The Planet “dedicated hosting company “are expanding its Dallas Data Center

A privately held dedicated hosting company, The Planet, today announced the expansion of the Dallas D6 data center. They states that this addition will add about 12,000 square feet to the company’s existing data center, bringing its total footprint to 167,000 square feet. The new data center is expected to be open in November 2008. The expanded data center will be able to accommodate up to 10,000 servers.

The Planet adds that the new space will feature an energy-efficient design that utilizes improved measures to completely separate hot and cold air. This will improve the data center’s “coefficient of efficiency” to about 1.5. The coefficient of efficiency is an EPA- and Uptime Institute-recognized measurement of the total power necessary to operate a data center divided by the critical power, which is the energy required to operate its computers. The “ideal” ranking is 1.6.

The Planet further explains that the enhancement of the energy-efficient measures include extending the returns of the computer room air conditioning units through the ceiling and utilizing the space above the ceiling as a return air path. By using CPI ducted exhaust cabinets in the new phase, it says that it is taking the next steps beyond traditional “hot aisle-cold aisle” setups to completely isolate the hot and cold air in the data center.

The Planet’s Vice President of Facilities Jeff Lowenberg said “As energy costs continue to climb, operating our data centers at peak performance is absolutely critical, both to our company and to our customers,” he also added “Our goal is to use best practices and a practical approach to optimize our operations.”

Lunarpages web hosting provider announced spring special.

Lunarpages web hosting announced a new offer “Spring Special”, with this offer the price of basic hosting is reduced from $6.95 per month to $4.95 per month for the clients who pay two years in advance.  This offer has free set up fee and free domain name for life. The plan has 1,500 GB of storage and 15,000 GB of bandwidth per month. Unlimited MSQL, Unlimited postgre SQL and unlimited emails also included in this plan. This affordable shared web hosting plan comes with 30 days money back for customer satisfaction. Lunerpages plans come with 24/7/365 technical support, 99.9% uptime, tape backup, power generator, Ddos protection and 24/7/365 server monitoring.

Lunarpages Web Hosting was born from Add2Net in 2000, and the company continues to be managed by Ron Riddle and has never been traded or compromised since its humble beginnings. Several years ago, Ron and the company branched out from simple shared hosting to include Windows, Dedicated, Reseller, and most recently, VPS Hosting Plans.

IPOWER Announces Biggest Sale EVER!

To celebrate the Fourth of July, IPOWER has announced its biggest sale EVER! Their normally-priced $7.95/month Pro Plan hosting package will be discounted to the extremely low price of $4.95/month. That’s almost a 40% discount! This discount is available for the 12-month and 24-month plans. Hosting accounts will renew at regular rates.
IPOWER added that this sale won’t last long as this is a limited-time offer, expiring July 6th at Noon (PST).