"The market for inexpensive webhosting appliances has been
heating up recently as IBM, the big blue behemoth, and Xoasis
Networks, a plucky startup, entered the market. Xoasis builds boxes
from components supplied by recognized brand name manufacturers at
a price it hopes will intrigue buyers, while IBM used branding
muscle to place a large number of applications on its server,
including Red Hat Linux and Sphera's Hosting Director.
"So Sun Cobalt is fighting back with the RaQ 550. Features start
with a new processor, either a 1.0 GHz or 1.26 GHz Pentium III,
depending on configuration. The box also has either 256 K or 512 K
of level 2 memory, up to 2 GB of RAM, and either one or two hard
drives of up to 80 GB capacity.
"The software is based on the... Linux 2.4 kernel, and features
Apache 1.3, Active Server Pages, CGI, Perl support, and PHP..."