CloudFlare, Attracta & More!

July 20, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Hi Geeks!

Last month I wrote about a couple of new features in the works. Today, I can announce the addition of CloudFlare and Attracta to our Shared Hosting and Reseller Hosting servers. We hope you will enjoy these two new features, both of which can be used for free on a basic level.

CloudFlare

CloudFlare Logo

CloudFlare operates one of the largest content delivery networks (CDN) on the internet and its mission is to accelerate and protect websites using the service. Our users can activate CloudFlare within their cPanel Control Panel with the click of a button. After activating CloudFlare, our users can then easily select which domain(s) to utilize with the CloudFlare service. To users who activate CloudFlare on their service with us, your websites will load faster and have an additional layer of security.

One of the basic concepts behind CloudFlare is their CDN. As users access your website, your content will be cached remotely on a CloudFlare CDN server closest to your user, geographically. This allows for faster response times.

SEO implications of CloudFlare are positive as well. Major search engines like websites that load fast and CloudFlare will help you achieve further success with faster response times of your website.

To view more information, and to review all of the features available with CloudFlare, you can visit their website at http://www.cloudflare.com/overview.

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GeekStorage HQ Updates

June 12, 2012 at 4:08 AM

Hey Geeks!

I wanted to give you a behind the scenes update on what's been going on at GeekStorage HQ. It's been awhile since my last post (I've been slacking!).

New Office Location

We've recently started work on renovating some new office space in Norman, Oklahoma. I'll throw up some more pics as time progresses, but here's one of the new flooring being installed.

We hope to be up and running in the new space by the end of June. If you ever make it to Norman, Oklahoma, please stop by and say hi!

New Features

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Domain Registration, Renewal and Transfer Price Increase

December 4, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Dear Geeks,

 

Effective January 15, 2012, Verisign will again be increasing the cost to register .com and .net TLD’s. This price increase, along with increases for other TLD's over the years, is currently almost annually and affects all registrars and subsequently, end users. This will be the third price increase, by Verisign, in the last few years. Up until now, we have absorbed the cost of these price increases, however, we can no longer continue to absorb these price increases.

On January 15, 2012, the cost of a new domain registration, renewal or transfer (for all TLD’s we offer) will increase from the current base rate of a domain registration, renewal or transfer from $10.00/year to a new domain registration, renewal or transfer rate of $12.00/year. We have enabled the ability for you to login to our account management website and renew any existing domains you have from anywhere between 1-10 years, at the current rate of $10.00/year per domain.

You can login to renew your domains at the current rate, here:
http://www.geekstorage.com/account

After January 15, 2012, all existing domain registrations maintained by GeekStorage.com will increase to the new base rate of $12.00/year per domain. If you have an existing coupon code discounting the cost of a domain registration, renewal or transfer, that coupon will still be valid after the price increase takes effect. We believe this new rate is a competitive rate and will allow us to continue to offer domain registrations, renewals and transfers for our customers.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions about this notice, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at support@geekstorage.com.

Regards,

Matt & Jay, Head Geeks
GeekStorage.com, LLC

 

Year End Dedicated Server Sale!

November 30, 2011 at 2:50 PM

 

Greetings Geeks!

We have the following UNMANAGED servers, in very limited quantity, available for immediate deployment. To order, all you need to do is e-mail sales@geekstorage.com.

These servers can be upgraded to MANAGED for an additional $50/mo. ($25/mo. off standard rate!), which also includes a cPanel/WHM license with the upgrade. These servers come standard with 5 free Dedicated IP Addresses.

"Unmetered Bonanza #1"

DUAL Harpertown Quad-Core E5420 w/Hyper Threading
8 GB DDR-3 RAM
2 x 1 TB SATA HDD's
3ware RAID 0/1 (configured as desired)
IPMI Remote Management Access (remote reboot, KVM/IP, and more!)
100 Mbps Uplink Port

Pricing:

100 Mbps Unmetered Premium Bandwidth - $310/month + FREE SETUP (Normal rate: $438/month.. that's savings of $128/month!)
5 TB Premium Bandwidth - $235/month + FREE SETUP (Normal rate: $338/month.. that's savings of $103/month!)

"Unmetered Bonanza #2"

DUAL Nehalem Quad-Core E5520 w/Hyper Threading
12 GB DDR-3 RAM
2 x 1 TB SATA HDD's
3ware 9650SE RAID 0/1 (configured as desired)
IPMI Remote Management Access (remote reboot, KVM/IP, and more!)
100 Mbps Uplink Port

Pricing:

100 Mbps Unmetered Premium Bandwidth - $350/month + FREE SETUP (Normal rate: $478/month.. that's savings of $128/month!)
5 TB Premium Bandwidth - $275/month + FREE SETUP (Normal rate: $378/month.. that's savings of $103/month!)

How to Order

To order, please e-mail sales@geekstorage.com and reference this thread.

Interested in something else?

To view our other dedicated server offerings, please visit our website here: http://www.geekstorage.com

Operating Systems

CentOS 5.5 32-bit or 64-bit - FREE
Windows 2003 Web - $20 per month
Windows 2003 Standard - $30 per month

Other Operating Systems available upon request.

Control Panel Options

DirectAdmin - $10/month
cPanel - $25 per month
Plesk (10 Domain License) - FREE
Plesk (100 Domain License) - $15 per month
Plesk (Unlimited Domain License) - $30 per month
Plesk Power Pack - $10 per month

Hardware Addons

Please e-mail sales@geekstorage.com with your specific requirements and we'll provide you a quote.

Bandwidth

Please e-mail sales@geekstorage.com with your specific requirements and we'll provide you a quote.

Network

These servers are located within Steadfast's newest Chicago, IL Data Center, located at 725 S. Wells St.

Level(3), NTT Communications, nLayer and Tinet are the providers of our premium bandwidth at the Chicago, IL Data Center. For additional details, please visit http://www.geekstorage.com/.

Have any questions?

Please feel free to e-mail us at sales@geekstorage.com.

 

What are we up to?

February 5, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Hey Geeks!

I just thought I would drop a note and let you know what's going on behind the scenes at Geek HQ.

2010

Last year was very exciting for us and it brought some major upgrades to both our network infrastructure and hosting architecture. Those upgrades included things like increased network capacity at our Chicago data center, the addition of Ksplice (rebootless kernels, yeah!), Softaculous (1-click installer for 175 scripts!) and CloudLinux OS (the best shared hosting OS!).

What's to come...

We are constantly working to try and improve the awesome web hosting we provide to you. Through new vendor partnerships, software additions, network improvements, etc. we are constantly looking ahead and trying to build the best website playground available, while still keeping it affordable.

Here are a few things to look forward to in 2011:

  • Launch of our new Customer Portal (management of your GeekStorage account and other very cool features)

Back in April of 2010, I first spoke of a brand new customer portal that would be launching "soon". Well, almost a year later I can tell you that we are still hard at work on this awesome portal. There was a minor setback in the timeline as we made other business decisions that required further development within the portal. We anticipate the portal to be available to our geeks by the time we publish our 2011 version of our "State of GeekStorage" in April.

I can tell you that you will be very happy if you were an avid fan of our forums before its untimely demise! (*hint*)

  • Launch of a new website (almost 4 years later, it's time for a new look!)

We have been working with a great web designer in creating a new look for GeekStorage. This new website will debut with some new major service offerings, keep an eye out!

  • Knowledge Base Revamp (finally, a real Knowledge Base!)

For the longest time, we used our community forums as our knowledge base. Even though the forums of the past are gone, we have scoured its content, looked within our ticket system for common issues and reached out to our geeks.. all in an effort to create a comprehensive Knowledge Base. We are about 1/3 of the way through writing content for the new Knowledge Base and encourage you to e-mail us or post a comment on this blog if you have ideas for content you'd like to see addressed by us.

  • 3 New Service Offerings with...

... details to come (/teaser). We have three major service offering additions we will be launching very soon. Keep your eyes peeled, I think you'll like them!

In Closing

Hopefully this brief post has given you an idea of what we are up to behind the scenes. We have a lot planned for 2011 and we can't wait to make it available to you! :)

Regards,

Jay