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.
Ray Of Light Media uses Softlayer to provide its customers with superior network connectivity with minimal required downtime. Located in Dallas & Houston, TX, Softlayer's data center 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.
Softlayer is the number 1 privately-held dedicated-server hosting provider in the world, with over 500 employees. In addition, our hosting provider is 100% powered by wind energy!
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: