is committed to long term customer satisfaction. This means keeping a
pace with current developments within the industry. We are constantly
seeking ways to improve our service and welcome any suggestions from our
Cerentec's UNIX machines are predominantly FreeBSD based with Sun Solaris
being used in some particularly high load situations. Storage
is spread across multiple Ultra 160 SCSI hard disk drives using Adaptec
RAID controllers. All installations include a web server derived from
the popular Apache web server in conjunction with the powerful mySQL database
and qmail mail server.
Our equipment is located in a shared data centre in London, UK, providing
our servers with the optimum operational conditions. Located
in London's Docklands, Telehouse is the UK's leading neutral co-location
facility and is home to Europe's main Internet hubs. With all major Internet
backbones on site, bandwidth can be provided independently of teleco fibre
and the associated costs. Connectivity to our server racks is presented
on two diversely routed gigabit fibres from our carriers in Telehouse
North offering 2000Mbit of redundant Internet bandwidth to our equipment.
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Located in the proximity of one of the world's busiest Internet hubs,
our servers have direct access to the highest capacity broadband IP network
in Europe. Bandwidth to our server racks is presented on two gigabit fibers
from independent routers yielding a network with no single point of failure.
Each server has multiple
hot swappable power supply units. In the event of a failure of the incoming
power supply, both battery and propane generator backup systems ensure
the security of your site.
Each server has two identical hard disk drives; should the primary drive
fail, the secondary unit can take over the work load with no loss of availability.
To prevent accidental data loss we backup all data each night; backup
tapes are stored off the premises. Server
and network performance is constantly monitored by our proprietary software,
alerting technicians to potential faults before they occur. We constantly
monitor backbone performance, sending IP traffic down the shortest path
using a Cisco BGP4 protocol.
The above factors combine
to produce one of the best performing and most reliable web hosting services
available on the market today.