The Technologies Behind Cloud Hosting
Cloud Hosting is an easy to use, load-and-go web hosting platform that uses the computing power of the cloud to keep your websites online.
Run Linux or Windows (or even both)
Every Windows-based page is served from clusters built and optimized especially for Windows, and every Linux-based page is served from clusters built and optimized especially for Linux. We use advanced load-balancing technologies to automatically detect the type of technology you are running and route each request to the proper pool of servers.
This is a great example of the power of cloud computing, since you no longer have to make a hosting choice between Linux and Windows. Both LAMP and .NET are included, allowing you to choose the technology you need site by site (or even page by page). The best part is that the cloud technology that can power both will probably cost you less than even one server of either type.
Powerful Load-balancingThe older and more common way to host websites is to load as many as will fit onto one server. Cloud hosting is different, because your sites and applications are loaded across large pools of servers, and the traffic you receive is balanced out to entire fleets of servers.
It's the technology large, popular sites use to stay online because it solves two important problems. First, if a server fails, the other servers in the pool can continue to respond to requests for your site, and visitors often never notice a problem. Secondly, when your site gets suddenly popular, all the traffic being received can easily overwhelm a single server and ruin your moment in the spotlight. But our large server pools can (and do) handle billions of requests for millions of visitors each and every day.
- Debian + Red Hat Enterprise
- Apache v1.3 + v2.2
- PHP v5.2
- Perl v5.8
- MySQL v5
- Mod Rewrite Enabled
- Windows 2008 Server
- MS SQL 2008
- .NET v2, v3, & v3.5 SP1
- IIS 7
- Web-based Control Panel
- Run cron jobs
- Secure File Transfer (SFTP)
- Master FTP account and sub-accounts