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ServerBeach Attends BlogWorld 2009 in Las Vegas


We’ve just returned home from another amazing BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas. ServerBeach was one of the early adopters of BlogWorld, seeing the potential that it had to allow us to connect with the Blogging communities and businesses. From the first years attendance and each year after, we’ve made sure to be there and listen to what these communities are doing and searching for to further their success. We also have the opportunity to meet many of our customers who attend, which is always a great experience!

This years expo was absolutely amazing with over 280 speakers that included Guy Kawasaki, Chris Brogan, Leo Laporte, and so many other great people (you can view the full speaker list with video’s here).

We’re very proud to be a part of BlogWorld each year, connecting and building relationships with the attendees, and we’re looking forward to doing our part to help them succeed. A big thank-you to Patti and others who work so hard to make each years event a complete success.

Pictures from BlogWorld 2009 can be found on the PEER 1 Flickr account here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/peer1

You’re On My Shirt! cPanel

cpanel exposed!

Running a web server has never been made more simple!  cPanel’s feature rich administration takes the burden out of web hosting. With this control panel, all aspects of web hosting are easily manageable allowing you to set up and manage accounts, view your disk space usage, monitor your bandwidth, and so much more.

Not only does cPanel make web hosting a breeze, it lets you to put your customers in control allowing you the freedom to service more customers. When it comes to DNS, Mail, FTP, CGI scripts, who wants to spend their days fiddling around trying to make all this work flawlessly and seamlessly? Who has time? That’s an easy one! The answer is cPanel.

ServerBeach and cPanel share a common goal. Our goal is to provide our customers with the tools that they need to be successful. This common goal is what makes the relationship between ServerBeach and cPanel a smart one. If you’re in the business of web hosting or if you’re looking into getting started, give cPanel a look today!

ServerBeach Featured on HostReview.com

PEER 1 and ServerBeach has been featured on HostReview.com’s monthly Best Web Hosting Awards list for November 2008. PEER 1 ranked No. 1 in the “Best Managed Hosting Service” category, and ServerBeach is listed both as No. 6 in the “The Fastest Growing Company” category and as No. 9 in the “Best Dedicated Server Package” category.

The Best Managed Hosting Service award identifies companies with best performance through the last month, weighing the overall presence of the company and equipment procurement, provisioning and installation, and network monitoring and management capabilities. Fastest Growing awards showcase fast-moving companies that are increasing quickly in size and prestige. Best Dedicated Server Package awards highlights companies that offer outstanding performance and value for dedicated servers, considering the price, technology, reliability and overall performance of the hosting company.

A huge thank you to our customers for helping us in achieving these awards!

ServerBeach Offers Remote Data Backup Service

We’ve had  a lot of interest in the past about remote data backup services from ServerBeach customers. We’ve been working on a solution and are happy to announce that we now have a disaster recovery offering you can take advantage of. IBM Tivoli® to EMC2® SAN Backup Service is now available to Beach customers. Until now, this service was only available to PEER 1 (our parent company) Managed Hosting customers. Remote backup allows you to protect your data and avoid critical downtime and losses in revenue, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your mission-critical data is safe and recoverable. Here’s how it works:

Your data is stored in a remote PEER 1 Data Center located in Atlanta GA, Miami FL or Fremont CA on a high performance storage area network (SAN). You get full backups of non-excluded data and progressive incremental backups of changed data. Your server hard drive can be set for secure, encrypted daily or weekly backups. You can:

  • Recover from hardware failures.
  • Reverse human errors from deletions of files or directories.
  • Recover from damaged disk or data loss.
  • Enjoy enterprise level reliability and availability at a low price.

If you are interested in adding remote backup to your current hosting solution, please call your Beach rep at 1.800.741.9939.

YouTube’s Chad Hurley Talks About ServerBeach Hosting Plan

Chad Hurely Discusses ServerBeach

Liz Gannes on NewTeeVee reports on YouTube CEO Chad Hurley who addressed an audience at a recent Startup2Startup dinner in Palo Alto. Chad discussed how YouTube started, including the ServerBeach $129/mo unlimited data plan they used. It was all caught on tape. Here is an excerpt:

ServerBeach had two pipes, one for redundancy, and YouTube was using one and a half of them, with rest of its customers limited to just half of the one left. ServerBeach had a great plan, $129 month for unlimited data. “They weren’t necessarily prepared for a service like YouTube.”

He’s right. We weren’t quite ready for their explosive growth, but found a way to manage. We captured our sentiments in this tongue-in-cheek video send off to the YouTube gang (who btw, loved it!) after they moved their last servers from the Beach over to Google.

ServerBeach celebrates 10,000 Server Milestone


From left to right – Angela Ramirez – Manager of Client Loyalty, Allison – Customer Service, and Amy – Billing Department.

Employees of the ServerBeach San Antonio division partied it up and got their game on at Dave and Buster’s last Thursday to celebrate the ServerBeach 10,000 server milestone. Ted Smith, Vice President of Operations was able to join in on the fun while visiting San Antonio. We had food, drinks, gaming competition and ServerBeach Trivia. Congrats to Team #4 for winning the gaming competition. Jim Bair, DC Ops Technician and previous customer to ServerBeach, won the ServerBeach Trivia with only missing five answers out of 21. Congrats Jim! Some of the trivia questions related back to the beginning days of ServerBeach, such as:

  1. What is the name of the person who founded ServerBeach?
  2. What year was ServerBeach founded?
  3. What was the name of building where the first ServerBeach datacenter and office were located?
  4. What was the name of the first ServerBeach server?

All of the employees sported some cool limited edition 10,000 t-shirts (see pic). The purpose of this event was to recognize a huge accomplishment for ServerBeach and for the PEER 1 company. When PEER 1 acquired ServerBeach 3.5 years ago, SeverBeach had approximately 4,500 servers. We have now more than doubled our server count and tripled in revenue growth. This couldn’t have been done without the hard work from employees all across the PEER 1 organization.

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ServerBeach Reaches 10,000 Server Milestone


We’ve reached the 10,000 servers mark! This is a big milestone for ServerBeach and we want to thank you for helping us get here! Below is part of the official press release that went out late yesterday:

The company has reached this milestone through its dedication to providing the kind of control and flexibility that customers expect, in order to grow their businesses and web presence.

“We are very proud to reach this landmark with our strong customer loyalty and support,” said Fabio Banducci, president and CEO of PEER 1. “This milestone also reflects the company’s continuous growth in the very competitive self-managed hosting arena. We strongly believe this has been accomplished in part because ServerBeach has maintained its commitment to go above and beyond what other self-managed hosting companies provide, with much needed resources and support that help our customers succeed.”

Unlike competitors, where service often ends once the server is connected, ServerBeach is focused on providing its customers with continued support as their businesses grow. ServerBeach offers 24/7/365 customer service and automation tools that make self-managed hosting as simple as possible.

Automation tools include Rapid Reboot(TM) and Rapid Rescue(TM), which are powerful self-management tools optimized in-house by ServerBeach and available to customers free of charge. Rapid Reboot(TM) enables customers to restart their web servers instantly and on-demand, without having to wait on a technician to reboot them. Rapid Rescue(TM) is one-of-a-kind, allowing customers to rescue their dedicated servers from potentially fatal errors without waiting for assistance from an onsite technician.

Strategically located across the U.S., in California, Texas and Virginia, ServerBeach takes advantage of the high performance, fully redundant PEER 1 network, with 15 state-of-the-art data centers in 12
cities and 20 network points-of-presence across North America and Europe. Customers can expect reliable service, minimal latency, disaster recovery, and geographic diversity.

“I tried and quit several hosting vendors before discovering ServerBeach,” said Mike Mitchell, CIO at Winnovate.com. “I’ve used ServerBeach almost exclusively for over 4 years now and am very happy with their pricing, reliability, and support. Finally, a web hosting company I can count on!”