NetGate Internet was founded in 1994 with the intent to bring you
the finest in Internet Hosting and Access services.
The company was founded on a few fundamental philosophies. First
and foremost is our belief in providing the very best customer service
and support. A strong commitment to deliver to you only the finest
in innovative leading edge technologies. And, to use only the best
foundation technologies to tie it all together. By combining those
philosophies we bring to you a class of products and services unmatched
in the industry.
We are a pioneer in the Hosting industry, providing exceptional
Hosting services to customers around the globe since 1995. We
began our journey into the Hosting services market by modifying
the source code to the NCSA web server to allow for virtual
hosting. And, even though we no longer use that code, we continue
to innovate. Our current Hosting services are built around a
modified version of Apache allowing us to offer you quality
of service guarantees unmatched in the shared Hosting market
At NetGate we understand that publishing a website can
be a process of learning. We pride ourselves in offering our
customers unparalleled support. We provide you with a rich environment
and expect you to have questions. And, when you do, we're happy
to provide a responsive and thorough answer.
Highest Quality Servers and Connections
Connections and server performance are the keys to providing
reliable fast Hosting services. We utilize industry standard
Intel based servers running a commercial UNIX (BSD/OS). This
combination allows us to offer you a highly reliable high security
NetGate has built a network infrastructure that offers you
a significant amount of bandwidth and enhanced connectivity.
Our network infrastructure includes multiple DS3 (45 Mbps),
OC48 (1.2Gbps), OC12 (622 Mbps), and OC3 (155 Mbps) connections
directly to all the major backbones (UUNET, SPRINT, Genuity,
and MCI). We also have access to a OC3 (155 Mbps) continental
jump link which will allow us to pick up the major backbone
providers on the east coast without having to cross sometimes
congested internet (inside the providers themselves) links.
We support Macintosh, Windows, and UNIX customers. Our open
software policy allows you to select and use the tools that most
closely meet your requirements. We're happy to help you set up and
use any Internet access software (PPP based access software, e-mail
client, news reader, web browser, etc.). If you're just getting
started we're glad to recommend a set of graphical tools and applications
which we feel are of high quality. Whether it's a Macintosh, Windows,
or UNIX system NetGate can get you connected to the Internet quickly
Highest Quality (All Digital) Access Facilities
Providing 100% all digital fiber access facilities allows us
to offer you the highest quality Internet access service available
in the nation. We strive for 100% up time of all equipment and
services, no one can guarantee you 100% up time, but we'll
do our best to ensure that the services you need are available
to you when you need to use them. It really doesn't make much
difference if the equipment is up if you can't connect because
of busy lines. To minimize the probability of getting a busy
signal we have selected a very low average user to modem ratio.
standardized on the use of Cisco routers, Cisco and Lucent digital
communications servers. We believe this combination of equipment
enables us to offer you the very highest quality data connections
Highest Quality Connections
Connections and server performance are the keys to providing reliable
fast Access services. NetGate has built a network infrastructure
that offers you a significant amount of bandwidth and enhanced
connectivity. Our network infrastructure includes multiple DS3
(45 Mbps), OC12 (622 Mbps), and OC3 (155 Mbps) connections directly
to all the major backbones (UUNET, SPRINT, Genuity, and MCI).
We also have access to a OC3 (155 Mbps) continental jump link
which will allow us to pick up the major backbone providers on
the east coast without having to cross sometimes congested internet
(inside the providers themselves) links.
Why Your NetGate Connection is Better
We have done extensive benchmark testing to derive a minimum per
service bandwidth allocation. What this means is that if you're
using a 56 Kbps modem your throughput will not be limited because
you're sharing a network connection with too many other customers.
We've allocated a pure pipe that is large enough to handle 100%
full time data transfer by all connected customers. It's not likely
that you'll ever need, or be able to utilize the capacity of the
infrastructure but it is nice to know that our hardware is capable
of delivering to you the maximum theoretical bandwidth possible.
We will continuously monitor performance and upgrade our equipment
as necessary to guarantee you will never compete with others for
bandwidth. If you don't know what any of this means don't worry.
We just wanted you to understand that we've built our systems
to offer you the best performance possible.
At NetGate we believe the Internet offers us the opportunity to
bring you some truly innovative services to help you on your journey
through the vast amounts of information available. Each service
offers a unique set of features that consistently delivers the features
you demand at a price you can afford. These services in combination
with our commitment to high quality service and support allow us
to bring to you the best Internet Hosting and Access services available