My sister company Edit.com just partnered with cPanel to provide all cPanel customers with web site maintenance services. This is a HUGE step for them. Congratulations to Steve Grushcow, Dave Ries, and all the hard working people over at Edit.com!
Press release from http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2007/3/emw514340.htm.
White Haven, PA (PRWEB) March 27, 2007 -- Web hosting control panel provider cPanel (www.cpanel.net) announced today a partnership with Edit.com, the leading provider of website maintenance services, to provide Edit.com's pre-packaged website maintenance services in the upcoming release of cPanel 11.
The partnership with Edit.com will enable the hosting community to quickly and easily increase revenue and customer satisfaction by offering co-branded website maintenance services to their customers. Hosts will manage the program through cPanel 11 and Edit.com will provide the co-branded interface, order fulfillment and support.
cPanel is a top choice control panel for hosts around the world. We're looking forward to distributing our services in the upcoming release and helping more cPanel hosts make money and increase satisfaction by servicing their customers' website maintenance needs
"We're very excited to help provide Edit.com's website maintenance services to our customers," said Dave Koston, operations manager at cPanel. "Website owners will be thrilled with the vast number of services, and ease of ordering provided by Edit.com; while hosts will gain the ability to offer new services and gain a new income stream. It's a win-win for cPanel's customers."
Hosting customers need website maintenance
Most hosting customers are non-technical website owners that need help maintaining their site. They need easy-to-use tools and reliable professional services so they can update content, add site features, make repairs, get advice and more. By offering these maintenance services, hosts can more completely service their customers' needs and create a new on-going stream of revenue.
Edit.com services work for hosting companies
Services available through cPanel 11 include do-it-yourself content editing tools, do-it-for-me revisions, feature additions, custom site creation and much more. Each service includes a fixed-priced, set turnaround time and satisfaction guarantee.
"cPanel is a top choice control panel for hosts around the world. We're looking forward to distributing our services in the upcoming release and helping more cPanel hosts make money and increase satisfaction by servicing their customers' website maintenance needs," said Edit.com's CEO, Steve Grushcow.
cPanel hosts can join the program through the "Website Maintenance Services" icon in their Web Host Manager, visiting http://cpanel.edit.com/ or calling 877-387-2549 x4.
Edit.com is the leading provider of website maintenance services to small businesses through www.edit.com and partnerships with web designers, hosting companies and control panel software companies. Edit.com makes it easy for small businesses to get work done on their websites by offering a complete range of pre-packaged maintenance services including do-it-yourself content editing tools, do-it-for-me revisions, feature additions, custom site creation and much more. Each service includes a fixed-priced, set turnaround time and satisfaction guarantee.
More information is available at www.edit.com or by contacting Edit.com Public Relations at (785) 842-8909.
cPanel is a leading Web Hosting Control Panel Software provider supplying hosting automation tools to numerous data centers and customers all around the world. cPanel offers web hosting software that automates the intricate workings of web hosting servers. cPanel products are used on tens of thousands of servers worldwide to equip server administrators with the tools they need to provide top notch hosting to their customers.
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Ben - I must admit to admiring the elegantly straight-forward nature of edit.com's business model. They seem to answer the buying question of "we need to make some changes to our site" in a way to appeals to businesses big and small. Not to mention the fact that their cost-of-production on your typical "html/text" modification work must be incredibly low. If they leverage outsourcing it would almost be worth giving these services away just for the opportunity to capture hosting and other up-sells -- sure Mr. Jones, would you like a new "design" with those text changes?.
They do a fair bit of "site standardization" when they edit a site. As part of the service they will go through and make sure you are using web standards, validate the HTML, actually change the underlying structure of the site (without changing the look/feel) so that it is better. I am not sure how outsourcable that kind of stuff is? But, yes, certainly I think there are two levels of work that get done over there - higher level decisions and lower t-crossing, i-dotting stuff that maybe can be outsourced when their work flow has been perfected.