Splashpress Media announces its latest acquisition to date: blog hosting software and service BlogHoster. BlogHoster, which was founded by Alex Benzer and Charlotte Genevier of webligo.com, is a software and service that lets service providers, businesses and even individuals run hosted blogging services meant for multiple users/accounts. The intent is to let providers brand the hosted blogging solution as they please.
BlogHoster is a PHP-based software product which allows you to provide a blog hosting service on your website. The blog hosting that you give your users with BlogHoster is comparable to popular third-party blog hosting services like Blogger, Livejournal, and Typepad. As the admin of your blog hosting service, you can control how users will signup, write in their blogs, and interact with each other. The entire visual frontend of the software is generic, so you can easily give it your website’s look and feel. You can even have ads automatically inserted on your users’ weblogs. BlogHoster also includes a variety of social-networking features, including interactive profiles, photo albums, friendships, blog categories, and more.
BlogHoster was first released in December of 2004. The product was deemed an immediate success, despite minimal marketing (promoted only via sponsored listing on hotscripts.com). To date, BlogHoster has sold nearly 1,000 licenses. I would say (and many would agree) that BlogHoster is perhaps the cleanest and most professionally coded blog software meant for hosted blogging solutions.
Splashpress hopes the inclusion of BlogHoster in its collection of blogs and blog-related online properties will be greatly beneficial helping bloggers succeed in their quest to build close-knit communities online.