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29
Aug

Limestone Networks attending cPanel Conference ’13

Limestone Networks will be attending cPanel Conference ’13 in New Orleans, LA. The conference will be held September 30th – October 2nd, 2013.

Come visit us in booth 307 to catch up with the LSN team. Meet upper management, marketing folks and some of our friendly sales staff. We will also have our famous robot pens on hand and a few other fancy giveaways. We look forward to visiting with current clients and meeting new people. See you in the Big Easy!

LSN Booth Team

22
Aug

Free Kingston SSDs added to order form

SSDNOWSSD technology has arrived. Prices are down, quality is up, and speeds are faster than ever. While solid state drives were formerly a costly indulgence better suited for consumer use, they’ve become a fundamental tool in the server room of most administrators. Accordingly, Limestone Networks, a veteran in SSD equipped dedicated servers, is now offering the Enterprise-grade 60GB Kingston KC300 as a free alternative to their traditional hard disk drive counterparts. Like our provisioning times, these drives are fast and are available now on the order form. Get yours today!

Kingston SSDNow KC300 Drives Feature:
•  Advanced Power Management – extends notebook battery life during a typical computing session
•  Fast – dramatic performance increase for any system upgrade
•  Endurance – Data Integrity Protection featuring DuraClass technology
•  Durable – DuraWrite optimizes writes to extend endurance
•  Dependable – RAISE reduces the number of uncorrectable errors on the drive
•  Multiple capacities – the right capacity to meet your storage needs

15
Aug

You can offer DDoS Protected Web Hosting

PDRF-00054898-001With the release of our new Enterprise DDoS Protection my mind started dreaming up ideas of how this service could be used to set our resellers ahead of their competitors. Just this last month Google picked up on a trend of people looking for “DDoS Protected Hosting”. A previously unregistered search term in Google is now getting more traffic than even searches for the term “Dedicated Servers”. This is an amazing market to get into immediately, as the demand is certainly there as we can see in Google Trends.

How do you get started?

In the web hosting industry, the reliability of your service is what will make or break you. That’s why it’s important that you have your servers hosted at Limestone Networks. With all the news of other providers having network issues lately, Limestone Networks has remained solid for our resellers.

Next is picking out the right hardware configuration. Personally, I believe RAID is an absolute must. A RAID 1 configuration is good for redundancy, and RAID 10 will give you both redundancy and performance. This is because in a RAID 10 you’re able to shot-gun IO calls over two drives. Now, below are my recommendations for providing a DDoS Protected Hosting service:

RAID 1 – $248.00

Intel Xeon E3-1270
16GB DDR3 ECC RAM
RAID 1 (3ware)
2x 1TB SATA2 Hard Drives
1000mbps (gigabit) Uplink
5000GB Bandwidth
3 IPs (1 Usable) Denial of Service Protected IP

RAID 10 – $300.00

Intel Xeon E3-1270
16GB DDR3 ECC RAM
RAID 10 (3ware)
4x 1TB SATA2 Hard Drives
1000mbps (gigabit) Uplink
5000GB Bandwidth
3 IPs (1 Usable) Denial of Service Protected IP

Optional upgrades I would highly recommend as well:

  • “Ksplice – Uptrack”. This is important because it allows you to keep your server’s kernel up to date and secure with no restarts.
  • “WHMCS (branded or unbranded)”. This is a ticket system, CRM, and more. Basically one software to run your company.
  • “Parallels Plesk Panel 11” or “cPanel”. Either of these can be used to manage your server’s hosting containers. They also allow your clients to login and manage their hosting.

The Intel Xeon E3-1270 can be upgraded to an Intel Xeon E3-1290, Intel Xeon E3-1270v2 or Intel Xeon E3-1290v2 as you grow, without the requirement of reloading your operating system. You can additionally upgrade the RAM as needed. This configuration isn’t the cheapest, but this is what I would personally recommend with my many years of experience.

livechatI think jumping into the industry of DDoS Protected Hosting is important now, while it’s still young. Limestone Networks can help in many ways. You should contact our Live Chat today so that they can give you a custom quote on a solution that works within your budget and allows you to provide a truly Simple, Solid and Superior DDoS Protected hosting experience for your customers.

12
Aug

Limestone Networks now offering Enterprise DDoS Protection

In an age where distributed denial of service attacks have become common-place, it’s crucial to have access to advanced technologies that effectively neutralize these crippling activities. While simple filtering has historically achieved some degree of success, the present-day scale and sophistication of attacks has necessitated a superior solution. Binary Blue

An important component of DDoS protection is the technique used to mitigate any attack. In evaluating appropriate solutions, Limestone Networks has chosen to use a more heuristic based approach. This method was preferred because of its greater effectiveness in mitigating zero-day attacks.

Additional details of the solution are as follows:

  • Fully Automated Protection
  • Detects and mitigates attack traffic in 2 minutes or less.
  • Adapts to attacker changes in real-time without analyst intervention.
  • Anticipates the behavior of the attacker and proactively blocks malicious requests.
  • Protects up to 10Gbps and 6Mpps

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In celebration of our new offering, we’re giving clients 50% off DDoS mitigation through August. The standard price for this service will be $50/month per protected IP, but only $25 if you signup before 8/31!

If you have any questions regarding this service, or our other dedicated server products, please contact a Live Chat representative.