Our Servers

Secure Web Hosting ServersOur web hosting servers are custom-built machines designed for a high-demand 24/7 web hosting environment. All of our quad processor multi-core servers are equipped with dual redundant 450-watt power supplies, hot swap drives and force-filtered cooling systems. We also employ diesel-powered generators and uninterruptible power systems (UPS) in case the lights go out.

Bulletproof Web Hosting Security

We have a comprehensive and proactive bulletproof security system, which alerts us to most minor incidents before they become full blown problems. We utilize several firewalls including a network firewall, a server firewall and a web application firewall, all of which filters illegitimate traffic of all sorts.

Website SecurityOur security system alerts us instantly to possible brute force attacks against our servers, and provides evasive action in the event of a DDoS attack. We also employ extensive auditing of various web applications, configurations and patches, on a weekly basis, looking for vulnerabilities and weaknesses of our own software and hardware, preventing future attacks and issues.

 

Other Security Features:

  • Web Server & PHP Hardening
  • SSH / cPanel / FTP Hardening
  • Website Exploitation Prevention
  • Regular Vulnerability Scans

Optimized Web Hosting Servers

Our web hosting servers are carefully and specifically tuned to greatly improve performance of the web sites hosted on our servers, especially those using database-driven platforms such as Wordpress, Moodle and PrestaShop.

Our Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP optimization adjustments apply the best practices in web performance to websites and web media assets (CSS, JavaScript, images) without you needing to make any changes to those web sites hosted.  We have support for popular frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Yii, Bootstrap, CodeIgniter, Smarty, and more.

We offer the most recent stable versions of all server software:

  • Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHPPHP 5.4.37
  • MySQL 5.6.21
  • Apache 2.2.23
  • Zend Engine 2.3.0
  • Ruby on Rails 3.2.9
  • Python 2.6.6
  • Perl 5.10.1
  • CGI/1.1

Free Regular Backups!

We perform backups three times a week on a Dedicated Backup Server, and we retain the backups for up to a month. Most hosting companies don’t do this at all, insisting you pay for the added service.

We include regular backups for free!

Free Server BackupsOur web server backups and disk sector synchronizations are performed while the servers are online so it causes no interruption to regular operation of the web sites hosted with us, even on a busy server at a busy time. All our disk storage is completely hot-swappable so if any disk fails, no data is lost, and we can replace the disk and data without any interruption of service.

If you’re thinking of hosting any where else, ask if regular backups are included with your hosting and how often they are performed because most hosts do not provide this added value. When you need a backup, you can rely on us.

Our Network

We rely on three backbones; Level 3, Global Crossing and Cogent.

Our NetworkAll routers are deployed in a redundant configuration, with fully redundant power supplies and route switch processors. They’re equipped with battery backup equipment and emergency generators. In fact, the architecture enables immediate rerouting around outages for almost instantaneous service restoration. The MIS Access Redundancy Options optimize the performance of multiple, dedicated Internet circuits while eliminating single points of failure in the access circuits and routers.

With these three carriers, our router has up to 150,000 possible routes to send each packet of data. Your site will actually be directed connected to a backbone so you will be provided with one of the fastest, most reliable connections available.

We have carefully built up the best network possible for our Canadian web hosting customers and collecting peering connections in the region of North America has been vital to this ongoing endeavour of maintaining and building a highly connected network which provide optimal network performance.

We currently peer with Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo, Rogers and Shaw.