Hetzner - Our Data Centre Partner
Our servers, network connections, security and core server software stack are managed by Hetzner Online.
Hetzner Online, with hundreds of thousands of servers in operation, is one of the largest data centre operators in Europe. They own and operate their own high tech data centres in Nuremberg and Falkenstein (both in Germany), Helsinki, Finland, and Ashburn, Virginia, USA.
We have partnered with Hetzner since 2010, and we can confidently say they are the most reliable, secure and performant server provider we have ever worked with. We have used all of the big well-known web hosts in the past and Hetzner offer a superior service in all departments.
Hetzner, a German company, are certainly in keeping with the stereotype of German efficiency. In our experience they apply a much more robust attitude to reliability and performance compared to their counterparts in other parts of Europe or the USA, and their approach to security is extremely comprehensive which provides peace of mind.
Because your data is hosted in Germany, you also benefit from strict EU data protection laws, meaning your data is more private and better protected compared to hosting your data in the UK or USA for example. However, the location does not have any effect on the speed of our web hosting services, in fact our hosting service when accessed from the UK & Ireland is faster than almost all web hosting services located in the UK itself.