build and configure all of our own servers.
We don't compromise when it comes to the
specification or workload of our servers,
and this stands us in extremely good stead
when it comes to reliability. None of our
servers run at levels exceeding 50% of their
capacity, and our policy regarding redundant
CPUs, Memory, Network Cards, PSUs, and Hard
Drives ensures that no individual component
that suffers from hardware failure will
bring down a server.
Here is an idea of the hardware specification
of servers that we currently run on the
Servers 1, 2, and 3 are where the majority
of our clients are hosted, and where our
primary services such as email, DNS and
Our European Server is a similar specification
to the SR101s above, and the legacy server
in Seattle runs on an AMD K6/2-300MHz based
platform. We also run an AMD K6/2-500MHz
based firewall & monitoring system as
a gateway machine that sits between our
main servers and the network connection
at our Datacenter in Virginia.
As you can see, we've got plenty of capacity
on our servers no matter what your storage
requirements are, and if you'd care to read
the network section
of this page below, you'll notice that our
level of connectivity is also more than
capable of supporting however much throughput
your email and website traffic will demand.
hosting plans run on both Microsoft
Windows 2000, and Debian
Linux web servers. Between the two
platforms we support the majority of the
commonly used scripting languages and components
that you'll find on the Internet today.
Our Windows Servers also support a variety
of ASP Components, which clients using our
Premier and Bespoke hosting
plans are welcome to use. These currently
Unlike other webhosts, ITC
will install most commercial ASP components
on our web servers for you to use on your
website, subject to you providing component licensing information
for our records.
Network & Datacenter
The primary ITC
servers are located in a fully redundant
OC-3 network in Virginia, where they are
plugged in to a port on a CISCO
switch. There is a dedicated 10MB allowance
on our port, with no bandwidth throttling
up to 100MB should we ever need it.
The servers are located in a secure, air
conditioned server room, behind a dedicated
battery UPS, which in turn is protected
by a diesel generator that automatically
cuts in within 10 seconds of the power being
The network and all of our equipment is
monitored 24/7/365, and technicians are
available 24 hours a day in the unlikely
event of a problem occurring.
Away from our primary datacenter, the ITC
backup servers based in Europe and Seattle
ensure that should anything happen to the
connectivity going to our primary servers,
all of our DNS and email services will remain
online. In the event of scheduled downtime
on the primary servers, we can also temporarily
transfer any given website(s) to the other
servers to act as a mirror while the work
is taking place. All of this redundancy
provides a seamless crossover between servers
from the client / end-user point of view,
and as soon as everything is back up and
running again the various services automatically
synchronise with each other.
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