- Memory: 1,000 MB
- Operating System: Red Hat Linux Enterprise Version 3
- Web Server: Apache Version 1.3.33 (Unix)
- Server Side Scripting: PERL Version 5.8, PHP Version 4.39
- Database Software: MySQL Version 4.0.23
- Control Panel: CPanel Version 10.1.0 with Fantastico De Luxe
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Network & Datacenter Information
The Blue Dot Labs Hosting Network
Our network has such state of the art features as fiber optic networking, OC3 connections, bandwidth on demand ability, redundant UPS systems, generator backup, VESPA detection systems, closed circuit monitoring of all areas and entrances, card key access, 24 hour guard manned security, redundant a/c systems, and fiber from 5 separate providers (see below).
Advanced Monitoring System - 24x7x365 AUTO REBOOTS
We recognize that down time is not an option for your servers. A substantial investment in hardware and facilities ensures you are up and running on the web 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If a server is not online/responsive, our monitoring system will reboot the server via the APC Reboot port within 10 seconds. This is done automatically and without anyone needing to be present. No matter what day or time, this system will ensure maximum uptime and minimal downtime for your site. To see how effective this system really is, view our current uptime stats (monitored by Alertra once every 5 minutes) by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.
Uninterruptible Power System
To guard against local power failures, our servers utilize two industrial-grade, three phase Liebert UPS systems. These act as back-up batteries, maintaining uninterrupted power in case of surges or power outages. With these backup systems in place, we can keep our network up and running indefinitely without relying on external power.
Force Filtered Cooling
All web servers are equipped with a positive pressure filtered-air system. Four large fans pull filtered air into each server's protective case and the components within are cooled by fans which circulate this purified air. This constant introduction of clean air into the case creates a positive pressure environment ensuring dust and particles remain outside of the server.
Hot Swap Drives
The drives and drive bays of all servers are constructed from high-grade aluminum, and rest in shock mounted drive cages, which adds to the durability of the hardware. Our drives proudly feature the lowest failure rate in the industry.
Redundant Hot Swap Power Supplies
Each server employs dual-redundant hot swap power supplies. If a power supply were to fail, the server would continue running with power from the alternate supply. Meanwhile, alarms would alert a technician, who would quickly restore redundancy. In the meantime, servers and client sites would experience no downtime.
Industrial-Grade Air Conditioners
Blue Dot Labs NOC has two Liebert ten ton industrial air conditioners, which condition our computer rooms and operations center. Our computer room is kept at an optimal temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
We keep spare servers on-line of all CPU configurations. If a server were to experience a hardware failure, we would turn a key, grab the handle on the drive, pull it out, and insert it into an identical standby CPU. We would then reboot the second machine and the server would be up and running again in a matter of minutes.
Utilization of intelligent end-user routing software called Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), between Qwest, GC and GTE, who use the same protocol. BGP identifies which path is the most efficient for each data packet and then routes the packet to its destination on the fastest path. This increases the speed at which web pages sent from our NOC arrive at their destination.
Raw Performance Equals Low Latency/High Throughput
Too often providers operate their networks at three to four times responsible capacity. As a result, their corresponding transfer times reach over 300ms. Blue Dot Labs network daily average is 27% of its capacity, with midday peak spikes reaching only 33% capacity. Blue Dot Labs guarantees you will be carried off our network in less than 80ms over a five minute average at any time of day or night.
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The first 25 WHT readers to sign up with Blue Dot Labs, using coupon code "WHT-50" until the Fourth of July will receive half off on any plan we offer. This isn't 50% off the first month, this is 50% off for every month, as long as you are a customer.
This is a first come, first serve promotion, limited by time and quantity.
please note, the server has dual hyperthreaded xeons, not quad. Incorrect server information was posted in this ad, an edit request was submitted but it does appear that the mods have not edited this post yet.
J. Michael Katip • mike [at] BlueDotLabs [dot] com • www.BlueDotLabs.com
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