Hosting is the provisioning, running, and maintaining of infrastructure
for your organization's computing operations. In the broadest sense,
that includes hosting your computing in your own facilities, in a private
cloud, or in a public cloud. LinuxForce Hosting Services can help meet
your computing operations needs by offering hosting consulting services,
hosting infrastructure services, and on-going management and monitoring
of your hosting infrastructure.
LinuxForce Hosting Consulting Services
LinuxForce's twenty years of providing systems administration
and monitoring services in a variety of settings gives us a depth and
breadth of knowledge and experience to help you strategize, design, audit,
provision, monitor, backup, upgrade, re-factor, migrate, and/or maintain
your hosting infrastructure. And we can do it on any public or private,
physical or cloud infrastructure that suits your business situation.
To learn how we can help you plan, re-imagine, provision,
or maintain your hosting infrastructure, contact us by e-mail or call us
LinuxForce Infrastructure Services
maintains a world-class hosting environment at TierPoint's
Philadelphia Navy Yard facility. It is a carrier-class,
carrier neutral facility that features four high-voltage PECO
power feeds, N+1 redundant electrical design and distribution,
multiple, diverse fiber feeds with 10Gb connectivity, 24x7x365
electronic and physical security, and more.
Our Infrastructure Services are built on top of LinuxForce Cluster Services to provide
hardware redundancy. That means that every bit of data that changes
on your hosted systems is copied to a redundant server in case of a
Our value proposition is providing incisive maintenance and monitoring
delivered with human service. We strive to understand your particular
business situation and to co-design with you an infrastructure that will
serve your business interests. Our Hosting Services are delivered as a
mutually agreed collaboration. So you do not need to learn complicated
provisioning systems like Amazon Web Services (AWS) or cPanel. Instead
we listen to your business situation and design a Hosting Infrastructure
that makes sense for you.
We offer these core Infrastructure Services at the Philadelphia
Navy Yard and we can host them on your private or public cloud too:
Virtual Machine (VM) Hosting provisions custom systems
dedicated to your applications. Our platform is built on Linux and KVM
(Kernel-based Virtual Machine). We can provision any system
that can be deployed by KVM on Debian Stable. If you want a control
panel to ease administration of your users, we can provision a VM for
Our Dedicated Server Hosting puts hardware that
you purchase and own in our secure space at the Navy Yard. Such systems
will require on-going maintenance and monitoring which we can provide
with our Remote Responder℠
service or you can do it yourself if you have the right staff. For
server redundancy, you will need two dedicated servers paired by our
Hosting services test that your Internet systems and services
are operating at all times and send e-mail alerts if they fail.
Our Backups Hosting stores multiple copies (via
rsync protocol) of the data on your mission-critical dedicated servers
is built on the reliable LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, and PHP)
platform. Thus, we can host just about any site. Our platform
supports WordPress Hosting and Drupal
Hosting. We often recommend PostgreSQL over MariaDB for
improved database operations. Since we build our hosting services
on the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, we have thousands of
web development libraries and tools at the ready to help meet
nearly every need. See our Web Hosting Case
Study to learn more.
Hosting service provides a multi-tiered, anti-abuse service
that blocks and removes much of the junk that spammers try to send
to you. We can filter your mail and forward it to your mail server
or provision accounts where you can send and receive mail on our
e-mail hosting infrastructure (we support POP, POP3S, IMAP, IMAPS,
and webmail via Roundcube).
Our Custom Hosting services can organize any
sufficiently mature free and open source software or your custom
Linux-compatible software into a public or private cloud hosting
environment to meet your business needs.
LinuxForce Remote Responder℠ Services
Too few hosting providers emphasize the importance of on-going
systems maintenance and monitoring. But to be aware of problems, you
need good monitoring. And to ensure site security, it is essential
that upgrades are proactively applied. At LinuxForce, systems
administration is our core competency; it is the basis of our flagship
Remote Responder℠ service.
Unless you have a team of skilled systems administrators,
we always recommend our Remote
Responder℠ service. It is part of our basic backups,
web, WordPress, Drupal, and e-mail hosting services. It is optional
for our monitoring, VM, and dedicated server offerings.