Shared hosting is a cost-effective way for small- and medium-sized
businesses to take advantage of the Internet. The client’s database or
application is hosted on one of our servers that is shared with other
clients. The shared service model lets small- and medium-sized businesses
compete with larger companies while minimizing costs.
Dedicated hosting is most appropriate for large companies that require
robust server solutions and wish to outsource the hosting and
administration of applications.
The advantages of dedicated hosting include:
- Enhanced return on
- Clients have access to
our infrastructure and server, network, and application management
- Our expert staff is
available for consultation
- We help clients avoid
your server on a high-speed network, Elf Systems relieves
you of the infrastructure and personnel costs associated with maintaining
your Web-server in-house. Co-location allows you to have your Web server
located at a dedicated facility designed with resources that ensure
security, regulated power, and support.
Contact us for a competitive price for your hosting needs.
For fast friendly assistance, Elf is available via phone or email.
Elf creates specialized web environments for sharing information,
processing data, performing project management and enabling
collaboration. These are used by companies that don't want to breach
their own corporate firewalls while working together. Extranets can also
be deployed by organizations that have geographically dispersed members
who share work among different offices and across different time zones.
Specific applications can be created to provide specialized customer
services such as online delivery and document archiving. Extranets also
make it possible to work together in new ways such as allowing partners
to share product catalogs and inventory levels in realtime.
Security is our specialty -Concerned about security and protecting
the privacy of your customers and users? So are we.
We offer consulting services to provide security solutions that protect the
integrity of your network and enable your users to perform business tasks
in a safe environment. We know that every network is different and Elf can
customize a solution to fit your company’s needs. Our goal is to give you
the optimal solution for your company.
To ensure the utmost in reliability, in addition to our own equipment, Elf
utilizes an additional third-party service provider to monitor
and manage the network 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a
year. As your managed service provider, Elf intervenes to
minimize the possibility of service interruption.
Infrastructure - Our servers' data center provides
best-of-breed redundant infrastructure to assure the highest availability.
This includes Cisco high-end routers and switches, FM200 dry
fire-suppression systems, Liebert environmental control and UPS systems,
battery backup, redundant power distribution feeds, and backup diesel
Network Backbone Architecture - With the public and private peering
interconnections we have available, our customers are ensured fast and
reliable content delivery. Elf uses one of the Internet's largest
peering networks—it has more than 1,200 peering agreements with some 600 organizations.
This maximizes the probability that data will travel directly to its
destination network without passing through interim networks and without
extra hops. In addition, the backbone connects to numerous network access
points, commercial Internet exchanges, and other Internet, application and
network service providers. Multiple carriers provide these connections over
diverse connections to minimize the loss of any single
Elf Systems offers the following applications for shared and dedicated
hosting clients. Additional services can be added as needed.
Microsoft® SQL Server is a scalable and reliable database and data
analysis package. It provides database programming capabilities with XML
and http support. Information can be stored and retrieved in an XML format.
Frontier and Manila
Elf partners with ES
Designs to provide UserLand's Frontier, a Web content management system
that includes an object database, scripting language, script editor and
debugger, outliner, multi-threaded runtime, integrated HTTP server, and
distributed computing protocols such as XML-RPC and SOAP.
Manila is a dynamic content management system that provided browser-based
editing. Included with Frontier, it is an Internet server application
that allows teams of writers, designers, and graphic artists to manage
robust, full-featured Web sites through an easy-to-use browser interface.
Streaming Video Server
Elf offers the Darwin open-source streaming server for QuickTime video
delivery. Streaming Server is technology that sends streaming QuickTime
data to clients across the Internet using the industry standard RTP and
RTSP protocols. Streaming Server also allows for creation of specialized
streaming digital video channels or presentation of live events over the