Bloomington, Illinois – (The Hosting News) – April 18, 2008 – Provider of shared, dedicated, and colocation hosting services, Ubiquity Hosting Solutions, has added SSH user-level access and Linux .NET Framework emulation through the Mono Project, to its list of advanced hosting features.
In addition, two new and unique Linux tools to be added to its web hosting services, effective immediately.
The first of these tools provides web developers, which, according to the company, is a rare service within the Linux web hosting industry, labeled ”jailed shell access.”
Clint Chapman, Chief Technical Officer for Ubiquity remarked, ”Linux is capable of so much more than what most web hosting companies are doing. We decided that the time had come to start delivering the full potential of what we offer.”
With this tool, webmasters are given the authority to connect to the web hosting provider using Secured Shell Handling (SSH), allowing the capability to compress and decompress files on the web server, execute Linux bash scripts, monitor system health, and a large variety of other features. Security in this environment has been maintained for the reason that Linux shell commands available to the webmaster have been ”jailed,” which in turn will limit the availability of potentially dangerous commands to the users.
In addition to SSH, Ubiquity has stabilized the Mono Project’s open source tool which emulates .NET Framework in a Linux web hosting environment. Through Mono, Ubiquity has successfully assembled a stable and effective platform for running ASPx scripting from a Linux system, in hopes of bridging the gap between Linux and Windows web hosting which otherwise exists.
Intel’s modular approach to the Multi-Flex server chassis has allowed Ubiquity to provide a platform with full redundancy at the hardware level. This system uses redundant motherboard and CPU interfaces, isolated from the rest of the system, which interact with redundant, external NIC and PDU connections. Hard disk storage is supplied by a RAID 5 virtual drive pool in the systems storage controller, also isolated from the systems motherboard and processing resources, such that in the event of a motherboard failure; a fail-over node can be started almost instantly.
Corey Northcutt, Chief Communications Officer with Ubiquity Hosting Solutions noted, ”We’re all pretty excited about this. It’s clear that as technology has been advancing, the market has come to have higher and higher expectations of uptime and reliability. By going both modular and redundant at the hardware level, we now have a uniquely powerful tool in meeting that demand.”
Ubiquity has stated that the issue plans to roll-out the Intel Modular Server throughout Q2 and Q3 of 2008 until services in all five cities which Ubiquity operates in have been converted to the Multi-Flex system, and is currently placing all of its new customers in the system already live in Ubiquity’s Chicago data center.
Ubiquity Hosting Solutions is a brand of Nobis Technology Group, LLC, a privately-held Linux web hosting organization which joins a variety of successful hosted service companies together, in a versatile environment. Ubiquity currently provides data center services in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York City.
To learn more about Ubiquity Hosting Solutions, please visit: www.ubiquityhosting.com.