Hosting Industry News Briefing for 05/16/2006

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 05/16/2006

AT&T Adds Gaming Services

During the Electronic Entertainment Expo, AT&T announced that they have added a new range of services for gamers. The company is currently providing services for Sony Online Entertainment and two of its popular online gaming titles, EverQuest and PlanetSide.

“Our online gaming clients have a critical demand for not only the bandwidth and network capacity on demand, but also the special operations center for gaming customers,” says Chris Costello, director of hosting and utility computing at AT&T. “AT&T’s gaming practice has successfully tailored the way hosting services operations should function for nonstop online gaming services.”

AT&T has also set-up a 24/7 technical support team that will be dedicated to providing their gaming customers with near real-time responses.

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LittleStar Acquires CPanelDemos.com

LittleStar Web Networks, a provider of web development services, recently revealed that they have acquired CPanelDemos.com, a popular provider of demo services for CPanel. The service provided by CPanelDemos allows web hosting companies to feature popular and full featured demos of the widely-used control panel without the security risks of running them on their own servers.

“The motto here is direct – Web hosts should not be forced to gamble the security of their customers’ Web sites by hosting demos on the same servers that they host other sites,” says Sarah Pacopac, new owner of cPanelDemos. “Our clients really appreciate what we do.”

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CubePanel 2.1 to Support Red Hat Enterprise

Biztology, the manufacturer of the control panel Cube Panel, announced that release 2.1 of the panel will support Red Hat Enterprise. Customers who prefer CubePanel can now use it on Windows Server 2003, Fedora Core 3 or Red Hat Enterprise. According to the company, more versions of Linux will soon be supported as well.

“We don’t want to force our clients to choose between Cube Panel and their favourite server platform. We want to give them all the tools needed to achieve their goals,” said Ricardo Coelho, Biztology’s Customer Service Manager.

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WebHelps Launches New Hosting Plans

WebHelps, a provider of hosting solutions, announced today that they have added several new hosting plans to their current line-up. According to the company, the new plans come in four different flavors: “A La Carte, Web Tools, Wiki and Online Community, which include add-ons like blogs, MatchMaker, voice and text chat rooms and live help chat.”

“We will continue to offer a free Web site to customers, but have added a ‘bare bones’ traditional hosting plan priced at just $1.59 a month in order to have available a plan that almost anyone can afford,” says WebHelps CEO Michelle Wilbers. “Our new and improved hosting plans give customers more choices, more service options, and more flexibility in managing their sites. Our 99.9 percent uptime guarantee assures we are able to provide a reliable hosting solution and with the wide variety of plan options, applications and service add-ons we are the one-stop shop on the net.”

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