Server Hardware

The software a server runs is very important, all our servers run is Redhat Linux which is an open source UNIX based operating system. It is considered the most reliable operating system for a server to run due to its high reliability, security and efficient use of system resources like memory and CPU power. It has many benefits over Windows systems which are resource hungry, unreliable and suffer from more security problems compared to Linux. Although our systems are UNIX based no knowledge of it is necessary as it is the same as using a Windows based server.

Another part of the software are the automated systems which run things like mail, web server, name server and other systems. For this we have developed our own system and not used an off the shelf product which allows us to make our system unique and design in our own special features. For more info on this system you can see our control panel information page.

Apache - This is the web server program run on all of our servers, which delivers the web pages to the user’s browser. It is the worlds most popular and is used by 63% of web servers. This is down to its amazing performance and many features which make it the best in the world.
Sendmail - As the name suggests Sendmail is used on the server to deal with the sending of mail. Used by majority of mail servers around the world due its good features, security and performance.
ProFTPD - Chosen for its efficient coding which gives it the performance needed by us and the many great features, ProFTPD was an easy choice over wu-ftpd used by many other hosts.
MySQL - MySQL is used in a wide range of database applications, including Web databases, e-commerce applications, data warehousing, logging applications and distributed applications. MySQL is also increasingly embedded in third-party software and other technologies.
PHP - PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be easily embedded into HTML.
FrontPage 2002 - the Office Web site creation and management solution that helps you create exactly the site you want.
Java – Java formerly known as oak, is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun which is widely used for web applications.
Perl – Perl is a widely-used general-purpose stable, cross platform programming language and is popular in CGI.