Network and Data Center

Administrative Server

Our administrative server is a Dell PowerEdge T110 in a tower chassis:

  • Intel Celeron G1101 2.26GHz, 2MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB Processor
  • 2GB (2x1GB), 1066MHz, Single Ranked UDIMM Memory
  • Onboard SATA Hard Drive Controller (no RAID)
  • 2x250GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3.5" Cabled Hard Drives
  • On-Board Gigabit Network Adapter
  • CentOS Enterprise Linux 5 Operating System (64-bit with 32-bit Compatibility)
  • Apache Web Server, MySQL, PHP, Perl
  • Secured with IPTables Firewall

This server is located near Bloomington, Indiana, USA and is deliberately geographically distant from our customer web server, on a completely separate network, so that we are still able to communicate with our customers even in the event of a large-scale emergency.

Web Server

Our web server, which hosts and our customers, is a Dell PowerEdge 2900 III in a rack chassis configuration:

  • Dual Intel Xeon (Harpertown) 2.0 GHz Quad Core Processors, 2x6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB Processors
  • 8GB (8x1GB), 667MHz, Single Ranked DIMM Memory
  • Integrated SAS/SATA PERC 6/i Hard Drive Controller
  • 2x500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 3.5" HotPlug Hard Drives
  • Dual Embedded Broadcom NetXtreme II 5708 Gigabit Ethernet NIC Network Adapters
  • Redundant Power Supplies
  • CentOS Enterprise Linux 5 Operating System (64-bit with 32-bit Compatibility)
  • Apache Web Server, MySQL, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby (on Rails)
  • Secured with IPTables Firewall

The connection speed to this server is a constant 100Mbps both up and down.

Data Center Features

Executive Web Hosting has chosen The Planet located in Dallas, Texas, USA to be its exclusive data center and network provider. Our relationship with The Planet allows our customers to utilize one of the world's best networks to power their web sites and ensure maximum uptime.

The Planet's world-class data centers feature state of the art security, power, safety, and cooling systems all designed to ensure that service remains uninterrupted. The data centers feature redundant power, HVAC, and fire detection systems, and are monitored 24/7 by both Executive Web Hosting and The Planet's Network Operation Centers.

Network Features

Web sites hosted with Executive Web Hosting are accessible via a fully meshed and redundant Certified Cisco Network with NO single point of failure with a gigabit uplink (guaranteed 20mbit connection). Multiple layers of network security are employed. Ten backbone and fiber bandwidth providers are used including:

  • AT&T
  • Global Crossing
  • Level3
  • AboveNet
  • Savvis
  • SBC
  • Time Warner
  • MCI
  • Broadwing
  • XO Communications


The Planet network and data centers are managed by on-site technicians dedicated to ensuring maximum uptime and reliability.

In addition to a fully redundant network and top of the line data center, Executive Web Hosting system administrators have automated systems in place to monitor all servers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Issues are acted upon before they become serious.