If your website requires professional and reliable Joomla hosting, be assured that there is none better! Why? Because our environment has been exclusively built with Joomla in mind!
Joomla is primarily developed and tested to run on Apache, this provides many key advantages over other systems. Our hosting runs in accordance with Joomla’s recommended configuration.
cPanel Control Panel
cPanel is the web's premium hosting control panel system. It is considered as the most stable and reliable control panel in the industry and the most preferred used control panel available.
Joomla Wired is our bespoke environment! It is the brains behind our operation which does stuff from administering self-healing algorithms to allowing users to manage their accounts.
As Joomla dedicated providers, we are aware of the performance advantages of managing Joomla’s database independently from its files.This ensures that the files severs are dedicated to the task of managing files while the database servers are solely dedicated to the task of managing database queries! This ultimately results in both sets of servers running at optimal speed and efficiency, which improves reliability and provides Joomla with a faster load time.
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Our commitment to our business hosting packages stipulates that our database servers run in a mirrored cluster thus allowing us to support our claim of a 99.9% uptime. Therefore in the unlikely event that the master servers should go down the slave servers will take over ensuring that our system stays online.
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This diagram illustrates such an event whereby our unique fail-safe has switched into action. In this scenario the primary servers are experiencing outage however, the web service is kept online by our secondary server systems. This keeps all relevant data and will restore the primary servers data once the system is back up.
Real World Manageability
In the most recent study the GCG Server Vendor Preference survey found HP to be superior to Dell, IMB and Oracle in Real World Manageability.
We use HP because they are recognised as the industry-leading server manufacture with increased resiliency, scalability and efficiency; HP continues to provide enhanced capabilities for the most demanding data-intensive websites.
Our servers run the latest Intel architecture and are optimised with additional hardware to provide the fastest short term memory available. We use high end SAS hard disks to ensure fast read and write speeds.
SSD Database Servers
All of our database servers run with Solid State Hard Drives (SSD). Due to them not having any moving parts in their (read and write) response time is incredibly quick in comparison to conventional SaS and HDD drives, which are considerably slower.
Linux Operating System
Joomla has primarily been developed for Linux based servers which has become the choice platform for Joomla!. In recent times this support has been extended to Windows servers however, Linux requires less powerful hardware than Windows does to attain the same performance levels. If you are planning to host, Linux is easier to administer remotely (there is good built-in support for SSH) and the hosting costs for Linux are typically cheaper than Windows hosting.
PHP 5.4+ and MySQL 5+
PHP and MySQL
We run our services with the latest stable versions of PHP 5 & MySQL 5! We care about your security and our commitment in keeping our software up-to-date.
suPHP and File Permissions
suPHP is a tool for executing PHP scripts with the permission of their owners. It effectively takes care of file permissions by making your directories secure with 0755 and 0644 permissions for all regular files. This is in accordance with the recommended server configuration as specified by Joomla!.
mod_fcgid is a high performance alternative to mod_cgi. Our service utilises this which allows the Joomla websites hosted on our service to run PHP scripts much faster than the conventional alternative mod_cgi. This works as the according interpreters are always kept in memory and just wait for a script to be passed from the webserver.
URL Mod Rewrite
The mod_rewrite is a sophisticated server side module which provides a powerful way to do URL manipulations. Joomla uses the rewriting engine (based on a regular-expression parser) to rewrite requested URLs. It is used to avoid duplicate content, redirect moved urls and create search engine friendly urls. It can also be used to gain higher PageRank and search engine rankings. It works to get your web site indexed by search engines, and receiving more visitors.
IonCube is a popular PHP Encoder used to protect the source code for PHP4 and PHP5. This is used by many commercial developers to protect the integrity of their work. Our servers support the IonCube decoder meaning that you will be able to enjoy the full range of Joomla extensions available to you.
Aspell is Open Source spell checker which runs on the server-side. It does a superior job of suggesting possible replacements for a misspelled word than just about any other spell checker out there for the English language. Many Joomla extensions may rely on this server to work including highly acclaimed JCE & the JCK Editor.