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Focus on competitive pricing and offering resellers a way to increase
profits; Customer pre-launch signup now in progress.

ORLANDO, Florida – July 2, 2002 – On the heels of Apple’s announcement that
they have begun shipping their new Xserve hardware, machinemen today
announced, a new Mac OS X-based web hosting service using
Apple’s new Xserve rack-mount server hardware. The hosting packages are
designed to offer enterprise-level solutions on the Mac OS X platform, and
at the same time offer resellers the most competitive pricing in the

“We thought it was time to do Mac OS X hosting the right way” said Bill
Leonard,’s Internet Systems Engineer. “There are plenty of
excellent Mac hosts out there, but the pricing isn’t really competitive
with the rest of the hosting industry. We offer hosting on the platform
they want, at a price competitive with any large hosting provider out
there.” This has been a big problem in the past for Mac web developers
using FileMaker Pro, which is allowed only 50 databases per server. “It was
cost prohibitive to do a large site with a FileMaker backend, and host it
at a commercial provider. With MySQL, all of those limitations are gone.” can not only accommodate Mac web developers who use industry
standard PHP scripting language, but also Blue World’s Lasso 5 Professional
– and soon ColdFusion MX – to tie into MySQL database software to deploy
dynamic web applications. “This allows our customers to develop on
literally any platform they have at home or in their office – Linux,
Windows, UNIX or Mac – then simply upload the files, and they are ready to

Currently is offering an early signup program, which will
qualify the customer for special pre-launch pricing and early notification
of the service when it goes live.

“Besides the best hosting in the industry, we have many things planned that
will benefit the Mac OS X community at large=8A all I can say right now is
stay tuned, ” said Leonard. currently offers public
discussion forums for the Mac web development community.

machinemen has been connecting databases to the Internet since 1994, and
has been a leader in web application development. When they noticed a
gaping hole in the market for the kind of hosting support they needed, they

To sign up to qualify for special pre-launch pricing, visit the web site at

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