Hosting Options

Shared Hosting

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
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 investment
  • Clients have access to our infrastructure and server, network, and application management
  • Our expert staff is available for consultation
  • We help clients avoid obsolescence
  • Scalability.


By installing 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.

Hosting Pricing

Contact us for a competitive price for your hosting needs.
Phone: 408.297.1737

Hosting support

For fast friendly assistance, Elf is available via phone or email.
Phone: 408.297.1737

Extranet Services

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 generator power.

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

Applications Supported

Elf Systems offers the following applications for shared and dedicated hosting clients.  Additional services can be added as needed.

SQL Server
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 web.

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