Communicat Internet Services

Mail / DNS / Web Hosting

Communicat offers a wide range of hosting options for our clients, from static websites to sites powered by enterprise database systems. Our hosting services feature fully redundant hardware equipped servers with RAID disk subsystems. All of our hosting servers are fully backed up to tape nightly and stored offsite to ensure that your data is always protected. We also offer SSL encryption for websites using GeoTrust 256 bit SQL Certificates if your require a secure website.

Web Hosting

We offer a wide range of web hosting options with a range of leading web technologies catered for. We offer both Linux based Apache web hosting as well as Microsoft IIS based ASP .NET / Coldfusion MX 8 website hosting. Your website data is fully backed up every night as part of our system backups, so you never need to worry about losing your valuable data. Some of the features of our web hosting services are listed below:

  • Macromedia Coldfusion MX 8
  • Microsoft ASP .NET
  • PHP
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Apache web server
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • FTP access
  • Full offsite nightly backups

Mail Hosting

Communicat offers both traditional Linux based mailboxes, as well as Hosted Microsoft Exchange mailboxes. Our Linux mail hosting solution is based on the Postfix MTA software, with maildir format mailboxes to ensure the highest possible performance and reliability of your email. Our mail server and its backup MX hosts also implement SMTP GreyListing, which is a method of reducing spam and virus attacks.

We also offer a web portal for email access to our Linux based mailboxes. The portal is based on the squirrelmail webmail software, and allows you to access your mailbox from any computer on the internet with a web browser. Our webmail server supports SSL so you can be sure your email is secure and no one can eavesdrop on your connection.

Why Hosted Exchange ?

Our Hosted Exchange offering gives you all of the advantages of Microsoft Exchange while minimizing the infrastructure costs to you. It gives you business class messaging and collaboration, shared calenders, secure and reliable performance: all of the benefits of Microsoft Exchange with none of the infrastructure. The costs and expertise required to implement and maintain a reliable Microsoft Exchange based email system is significant. With our Hosted Exchange service you can relax and let us worry about all of the details, and get on with your business.

Our servers are continually monitored for performance and faults to ensure that downtime is kept to an absolute minimum. Unlike much larger email providers we offer a much more personalised service. When you call us for support you won't be talking to someone in India, you will be talking to the actual technicians who maintain the mail servers. So you can rest assured that any issues you have will be quickly resolved without spending hours on the phone on hold.

DNS Hosting

DNS hosting is the most vital component of your entire web presence, but it is something that most people don't usually think about. Your domains DNS records advertise the addresses of everything in your domain including your mail server and web server. If your domains DNS server is down your entire domain will effectively disappear from the internet, your email will stop, your website will be unreachable, etc. It is vital that you ensure your DNS records are hosted with a provider that has the infrastructure to reliably do the job.

High Speed Linux Hosting

Our hosting servers utilise Linux based servers to ensure the highest security and performance. Linux is an Open Source operating system that traces its heritage back to Unix, it is an operating system that is closely linked to internet technologies and is a favorite among ISP's and Internet based hosting companies. Our POP and IMAP mailbox hosting services are hosted on Debian Linux systems utilising the maildir format for mailbox data, to provide the highest possible performance for your email. The maildir format ensures that the chance of mailbox corruption is almost entirely eliminated, as well as removing any file locking issues which solves the problem of concurrent access to mailboxes.