Domain Name Registration

Domain Name RegiatrationEquestrian Websites is a full member of Nominet, the internet registry for .uk domain names, and as such we are able to directly register domain names with the .uk suffix.

We have direct relationships with OnlineNIC and eNom Inc. through whom we register most of our domain names, and our USA Domain Name registration and hosting operation (eqwebs.net) is hosted directly on eNom's servers. Both OnlineNIC and eNom, Inc. are accredited ICANN registrars. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit corporation that was formed to take over responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government and other entities. Online NIC and eNom, Inc. have been accredited by ICANN to register names in the top level domains .com, .net, and .org.

We also have Accredited Registrar status with CentralNIC the UK based registrar for various 2nd level domain names such as .uk.com, .eu.com, .gb.com, etc.

Please click HERE to check the availability of your domain name and place an order.

Website Hosting

Website Hosting From a single page sub-domain website, through a virtual server for your full domain website to a server fully dedicated to your website (or multiple websites) - We can provide the hosting facilities on our servers, hosted in a secure datacentre with 24/7/365 technical support.

Our primary network is hosted in a private data floor suite in Safehosts (Cheltenham), a state-of-the-art data center with multiple transit links to London Docklands and other data centers in the UK and Europe. We also have a secondary network in Safehosts (London) with carrier-grade backhaul between the two networks. Both locations are able to offer backhaul to/from most UK data centers. The two Safehosts data centers are ‘carrier neutral’ and use the latest cooling methods with an exceptionally low PUE of 1.054.

All the hardware used in our network is owned and maintained by Cobalt Networks with redundancy at every level of its architecture. Our network operates on industry-leading equipment from Cisco, Dell and HP. All our main switches and routers are developed by Cisco and Dell. We operate a multi-homed network utilising BGP4 technology. We have multiple connections to the Internet with different backbone providers. Should any connection fail our other connections automatically take all the traffic.

We have built our web hosting platform using HP ProLiant web servers. HP is the largest supplier of computing systems in the world and its server products power some of the world’s most business-critical applications and businesses.

Cisco

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One of the keys to designing a fault tolerant network is to eliminate as many single points of failure as possible. HSRP [Hot Standby Routing Protocol] is a Cisco routing protocol that provides backup to a router in the event of failure.

Using HSRP, in all Cobalt Networks rack cabinets, both routers are connected to the same segment of the Interlink Network and work together to present the appearance of a single virtual router on the LAN. The routers share the same IP and MAC addresses, so in the event of failure of one router, the hosts on the LAN are able to continue forwarding packets to a consistent IP and MAC address. The process of transferring the routing responsibilities from one device to another is transparent to the user.

We use seperate mailscanner servers for all emails passing through our systems, so that emails are "clean" when they arrive at your mailbox. MailScanner acts as the “brain” of our email gateway, configuring and controlling the actions of our Mail Transport Agent, Virus Scanner(s) and spam Detection software. By redirecting the MX records of your domain name(s) to one of our dedicated anti-spam servers, your emails are screened and legitimate emails forwarded to your mailbox. We use multiple virus scanners, including ESET NOD32. Independant tests have shown it delivers the fastest, most effective and most proactive antivirus and antispyware software solution to eliminate viruses, spyware, adware, worms, trojans, rootkits and other malware.

Please see our Prices and Ordering page for further details of the cost of hosting using our standard package deals or contact us directly to discuss custom options.

We pride ourselves on speaking plain English to all our clients and dispensing with many technical terms that companies use to baffle clients with. Unfortunately sometimes we have to talk technical such as describing our hosting service and its standard features, as listed below.

However the main thing to remember is that your site will be hosted in a safe and secure datacenter. The server will respond extremely quick (300milliseconds) and will have a guaranteed uptime of 99.9%

Computer Hardware

Computer Hardware We supply and support custom built computers and associated hardware and software, providing computer systems for bespoke applications, generally associated with our website clients, at reasonable prices. Please contact us with your requirements for further details.