• 2007-11-28

Movable Type 4 to Become Standard Feature on RapidSite Hosting Services

Tokyo - November 28, 2007 - GMO Hosting & Security hosting brand, RapidSite announces that as of today Movable Type 4, the latest version of the Six Apart blogging platform, will be installed as a standard feature on all sixteen shared server and VPS* service plans. GMO Hosting & Security is a GMO Internet Group company.
* Virtual Private Server is a multi-operational virtual server that operates like a dedicated server environment. It offers the scalability of a dedicated server at the low price of shared server.

Movable Type 4
Movable Type by Six Apart is known for being a flexible, highly expressive blogging platform. The latest version of the software, Movable Type 4 is now a standard feature of all sixteen RapidSite shared server and VPS service plans. We are also including one user license so our clients can begin using the software immediately.
Movable Type 4 offers a friendly, easy-to-use interface with a wide range of improved WYSIWYG features for tasks including font changes and adding images. The new software also features improved CMS (Content Management System) functions. Not only can Movable Type be used to create blogs, it also functions as a comprehensive design and management tool for corporate web sites. Now new custom permissions make it possible to create member-restricted communities.

RapidSite Blog Software Promotion
RapidSite aims to build recognition of Movable Type in Japan and increase its use in business. Last year 470 Movable Type created sites entered the Japan Movable Type Contest 2006. In October this year we began supporting Newspaper Blog, a project that aims to promote information literacy and media literacy education in elementary schools.

RapidSite Hosting Service Features
(1) Wide Range of Applications Included as Standard Features
Movable Type 4 is a standard feature on all sixteen RapidSite shared server and VPS service plans so our users have access to the latest version of Movable Type without having to worry about installation. In addition to Movable Type, eight other applications are installed including online store construction and social network (SNS) applications. These applications can help companies to build high quality websites and improve efficiency in their business.

(2) Scalability for Business Use
RapidSite shared server, VPS, and dedicated server services are suitable for small-scale sites to highly sophisticated sites. They are PHP and database (MySQL) compatible, features that are essential for creating complex web sites. Clients receive free SSL for security and our VPS service can be used for multiple domains, so the service can be scaled to the client's growth.

GMO Hosting & Security Inc.
One of Japan's leading hosting providers, GMO Hosting & Security has been providing a diverse range of hosting services through the two brands iSLE and RapidSite since it was first established in 1997. While hosting services are the core of our business, we also provide a range of Internet solution products such as electronic authentication certificates and hosting service OEM to ISP and web hosting companies. In November 2006 we received the ISMS (Information Security Management System) International Standard ISO/IEC27001:2005 and JIS Q 27001:2006 Certification.

Related Links (All links to Japanese language web sites unless otherwise indicated)
Movable Type Contest: http://mt.rsh.jp/
Newspaper Blog: http://www.rapidsite.jp/campaign/newspaper_blog/
RapidSite Features: http://www.rapidsite.jp/ap/mt4/

Media Inquiries
GMO Hosting & Security INC. Corporate Planning Department
E-mail: pr@gmo-hs.com
GMO Internet Inc. Group PR Team
E-mail: pr@gmo.jp

The GMO Internet Group
The GMO Internet Group is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services in Japan. We hold top domestic market shares in domain registration, web hosting and payment processing and we provide a host of other services including e-commerce solutions and Internet advertising to individual and corporate customers. Striving to redefine the industry and foster a vibrant Internet culture, the GMO Internet Group is continuously working to inspire enthusiasm in our customers and put smiles on their faces.

GMO Hosting & Security INC.
Company Name GMO Hosting & Security INC.<http://www.gmo-hs.com/eng/>
(TSE Mothers Market Code: 3788)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description - Web hosting service
- Internet security
Capital 905,000,000 YEN

GMO Internet Inc.
Company Name GMO Internet Inc.<http://www.gmo.jp/en>
(TSE First Section Code: 9449)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Masatoshi Kumagai
Business Description - Internet Use Support (Infrastructure)
- Internet Advertising Support (Media)
Capital 9,651,750,000 YEN
*All information in this document is correct at the time of release. Please be aware that it is subject to change as a result of events occurring after the release date.