including your own domain name

  Facts About Our
Servers and

Data Center
serv•er   A computer which provides a service or operations for other computers connected to it via a network (or the internet).
The most common example is a web server which has a local hard disk storage and responds to requests from remote browsers (such as Netscape, Internet Explorer, Opera, or Mozilla) to read (and write) files on that disk, send the data over the internet, and display the results in the user's browser window. Similarly an email server is a computer which receives incoming email, stores it, and makes messages available to users when they read (download) their email.

Server reliability
and effective network connection speed is very important in choosing a web host. For your viewers to be able to see your web page and send you email, not only to they have to be connected to the internet, but your web and email server have to be able to quickly and reliably transfer your data. The term bandwidth is used to measure how fast your web server can transmit your web data onto the internet to get it going to your reader's computer. It's critical for a web server computer to have redundant network connections to the internet and have those connections be the highest speed possible.

You can trust your web site to our server:

  • Reliability
    • 24/7 Server Monitoring
    • Server reliability exceeds 99.5% - If we have to schedule preventitive maintenance or a software upgrade, we do it after midnight to have the least impact.
    • Redundant Power Supply System provides clean, consistent power via Switchgear™ components
    • UPS (uninterruptable power system) battery units, multiple power source feeds, and diesel generator backups all ensure a constant supply of power to the facility
    • Equipment upgrades and maintenance are typically performed with no service interruption because of the extensive redundancy built in to our network center.
  • Bandwidth (transfer/access speed to/from the internet)
    • Redundant Internet Connections allow access to and from the internet via four backbone providers (Verio, Williams, Digex, and Cognet) using full GigE connections which are huge fiber connections from the largest and most trusted providers around.
    • The router connections (BGP4) find the fastest route to your site, and if one internet backbone provider should happen to fail for a few seconds, data is automatically routed around the failure to provide uninterrupted service. Our datacenter runs the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4) for best-case routing of your information. The BGP4 protocol is a standard that allows for the routing of packets of information sent out from our network. Each packet of information is evaluated and sent over the best route possible. Because of our redundant network architecture, packets may be sent via alternative routes even if they are being delivered to the same end user. Should one of our providers fail, packets leaving our network are automatically redirected through another route via a different provider.
    • Each server can easily handle heavy traffic due to the state-of-the-art network strategies used.
  • Security
    • The Data Center is located in one of the 2 main "Telco Hotel" vaults in Atlanta, Georgia USA with protected access to the internet backbones
    • Our facility is built from the ground up specifically for ISP(Internet Service Provider) and NOC (Network Operations Center) usage, and is not just a converted office building. The NOC has over 800 servers with a large cache of spare parts and on-site 24/7 technical hardware support that monitors all aspects of server and network operation.
    • In additional to the 24/7 on-site security staff, access is controlled by state-of-the-art identification systems, including a biometrics hand scanner and card reader. We enjoy the highest quality of power and security in the area
    • Full fire suppression and emergency services offer additional protection for your web site and email
  • Environmental control
    • Consistent temperature and humidity ranges in the Data Center are maintained by redundant cooling systems
    • In the case that a problem develops with one of our systems, our support staff is automatically notified and will take immediate action for work-around and resolution.
    Our Servers & Software Versions  
    • All servers are built with top-quality components:
      Dual Xeon E5320 1.9GHz 4M Cache
    • Linux RedHat 2.6.9
    • Apache 1.3.41, Bind 9.2.4
    • Cpanel (version 11.24)
    • PHP 5.2.4;  Perl 5.8.5 CGI
    • MySQL 5.0.81 -standard
    • PortSentry or Bastelle running on all servers protecting against outside attacks
    • Regular software updates to provide you with the latest features
    • Nightly automatic back-ups - Strategy: 2 Hard Disk Drives - one for live data & one that is snapshotted for back up daily, weekly, monthly


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