WebHosting.coop Launches Transparent Non-Profit Web Hosting Cooperative Association

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New web hosting service launches to provide transparent, redundant, and community-driven website solutions for both individuals and businesses.

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We must not be limited by the ways of our past but instead should focus on positive and innovative solutions through the sharing of ideas and with the cooperation of our digital community.

WebHosting.coop announced today the launch of a solution that will improve performance, transparency and other fundamentals within the web hosting industry. Based on the idea that the best way to benefit users is by evolving cooperative business technology, this new non-profit organization will provide quality shared hosting with an emphasis on member participation. Collaborating via an online software called Town Hall, members are given the ability to submit, vote and communicate on key issues that directly impact the cooperative's direction. In addition, members will have the ability to participate in scheduled events, review transparency reports, take on-line training classes, and communicate with other members who share the same physical resources.

WebHosting.coop has taken steps to address several common problems within the shared hosting industry including oversold servers, inadequate backups, lack of server redundancy, and unnecessary ad placement. The coop resolves these issues by reducing the amount of users per each shared server, backing up members data every other day, providing multi-regional DNS and e-mail redundancy, and will only advertise up-sells which members vote in.

In addition to providing a reliable and transparent shared hosting solution, WebHosting.coop also plans to educate members on how to build a website by utilizing freely available open source software. According to co-founder Brian Modansky, “We must not be limited by the ways of our past but instead should focus on positive and innovative solutions through the sharing of ideas and with the cooperation of our digital community."

Because transparency is one of the core tenets of WebHosting.coop, any person who needs web hosting can become a member for a flat annual rate. For $100 a year, members receive shared disk space and bandwidth, as well as unlimited subdomains, email accounts, FTP accounts, and MySQL databases. Additional services offered by WebHosting.coop include domain names, secure SSL certificates, and IP addresses. Members will also benefit from a 99.9% uptime guarantee, 24/7 live technical support, and a thriving online community.

About WebHosting.coop
WebHosting.coop is a new type of Internet-based, cooperative non-profit web hosting service` provider. Headquartered in Austin, TX, WebHosting.coop services members all over the globe with fully transparent and reliable web hosting solutions. As a socially democratic, non-profit cooperative association, WebHosting.coop was founded upon the core cooperative principles, which advocate open membership, democratic participation, community, and education. Members of WebHosting.coop are not just customers, but active participants in a dynamic, ever evolving non-profit cooperative association. All members have a say in how the cooperative's resources are utilized via Town Hall. WebHosting.coop believes the Internet was created to make society a better place. The future of business should be focused not on profits, but on the benefits it can bring to the people.

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