Hosting Industry News Briefing for 04/13/2006
Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 04/13/2006
Verio, a shared hosting provider, announced today that they are now offering Open Computer Network (OCN) Hosting Service for Windows, a Microsoft Windows-based shared hosting suite in Japan. The new plan will allow small and medium sized companies in Japan the ability to develop and manage their internet presence.
“The extension of the Open Computer Network service to the Japanese market speaks volumes to the flexibility and scalability of the Windows platform, as well as to the success achieved with the service in North America,” said Pascal Martin, general manager of Worldwide Hosting at Microsoft Corp. “By using Windows as the hosting platform, NTT Communications’ customers can take advantage of the tens of thousands of developers creating applications and services based on the .NET Framework.”
“This is the first time NTT Communications has offered a shared Web hosting service based on Windows to meet the needs of .NET Web developers in small and medium sized enterprises,” said Masaaki Sano, Director, Broadband IP Services Business Division at NTT Communications. “Our small and midsized business customers can now experience the same level of stable, reliable, and innovative services as Verio’s high quality shared hosting services for Windows at a reasonable price.”
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The makers of Soholaunch Pro, a web-based site creation tool revealed today that they are now offering this application for free. You can get your own copy at Download.com or at Hotscripts. The Pro Edition comes with the builder itself as well as an integrated content management system.
“This is an exciting opportunity for end users to build a high quality manageable web site in a matter of minutes,” says Jim Buckler, CEO of Soholaunch. “By making the use of Soholaunch Pro Edition available free to end users more businesses and individuals will be able to take control of their own Web presence.”
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BulkRegister, a provider of domain name registration services announced today that they are now offering several new tools for their customers. According to the company, these new tools will assist domain name owners in managing, selling and evaluating their domains.
“The feedback and response we’ve gotten on our Domain Folders and other new tools has been tremendous,” says Eric Rice, general manager of BulkRegister. “People use our interface and management tools much like a small business owner uses QuickBooks. They become a critical part of the daily management of the domainer’s business, so they have to be powerful and robust tools that help save time and money.”
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Hostirian, a provider of hosting solutions, announced today that they are launching a new outsourced Microsoft Exchange service. This service comes complete with spam and antivirus protection and will be run off of the company’s high quality/high availability platform.
According to the company’s press release, â€œHostirian offers a robust and secure Managed Exchange via ether shared or dedicated server platforms. Shared is a SOHO service with up to 50MB of mailbox space, Silver supports 100- 250 users via a Dell PE1850 and Gold supports 250- 500 users via a DellPE2850. All features such as Microsoft Outlook 2003 Software License (PC Access), Outlook Web Access, Calendaring, Contacts, Public (Shared) Folders, Meeting Planner, Tasks, Notes, Rich Text and HTML Email Messages, Offline Use, Outlook Rules for Email Management, Set up Archive Folders (.pst files), MAPI Access, Integration with Managed SharePoint Workspace, are included.â€
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