Our shared-hosting infrastructure

Aqua Ray offers all of its Web hosting package relying on its own shared-hosting redundant platform. Dozens of servers are deployed as a cluster to constitute this platform with the following individual specifications:

- Intel Xeon E3-1265LV3, 32 GB of RAM, Linux operating systems (Debian);
- Web services and databases latest version of : Apache 2, PHP 5 and MySQL 5;

Our platform is fully redundant for each service (Web, database, email services, DNS);

Load-balancing and fail-over is made using LVS and HA Proxy running on servers just such as those details above.

In case a software or hardware fails, the impacted service is removed from the cluster to be repaired and requests are re-routed to another available node. This no production service is impacted whenever a service fails which allow us to announce availability rates over 99,99%.

Data-storage and backups policy

Aqua Ray stores all its shared hosting platform datas over a NetApp FAS2020 equipment. This one of a kind material is mounted as a cluster which means it can handle any failure on its driving heads that are redundant. It's also possible to use these architectures to create aggregates then distinct storage volumes, thought using the same driving head (redundant), differentiate the aggregates of disks used for production with those used for backup.

Our storage platform is fully redundant in our Ivry-sur-Seine datacenter and a daily secondary backup is setup with our other data-center Interxion 6, insuring that whatever happens, we will always be able to recover our customer's data.

Scripting, configuration and available extensions.

All our shared hosting offers allow the execution of cgi, python and perl scripts and allow asynchronic solutions. It's also possible to perform advanced configuration for each branch of the hosted Website by using the appropriate ".htaccess" files are the right places, via FTP for instance. Every data could be transferred to the Webhosting storage area using FTP(s).

Today, the following Apache extensions are setup : bcmath, bz2, calendar, ctype, curl, date, dba, dom, ereg, exif, fileinfo, filter, ftp, gd, gettext, hash, iconv, imap, json, ldap, libxml, mbstring , mcrypt, mhash, mysql, mysqli, odbc, openssl, pcre, PDO, pdo_mysql, pdo_sqlite, Phar, simplexml, snmp, soap, sqlite3, wddx, xml, xmlrpc, xsl, zlib.