Our hosting business is built on a rock-solid foundation where we manage every aspect of the operation. There are no control panels or simplistic interfaces – we hand-build all servers based on your needs to provide speed, performance and stability

Features

All of our servers are custom-built. Our base standard server model starts with 2x 2.0Ghz processors, 2 GB of RAM and a 30 GB SSD hard drive. These server specs can be changed depending on several factors: traffic demand, application/services needs and storage needs. Processors and RAM can be added or removed as warranted; hard drive space can only be increased

Core Technologies

All servers operating system is CentOS Linux 6, an enterprise-level operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise 6.

nginx: A powerful and lean web server built for performance and speed.

PHP-FPM: The “Fast Process Manager” version of PHP – a standalone application, separate from the web server allows for performance to be fine tuned. (With Apache web servers, PHP is a bundled module leading to more memory and processor consumption). We support both PHP 5.6 and PHP 7.

MariaDB: A drop-in replacement for MySQL, MariaDB offers better clustering functionality and stability under high loads.

Varnish: A caching system that sits in front of the web server to offer increased performance.

Monitoring

We use the following monitoring packages to gauge your server’s performance:

Pingdom: Provides worldwide front-end monitoring and metrics such as site uptime and web page response and load times.

New Relic: Where Pingdom looks at the front-end of a web site, New Relic provides insight into a server’s overall health such as back-end processes, disk space, memory usage and network activity. It also provides insight into resource usage such as how much time processes spend in PHP, MySQL and external web resources.

Uptime Robot: Obsessively monitors your site for any downtime changes, with more checks than Pingdom! SMS Alerts and emails are sent any time your site is unreachable for any reason.

Security

Our standard servers are also built with the following:

No passwords: Users requiring direct access to the server must use a shared key to log in.

Automatic IP address banning: After 5 failed attempts at guessing the password (which is impossible) malicious visitors are blocked from accessing the server. This prevents attackers from being able to attempt other methods of accessing the server.

Server file-level audits: Detects if any changes are made to server-level files such as configuration files and programs.

Nightly malware scans: Malware definitions are updated nightly and our scans alert if us any questionable files appear on the server.

Rootkit detection: Additional scans are performed to detect rootkits – programs which embed themselves deep within servers and are difficult to remove.

Pricing

We can provide hosting for a range of needs – from small, low-traffic web sites to complex server clusters. The table below will give you a general idea of our hosting costs.

Available options
starting at

  • Best suited for
  • Platform
  • Base CPU/RAM
  • Base Drive Space
    All servers use solid state hard drives
  • Backups
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Process Monitoring

Basic

$50per month
$50per month
  • Light to moderate traffic sites
  • Virtual Private Server
  • 2 CPUs/2GB RAM
  • 30 GB
  • Basic (starting at 30GB)
  • Included
  • Not included

Pro

$100per month
$100per month
  • Moderate traffic sites with occasional surges
  • Virtual Private Server
  • 4 CPUs/4 GB RAM
  • 30 GB
  • Basic (starting at 30GB)
  • Included
  • Included

Cluster

$750per month
$750per month
  • High-traffic, demand-driven sites
  • Multiple load balancers, web & database servers
  • 8 CPUs/8 GB
  • 30 GB
  • Enterprise (100GB)
  • Included
  • Included

Additional Services

Let us take care of all of your digital asset management.

Domain name registration: Starting at $25 per domain per year, renews each year until you tell us to stop.

Premium DNS: Our DNS hosting reflects changes within 5-10 minutes where most registrars’ free DNS hosting changes can take 24 to 72 hours.

SSL Certificates: Starting at $50 per year. Highest level SSL warranty protection starts at $1500 annually. Also automatically renews.

Enterprise Backups: Starting at $100 per month, 100 GB of backup space and live, on-the-fly “hot” MySQL database backups.