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GoDaddy Launches MAC OS X Web Hosting

February 24
12:03 2010

Web Hosting NewsSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Go Daddy, the world’s leader in domain name registrations and dominant Web hosting provider, officially introduced its Mac Hosting solution, Cloud Server powered by Mac OS X. The new virtual dedicated servers provide the power of a dedicated Mac OS X server for a fraction of the cost.

A first of its kind, the Go Daddy Mac OS X server gives customers everything they need without being an IT Administrator. Go Daddy’s technical staff supplies the support to keep the server up and running, so customers can manage a number of native Mac OS X Server applications. Some of the apps include Mail Services, Hosting, iChat Server, Wiki Server and iCal Server. Users and applications are managed via a Mac interface and its open architecture allows companies with Mac and Windows users to connect to the server.

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“Offering Mac OS X hosting gives our customers the ability to use an Apple server without spending a lot of money,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “Partnering with Apple and Parallels made it all happen. Go Daddy’s customer service, combined with Apple’s usability and Parallels’ innovation make this a big win for our customers.”

Based on Apple’s enterprise-class Xserve and Parallels technology, the service provides the usability Apple is known for with the reliability of Go Daddy hosting. All Go Daddy Web hosting plans are backed by world-class, 24/7 customer care.

The plans range depending on the size of the company or project. Customers can also choose how much RAM, storage and bandwidth they want depending on their server needs. If a customer needs to upgrade at a later date, the plans are elastic, giving customers flexibility to upgrade when they need.

“With Apple reporting a 33% year-on-year increase in sales of Macintosh computers, it’s clear there is considerable demand for Mac OS X-based cloud services,” said Jack Zubarev, President, Service Provider Division, Parallels. “We are very pleased to work with Go Daddy to help them meet this demand and launch the first mass-market Mac OS X cloud services based on Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition.”

About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and Web site design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce Web site hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 39 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. is also rated the world’s largest hostname provider according to Netcraft Ltd. During 2009, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all new domain names created in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.

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