Peace of mind built in.
We are Total Internet Solution Providers
- which means when you deal with us you
deal with us alone. And you do so with confidence.
Our job is to maximise your uptime through
robust Internet connections, uninterruptable
power supplies, continuous hard drive mirroring,
and 24 hour server maintenance (to eliminate
the risk of hardware failure).
MagnaCom's Virtual Servers are Hosted on
separate circuits with two independent backbone
providers. And our main connection is through
INSNET - the UK's third largest corporate
Internet access provider. INSNET delivers
lightning-fast connectivity to both the
US and European Internet networks and guarantees
no downtime on its core network.
All virtual servers offer unique IP addresses
- but the levels of security and dedicated
resources of many providers are questionable.
Because users cannot see other accounts
on the same computer you can be sure your
password file and other valuable system
files are protected.
The power you demand - and plenty in
Typically, at any one time, each Virtual
Server requires 8MB of RAM on a Pentium
233 MMX server. But we deliver much more.
We are currently using 400Mhz Pentium II
servers with 512MB of RAM. And although
each server could easily hold 80 Virtual
Server accounts, we have imposed our own
limit of 60 Virtual Servers per Network
The core services with each Virtual Server
include HTTP (webserver), DNS (nameserver),
FTP, Telnet, POP3/Email forwarding and other
third party extensions.
Exactly What You Need
The package was specifically designed with
Web Designers, Internet Developers and Resellers
in mind. MagnaCom gives you full access
to your own Apache webserver and complete
configuration files. When a request is made
to an address starting with http://, your
webserver responds with the relevant web
page. Apache utilises Virtual Hosting, which
allows multiple domain names to be served
from a single IP Address. With your Virtual
Server account from MagnaCom, you can register
and configure multiple domains, each with
its own separate document folder. This allows
you to provide your clients with a more
professional presence on the web. ie: www.their-company.co.uk
- rather than www.your-company.co.uk/their-company.
You can add FrontPage server extensions
to your Apache server if required, as well
as php modules and mySQL. You get a massive
1Gb of bandwidth a month and then we charge
you just 5p/Mb thereafter if you go over.
We back this up with heavily discounted
domain Registration. We can do this because
our admin costs are reduced by putting you
in the driving seat, you control e-mail
and web hosting/forwarding options.
When using our Virtual Server package you
can use our nameservers (mclnetworks.com),
name servers are used to resolve Domain
Names to a unique number known as an IP
(Internet Protocol) address. For a one-off
fee of £150 you can have your own personalised
name-servers (e.g. ns1.yourdesigncompany.co.uk
and ns2.yourdesigncompany.co.uk). We still
administer the DNS in the same way there
is no further knowledge needed on your part,
it does further heighten your professional
image on a whois query and to clients.
MagnaCom's Virtual Server system allows
you to create extra users on your account
who can access restricted directories, with
imposed quotas all at no extra cost to you
- clients can therefore ftp in to their
own directory themselves to make amendments.
We give you a master account which allows
you ftp access to all areas of your virtual
Telnet is your way of logging in to your
Virtual Server from wherever you are to
administer your configurations, edit files,
change permissions and execute programs.
Those who make use of CGI find this essential,
and we give you a host of scripts you can
install on your server as well as the ability
to install your own of course.
E-mail is easy to administer via your virtual
server, you can create unlimited aliases
to either pop accounts you create on your
Virtual Server with MagnaCom or to any accounts
with another ISP. You can create up to 200
users on your Virtual Server and therefore
give POP3 accounts and ftp access to your
clients. You can also install your own majordomo
and server mailing lists from your Virtual
Server, ideal for lists large and small
Majordomo is feature rich and extremely
Prepare for e-commerce with the proven secure
webserver ApacheSSL, we can set you up and
register a secure certificate with Thwate
in South Africa for a £150 set-up fee and
you just pay a yearly fee of £99. You may
require multiple IP addresses (you will
need them if you require additional SSL
certificated domains, these can be added
for a one-off fee of £65. For those with
Multimedia demands, you may want to install
a RealServer G2 - for a one-off fee of £200
you can support live and on-demand RealAudio
and RealVideo. The license for the Basic
G2 Server is free for non-commercial use,
just visit the Real Networks site to register
for a key and we will upload the installation
files that are compatible with our system.
Alternatively mix the best of both worlds
by complementing your Virtual Server with
one of our Gold or Platinum accounts.
Total support for your Virtual Server(s)
You may report support issues to our technical
team by email - to firstname.lastname@example.org
- and via the web based Support Tracking
System (in the Support Section). If your
query is urgent, you can call our support
team on +44 (0)1505 706000.
To help you administer your Virtual Server,
we recommend you browse our technical support
area, where you'll find answers to the most
common web hosting queries, plus links to
other useful sites.