Yahoo! Web Hosting now offers the popular Movable Type blogging software, bringing easy installation, speedy performance and full customization to businesses and independent professionals seeking to maintain high-traffic blogs on a scalable, reliable platform
San Francisco, CA—December 12, 2005—Anyone who wants to make use of weblogs to communicate to a wider audience, without the hassle of managing them, can now take advantage of Yahoo!’s comprehensive Web Hosting product and the blogging expertise of Six Apart. Under an agreement announced today, 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.
“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,” said Anil Dash, Six Apart’s vice president of professional products. “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.”
“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,” said Rich Riley, vice president and general manager of Yahoo! Small Business. “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/Web site hosting, and business-class email. Other features include:
- 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
- Reliability – 99.9% number and hot failover capability
- Ease-of-use – Quick and easy installation of the latest version of Movable Type with automatic upgrades
- Customer support - 24 hour toll-free customer support
- BusinessMail - 200 email addresses that match the business's domain
- Security/Spam – Each account is protected by SpamGuard Plus, Norton AntiVirus, and other innovative features to reduce comment spam
- Speed – 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 at http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/yahoo starting at $11.95 per month.
About Six Apart
Six Apart Ltd., based in San Francisco, Calif., is the company that provides the Movable Type publishing platform, the TypePad personal blogging service and LiveJournal, an online community organized around personal journals. Six Apart was founded by husband and wife team Ben Trott and Mena G. Trott in 2002, and joined by LiveJournal founder Brad Fitzpatrick early this year. The company is funded by Neoteny Co., Ltd. and August Capital. Six Apart’s sole focus is to create tools that enable millions of individuals, organizations and corporations to participate in the Web’s full potential by publishing their ideas on the Internet with simple, yet powerful software and services. For more information about Six Apart, TypePad, Movable Type and LiveJournal, visit the Six Apart corporate weblog at http://www.sixapart.com/.
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