Hostopia launches suite of e-commerce enhancements

    Latest release of EasyStoreMaker Pro 3 enables business users to create
    and easily operate a fully functional e-commerce enabled online store in

    TORONTO, and FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, March 14 /CNW/ - Today Hostopia
announces the launch of a new version of its flagship e-commerce application
EasyStoreMaker Pro version 3.0. Numerous usability enhancements and additional
application features make this popular application more attractive to
Hostopia's service-provider distributors and their small business end-users.
    "With over 20,000 e-commerce application users on our network, Hostopia
ranks in the top three e-commerce service providers in North America. User and
distributor feedback thus far on our latest enhancements to EasyStoreMaker Pro
are extremely positive and we anticipate further increases in application
usage," says Paul D. Engels, chief marketing officer for Inc.
    EasyStoreMaker Pro version 3.0 enhancements include a wizard that takes a
non-technical user through the easy steps of setting up an e-commerce store
complete with product display information, shipping options, tax and currency
settings and more. Store design and setup is made considerably easier with the
inclusion of a library of pre-built storefront templates in graphically rich,
compelling designs. Further enhancements include a CSV import/export function
to easily enable setup of large product SKU data files, a free bundled SSL
certificate and a "product showcasing" feature that helps promote sales and/or
featured products.
    Engels notes, "Business users have eagerly embraced pre-built storefront
templates as a logical extension of market demand for site templates. Few
business owners have the time or expertise required to design their online
store. Templates powered by a wizard allow business owners or their website
developer to more quickly establish an e-commerce presence."
    EasyStoreMaker Pro version 3.0 is immediately available to all Hostopia
wholesale customers who in turn can offer the updated application to their end
users via Hostopia's private labelled hosting control panel interface, Website

    About Hostopia

    Hostopia provides wholesale private-label hosting, managed email, and
application services to telcos, ISPs, cable companies, hosting providers, and
domain registrars.
    Hostopia's automated provisioning and support systems enable service
providers to increase their profits, offer superior features to their
end-users, and reduce the risks and challenges of delivering reliable,
high-performance web services including; small-business hosting and
applications, business-class email, and consumer email.

    Forward-Looking Information

    This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" and
forward-looking information that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from
those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements and forward-looking information include, but are not limited to,
plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained
in this press release that are not historical facts and statements identified
by words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes,"
"seeks," "estimates" or words of similar meaning. Our actual results could
differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements
and forward-looking information upon completion of the review of our third
quarter results by our independent registered public accounting firm. These
statements are based on our current beliefs or expectations and there are a
number of important factors that could cause the actual results or outcomes to
differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements,
including without limitation, our ability to maintain our sales efficiency,
our ability to maintain our existing, and develop new, strategic
relationships, the number of our net subscriber additions, our monthly
customer turnover and our ability to successfully integrate recently acquired
businesses and operations and those risks set forth under the caption "Risk
Factors" in Hostopia's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the year quarter
ended September 30, 2006, as filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. These filings are available on a Website maintained by the
Securities and Exchange Commission at Hostopia does not undertake
any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this
document as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For further information:

For further information: Paul D. Engels, Chief Marketing Officer & Exec.
Vice President, Inc., Tel: (905) 671-7204, Email:; Gordie Campbell, Investor Relations,
Inc., Tel: (877) 444-4116, Email:

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