Web Hosting

In most cases, Ray Of Light Media requires a hosting agreement for newly designed websites.  Once a web site is designed, it has to be hosted on a network server.  When a customer types in your web address, the server serves the web pages to the customer, allowing them to view your website.   Servers are sometimes located in the office of the web design firm, and is in constant connection with the internet.  Alternatively, a web design firm may lease servers which may be located in another state within the U.S.  In most cases, this situation is ideal because the hosting company/venue is adequately prepared to deal with any situations regarding power outages and security risks, as well as having superior speeds and redundant connections to the internet backbone.

For our hosting partners, we also offer e-mail services, including up to 5 free e-mail accounts.  Click here for more info.

Network / Data Center

Ray Of Light Media utilizes SSD hosting (solid-state drives) to provide its customers with superior network connectivity with minimal required downtime.  Compared with standard hard-disk drives, SSDs are more resistant to physical shock (ie; earthquake), run silently, have lower access time, and less latency. Page-load speeds can be up to 300% faster than standard HDD web hosting, which in turn adds to our SEO efforts. Located in Dallas & Houston, TX, the data center we use boasts more than 48,000 servers housed in 155,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space, featuring state-of-the-art security, safety, and cooling systems and is second-to-none in the industry. 

Our servers are 100% powered by wind energy!

Data Center Features:

  • (21) 26-ton Data Air AC units
  • Pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system
  • Over 500 smoke detectors in an integrated system
  • Simplex security badge entry/exit on all doors to facility
  • Multiple TXU electrical grids
  • 4800 volts of input power
  • 3 main transfer switches
  • 1-megawatt generator (2000-gallon tank)
  • 1.5-megawatt generator (2200-gallon tank)
  • DataTrax monitoring software for all data center infrastructure

Network Infrastructure:

Using Ray Of Light Media means that your sites will be accessible via a fully
meshed and redundant Certified Cisco Network featuring 10 backbone providers.
These providers include:

  • UUNet (GigE)
  • Sprint (GigE)
  • Level 3 (GigE)
  • Global Crossing (GigE)
  • Verio (GigE)
  • AT&T (GigE)
  • Time Warner (GigE)
  • Allegiance Telecom (2 x GigE)
  • Broadwing (GigE)
  • AboveNet (2 x GigE)

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