Pukka Web Technology.

web hosting servers

Server Specification

Our Current Server Spec's are as follows

Dell Servers.

Dell servers

Our hosting platform uses only Dell Servers. By utilising this state-of-the-art technology we now have a web hosting platform that is second to none

We utilise a hosting platform that is designed so that if one server happens to fail another server will automatically and without delay take over that server. For example, if one of our mail servers breaks down another server will automatically come online, with all the correct configuration, and then it will take over the work of the server that failed and during this period no email will get lost.

We also store all data in two large network disk arrays. All data is automatically synchronised between the arrays so that if one array happens to fail the remaining array continues to serve data to the servers with no downtime.

Data Backup

Our network arrays operate RAID, a way of configuring a system so a disk can fail with no impact to data. As explained above we also operate our network arrays in mirrored pairs so a whole array can fail with no impact. Each array is also backed up each night to a separate backup cluster which is then written to tape and stored offsite.

Our backup procedure goes above and beyond the majority of web hosting companies.

Gigabit Cisco Network.

Cisco

Pukka Hosts's network operates on equipment from Cisco Systems. All of our routers and switches are developed by Cisco. Our network is based on gigabit technology, it runs at a speed of 1000 Mb per second, when most web hosting networks are limited to 100 Mb per second.

Our network also utilises 100% CAT6 network cable, which contains four pairs of copper wire and, unlike CAT5, utilises all four pairs. CAT6 supports Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet and supports communications at more than twice the speed of CAT5e, which is the other popular standard for Gigabit Ethernet cabling.

We also store all data in two large network disk arrays. All data is automatically synchronised between the arrays so that if one array happens to fail the remaining array continues to serve data to the servers with no downtime.

Redhat Enterprise Linux

RedHat Linux

Redhat is the leading provider of Linux open source software. For many years now Redhat Linux has been the number one choice for web hosting companies, not just because of Redhat's amazing scalability but also because of its track record as the most stable operating system available in the market today.

Our systems utilise the latest Redhat server technology to allow our servers to be continually up to date with Redhat system & security patches.

Unlike many of our competitors we run Redhat Enterprise Linux, the most stable release of Redhat Linux available and the only version that keeps completely up to date with security patches.

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008

We use Microsoft Windows Server 2008 to power our Windows shared hosting platform.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the most advanced Windows Server operating system yet, designed to power the next generation of networks, applications, and Web services. With Windows Server 2008 you can develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications, provide a highly secure network infrastructure, and increase technological efficiency and value within your organization.

Connectivity

We operate a multi-homed network utilising BGP4 technology. That means that we have multiple connections to the Internet with different providers, should any connection fail our other connections automatically take all the traffic. Not only does this mean that we are very unlikely to lose connectivity to the Internet, but it also means that traffic moving to and from our network can choose from a range of paths to get to its final destination. This means that we have been able to configure the network always to take the fastest paths.