Web Hosting is one of the first companies to take advantage of multi-facility
redundancy. Our customers expect and receive the fastest possible
connection to their sites from their viewer's browsers no matter where
they may reside.
Our network is built to meet the most demanding bandwidth and performance
requirements. It is designed to offer Zero Web Hosting customer's
unmatched speed, performance and 99.9% reliability.
Zero Web Hosting's world-class hosting facilities are custom designed
with the needs of our clients in mind. Our network is monitored
24 hours a day, seven days a week. If a problem occurs, you can
rest assured it will be fixed promptly and professionally by expert
Zero Web Hosting Network Operations Center is equipped with industry-leading
Liebert uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), raised flooring, Halon
fire protection system, and stand-by custom built servers, all located
in a secure, monitored, manned facility.
The NOC's raised flooring allows for great flexibility in channeling
conditioned air in order to maintain uniform room temperature. That
way, both the servers and the other hardware can be temperature
controlled at an optimal level. For instance, the three-phase 50-kilowatt
UPS system and battery cage, which are used to keep hundreds of
servers online in the event of a power failure, is cooled with AC
units dedicated especially for that purpose.
Liebert 10-ton industrial air conditioning unit, which keeps
the computer rooms and operations center at optimal temperature
for the performance of the servers.
The Halon fire protection system and automatic sliding doors
prevent fire from spreading between units and allows for immediate
extinguishing of fire while equipment and personnel remain unharmed.
We are uniquely On-Net with Frontier GlobalCenter (FGC) and Qwest.
FGC, whose 13,000-mile fiber optic network and Dense Wave Division
Multiplexing (DWDM) technology provide an enormous 460 Gbps of capacity
worldwide, which means that we have a direct fiber optic connection
between our Cisco 7200 router and theirs.
Being On-Net with a Tier-1 provider means that we don't link
to a backbone, we are actually on a backbone. We have no phone
circuit, and do not use a Telecom link to get to the Internet; instead,
we have an in-house connection directly to FGC's ATM fiber node,
located a few floors below our servers in the same building. This
fiber optic line can handle the bandwidth of a T3 or an OC3, and
with FGC's Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology, it
can handle several times the bandwidth of an OC3.
Because we are On-Net with Frontier GlobalCenter and Qwest, we share
their digital distribution architecture, which includes private peering
network connections to major Internet carriers such as MCI, Sprint,
UUNET, AT&T, AOL, Best, Erols, @Home, IBM Advances and others. These
private peering arrangements allow us to exchange packets of data
with every major backbone carrier in a one-to-one environment quickly
Optimal Network Redundancy And Peering
Incredible Non-Shared Bandwidth
Some web providers operate their dial-up Internet service on the
same backbone connections they use for webhosting which slows down
their Internet traffic speeds considerably. At Zero Web Hosting
our scalable bandwidth lines are entirely dedicated to web hosting.
There is no shared bandwidth with Spire's dial-up, ISDN or DSL traffic.
In addition, FGC has high-speed links to 8 public exchanges including
both MAE East and West and several NAPS. Through these many public
exchanges, customers have the ability to reach their site wherever
they are coming from on the Internet. Thus we have the best of both
worlds: a network that is both efficient and wide reaching. In addition,
peering arrangements mean that should something happen to FGC's
lines, their traffic will immediately be routed through other tier-1
providers. To give you an idea how reliable this is, Yahoo is another
fine company who connects directly using Frontier GlobalCenter.
If you can reach Yahoo, you can reach our network.
"Sometimes The Internet Is Slow.... "
What happens when your pipe is hooked up to a faucet that just
trickles? Sometimes even though your ISP and your web host are both
functioning properly, you may still have a slow data transfer rate.
The Internet sends information all over the country and the world,
through a dozen or more computers on its way to you -- and something's
always getting serviced somewhere in that long chain. Here's what
we've done to speed things up.
We have a large investment in an intelligent end-user routing software
called BGP (Border Gate Protocol) technology, which allows the traffic
to your site to travel more efficiently by finding the best route
for data to travel. On a typical server the traffic always takes
the same route from client to server. For them, if there is a bad
node, traffic does not get through at all. Because we use BGP protocol,
different and more efficient routes are taken between client and
server depending on traffic loads and broken nodes. This means our
servers automatically look for the fastest route available. Industry
Leading Network Speed Guarantee Our network daily average is less
than 12% of its capacity, with mid-day peak spikes reaching only
to about 18% capacity. Providers sometimes operate their networks
just under peak capacity, which is three to four times responsible
capacity. As a result, their corresponding transfer times reach
over 300ms for each hop along the net. Our transfer times range
from 15 to 80ms routinely, which is extremely fast.