Internet Backbone (Network)
ET Web Hosting is a premium-level hosting service provider,
and this includes using only the "best of the best" for
our bandwidth and network infrastructure. You will not find any
cheap, low-cost bandwidth when using our services.
Our datacenter utilizes five different gigE fiber optic (1000Mbit/s) connections with the world's largest
"Tier 1" network/bandwidth providers to provide fully
redundant connections to every major internet backbone on the planet:
These five providers power the networks and connectivity behind
over 95% of the world's Fortune 500 industries and companies, including
the NYSE, Microsoft, Amex, IBM, and many others. They are the
"best of the best". If you are aware of any better network/bandwidth
providers, please be sure to contact us.
All of our providers have peering agreements with all major
network carriers on a regional and international
basis. This allows your websites and email to easily and reliably
reach even the most remote networks around the world, using multiple
paths, in cases where the normal routes may be unhealthy or even
down. It also allows us to make intelligent "dynamic routing
decisions" to ensure both networks are being utilized as efficiently
For example, if you are 1 second from our SAVVIS link and 1.5 seconds
from Mzima, it will automatically route you to our SAVVIS connection,
in real time, with no delay at all. This allows for maximum speed
access to our servers for your website and email.
In other words, your websites and email are 100% redundant across
*five* world-class providers, and your data is
able to travel much faster and reliably to any point on the planet
due to intelligent routing that automatically uses whatever is the
most efficient network at any given moment.
Redundancy & Reliability
For increased redundancy, our datacenter utilizes the standard
iBGP and HSRP to maintain maximum speed
and uptime. Besides optimizing normal traffic routing across our
four provider's networks, iBGP and HSRP also handle load balancing during
failures. If one of our network connections goes down, it will automatically balance
the load to the other connections thereby ensuring your website
and email are available even during a network connection failure!
Why risk your business with someone else?