Hosting Industry News Briefing for 03/29/2006

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 03/29/2006

JBoss Announces New Open Source Products

JBoss, a provider of Open Source solutions, announced today that they have launched two new open source products.

JBoss Messaging is a messaging utility, which according to the company’s release will bring enterprise level messaging to the mass market through their open source and standards-based platform. JBoss Web will provide, “high-performance Web server capabilities to Apache Tomcat and JBoss Application Server users.”

“JBoss Messaging and JBoss Web signify another important milestone in JBoss’ technology vision,” says Shaun Connolly, VP of product management for JBoss. “These projects expand and enhance the JEMS stack for our high-end customers while maintaining the simplicity and modularity that have established JEMS as the leading open source platform for SOA.”

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Rackspace Signs Deal with JBoss

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Netfirms Launches New Reseller Plans

NetFirms, a provider of shared hosting solutions, announced today that they have several new reseller plans that are now available. These plans start at $39.00 per month and offer up to 240 GB disk space and 9 TB bandwidth. The MultiPro 12 plan comes with 12 free domains, while the MultiPro 6 plan offers six free domains.

“What makes MultiPro reseller plans stand out is the massive plan specifications,” says Thomas Savundra, President of Netfirms. “MultiPro plans have much more disk space and bandwidth than any other product on the market. Netfirms can offer these large plans because of our unique and scalable clustered server technology environment.”

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Plesk 8.0 Launched

SWSoft announced today that they have officially launched Plesk 8.0. According to the company’s release Plesk 8.0 features “customizable interface templates, domain aliases, Virtuozzo integration, integrated Acronis True Image module, system monitoring and an auto installer.”

“Plesk 8.0 for Linux/UNIX is not only a significant milestone for our company with its new Plesk Desktop capabilities and other important enhancements,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. “Plesk 8.0 raises the standard for hosting automation in delivering maximum usability, integration and availability. With the new Desktop feature, control panel users can for the first time quickly and easily create a personalized, task-oriented dashboard for functions they care about most.”

Related News Story:

GoDaddy Partners with SWSoft

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StartLogic Hosts 50,000 Sites

StartLogic, a provider of shared hosting services, announced today that they are now hosting 50,000 websites. This is a growth of nearly 30,000 sites since last year. StartLogic’s plans currently start at just $4.95 per month and offer marketing tools, free site builders and a host of other features.

“Our great prices and packages help us obtain new customers, but it is our customer service and value-added customer benefits, like our customer forums, that keep them here,” says John Raygoza, GM for StartLogic. “These happy people tell others, and that’s another reason our customer base continues to grow.”

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MonsterHosting Announces Shared Failover Hosting

MonsterHosting, a Canadian web hosting company, announced today that they are now providing shared failover web hosting services. Failover hosting refers to a new process that synchronizes files throughout geographically separated servers. This new program also includes uptime monitoring, which checks on a site’s availability every two minutes.

“We spent a lot of time listening to what business customers are looking for in a web host,” says MonsterHosting president Lisa Jones. “And we’ve overwhelmingly seen that uptime is the number one priority for most of our target demographic.”

MonsterHosting’s new plans start at $15.95 per month and include a 60-day money-back guarantee and daily synchronization for site files.

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