"Computer giant Dell launched DellHost on Feb. 22 and greatly
enhanced its features in May, retooling for small and medium-sized
businesses. With the new offerings, DellHost hopes to build beyond
the 2,000 customers from its initial growth spurt, said Tim Mattox,
general manager of Dell Hosting Group."
"The biggest benefactor may not be Dell customers but
NetObjects, which has been fighting off the advances of competing
product Microsoft FrontPage. Microsoft's bundling of FrontPage with
Windows NT server and some versions of Office 2000 has made it an
increasingly tough competitor. "We've been working a long time on
this," said NetObjects chief executive Samir Arora. "This is
probably the most significant deal NetObjects has ever done."
"DellHost, like its competitors, offers two types of hosting:
shared and dedicated. Shared hosting puts more than one Web site on
a server and costs considerably less than does dedicated hosting,
which devotes an entire server to one site. Dedicated hosting
is available using either Linux or Windows 2000. "Our customers
tend to split about evenly between the two, even though we can
charge less for the Linux hosting because we don't have the cost of
the operating system," Mattox said."
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.