BlueWho.com operate servers in two locations. If you
have a preference of datacenter please state it in the
comments field of your order.
Where is my website?
Your hosting account is located on a
server. A server is in many ways similar to the desktop
pc you are sitting at. However, it is designed to
operate continually. More than likely your desktop is
using a version of windows. Our servers, however do not
use the Windows operating system, instead, for increased
stability and security we use Linux. The server is then
placed in one of the cabinets shown, providing it a
direct connection to the internet.
As servers run continuously, they generate a lot of
heat. Just think of how hot your desktop or notebook
gets after a couple of hours! In order to prevent this
heat from damaging the components of the server, the
whole building need to be kept at a very low
temperature. Hence these massive air-conditioning units.
Obviously most (if not all) data centers run off
utility power, due to the high usage of power 24/7 they
usually have a direct dedicated cable to the local
transformer. However, as we all know, Utility power is
not fail safe, it tends to fail every now and again for
one reason or another. It is for this reason that a data
center needs a backup plan. Both datacenters have
numerous Backup Diesel Generators which can be used to
power the facility should the power fail. However, it
takes time to get a generator running so for this reason
they also have Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) which
kicks in automatically should utility power go down.
UPS, is in simple terms a battery supply capable of
keeping the facility running for a period of time.
Within the Data Center environment, security must be
taken seriously. This involves both Physical and Network
security. The Data Center is a secure area, requiring
authorized access by fingerprint recognition, there is
also 24/7 onsite security personal and hi-tech security
Due to the nature of a Data Center (high heat
generation, UPS, generators, large density of electrical
components) there is always a danger of a fire. As you
can imagine, a fire in a data center would be similar to
a bull in… (do I need to finish it?) For this reason
both datacenters have invested large sums of money in
fire detection and suppression systems.
Connectivity – Datacenter 1, New Jersey:
We have fast, reliable connectivity to the internet via
multiple OC-12 connections to over 75 diverse providers.
Making sure your data can be reached, viewed, updated,
and accessible with incredible connectivity and network
For more information on the network see:
Connectivity – Datacenter 2, Phoenix, Arizona:
DC2 only uses the highest quality providers with private
peering. Private peering offers only top quality
bandwidth, no slow downs, the least number of hops and
backbones to get to where you are, and plenty of
available overhead. Bridging technology is also in use
which means that almost every backbone that exists is
only one hop away from the core router. This means the
fastest route and most reliable path to you. With BGP4,
each packet that leaves the network is evaluated and
sent out the best route possible. In the event that one
of our providers fails, traffic is automatically and
seamlessly transferred out our other providers.
Network Map for DC2