Nextwab came to fill a need that arose in the second we sought to self-train on website creation: Free or inexpensive internet hosts did not meet our expectations.
Insanitary disk space, limited monthly traffic, restricted PHP functionalities, we had no choice but to have used these web hosting solutions to host our test projects or those on a low budget. The more our knowledge improved, the more the thirst for learning grew, while being more and more stifled by the technical limitations imposed on our accommodation.
# 2011: The first idea: Processing Only
The first measure implemented was the installation of a very small Windows server configured by us which was only intended to be synchronized with our free hosting spaces. The purpose of this synchronization was to serve all the missing functionalities of our web hosting: Image resizing, anti-virus analysis, e-mailing, etc ...
This technological support has greatly helped us and fully fulfilled its mission. Faced with the success and growing interest of this service among a few colleagues, it was opened to the public to allow the execution of processing scripts designed by third parties.
# 2012: The first cluster
To improve user comfort, the very first Nextwab cluster was created with 3 cloned servers using a common storage space of 1 Tera-Octect and a bandwidth of 20 Mbps.
# 2013: Development of a web hosting platform
Due to the technical architecture already in place, it required very few improvements to allow web sites to be hosted on these servers. This has enabled us to acquire technological autotomy and total control of our development environments, the bandwidth is evolving towards 2x20 Mbps to be able to ensure this evolution correctly.
#End 2013: Nextwab enters the corporate world
Faced with growth ambitions and the demand from our customers wishing to pay for guaranteed services, Nextwab is registered with the Clermont-Ferrand CCI and officially becomes a company.
# 2015: The first Nextwab Datacenter in Clermont-Ferrand
To secure and make our infrastructures more reliable, we have decided to rent a small real estate area in which we have installed a cluster of 30 new servers, secure access with airlock and digicode, surveillance cameras, a bandwidth of 1 Gbps and 10 Tera-Octect storage space. This datacenter is synchronized with another smaller cluster located at OVH at RBX-2 which takes over in the event of failure of the Clermont-Ferrand datacenter.
# 2016: The arrival of VPS servers
To meet the growing demand from our customers for semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we made the necessary investments for the research and development campaign, which lasted 3 months. 3 months of studies and experimentation to master server virtualization and integrate the automation of VPS servers into our service catalog.
Thus, Nextwab simultaneously offers shared web hosting and VPS servers
# 2017: The arrival of dedicated servers
Following the interest of private investors for dedicated hosting solutions, we have started to deploy a computer rack in Grenoble to offer the rental of dedicated servers to our customers. These offers, because of their particularity, were intended for customers with projects that are very demanding in terms of performance. At the same time, it was necessary to develop a range of server outsourcing
services to support Web agencies and project managers wishing to focus on the evolution of their applications rather than on the management of their IT infrastructure. .
# 2018: End of the marketing of shared offers
Over the course of security updates and faced with the technical difficulty encountered in making PHP version 5.6 & 7+ coexist with the modules and features offered by Nextwab, the shared services infrastructure is split into two for a few months : The PHP 7+ cluster and the PHP5.6 cluster. This troubleshooting network architecture has many technical drawbacks and requires dual management which makes its operation more complicated and penalizes upgrading work. Following this, the marketing of shared web hosting offers is stopped and shared services continue to operate to maintain the subscribed offers.
# 2019: New customer panel & New range of "Cloud" services
A few months before the end of the marketing of shared offers, a hybrid web hosting project was being tested. The goal: to offer exactly the same type of service as shared web hosting, but on VPS servers. The goal is to provide the end customer with management of the configuration of his site via the client panel, without having to handle his VPS server. This range of services also allows the installation and configuration of features specific to a non-standard web project, according to the customer\'s wishes.
Called "Cloud Web Hosting", this service is delivered at the same time with a whole new client panel
and a API suite
intended for the automated management of services by a third party application or third party interface.
# 2020 and beyond: With you to write our story
We still have plenty of dreams and projects in the making. We plan to expand our infrastructure in Australia and South Africa to complement our points of presence in France, England and Canada. We also want to offer our services for resale with turnkey solutions. Stay tuned !