Jade Networks provides the following Internet hosting services: Domain Name (DNS), Electronic Mail, Web, and dedicated servers. For Managed Services (Security, Monitoring, and SIEM) please see our Managed Services page. We also provide consulting services in the areas of Design, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Networking Technologies, Policy Planning and Analysis, and Training. Full information can be found on our Consulting Services page.
The Jade Network is an IPv4 based network. We manage a /22 (1024 addresses) with over a thousand addresses still available for our use. Migration to a dual IPv4/IPv6 network configuration is planned with no immediate date yet set. All Jade servers are RAID configured to ensure there is never any loss of data. Automated backups are done for every server to redundant dedicated backup servers several times a day. Weekly and Monthly snapshots are also taken.
Domain Name System (DNS)
The Domain Name System (DNS) is an Internet domain name to address lookup service. It provides mapping from domain names (like jade.net) to Internet IP addresses and other critical domain related information (Mail Exchanger, SPF, etc). Jade Connections provides DNS hosting services for companies either as a standalone service or as part of a complete domain hosting package including email and web hosting.
Electronic Mail (Email)
Electronic Mail has been and continues to be one of the most important ways to communicate on the Internet. Jade Connections runs multiple redundant MTA’s and a dedicated Message Store server to hold all messages. Most customer accounts are configured with no storage limits. Remote access is accomplished using any standard email client capable of using the IMAP remote access protocol (almost all modern clients). We can also setup domain based webmail and list server systems with private labeling based on customer requirements. All inbound email has anti-spam and anti-virus scanning applied before it is accepted for delivery.
Website Hosting (Web)
Jade Connections provides complete Linux based web hosting. Our servers are configured with the latest versions of Apache, PHP, MySQL (MariaDB), Perl, Ruby, Python and other tools. Other configurations can also be provided on a custom basis. Complete solutions or development assistance for most applications can also be provided through our web consulting services.
The above services are provided and managed on shared Jade servers. If your needs outgrow the shared services or you need more control over the server your applications run on we can also provide dedicated servers. These can be managed by the customer or by Jade staff – whatever best fits your business model.
Standard Network Services
Jade Networks servers provide inbound remote access via the following protocols (all services TCP unless noted otherwise):
- DNS (TCP/UDP port 53) – ns1.jade.net, ns2.jade.net, blns1.jade.net, blns2.jade.net
- HTTP (port 80) – all public web servers
- HTTPS (port 443) – none – currently disabled but will be added soon
- IAX2 (ports 5036, 4569) – none – currently disabled
- IMAP (port 143) – ms1.jade.net
- IMAP (proxy on port 1143) – www2.jade.net
- POP3 (port 110) – none – currently disabled
- RTP (ports 10000 – 20000) – none – currently disabled
- SFTP (port 22) – See SSH as SFTP runs on top of it
- SIP (TCP/UDP ports 5060 – 5082) – none – currently disabled
- SMTP (port 25) – mx1.jade.net, mx2.jade.net, mx3.jade.net
- SMTP (port 8889) – mx1.jade.net, mx2.jade.net, mx3.jade.net – alternate port for remote SMTP access
- SSH (port 22) – gw1.jade.net, gw2.jade.net, www2.jade.net
- STUN (UDP ports 3478, 3479) – gw1.jade.net – not currently running. If there is an interest in this let us know and we can re-enable.
The HTTPS and VoIP related protocols are not currently being used. This is temporary and they will be re-enabled as these services are restored. Secure ports for DNSSEC, SMTP, and IMAP will be added soon.
POP3 access is not currently supported as its use tends to remove email from the Jade Message Store server, rendering applicable webmail clients and server based backup inoperable. If you need POP3 access please contact us and we can review this on a case by case basis. We have no problem with POP3 other than it creates too many problems with naive users who do not understand why webmail access breaks after they clear the server of messages via POP3. In addition enabling POP3 can cause security concerns for some organizations as it removes the ability to backup message data on the server.
All other protocols are disabled by default. If you need access to other ports let us know and we will review on a case by case basis.
Last Modified: December 16, 2019