Inn This Edition:

  • Franklin Street Inn Recommends New Hosting Service
  • Membership Now Includes Free Hosting Service Worth up to $240-$300
  • Our Value-Added Year
Franklin Street Inn Recommends New Hosting Service Offered Free by

Judy Halma had her hosting service switched to the free hosting for members. We caught up with her on Friday and this is what she said.
"What a tremendous benefit in this economy, to be able to combine 2 services - a directory and hosting for the same price. This is a win-win! Love all the things you do for us." Then she added, "I was just about to sign  up for a hosting service that was going to cost me $390 with an additional set up charge of $70 for every ten pages. This has really saved me a lot of money!!! Judy, Franklin Street Inn
Official Member Announcement - Free Hosting Service to Members is offering this free hosting service to all our members. For most inns this is a savings of $240- $300 or more. Chris, our iPhone B&B application developer, came up with this brainstorm and I quote his email to me - "Hey we have giant servers here. We have virtually unlimited bandwidth. Why not host inn web sites for free? Hosting costs inns probably anywhere from $10 to $20 a month or more."  
So we looked up two popular inn Website hosting services and are offering the same thing they do at no cost to you. This is just what we've been looking for, a way to offer even more value to our member inns.  
In addition, we give all the following EXTRAS with your membership.  
1. Free listing on "InnTouch" the Bed & Breakfast and Country Inn iPhone application recommended by Travel & Leisure and Sunset Magazine.
2. Free listing on
3. Free mini B&B bookstore - you make $10 for every B&B book sold on your website with our affiliate program
4. Free installation of the Review Widget tool that automatically loads your great guest comments onto your site and ours. (You pick the star (heart) level you want to show up - most innkeepers choose 4 or 5 hearts!)
5. 8 - 20 Links to Your Site (straight from your listing and the recipes, reviews and specials you or your guests post).
6. New - 12 photos for Gold level, 20 for Platinum
And now ...
#7 - Free hosting service! Valued at an average of $240-$300. Platinum and Gold members receive the hosting absolutely free. You can add it now or whenever you are up with your current contract. Here's what's included in the free hosting for members:
1. Daily, weekly and monthly backups of your website content in the event of a failure. You can also download a backup to your own computer.
2. Our server has many automated tools designed to detect hackers and stop them before they get in. We also actively monitor our servers daily.
3. Setting up email accounts could not be easier with the easy to use cPanel interface.
4. We use SpamAssassin - the industry standard for spam protection.
5. We offer website changes at competitive rates, such as changing website text, and adding photos.
6. You can also use cPanel to make changes to your website. It provides an easy to use WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor so you can do this yourself which is very similar to editing a Word Document.
7. Included with every account is a selection of powerful website traffic analyzers so you can track clicks and all the important analytics.
Linux based server with cPanel for easy access
24/7 server monitoring
PHP5 and SSL support
200MB storage for email, website and log files
5GB monthly transfer limit
5 MySQL / pgSQL databases
FTP access for website editing
Webmail access
10 email accounts
Email forwarders
Email auto responders
Spam Assassin spam filter
POP3/POP3S support
IMAP/IMAPS support
SMTP/SMTPS support
Workaround SMTP access (port 26)
How to Sign Up for the Free Hosting Service 
1. Log onto the innkeeper control panel after clicking on the Innkeeper tab on
2. Click on Free Website Hosting & register your inn
3. Wait till we send your login details, and you'll be all set. That's all.
If You Need Webmaster Help for Hosting
If you need some help to add your inn's Web site to our free hosting service, we have Web support here. We do have to charge because we have to pay the Web team to do it, but the set up charge to copy your site from your current hosting service to the hosting service is estimated at $50 using our team.  Just email and he'll start the ball rolling to make this happen. Or call 1-800-397-4667 for an staff member's help.