Sun's Cobalt RaQ XTR (Cobalt was acquired by Sun in December of
2000) is a Linux based server offering a combination of software
and hardware features targeted specifically to service
On the hardware side, the box ships with a 733 or 933 MHz
processor and up to 4 front removable 30GB hard drives, with
support for RAID 0, 1 or 5 for disk redundancy and improved
For software, the Linux based system includes both hosting and
development tools needed by service providers, including the Apache
Web Server; support for both 128bit SSL and Secure Shell (SSH)
connections; programming languages and interfaces including PHP4,
Perl, tcl/tk, Python, Chili!Soft ASP and CGI; database
functionality from InterBase; and support for both standard E-Mail
services and browser based Cobalt WebMail for each domain. The
device is configured via a Web based interface that can be operated
in "System," "Site," or "User" mode, and can be delivered to
support both dedicated and virtual hosting.
Other highlights of the server include automatic, one-click DNS
configuration and a "Super Admin" feature allowing providers to
access dedicated servers even if the hosting client has changed the
system administration password on the box.
The Sun Cobalt RaQ XTR is available now, with pricing beginning
at $4,799. Visit the Sun Cobalt Web site for further details.
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