “This is a great opportunity for our company. IceWEB’s IceMAIL is the first Microsoft Hosted Exchange product available through an established retail channel. Having CompUSA’s 1,100 small business sales representatives pushing our product through more than 240 stores and the business services Web site, will be a huge boost for our product and brand. CompUSA’s substantial presence amongst the small business marketplace makes this agreement a great match for selling our products since this is IceWEB’s primary market.”

“Technology is critical for small businesses,” said Brian Woods, Executive Vice President and general merchandise Manager for CompUSA. “Business owners can rely on CompUSA for comprehensive technology solutions, including products like IceWEB that allow business owners to increase productivity and focus on the bottom line.”


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