Blacknight offers ‘next generation’ hosting
Hosting and registrar services company Blacknight Solutions has announced what it calls “next generation” hosting.
The new services use clustering, load balancing, and site isolation to achieve high web site density, according to Blacknight, which results is increased stability. The major benefit for users is that a single site cannot take down a web server, affecting other hosted sites, with the added benefit of scalability.
The new hosting service is also IPv6 enabled, where users will have a shared IPv4 address and a dedicated IPv6 address hosted by the Blacknight data centre in Carlow. The company said that it is the first to offer IPv6 shared hosting in the Irish market.
“We are proud to offer the Next Generation of hosting to our customers,” said Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight. “We are always looking to bring the best of breed technology to the Irish market and we hope that this helps drive adoption and demand for IPv6. We are also very pleased to hosting the service from our own data centre on-site in Carlow.”
The service is backed by database services based on MySQL 5.1.73, initially, though Blacknight said newer versions of MySQL will be made available shortly. Six-core Xeon E5 series servers with 64GB of RAM provide the computing power behind the services for optimal performance. PHP5 is also available, though older versions of PHP will also be facilitated.
“From a technical perspective we’ve been waiting for the market to catch up to what we wish to offer,” said Paul Kelly, CTO, Blacknight. “We are ready to handle the volume and we’ll have the ability to ‘migrate’ customers from Shared Hosting (Legacy) to our Next Generation shared hosting platform.”