SharkSpace cPanel Clustered Hosting is Coming!

The future of cpanel web hosting is only a few months away. There currently is a beta cpanel cluster that we are testing that has load balancing, multiple apache applications, multiple mysql applications and much more. To start, the cluster will consist of 10-15 servers, which will make downtime a thing of the past.

As our client base grows, so will the cluster size. The amount of servers that can be added is not limited. The setup will be similar to what large sites such as Google, Ebay, Amazon etc. use except it will function with the world’s most popular control panel cpanel.

How far off is the release date?
I don’t have an exact date, but if all goes well we would like to push a test version onto the market in 3-5 months. A stable product should be ready in 7-12 months.

Will this be affordable?
The answer is yes! The cpanel cluster packages have not been made yet, but they will start under $20/month.

Whats the next big thing coming to SharkSpace?

A very interesting question. We do have some big plans coming up for SharkSpace, but we can reveal them quite yet. I can although tell you about some of the things that are in the works now and are almost complete.

A new E-commerce only package that will include a dedicated IP address, SSL certificate and enough storage space and bandwidth to effectively run a business.

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Where does SharkSpace stand on security?

One of the most important aspects of SharkSpace is our strong stance on server security. I will try to go in as much detail as possible about our unique system without giving away too much information that could come back and haunt us. (speaking of haunt, its Halloween! Happy Halloween everyone.)

To start I will go into the main aspects of the system. There is a firewall to block server ports, IP address etc. and to notify us of any unwanted activity on any of the servers. Next we have a brute force detection system that will block automated bots from trying millions of login passwords until they find one that fits your account. The system automatically logs all this activity and will block the bot from the server after Continue reading

Why the name change?

I know its been a few months since we changed the company name from SJR Hosting to SharkSpace, but we still get asked the question a few times a week. The answer is, it was a move to secure the future of the company. With the old name the company could only grow so large. People had trouble remembering if we were SJR Hosting, SRJ Hosting or JRS Hosting. We heard this time and time again from current clients, multiple that by thousands of visitors and think of all the lost sales we had because people forgot the company name. We just had to face it, SJR Hosting just is not a brand-able name.

After months a research and polls we purchased a gem of a name SharkSpace. Now who cannot remember that? Based on a survey we ran Continue reading

The SharkBlog… What is it?

SharkSpace opened the SharkBlog to help increase the communications between SharkSpace and our clients. The SharkBlog will be the posting grounds for SharkSpace news, articles and thoughts. Whenever something somewhat important happens at SharkSpace we will post it here in the SharkBlog. That includes things we are working on, things we completed, future plans etc.

From time to time we will also be posting our thoughts on web hosting related topics.  If you want to stay in the circle about SharkSpace make sure to check out the SharkBlog whenever you get a chance.  I promise we will try and keep our posts interesting and perhaps even exciting (not sure how that can be done on the topic of web hosting, but we will try).

The new blue

If you have visited SharkSpace before you should have noticed the new blue that was added today. We dropped the dark background and brightened the site up with new lighter, friendlier blue.

Our designers also gave a facelift to the SharkSpace forums. I hope everyone likes the new look. Please post your thoughts.