Public/Internet Network

More than 300Gbps of redundant Internet and peering connectivity

The XLHost network is comprised of more than 300Gbps of Internet and peering connectivity spread across 3 states. In addition to the direct connectivity into our state-of-the-art hosting campus in Columbus, we operate network points of presence in Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C. Our network consists of thousands of miles of fiber optic cabling and next-generation equipment.


  • All systems are monitored 24x7x365 by the XLHost NOC
  • 99.999% network availability service level agreement
  • Capacity is always 200% of peak utilization + 100G (N+2)
  • 15 year track record of performance and reliability
  • Network capacity is scalable to virtually limitless levels


  • All Internet connections are at least 40Gbps
  • More than 300Gbps of redundant Internet and peering connectivity
  • Internet access is provided by four global providers
  • Redundant transport connectivity between datacenter(s) and POPs
  • IPv6 end-to-end since 2009


  • Next generation routers and switches from Cisco, Juniper, and Arista
  • Anomaly detection from Arbor Networks
  • Stateful firewalls from WatchGuard


  • Open peering policy
  • Peering with hundreds of global network providers
Provider Chicago (POP) Cincinnati(POP) Cleveland (POP) Columbus (DC) Washington, DC (POP) Cleveland
Level 3/CenturyLink 40Gbps 40Gbps 40Gbps 40Gbps 40Gbps 40Gbps
NTT 40Gbps -- -- -- 40Gbps --
Cogent -- -- -- 40Gbps -- --
Equinix 40Gbps -- -- -- 40Gbps --
Private Peering 10Gbps -- -- -- 10Gbps --