How reliable is your service?
Our service is extremely reliable, providing greater than 99.9% uptime over the last ten years, even including scheduled maintenance. Guaranteed 99.9% uptime is part of our money back guarantee. You can click the image to the right to verify our uptime through independent third parties.
What makes our service so reliable? First of all, our servers are housed in a secure data center in Silicon Valley. The data center provides extremely reliable network, power and cooling services. For example, the combination of industrial UPS battery backup and emergency generators with guaranteed refueling contracts means we can withstand indefinite power outages. Redundant N+2 air conditioning units keep our servers cool, and the seismically reinforced modern building provides strong earthquake protection.
All our hosting servers have full 1 Gbps Ethernet connections to upstream providers with at least 10 Gbps optical fiber connections to the MAE-WEST and Equinix interchange points in Silicon Valley, NYIIX in New York, AADS in Chicago, Equinix Ashburn in Virginia, and PAIX in Palo Alto, CA.
Unlike many hosting companies, we own our own servers, so we can fix any problems without waiting for others. For example, we can quickly move disks to a "hot standby" server if necessary.
We use only name-brand SuperMicro servers with these specifications:
- Fast, dual quad-core Xeon L5410 processors with 8 CPUs.
- 16 GB of RAM to ensure the servers never need to "swap" memory.
- ECC RAM to protect against memory errors.
- Three-disk local RAID 1 arrays, giving us superior disk read performance and protecting against data loss (in addition to daily onsite and offsite backups).
- An Intel solid state drive as part of the MySQL RAID array for vastly increased database read performance.
- Redundant power supplies.
We're so sure our service is reliable that we guarantee complete satisfaction: If your Web site and e-mail service are not available at least 99.9% of the time in any given month, or if you're dissatisfied in any other way, just let us know you're not satisfied and we'll promptly give you a full credit for the problem, with no quibbling.
Finally, you can count on us to be here to serve you in the future. Our company is debt-free, we've been in business since 1991, and we've been on the Internet since 1994. (In fact, we were running Web sites before google.com, yahoo.com, and amazon.com existed!)