Boca Raton, Florida – (The Hosting News) – August 2, 2006 – Shared, dedicated and reseller hosting leader, Host Gator, has premiered its VOIPo, a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service. VOIPo will operate as an independent subsidiary of Host Gator, and is targeting late September for a live launch.
According to the company, VOIPo will offer the VoIP telephone service in 6,000 markets throughout 50 US states. The service will be available directly to customers, giving them the ability to place and receive phone calls with broadband Internet connections at a much lower cost than standard phone lines. Through its proprietary platform, Host Gator will also offer the service to its web hosting partners on a reseller basis.
Timothy Dick, President and Chief Executive Officer of VOIPo commented, ”Let’s face it: VoIP is hot and it’s getting hotter. As the technology advances, we’re fast approaching a point where switching to a VoIP-based service is the only logical option for smart consumers. VOIPo will not only provide those consumers with a rock-solid option, but it will also allow entrepreneurs nationwide to enter the VoIP market easily and capitalize on the demand.”
VOIPo Founders, Timothy Dick and Brent Oxley have extensive backgrounds in the web hosting industry. Prior to founding VOIPo, Mr. Dick served as Vice President of Operations for VoIP provider ViaTalk and web hosting provider HostRocket. Mr. Oxley is the President and Founder of Host Gator, one of the world’s leading providers of shared, dedicated and reseller hosting. Host Gator currently has over 500,000 domains hosted as well as an extensive network of over 11,000 resellers.
Mr. Oxley added, ”Offering an emerging technology such as VoIP is a great way for our web hosting reseller partners to expand their service portfolio and generate more revenues,” said Oxley. We plan to duplicate Host Gator’s success in reseller hosting with VOIPo’s reseller VoIP offerings.” The company is currently conducting private Beta testing and will soon invite pre-launch group members and select Host Gator customers to try out the service.
Host Gator is a provider of shared, dedicated and reseller web hosting services focused on the consumer and small business markets. Founded in 2002, Host Gator has become a leader in reseller hosting, assisting over 11,000 businesses become web hosting companies. Host Gator has offices in Boca Raton, Florida and its data center operations are co-located out of The Planet’s facility in Dallas, Texas, enabling it to access Tier-1 backbone providers such as UUNet, Sprint, Level 3, Global Crossing, Verio and AT and T. HostGator’s shared hosting plans are priced at $6.95, $9.95, $14.95
per month, with a semi-dedicated virtual hosting plan priced at $74.95
per month. Each plan is supported by HostGator’s 24/7/365 phone support, and comes with a 99.9% uptime and 30-day
To learn more about the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service, please visit: www.voipo.com.
For more information about Host Gator, please visit: www.hostgator.com.