Hosting Industry Daily Briefing for 02/23/2006

Here’s our hosting industry news daily briefing for Thursday, February 23, 2006

PowerSurge Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Adding Seven New Free Value-Added Services to its Web Hosting Packages announced today that in celebration of their ten-year anniversary they are adding a slew of new features for their customers. According to David Wieland, the CEO of PowerSurge, “We’ve been very lucky to have managed to stay prosperous and ahead of the curve in this cut-throat industry. Our clients have been nothing but amazing and we look forward to ten more years of earning their business.”

The new features include the addition of the following content management systems and blogging tools: Mambo, Xoops, WordPress, b2evolution and phpWiki. Also included is the popular open source shopping cart, OSCommerce and Coppermine Photo Gallery.

Wieland commented, “We’re nothing short of thrilled to be able to offer these new value added services along side our national award winning support and service.”

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Volusion Launches Fastest Checkout on the Web™

Volusion, a popular provider of ecommerce solutions announced today that they are launching the “Fastest Checkout on the Web ™” This new solution pares down the entire checkout process to one page, making it easier for customers to quickly make their purchase, avoiding a long process that frequently results in shopping cart abandonment.

In addition to this new feature, sites will be able to utilize the new “guest checkout” option which will not require customers to create an account before placing an order. In some cases, this may be the make or break feature for customers who are in a hurry, or do not wish to create their own account.

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Website Pros Announce New Contest announced today that they are holding a new contest named the Fusion Freebies Giveaway, which will run through March 21 of this year. All you need to do to gain eligibility is purchase NetObjects Fusion 9 from February 21 until the contest ends.

The grand prize is Web design workhorse, and a Dell Dimension E310 with a Pentium 4 processor, 512MB ram, 160GB hard drive, a DVD burner, and a CD burner. The second prize is a 30GB Apple Video iPod and third prize is a 2GB Apple iPod Nano.

NetObjects Fusion 9 allows site owners the ability to easily create rich sites without requiring any knowledge of HTML.

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Mail Foundry Announces New Service

There may just be a new weapon to add to your arsenal in the never ending fight against spam. announced today they are now offering MailFoundryHosted which will provide small and mid-sized companies with a hosted anti-spam and anti-virus solution. The company states that the have a 99% success rate in blocking spam.

David C. Troup, the CEO of MailFoundry stated today, “MailFoundry Hosted provides a unique value to our customers by providing them with the most accurate anti-spam service at a remarkable price. MailFoundry Hosted allows us to offer our Human Intelligence powered anti-spam to business that prefer not to manage internal hardware based solutions”.

Pricing is reasonable and starts at $9.95, which includes ten hosted email accounts. Currently, you can take advantage of a 30-day free trial of the service by visiting

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