NETCOM to Launch Improved Web Hosting Services

NETCOM On-Line Communication Services
reported today new products and lower pricing for its Virtual Web Hosting
services targeting individual professionals and small- to medium-sized
businesses.


Added to the existing Web hosting service offerings are more disk storage
space, CGI access, e-mail forwarding and autoresponse capability, FTP
access, and statistical reports tracking business activity on the hosted
Web site.


The services are available in three packages. The Small Office/Home
Office (SOHO) and Identity Pack
is for those individuals or small
businesses just starting out on the Web. The service, available for a
monthly fee of $45, includes dial-up-access through Netcomplete and five
separate e-mail accounts.


The Business and Business Premium offers between 2 and 2.5
gigabytes of data transfer, 50 to 100 MB of disk storage, and between 10
and 50 e-mail accounts. Monthly fees range from $125 to $175, depending on
storage needs.


The Commerce and Commerce Premium service features between
4 and 5 gigabytes of transfer, 200 to 350 MB of disk space and 75-100
e-mail accounts. This plan, priced at $350 per month, is for those
companies looking to conduct e-commerce over the Web, and includes ICentral’s ShopSite Manager software
program for building and maintaining Web stores or catalogs.


All above service plans will be available beginning March 1, 1998.

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