Finding a host for your company's Web site just got considerably easier. Simple Network Communications Inc. in San Diego has come out with what amounts to a hosting-service-in-a-box. Priced at just $79.99, it's available at retail computer stores such as Fry's and CompUSA. Many ISPs have been charging $150 just to set up a site, so SimpleNet's offer looks very competitive.
The initial fee covers the first month of the hosting service, two e-mail accounts, a guide to designing Web pages, a library of clip art and registration of your own Web site name. From then on, you'll pay $25 per month for the service--about average, these days.
Unlike most other hosting services, though, SimpleNet provides unlimited storage space and places no limit on the number of hits, or Web pages, it serves to your site's visitors each month. Its computers can provide you with regular reports on the traffic your site pulls in, and it supports a menu of advanced features including password protection of files and streaming audio to give your pages recorded sound bites. For more information, take a look at http://www.activate.simplenet.com