WSWD Inc. is a privately-held United States Corporation that has been operating since 1996, when it started as a small shared hosting company with a single co-located server. We have since grown to racks of servers spanning multiple datacenters, and hosting thousands of websites.
Our expert team will create a custom hosting solution for you, taking into consideration the specific needs of your operation.
At WSWD, we understand the importance of speed, security, and stability, and have invested heavily in hardware and facilities that ensure your sites are up and running on the web 24 hours a day, seven days a week. WSWD operates servers in several major datacenters throughout the United States. Through strategic partnerships, we can also offer space in servers housed in Europe, Canada, and South Asia. Our main servers are located in the 530 West 6th Street Datacenter, in the WebNX racks
Datacenters we utilize:
530 West 6th Street
600 West 7th Street
Market Post Tower Datacenter
American Internet Services Datacenter
We invest only in the highest quality servers available, filled with only the highest quality parts and equipment. The majority of our servers are customized Dell Blade and PowerEdge servers.
Processor Type(s): Intel Xeon with Hyperthreading
Speed: Xeon 1230 Series Processors; Most servers are Xeon E5-1650 or better
RAM: Minimum 32 GB of RAM.
Hard Disk Drive: Minimum (4) SAS or (4) SSD Drive Array
Hard Disk Array: All disk arrays are in a Hardware RAID10 configuration.
NIC: Dual-port Copper Gigabit or 10 Gigabit
Secondary NIC: Gigabit 1000BaseSX Fiber Optic NIC
We constantly monitor the loads on our servers, and move accounts between servers when needed, to maintain the highest possible speeds and reliability for all users. Unlike some copanies, server loads are never allowed to get out of control at WSWD. We proactively prevent problems before they happen. All ports and services are also monitored both automatically and manually, to assure greater uptime.
Server Redundancy and Virtualization
We have a host of redundancy features to assure your site is up and running 24/7.
Data Backup and Recovery Systems: We utilize a triple-redundant backup system. We use a RAID Configuration, Tape Backup System, and Off-Site Backups between our datacenters, to ensure our server data is always kept intact. Such backups are made nightly (normally around Midnight PST to minimize impact on our servers) to ensure that our server data is consistently up-to-date.
Virtualization ensures that in case of failure, an entire server can be duplicated and configured on new hardware in a matter of minutes, not hours or days. It also allows our clients to transfer immediately and invisibly between servers, or even between datacenters, if the need arises.
Our servers are amongst the best-performing in the industry. Complementing our fast network, is the blazing speed and low loads of our servers. We never overload or oversell our servers. Both load and bandwidth (incoming/outgoing) are monitored and optimized to achieve maximum speed and performance across all our servers. The only time our servers reach even elevated loads is during the intense nightly backup process. The process takes very little time, and the backups are made late at night during the lowest traffic times on our network.
In addition to the other safeguards in place, virtualization allows us to ensure that no account is using more than acceptable resources. Yet with only 4-6 accounts per virtualization shell, you are ensured to get an adequate chunk of server resources when you need it most.
Here are some server loads for one of our latest production servers. The server is by no means empty. We are adding accounts daily, as well as hosting our main website on this server. Measurements were taken mid-day (3pm) Pacific Time, during normal use. When is the last time you saw 0 load on your servers at another webhost?
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