Hostway and Microsoft® Partner to Offer Cost-Effective Solution Suite for Developers, Startups and SMBs
Solution includes Windows Web Server and the Microsoft WebMatrix Development Suite Free for 90 Days on Hostway's High-Performance Managed Hosting Infrastructure
Chicago, Illinois, October 4, 2011 — Hostway Corporation, a global leader in infrastructure-as-a-service and cloud hosting, today announced it is now offering Windows Web Server with Microsoft WebMatrix Web Development Suite free for the first three months on any new Hostway Managed Hosting solution.
This offer provides companies the ability to develop, design and launch Web-based solutions with free tools and free managed hosting for 90 days. The joint program is the latest example of Hostway and Microsoft’s work to bring tangible, cost-effective solutions to the SMB market.
Having worked with the developer, start-up and SMB marketplaces for the last 13 years, Hostway understands that the lack of an easy-to-use development toolkit and cost-effective hosting solutions often prevent a great idea from becoming a revenue-generating business operation. This new Microsoft solutions offer can save companies up to $4,000 to overcome these hurdles and immediately grow business. The offer is available to all Hostway prospects that implement a Windows-based server and is not dependent on usage of the Microsoft WebMatrix Suite.
Hostway’s Managed Windows Web Server with WebMatrix leverages the company’s ultra-reliable infrastructure and connectivity to enable developers to create, customize, control and publish websites quickly and easily, all from a single pane of glass. The free WebMatrix toolkit makes development and launch simple, giving users the choice to start from open source Web applications, built-in templates or, for more advanced users, by writing their own code.
The all-inclusive suite installs in minutes and incorporates a Web server, database (with support for MySQL and Microsoft SQL) and programming frameworks. Seamless integration with WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Umbraco and more provide a single, unified environment for rapid development and launch, while built-in SEO tools and reports help to increase visibility.
“The Windows Web platform makes it easy for anyone to get started with designing and launching a feature-rich online presence, from beginners and small businesses all the way to advanced, enterprise-level developers,” said Aaron Hollobaugh, vice president of marketing at Hostway. “Pairing managed Windows Web servers with our industry-leading managed hosting services creates a powerful platform that can easily scale as the business needs of our customers grow.”
Named Hyper-V Cloud Hosting Partner of the Year by Microsoft for its development of FlexCloud on a Hyper-V platform, Hostway offers pre-configured and custom-built Windows managed hosting solutions to meet virtually any scale of need, including online retail, high-demand video streaming and even custom-built mission-critical business applications. Every Hostway managed solution includes 2,000 GB bandwidth and 50 GB FTP space at the customer’s choice of one of four secure datacenter locations to improve response time and reduce latency, with automatic fail-over redundancy for 100 percent network uptime SLA. Local, live technical support is available 24/7/365, along with a dedicated solutions representative to address needs in real-time.
To get started with three months free on a Hostway Windows Web Server with the Microsoft WebMatrix development suite, visit http://www.hostway.com/managedwindowsserverpromo/ or call 1-866-HOSTWAY.
About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Managed Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company’s expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB's and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostway’s core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.
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