Singapore hosting is live!

We’re officially online in Singapore and accepting shared hosting orders! Our hardware was setup and online Wednesday afternoon , and shortly after our sysadmins went to work getting the server production ready. They worked their magic and I am beyond proud to announce we’ve opened our first international location!

It seems as if been talking about this forever, as we first reported the opening of a Singapore facility back in April. This past month has been the most anxious by far, with frequent updates and previews coming down the pipe from our provider as progress was made on the facility. The results are well worth the wait.

This facility, dubbed SNG01, has capacity for over 16,000 dedicated servers, backed by nearly 30MW of available power. To give you an idea of how much power that is, we’re going to make a shout out to Wolfram Alpha. Full details can be found at this link, but 30MW is more power than 3.8 times the worlds most powerful locomotive. It is also enough to power 5,000-10,000 American households. Keeping these dedicated servers online should be a breeze :). As is standard with all other facilities, Singapore provides N+1 redundancy with diesel generators, and N+2 redundancy with CRAH units and chillers. The carriers in the Singapore facility are equally as impressive. Transit providers include NTT, TATA, Level3 and Teliasonera, with peers including Equinix, HKIX, and JPNAP.

And for fun, here are some random facts about the Republic of Singapore. While these facts have nothing to do with shared hosting, or really anything at all, a little trivia never hurt!

  • It has one of the largest and busiest ports in the world when looking at pure tonnage
  • Consists of 63 islands, with the main island being called Pulau Ujong (commonly known as Singapore)
  • A population of just over 5 million according to a 2010 census
  • The durian is the national fruit

Singapore is our 5th location, with number 6 in Amsterdam rapidly approaching. As always, orders can be placed right through our site at http://www.hawkhost.com/shared — just be sure to select Singapore on step 3 under the location option.

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17 Responses to Singapore hosting is live!

  1. try says:

    Ready to migrate…………….

  2. Jean says:

    Love to hear this. 🙂
    I will move one of my website to your Singapore datacenter.
    Great jobs!

  3. Kelvin says:

    Hi..a singapore user here and im using starhub connection and I did a tracert to hawkhost singapore’s server..

    Maybe you guys should feedback to softlayer about it as it is routing out of singapore to ntt japan..

    Tracing route to speedtest.sng01.softlayer.com [216.12.196.114]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 4 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.1.1
    2 14 ms 11 ms 12 ms cm1.beta156.maxonline.com.sg [116.86.156.1]
    3 20 ms 12 ms 10 ms 172.20.53.1
    4 12 ms 10 ms 11 ms 172.26.53.1
    5 12 ms 10 ms 23 ms 172.20.7.86
    6 12 ms 9 ms 11 ms 172.20.7.70
    7 21 ms 19 ms 12 ms 203.117.35.237
    8 129 ms 204 ms 106 ms xe-3-0-1.r22.tokyjp01.jp.bb.gin.ntt.net [61.120.
    146.233]
    9 223 ms 101 ms 204 ms ae-3.r25.tokyjp01.jp.bb.gin.ntt.net [129.250.3.1
    57]
    10 112 ms 101 ms 101 ms xe-1-0-0.r20.tokyjp03.jp.bb.gin.ntt.net [129.250
    .3.129]
    11 126 ms 101 ms 101 ms xe-2-0-0.r20.tokyjp03.jp.ce.gin.ntt.net [61.213.
    145.38]
    12 229 ms 210 ms 198 ms ae1.bbr01.eq01.sng02.networklayer.com [50.97.18.
    165]
    13 214 ms 203 ms 204 ms ae5.dar01.sr03.sng01.networklayer.com [50.97.18.
    199]
    14 223 ms 203 ms 204 ms po2.fcr01.sr03.sng01.networklayer.com [174.133.1
    18.133]
    15 220 ms 202 ms 203 ms speedtest.sng01.softlayer.com [216.12.196.114]

  4. Tony says:

    Softlayer does not currently have a more optimal path to reach this ISP unfortunately. This is why traffic exits over a transit link, and must be backhauled to Japan as this is the closest place that this ISP and NTT are connected to each other at. This is why you are seeing higher latencies on what would be a seemingly short distance.

    SoftLayer are working on setting up peering agreements with ISPs in this region to eliminate this issue, however unfortunately setting up such links can take time so at the moment this is the best path they have available.

  5. hensa says:

    Hey 🙂
    Can i transfer my account to Singapore datacenter?

  6. Hi says:

    checking your SG location but the IP says its in US:
    http://www.hawkhost.com/Network/singapore
    http://whois.domaintools.com/216.12.199.2
    is this correct?

  7. Chris says:

    Hey ,singapore datacenter is not good as you think.

    I like hawkhost, and worried about your new singapore hosting.

  8. Brian Farrell says:

    @hensa — Yes, all you need to do is submit a ticket to our support department and we’ll get you moved.

    @Hi — The tool you linked to does a lookup on the business which owns the IP address, in this case our provider happens to be based in Dallas, TX so the IP is reporting there. If you do a traceroute to the IP you’ll see it ends up in Singapore.

  9. Hi says:

    @Brian – thanks for the traceroute suggestion. i tried this and i was shocked since my average latency result is 1222ms. i’m pretty near this country and expecting to have less latency but it seems that it has to travel to LA, Tokyo then back to SG. my San Jose connection is a lot faster for 280ms or less sometimes. any reason for this? i’m interested in this location is this will give me at least 150-180ms.

  10. jack says:

    I was a customer Hawkhost, ready to migrate

  11. Dhipto says:

    I will try use singapore data center for my website with asean visitor

  12. lowongan kerja lampung says:

    i can hosting in hawkhost ? how but can i join ? anda register ?

  13. adem says:

    I like hawkhost, and worried about your new singapore hosting.

  14. robby says:

    i like this host service, but how to migrate from old host service?
    any one can teach me?

  15. Ismail says:

    it looks like I’ll try the services of Hawkhost

  16. Shinta says:

    i need host to build my SEO, by this hawkhost can improve my SEO ranking?

  17. Berloker says:

    Can i transfer my account to Singapore datacenter?

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