Black Panther Enthusiast Networks

Announcement of closure 

On Friday, November 3rd, the primary host for BPEN ( "panther" ) suffered numerous, long-duration outages after a string of randomly occuring lock-ups during the week.  A motherboard and processor replacement on Friday appeared to resolve the majority of problems until 1730 hours CST.  At this time the system locked up again and despite numerous reboots remained unreachable.  System diagnostics produced a failed hard drive and the colocation provider had no option but to reinstall the entire machine from scratch. 

Over the last five years I have had the pleasure of hosting a number of great websites and users.  However, it is with deep regret that I must announce that Friday's events have lead me to halt the operations of Black Panther Enthusiast Networks (BPEN).  These repeated hardware failures and lack of funds have simply made the continued operation of services impossible and I am unable to continue to provide the level of service that my customers are deserving of. 


Hosted websites are currently transitioning to new providers.