April 1st, 2006
Los Angeles, CA - Web hosting provider DreamHost Web Hosting (dreamhost.com), announced on Friday it has decided to move all of its more than 240,000 hosted domains to a Microsoft Windows server platform. The move from Debian Linux is to maximize assets and permit rapid deployment of new technologies. DreamHost is calling the new strategy “DreamSwitch,” and will be offering new incentives to encourage customers to stay happy with a quick transition.
A related Microsoft Press Release said:
“Our business is based on providing the best possible service at the lowest possible price. This strategy requires us to maximize all of our resources, particularly our technology assets,” said Sage Weil, DreamHost president and COO. “It was clear from all of the testing we’ve conducted that Microsoft provides an efficient and scalable operating platform, while also providing the performance needed to handle our extraordinary growth.”
“The Microsoft ASP.NET Hosting Advantage initiative helps Service Providers improve Windows hosting proficiency and drive traffic,” said Dallas Bethune, CTO. “It greatly simplifies the development of dynamic websites and fits in perfectly with the range of services that we already offer.”
“As the demand for dynamic Web applications grows rapidly, and the hobbyist developer segment continues to grow, service providers must find efficient ways to market to Web developers. Compelling developer offers provide a way for you to build a developer channel and grow your Web hosting business. The Microsoft® ASP.NET Hosting Advantage helps service providers deploy, launch, and successfully market ASP.NET offerings.”
“In related changes,” said Jeff Campbell, Marketing spokesman, “our very successful promo-code affiliate program is suspended, effective immediately. We will announce details of a new program to be managed by Doubleclick.net.”
DreamSwitch was created as a direct result of customer feedback and exemplifies DreamHost’s ongoing commitment to customer service.
DreamHost provides web hosting, dedicated server and domain name registration services to more than 240,000 domains worldwide. The company offers customized service plans for hobbyists, entertainers, creative professionals and small businesses.
For more information, please visit http://www.dreamhost.com/