Provide Internet based services including web hosting, email (MTA) services, and network administrative
At Gossamer we have chosen to host our dedicated servers at M5
Hosting, a division of M5 Computer Security. M5 specializes in Linux and BSD dedicated servers. M5
offers customized solutions from a single entry-level server to a complex environment of dozens to hundreds
of servers configured with custom routing and firewall configurations.... whatever you need to power your
project or business.
The facility is staffed 24x7 and is serviced with redundant air, power and network. We share the
facility with some of America's top financial institutions, government contractors, biotech and research
organizations, hosting companies and network security companies.
FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for modern server, desktop, and embedded computer platforms. FreeBSD's code base has undergone over thirty years of
continuous development, improvement, and optimization. It is developed and maintained by a large team of
individuals. FreeBSD provides advanced networking, impressive security features, and world class
performance and is used by some of the world's busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and
The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for
modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure,
efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.
Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996, and celebrated its
18th birthday as a project last February.
The Apache HTTP Server ("httpd") is a project of The Apache Software
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to
say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are
thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress
to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
WordPress is the most widely used blogging platform, deployed for almost half the world's blogs,
according to a recent estimate by Web services firm Pingdom. The developers have planned to release new
versions of the open source software every three or four
months. Version 3.4, however, is the first major release since last December, when version 3.3 was
Passenger is a rock-solid, feature-rich web app server that integrates with Apache and Nginx.
Serve millions of customers with confidence.
Java Powers Our Digital World! Develop or just Deploy.
Java is at the heart of our digital lifestyle. It's the platform for launching careers, exploring
human-to-digital interfaces, architecting the world's best applications, and unlocking innovation
everywhere—from garages to global organizations.
Postfix MTA, Dovecot IMAP/POP3/SIEVE
Postfix is an open-source mail transfer agent (MTA), a service used to send and
receive emails. Dovecot is an IMAP/POP3 server and in our setup it will also
handle local delivery and user authentication.
SpamAssassin is a mature, widely-deployed open source project that serves as a mail filter to identify
Spam. SpamAssassin uses a variety of mechanisms
including header and text analysis, Bayesian filtering, DNS blocklists, and collaborative filtering
databases. SpamAssassin runs on a server, and filters spam before it reaches your mailbox.
Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Perl was
originally developed by Larry Wall in 1987 as a
general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report
processing easier. Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions and become widely popular
amongst programmers. Larry Wall continues to oversee development of the core language, and its upcoming
version, Perl 6. Perl borrows features from other
programming languages including C,
shell scripting (sh), AWK, and sed. The language provides powerful text processing facilities
without the arbitrary data length limits of many contemporary Unix tools, facilitating easy manipulation of
text files. Perl gained widespread popularity in the
late 1990s as a CGI scripting language,
in part due to its parsing abilities.
In addition to CGI, Perl is used for graphics programming, system administration,
network programming, finance, bioinformatics, and other
applications. Perl is nicknamed "the Swiss Army chainsaw of programming languages" due to its flexibility
and power. It is also referred to as the "duct tape that holds the Internet together", in reference to its
ubiquity and perceived inelegance.
MySQL is the most popular open source database in the world. Though best known for its use in Web
properties such as Google, Facebook and Yahoo!, MySQL is also an extremely popular embedded database. It's
relied on by over 3,000 ISV and OEM customers including seven of the top ten largest software companies in
the world. Using MySQL as an embedded database impacts the three most fundamental measures of business
success -- costs, revenue, and risk -- by lowering COGS (cost of good sold), increasing customer
satisfaction, and mitigating risk.