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Bangkok, Patumwan, Thailand, 2007/09/07 - HostSearch.com has launched a value-added service for its ‘Support Members’. The service provides access to discounts and benefits for products and services offered by web hosting industry suppliers.
HostSearch.com, the Internet’s largest source of searchable information related to web hosts and their products and services, has announced the launch of a value-added service to benefit the company’s ‘Support Members’. The service gives Support Members, all web hosts, access to a range of discounts and benefits applied to products and services offered by key web hosting industry vendors/suppliers.
“I think what we are offering is of benefit to everyone involved,” said John Hughes, Web Editor at HostSearch.com. “Our Support Members are offered products and services with discounts or additional benefits, and the vendors we have partnered with make relationships with the web host’s their products and services have been developed for – it is definitely a win-win”.
To become Support Members, HostSearch.com members prepay $25, an amount that can be used against HostSearch.com’s various advertising options. Once registered, Support Members receive access to a Control Panel where they can manage their company details as they appear on HostSearch, and manage any advertising campaigns they might initiate. A new ‘Benefits’ page has been built into this interface that shows which vendors are offering HostSearch Support Members discounts and benefits, and exactly what they are.
“When Support Members come to the benefits page they are given a list of vendors and the discounts and benefits they are offering. Our members either then visit a vendor’s website and make purchases using the discount codes we have provided, click on a link and get redirected to a new landing page, or contact a company using a dedicated email form, whichever way the vendor requires,” added Mr. Hughes.
To kick off the service, HostSearch has partnered with some leading web hosting players. “Ping! Zine are offering free magazines, which is great”, continued Mr. Hughes. “Roaring Penguin is offering discounts on its CanIt-Domain-PRO Anti-Spam solution, Parker Software is offering 15% discount on its whoson visitor monitoring solutions - both hosted service subscriptions and installable one-time payment products, and SupportPRO is offering a 14-day - or 100-ticket - trial of its Ticket Support services alongside discounts for Support Members who purchase more than one plan. Hypoint Company is also offering free market valuations for hosting companies. All in all it is not a bad start.”
HostSearch.com aims to extend its service by gathering more vendors to offer discounts to its Support Members. “What we really want to do is be able to offer every web host that joins HostSearch.com access to the types of products and services they need for their business. Whether they are seasoned industry players, or just starting out in the industry, we aim to offer them something of value”.
Although the website will actively seek partnerships with quality vendors to the web hosting industry to extend the service, interested parties are encouraged to contact HostSearch. “If you have something to offer that has genuine value to web hosts which you could offer our Support Members at discount or providing additional benefit, by all means get in contact. Simply email me on “editor[.]HostSearch.com” and we can see if there is anything we can do together.”
HostSearch.com was established in 1997 and provides unbiased information about web hosting providers and the web hosting industry. The site maintains the largest database of information about web hosts available and continually upgrades its service to ensure the information it provides meets the requirements of its visitors.