Your needs are completely different from others. We understand and appreciate it.
When it comes to systems administration, everything should and will be crafted to your specific needs. This means individual scripts, monitoring, careful process and user limiting system, proper at-rest and in-transfer encryption, carefully chosen and configured file system... There are a lot of differences between server configuration perfect for you, and for someone else. We know these differences and we build solutions that are like the best suits - well suited.
What's more important: we know if and when the Customer wants to know the technobabble, or just wants to have things working flawlessly with no interaction. We are people, not robots, and we adapt to each Customer's individual needs.
FreeBSD® is a UNIX-like open-source operating system developed since 1993 to a be fast, stable and secure base for servers, desktops and embedded platforms. FreeBSD® is our operating system of choice. And not only ours: for example when you are watching Netflix - your favorite shows and movies are being served from servers running FreeBSD and nginx web server - similar to our services. You know that Netflix is stable and always there. We do the same: struggle to have your online data and services always online and your confidential data safe and secure. Apart from serving web content - like Netflix - we also build advanced mail, storage and database servers, firewalling and routing solutions, and servers to host your products, ideas and anything else you can imagine.
We have chosen FreeBSD® as our go-to operating system mainly because of its security and minimalism: when we set up FreeBSD® - it is a clean, text-only operating system that can be managed locally or remotely and does not include any unnecessary software. We then configure chunks of the file system to perfectly store different kinds of your data, if needed - we cut out parts of the kernel and userland that won't be needed and finally we install and configure what is required and necessary to run what you need, and only this. With your data safely stored and applications divided in jail or chroot environments, we start benchmarking, measuring and tuning to find the best possible way to host your data or services. We always know what processes are running on our Customers' systems and how to debug any issues that might arise.
This is just the start. Solutions such as monitoring, backups and disaster recovery plans are also crafted individually - with You and your Customers in mind.
FreeBSD® is a UNIX-like operating system in many ways similar to Linux. If you have software for Linux - there is a good probability that it will work flawlessly on FreeBSD® with chances of even better performance. When compared to most Linux distributions - FreeBSD is a complete operating system, containing kernel and userland that were built together, whereas Linux distributions are sets of software, and kernel that are being developed separately.
We make use of many multi-OS technologies, along with some FreeBSD-specific ones, like:
There is almost always a "but", but we are being upfront with it: our work is strongly security-oriented. We believe in layered security, so don't be mad if you will have to put an additional password here and there or perform some other action to authenticate. This is a good thing.