Web Hosting Specifications
- Advanced Control Panel. To see a screenshot of the control panel, click here.
- PHP 4 / 5
- MySQL 5+
- Sub Domains with full E-mail - up to 100 per account
- Extra FTP Accounts - up to 25 per account
- MySQL databases - up to 10 per account
- Comprehensive Graphical Statistics
- Full CGI & SSI Capabilities
- Unlimited E-mail Addresses (mailbox, forward and catch all)
- Unlimited E-mail Announcement Lists
- Unlimited E-mail Auto responders
- Unlimited Spam Filters
- Customised error messages
- Full FTP access
- Daily backup
- Technical support via Phone (national rate) & E-mail during working hours.
- Detailed support section and online help
- No setup fee
- Same day setup in working hours
- State of the art security systems with CCTV/Swipe card access
100% Dell Servers
We use only Dell servers in our web hosting platform. Utilising state-of-the-art technology we have built a web hosting platform that is second to none
Our platform is designed in such a way that if any server fails another server automatically and without delay takes over that server's workload. For example, if one of our mail servers breaks down another server automatically comes online, with all the correct configuration, and takes over the work of the failed server. During this period no email is lost.
As well as this, all data is stored in two large network disk arrays. Data is automatically synchronised between the arrays so that in the event of an array failing the remaining array continues to serve data to the servers with no downtime.
Strong Data Backup
Our network arrays operate RAID, a way of configuring a system so a disk can fail with no impact to data. As explained above we also operate our network arrays in mirrored pairs so a whole array can fail with no impact. Each array is also backed up each night to a separate backup cluster which is then written to tape and stored offsite.
Our current server specification is:
- Dual Quad Core Intel® Xeon® 3.16GHz with 2X6MB Cache
- 8 GB RAM
- Dual 136 GB SCSI Drive (for the operating system)
- RAID Mirroring (for the operating system)
- Dual Power Supplies
- Dual Gigabit Network Adapters
100% Cisco Gigabit Network
Our network operates on industry-leading network equipment from Cisco Systems. All our switches and routers are developed by Cisco. Our network is based on gigabit technology, which means that it runs at a speed of 1000 Mb per second - most web hosting networks are limited to 100 Mb per second.
Our network also utilises 100% CAT6 network cable, which contains four pairs of copper wire and, unlike CAT5, utilises all four pairs. CAT6 supports Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet and supports communications at more than twice the speed of CAT5e, which is the other popular standard for Gigabit Ethernet cabling.
Redhat Enterprise Linux Platform
Redhat is the leading provider of Linux open source software. For many years now Redhat Linux has been the number one choice for web hosting companies, not just because of Redhat's amazing scalability but also because of its track record as the most stable operating system available in the market today.
Our systems utilise the latest Redhat server technology to allow our servers to be continually up to date with Redhat system & security patches.
Unlike many of our competitors we run Redhat Enterprise Linux, the most stable release of Redhat Linux available and the only version that keeps completely up to date with security patches.
We operate a multi-homed network utilising BGP4 technology. Simply put, we have multiple connections to the Internet with different backbone providers, should any connection fail our other connections automatically take all the traffic. Not only does this mean that we are very unlikely to lose connectivity to the Internet, but it also means that traffic moving to and from our network can choose from a range of paths to get to its final destination. This means that we have been able to configure the network always to take the fastest paths.
The external data centre offers a secure, resilient environment for our web hosting platform. Based in a secure facility the data centre is built to an N+1 specification, so that if any particular service fails - e.g. electricity or air conditioning - another backup service automatically takes over the failed service's job.
Dual power feeds enter the building at different points and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) ensure that all power to the server area is clean and spike free. In the event of a power outage the UPS can take the entire data centre load for up to five minutes. However within 20 seconds our redundant generators are able to indefinitely take on the entire data centre load.
Our data centre is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so that if anything goes wrong engineers can respond quickly and effectively to the problem.
What Is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is the service that provides a physical location for your website. The site is held on a series of computers (servers) which are connected to the internet permanently via a high speed connection.
In simplified terms, when a visitor connects to your website, their computer connects to the hosting server via the domain name which then sends the web pages back the visitors computer for display. Amongst many other things, the hosting server also takes care of delivering email for your domain name.
How to Order Web Hosting
To order a web hosting package, please contact us and we will discuss your requirements to ensure that you choose the correct package
Primarily we provide hosting for our web design clients however we are happy to provide this service on a hosting only basis. To set up a hosting account, please contact us and we can arrange account setup and payment terms.