Our Hardware

Unlike many other hosting providers we do not lease or rent our servers from other providers. We own every piece of hardware in our cabinets. This has allowed us to custom build an environment to provide the best possible service to our clients. We were one of the first shared hosting providers to deploy solid state disks on all of our servers. SSDs provide a tremendous boost in performance for MySQL and other demanding services. At minimum, each of our hosting servers has:

  • Dual Intel Xeon Hex Core Processors - 12 physical cores total, 24 logical cores total with HyperThreading
  • Redundant, hot swap power supplies with separate A and B power
  • 48GB ECC Registered RAM
  • Hardware Raid Controller
  • Pure SSD Storage - 6x 1TB SSD RAID 10

Our Data Center

Our servers are located in the CoreXchange Connection (now zColo by Zayo) facility in Dallas, Texas.

Facility & Security

  • SSAE 16 SOC-1 Type II compliant
  • Pre-approved control access list with ID check in man-trap
  • Perimeter fence with gate access control
  • Interior and exterior video surveillance
  • Pre-action dry pipe fire detection and suppression
  • Mesh of redundant, Tier-1 Internet backbone carriers

Power

  • Redundant A, B, C and D power backup available via four 750 KVA UPS systems (expanding to 8)
  • Redundant transformers, ATS units and battery rooms
  • Three 1.5 MW Cummins generators with load bank for testing (expanding to 6)
  • 14,400 volt main electrical service
  • Lightning Protection System

Cooling

  • Four 500-ton Trane chillers
  • Twelve 20-ton Liebert units
  • Ice storage system with 46 ice storage tanks
  • Dual water mains with diverse entries
  • Abundant chilled water capacity at 2(N) redundancy

Network Performance

We often receive requests for test download URLs and IP addresses to ping for potential clients to evaluate our network. You can find this information below.

Dallas, TX