March 24, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) - Web hosting services provider and domain registrar GoDaddy.com, today officially announced its entrance into the dedicated and virtual dedicated server market. Go Daddy was already a shared hosting provider, but in response to customer requests, has expanded its hosting offerings to include the more specialized dedicated and virtual dedicated hosting services.
"We wanted to expand our hosting services to meet the needs of our more technically advanced clients," said Bob Parsons, president and founder of Go Daddy. "After researching the best way to enter the market, we decided it was absolutely necessary to purchase, configure and maintain the hardware in-house, with our own engineers. That way, we could ensure our dedicated and virtual dedicated customers receive absolutely the best support and value. And we are able to provide these advanced hosting services without charging our customers a setup fee or requiring any long-term contractual commitments."
Go Daddy's dedicated hosting service provides customers with "root access," which means they can install software on the dedicated server, provide access to users they designate. Go Daddy's dedicated servers start at $109/month. Go Daddy's virtual dedicated servers start at $34.95 a month. Discounts of 20% are available for both dedicated and virtual dedicated server plans when purchased for 12 months in advance.