Technology we use
Mysql SQL Database
Our software targets MySQL version 4 and above. MySQL is the world's most popular open source database and is used by more than ten million sites throughout the world. Some of the biggest sites on the internet use this database system and MySQL is the database of choice for most web applications built on the LAMP stack and runs on more than 20 operating systems including Linux, Windows, Solaris and OS/X.
Users of MySQL include Google, Yahoo!, PriceGrabber, iStockphoto, Craigslist, Webtrends, Ticketmaster, Wikipedia, Flickr and Digg. You can find a more comprehensive list of sites that use MySQL here http://www.mysql.com/customers/
You do not need to worry about performance or scalability - MySQL will easily cope with any project we will undertake.
Java 2 Enterprise Edition
Java is an object oriented, platform netural, multi threated, strong and statically typed programming language and platform designed with the internet and networking in mind. Java technology is now 11 years old and has evolved through 6 versions making it one of the most tested, stable and versatile codebases in use. In this time Java has become the world's most used programming language and is unrivalled in the high end web application space. It has also become established as the primary technology used on mobile phones.
Some facts about Java:
- The Java platform runs on more devices, smart cards, ATMs, thin clients, PCs, servers, and mainframes than any other software
- Java developers are the largest community of software developers with over 5 million developers
Caucho Resin Server
Resin is an open source Java container developed by Caucho.com and supports Servlets 1.4 and JSP 2.3. Reliability, high performance and scalability are the key features of Resin.
Resin has been in development for 8 years and is a proven server. Caucho, who are a Sun Microsystems Java licensee, can claim 5,000 paying customers in addition to the tens of thousands who use the open source edition.
Caucho's benchmarks show that Resin is faster at serving static pages than Apache or IIS by Microsoft.
Exim Mail Transfer Agent
Exim is a mail transfer agent available on Unix or Linux which we use to power your email accounts. It has been in production for over 10 years and originated at the University of Cambridge. Exim is designed for speed when processing mail and is used extensively throughout the world on many many internet servers.
Our servers all run Redhat Fedora Core which is the Linux operating system produced by Redhat Inc - the World's largest seller and developer of Linux. More sites run Redhat systems than any other operating system on the internet.
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