Toronto, Canada – (The Hosting News) – February 14, 2007 – Web hosting provider for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB), Netfirms’ MultiPlatform application, will allow developers to use both Linux and Microsoft Windows-based web hosting platforms simultaneously.
Designed to to facilitiate building dynamic web sites and applications. the solution was developed to unify both web development environments providing seamless integration, cutting development time and hosting costs. Through proprietary technology developed by Netfirms, developers are able to use virtually any web programming framework from either platform at the same time, on the same website. Netfirms MultiPlatform delivers the most complete range of Windows and Linux based web site development tools available today under a single account including ASP.NET 2.0 and 1.0, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Linux, Apache, MySQL, Ruby on Rails and PHP.
Damian Tran, President of ColorShadow Communications remarked, â€œAs a web development company, keeping IT costs down is very important. With Netfirms MultiPlatform, we no longer have to buy two separate accounts to use both Windows and Linux development tools to build our clientâ€™s web sites. Netfirms is giving its customers the best of both worlds at an affordable price.â€
According to the company,
Netfirms customers can leverage MultiPlatform technology through the Netfirms Business plan from $14.95 (U.S.) a month. Customers who select the Netfirms Business plan can build their website with both Microsoft and Linux functionality plus get 150 GB of disk space, 1,500 GB transfer, five free domain names, email, e-commerce, statistics and 24/7 customer support.
John Zanni, Director of Worldwide Hosting at Microsoft Corp. offered, â€œMicrosoft is committed to building bridges across the industry to deliver products to its customers that are interoperable by design. By working with Netfirms to integrate Microsoft Windows technology into its hosting platform, we are giving customers greater choice in the web hosting technology they can use to build their websites and applications.â€
Thomas Savundra, President of Netfirms, Inc. added, â€œIn the web hosting market customers are often forced to choose between Windows or Linux platforms to build websites. We saw an opportunity to turn the industry on its head and no longer force developers to choose. We expect our customers to see tremendous value with Netfirms MultiPlatform.â€
Netfirms, Inc., founded in 1998, is a provider of web hosting solutions and technology to successful small and medium-sized businesses, home office, entrepreneurs and individuals worldwide. Netfirms hosts over 1,200,000 websites, delivering trust, quality, and reliability each and every day. With offices in the U.S. and Canada, Netfirms is one of the largest web hosting companies in the world.
To learn more, please visit: www.netfirms.com/web-hosting/web-hosting-business.