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SAN FRANCISCO, September 29, 2015 – Known, an open source publishing platform used to empower both individuals and groups to own their social activity online, today announced that it had entered into an exclusive web hosting sponsorship agreement with DreamHost, the Los Angeles based web host and domain registrar. This exclusive sponsorship will help fund further development on Known, and allow Known users to easily find high-quality hosting for their sites at a special price.
“DreamHost is one of the most trusted web hosts in the world, as well as a prominent supporter of open source software, and we’re excited to work with them,” said Known CEO Ben Werdmuller. “Web hosts like DreamHost empower anyone to own a space on the Internet, and this collaboration makes it easier than ever. DreamHost services are fully compatible with Known, and we recommend them for supporting Known sites.”
DreamHost will be visible across Known’s websites, and in the administration panel of the software itself. Known has also committed to make installation of its software as simple as possible across DreamHost services.
DreamHost has long been a supporter of open source platforms, and is a major supporter of Open Stack solutions. As well as affordable web hosting, the company provides virtual and dedicated web servers, standards-based block storage, and domain registration.
Known was a graduate of Matter Ventures, a values-based accelerator in downtown San Francisco backed by the Knight Foundation, PRX and KQED. It released its first beta version in September 2014, and powers tens of thousands of social community sites. Its group sites are used by universities and organizations around the world.
For organizations in sectors other than web hosting, the benefits of sponsoring Known include:
- Value from association with the project and its mission of allowing everyone to own their social activity online
- Recognition of sponsorship on Known web presences and in the administration panel of the Known software
DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services company with over 370,000 entrepreneur and developer customers, and 1.3 million blogs, websites, and apps hosted. The Company develops and uses Open Source software throughout its infrastructure, and is a leading proponent of OpenStack and Ceph. DreamHost offers a wide spectrum of Web services including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the public cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the public cloud computing service, DreamCompute. Please visit www.DreamHost.com for more information.
Known is a provider of open source social software solutions for groups and individuals. Its flagship product allows anyone to run a group website where participants can publish and discuss using a variety of media. Known also provides consultancy services to media companies, universities and corporations, helping them own their social activity online. Please visit www.withknown.com for more information.