A Look Inside Steadfast Networks
April 8th, 2008
OK, I had said in a previous post that we'd soon be announcing some new changes to our server offerings, so now I'm announcing them. First of all, ALL servers will use Supermicro motherboards and Supermicro cases with hot swap drive bays. Second, ALL new servers will be put on a gigabit internal network, with access to the backup servers. Then the higher end systems, Core 2 Duo E6600 (which is not currently in stock on the new configuration) or better, will be put on a gigabit network port by default and have IPMI, which will offer KVM over IP capabilities.
We are also changing the standard hardware specs. The Sempron 3000+ is being replaced by the Celeron 430 at $109.95 a month, the Athlon64 3500+ is being replaced by the Core 2 Duo E4500 at $149.95 a month, and the Dual Clovertown 5335 is being replaced by the Dual Harpertown 5410 at $439.95 a month. All of those should offer performance upgrades for the same price.
You can order the new servers on the dedicated servers page of our web site.
April 2nd, 2008
This press release was issued today regarding our partnership with LiteSpeed Technologies, as we are now offering their web server software with dedicated server packages and on our shared hosting platform:
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 2, 2008 -- Steadfast Networks, a leading Chicago based data center and dedicated server hosting provider, announced today its new partnership with LiteSpeed Technologies. Steadfast Networks hosting customers on all services including shared, reseller, and dedicated hosting will experience faster load times and increased speed in their web applications.
"LiteSpeed's web server technology provides a great incentive for our hosting customers by improving website load times and allowing them to do more with less hardware," said Karl Zimmerman, CEO of Steadfast Networks. "Few data centers and dedicated hosting companies are willing to keep up with the latest technology to help their customers get the most out of their hosting services."
Steadfast added the new web server technology at no additional cost to shared hosting customers. Dedicated server and colocation customers will be charged a fee, but at reduced pricing. The technology will increase web server speed to nearly nine times faster than traditional hosting services running Apache. Customers using PHP based websites will experience faster page load times by as much as fifty percent compared to using Apache.
"By using LiteSpeed's web server, Steadfast customers will immediately see an increase in performance across all their website applications from standard websites to the most resource intensive web applications," said Zimmerman. "Other added benefits of using LiteSpeed Web Server include zero down time graceful restart, support for thousands of concurrent connections, and improved security measures."
The LiteSpeed Web Server technology recovers from service failure instantly, providing longer server and website uptime. Customers still receive the same features as the Apache web server including .htaccess support. In addition, Steadfast Networks is the only H-Sphere shared hosting company to utilize LiteSpeed technology.
"We are very pleased to have Steadfast Networks on board as our partner," said George Wang, president of LiteSpeed Technologies. "Steadfast's technical expertise, knowledge of the web hosting market, and their existing customer base, make Steadfast a great fit for our partner program."
About Steadfast Networks
Established in 1998, Chicago based hosting company Steadfast Networks, delivers high quality, powerful servers through reliable dedicated server hosting, colocation server hosting, virtual private servers, shared web hosting, and dedicated game server hosting. Steadfast's award-winning services and dedicated support staff help customers from all over the world 24/7/365. Customers can choose basic hosting or a customized, fully managed dedicated server hosting solution.
To learn more about Steadfast Networks, visit http://www.steadfast.net.
karl @ steadfast.net
About LiteSpeed Technologies
Based in New Jersey with a satellite branch in Los Angeles, LiteSpeed Technologies is a next-generation web platform company that is dedicated to providing businesses with technology to improve the speed of internet content delivery while reducing operational costs for large web sites, service providers, and enterprise data centers.
For more information, please visit LiteSpeed's website at www.litespeedtech.com or contact sales @ litespeedtech.com.
(908) 745-2118 x 403
xing @ litespeedtech.com
March 31st, 2008
As we have just introduced the new line of Intel based dedicated servers we are now selling off all of our older AMD based system, thus we are having a nice big sale.
Here are the systems available:
Dual Opteron 244, 2GB, 250GB SATA Drive - $169.95, free setup - Buy Now
Opteron 170 (Dual Core), 2GB RAM, 250GB SATA Drive - $169.95 a month, free setup - Buy Now
Dual Opteron 270 (Dual Core), 2GB RAM, 250GB SATA Drive - $239.95 a month, free setup - Buy Now
Note: Either of the last two may get upgraded to an Opteron 1212 or 2212.
March 29th, 2008
As you can see on our current dedicated servers page, we are currently sold out of our Sempron and Athlon64 systems. This is because we have just received a new shipment of servers and will begin selling them this coming week. As part of the new shipment we are replacing the AMD based systems with all Intel based systems, due to their higher processing power and greater power efficiency. In addition, starting with this next shipment we will be using 100% Supermicro motherboards with rackmount hot swap Supermicro chassis, even on our lowest end systems. We are not cutting any corners, and delivering only the best when it comes to hardware.
Here are the changes:
Sempron 3000+ is being replaced by the Celeron 430 (Conroe based 1.8Ghz Celeron) - $109.95 a month
Athlon64 3500+ is being replaced by the Core 2 Duo E4500 (2.2Ghz Dual-Core) - $149.95 a month
As a note, we will also be announcing several more changes, which will be starting with this new order, this coming week. Don't worry, all the changes are good.
March 26th, 2008
OK, we've been getting it requested on an almost daily basis, so I have caved in. Steadfast Networks now has an affiliate program, paying $20 or 35% on each shared hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated server, or colocation sale you bring to us. We provide a full back-end system to track your clicks and sales as well. I won't repeat everything I put on the web site, so you can read more about our Affiliate Program at: http://steadfast.net/services/affiliate.php
Basically, there are a couple things I feel our program offers above many others even though we aren't offer $100+ per referal or whatever some of the places are offering these days.
1) You can honestly recommend our product as we offer a high level of service and support.
2) We do not require long-term contracts. They are not going to have to sign-up for one year to get you your commission, meaning more commission for you in the end as more people sign-up.
3) We are offering a wider array of services than most, not just shared hosting, but VPSes, reseller accounts, dedicated servers, and colocation, increasing the likelihood that we are offering what your friend, site visitor or whoever you end up sending our way wants.
4) This is a sustainable model, so you can count on us continuing to provide you quality service and for this program to be around for years to come.
If you have any questions just put a comment in the blog here or contact our sales department and we'll be more than happy to assist you. It is a new program, so I am certainly assuming we'll run into some bugs and other issues along the way.