Easy CGI, a Microsoft Partner, announced that it has become one of the first web hosting companies to offer Windows Server 2008 hosting for all shared hosting plans.
The company states that Windows Server 2008 hosting features IIS 7 which builds upon the previous IIS 6 release to provide enhanced security and performance for web hosters. With the new server platform, company also states that hosting customers will now have the flexibility to set up their hosting plans on Windows 2008, or continue with Windows 2003.
Microsoft says IIS 7 is the most ambitious Microsoft Web server it has yet offered, having such features as FastCGI, which runs powerful PHP applications at high performance levels, and feature delegation, which lets users modify many website settings quickly through the web.config file.
By offering more and better controls to developers, Windows Server 2008 enables them to develop applications locally, and then transfer them to the live server, without having to make updates to the server site.
"Easy CGI is proud to be one of the first providers of Windows 2008 hosting" said Ted Beckwith, vice president of Easy CGI. "As a Microsoft Partner, EasyCGI has the ability to learn, implement, and deploy new Microsoft technologies before other providers. We then use this expertise to offer optimal web hosting products and support to our customers."
"Windows 2008 and IIS 7 have many new features that will reduce total cost of ownership and improve manageability; these benefits will be passed on directly to our customers" said Dan Richfield, President of Easy CGI.
"For example, technologies such as FastCGI pre-compile an image of the PHP script being used. This gives our customers the ability to develop robust PHP applications that will perform at the highest level and not cause to much overhead on Easy CGI's servers. It's a win - win situation for both."
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