Karelia Software Announces Sandvox Hosting and Ships Sandvox 2.10

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[prMac.com] Pasadena, California - Karelia Software today shipped Sandvox 2.10 and announced a new Sandvox Hosting service. Sandvox 2.10 now provides access to the new Sandvox Hosting service in this significant update to its award-winning website building software for OS X. New Sandvox Hosting provides fundamental hosting from directly within Sandvox, integrated and optimized for hosting most Sandvox sites.

"Sandvox Hosting makes hosting a Sandvox site easier than ever," said Dan Wood, president of Karelia Software. "We created Sandvox from the idea that anybody should be able to create a website without having to learn HTML. Now, the combination of Sandvox 2.10 and Sandvox Hosting lets you publish a site by just entering your name and email address, and choosing a password. It's that easy."

The combination of Sandvox 2.10 and Sandvox Hosting provides customers an easy mechanism for hosting their site without the complexity of configuring a hosting setup. Sandvox users simply sign up directly from Sandvox and click the Publish button for a live website in minutes. Sandvox Hosting is available exclusively to Sandvox customers, for use only with Sandvox.

Sandvox users can now choose Sandvox Hosting, or configure their hosting setup to use a traditional hosting provider. Sandvox 2.10 also provides a streamlined experience for setting up a traditional host.

Sandvox Hosting is optimized for the vast majority of Sandvox websites, however, those sites with specific server-side processing will want to continue to use a traditional hosting provider.

Sandvox users can try Sandvox Hosting for 14 days. Sandvox Hosting packages are available on a monthly basis, or by choosing from three yearly subscription options that include a privately-registered domain name. Sandvox Hosting supports custom domain name acquisition, domain aliasing and email forwarding.

About Sandvox:
Award-winning Sandvox lets anybody, even non-experts, build beautiful standards-compliant websites. Sandvox requires no HTML, CSS or design experience. Simply choose from dozens of included designs, then drag-and-drop your text, photo and video content, create blogs, and equip your site with ready-to-go objects, such as contact forms, Google Maps, and YouTube videos. Sandvox incorporates a familiar inspector to adjust page layout, styles and settings, plus a media browser to manage photos, videos and multimedia content. Sandvox supports social media and SEO best practices. When ready, upload the site to a favorite web host, or to Sandvox Hosting, directly from Sandvox.

Sandvox supports several features for power users to embed raw HTML, use JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and other more advanced techniques. A plug-in API is available for third-party developers.

System Requirements:
Sandvox 2.10 requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher and is available today in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese.

Pricing and Availability:
Sandvox is regularly priced at $79.99 (USD) and available directly from Karelia Software or through the Mac App Store. The Sandvox 2.10 update is available today free of charge for any registered owner of Sandvox 2. New licenses, upgrades, household licenses and site licenses are all available directly from Karelia Software.

Sandvox Hosting is available today, exclusively to users of Sandvox 2.10, in a choice of one monthly and three yearly hosting packages - Starter, Single, Multi and Mega.

Sandvox Hosting Starter publishes to a subdomain (e.g. mysite.sandvox.net) for $7.99 (USD) per month, with 2GB of data transfer and 1GB of storage. All yearly hosting packages include one privately registered custom domain. Sandvox Hosting Single publishes to one domain for $99 per year, with 10GB per month of data transfer and 5GB of storage.

Sandvox Hosting Multi publishes to up to 10 domains for $144 (USD) per year, with a total of 45GB per month of data transfer and 10GB of storage. Sandvox Hosting Mega publishes to an unlimited number of domains for $199 (USD) per year, with a total of 75GB per month of data transfer and 15GB of storage. Additional transfer and storage is available as needed. For more information on Sandvox Hosting, please visit Karelia Software online.

Karelia Software, winner of Macworld Eddy and Apple Design Awards, delivers well designed software that empowers and delights OS X and iOS users worldwide. Karelia's flagship application, Sandvox, radically simplifies how anyone can build the website of their dreams. Karelia's The Hit List helps people manage the chaos of modern life with less stress and more fun. Copyright (c) 2015, Karelia Software LLC. All Rights Reserved. Sandvox is a registered trademark of Karelia Software. Mac, Mac OS, OS X and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.