July 18, 2007 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) ServerPoint (http://www.serverpoint.com), a leading provider of shared, reseller, colocated, dedicated and VPS hosting solutions, announced today it has introduced a new blog hosting service, allowing customers to take advantage of blogging without the technical requirements of managing a blog application.
The new service, which is available on all existing shared hosting plans at no additional charge, offers customers a pre-installed, fully configured and optimized copy of WordPress, an open source blog application. With the customization, features such as comment spam protection and database caching, to prevent failure under heavy traffic, are included. Customers can easily select from over 50 free themes for their site, and can get their blog started in just minutes.
We are making a conscious effort to introduce new and exciting value-add features to our hosting services. By integrating a customized version of WordPress into our already optimized hosting environment, we can provide our customers with the power and control they demand from open source software, with the ease of use that traditional shared hosting provides, said Erik Johnson, ServerPoint CTO.
ServerPoint has been developing the new service for the past several months, and it will continue to refine and update its version of the software in the future. The companys development team even created a custom WordPress auto-installer script, allowing for more flexibility than usually available with traditional one-click installations, such as Netenbergs Fantasico suite for cPanel. ServerPoints auto-installer script completely configures WordPress and builds the database, so customers can simply log in and begin blogging.
Founded in 1998, ServerPoint is a recognized web hosting industry leader, providing hosting solutions to customers in over 100 countries. ServerPoint has been formerly known as APlusHosting.com. The companys blog hosting service is targeted primarily to business customers, who may choose to add blogs alongside their existing sites. ServerPoint plans to introduce additional hosted applications in the coming months.