Our Standard Hosting Service
Most organisations chose to ask us to host the Website for them.
Our main servers are located in a UK Data Centre so that it complies with the UK Data Protection Act. This act sets out various standards for keeping data safe and confidential.
The data centre has these features:
• ISO 27001 certification since 2008
• ISO 27018 compliance certification since 2014
• The Data Centre provides SSL
• Resources are secured to McAfee Secure Standard and we also provide full PCI Compliance.
• Manned Security and Monitoring 24 hours a day
• Smart Card Access Policies
• Internal and External CCTV
• Security Breach Alarms
NIGHTLY BACKUP TO REMOTE UK DATA CENTRE
Every night a backup of your data is taken to a remote UK Data Centre, so the UK Data Protection Act applies to your backup. Tracking Data is held for 90 days, with a full Snapshot once per month (in addition to nightly data backups).
It is sent to a different data centre, just in case the data centre where the server is catches fire or is destroyed in some manner or other.
The data centre where the backups reside is certified to ISO 27001.
In some cases customers can decide to host the Website part of DeliveryPoD themselves. This is fine with us, it is a good option when the customer has a good IT Department with experience in hosting Website / Web Applications.
The main skills they will need are:
- Microsoft IIS
- Microsoft ASP.Net Hosting
- Microsoft SQL Database
- Understanding the importance of Security, Data Backup and Mission Critical Applications
Hosting on a Single PC / Laptop
It is true, you can host the DeliveryPoD Website on a PC / Laptop and have a self contained setup. In fact we use this setup for onsite customer demonstrations.
This can be viable in some customer situations too, but you need to bear in mind these considerations:
- A backup of the Tracking Data needs to be taken periodically. This can be more of a challenge than when a server is used
- The PC / Laptop may be stolen or broken – in which case if a recent backup has not been taken, you have a problem.
- Access to Self Service Portal – Laptops / PC’s are not designed to host websites for large numbers of concurrent users.
- Automatic Email Requests – These may be possible, but only if the PC / Laptop is left switched on. Otherwise an event that should trigger an email occurs, but the PC / Laptop is switched off – so nothing actually happens.