Here are a few details about our environment:
- Our servers are co-located in a state-of-the-art, climate controlled, physically secured, 24x7x365 facility, including a backup generator.
- The network is N+1 redundant with 99.99% uptime and direct fiber-optic connections to multiple Tier 1 carriers. (Our description does not do the network or the facilities justice, it is better than most major corporations have. In fact, major corporations use them.)
- Servers are HP 'server class'.
We use the best tool for the job. We typically use frameworks to create our content. We simple don't believe in reinventing the wheel each time we roll something out. There are plenty of good open source solutions out there that are very robust and used by very large companies. Some of the frameworks we utilize are (but not limited to):
- Drupal Commerce
- X Cart