Whether you have any special demands or simply run a large website with a high amount of monthly visitors, your own virtual server is the way to go - with or without a control panel. If desired, you can even get full root access on the server.
If one server doesn't cut it, Infura can set up a web cluster - including load balancer, caching servers, etc. Even seperate development and acceptance environments are possible of the options. As there's no one-size-fits-all solution there is no way of ordering this type of infrastructure online, but do contact us and we'll offer you a solution that fits you best.
You have multiple clients with websites and therefore multiple accounts to manage them? Sounds like there's an easier way to do this. With a reseller account, you'll have one general account to manage all your clients. You can easily create new accounts and divide the available storage and bandwidth over all your clients. This way you manage your capacity in the most efficient way. Over provisioning is an option. For example: you can create 100GB of bandwidth for 10 clients, while you only pay for 750GB. As long as the usage remains below the set limits, there's no extra cost.
Bottom line: a reseller account has all the advantages of shared hosting, but also includes:
The ability to create accounts yourself
The possibility to divide available resources yourself
Separate invoices for all clients
One central account to manage all others
Your client will simply see a default webhosting account, but you decide the price and specs without having to run the server. Click here to try a live demo.
In a time where everything has become increasingly digital, data loss is a big risk. What if you lose your e-mails, documents or accounting files in a crash, fire or theft?
In order to avoid this, it's crucial to create backups. Traditionally, backups were made on large-capacity tapes, that were easy to carry around. Unfortunately they had some major downsides as well:
Tapes (& drives) are expensive
They break or corrupt rather easily
If a tape is not manually replaced, no backup is made
If the tapes are stored in your office, it doesn't mean you're protected from theft, fire or water damage
If a tape is lost while being moved to a different location, all your private or sensitive information can become public
Data restoring is slow, as the entire tape is being read sequentially and ideally not stored locally
In case the wrong tape is inserted, all older backups are lost or, depending on your backup policy, there are no backups at all
Bottom line: it's definitely worth looking into other alternatives.
Infura recommends online backups. All, or at least a selection of, your data will be uploaded to our datacenter at select times, without any manual intervention. And as if that's not enough, the backup is then duplicated to a third location. This way you can always be sure that your data is safe.
And because it's your data, every single bit is encrypted before sending it to our server. No one can see any of it without the right key.
Because of de-duplication at block-level, it's possible to keep countless versions of files without exponential growth of storage usage. Aside from your files, your e-mail and database can be backed up in a specific way as well.
As your backups are hosted in our datacenter, you can restore a previous version to the original computer or other machine at any given time.
For the initial backup we can run a "diskseed", without having to upload all your data across the internet. Afterwards, just the deltas are uploaded - using your internet connection in a more efficient way.
During large restoring operations, we can also provide you with a physical drive that contains the encrypted data, to make restoring more efficient and faster.
Get in touch for more information or a custom price offer.
As a company, there's always a need for servers to store files, e-mails, accounting, your website, etc. You could of course purchase one or several machines and run them in your office, but this has some major downsides. For instance, you'll be needing an artificially cooled room with an expensive internet connection - not to mention a fixed IP address. And if your website attracts high numbers of visitors or hosts large files, even that expensive internet connection most likely won't cut it. To make it worse: if your employees work remotely on a regular basis, the problem gets even more complicated.
And then there's theft & fire safety, power supply, backups, firewalls, hardware failure and high purchasing costs.
Bottom line: running a server environment is not a walk in the park. Obviously you'll want to focus on your core business rather than your servers. This is where Infura comes in.
When you let us run your server, there's no need to worry about any of the infrastructure. All servers are hosted on a redundant cluster of reliable hardware in an environment that includes biometric access, fire detection, UPS & generator supported power supplies and a heavy-duty internet connection. If a node within the cluster is having trouble, the servers can easily be migrated to a different node. This way we can also run maintenance operations without you noticing a thing.
By default, we run backups every night. This can be done at specific times or with a higher frequency on request. Obviously this is all protected by a industry-standard professional firewall and 24/7 monitoring.
You might be wondering: is it safe to have my server connected to the internet? If required, we'll make sure your server is only reachable through a secure encrypted connection (VPN), with the help of certificates and passwords. In the office as well as remotely.
This is all available for a fixed monthly price, avoiding high start-up costs. Because the servers are virtual, it's very easy to expand or reduce your server capacity. This allows you to always be in control of costs.
Feel free to contact us so we can work out the perfect solution, free of charge.
Without a domain, there's no website. And of course Infura can handle the registration of your domain name.
Or would you rather transfer a domain you've already registered in the past? No problem, we got it.
If you just require a domain name without the hosting, we do that too. We'll register the domain, and you manage it through cPanel.
All domains are hosted on a cluster spread over at least three different locations. This way you can be sure your domain (and everything attached to it, such as e-mail and websites) is always reachable.
We can help you in all your infrastructure projects. We don't claim to have all the answers, but we do help you find the right solution and/or partner for your project.
For example, we can, as an independent third party, evaluate and compare different technical proposals.
For all your questions regarding Linux (more specifically Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Gluster, Ansible, KVM, Cluster Suite, Apache, Varnish, Memcached, Nginx, etc) we're there for you. Infura is a significant user of open-source products and has broad experience in management and automation of Linux systems in large environments (financial institutions, internet providers, etc).
We're also familiar with Solaris, HP-UX and AIX, aside from iSCSI and other SAN/NAS solutions.