(PRWEB) October 24, 2013
Namecheap, a leading domain registrar and web host, has announced that it will support Simple Machines Forum (SMF) in a sponsorship package. SMF is a popular open-source forum platform, used by millions of users around the world. Namecheap’s sponsorship covers domains, SSL certificate and dedicated servers to help SMF maintain their open-source and free forum platform.
“We are delighted to work with such a popular and well respected piece of software,” says Matt Russell, VP of Hosted Services at Namecheap. “SMF has been our preferred open-source forum software for some time and as a personal user of SMF, I know just how powerful it is. Our sponsorship helps SMF continue to build and maintain the best forum platform around.”
“We currently offer our own 1-click SMF installation platform available to Namecheap web hosting customers. This platform allows anyone looking to setup a message board or community to install SMF in a matter of minutes. Our partnership with SMF will allow us to develop and enhance our 1-click deployment platform and tightly integrate a range of our additional services. We also plan to migrate our own community forum to SMF to show our support for this product.” To celebrate this event, Namecheap is offering discounted domain registration and web hosting packages for anyone using the coupon code “NClovesSMF.”
Namecheap is a Los Angeles-based ICANN accredited domain registrar founded in 2000 by CEO Richard Kirkendall. With over 1,000,000 clients and millions of domain names performed until this moment, Namecheap is one of the top domain registrars and web hosting providers in the world. Find out more by visiting us at – http://www.namecheap.com.
SMF (Simple Machines Forum) is an open-source forum platform used by millions of webmasters worldwide. SMF is a project of the non-profit organization Simple Machines.
SMF is known for being light-weight on resources, fast, very easy to use and extraordinary secure.
With its extensive documentation/wiki, many mods and themes, a solid non-profit organization taking care of its needs and interests, and a very friendly and helpful community with other users and (support-) team members whom are always ready to help you with any problems, this is *the* software package to run for a community forum on your website. And the best thing? SMF does not cost you any license money, it's open-source and free to use.