San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – December 13, 2005 –
Yahoo! has increased the feature set of its web hosting product by tapping into the blogging expertise of Six Apart. Under a new agreement, Yahoo! will offer its customers the ability to create weblogs hosted by Yahoo! and built using Six Apart’s award-winning Movable Type software.
Six Apart has optimized its Movable Type software specifically for Yahoo’s hosting environment, resulting in performance that is 140% faster than the vast majority of hosting environments. Additionally, Movable Type is the most popular business blogging software in use today, and is the choice of most major corporations, organizations and professionals.
”Our goal is to make it simple for anyone to begin blogging, without significant technical expertise or resources,” said Guy Yalif, Director of Web Hosting Products at Yahoo!. ”We hope that integrating Movable TypeÂ with Yahoo!’s scalable and reliable hosting platform will help expand the universe of business and professional bloggers. All someone needs is a few minutes, a credit card, and an opinion to start blogging right now.”
Anil Dash, Six Apart’s Vice President of Professional Products added, ”Blogging is quickly moving into the mainstream as companies grow their businesses by using blogs for marketing purposes, for internal workgroups and even for content management. By partnering with Yahoo! and customizing Movable Type specifically for their environment, we have created the best Movable Type experience on the web. Professionals now have an easy way to install, customize and expand their Movable Type weblogs, all hosted and managed by the recognized leader in website and blog hosting.”
According to Rich Riley, Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo! Small Business stated, ”With tens of millions of existing blogs and an estimated 70 thousand new blogs being created everyday, Yahoo! is committed to meeting the needs of the growing blogosphere, by helping bloggers focus on their content and their audience, rather than on their infrastructure. Yahoo! has created a best-in-class hosting solution for bloggers, and by integrating it with Six Apart’s leading Movable Type software, we offer users a flexible, easy-to-use blogging product with unparalleled scalability.”
The latest version of Movable Type blogging software can be installed on Yahoo! Web Hosting in seconds. As with all Yahoo! Web Hosting services, this professional blogging solution includes a free domain, blog or website hosting, and business-class email. Other features include:
Â· Scalability – Support for publishing and managing a virtually unlimited number of blogs; 200 GB data transfer per month, with 5GB of disk space for posts and graphics
Â· Reliability â€“ 99.9% number and hot failover capability
Â· Ease-of-use â€“ Quick and easy installation of the latest version of Movable Type with automatic upgrades
Â· Customer support – 24 hour toll-free customer support
Â· BusinessMail – 200 email addresses that match the business’s domain
Â· Security/Spam â€“ Each account is protected by SpamGuard Plus, Norton AntiVirus, and other innovative features to reduce comment spam
Â· Speed â€“ Use of FastCGI makes the Movable Type experience on Yahoo! web hosting services the fastest on the web
The service is available immediately upon purchase of a Yahoo! Web Hosting package. To sign up or for further information, please visit: www.sixapart.com/movabletype/yahoo or http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/webhosting.