July 09, 2012 08:00 ET

Gandi Launches Simple Hosting for U.S. Market, Offering Cloud Servers With the Benefits of Traditional Shared Hosting

Gandi Simple Hosting Provides Ability to Easily Create Complex Sites, Run Applications and Set up Databases on a PaaS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 9, 2012) - Gandi, a leading domain name registrar and cloud hosting provider, today launched Gandi Simple Hosting, a service which combines the price and simplicity of shared hosting with the flexibility and power of Cloud technology. Developed in response to customer demand, Gandi Simple Hosting gives individuals and companies a quick, powerful and secure way to create complex sites with applications and databases, without needing great expertise or financial resources. Gandi is making it possible to run its Simple Hosting servers in the U.S. for the first time today.

Gandi Simple Hosting, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) hosting solution, supports many popular LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL, PHP) applications, giving customers the benefits of a true virtual machine hosting solution without the complexity of VPS servers or associated administration.

Gandi plans to enhance the Simple Hosting platform to support other popular dedicated platforms, like Ruby and Java, in future releases.

"Other simple hosting solutions are often offered as part of a shared hosting platform, adding security and performance issues," said Thomas Stocking, VP of U.S. Operations, Gandi. "Our research indicates that our customers want the benefits of true virtual machine hosting, without the complexity of VPS servers and the associated administration. This LAMP-stack PaaS is in answer to their many requests for such a solution."

Added Stocking: "This service opens the U.S. market for Gandi customers' content, and makes it easier to provide content to this market for small businesses in the U.S. and internationally. Traditionally, a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is used to distribute content worldwide, but most small businesses do not want the complexity or cost of a CDN. This new service allows them to create simple, easy web sites that reach millions of people."

Gandi Simple Hosting is available now to all Gandi customers. For more information, please visit:

About Gandi
Founded in 1999, Gandi is a major international domain name registrar and cloud hosting provider. Gandi manages more than 1.3 million domain names and 163 extensions. Offering a world-class alternative to purely commercial registrars, and a low-cost, innovative, cloud hosting platform, Gandi provides hosting for a community of people working on technology that enables the Internet for business, while also advocating for the free and unrestricted sharing of information and the promotion of the respect of individual rights. Organizations that supports include Creative Commons, EFF, and Students for Free Culture, among others. You can follow Gandi on Twitter @gandibar. For more information, please visit: or call 410 429-7402.

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