Y’know what sets us apart from others?
We don’t house servers in our storage room or garage.
We don’t cram thousands of websites on one physical machine.
We don’t outsource your hosting to a cheap and unreliable reseller.
Instead, BlueChannel partners with a leader in data center innovation and houses all our custom-built machines in IO.Phoenix. They are the largest commercially available data center in the United States to achieve Tier III Design Certification from the Uptime Institute. In short, they rock.
Big. Redundant. Fast.
IO Phoenix is a carrier-neutral facility meaning they don’t push one bandwidth provider that may or may not be ideal. Instead, our servers are connected to four upstream providers: CenturyLink, Abovenet, Level(3), and TeliaSonera International Carrier. If one carrier goes down, our customers stay online. For more redundancy, all four providers’ bandwidth is delivered from two divergent, physical paths through the IO facility via a dual-feed handoff to our rack. If one route goes down, our customers stay online. We also pay for bandwidth bursting, meaning your website will not be throttled and slow to a crawl if you get a sudden jump in traffic.
Hand-built. Unburdened. Scalable.
We use honest-to-goodness enterprise-class hardware, custom built to our specifications and installed in our rack with our own hands. Our webservers are intentionally underutilized to provide a near-dedicated server web hosting experience in a shared hosting environment. We also have the infrastructure to allow you to grow into a dedicated solution, if needed. All servers are monitored 24/7 for problems, all problems are clearly communicated on Twitter so you know about them, and all hands are on deck until service is restored. Our fanaticism about hardware and monitoring ensures a smooth and powerful hosting experience.
Does all this cost a bit more? Sure. But you don’t care much about saving $8 per month when your website or email has been down for 24 hours!
In the Phoenix area? Let us know! BlueChannel owner Mick lives less than a half mile from the entrance and would be happy to give you a tour of the facility. He might even buy you lunch!
Contact us today to talk with us about switching your hosting to us or setting up a new account. We’ll take good care of you.