Tech

Datacenters, Networks, And Other Tech Stuff


State of the art green datacenters, ISO 27002 and ISO 27005 certified, outside The Patriot Act jurisdiction area. A total of 3Tbps in global connectivity to the internet.

Kickassd Datacenters And Network

We currently use OVH’s Canadian Datacenters for our Webhosting services. They now have main double fiber connections for outstanding redundancy and routing to East Coast USA and Europe is great. Massive connectivity, routing, redundancy, and privacy (outside the Patriot Act jurisdiction area) are just some of the reasons why we have chosen OVH. You can read more details on the OVH site here: OVH Network and OVH Datacenters

Kickassd Hardware


RAID 10

data security

1Gb/s

uplink

SSD

only

99.99%

uptime

All of our shared hosting servers run current commercial grade Intel Xeon processors, Intel commercial SSD drives [RAID 10], and ECC RAM for both stability and speed. Our dedicated storage servers run regular SATA mechanical disks in RAID 10 configurations. At the time of writing this we are using the Intel Xeon D-1540 CPUs on our shared hosting servers. Our dedicated DNS servers are located in OVHs High Availability Cloud in both Canada and Western Europe. Curious about latency and speeds? Go to OVHs Proof Test  and select BHS Beauharnois.

Kickassd Software

We run a cocktail of cPanel, Docker (coming soon), Litespeed Webserver, R1Soft, and Cloud Linux. This combination of software gives really an amazing Webhosting environment where speed, stability, data security, flexibility, and ease of use are prominent and quite apparent to you the user. Once we are ready to offer Docker containers from within your cPanel account the sky is the limit!


We have also just recently added free SSL for all domains through Let’s Encrypt. This takes literally only a few seconds and you free signed SSL certificates installed on the domains of your choice. The certificates auto renew every 3 months at no charge, no more paying for SSL!



R1soft Continuous Data Protection™ Technology

    Like traditional backups, R1Softs' technology starts by taking a full snapshot of your data. But that’s where the similarities end. After the initial replica is created, our Server Backup Manager continuously monitors changes to your data and saves only those bits of information that have changed. Individual recovery points are easily accessible through the web interface where users can select individual files, directories or entire file systems to be restored within minutes.

    All our hosting plans are setup to automatically backup all your data every day of the week, 365 days a year. These backups are retained for 30 continious days and can be restored by you through our Client Area without our intervention. (learn more)



LiteSpeed Increases Performance, Security and Stability

    With its streamlined event-driven architecture, LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) shows incredible performance in terms of both scalability and raw speed. Tests show that it is 10 times faster than Apache, taking advantage of high-performance kernel syscalls, while LSAPI makes LSWS more than 50% faster in PHP content delivery than Apache (even with with mod_php) when it comes to dynamic content.

    LiteSpeed is the first web server to support the HTTP/2 standard and is fully Apache compatible.

    Apache 1.3/2.0 LiteSpeed 2.1
    PHP/Ruby LSAPI No Built-in
    Ruby on Rails Integration No Yes
    Memory Footprint Large (process/threads) Small (event-driven)
    Scalability Poor (~1000 concurrent clients) Excellent (20,000+ concurrent clients, SMP Linear)
    Administration Commandline Web GUI
    Configuration Format text XML
    Upgrades Manual Auto+Manual
    Product Support 3rd Party 24/7 Support
    High Performance Proxy Add-on Built-in
    Static Load Balancer 3rd Party Built-in
    LDAP 3rd Party Built-in
    Anti-DDoS 3rd Party Built-in
    Connection Throttle 3rd Party Built-in
    Bandwidth Throttle 3rd Party Built-in

    Learn more about Apache on this dedicated page!