Connectria's Managed Web Hosting Services with Server Load Balancing Helps Knights Limited Increase Web Sales 300%

ST. LOUIS, MO (October 17, 2003) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it was awarded a multi-year contract to provide 24/7 hosting services for Knights Limited's online catalog operations, which includes and This environment includes load-balanced Microsoft Windows servers running Microsoft .Net applications, Microsoft IIS, and SQL Server databases which leverage Connectria's advanced Internet infrastructure and comprehensive 24/7 support. Connectria is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider.

Beginning in the first month of operation with Connectria, Knights Direct saw a 300% increase in web sales directly attributable to Connectria's high performance hosting services making their websites faster and more available.

About Knights Limited
In just a short time, Knights Limited has grown to be among the leading catalogs in the United States. Knights Limited produces two separate and distinct consumer catalogs: Home Decorators Collection and Soft Surroundings. We employ more than 1,500 people throughout the Midwestern United States. We have achieved this growth by encouraging a spirit of cooperation and dedication among our team members and priding ourselves on performing our jobs well. We pride ourselves on delighting our customers with excellent value, terrific merchandise, and exceptional customer service. More information can be found at

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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