First and foremost, StormBit is an IRC network. That means we host chatrooms for individuals and communities on our international network of servers.
Whether you’re an individual, or represent an internet community, we believe we can fulfil your hosting needs and indeed if you take the time to get in touch with us, you’ll find us very flexible in our ability to support the growth of communities.
We don’t fuss around with menial details such as who you are and what you are doing - our philosophy is such that so long as you aren’t abusing the service we provide, typically by attacking or harassing other users or by violating regional laws with which we comply, we will not interfere with you unless you request some kind of assistance.
For further clarification, be sure to read our policies, or ask a member of staff.
Originally founded as a short-lived albeit briefly successful forum community, we first opened our doors as an IRC network in early 2011 and have been expanding ever since.
It’s been a shaky road since then, we’ve had our fair share of ups and downs and have both lost and gained some excellent members of staff.
In 2011, and for the bulk of 2012, we maintained a Janus link with the Tsukihime and the ArchivesMC IRC networks, but have since discontinued the use of this software out of a concern for the vulnerabilities it presented and the general political complications of cross-network channels subject to conflicting policies.
Our team brings together much technical experience, pooling expertise across many different fields ranging from networking to plain old system operation. We have partners who take care of some services (like DNS, cheers Rage4!), but what we do, we do well.
We openly embrace many open-source technologies in order to offer what we feel is the best service available. Amongst these are: