When I started at First Scribe in 2001 we had one contractor that remotely managed one physical server at a data center in St. Louis. The server was pieced together with one single core AMD chip, 1GB of RAM, and a 40GB hard drive. We ran Red Hat 6 with simple ipchains for our firewall and never pushed more than about 20 gigabytes a month bandwidth across the 50 or so sites we hosted. Google wasn't a big player and the main goal of hosting was "to keep the site up and running." Slowly but surely the internet grew up, us along with it, and the amount of data served from a typical site "exploded".
Today we manage a cluster of high performance Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers locally as well as a growing number of dedicated e-commerce cloud servers at Rackspace. By leveraging some of the best technologies available to us, such as SAN based storage and server virtualization, First Scribe continues to provide the reliable, high-performance hosting that our customers have come to expect over the years. What many don't realize is high-performance hosting is more important now than it has ever been.
Google's latest search index, "Caffeine", actually factors the load time of your page into your search engine rankings. Page load time is dependent on two main factors, the actual implementation of the site (code) and the performance of the server its hosted on. When we design and host a web site for you we keep both of these factors in mind. Our technical and development teams each do their part to insure your site will have the groundwork laid for it to succeed in search engines. Once this foundation has been put in place our search engine marketing team can drive traffic to your site and ultimately help your business succeed online. Contact us today for more information.