Long time clients of 34SP.com know that our UK hosting services are extremely reliable. In March of this year, 34SP.com debuted on the prestigious Netcraft list of the top 50 Most Reliable Hosting Providers. Netcraft is an Internet services company based in Bath, England which monitors website hosting performance and uptime. The company checks the network availability of monitored hosts every 15 minutes – 24 hours each day, 365 days per year. These performance measurements are made from separate points around the Internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period. At the end of each month Netcraft releases a rank ordered list of the most reliable hosts.
For the month of May 2009, 34SP.com was rated as the most reliable host with its headquarters in the UK. 34SP.com came in ahead of many much larger competitors with far greater staffing levels, and was rated 13th worldwide. This is made all the more remarkable considering that according to Netcraft, ”Companies located in the U.S. have an advantage over companies in the rest of the world as more of the collectors are located there”.
The reliability of the 34SP.com network and servers can be attributed to many factors including ultra high redundancy, superior engineering, attention to detail, and regularly performed preventive maintenance. Our decision to use only the finest in hardware also helps, as does our extremely talented and devoted network engineering staff.
34SP.com also maintains a multi-homed and BGP routed network, with transit providers Level(3) and Abovenet networks supplying our primary connectivity. Multiple, fully independent connections ensure maximum uptime, reliability and speed of routing for your site. The 34SP.com network is fully routed and switched using only premium Cisco Systems equipment.
Co-founder of 34SP.com Daniel Foster had this to say about being named as the UK’s most reliable webhost, ”It is a great honour to be recognized by Netcraft as the most reliable website hosting company in the UK. My congratulations go out to our entire team who have worked very hard over the past ten years to build a network infrastructure that can exceed the constantly growing needs of our clients. We will continue to invest heavily in our network and our network administration team to ensure the highest reliability in the future as well.”