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34SP Acknowledged As The 'Most Reliable UK Web Host'

July 10
23:00 2009

Web Hosting NewsManchester, UK – Independent web hosting reliability rating agency Netcraft has announced its most reliable web hosts for the month of June 2009, with UK hosting firm topping the rankings for the UK. finished fifth overall in the reliability rankings.

Netcraft is an independent firm providing research data and analysis on many aspects of the Internet. The company is headquartered in Bath, England and reports on the Top 50 most reliable webhosts each month. The reliability rankings are derived from measurements taken every 15 minutes, 24 hours per day by Netcraft in real-time. Among the data being continuously measured are: times of outages if they occur, failed requests for data, connect times, and total amount of data being transferred. The data is collected at various points around the Internet including: London/DXI Networks, New York/New York Internet, Virginia/Rackspace, San Jose/Datapipe, Italy/Aruba, Pennsylvania/INetU-2 and Phoenix/GoDaddy. These companies have an advantage over the other companies, as each of them have a collector in their own datacenter.

[swfobj src=”” width=”300/250″ class=”border: 1px solid grey;” align=”right”] was judged the number one company in the UK for reliability for June 2009 by Netcraft. In coming in fifth overall, the company outperformed many larger, publicly held companies such as Rackspace and for total uptime.

Daniel Foster, co-founder of praised his engineering staff for the site reliability, ”Our engineering team has consistently stepped up to challenges over the years, regardless of the difficulty of the task. When it comes to designing our systems to provide extreme reliability for our clients, I couldn’t be prouder of the work they have done. To be acknowledged by Netcraft as the most reliable UK webhost, and top 5 in the world is truly a testament to the hard work of our engineering team. On behalf of our clients, I thank them for a job well done.”

According to the company, the reliability of the network and servers are attributed to many factors including ultra high redundancy in systems, innovative engineering design, attention to detail on potential points of failure, and regularly performed preventive maintenance. also uses only the finest in hardware and switches as well. maintains a multi-homed and BGP routed network, with transit providers Level(3) and Abovenet networks supplying the primary connectivity. Multiple, fully independent connections ensure maximum uptime, reliability and speed of routing of client websites. The network is fully routed and switched using only premium Cisco Systems equipment.

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About offers professional website hosting services for web developers, designers and small businesses. The team of technical experts offers industry leading support, reliability and service coupled with a money back guarantee to ensure client satisfaction. Website hosting services offered include: UK domain names, reliable hosting, and reseller hosting. The company is headquartered in central Manchester, England.

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