Shared Hosting Servers
At MVI Hosting, we believe that a tier-1, carrier-neutral network is not the only thing needed to provide a high-speed and reliable hosting environment. There should also be a proper server structure in place to allow for fail over and load-balancing. Most competitor's web-hosting environments today are cheap, one server does it all solutions which we don't really call a solution at all. Hosting a dynamic, database-driven website with full email capabilities requires more horsepower and robustness than a single server can handle. Hosting on one server alone means that the one server has to handle DNS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Spam Filtering, HTTP, FTP and SQL combined! That means that if any one of these services gets over-worked, then all other ones suffer. That's why at MVI Hosting, our shared hosting accounts are housed on a multi-server system to provide the best possible speeds and reliability. MVI Hosting has come up with a server infrastructure which allows for maximum reliability while still being affordable. Below is a diagram of our server infrastructure.
The first thing to note about our server infrastructure is that we have a fail-over High-Availability Cluster (HA Cluster) to serve our clients' web pages. This means that there is a dedicated connection between the primary and backup web servers which is used to send a pulse of data, or heartbeat, between the two systems so that they are aware of each other's state at all times. The servers also synchronize all website files real-time throughout the day so that at any given moment, the backup server has the most recent files that have been added to the primary server. If the backup server detects that the primary server is down by lack of heartbeat, it then proceeds to do an IP takeover and assume the primary server's role. This happens so fast that in the event of a failure with the primary server, it is almost impossible to tell that anything is wrong. Of course we know right away and can get the issue resolved and get you back up on the primary server without you having experienced any down time whatsoever. This is something that cannot possibly be accounted for in a cheaper, single-server solution.
A database query can be one of the most intensive operations that a server can do. That's why we have a beefed-up, dedicated database server. This ensures that all of your dynamic website's database accesses are handled as quickly and securely as possible. As you can see from the diagram, our database server is not connected to the internet in any way. In fact, the only machines allowed to access the database server are our primary and backup web servers. This keeps your sensitive data contained in a local, closed-circuit network. Basically, this means that if a hacker were to try to gain access to the database server, they would have to hack their way through one of the web servers to gain access. This adds an incredible layer of security to all of your mission-critical data.
The last piece of the puzzle is our dedicated email server. Although email is normally a small percentage of internet traffic that a website creates, it can become pretty intense if the right conditions arise. That's why all of our email needs are handled by a powerful, dedicated email server. Incoming mail comes directly into it from the internet, and our clients download their mail directly from it. Also, if any of the dynamic websites on our web server cluster sends out an email, it goes through here. It handles spam filtering, webmail, quota management and many other email-related tasks as well. Having all of our email services handled by dedicated server, ensures that our other servers (Web & SQL) can make maximum use of their resources to do what they do best.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
For clients interested in having their very own servers, we offer a wide variety of solutions. From single-server applications to multiple-server setups, we use only the highest quality and most reliable servers and equipment the industry has to offer. When a client comes to us wanting a dedicated hosting solution, we respond by creating a custom server infrastructure that best meets their needs. For more information please get in touch with us by Clicking Here.
MediaVue offers excellence in Web site and application hosting. We house our servers in one of the best data centers in the country and the sound infrastructure means that you can count on your site being available when a client or prospect comes to visit. Please see our packages area to view the extensive options and features available for your Web hosting needs.
MediaVue is located in South Florida and focuses
in serving the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach area.
When you choose MediaVue as your Web host you can be confident that your site will be hosted on high-quality servers with dual PIII 1000 processors and 1GB of ram. We currently have two OC3s and two DS3s providing us with a fast, reliable and redundant connection to the Internet.
Customer service is the key element in the satisfaction of our clients. Because of this, customer service is our number one priority. Mediavue offers 24/7 support via an online help desk, live and online chat support. We pride ourselves on our quick response times to support ticket issues. Our staff is knowledgeable, well trained and willing to help in anyway possible.
We realize that there are many choices available when deciding where to host your Web site. And we know that you are hopping all over the Internet trying to figure out who's real and who's working out of their garage. It can be overwhelming. And then you found us:
Okay, so what makes us different? The biggest thing... we've been right where you are, sitting in front of a monitor, with an AOL connection; trying to pick a hosting company out the 1.7 million choices you get when you put in web hosting. For us that was a lot of years ago. Gone are the dial-up accounts the Pentium 100s and even quite a few of those 1.7 million listings we got while we were trying to pick. We did this enough times it qualifies us as experts of what not to do. Our hosting services were born out of these experiences.
What it comes down to is this: We didn't like the service we got elsewhere so we decided to do it ourselves picking all the things we wanted and liked about other hosting companies and basically couldn't find without a compromise of some sort. No support, no email, no FrontPage, long hold times, on and on the list goes.
So if you can take a few minutes, MediaVue can save you a bunch of time trying to figure this all out. We want to explain that we are about service, not big words. We run an honest business doing what is right by our customers so that they are our clients now and stay our clients in the future.