Enterprise Level Data Center
Redundant Air Conditioning
Advanced fire surpression
24 x 7 x 365 monitoring
We pay extra to talk directly to the "tech" people, not customer service
2 Corporate firewalls at the switch level
14 diferent Internet connections
High Quality Dell Servers
Server grade hardware (no regular "desktop" parts)
We keep 2 copies of our daily backups
Individual Firewalls on each server
2nd aditional backup done periodically
Upgrading hardware and software
-- Linux: We exclusively use Red Hat Enterprise Server. We could use a free version of Linux, but
we like to have Red Hat behind us if we need extra support. Red Hat is the largest and best Linux company
in the planet.
-- Apache: Apache is the most used web server software out there. Known for its speed and rock
-- MySQL: MySQL is famous for being extremely capable and probably the fastest database program out there
-- Perl/PHP/Python: We use all 3 of those modern programming languages - we use the best language for the job - this
way we save time and have the best stability.
Ajax isn't a programming language, but a way of programming. We use it extensively, careful never to over use it.
- Macromedia Flash
Used many years ago simply to bring animation to websites. Today it is a mojor development platform that we take advantage
of when necessary.
Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a simple, very flexible text format. XML is playing an increasingly important
role in the exchange of a wide variety of data on the Web and elsewhere. XML today is the de facto standard
in sharing information.
Although most of our work today is done in Perl/PHP/Python we still have sites we maintain in ColdFusion.