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Hermetic Hosting’s new party dress and dance card

There’s been a couple updates over at Hermetic Hosting recently. Last night I pushed a big update to the site, so there’s now information about my plans within plans, um … well, information about hosting plans, anyway. I also have been working on an update to the logo.

 


The new Hermetic Hosting logo

 

For the idea behind this I’ve long been inspired by the image of Fludd’s Temple of Music, which is the origin of the details within the textured H in this image, and have been slowly approaching a logo for Hermetic Hosting which includes more of that inspiration. This is the next iteration of the image in an ongoing quest to approximate my imagination. There’s beautiful structure to both music and the virtual world of information, and I cannot help but imagine that the infosphere has it’s own celestial harmony. Hopefully, people will be interested in joining the symphony I am trying to create by building a community of esoteric sites.

 

Well, the big band music of the Infosphere Orchestra is beginning to swell in the background, and Hermetic Hosting has a new party dress on. Are you ready to be on Hermetic Hosting’s dance card? Don’t be a wallflower!

The first couple of founding early adopters have joined, and already have their temporary sites up and running. You can read more about details on the Hermetic Hosting site or in the posts about Hermetic Hosting on this blog, but as a reminder:

I am in the process of re-introducting Hermetic Hosting as a web hosting service to the esoteric community. In this early “Phase Zero” I am looking for early adopters committed to both supporting the library and also to hosting their sites on the same infrastructure used by the Hermetic Library. And, so, Phase Zero of Operation Resurrection: I am looking for at least 10-20 people who will commit to holding an account with a hosting service that is in service to the esoteric community before I set up the new server.

Take a gander at the updated Hermetic Library site and consider if I can be of service to you in hosting your site or your project!

 

You can also read previous Hermetic Hosting posts on this blog about the re-introduction of Hermetic Hosting, hosting plans and services, some super, but limited time, discounts offered, why you should consider Hermetic Hosting for your site hosting needs; and, the elevator pitch and tl;dr summary.

Whether you want to be part of the initial 10-20 founding early adopters who will commit to being part of Phase Zero, or you wait until the service is completely up and running and join during Phase One; you should consider Hermetic Hosting as a partner in your project. I’d sure like to be of service, and hope you’ll be part of the project.

There will be more to say over time, but I wanted to mention some of the recent updates. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns; or, you know, if you want to join in Project Resurrection!

Hermetic Hosting tl;dr

So, I’ve posted a lot this week about Hermetic Hosting. Here’s the elevator pitch:

Hermetic Hosting will offer shared web-hosting services that have all the buzzwords and features, and it is the service on which I will run the Hermetic Library itself, so you know I’ll be committed to keeping it up and running! In summary, the service is reliable, secure and highly configurable; suitable for a wide range of clients from individuals who are just learning to put together their first site to the professional website developer looking to place their own clients with a superior hosting service.

This will be professional quality hosting, where you have full access to all the tools you need to manage and configure your services. Service will be on Robust, Enterprise-class Infrastructure; be Secure and Safe; have Full-featured Email; allow you full Website Management, Traffic Statistics, Pre-installed Programs, Advanced Web Features; and, all the Developer-friendly Features you need to do just about anything you can imagine.

 

Let me summarize my various other posts and what I am asking from you:

  • I want to upgrade the infrastructure I use for the Hermetic Library.
  • I want to offer hosting services to the esoteric community as well.
  • I would like you to be one of 10-20 early adopters to commit to use Hermetic Hosting in order to get the new infrastructure up and running.
  • As an early adopter, you will pay for at least 1 year of hosting in advance. (Typically, that will be the Starter plan at $85.86/yr.)
  • I can set up a temporary space for you, on my current service, gratis, at no charge, until the new server is ready, and only start the year of service once the new server is up and running
  • On the other hand, if you aren’t able to be part of Phase Zero, consider joining Hermetic Hosting later on in Phase One!

 

In order to become an early adopter, there’s really just three steps:

  1. Contact me to arrange pre-payment in advance for at least a year of service.
  2. Register a domain name, or names, via dns.hermetichosting.com if you want to use me as your registrar, or you can use any other domain registrar. I just, personally and strongly, advise against using GoDaddy, as they are evil, the WalMart of registrars. Once you register a domain name, or if you already have one, I will let you know what name servers to use for the temporary hosting space I can set up for you in step 3.
  3. Then, I can set up a temporary site for you, if you want one in the interim, and get your email configured how you like and so forth. You’ll be up and running!

 

 

So, now you’ve read the previous re-introduction, heard about hosting plans and services, you know about some super, but limited time, discounts offered, you have heard some more about what will make Hermetic Hosting unique in the community and why you should consider Hermetic Hosting for your site hosting needs; and, now, you’ve heard the elevator pitch and tl;dr summary.

Whether you want to be part of the initial 10-20 founding early adopters who will commit to being part of Phase Zero, or you wait until the service is completely up and running and join during Phase One; you should consider Hermetic Hosting as a partner in your project. I’d sure like to be of service, and hope you’ll be part of the project.

There will be more to say over time, but I wanted to start getting the word out. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns; or, you know, if you want to join in Project Resurrection!

Hermetic Hosting as easy as 1, 2, 3 … Infinity!

On Monday, I posted a re-introduction to Hermetic Hosting. Yesterday, I talked specifically about some projected service plans. Today, I’m going to post about an idea to help really get Hermetic Hosting up and running both strong and quickly by offering some really sweet and special discounts for early adopters.

 

In order to accelerate the startup of a new Hermetic Hosting, I am going to offer some pretty amazing special account discounts. For a limited time only, special startup packages will be available on all the standard services. This promotion will not last forever, and I won’t tell you when it’s scheduled to end. So, if you want to take advantage of this offer, and help me get past the startup phase quicker; make a commitment to one of these specials now!

  1. Sign up and pay for a full year in advance, and get 10% off that service. Continue your account, and you can keep the 10% off for the life of that service .
  2. Sign up and pay for 2 full year in advance, and get 10% off and a 3rd year of that service will be credited to the account. Continue your account, and you can keep the 10% off for the life of that service.
  3. Sign up for 3 full years in advance, and get 10% off and you will receive a lifetime of that service thereafter! As long as Hermetic Hosting is in business, we’ll have a hosting service up and running for you!

These specials only apply to the specific service being subscribed to an account, and cannot be applied to other or subsequent services, unless they also qualify independently. Startup specials can only be cancelled in the first 30 days for a refund of the unused portion of the service, after which the account fee is non-refundable. Additional charges for excess bandwidth, storage or features are not included; only the service itself as described and the included features at the time of subscription.

 

Since the point of this promotion is to bring the service as quickly as possible through startup, the secret deadline for these specials is secret, but definitely won’t last forever!

  Non-profit Starter Standard Power
monthly $3.95 $7.95 $15.95 $24.95
1 year $42.66 $85.86 $172.26 $269.46
2 year $85.32 $171.72 $344.52 $538.92
3 to infinity $127.98 $257.58 $516.78 $808.38

Those are some great incentives to join early, to make a commitment to support both the Hermetic Library and Hermetic Hosting all while getting professional-grade hosting!

 

So, now you’ve read the previous introduction, heard about hosting plans and services, and now you know about some super, but limited time, discounts Hermetic Hosting will offer.

Whether you want to be part of the initial 10-20 founding early adopters who will commit to being part of Phase Zero, or you wait until the service is completely up and running and join during Phase One; you should consider Hermetic Hosting as a partner in your project. I’d sure like to be of service, and hope you’ll be part of the project.

There will be more to say over time, but I wanted to start getting the word out. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns; or, you know, if you want to join in Project Resurrection!

Re-Introducing Hermetic Hosting

If you take a gander back at what the Hermetic Library looked like from its inception until the year 2000, you will notice that the original tag for the site was “Web Hosting for the Spiritual Arts”.

 

You may also know that I offer domain name registration services as a reseller for OpenSRS, which is the registrar created by Tucows in Canada. (You may recognize Tucows if you’re a Internet veteran as one of the original file repositories, where free software and shareware were made available. They still offer that service, in fact.) I created a temporary logo for the service, and you may have seen that around as one of the sister sites to the library:

 

What you may not know is that one of the things I wanted to do, when I first took over the Hermetic Library, was to create a niche service specifically to offer hosting to sites and projects using the same infrastructure as I was using to host the library itself, and all the related sites I have developed such as the Hrmtc Underground and the Hermeneuticon. I also use the same infrastructure for my personal sites, such as Arlecchino Malbenvolio, and offer to host sites that I develop for others through Xarc Design.

The truth is you might not know that because I really have not done much to tell people about what I was doing. I bought an incredibly powerful and reliable dedicated server that could have completely run a small hosting service, with all the bells and whistles including RAID 10 and more bandwidth than God. (Seriously, even with all my sites on there, I barely registered on the CPU or the Network capacity!) I really did create the infrastructure to offer professional, high quality and full featured site hosting for those interested in supporting the library and working with a service provider that was aware of the needs of esoteric sites. I wanted to do better than some commodity hosting service, or worse one that has an “Evil in a Bad Way” CEO. After all, why pay people who have nothing to do with the community to host an esoteric site, or deal with a hosting provider that doesn’t know and doesn’t care about the community, let alone about simple decency in general.

 

But, honestly, after paying for the best, I just did not do much to leverage that infrastructure into a full-on implementation of my plan for Hermetic Hosting. I ran out of money to support it on my own. After shouldering the cost of a really amazing but expensive server while at the same time not doing anything much to get the word out that I could offer hosting that was in service to the community, I migrated all my sites to cheap commodity hosting. Yeah, the same kind of cheap commodity hosting to which I wanted to offer a better, more reliable and more responsible alternative! And, I’ve really been slumming it for a while now. Frankly, it sucks. There’s not enough bandwidth and they really aren’t reliable. They also are not really very responsive to support request even when they cause the problem. And, they’re constantly under attack from DDoS since they host so many sites. It’s kind of like a bad dream, really, a nightmare.

I want to wake back up to the happy dreamlands of a dedicated server! Seriously, when I had the dedicated server, I had zero downtime and no site throttling issues while I watched other sites go down multiple times and have all kinds of technical issues. It was, quite simply, a dream setup for the site, and would have been amazing for other sites too.

However, the only way I can do that anymore, is if I start with a number of people committed to both supporting the library and also to hosting their sites on the same infrastructure. And, so, Phase Zero of Operation Resurrection:

 

I am looking for at least 10-20 people who will commit to holding an account with a hosting service that is in service to the esoteric community before I set up the new server.

 

Hermetic Hosting will offer shared web-hosting services that have all the buzzwords and features, and it is the service on which I will run the Hermetic Library itself, so you know I’ll be committed to keeping it up and running! In summary, the service is reliable, secure and highly configurable; suitable for a wide range of clients from individuals who are just learning to put together their first site to the professional website developer looking to place their own clients with a superior hosting service.

This will be professional quality hosting, where you have full access to all the tools you need to manage and configure your services. Service will be on Robust, Enterprise-class Infrastructure; be Secure and Safe; have Full-featured Email; allow you full Website Management, Traffic Statistics, Pre-installed Programs, Advanced Web Features; and, all the Developer-friendly Features you need to do just about anything you can imagine.

 

So, that’s just the introduction! I’m going to write more about Hermetic Hosting, and specifics, in the coming days.

Whether you want to be part of the founding 10-20 initial people who will commit to being part of Phase Zero, or you wait until the service is completely up and running and join during Phase One; you should consider Hermetic Hosting as a partner in your project. I’d sure like to be of service, and hope you’ll be part of the project.

I’ve got more to write more about Hermetic Hosting, and some very special offers for people willing to help Hermetic Hosting get off to a great start, in the coming days. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns; or, you know, if you want to join in Project Resurrection!