Social Network Portal
Storm-9-Net is a network located in Little Rock, Arkansas, founded in 1998. Starting with a single Red Hat based IRC, Web, and Email server that marked our first moves toward technological independence, Storm-9-Net grew over the course of the following years into powerful hosting site spread across multiple data centers.
What is this site?
www.stormnine.net is the portal site for Storm-9-Net’s many services, including site hosting, web-mail access, cloud storage, and chat services. This site provides easy access to all of our public facing services, while also serving as the platform for our social network, powered by Buddypress. This site recently underwent a complete redesign to incorporate ‘WordPress Multisite’ functionality, which allows our users to create their own site, much like Geocities used to be (but much better).
Who runs this site?
Carl Vancil is the founder, administrator, systems & network engineer, web developer, and programmer. While some of our users have contributed to the network in terms of hardware, equipment, and hosting space, Carl has performed all of the technical labor to make this network and all of its systems and services into what they are today.
Back when I started this network in 1998, it was all in one room and was made up of 3 systems. Over the course of the next decade, thanks to several hardware donations and a lot of funding out of pocket, this network continued to grow by adding more servers, hosting more services, leading to achieving greater up-time. Now, we’re a multisite network with nearly zero down-time, backed by 30 years of technical experience in-house, and hosting several domains. - Carl Vancil, Storm-9-Net Administrator.
Public Services (accessible to anyone)
- Social Network: Public access social network powered by Buddypress.
- Chat Services: Internet Relay Chat (IRC), Video Chat, Mumble based VOIP
Private Services (restricted access only)
- Cloud Storage: Powered by Pydio, and SSL secured.
- Email Hosting: Powered by Postfix, Dovecot, Roundcube, Spamassassin, and several other additional services.
- Web Hosting: Powered by Apache, MySQL, PHP5, and numerous additional add-on libraries.
- VPN Services: Secure remote network access.
- RDP Gateway: Secure remote desktop access for developers.
- VM Hosting: Virtual Server hosting
Other Services (by arrangement only; limited to central Arkansas geographical area)
- PC Repair: Complete repair services for x86/x64 based PCs; Software repair services for mobile hardware (laptops, netbooks, tablets, etc).
- Network infrastructure design/repair: Repair of SOHO, business, and enterprise networks. Infrastructure design and installation of home, small-to-medium office/business networks.
- Other technical labor: contracted technical labor based on either flat-bid or hourly rates, per prior arrangement.