Hosting Industry Daily Briefing for 02/28/2006

Here’s your daily hosting industry briefing for Tuesday, February 28, 2006.

Template Monster Debuts New Stretched Templates

As more people upgrade to larger monitors, the need for your site to maintain its design no matter what your visitor’s resolution has become more important. Template Monster announced today that they are now providing templates that “stretch” making your content appear the same, regardless of the size monitor your visitor is using.

“Now the situation is so that we can proceed with improving this side of our production process. This is why we started this new product line. Stretched templates also known as liquid templates are available as both HTML templates and Flash templates,” says David Braun, CEO of Template Monster.

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RackFirm Holds iPod Contest

Miss out on a free iPod during Globat’s recent giveaway? Well, you still have a chance to win a free iPod, thanks to RackFirm’s new contest. RackFirm is offering a chance to win a 30 gig video iPod with a full-color screen to anyone who purchases a new hosting plan from the company. All new customers will be automatically entered to win the drawing which will be held on after March 31st.

The main eligibility requirement is that new customers must purchase one year’s worth of shared or dedicated hosting. The second place winner will receive a year’s extension of their hosting package and the third place winner will receive discounts and other prizes.

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Register.com Offers Professional Design Package

Don’t have time to design the stellar ecommerce website you’d like to have? Register.com announced today that they are now offering a new Build-It-For-Me + Ecommerce design package for their customers.

The new service also includes a free 30 minute monthly website consultation to help users improve their sites and their sales. Tools such as email, anti-virus and an online file cabinet are also offered with this new package.

Monica Hodges, General Manager of Retail at Register.com says, “An online storefront that would normally cost thousands of dollars with a private web designer can now be obtained easily and inexpensively at Register.com.”

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WebsiteSource Adds Firewall

WebsiteSource, a popular hosting provider, announced today that they recently purchased two new firewalls will assist the company in stopping internet attacks and manage activity and application traffic more effectively. The company selected Cisco ASA 5500 Series Security Appliances for their needs, and will use them in conjunction with their Website Source DDoS Protection Suite.

“As network traffic increases, the Cisco ASA 5500 firewalls will provide our company the scalability for higher security and speed,” says Stephanie Rosendahl, CEO of Website Source. “Our security system will serve as a benchmark for other hosting companies to follow.”

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TimeHost Announces Hosting Anniversary Specials

TimeHost is celebrating their 11th year in business by offering all new customers a 30% discount on their Linux based hosting plans. In order to take advantage of this special, new customers must use the coupon code SPRING when they order. The discount will be taken off of the initial invoice, so customers that purchase a year’s worth of hosting can save extra money.

TimeHost’s plans start at $4.75 per month and feature toll-free telephone support, online billing support, and MySQL.

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