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Go Daddy’s Hosting Connection Makes Online Setup a Snap

October 23, 2008

What would you rather do? Figure out how to install your favorite Web application on your hosting account or have it automatically installed with a single click. For most the answer is the latter – as evidenced by Go Daddy’s Hosting Connection averaging more than one-thousand application installations a day for users.

Go Daddy, North America’s largest shared hosting provider, created Hosting Connection as a way to let customers install an extensive catalog of the most popular open source applications on the Internet, without leaving Hosting Connection. Applications from photo albums and blogs, to content management systems can be installed without requiring users to create a database or set specific permissions. Go Daddy does it all for the user automatically.

“There are a lot of free applications on the Web. Some require instruction manuals to install if you’re not a ‘techie,’” said Katie Eldridge, owner of www.PartyTrainCentral.com and Hosting Connection user. “Hosting Connection takes the guess work out of installing and configuring many apps. Just click install application and you’re done.”

All of Go Daddy’s shared hosting plans are equipped to use Hosting Connection at no extra cost. Referred to as being “on steroids” by one tech reporter, Hosting Connection allows users to install, rate or even comment on applications with the click of a button. Applications like Joomla, WordPress and Drupal are a few that can be quickly installed within Hosting Connection. Simply answer a few questions and Hosting Connection works its magic. Go Daddy recently added Elgg to the lineup, an award-winning social networking engine.

Go Daddy also gives users the option to install premium applications, including Wise-FTP, SQLYog and Community Server. Customers can purchase these applications and have them automatically installed through Hosting Connection.

“As online applications became more popular, Go Daddy customers wanted a way to install applications without all the hassle. It is obvious with more than one-thousand installs a day, Hosting Connection is working,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “We also wanted to give customers the ability to share their experience with the applications, which is why they can rate and review applications they’ve installed.”

This isn’t the only advantage to Go Daddy’s hosting services. On top of generous disk space amounts and bandwidth, all Go Daddy hosting accounts feature unparalleled 24×7 Customer Support, world-class data centers and a guaranteed uptime of 99.9%.

To learn more about Hosting Connection, visit HostingConnection.GoDaddy.com.

To find out how to register a domain name or develop your own Web site, visit GoDaddy.com.

About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.

Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and Web site design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce Web site hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 31 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. GoDaddy.com is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. GoDaddy.com is also rated the world’s largest hostname provider according to Netcraft Ltd. During 2007, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all domain names registered in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi. – The Go Daddy Group – Copyright (C) 2008 GoDaddy.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.