Yahoo starts offering Six Apart's Movable Type

Posted on Tuesday, December 13 2005 @ 0:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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.

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 Six Apart, starting at $11.95 per month.

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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