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In Populus Technology

SMF Hosting and Design

IP Tech is not currently accepting new hostees. We are moving soon, and the server is undergoing some changes, so the service will be unstable for a few months. This should be resolved by the end of 2018/early 2019. Arceus is, however, hosting support staff on RPG Initiative, and RPGI offer donation-ware hosting, meaning you pay as little or as much as you can afford. Arceus recommends those looking for hosting turn to RPGI for the time being.
You will be charged slightly higher than you are quoted. This is for tax purposes.


In Populus Technology is also a webhost. We only work with SMF, we do not deal with MyBB or PHPBB, and we do not deal in paid software such as IPB 3+. However, hosting with us is simple, and we do have a free plan available, and several perks for those looking for something a little more featured.

Our Servers


Formerly Articuno.
It became Catastropika when it imploded on itself and made Arceus fight it for two days to get it back online. Which is absolutely rude.
Lenovo ThinkServer TS140. CentOS Linux 7.4.1708, Intel Core i3 quad core @ 3.40GHz, 4 GB RAM, 4 TB hard drive.

Our server does not have cPanel set up, nor any other way for hostees to access their files outside of what files they have access to through the SMF control panel. This may change, but in the interim, you'll have to go through Arceus to upload files that aren't avatars, mods, or themes.

Catastropika may experience occasional downtime. Typically, this is not longer than a few minutes, to perhaps an hour at most. Once in a very great while, a tree branch comes down on a power line, and the server is helplessly out for a few days. We thank you for your patience during these times.

Plans and Pricing

Our plans come with features by default. Extra features can be purchased separately (if you have a domain of your own already, we can attach it to the server for you, the domains are only if you don't have one to use). Those that are hosted with IP Tech also have rights to ask for a Discord category and their own channels in the KazeshiniNet Discord. It is recommended that at least the staff are in it, as this is where Arceus and co post technical updates.

Emergency support is available with the Advanced plan (if you implode your board, Arceus will help you fix it). Continuous support, available with the Premium plan, nets you personalised support from Arceus and all questions you may have answered.

The full Battle Suite is available on free plan, if you buy all the modules - similarly, you can gain more modules for it with Advanced by purchasing them separately. You can install your choice of mods yourself, or have Arceus do it for you. Custom modifications can be made to existing mods, or created as new ones, with Premium.


  • One free custom basic theme
  • Free subdomain
  • One site
  • Your choice of mods
  • Battle Suite Skill Module
  • Admin support
  • Custom mods



  • One free custom advanced theme
  • Free top-level domain
  • Four sites
  • Your choice of mods
  • Suite Skill + Ability Module
  • Emergency support
  • Custom mods



  • One free custom premium theme
  • Free top-level domain
  • Unlimited sites
  • Your choice of mods
  • Full Battle Suite
  • Continous support
  • Custom mods


If you want a basic plan, email Arceus.