Hosting Industry News Briefing for 04/24/2006

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 04/24/2006

GoDaddy and Gearworx Now Supports Ruby on Rails

GoDaddy, a provider of budget priced domains and hosting solutions, announced today that they are now offering support for Ruby on Rails. Ruby is an open source framework that is enjoying increasing popularity, thanks to it ease use and powerful capabilities.

“Our customers are finding Ruby on Rails to be incredibly valuable in shaping their online presence,” said Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder. “We are pleased to be able to offer support for a framework that increases the utility of the sites we host.”

In related news, Gearworx, a provider of hosting solutions, also announced that they are now offering support for Ruby. “Our in-house developers found Ruby on Rails to be incredibly valuable in shaping the online presence of customer websites,” said William Gregorian, CEO. “We immediately realized the importance of Ruby in our web hosting packages and we are pleased to be able to offer support for a framework that increases the utility of the sites we host.”

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Template Monster Launches PHP Learning Site

Template Monster, usually known for providing templates for a variety of different sites and CMS’s announced today that they have opened a new site that will assist programmers in learning PHP. The new site can be found at and will provide a variety of different tutorials on PHP.

“Since we launched we received tons of requests for reliable PHP materials,” says Sergio Blanco, Project Manager of Template Monster Educational Network. “PHP is not a magic at all. Anyone can learn it if he has proper materials on hand. All our PHP materials are properly categorized. Newbies and advanced users will easily find needed materials.”

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Media72 Launches Hosting Plans

Media72, a design and development company located in the UK, announced today that they have launched a line of hosting plans and are offering a 33% discount to all new customers.

“Media72 have been in the hosting, web design and development business for over five years. Previously we have only offered web-hosting solutions to our clients, until we decided to open up our services and offer quality, customizable hosting at an affordable price to everyone. We understand the needs of today’s web designers and developers because experienced web designers and developers formed Media72 hosting,” suggested a company spokesman.

“As web designers and developers we found it very difficult to find a hosting solution that would fit our needs, especially when starting out. Every hosting company would either restrict our ability to design and develop compelling, cutting edge websites by restricting control, or we found ourselves renting dedicated servers where we had to manage everything ourselves when all we wanted to do was install some extra software to run a cool feature on a website. At Media72 we believe we have found the perfect solution to this problem, we offer fully managed hosting solutions so you have the time to concentrate on the issues that matter, like creating compelling websites for your clients, while also allowing you the control you need to be able to run and install custom software when needed,” added the spokesman.

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## Joins Forces with Comodo

Authorize.Net announced today that they have joined with Comodo in a multi-year deal to offer Comodo’s range of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) based Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates.

Roy Banks, Authorize.Net President says, “With an SSL certificate issued by Comodo, merchants will be assured that all data passing between their Web site and the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway remains secure and confidential. In addition, by displaying the Comodo TrustLogo Site Seal, our merchants are sure to boost their customers’ trust and confidence.”

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