ClearDev, LLC, a new web hosting provider based in New York City, is giving customers everything they need not just to host a web site, but to build their own web logs (blogs), photo galleries, personal portals, or project management systems with only a few clicks. Using a special application called ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œInstallatron,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ClearDevÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s subscribers have immediate access to some of the most popular open source scripts and web applications on the Internet today. From PHP-Nuke, which is the ultimate in personal portals, to phpBB, one of the most widely used bulletin board applications on the web, ClearDev currently offers 29 different applications for its personal portal or multi-domain hosting clients.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve had a great response from clubs, families, and nonprofit organizations that don’t have the resources to invest in a Web development team. When they use ClearDev for hosting, they know they can log into their control panel and with a couple of clicks have a very professional, robust, and full-featured web site that can be maintained and updated through a Web browser,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Paul Mayson, ClearDevÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Co-founder. For anyone that’s looking to voice their views and opinions, share photos, or build a community on the Web, these tools make it automatic.
ClearDev customers build sites for everything from promoting their aspiring art and music careers to keeping family and friends in the loop on what’s going on in their lives, including organizing weddings. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOne of our customers had family on both coasts and he used a PHP-Nuke site to keep everyone up to date with blog entries and an online calendar. Then, after the honeymoon, he posted pictures of the wedding,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â recalls Mayson. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHe later told us when it was all over that it probably saved him hours of e-mailing and phone calls just having one central place for family and friends to check in and get the updates.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â