Hosting Industry News Briefing for 03/22/2006

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 03/22/2006 Launches New Affiliate Program

Globat, a provider of hosting services, launched their new affiliate program, GoFlex, today. According to the company’s release, the program will offer up to, “$200 commissions per sale, multiple payout days, as well as RSS feeds which can be integrated with affiliate sites to automatically stay up-to-date with’s latest promotions.”

Payouts will be every two weeks and once affiliates reach over 10 sales per month, they will be invited to a higher tier of the program where they can earn even more money.

“We have always recognized the extreme value that affiliates offer to our business and the industry in general,” said Ben R. Neumann, President and CEO, “We want to show how much we value our affiliates by offering them an unbeatable commission structure backed up by great management tools and support.”

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HostColor Sponsors Bloggers

HostColor announced today that they will begin sponsoring bloggers who cover topics related to webmaster topics. According to the company’s release, these topics include: “web design, development, hosting industry’s trends and analysis, domain names and dns, security, client side programming & scipting, e-commerce advice, site promotion, search engine optimization, Internet marketing, forum maintaince and other webmaster related issues.”

The hosting plan for these bloggers will include the popular blog tool Wordpress, as well as Mambo, Site Builder and an Image Gallery.

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GotWebHost Announces New VPS Plans

GotWebHost, a provider of shared hosting services, announced today that they are now offering Virtual Private Server hosting plans. The plans include up to 50 unique IP addresses and 10 Class C subnets.

Director of Marketing & Support, Tanya Martin, said of the new service, “our VPS customers have the ability to increase the amount of disk space and bandwidth usage they may want on the fly. We now offer packages with up to 10 individual Class C subnets. With VPS, people that are not quite ready for the expense of a dedicated server will be able to operate with the security of knowing that nothing they do is going to effect anyone else on the server, and mistakes made by others will not effect them.”

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GoDaddy Transitions to Windows Platform announced today that they are transitioning from Linux over to Windows. The move will affect the 4.5 million domain holders.

“Our business is based on providing the best possible service at the lowest possible price. This strategy requires us to maximize all of our resources, particularly our technology assets,” says Warren Adelman, GoDaddy president and COO. “It was clear from all of the testing we’ve conducted that Microsoft provides an efficient and scalable operating platform, while also providing the performance needed to handle our extraordinary growth.”

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