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YC2.Net web servers are located and managed within the  Exodus (Santa Clara, CA) Network Operations Centers 

Technically, all YC2.Net web servers are connected to the Internet via a network of 5 or more redundant, fiber optic T-3 connections; Cisco 75-series or newer model routers; and are backup powered via an externally located diesel generator to eliminate the likelihood of downtime by local power outages.

Web servers are configured with state of the art Pentium II 400 MHz Computers, with 250+MB SDRAM and IBM Ultra Wide SCSI-II 10000rpm Hard Drives. Software includes the latest current versions of Red Hat Linux operating system and Unix Apache web server software.


"The maximum amount of data that can travel a communications path in a given time."

Don't let bandwidth marketing fool you. While a T3 (a.k.a. DS3) can handle 45 Megabits per second and a T1 1.5 Megabits per second, this does not mean that a T3 is equal to 30+ T1's or that a T3 is 30 times faster than a T1.

What it does mean is that "a lot" more people can connect to the web server simultaneously at consistently high speeds. The redundant T3 connections to your web server are a good thing, because in the unlikely event that four T3 connections goes down the remaining one will ensure the bandwidth retains it's 45 Mbps bandwidth potential.

Reality Check?
The average user connects to your web site at about 2-5 kilobytes/second. Will a T1, T3 or OC-256 (13 Gigabits per second line) make your web site appear to load faster?

Real web site speed is a function of the hardware and load.

To ensure highest speeds for all of our clients, a single web server will never include more than 400 accounts. This low number of accounts on each high speed web server, coupled with redundant T3 connectivity makes for a screaming bunch of bandwidth happy machines.

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