Our Server Technology

Cutting edge technology puts you in front of the competition. Custom-Built By Industry Experts.

Our platforms have been developed in-house from the ground up by our industry experts to ensure that they are optimised for our services and meet all our current and future needs. Bespoke code and clever systems, written and maintained by some of the UK's best developers, mean we can offer exceptional hosting tailored to your needs without relying on third party software. Not only does this mean we have full control, but we can roll out updates and new features much faster and to a higher standard than other web hosts.

Some of the key features include:

  • Custom control panels based on customer feedback.
  • Automated setups and provisioning.
  • A geographically dispersed DNS system.
  • High quality hardware and network equipment.
  • Fully redundant webservers and storage with no single point of failure.
  • Tightly integrated support systems.

Because our system is built from the ground up, we don't rely on external support or contracts, and our staff fully understand and work directly with every inch of the system. We've also developed powerful custom diagnostic tools to quickly get to the root of any technical problem for extremely short support turnaround.

Redundancy, Load Balancing & Data Backup

The web hosting platform has been carefully crafted so that the load balanced front-end is perfectly complemented by highly resilient back-end storage. This ensures excellent availability (a server going down has no impact on service), fast speeds, and proactive prevention of data loss.

Using load balancing, your website will automatically be served up by the quickest responding server within the cluster so you and your visitors are never left waiting. No webserver is a single point of failure, and our storage array is fully redundant, with the redundant units ready to take over at a moment's notice.

Advanced data replication is also employed between storage arrays, meaning that when you upload data or make changes to a database, or we're taking backups, data is written to multiple servers at once. All website data, databases and email are backed up on a daily basis and we securely store multiple copies as standard for your peace of mind. We also employ a snapshot backups service for VPS and Hybrid Servers and store progressive copies of website data in case of emergencies.

Built On Cisco, Juniper & Dell

Our network operates on industry-leading network equipment from Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks for optimum performance and reliability across the board. We automatically scan for attempted DDoS attacks on our networks, and greatly ameliorate the impact of any attack immediately.

We only use high-spec Dell servers in our data centres, so no matter whether you opt for shared web hosting or a dedicated server, you can rest assured that your website is running on fast, high quality hardware from one of the world's leading manufacturers.

Server Specification

Our current shared server specification is:

  • Dual Quad Core Intel® Xeon®
  • Dual 136 GB SAS Drive (for the operating system)
  • Dual Power Supplies
  • 32 GB RAM
  • RAID Mirroring (for the operating system)
  • Quad Gigabit Network Adapters

Details on our Virtual Private Servers, Hybrid Servers and Dedicated Servers will depend on the configuration you opt for and can be found on their respective product pages.

Redhat Enterprise Linux Platform

For many years, Red Hat Linux has been the leading choice for web hosting companies due to its amazing scalability and its track record as the most stable operating system available. Our systems utilise the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 server technology to ensure we're always up to date with system and security patches.

Windows Server 2008 and 2012

Windows Server 2008 and 2012

We use Microsoft Windows Server 2008 to power our Windows shared hosting platform. VPS and Hybrid Server customers also have the choice of Windows Server 2012.

A powerful foundation for networks, applications, and web services, Windows Server is a versatile solution built on leading Microsoft technology. It's packed with useful features and can help you increase speed and efficiency for your websites, projects and businesses.

Advanced Connectivity

We operate a redundant network, meaning that we have multiple multi-gigabit connections to the internet with different backbone providers. In the event that any connection fails, our other connections automatically take all the traffic, meaning that we're highly unlikely to lose connectivity to the internet. We also benefit from Tier 1 connectivity for super-fast internet speeds at all times.