Our hosting model is a modified LAMP stack. Gossamer prefers FreeBSD over the idiosyncrasies of Linux (L) which may be decades away from becoming a full featured operating system. FreeBSD is a mature operating system, some 30+ years old. Gossamer deploys the latest version of Apache (A) using MySQL (M) for fast secure database access, and Perl (P).
Each of our hosting plans come with many additional features including:
- QMail – The industry leading email server. Qmail is fast, reliable, and very secure. Qmail has never been hacked even after the authors have posted a substantial bounty.
- SquirrelMail – For when you need to access your email away from home or if you prefer a web based email client.
- ClamAV – An industry leading anti-virus solution. All email to our servers are scanned and virus free! Virus signatures are updated daily.
- SpamAssassin – The industry standard in defeating SPAM. SpamAssassin works so well that some of my customers have called in wondering if their email was working. Eliminates hours of time spent reviewing and deleting SPAM from your in boxes.
- Webalizer – A web site statistical reporting program lets you view all activity to your web site. Updated monthly.
- XML Sitemaps – Generates a sitemap of your website automatically and submits the sitemap to the major search engines. Eliminates the need to manually generate a new sitemap for your web site each time you add or delete a page. Updated weekly.
- Connectivity – Our servers are connected to the Internet backbone using redundant Cisco 6509s using HSRP (Hot-Swap Routing Protocol) and VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol). The result is connectivity that comes as close to 100% uptime as is possible.
- Disk Space – At Gossamer you get ample disk space, up to 10Gb!