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C I Host doubles size of Los Angeles Data Center after only 20 months [8th December 2003]

Increased bandwidth, tighter security means better service for clients

BEDFORD, TX (December 8, 2003) - After only 20 months, C I Host has doubled the size of its Los Angeles Center and upgraded its bandwidth capability to meet its ever-expanding Web hosting and Internet infrastructure business.

At a time when other Internet-based businesses are cutting back or shutting down, C I Host has been able to grow and prosper due to its firm financial footing and focus on its customer's needs.

"We are expanding and our client demand is higher than ever," said Christopher Faulkner, CEO of C I Host. "While other co-location facilities have been shutting down, we continue to grow."

In addition to doubling the size of the LA facility, C I Host has installed two more DS-3 connections from Qwest Communications and Verio and a GigE Connection from Cogent Communications.

"This brings our total bandwidth to a capacity that exceeds 1,100mbits/second," Faulkner said. "We are capable of handling an additional 6,000 clients in our LA facility, from the smallest to the largest."

To protect against any physical or electronic attack, C I Host has installed hot swap Cisco 7206 VXR routers, added redundant firewall systems and installed additional biometric security measures. Ten monitored CCTV cameras that record every movement in the secure facility 24 hours a day. The center is now capable of holding 10,000 clients total.

--About C I Host--

C I Host (www.cihost.com), based in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, is a Web hosting and Internet solutions provider, domain name registrar (DNR) and application service provider (ASP) serving 200,000 individual consumers and businesses in 182 countries worldwide.

C I Host creates business-class Web hosting solutions for the small- and medium-enterprise (SME) market, with the broadest portfolio of managed hosting and value-added services in the industry. C I Host is accredited by ICANN to register domain names.

C I Host is HIPAA-compliant and has passed the SAS70 audit.

C I Host has been ranked #1 in speed by the Adoloma Web Hosting Guide. C I Host has been consistently ranked among the Top 5 Web hosting companies out of 16,000 around the globe by c|net's Ultimate Web Host List, HostPulse, WebHostsOnline.com and HostChart.com. C I Host was named among the Top 25
Web hosting companies by HostIndex.com.

C I Host offers turn-key services ranging from initial domain name registration to custom dedicated servers for e-commerce on today's Web. The company offers innovative packages and services to the Internet community.

C I Host operates three diverse data centers across the United States, with its main facility and Network Operations Center in Bedford, Texas. C I Host also has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and London.

All telco-grade, tier-1 data centers are wholly owned and operated by C I Host and consist of redundant diesel generator backups and a temperature-controlled secure environment with fully redundant UPS capability. All server hardware is fully tested and configured for optimal performance. Daily Web server backups and full fire protection guard against any data loss. To deliver speed and reliability, C I Host's servers are connected to two OC-12 fiber connections, five DS-3 and two OC-3 lines from five diverse Internet backbones for a total of more than 2.6 Gigabits of
available bandwidth.


Editorial Contact:

D. Kent Pingel
Public Relations Director
C I Host
888-868-9931 ext. 7006


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