Hosting Industry News Briefing for 05/02/2006

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 05/02/2006

Dotster Offers New Hosting Plans

Dotster, a provider of domain name registration and hosting services, announced today that they are now offering several new hosting plans. The new plans offer higher disk space and bandwidth allotments, and existing customers will also see a change in their limits.

According to the company’s release, the new packages will also contain, “free DNS Management, email forwarding and a host of free scripts including e-commerce and payment processing, content management, chat, search, galleries, polling, blogs and games.”

“Dotster’s new Web hosting packages underscore our commitment and emphasis to deliver the best value and highest level of service to our customers,” says Clint Page, CEO of Dotster. “The aim is to pack each hosting package with tremendous space, speed, and technology while keeping the price aggressive. I’m confident what we’ve created is the greatest Web hosting value currently available on the Internet.”

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Soholaunch Joins Fantastico De Luxe

The makers of Soholaunch, a popular online site creation tool, announced today that they have joined forces with Fantastico De Luxe. This new partnership will allow users to enjoy a “one-click” installation of Soholaunch, using the Fantastico De Luxe tool. In addition, users will also have access to a special Partner Control Panel which will provide them with Soholaunch marketing materials which include, “comprehensive feature marking Web page, feature flash tutorials, product screenshots and a complete online user manual.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for Fantastico De Luxe hosts using cPanel to now effectively market Soholaunch to their end users,” says Jim Buckler, CEO of Soholaunch. “By making Soholaunch’s new marketing materials available to subscribers of Fantastico De Luxe, more hosting companies can now promote Soholaunch Pro Edition Web Site Builder as a valuable addition to their offered hosting packages.”

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ServePath Selects netZentry Clean Traffic

ServePath, a provider of hosting services, announced that they have select netZentry’s Clean Traffic application for their dedicated and co-location customer’s security needs. The application will provide customers with protection from external internet attacks.

“We’ve always offered our customers attack protection on a network-wide level, but now for the first time we’re able to individually offer our customers true protection from targeted denial of service attacks. Those who opt for protection can rest assured that their services will remain available even under attacks specifically directed against their servers or web sites,” said John Keagy, President, ServePath. “CleanTraffic™ is the first and only product in the market which enables us to offer an additional layer of such individual protection to thousands of our customers.”

“Targeted attacks are becoming increasingly common. netZentry’s CleanTraffic™ is the only solution that offers fine-grain protection to maintain accessibility of individual services even when under attack,” said Rangaswamy Vasudevan, CEO of netZentry. “We are pleased to be able to help ServePath deliver important value to its customers and at the same time generate new streams of revenue for them,” he added.

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Free Ruby on Rails Hosting Offered

HostMySite, a provider of shared hosting solutions, announced today that they are now providing a free Ruby on Rails beta trial. Both current and new customers will be able to take advantage of the free trial package. CEO, Lou Honick said, ‘’We are proud to offer customers the opportunity to try Ruby on Rails for free before we add the functionality to our plans. While other hosts are content to rush services out as quickly as possible, is proud to deliver quality, well-tested hosting solutions. Every new technology we offer is put through rigorous testing in a beta environment in order to provide maximum value for our customers.’’

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