The software a server runs is very important, all our servers run
is Redhat Linux which is an open source UNIX based operating system.
It is considered the most reliable operating system for a server
to run due to its high reliability, security and efficient use of
system resources like memory and CPU power. It has many benefits
over Windows systems which are resource hungry, unreliable and suffer
from more security problems compared to Linux. Although our systems
are UNIX based no knowledge of it is necessary as it is the same
as using a Windows based server.
Another part of the software are the automated systems which run
things like mail, web server, name server and other systems. For
this we have developed our own system and not used an off the shelf
product which allows us to make our system unique and design in
our own special features. For more info on this system you can see
our control panel information page.
|Apache - This is the web server program run on all
of our servers, which delivers the web pages to the user’s
browser. It is the worlds most popular and is used by 63%
of web servers. This is down to its amazing performance and
many features which make it the best in the world.
|Sendmail - As the name suggests Sendmail is used
on the server to deal with the sending of mail. Used by majority
of mail servers around the world due its good features, security
|ProFTPD - Chosen for its efficient coding which gives
it the performance needed by us and the many great features,
ProFTPD was an easy choice over wu-ftpd used by many other
|MySQL - MySQL is used in a wide range of database
applications, including Web databases, e-commerce applications,
data warehousing, logging applications and distributed applications.
MySQL is also increasingly embedded in third-party software
and other technologies.
|PHP - PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting
language that is especially suited for Web development and
can be easily embedded into HTML.
|FrontPage 2002 - the Office Web site creation and
management solution that helps you create exactly the site
|Perl – Perl is a widely-used general-purpose stable,
cross platform programming language and is popular in CGI.