Austin, TX & Santa Barbara, CA, February 1, 2005. Tenon, the developer of iTools, a popular web server configuration and management tool, and Macminicolo.net, a high-speed Mac mini collocation service, announce a partnership to offer the easiest and least expensive Apache web services on the planet.
Combining Apple's new Mac mini ("the most affordable Mac ever") with Tenon's Apache toolsuite (known for its simplicity and power) provides an inexpensive way to host Apache web services, domain name service (DNS), file transfer (FTP), and WebDAV (for collaborative content creation). iTools includes a full complement of open source packages: PHP (for scripting), MySQL (database), Tomcat (Java), Gallery (for displaying photos), phpBB2 (for bulletin boards), b2++ (for blogging), PHP-Nuke (creating web portals for community sharing), as well as built-in web logging and searching.
"The Mac mini's processing power is more than enough for 80% of the web sites on the market and Tenon's anywhere, anytime iTools Apache management lets webmasters manage multiple virtual hosts using a browser-based GUI," said Jay Menna, President of Macminicolo.net.
"iTools saves webmaster time and money, says Tenon's President, Anita Holmgren. iTools is a 5th generation set of tools that provides secure, domain-specific remote Apache administration. Teaming up with Macminicolo gives ISPs new low-cost, powerful alternatives for Apache-based web hosting."
The Macminicolo starts at $29.99 a month. A powerful and full-featured mail server and list server, Post.Office (/products/post_office), is free to those who sign up before March 15th, 2005. The Post.Office package supports 10 mailboxes and 2 lists and can be used to support web applications with form-based email. Additional mailboxes and lists can be purchased directly from Tenon. See the Macminicolo.net web site (http://www.macminicolo.net) for collocation details and the Tenon web site () for purchasing iTools and Post.Office.
Macminicolo.net, a subsidiary of Underwriter's Technologies, has been the business of maintaining collocated Macs since its inception. Underwriter's Technologies is an Austin based provider of internet services. The company was the Austin Business Journals third largest web-hosting firm last year.
Founded in 1989, Tenon Intersystems is a leader in high-performance networking. Tenon technology has provided the framework for world-class networking on the Macintosh for over a decade. Tenon is continuing that tradition on Mac OS X. Tenon Intersystems can be reached in the U.S. at 805-963-6983, by the internet at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the web at http://www.tenon.com