What is a data center?
A data center refers to a large number of web servers typically used by corporations or organizations for data storage or transferring. The data center is always the brain of a web hosting company. This article will give you a brief introduction about the data centers of several most famous web hosts in the United States – Westhost, midPhase, Bluehost and iPage.
Westhost Data Centers:
Westhost is a famous Linux-based web host acquired by UK2.NET Group in the middle of 2007. The company was founded by Brian Chambers in 1998, and headquartered in Providence, Utah, USA.
Westhost is an ideal choice for bloggers, personal users and small businesses. As a historical web host in the industry, Westhost has been providing high quality web services to millions of website owners since founded.
The data centers of Westhost provide optimization through its operations with secure, scalable and redundant facilities. They are responsible for the purchase, configuration, and the maintenance of all physical equipment, application software, and operating systems in the data centers.
midPhase Data Centers:
midPhase is a five-star web host that was also acquired by UK2.NET Group several years ago. As a famous Linux-based web host on the planet, midPhase has established itself as one of the largest web hosts in the industry during a very short time.
Who is UK2.NET? Frankly speaking, UK2.NET is a very strong international web hosting company based in United Kingdom. UK2.NET has 2 main offices: One is located in London, and the other is located in Chicago, United States. UK2.NET first launched web hosting business in 1998 and over 17 years of fastest growing, the company is already serving over 5 million domain names worldwide.
Besides Westhost and midPhase, UK2.NET also owns these famous web hosting brands: 100TB.com, WingSix, ANHosting, VPS.NET, Dotable and Autica. All of these famous brands share with the same data centers built around the globe.
Bluehost Data Centers:
As a sister company of HostMonster, Bluehost is well-known by offering superior web hosting services in a total single shared web hosting package. The company was founded by Matt Heaton in 1996, and headquartered in Provo, Utah, United States. According to the newest statistics, there are more than 2.5 million domain names are under its management.
Their state-of-the-art data centers are located across the United States – Houston, Texas, Dallas and Clifton. These data centers are connected by the best Internet hosting facilities and equipped by the most secure with boasting over 200 individual motion-sensitive closed circuit cameras, as well as accommodate shared cabinets, full-cabinets and custom data cages.
iPage Data Centers:
iPage also offers only one single shared hosting package with powerful features. To be honest, we always highly recommended iPage to our website readers in the past, but not for now. Why? Now iPage is a brand owned by EIG company, if you’ve heard of EIG previously, you should be familiar with how terrible the company is.
EIG refers to Endurance International Group, is not a real brand of any web hosts, but it is the owner of famous web hosting brands such as FatCow, Powweb, iPower, StartLogic, EasyCGI, Justhost, Webhost4life, Globat, Serverbeach, etc.
The data centers of iPage are shared with all other companies owned by EIG. If you’re looking for a reliable web host with budget cost, we don’t recommend you choosing iPage as your first web hosting option, because we did have received many complaints from their existing customers.