This is a low-threshold hosting service in which small and medium-sized companies can be online within 24 hours with a ‘dedicated’, or a complete proprietary start-up server, including Windows and a broadband package.
LeaseWeb has recently sold a ‘Dedicated Express Server'; its low price enabled small and medium-sized companies to free themselves from the limitations of shared hosting. “Since many companies develop their applications for a Windows platform, we will begin supplying the Express Server with Windows as of today,” says Ruud Mous, LeaseWeb Sales Director.” The 'LeaseWeb Dedicated Windows Express Server’ provides small companies with a high-end start-up hosting solution based on Windows that can be up and running within 24 hours, with a provider that is in the top 30 worldwide, serving major customers such as Starbucks and Hyves. Ruud Mous says: “Thanks to our scale and our good technical agreements with Microsoft, we are able to do all of this for a very competitive price.”
Benefits of dedicated hosting
With the ‘LeaseWeb Dedicated Windows Express Server’, small business owners have a complete machine with the Windows operating system all to themselves. “One major benefit is the independence customers have regarding the software applications that they might want to install on the Windows platform,” says Mous. “This allows business professionals to arrange their hosting environment themselves and therefore attune it to their own hosting needs. They are no longer limited by the restrictions involved in ‘shared hosting’. Shared hosting often does not offer the freedom and autonomy that a professional website owner is looking for, and the system's performance can be negatively affected by other users.
A ‘LeaseWeb Dedicated Windows Express Server’ is part of the high-quality LeaseWeb network, with a realised uptime of 99.99% in 2006, as indicated in studies by WatchMouse, among others.
Co-operation between Microsoft and LeaseWeb
“We expect a lot from our co-operation with Microsoft and from the Dedicated Windows Express Server,” says Mous. “Small and medium-sized companies want a professional hosting solution, without fuss and with a low total cost of ownership. The Windows-platform possesses all of these qualities. Microsoft also guarantees the continuity of the solution through upgrades.”
“LeaseWeb is a large hosting provider and we are very impressed with the professionalism of their services. That is why we have decided to join forces with LeaseWeb to launch the ‘Dedicated Express Server’ with Windows,” says Michael Korbacher, Director Web & Application Hosting, Communication Sector Microsoft International.
LeaseWeb (leaseweb.com) is a Netherlands-based international provider of hosting products and services, that is primarily geared towards the professional market. The company is among the top-30 hosting providers worldwide (see the ISP Market share Report of November 2007 on Securityspace.com). LeaseWebs services include domain registration, web hosting, dedicated- and co-located hosting, VPS and streaming, as well as technical support. The company is the proprietor of a first-class network that offers a bandwidth of more than 150 Gbps, spanning 6 datacenters in the region of Amsterdam that are connected by the leading telecom carriers. Furthermore, LeaseWeb is present via internet exchanges in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Frankfurt, New York, Vienna, Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich, Prague and Madrid. This way LeaseWeb enables companies around the world to create and continue their online presence in a simple and affordable manner. The reliability of the LeaseWeb network has proven itself time and again, with a realised uptime of 99.99% in 2006, as indicated in studies by WatchMouse. Since the founding in 1997, LeaseWeb has managed more than 7.500 servers. LeaseWeb's customers include Hyves, Starbucks, Direct Wonen, Telenet Belgium and Univé.