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ServerWatch: Ensim WEBppliance Basic Aims for Dedicated Web Server Market

May 23, 2003, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

"Ensim today announced the pending availability of WEBppliance Basic for Linux, control panel software designed for dedicated Web servers. According to the company, the product will begin shipping next week at a cost of $149 per server, with discounts for quantity purchases.

"WEBppliance Basic takes dedicated servers where Ensim's WEBppliance Pro software led shared servers, providing a Web-based interface to common tasks faced by administrators, including management of subdomains, FTP accounts, MySQL databases, and even mail aliases.

"Ensim Vice President of Marketing Steve Dauber said despite a soft tech industry, the Web hosting business continues to grow. Dauber cited an IDC study indicating the market may reach $20.8 billion annually by 2006, up from $4.8 billion in 2001. Dauber also said it's the right time for a management package aimed at dedicated servers, which have been dropping in price and stand poised to break out of their relatively small niche in the Web hosting market thanks to typically better performance and security. According to Dauber, WEBppliance Basic is the first product of its kind for dedicated servers..."

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