The RackSpace Cloud makes our clients’ websites easy to build, highly scalable and completely bulletproof.
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Strafford, VT (PRWEB) March 31, 2011
Joomla! is an award-winning open source content management system (CMS) that is used to power millions of websites. Simplweb.com has enhanced its unique Joomla! SaaS offering for small businesses by partnering with Rackspace to provide instantly deployable CMS websites on a cloud server environment.
“With these improvements, Simplweb is poised to become a mainstream player in the small business website market,” said Barrie North, founder of Simplweb.com. “Our new relationship with the RackSpace Cloud makes our clients’ websites easy to build, highly scalable and completely bulletproof."
North founded Simplweb in 2007 after achieving rapid success selling designs and training for the acclaimed Joomla! Content Management System. The bestselling author of “Joomla – A User's Guide,” North perceived a need for an all-inclusive, software-as-service (SaaS) subscription service package that included a world class publishing platform software, professional and customizable designs, scaleable hosting, expert training, hands-on support, and constant improvements and new features.
“As the economy heats up and small businesses return to marketing investment, Simplweb is ready for both small business owners and web designers to use our simple but powerful service to build websites fast, affordably, and with help every step of the way. We want to help small businesses take advantage of this powerful software for their websites without needing an IT department,” said North.
Simplweb’s new infrastructure is built on one of the industry’s most innovative service providers, Texas-based RackSpace Hosting. By using RackSpace’s flexible and rock solid cloud environment, Simplweb now offers each customer up to five individual websites that are all easily hosted within a single user account.
“Simplweb’s users were demanding a multi-site feature for some time, and the new cloud environment made this incredibly scaleable,” said North. “Now each customer can build up to five websites worth thousands of dollars each for the price of one $24.95 a month subscription. Sites can be created and deleted on the fly as needed.”
Along with its new infrastructure, Simplweb is constantly improving its other core competencies, including:
- Easy and effective search engine marketing (SEM) features and training
- A wide range of professional templates
- Continuously improving features like blog comments, document management, user directories, and more
“With its recent system upgrades and its reputation as a responsive teacher and supporter of small businesses, Simplweb stands out among the sea of services delivering websites to clients,” North explained. “Our one month free trial with unlimited support also stands us apart.”
Launched in 2007, Simplweb was the world’s first fully managed Software As A Service (SaaS) platform for the award winning CMS – Joomla!. An evolution from “one click installers” common in most web hosts, Simplweb offers instant Joomla site deployment to a cloud based server environment. All technical aspects of the site are managed including code updates, backups, security and extension management. Simplweb also provides comprehensive training and support on all aspects of building a Joomla website.