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Customized Apple iPhones were rendered useless after the latest update to the iPhone software was applied. Apple has pulled the plug on modified iPhones that had allowed users to install 3rd party applications or even use the phone on a different carrier network. The uproar in the Apple community has been strong and people are upset. The word of the iBrick made its round on the entire Internet. But whenever something “bad” happens, there is an opportunity for something good. The Web Hosting Resource Kit is proud to let the word out first. Our connections to the web hosting industry lead to an interesting discussion over the last weekend which resulted in the following ‘news leakage’ to us. Hang on for something really revolutionary that will rock the cell phone world as well as the web hosting world:
A new to be formed web hosting company (iBrick Hosting, LLC / iBrickhosting.com) has developed a proprietary software that turns a “useless” iPhone into a mini web server running Linux (Ubuntu Server) and a control panel similar to cpanel. According to Jack Dobbs of iBrick Hosting, LLC they have developed a technology that allows to run a stripped down version of Linux including cpanel on an Apple iPhone and providing enough resources to host up to 3 domain accounts per “iPhone server”. The company has tested the technology and found it sufficient enough to target the low-end market with customers running personal websites or small business websites. iBrick Hosting, LLC has also developed a tablet-style rack rail kit set (2U) that allows to stack the iPhone mini servers behind each other. The dimensions of the iPhone allow iBrick Hosting, LLC to place 4 rows with 60 iPhones each per 2U rack space. 240 iPhones in a 2U rack space allows to approximately host over 700 website accounts while saving significantly on server hardware, data center cooling and power consumption. Network connectivity uses the wireless capabilities of the iPhone. iBrick Hosting, LLC has already acquired 5,000+ iPhones and will open their website to take orders in the next week or so.
iBrick Hosting, LLC plans to launch a large iPhone acquisition marketing campaign that offers disappointed iPhone users a great deal to trade in their phone. Several options are planned – including the offer to buy a smart phone from a different provider or network carrier. iBrick Hosting, LLC is a division of a large web hosting company based out of California and it will utilize an existing data center and uplink carriers. iBrick Hosting, LLC is also experimenting in clustering iPhones and to place a low end server in front of such a cluster. This allows to use the available hard drive space of an iPhone more sufficient and to bypass the memory and CPU restrictions of an iPhone.
This is as much news as we were able to squeeze out of our contact. It sure sounds exciting and different. Different is good in our opinion as that separates one web hosting business from all the other ones. We are looking forward to hear and see more about what iBrick Hosting, LLC is able to accomplish with their iPhone Web Hosting. It will be interesting to see the actual performance of these iPhone mini web servers. The iBrick Hosting domain is still down for us at the moment, but a WHOIS lookup shows the domain being registered.
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