Web and Application Hosting

In today’s business world, secure reliable systems are a must and no business of any size can function without them.

Large organisations have IT staff to manage and run the servers and software systems to ensure a ubiquitous service for the business.
 

The Benefits of Moving To Our Infrastructure

For on-premise servers, issue resolution is generally a reactive process. Issues are usually dealt with by non-IT staff as the first response which distracts them away from core duties. Failing that the I.T. company then gets the call and the customer is forced to wait for an on-site resolution. So resolutions could be be several hours from the original issue. Add to this an initial capital purchase outlay (capex), the future responsibility for the hardware, and the ongoing responsibility of office staff to run backups, and test them, and store them off-site.

Cloud computing is a much more cost-effective and proactive approach to server monitoring and support. Our private cloud infrastructure reduces the burden of serving, security, storage and backup. Our fully managed and state-of-the-art infrastructure resides in secure datacentres and housed in 14 datacentres around the globe. Our solutions provide the flexibility, scalability, and 24/7/365 monitoring by experts 24/7.

We provision various distributions and versions of operating systems including Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, CoreOS) and Microsoft Windows 2012 R2.

We also provide a 'Software as a Service' approach to certain applications including (but not limited to) Drupal 7, Drupal 8, Alfresco 4 & 5, SuiteCRM, and WordPress. Add to this our Web Security as a Service and Web Acceleration as a Service approaches to server protection and performance.

 

Benefits and Features of our Hosting On Our Infrastructure


DNS with 100% Uptime

Our DNS systems come with a 100% uptime guarantee by being backboned on a global infrastructure. This is the same global datacentre network that powers over 2 million sites globally. We include this feature with our base hosting plan.


Inclusions: Base Hosting Plan

High Performance CDN

By backboning your website on a CDN (content delivery network) we accelerate its load times as the content and images are served physically closer to site visitors. This also reduces server load. We include this feature with our base hosting plan.


Inclusions: Base Hosting Plan

Email Obfuscation

We encrypt email addresses you choose to display on your website by scrambling them in the source code. This prevents bots from reading and harvesting emails while retaining visibility to human visitors. We include this feature with our base hosting plan.


Inclusions: Base Hosting Plan

Ongoing Site Maintenance

Maintenance and security patching is a critical defence line. Up to date sites are protected from exploitation of new vulnerabilities as they get discovered. *n.b. Digcat only offers included patching for Drupal and Alfresco managed on our infrastructure.


Inclusions: Addon

Backup Protection

Protecting your hosted servers, websites, applications and emails is critical. We design custom solutions for when backups occur, how often they occur, and the type of backups (folder/ file, disk image, DRaaS) provided with an SLA.


Inclusions: Addon

Webform Protection

On our framework your webforms are protected from webform spam, sql injections, and other intrusions. We do this with a variety of methods including honeypots, DNS bouncing of bad IP neighbourhoods, and other methods to deflect unwanted attention.


Inclusions: Addon

Boost Performance with Railgun (by Cloudflare)

Cloudflare's Railgun ensures that the connection between your origin server and the global network is as fast as possible (caching up to 99.6% more data meaning up to 200% faster). As Cloudflare Certified Partners, Digcat offer can you exclusive rates.


Inclusions: Addon

Boost Performance with SSL

As well its known security benefits, SSL can actually bolster the load times and performance of your site and systems by taking advantage of some state of the art features including HTTP/2, TLS 1.3, OCSP stapling, and session resumption.


Inclusions: Addon

SSL Security Encryption

Secure Socket Layers / HTTPS is a must-have for modern websites. By using SSL your site encrypts data such as passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information while it is in transit (inbound and outbound) to ensure it is kept confidential.


Inclusions: Addon

Firewall Protection

Our web application firewall uses "collective intelligence" meaning new threats from one website can be shared to block threats on other websites sitting on our global network. Block heavy hitters, bad neighbourhoods, IPs, or whole countries.


Inclusions: Addon

Content Scrape Protection

Prevent copying or stealing information and images from your website by making it harder than it usually is. Tools include disabling text selection, copy to clipboard, right-clicking, layering of transparent images, and hiding content from search engines.


Inclusions: Addon

DNS Protection with DNSSEC

Recently vulnerabilities in DNS were discovered that allow an attacker to hijack and control the DNS lookup. It accepts any address given to it no questions asked. DNSSEC secures this by verifying each request before a connection has been established.


Inclusions: Addon

SSL Forcing with HSTS

HTTP Strict Transport Security is a header which sets a website to enforce use of SSL security in client web browsers to prevent downgrade attacks, SSL stripping, and cookie hijacking. Forced SSL is important for websites needing higher security.


Inclusions: Addon

Network Load Balancing

We can enhance performance improvements through load balancing, geo-steering, monitoring and automatic failover for your site. This means scaling to handle much larger numbers of requests per second while retaining a 99.9999% uptime.


Inclusions: Addon

Traffic Rate Limiters

Rate limiting provides granular control for detecting bad traffic, customised rulesets to ensure that your legitimate visitors are not impacted, and insights on how to improve and capitalise on your security position as system attacks continue to evolve.


Inclusions: Addon

DDoS Security Protection

Our enterprise-class infrastructure has the capacity to absorb more than 20 times than the largest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack ever recorded. By operating at the network edge, it protects your website against all forms of DDoS attacks.


Inclusions: Addon

Boost Performance with DDoS

By protecting your sites and system with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protections, you can ensure it continues to run at a blistering performance despite the volume of traffic (bad or otherwise) that might be hitting it.


Inclusions: Addon