Hello World!

Welcome to Langlie.com! My name is Stein Langlie and I initially created this website in 1997, when the internet was a baby. The site was first hosted at Erols Internet, which was spun off from a video rental business in the 1990s. The original Langlie.com was written in Perl as a side project because I thought it would be cool to own the family name as a domain and have a custom email address. At the time I was just starting my professional career as a programmer and saw the opportunity to use my skills to start a business.

I started hosting websites running Windows Server 2000 out of our spare bedroom. As I was getting serious about the business I bought hardware as well as software licenses to support the hosting operations which included DNS, E-mail, FTP and of course Websites. As our family started to grow the hosting business began to live in the basement and take up more space. This was exciting times!

It took a bit of time to fully appreciate that scalability, repeatability and volume are important for technology work. During the peak hosting times my business had around fifteen customers acquired mostly through word-of-mouth. But rather than tout a pricier botique offering, hosting was priced so that it was similar to the big ISPs and hosting companies.

After about ten years I bought a couple rack-mountable servers and moved into a proper data center and abandoned the DNS hosting. After a couple more years I went fully virtual and rented a virtual Windows server.

About 5 years ago I helped the last few clients move to another host, so now it's just me and Langlie.com again. It's 2020 now and things have changed a lot.

Oh, wow. . . you're still reading?! Fantastic. Maybe you want to know more about me personally or more about the Langlie family. You are in luck. Please check out some family artifacts, Andrea's fine art or a javascript demo I wrote for fun. Of course you can always find my number and give me a call; I'm looking forward to it.

It has been a Pleasure Catching Up With You.

Have a Great Day!

~ From all of us at Langlie.com ~