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Host Depot Says its New Web Hosting System Allows Users to Take Control of the Internet

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- July 28, 2000 -- Host Depot, Inc. (a privately held company), today announced that its new Internet web hosting system is empowering Internet users by providing them with more capabilities and giving them real-time control over their online presence.

A leader in Windows NT-based web hosting, Host Depot said its new Internet web hosting system and control panel product for Windows 2000 includes new "Instant Activation" technology that is allowing customers to order online and have immediate access to their web site around the clock.

The new web-based control panel enables customers to have complete control over all aspects of their account, plus the ability to immediately create user and e-mail accounts, ODBC data sources, SQL Server databases, SSL configuration, FrontPage 2000 extensions and domain registration.

According to Ed Rasher, Vice President and CTO, "It's a question of whether technology should control you or you control it, so you can do what you want, when you want to. We're thrilled to provide our customers with this unprecedented level of control."

Reaction so far has been astounding, he said. "Customers and hosting VARs are thrilled to be able to order 24 hours a day and have their web sites immediately ready for use. They particularly like having real-time setup of features including SQL Server, SSL and web statistics," which until now required technical support intervention for most hosting providers.

Sean Fullerton, CTO of, a leading provider of travel services via the web and one of Host Depot's delighted customers, said "the new control panel allows us to make changes immediately to our site in order to serve our customers better and faster."

Host Depot received more than 250 web site orders in the first week following the launch of the new system. Host Depot charges $17.95 per month for hosting web sites with no minimum contract.

About Host Depot

Host Depot, Inc. is a privately held, leading supplier of Web Hosting and Internet Access solutions established in 1997. Host Depot also provides web design and development, e-commerce, and search engine optimization services. Further information about Host Depot may be obtained visiting the company's web site at

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