Redundant High Bandwidth Connectivity
Using multiple Tier 1 Service Providers, Matrax.com leads the discount
dedicated hosting industry with our 99.9% uptime guarantee, ensuring
the highest degree of security against network downtime and the
fastest possible data transfers.
It is a common misconception that the amounts of bandwidth (size
of the pipes that carry the data) differentiate web hosting companies.
In reality it is not only the size of the pipes that matters, it
is the utilization levels. The utilization of our Internet connections
is vital to a network's ability to transfer data without packet
loss or latency. Matrax.com aims to keep all connection usage below
50% to avoid any connectivity problems.
Matrax.com runs the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4) for best case
routing. The BGP4 protocol is a standard that allows for the routing
of packets of information sent out from our network. Each packet
of information is evaluated and sent over the best route possible.
Because of our redundant network architecture, packets may be sent
via alternative routes even if they are being delivered to the same
end user. Should one of our providers fail, packets leaving our
network are automatically redirected through another route via a
The Matrax.com network is a fully switched network. Traffic destined
for a website hosted on a server is sent only through switching
equipment necessary to deliver the information to that server. This
minimizes the risk of someone sniffing or capturing traffic being
sent across the network. Furthermore, Matrax.com vigorously prosecutes
persons who generate malicious attacks on our internal network.
Our facility is a carrier-neutral site and is built completely on
computer-grade raised flooring; it is built for dedicated server
hosting with redundant fibre entry points.
Regulated Climate Control
The data center's HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) system
is N+1 redundant. With full particle filtering and humidity control,
the environment is maintained at a cool 68 degrees to ensure a comfortable
environment for your server.
Matrax.com is not reliant upon the local power grid to guarantee
maximum uptime. Our on-site, auto-switched power generator and centralized
UPS systems provide power conditioning and ensure uninterrupted
data center operation. Additionally, the generator is regularly
tested to ensure that it will continue to function in the event
of an emergency
The data center is physically isolated from everyone but level three
technicians. Public access is strictly forbidden. Access to the
floor the datacenter resides on is restricted and completely locked