Web Hosting Providers Bluehost, iPage and HostGator to Add Open-Source Apps Platform

open-source-apps-mojo-marketplaceWeb hosting provider Bluehost, along with its sister companies HostGator and iPage, have announced the integration of MOJO Marketplace, a destination where users can buy the latest website templates, plugins, logos and scripts from some of the most popular open-source applications, like WordPress, Joomla, PrestaShop, Concrete 5 and Drupal.

Like web hosting providers Bluehost, iPage and HostGator, MOJO Marketplace is part of Endurance International Group. The apps platform was acquired by Endurance in 2012. Bluehost has just finished integration of MOJO Marketplace while Endurance expects integration with iPage to begin coming week, with HostGator following shortly thereafter.

Benefits for SMB

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“We think the MOJO Marketplace will transform the way small business owners leverage their web presence,” said Endurance International Group CEO, Hari Ravichandran.

MOJO Marketplace would make it easy for web hosting customers to improve the appearance and functionality of their websites, shopping carts, blogs and other aspects of their web presence. “It can be difficult to find and install important software, plugins, and themes that you need for your website,” said Dan Handy, CEO of Bluehost. “MOJO Marketplace helps you find what you need and install it on your website with one simple click.”

MOJO’s structure would offer benefits for both buyers and sellers. Buyers will be able to browse curated products built by professional designers and developers, then purchase and install anything from a full website template to an eCommerce platform with just one click. Sellers, on the other hand, will be able to release their products into a network of millions of potential users.

“As we move to the world of cloud-based computing, integrated environments will become more important to our subscribers,” said Endurance International Group CEO, Hari Ravichandran. “We think the MOJO Marketplace will transform the way small business owners leverage their web presence. Small business owners will now be able to make changes in website themes and functionality to accommodate seasonality in a snap.”

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