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I have been working on site for Timberline High School Athletics for the last four years.  The site has become an important tool for the athletic department and used by the parents and student athletes to get news and information about the schools sports programs.

Through my experience with Timberline I have discovered that many high school athletic programs do not have a website or have a very poor website that is not well maintained.   I have been working over the past several months to create a hosting service that will provide websites for high school athletic programs.  The websites will be designed to be easily maintained by athletic directors, coaches, and team parents. 

AthleticHost.com will be using DotNetNuke (DNN) as the core platform for these sites.  DNN was chosen for the following reasons:

  • The ability to have many websites (a.k.a. portals) on a single DNN installation.
  • Site templates will allow for new sites to be quickly created.
  • Built in hosting model that includes security and payment features.
  • Skinning system that allows each portal to have its own look-and-feel.   This is important because many niche web hosts sites all look the same.  I want each school to have it’s own look-and-feel.
  • A security model that will allow separate security configurations for the athletic director, coaches, and team parents.
  • A good set of core modules.

Hosting at AthleticHost.com will be available May 1, 2010.

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