Our Network and Data Centre

We are proud of our high speed connection. In fact, one of our most frequent compliments from our customers is how fast their site loads... read on and you will see why. When you combine high speed connectivity and high quality equipment, you get a fast and reliable web site. We have invested in the equipment and staff so you can rest assured that your site will load fast every time. We host sites all over the world, and with our multiple backbone connections, your customers will get through to your site fast. Read more about the network below.

CheapDotNet currently owns and operates two state of the art data centers in Dallas, Texas, offering complete redundancy in power, HVAC, fire suppression, network connectivity, and security. With over 53,000 sq ft of raised floor between the two facilities, CheapDotNet has an offering to fit any need. The datacenter facility sits atop multiple power grids driven by TXU electric, with PowerWare UPS battery backup power and dual diesel generators onsite. Our HVAC systems are condenser units by Data Aire to provide redundancy in cooling coupled with nine managed backbone providers. Twelve more third party backbone providers are available in the building via cross connect. Fire suppression includes a pre-action dry pipe system including VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus) with over 700 smoke detectors between the two facilities.

World Class Data Center
Nine Premium Carriers,13 Gbps Available Bandwidth, to ensure that we can achieve 99,9% Network Uptime Guarantee.

Regulated Climate Control
The data centers' HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) systems are N+1 redundant. With full particle filtering and humidity control, the environment are maintained at a cool 68 degrees to ensure a comfortable environment for your server.

Power Systems
CheapDotNet is not reliant upon the local power grid to guarantee maximum uptime. Our on-site, auto-switched power generator, and centralized UPS systems provide power conditioning and ensure uninterrupted data center operation. Additionally, the generators are regularly tested to ensure that it will continue to function in the event of an emergency

Datacenter Security
Our data centers are physically isolated from everyone but level three technicians. Public access is strictly forbidden. Access to the floor the datacenter resides on is restricted and completely locked down.

Cisco Powered Network
Every CheapDotNet server is connected to a Cisco Powered Network. Using enterprise-class Cisco networking gear, all routers, switches are tested in our testing center prior to deployment to ensure reliability and interoperability.

Redundant High Bandwidth Connectivity
Using multiple Tier 1 Service Providers, CheapDotNet leads the discount Web hosting industry with our 99.9% uptime guarantee, ensuring the highest degree of security against network downtime and the fastest possible data transfers.

Bandwidth Utilization
It is a common misconception that the amounts of bandwidth (size of the pipes that carry the data) differentiate web hosting companies. In reality it is not only the size of the pipes that matters, it is the utilization levels. The utilization of our Internet connections is vital to a network's ability to transfer data without packet loss or latency. CheapDotNet aims to keep all connection usage below 50% to avoid any connectivity problems.

Dynamic Routing
CheapDotNet runs the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4) for best case routing. The BGP4 protocol is a standard that allows for the routing of packets of information sent out from our network. Each packet of information is evaluated and sent over the best route possible. Because of our redundant network architecture, packets may be sent via alternative routes even if they are being delivered to the same end user. Should one of our providers fail, packets leaving our network are automatically redirected through another route via a different provider.

Network Security
CheapDotNet network is a fully switched network. Traffic destined for a website hosted on a server is sent only through switching equipment necessary to deliver the information to that server. This minimizes the risk of someone sniffing or capturing traffic being sent across the network. Furthermore, CheapDotNet vigorously prosecutes persons who generate malicious attacks on our internal network

Network Infrastructure
Our network architecture utilizes the Enterprise routing and switching engines from Juniper and Cisco. We utilize Juniper M20 routers as border routers, Cisco 6500 series switches in our distribution layer and Cisco 6500 switches in our aggregation layers, and Cisco 3500 and 2900 series switches at the customer layer. Our network is fully meshed and redundant with 9 backbone providers.


  • Cisco Certified Network
  • Cisco 6500 series distribution routing switched
  • Cisco 6500 series aggregation switches for customer access
  • Juniper M20 border routers
  • 100% uptime SLA utilizing JSRP/BGP

Building Fiber

  • OC48 SONET Ring - SBC
  • OC48 SONET Ring - Time Warner
  • OC48 SONET Ring - XO Communications
  • OC48 SONET Ring - MCI
  • OC48 SONET Ring - Looking Glass
  • OC48 SONET Ring - Broadwing