Web hosting provider Verio Europe
has replaced its FreeBSD-based solution with a new Linux-based shared hosting solution which is up to 15% less expensive than Unix hosting. The company, a subsidiary of NTT Communications, is targeting its new solution at "freelancers and small businesses who want to operate a professional business website".
Running under Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the company's new solution features access to SimpleScripts, a one-click installation management function that allows users to install website applications such as weblogs, forums, content management systems, wikis, and photo galleries directly from their account control panel.
The company is offering four packages with monthly fees (including VAT and with one-year contracts) ranging from 6.90 Pounds (roughly $11 US) to 34.58 Pounds (around $55.35 US). Verio’s Linux Starter package offers 1 GB of disk space and 50 GB of data transfer per month, 50 email accounts, and one MySQL database. It also enables users to install applications such as WebCalendar, Lazarus Guest Book, the Pligg Social Networking Platform, and the Gregarius RSS reader. The company's Linux Commerce packages offers 50 GB of disk space and unlimited data transfer,1,000 email accounts and ten MySQL databases. It also offers access to ecommerce applications Zen Cart, CubeCart, OpenCart and TomatoCart, newsletter tools poMMo and phpList, and the Coppermine, Zenphoto, Piwigo, Pixelpost and 4images photo gallery applications.
Verio customers wishing to switch to the company's Linux offerings will not be charged a setup fee, as is the case for new customers moving to Verio from another provider. In addition to SimpleScripts, Verio’s new Linux solution offers customers a range of software tools and applications that can be managed from their control panels. These include phpMyAdmin, MySQL Administration, and a file manager.