A Hosting Platform Engineered for Reliability and Performance
Hastings Hosting utilises the latest OnAPP virtualisation software to abstract your cPanel hosting services from the hardware that it sits on.
Our SSD-powered storage is centralised in a 10Gbe Storage Area Network (SAN). This not only makes our storage and network a lot quicker, but also means that you’re no longer reliant on the physical machine on which your web hosting runs.
Our OnAPP cloud hosting cluster controller monitors all cPanel hosting services day and night, and if it detects a failure of any critical hardware, it’ll automatically move your hosting onto spare hardware.
This all happens so seamlessly that you won’t even notice, and our engineers would then simply replace the failed hardware with no impact on your web hosting or e-mail services. We’re so confident that it works, that we guarantee your hosting won’t drop below 99.99% availability.
Most web hosting servers are vastly under-used. In tests across our data centres we’ve found that at any given time, about 75% of our hardware is being used less than 25% of its maximum capacity. That’s a big waste of energy and money.
By pooling both back-end storage and front-end servers we can cut hardware costs dramatically and pass that saving on to you. It also makes the whole process energy efficient. This also means that your web hosting package always has the power you need, providing unrivalled performance gains, you’re never going to find your cloud hosting low on resources.
What Is Cloud Hosting?
Cloud hosting is an alternative to dedicated server hosting using highly available virtualisation technologies.
The hardware on which your web hosting runs is virtualised using OnAPP.
This brings a number of huge benefits, including the ability to offer unlimited web space and unlimited bandwidth allowances with a massive 99.99% uptime.
What Is OnApp?
OnApp Cloud is an industry-leading Cloud Platform which enables service providers (like us) to set up and manage public and private clouds using enterprise level hardware.
We use Dell enterprise-grade hardware and SSD-powered SAN technology to provide optimal uptime and performance.
For more information on OnApp, visit their website at onapp.com.
Unlike a lot of hosting providers; we are not simply a reseller. At Hastings Hosting we operate our own dedicated hardware from data centres right here in the UK.
Using our own hardware and networks allows us to build scalable and bespoke hosting platforms, utilising industry-leading software.
All services we provide are built on cloud technology, allowing us to upscale on-demand to meet customer expectations without downtime.
On top of all this, we provide fantastic customer service too!
Be Smart, Go Greener
Cloud hosting uses approximately one eighth of the power of a modern, similarly specified, physical hosting solution.
We work with partners who care about the environment, and are always looking for greener ways to conduct our business.
We use only SSD drives in our cloud storage solutions, which reduce power and cooling needs and we are always looking to ensure we provide a green and environmentally friendly service.
Our bespoke platform has been designed and built by us, using premium hardware to provide ultra-reliability and performance.
Our Data Centres
Our primary facility is Turing House, based in Manchester Technopark. Turing House has four on-site generators with 5 days’ supply of fuel, which provides us with full capability to sustain long power outages.
A full VESDA system that provides early detection of smoke is in place, so that any potential fire is detected before it can develop. In the extremely unlikely event that a fire does develop, an FM200 fire suppression system is in place.
Manchester Technopark has security on site 24/7 with offsite backup to deal with any major event.
CCTV cameras, motion detection and a key fob access system ensure multiple layers of security and peace of mind.
The facility houses on-site 24/7 technical support for fast on-site response.
With a traditional dedicated server, if your hardware fails then you get downtime. Our OnAPP Cloud is not reliant on any single piece of hardware, allowing you to benefit from a massive 99.99% uptime.
Our uptime and performance are both independently monitored by IPPATROL. Please see our publicly available uptime metrics from IPPATROL below: