Once upon a time, in the days of 28K modems, before the advent of cheap high-speed Internet and "free" web-hosting, it was possible to achieve sub-cable modem speeds with something called a T1 line. At the time, the cost of said connection was very high, requiring a steady stream of dinero beyond the means of the average geek.
So I created c scaper in 1995 for developers who needed bandwidth for web-hosting and Solaris for software development. I built a quad-processor Sparc20, loaded Solaris and Gnu development tools, found a used Cisco router on Usenet, and hauled a T1 to my house. And rented out accounts for web-hosting and software development .
As time went on the Sparc20 was replaced by an UltraSparc and moved up the Internet foodchain to a downtown co-locate rack. At the same time, bandwidth became less costly and Linux became the popular (and inexpensive) Unix platform. Eventually all the users went their own way, and the lights went out on the UltraSparc.
If you came here looking for web-hosting services, please go to getnet, which is run by the finest group of real Internet geeks in the entire world-wide-wasteland. If you came here looking for software consulting services, you'll have to go elsewhere. I traded in that business for a regular job that allows time for other pursuits.