Now announcing colocation in Smyrna GA. Visit smyrnacolocation.com for more information.
cPanel Web Servers (http://cpanelwebservers.com) is now offering low cost cPanel web hosting plans for end users who may not need a business class hosting account. All acounts include the popular cPanel control panel and reseller accounts include Web Host Manager (WHM).
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New server management services are available from Atlanta Network Consulting check them out if you need custom solutions for server management.
Sitestash/Coloblox is pleased to announce a full line of server colocation, dedicated servers, VPS servers, and Cloud hosting is now available at our Atlanta Internet data center.
Coloblox owns and operates an Internet data center located on the north side of Atlanta at the corner of I-75 and I-285 in Smyrna. This data center specializes in colocation, dedicated servers, and cloud solutions. Built in 1998 at the height of the dot-com days, an extensive amount of fiber optic cable was installed linking us to many of the major fiber rings bordering Atlanta.
Currently Coloblox operates a Cisco powered BGP network on four diverse fiber rings from Verizon, AT&T, Zayo, and TW Telecom with additional providers transiting over the above rings. Verizon, Zayo, and TW Telecom currently offer Ethernet access options on their POP’s for Coloblox clients to connect to for secondary or redundant services.
Current Data Center Services:
- Per U 1/6 1/4 1/2 and full colocation cabinets
- Dell and HP Dedicated Servers For Lease
- VMware and Xen Powered Virtual Servers
- Openstack and VMware Cloud Hosting
- Specialized Colocation for Apple Mac Mini and Synology Diskstation Servers
- Enterprise Class Web & Email Hosting
- Managed Services and Consulting
- On-site access to TW Telecom, Verizon, Zayo, and AT&T POPs for third party services
- DSx, OCx, PRI circuits, and over 200 strands of dark fiber available on diverse paths
- Wireless network links available up to 1.4Gbits to nearby buildings using FCC licensed bands
- 8,000sq/ft of roof space for wireless or satcom
- Office space from 180sq/ft up to 25,000sq/ft
Here are some details on our internet data center:
- Verizon, AT&T, Zayo, and TW Telecom fiber rings with on-site Points of Presence
- Cisco powered network with bandwidth from Internap, TW Telecom, Zayo, and AT&T
- Carrier neutral with extensive amounts of dark fiber available for future expansion
- UPS and Diesel Generator Backup Power
- Redundant N+1 Cooling Units
- “Smart Facility” Monitoring Systems
- High Definition Video Surveillance System
- 24/7/365 Keycard Access for Clients
- Tech lobby with phone, fax, and workstations
- Convenient to the airport, downtown Atlanta, various hotels next door, and restaurants.
- Facility in operation since 1998
Call today toll free! 877.GET.BLOX
Sitestash is pleased to announce that all colocation offerings are now available from Coloblox our new Atlanta server colocation company.
Please visit Coloblox Atlanta server colocation for more information.
Due to popular demand Sitestash is now deploying the Installatron software auto installer on all DirectAdmin web hosting servers.
Installatron is currently capable of automatically installing the following scripts:
Crafty Syntax Live Help
Feed On Feeds
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Over the past few weeks Sitestash has purchased space in a building near our datacenter, in that space we’ve built a small network pop and datacenter. We’ve installed a 12 strand fiber optic cable between the buildings, giving us 6 pairs of fiber into that facility. Sitestash now has all web hosting servers attached to a large network storage array in the new facility, daily backups are now sent off-site the moment the backups are created.
The new storage array is also available to colocation customers wanting to have a true off-site backup solution. All that is required is a cross-connect cable from your equipment to one of our backend network switches. Port speeds up to 1Gbit are available, and as it’s on the backend network there are no bandwidth charges for data transfer.
In addition to the network storage array, Sitestash is also providing internet service to the building that equipment is in. Tenants can connect to the internet via in-building WiMax, or traditional ethernet with speeds up to 1Gbit. Office space is available in the building if you’re in the Atlanta market, please contact us if you’re interested and we’ll connect you with the leasing agent.
Happy New Year!
Sitestash has once again updated it’s shared and reseller hosting plans to provide double the resources as previous plans. All existing customers should now see the updated resource allotments in their account control panel, and all new hosting accounts will automatically be setup with the new hosting plan specs.
Sitestash has tested and confirmed support for Android devices using the new IMAP IDLE features of the k9mail app. Our web servers support instant PUSH features, resulting in much better battery life and near instant email delivery. Once installed k9mail will login to the Sitestash email server hosting your domain using IMAP and set the session to IDLE, when new mail arrives the email server “wakes up” the Android data connection to deliver the mail. This feature allows you to gain battery life by no longer requiring the phone to check for new mail every X minutes.
Testing has shown a delivery time of around 8-16 seconds under ideal conditions from the time the email hits the server till the time the phone displays a new email alert. Under less than ideal conditions (poor signal, bad coverage, etc) the delivery time for new mail was still usually under 60 seconds with an average of 45 seconds from the time the email reached the server hosting your domain.
These features are fully supported on all Sitestash hosting servers, however depending on your service provider and coverage area your results may vary slightly.
Sitestash has added Windows Media Streaming to it’s line of services. The new service allows for a wide range of video and audio streaming options. Sitestash is taking a different approach to Windows Media Streaming, with our service you will receive a dedicated IP address and a dedicated bandwidth allotment based on your selected streaming plan. The new approach allows users full freedom to bitrates and quality settings, controlled by the user and only limited by the plan’s bandwidth allocation.
For more information please visit Windows Media Streaming Atlanta
Sitestash has started to deploy Sun Microsystems Sun Fire servers for business class shared webhosting servers. Our Supermicro line well remain in service as the hardware flexibility is unbeatable, but we do expect the Sun Fire’s to take over on the business class webhosting services.
The new Sun Fire servers feature the latest in high performance hardware, all include hotswap SAS based disk drives or 10k RPM SATA in some models, built in RAID controllers, multiple built-in gigabit ethernet ports for connection to our NAS arrays and backend network, full lights out management cards for access to servers without needing physical access, redundant power supplies, and hotswap cooling fans.
These new servers will be deployed entirely on our hybrid security network, ensuring the best possible protection for your business related website.
In an effort to bring new features to our customers, Sitestash as started the testing of IP version 6 address space. This will allow Sitestash to offer full hosting service on IPv6 addresses as IPv4 address space continues to become more and more limited and hard to come by. In partnership with Marietta Data Center we are planning to roll out IPv6 in the coming months.
Deploying IPv6 is a rather complicated process, and we will be working with our providers over the next few weeks to deploy and test our first IPv6 network. As testing progresses we will make mention of it on the blog and start accepting some test users to see how it works for them. Every existing customer will be allowed a free basic hosting account on the IPv6 network for testing, and the account will remain free for as long as Sitestash is in the testing phase.
All current IPv4 address space will remain in use as is, so no one has to worry about switching servers and all that fun stuff. Sitestash will simply be making IPv6 available to any new or existing customer who chooses to host on that network.
Sitestash has once again updated the IMAP IDLE PUSH email service, the new upgrade is showing an almost instant response time on starting a PUSH to IMAP IDLE client email software.
It is now a matter of seconds between the time an email arrives at the server, and the time the email is pushed out to an IMAP IDLE client. This provides near instant email delivery to normal desktop client software, and in most cases less than 5 second deliveries to supported PDA’s and Smartphones.
This upgrade will also benefit Smartphone battery life, as the time required to deliver an email and return to an IDLE state is even faster than the last email service version.
Sitestash is pleased to announce the launch of Solid State Disk Drives (SSD) on our new high performance servers. The performance differance between SSD drives and server grade SATA drives is so great, that the speed increse is outweighing one of the most important factors, cost. Sitestash is expecting to do more extensive testing, primarily in high load database servers to see if the performance vs. cost results will carry over into more standard server configurations.