Hosting Industry Daily Briefing for 03/09/2006

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for Thursday, March 09, 2006.

CFDynamics Announces Agreement with Dell Computers For Hosting Services

CFDynamics, a leading provider of ColdFusion hosting plans, announced a new partnership with Dell Computers today. This partnership will allow CFDynamics to use Dell servers exclusively for their hosting services. This change will provide the customers of CFDynamics with servers that keep running, even in demanding environments.

“Using Dell servers allows us to offer our customers a high quality, well-known brand of servers,” said Jason Egan, the Vice President of Customer Relations for CFDynamics. “These servers have been proven to be extremely reliable, easy to support, all with the back of the well-known brand of Dell.”

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MAAWG Issues First Global SPAM Report

The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, or MAAWG released the results of their first global SPAM report today. The report covers the final quarter of 2005 and found conclusively that nearly 80% of current internet traffic is the result of unsolicited bulk email. Included in the report are the following findings:

  • There were more than 1,000 blocked or tagged inbound emails per mailbox.
  • With more than 1.5 dropped connections for every unaffected email
delivered, there were approximately 500 dropped connections for each mailbox.
  • Participating MAAWG operators saw approximately 4 blocked or tagged
inbound emails for every unaffected email that was delivered, representing 80 percent of the traffic on their networks as abusive.
  • Assuming 1 abusive email for each dropped connection, the ratio of
blocked or tagged inbound emails for each unaffected email delivered increases to 5.6 emails or 85 percent.

MAAWG will continue to provide these reports to the industry and you can download this new report on MAAWG’s site at:

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ServerPronto Pushes Linux Options to the Next Level

ServerPronto announced today that they are now offering the broadest selection of Linux/Unix distribution support in the industry. According to the company’s release: “ServerPronto offers support for distributions like Gentoo, a special flavor of Linux that can be automatically updated and customized for just about any application or need. Then there’s CentOS, an enterprise-class Linux distribution. And let’s not forget Ubuntu, the free Linux distribution with full commercial support. ServerPronto also supports Debian, the Fedora Project, FreeBSD and OpenBSD, among others.”

“Many server hosts offer support for mainline Linux distributions like Red Hat and SUSE,” said Chris Kurzweg, Chief Operating Officer of ServerPronto. “ServerPronto takes the open source concept a few steps further with a breadth of Linux-based operating systems guaranteed to fit the unique needs of organizations of all sizes.”

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eXostream Announces New Control Panel

eXostream, a hosting company, announced today that they have launched a new proprietary control panel for their customers. The panel will allow users to select their own themes and should provide them with more options for managing their sites effectively.

“We are sure that once our customers begin using our new software they will see that it’s a hosting control panel built with your needs in mind. Also we have employed a new professional design for the control panel. It makes managing one’s website an eye-pleasing experience,” suggested Yusuf Qasim, an eXostream partner.

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