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MyBusiness Site from 1&1 Released

Posted on 5.18.2009

Hardly anyone (at least that I know) actually codes individual websites anymore. Not to say that it doesn't happen at all, but thanks to the introduction of popular CMS and Weblog software platforms like Drupal or WordPress, it's much less common than it was ten years ago. It's become so standard in fact that you don't need any technical savvy at all, as there are many tools available that aid in the design and development of a website. The latest of these is the 1&1 MyBusiness Site from web host 1&1 (schedule for release today - the site is not active yet).

"Before developing 1&1 MyBusiness Site, we did some very detailed market analysis," explained Oliver Mauss, CEO of 1&1 Internet. "As a result, it was clear that a lot of traditional hosting packages are simply too complicated to fulfill the needs of a great many small business owners." The research Mauss and 1&1 commissioned found that 40 percent of the 1800 small businesses surveyed are still without a company website. Further, 24 percent of companies that do not have a website are interested in creating one, but are concerned that existing offers are too complicated or costly. The most common reason for not having a website are concerns about the time needed to create one (36 percent) and concerns as to whether having a website is necessary for the business. 

If you see the value in creating a Web presence but are unsure how or where to get started, this may be a good choice. The service costs $9.99.month with no set-up fees or contract terms, plus one domain name and email acconts are included. There is a free, five-day, no-obligation trial available.

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