I-Map Web Hosting Technology

Using state-of-the-art technology, we’ve built a web hosting platform second to none.


Custom-Built By Industry Experts

Our platforms have been developed in-house from the ground up by our industry experts to ensure that they are optimized for our services and meet all our current and future needs. Bespoke code and clever systems, written and maintained by some of the UK’s best developers, mean we can offer exceptional hosting tailored to your needs without relying on third party software. Not only does this mean we have full control, but we can roll out updates and new features much faster and to a higher standard than other web hosts.

Some of the key features include: Web Hosting Provider

    • Custom control panels based on customer feedback.
    • Automated setups and provisioning.
    • A geographically dispersed DNS system.
    • High quality hardware and network equipment.
    • Fully redundant web servers and storage with no single point of failure.
    • Tightly integrated support systems.

Because we built our system from the ground up, we don’t rely on external support or contracts, and our staff fully understand and work directly with every inch of the system. We’ve also developed powerful custom diagnostic tools to quickly get to the root of any technical problem for extremely short support turnaround.

Our support ticketing system is deeply integrated into our hosting platform; the moment you raise a ticket, our systems are already running diagnostics and a wealth of information is placed at the hands of our able support staff.


 

Web Hosting Provider Redundancy, Load Balancing & Data BackupRedundancy, Load Balancing & Data Backup

We’ve carefully crafted our web hosting platform so that the load balanced front-end is perfectly complemented by highly resilient back-end storage. This ensures excellent availability (a server going down has no impact on service), fast speeds, and proactive prevention of data loss.

Using load balancing, your website will automatically be served up by the quickest responding server within the cluster so you and your visitors are never left waiting. No webserver is a single point of failure, and our storage array is fully redundant, with the redundant units ready to take over at a moment’s notice.

We also employ advanced data replication between storage arrays, meaning that when you upload data or make changes to a database, or we’re taking backups, data is written to multiple servers at once. All website data, databases and email are backed up on a daily basis and we securely store multiple copies as standard for your peace of mind. We also employ a snapshot backups service for VPS and Hybrid Servers and store progressive copies of website data in case of emergencies.


Built On Cisco, Juniper & DellBuilt On Cisco, Juniper & Dell

I-Map’s network operates on industry-leading network equipment from Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks for optimum performance and reliability across the board. We automatically scan for attempted DDoS attacks on our networks, and greatly ameliorate the impact of any attack immediately.

We only use high-spec Dell servers in our data centers, so no matter whether you opt for shared web hosting or a dedicated server, you can rest assured that your website is running on fast, high quality hardware from one of the world’s leading manufacturers.


Server Specifications

Our current shared server specification is as follows:

    • Dual Quad Core Intel® Xeon®
    • 32 GB RAM
    • Dual 136 GB SAS Drive (for the operating system)
    • RAID Mirroring (for the operating system)
    • Dual Power Supplies
    • Quad Gigabit Network Adapters

Details on our Virtual Private Servers, Hybrid Servers and Dedicated Servers will depend on the configuration you opt for and can be found on their respective product pages.


Web Hosting Provider Red Hat Enterprise LinuxRed Hat Enterprise Linux Web Hosting Provider

For many years, Red Hat Linux has been the leading choice for web hosting companies due to its amazing scalability and its track record as the most stable operating system available. Our systems utilize the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 server technology to ensure we’re always up to date with system and security patches.


Windows Server 2008 and 2012Windows Server 2008 and 2012

We use Microsoft Windows Server 2008 to power our Windows shared hosting platform. VPS and Hybrid Server customers also have the choice of Windows Server 2012.

A powerful foundation for networks, applications, and web services, Windows Server is a versatile solution built on leading Microsoft technology. It’s packed with useful features and can help you increase speed and efficiency for your websites, projects and businesses.


Web Hosting Provider Advanced ConnectivityAdvanced Connectivity Web Hosting Provider

I-Map operates a redundant network, meaning that we have multiple multi-gigabit connections to the internet with different backbone providers. In the event that any connection fails, our other connections automatically take all the traffic, meaning that we’re highly unlikely to lose connectivity to the internet. We also benefit from Tier 1 connectivity for super-fast internet speeds at all times.

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