UNION, KY (8/23/2006)—ArielHost LLC (http://www.arielhost.com), a provider of web hosting, web site design, and merchant services, announced today it has introduced Windows web hosting alongside its existing FreeBSD-based packages.

The introduction of Windows hosting allows ArielHost to better serve developers and merchants running specialized applications that require Windows Server 2003, as opposed to a BSD or Linux platforms.

“While we are still fully committed to providing FreeBSD based hosting, we recognize that many clients are seeking Microsoft technologies such as .NET and Microsoft SQL Server to power their online presence,” said Ariel Benzakein, ArielHost Chief Operating Officer. “We're bringing the same high level of quality we offer with our Unix hosting services to those customers that require Windows based hosting."

The new Windows plans, hosted on 2.4 GHz Dual Xeon-powered servers with 2 GB of RAM, start at $14/monthly for 200MB of disk space and 1GB of monthly traffic. Unlimited email accounts, sub-domains, mySQL databases, and FTP accounts are also included.

ArielHost will offer its specialized merchant services to its Windows hosting customers, which include Voice over Internet Protocol telephony, ScanAlert's PCI Compliance scanning at no additional charge, and merchant accounts through Applied Merchant Systems.

“It’s clear that even with the introduction of Windows hosting, we are completely focused on offering an enriched, merchant-centric web hosting environment for our customers,” said Benzakein.

To learn more about ArielHost, please visit http://www.arielhost.com.
To learn more about Windows hosting from ArielHost, please visit http://www.arielhost.com/hosting_plans_windows.php.

About ArielHost LLC
Based in Union, Kentucky, ArielHost LLC is a family owned web solutions business specializing in PCI compliant web hosting, server management, consultation, and merchant services.

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