Hosting Industry News Briefing for 05/01/2006

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 05/01/2006

Uplink Earth Offers New Affiliate Program

Uplink Earth, an award winning hosting company, announced today that they are launching a new affiliate program that will be used to promote their Windows hosting options. Compensation for affiliates starts at $35 per plan sold and leads that result in the purchase of a dedicated server will result in a $150 commission.

“Affiliate marketing has been an important strategy for uplinkearth in the past several years, and as we continue to expand our products and services, our affiliate program must remain competitive and meet the demands of the people we serve,” said Michael Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO.

Uplink Earth currently hosts more than 40,000 domain names and will provide affiliates with promotional materials free of charge.

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Glowpoint Launches Managed Hosting

Glowpoint, a provider of IP based video communications, announced today that they are now offering managed hosting services. The company has already been chosen to host Radvision’s Click to Meet for Microsoft Office solution.

“We are excited to have been chosen by InterCall and Radvision, as this illustrates our ability to provide diverse solutions for end-users as well as service providers,” says Mike Brandofino, Glowpoint’s CEO. “As part of our recently stated objectives for 2006, we are now beginning to drive new contracted revenue by offering solutions that take advantage of our existing capabilities, including Video Application Hosting and Bridging.”

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Freshosts Announces New Hosting Plans

Freshosts, a UK hosting provider, announced today that they are rolling out new hosting plans that will start at around 7 Pounds per month and will allow customers to run PHP and ASP pages from the same directory.

According to Mike Lee, company’s Sales Manager, Freshosts True Hybrid technology checks each file, sending Windows and Linux pages to clusters using those platforms. “As a design shop, you may get a client that has legacy code on their site that uses one technology, and you want to work with another technology,” said Lee. “This way, you can keep what’s working and build on top of it.

“We are looking to collect beta participants before the site goes live in May 2006,” said Lee. “Beta participants will be able to test the service and then give feed back to the team at Freshosts. “There’s a big sense of energy at Freshosts,” said Lee. “All of the team believes what we’re doing could really change things in the world of hosting.”

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DesignApps, Inc. Announces Free WebProActiveâ„¢ Accounts

DesignApps, a provider of website management tools, announced today that new users of their WebProActive design tool will qualify for a free WebProActive hosting account. This account will allow customers to develop their own blog sites, RSS feeds and more.

John McBreen, President and founder of DesignApps, believes that people will be quick to dive into their personalized promotional account and experiment with this fun and easy-to-use technology. “When people see how easy it is to construct and publish a variety of online elements, such as web pages and blogs, there will be no limit to their online business and eMarketing outlook,” said McBreen upon welcoming the first invitees.

This is a promotional offer, and won’t last long.

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