We have recently made a significant personnel & technical investment in our dedicated servers for hosting customers websites.
People: The 3 month process started with recruiting the Head of an Internet Service Provider with 16 years experience in running and setting up servers as our Server Engineer.
Technology: The new server has 8 CPU’s, 24Gb of Memory and 300Gb of solid state hard drive (These are solid state memory chips that are super fast compared with traditional mechanical hard drives)
The result: A new super fast server installation that offers increased reliability and up time
What does this mean to you? Our old server could take 200 visitors per second,the new one can take 10,000 per second!
Maximum back up minimum downtime: We have connected this first server to a 2nd independent server that is kept in sync, in real time. If there is a failure on the main server we can switch to the backup server and continue without loss of data in minutes with a maximum down time limited to <30 minutes.These two servers are additionally backed up each night to a 3rd backup server where we keep a back of of everyday.
To help explain here is a diagram of the new server structure