Pixel Internet review

This review cover a general impression of pixelinternet.co.uk webhosting features like support, data center, price, control panel & more. Brand #7163, listed from 2008.

Overview

About Pixel Internet

Our Ethos

At Pixel Internet, we have always believed that the internet should be a place where everyone can share their opinions, products and services. The internet is an amazing tool and no cost or lack of technological knowledge should keep people from taking advantage of it.

When you choose to work with Pixel Internet to secure a domain name or host a website, you should be confident that you are working with a company that has your best interests at heart. We offer a wide variety of affordable solutions that will provide you with access to fast reliable web hosting when you need it the most.

At Pixel Internet, we know that you don't have time to do a lot of research or price comparisons, that's why we post clear prices for all of our services that won't suddenly include a lot of hidden fees and charges. We understand that everyone is watching how they spend their money very closely these days, and we have made it our mission to offer you the best value for your money. Which is why we are so confident you will be pleased with the services offered by Pixel Internet, we offer a no fuss 30day money back guarantee.

We know that a lot of people have had bad experiences with web hosts that are hard to get a hold of, or that take too long to answer your support emails. At Pixel Internet we are happy to provide you with customer support twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Our servers and experienced support team are based right here in the United Kingdom, so you know that we'll be able to understand your problem and provide you with fast and efficient resolutions.

We take great pride in the relationships we've had the privilege of forming with our loyal customers over the years with web developers, bloggers, online business owners and graphic designers. We are always happy to receive your comments, questions and feedback.
Our Mission

Our mission is to provide fast, reliable and affordable web hosting solutions for you and your business, and we can only do that by listening to your needs and adjusting our offerings.

Pixel Internet Data Centre

Power Supply and Backup
Each rack has two independent power feeds, fed from two diverse connections to the national grid.

Should one or both of these feeds fail 4 x 300kVA Riello UPS (N+1) battery backup systems will cover immediate power requirements. All power to the cabinets is supplied via the UPS to maintain clean supply to the servers.

If mains power is not restored within 10 seconds 3 x N+1 diesel powered generators will start providing full continuous power to the data centre.

Spare fuel for the generators is stored on-site and contracts are in place with fuel companies to deliver continuous emergency fuel for a virtually unlimited amount of time.

Fire Suppression
Fire protection is provided by the FM200 Fire Suppression System which fills the sealed data centre with gas to extinguish any fire quickly without the use of water and without damage to any equipment.

Climate Control
The data centre is fully climate controlled with N+1 Stultz DX Cybercool Air Conditioning Systems. The system monitors and controls the temperature and humidity levels.

Drip sensors located below floor monitor for any leaks in the system. Cold air is forced underneath raised flooring into the bottom of each server rack, and vacuumed out of the top providing maximum cooling efficiency. The position of each server rack/apparatus is calculated by a dedicated deployment team to further optimise cooling efficiency.

Server Cabinets
46u high 1500mm wide x 1000mm deep, cable management system and 80% mesh doors. Cabinets are kept locked at all times.

Security
CCTV
The data centre is monitored by cctv both externally and internally. All CCTV images are recorded and stored for 3 months.

Secure Fence
The building is surrounded by a 8ft perimeter fence. gates are locked outside of normal business hours.

Secure Fob Access
There are two locking doors to go through for access to each of the separate data halls within DC2. These are locked and can only be opened using Secure Fobs which are only held by named staff.

Pixel Internet - The Technology

At Pixel Internet, we know that it's important to use the best and most advanced technologies to be able to provide you with consistently affordable and reliable web hosting solutions. Here is some additional information about the hosting technology that we are currently using to provide you with the best web hosting service in the world. Please contact us with any questions or comments about this information.

Dell Servers for Ultimate Security
We are committed to using the most state of the art technology to build our web server platform. It is for this reason that we've chosen to use all Dell Servers in our web server platform. We know how frustrating it can be to try to log on to your professional or personal website control panel only to find out that the server is down and you can't do anything about it.

To prevent this from ever happening to our customers, all data is stored in two large network disk arrays. Data is automatically synchronised between the arrays so that in the event of an array failing the remaining array continues to serve data to the servers with no downtime. Even though we use Dell servers, which are some of the best in the business, a failure is always possible, which is why our platform is designed in such a way that if any server fails another server automatically and without delay takes over that server's workload. This means that you should be able to enjoy uninterrupted service.

Our current server specification is as follows:

Dual Quad Core Intel® Xeon® 3.16GHz with 2X6MB Cache
8 GB RAM
Dual 136 GB SCSI Drive (for the operating system)
RAID Mirroring (for the operating system)
Dual Power Supplies
Dual Gigabit Network Adapters


Data Backup

Our network arrays operate RAID, a way of configuring a system so a disk can fail with no impact to data. As explained above we also operate our network arrays in mirrored pairs so a whole array can fail with no impact. Each array is also backed up each night to a separate backup cluster which is then written to tape and stored offsite.

Blazing Speeds with the Cisco Gigabit Network
Besides reliable, secure web hosting, we know that our customers want the fastest server speeds possible. In order to provide you with web hosting solutions that work fast and correctly every time, Pixel Internet is proud to utilise the Cisco Gigabit Network for all of our switches and routers. Although most other web hosting providers can only provide speeds of around 100 MB per second, our superior technology allows our customers to enjoy speeds of 1000 MB per second. Combined with our CAT6 network cables and Ethernet connections, you will be able to provide your site visitors with a very pleasant and reliable web browsing experience.

Why Pixel Internet

We're always open.

We never leave, and the lights are always on. We are a true 24/7/365 company. If you need to contact our support team at 4am or lunchtime Christmas day - simply raise a support ticket and we'll be here, waiting to help.
We're extremely affordable.

When you truly consider the facts - when you add up all things such as quality, uptime, support and features - we undeniably offer more value for money than any nearest competitor. We also offer some great payment options, be it monthly, annually or even biennially (saving you 10%!). We also offer our 'no fuss' 30 day money back guarantee on all our shared hosting plans.
We have amazing staff.

The talent runs deep within our company. This means a better hosting experience for you. All our staff complete a written competency tests taking approximately 2 hours to complete. Simply, we find, employ and train the most talented individuals possible and we work hard to keep them.
Serving since 2005.

We've been in the web hosting industry for over 5 years (in "internet years" that's more like 15 years!). We're not a "fly by night" company and we're not going anywhere. Our longevity and experience is paramount.
State-of-the-art data center.

Our data center provides some of the highest level design and engineering features available in the world; surpassing uptime, security, cooling and power redundancy standards of most other hosting facilities.

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Beginner Hosting Plan featuresBeginner Hosting Plan - £19.99 per year
Our entry level hosting package. Comes with 500MB of webspace, 2000MB of monthly data transfer, 50 POP3 mail accounts, FTP, 1 MySQL database and much more.
Server Specs Provided:Dual XeonSCSI HDD4GB [...]
$3.31/mo. 500 MB2 GB
Economy Hosting Plan featuresEconomy Hosting Plan - £29.99 per year
Our Economy hosting package. Comes with 2000MB of webspace, 5000MB of monthly data transfer, 100 POP3 mail accounts, FTP, 50 MySQL database's and much more.
Server Specs Provided:Dual XeonSCSI HDD4GB [...]
$4.95/mo. 2 GB5 GB
Business Hosting Plan featuresBusiness Hosting Plan - £39.99 per year
Our Business hosting package. Comes with 5000MB of webspace, 10,000MB of monthly data transfer, 1000 POP3 mail accounts, FTP, 100 MySQL database and much more.
Server Specs Provided:Dual XeonSCSI HDDRAID [...]
$6.59/mo. 5 GB10 GB
Advanced Hosting Plan featuresAdvanced Hosting Plan - £59.99 per year
Our Advanced hosting package comes with Unlimited webspace, Unlimited monthly data transfer, Unlimited POP3 mail accounts and MySQL database's plus much more.
Server Specs Provided:Dual XeonSCSI HDDRAID [...]
$9.90/mo. unlimitedunmetered

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