Our website runs WordPress, which is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and is paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database with support for secure Socket Layer (SSL), using HTTPS. Our website is hosted by Krystal, who have been our Web Host for the last 2 years.
The website is hosted in London, near to London Liverpool Street Station and is our host’s Flagship Data Centre. The Datacentre has both physical (security guards, airlocks, colour CCTV etc) and electronic (firewalls, DDOS Protection, Data Theft, Exploits etc) safeguards.
The Datacentre also has automatic fire suppression, which will instantly put out a fire, before it can break out. The Datacentre also has Universal Power Supplies, which will keep servers running until the Diesel Generators can start up. The Datacentre has a fuel delivery agreement, which allows a short notice delivery of fuel, for prolonged power outages.
Our Datacentre also has multiple carriers to provide a constant and high speed connection to the Internet. these Connections to the Internet, use high speed Fibre T1 connections, along with T1 connections to connect to other Datacentres and their customers.
The actual Website itself, uses the Pro Radio Theme as a template, which has been adapted to our needs, by using various plugins and code edits. It uses various plugins, to provide on air information, info on upcoming shows etc
Our IT Team maintain the website, but special thanks to Aaron Bennett and Aaron Wheeler, for getting the new website up and running, by copying content from the old website to the new website.
Connect is our Staff Intranet, which also runs on WordPress and has been developed and is hosted in house. It has various section and a lot of hosted data, plus forums, polls and a lot more. Our IT Team have developed the Intranet and are the team, that managed the day to day content management for Connect.
The Intranet is not available from outside the Station Network, Unless you are connected to SWAN, which is our Secure VPN Service.