The Hyve Difference
When choosing a web host, potential clients often ask us to explain the difference between Hyve and other web hosting providers. The answer is our commitment to delivering on our core business principals.
- ‘Extra Mile’ support culture;
- ‘Best of breed’ hosting architecture;
- Excellent ‘value for money’.
Our approach to web hosting was designed to address the lack of quality service and support offered by many other service providers. ‘Robot hosts’ offering automatic set-up via control panel and support desks based outside of the UK with agents who search for the solution to problems instead of knowing them; In our opinion, this doesn’t represent a quality hosting service.
Cost-effective Sales Advice
When contacting a web host to discuss a requirement, the appropriate solution is not always obvious so you rely on the experience of the host to recommend a suitable solution. Many “high end” hosts will recommend a complex platform that may prove to be unnecessary and very costly. For example, they may suggest separate servers for all areas of your solution such as database, web and email but this may not be required.
When you contact Hyve to discuss your web hosting needs, we listen to your requirements and recommend a solution that will optimise resources and provide genuine cost savings. We architect the solution based on your exact requirements.
Reasons to Choose Hyve
- ‘Extra Mile’ Support Culture
- Genuine HP & Cisco Hardware
- Genuine RAID Fibre Channel & Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Drives
- Managed Data Backup & Restoration Services
- Guaranteed 100% Network Uptime
- Unrestricted Bandwidth / Network Connections & GbE fully burstable Network
- Extensive Monitoring Services
- Full DNS & Firewall Management
- Free Website Migration & Set-up
- UK Based Support, Sales & Customer Services
- World Class Data centres
- Fewer Domains Per Server
- Technical Accounts Managers (TAMs)
- Professional Business Hosting Only
- Optimised Resource Usage
- Expert Support / Engineers
- Flexible Plans
‘Extra Mile’ Support Culture
Our support services are focused around our ‘extra mile’ culture. In simple terms, our goal is to go a step further than the basic support offered by most hosting providers. We deliver on our ‘extra mile’ promise by providing UK support desks with Technical Account Managers (TAMs) who know you and your account inside out. We also offer development support to help resolve any problems with your website code.
Genuine HP & Cisco Branded Hardware
Our US and UK based dedicated servers are built using genuine HP hardware for one simple reason – it’s the best in the industry. We also use the same first-class hardware for our shared hosting plans.
Genuine RAID Fibre Channel & Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Drives
All servers are equipped with either the very latest Fibre Channel (FC) or SCSI drives in a RAID configuration which means that all data is written across multiple disks providing peak performance and full redundancy (reliability). Most hosting providers offer inferior SATA drives on non RAID configurations, when a failure occurs on these drives, all data is lost. View our Hardware page to learn more about why SCSI drives are superior.
Managed Data Backup & Restoration Services
We offer high-performance data protection and backup solutions designed specifically for multi-platform and Cloud environments. We can back up all data content on your server, including the OS drives and in most cases, locked files such as databases. Our backup services guarantee peace of mind, providing a minimum of 7 day data retention via daily incremental backups with full weekly snapshots. With free unlimited restores, you can rest assured that your data is safe with Hyve. Read more about our Managed Data Backup & Restoration Services.
Guaranteed 100% Network Uptime
We deliver the best network performance in the industry. We are one of the ONLY hosting companies with a core network that includes every Tier 1 backbone provider. All connections to bandwidth providers are dual which means if one fails then another one comes online to take its place. Offering multiple redundant network connections and a redundant router and switch configuration enables us to provide 100% availability. Read more about our network infrastructure.
Unrestricted Bandwidth / Network Connections & GbE fully burstable Network
We operate a GbE network. Our networks are connected at 1GbE or 1000Mbps (this stands for ‘megabits per second’ and represents how much data can travel down the line in 1 second). Many other hosting companies restrict the amount of data to 1, 2 or 10Mbps without letting you know. Hosting providers making claims of ‘Unlimited Bandwidth’ are likely to be restricting the connection throughput (the amount of data that can travel down the line), effectively capping the bandwidth limit. Our bandwidth is 100% unrestricted.
Extensive Monitoring Services
Our advanced monitoring system is capable of monitoring virtually all critical resources, processes and services essential to your hosting solution. By default we monitor ICMP (a system used by the OS to send error messages indicating, for instance, that a requested service is not available), HTTP and daily backup success. Other FREE monitoring services are available on request. Read more about our Free & Comprehensive Monitoring Services.
Full DNS & Firewall Management
We provide full and comprehensive DNS and firewall management services at no extra charge. Simply send us your requirements and we’ll make the necessary changes for you. Dedicated firewalls are an optional extra, please contact our sales team for a quote.
Free Website Migration & Set-up
Whether you are migrating from another web host or setting up a new website, our expert team is available to assist you every step of the way. We can also provide expert development support if you are no longer in contact with your original website developers.
UK Based Support, Sales & Customer Services
Hyve support, sales and customer services are based in the UK and available via telephone or support ticket systems. Other companies employ bulk help centres where agents read solutions from knowledge base articles. Our support staff are experts in web hosting and associated technologies. We don’t use an auto-response system, each and every call is answered by a live human being so no frustrating key-pad number option choices.
We are PSI approved. Servers are scanned regularly and our Security Review helps clients ensure total safety of personal and confidential data on the server. Security comes first.
World Class Data centres
We select our data centres for security, performance and speed. Our primary facility is Global Switch. Based in the London Docklands, this is Europe’s largest and best connected data centre. Take a look at our other data centre tours or learn about the differences between data centre tiers.
Fewer Domains Per Server
Technical Accounts Managers (TAMs)
The purpose of a Hyve TAM is to provide you with a dedicated resource who is intimately familiar with your platform and architecture. You build a relationship with this person who will work with you, acting not only as a technical advisor and architect, but also as the liaison between your company and our data centres. The TAM will establish a thorough understanding of your exact requirements, expected traffic and budget before designing your platform. The wealth of knowledge and experience offered by your TAM will enable them to design a solution that is most appropriate, as well as cost effective for your needs. There is a fine line between up-time and budget. We will find the perfect blend.
Professional Business Hosting Only
We focus on professional business hosting. Our clients require high quality solutions, we do not compete with budget hosts and therefore only offer the ultimate quality shared solutions running only a few domains per server. We are one of the only companies bridging the gap between cheaper shared hosting and dedicated servers. Our clients love what we offer.
Optimised Resource Usage
We advise you on the solution you need, not the solution we think you’ll pay for. This saves your business money by optimising resource usage. For example, other providers may recommend a dedicated server to a new client but most of the time, the processor may sit at 10% and waste resources. There are many options which reduce expenditure without compromising performance, such as Cloud hosting or shared dedicated servers. We are also available to monitor solutions before recommending appropriate scaling options.
Expert Support / Engineers
Telephone calls are answered by humans not machines. We employ developers and database administrators to handle support issues which other companies simply wouldn’t be willing or have the skills to handle.
We pride ourselves on being totally flexible, we will help you do what you want, no matter what and always take other customers into consideration. We are always able to find a suitable solution.
If you would like more information regarding our enterprise cloud hosting solutions, please complete our contact form or call us directly on 0800 612 2524.
“Customer service is great – Always feel appreciated as a client, and response times are excellent.”
“Site downtime could make us look unreliable to our customers. Hyve went above and beyond the call of duty to help us set up, one weekend we booked in migration on a Sunday, and we got everything sorted so that no-one saw any drop in e-mail or the site, and it all went over seamlessly.”
“Hyve have provided timely, professional support accompanied by clear progress updates at every stage.”
“The most important element is the fact you soon get to know the team behind the support. They inspire confidence in their abilities and knowledge of the systems they support.”
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“The scalability of the cloud platform allows us to cope with high spontaneous levels of demand, and we know there are always Hyve staff available to help us handle the largest influx of traffic.”
“We're extremely happy with the service Hyve provide to us. In particular, we are incredibly impressed by the professionalism, expertise, and consistently rapid response of the support team.”
“It's reassuring to know that Hyve will take care of everything server-side so we can focus on doing what we do, building the website.”
“We've been using Hyve for over a year now for a wide range of websites, all with different requirements and issues, and we've always found Hyve amazingly fast to respond, incredibly helpful, proactive...”
“My experiences with Hyve have been very good. The response time is quick so you don't spend your time on a telephone waiting. The staff are always very efficient. Thank you all for your help and patience.”
“Since moving our servers to the Hyve infrastructure I have nothing but good things to say about the levels of service received. I find the support I receive to be of excellent quality and very timely...”
“The sales and customer service support provided by Hyve is some of the best I have seen. Support tickets are responded to swiftly. Both our FTP and SFTP services have experienced 100% uptime over the last 2 years which is very impressive. Hyve provides tremendous value for money.”