Iran to Provide Free Hosting Services for Top 100 Websites in Country

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Written By Gholam Rahmani

The Iranian government has recently encouraged the local websites and organizations to move their websites from the datacenters of foreign countries to Iran. Although a group of analysts believe the infrastructures of this country is not sufficient and they cannot support heavy and active websites.

Now the government has decided to provide free hosting services including free disk space and bandwidth for the top 100 websites of the country. Director of the Cyberspace Center, Mehdi Akhavan Bahabadi, revealed this offer during a session with activists of this field. “Sciences are developing and expanding on daily basis and supporting this expansion is vital for every country in world. Currently we are working hard to support the top online websites in Iran, however, this project needs massive financial resources.”

“Our group is trying to assess and find the top 100 websites operating inside Iran. We are going to provide high speed hosting and Internet for the managers of these properties.” Mehdi Akhavan Bahabadi added.

The Middle Eastern country has developed many local services to cope with the penetration of U.S. based companies in Iran’s virtual community. Iran has recently introduced its own search engine and it hopes to defeat Google and Bing in aspect of the number of users and performed searches.