What Is Spark Rack?
Spark Rack is a part new generation of web hosting providers, we were formed in 2012 out of a buy-out of our former parent company, with the goal of providing the best possible customer service experience.
Opened in 2012 as Punk Media, Spark Rack was part a media media conglomerate offering everything from digital media, web hosting and design, to radio broadcasting services. In 2015, the organization was split into several companies and our digital media and hosting organization became Spark Rack.
Spark Rack became a power house in the local web hosting market buying out DigitalHomepage.net, and CNYHost.com in 2016. In 2017, Spark Rack acquired Freedom Expressions, a design firm located in Ithaca NY. Later that year Freedom Expressions was rebranded as Envision Media and became a service powered by Spark Rack and it’s in-house design team.
In 2018, after a dispute with cPanel, Inc. Spark Rack pulled all support for it’s products and shifted it’s focus to open source hosting solutions that can be customized to cater to customers. It now boasts 3 server rooms at it’s Global Network Operations Center, and 4 additional redundant Operations Centers globally.
Spark Rack utilizes some of the biggest names in Technology to bring services to customers, including but not limited to DELL, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Rackable Systems, Level3 Communications, Generac Power Systems, APC by Schneider Electric, and more.
Equipment and systems are throughly vetting before being made available to customers, sometimes taking up to a full year to ensure all bugs are worked out before it’s made available for customer use.
Spark Rack utilizes 10 gigabit inlets for our shared hosting services, and 1 gigbit inlets for managed and unmanaged dedicated servers (available only upon demand) powered by various providers to ensure reliability. All systems are also backed up regularly, and are connected to an extensive battery backup network to ensure that should any NOC lose utility power, your services stay online.
Spark Rack has a combined 50+ years of experience just among it’s top administrators. Our administrators are certified in the fields in which they operate and equipment they work on. And have even won awards for their work in the field!