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The following article details the list of our servers and their corresponding server software versions. This information may assist in troubleshooting your own code should you run into any unexpected difficulties. It may also provide you with general information, which should be taken into consideration whilst choosing a web host for your business. Note: If you are currently utilising any one of the below servers and would like to switch your service to use a different Web Server - please contact our support team.


Since the 4th July 2012, this is the default Cloud hosting server for customers requiring PHP enabled webservices. LiteSpeed Web Server is currently the leading high-performance, high-scalability PHP based web server for cloud networks. It is completely Apache interchangeable. When it comes to dynamic content, LiteSpeed is more than 50% faster in PHP content delivery than Apache with mod_php.

Server ComponentVersion(s)
Server Operating SystemDebian Stable
Webserver SoftwareLiteSpeed v5.5
PHP5.2, 5.3 (default) and 5.4 LiteSpeed PHP 5.3 phpinfo()
Zend Optimiser3.3.9 (not currently supported on PHP v5.4)
GD library2.0+


Until approximately 4th July 2012, this was the default hosting server for Cloud hosting customers, supporting HTML (including javascript), CGI/Perl and PHP.

Server ComponentVersion(s)
Server Operating SystemDebian Stable
Webserver SoftwareZeus 4.3
PHP5.2.17 - default Zeus phpinfo()
Zend Optimiser3.3.9
GD library2.0+


Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 is a powerful web server that provides a highly reliable, manageable, and scalable web application infrastructure for all versions of Windows Server 2008.

Server ComponentVersion(s)
Server Operating SystemWindows Server 2008 Standard Edition
Webserver SoftwareIIS version 7.5
ASP.NETUp to ASP.NET version 4.0
MVCUp to MVC 3
Installed Commercial Componentw3Image, w3Upload, w3JMail Pro, URL Rewrite 2.0, MS Chart Controls for .NET 3.5, MD5 Encryption Object, CDO, HTTP Compression, VB Script, ADODB.Command, ADODB.recordset, ADODB.Connection, CDONTS.Newmail, Scripting.Dictionary
AJAXIncluded since .NET 2.0
MySQLConnector Net 5.x
Additional InfoWindows PHP

cPanel shared hosting

Separate shared hosting infrastructure, supporting HTML (incl javascript), PHP, mod_rewrite and Addon domains

Server ComponentVersion(s)
Server Operating SystemCloudLinux
Webserver SoftwareApache 2.2
PHP5.2, 5.3.10, 5.4, 5.5
MySQL DB server software5.1

Apache modules installed: core.c, mod_authn_file.c, mod_authn_default.c, mod_authz_host.c, mod_authz_groupfile.c, mod_authz_user.c, mod_authz_default.c, mod_auth_basic.c, mod_include.c, mod_filter.c, mod_log_config.c, mod_logio.c, mod_env.c, mod_expires.c, mod_headers.c, mod_setenvif.c, mod_version.c, mod_proxy.c, mod_proxy_connect.c, mod_proxy_ftp.c, mod_proxy_http.c, mod_proxy_scgi.c, mod_proxy_ajp.c, mod_proxy_balancer.c, mod_ssl.c, prefork.c, http_core.c, mod_mime.c, mod_status.c, mod_autoindex.c, mod_asis.c, mod_info.c, mod_suexec.c, mod_cgi.c, mod_negotiation.c, mod_dir.c, mod_actions.c, mod_userdir.c, mod_alias.c, mod_rewrite.c, mod_so.c, mod_deflate.c PHP modules installed: bcmath, calendar, ctype, curl, date, dom, filter, ftp, hash, iconv, imap, json, libxml, mysql, openssl, pcre, posix, Reflection, session, SimpleXML, sockets, SPL, SQLite, standard, tokenizer, xml, xmlreader, xmlwriter, zlib, GD

Linux database servers

Servers run the MySQL and PostgreSQL databases for customers.

Server ComponentVersion(s)
Server Operating SystemsDebian Stable
MySQL DB server software5.5

Microsoft database servers

These servers run the Microsoft SQL server customer databases.

Server ComponentVersion(s)
Server Operating SystemMS Windows 2003 Server
MS SQL2000
Server ComponentVersion(s)
Server Operating SystemMS Windows 2008 Server
MS SQL2005, 2008, 2012

Email servers

This server configuration is across all of our email servers. These servers are used for Netregistry email service customers.

Server ComponentVersion(s)
Server Operating SystemDebian Stable
Mail exchange software POP/IMAPDovecot
Mail exchange software SMTPExim
Anti-virus SoftwareClamAV
Anti-spam SoftwareSpamExperts

Backup information

We backup all customer hosting files except Cloud Email or VPS.

Server ComponentBackup cycle
Cloud Web hosting filesDaily, up to 7 days
Weekly, up to 2 weeks
Cloud Database filesDaily, up to 7 days
Weekly, up to 2 weeks
Cloud Email messagesNo backup taken
cPanel hostingDaily, up to 6 days
VPSDaily, up to 7 days
Weekly, up to 2 weeks
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