The new self-serve Web hosting products include:
- Free Custom Domain Registration
- Personalized domain-based e-mail with virus protection and spam filters
- 24/7 online support, including online chat
- Blog Builder
- Web Site Creation wizard
- Web Site Promotion wizard
- Advanced software applications for Web site owners
- The ability to automatically submit products to multiple online shopping engines
"After we consolidate all Verizon customers' sites, SuperPages.com will host 60,000 small- and medium-sized business Web sites, as well as those for individuals. Many customers need a Web site, but may not be savvy enough to develop something like the JibJab.com guys," SuperPages.com President Scott Laver said. "By providing Verizon customers with the expertise that Verizon SuperPages.com advertisers now enjoy, we can be sure all Verizon customers get the quality and service they expect at a very reasonable price."
Hostopia.com Inc. provides managed hosting services, including self-serve Web hosting tools and business applications, specifically designed for Verizon customers.
Small and medium-sized businesses that want to build their own sites can use a simple site-building wizard that allows businesses to easily build and publish a site in less than an hour using a hybrid platform that eliminates the need to choose between Unix and MS platforms.
Several levels of service are available, for the small company with basic needs to a larger business that sells products online. Monthly costs range from $9.95 to $99.95 per month depending on the hosting solution required.
Businesses interested in obtaining more information about Verizon's Web site hosting and development can go to http://my.superpages.com and click on Products to find out how to build and host a business site.
SuperPages.com also offers a suite of full-serve Web hosting products for businesses that want a web site, but do not want the hassle of building the Web site themselves. All full-serve Web sites are designed by a team of creative experts at SuperPages.com.
Hostopia provides wholesale private-label hosting, managed e-mail, and application services to North America's most demanding and successful telcos, ISPs, cable companies, hosting providers, and domain registrars.
Hostopia's automated provisioning and support platforms enable service providers to increase their profits, offer superior features to their end-users, and virtually eliminate the risks and challenges of delivering reliable, high-performance online small-business hosting, applications, and business-class and personal email.
About Verizon SuperPages.com
Verizon Information Services, a division of Verizon Communications Corp. (NYSE: VZ), is the nation's most advanced provider of yellow pages and related shopping information. It has $3.6 billion in revenues from products including: Verizon SuperPages yellow pages; Verizon SuperPages.com (http://www.superpages.com), the nation's best Internet directory and a leading online shopping resource; and the SuperPages On the Go information directory offered through Verizon Wireless Get It Now services and on other wireless carriers. The company is the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. and the first to provide a Hispanic online shopping resource (http://www.superpages.com/espanol ).