NameCheap Uses Platformic CMS to Update in Just Minutes

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Epidemics and natural disasters can change by the minute. Web host and domain registrar NameCheap and CMS creator Platformic created in just hours to keep people updated with the latest news on swine flu.

NameCheap, a leader in domain name registration and cPanel web hosting has partnered with Platformic, a dynamic content management system, to launch, a resource dedicated to keeping citizens informed on swine flu updates. The domain name, web hosting, and use of the CMS were all donated to the cause.

The website includes information on what swine flu is, how it originated, where it has been found, and what people should do to prevent catching or spreading it. An up-to-date newsfeed pulls current headlines into the website and a Google map shows where new cases have been found. The NameCheap and Platformic teams compiled information from several credible sources to create a go-to source on staying informed. Because Platformic's CMS contains WYSIWYG editors for each page, the information can be updated quickly and efficiently by several members of the team without the use of FTP.

"Flu epidemics can be mild, or they could be very dangerous. By using Platformic's CMS, we don't have to rely on webmasters to make vital changes. Anyone with access and basic knowledge of a WYSIWYG editor can post information as it occurs. We are happy to donate this domain name and web hosting to keep people so up to date," said Richard Kirkendall, NameCheap's CEO.

"It's moments like hurricanes, flu epidemics, and earthquakes when Platformic really shows it's usefulness. When a journalist is in the field, he or she doesn't have time to write up content, pass it to a webmaster, who then uploads it to the server. With Platformic, that same journalist can easily upload a story or video into not just a blog, but an entire dynamic, flexible website. Platformic even compresses their videos for them," said Claudio Canive, Platformic's CEO.

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NameCheap was started in 2000 by CEO Richard Kirkendall in Los Angeles, California. Over 400,000 people trust NameCheap with their domains and/or web hosting. Every NameCheap customer also receives free WhoIsGuard protection to keep their identity safe as well as a free Comodo SSL with every domain purchase. Find out more by visiting

Platformic is a dynamic content management system that allows radio and tv stations as well as newspapers to easily change their websites without having to understand HTML.

Content, ads and video can be updated by less technical people within an organization as breaking news occurs. Current customers include the Chicago Tribune and Comcast. Find out more at


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