What is Web Hosting?
Metaphorically speaking, web hosting is like renting an apartment or a physical space. We maintain several servers (apartment buildings) and within these buildings are suites (web hosting packages).
Essentially you are renting web space in the same way you would rent physical space.
A website resides within one of our buildings (servers) and most maintenance – such as ensuring the lights stay on (server uptime) and the water (email) keeps flowing in and out of your apartment – is our core responsibility.
Using the same analogy, domain names are similar to having a phone number that directs people to your web site.
Web design, web development or website updates would be similar to interior decorating for your space. If you need help with this, we can put in touch with the right people, just contact us anytime.
One-Click Website Software
Deploy most popular Web Software Applications in seconds.
Our Control Panel includes an extensive library of “one click” web applications (web software) that you can use to install popular web-based software applications like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Moodle or PrestaShop in one click. No more needing to setup databases manually, no more downloading zips and unzipping them on your computer and complicated installation failures.
Simplified Account Management
You can easily manage many elements of your web service like creating or editing email addresses, email forwarders, FTP accounts, databases, cron jobs, subdomains, parked domains, backups and view your stats through our web site.
Advanced features can be found in the cPanel which is also mobile-friendly (Android, Blackberry, iPhone, etc) enhancing your ability to manage almost every aspect of your web hosting service while on the move. When you log into our website you’ll be able to login to your cPanel instantly without logging in again (see here for instructions).
Powerful E-mail Control
We provide fast, secure and reliable email hosting services, and 24-hour technical support should you ever run into a problem. It’s easy to setup email addresses on the fly and auto-setup your email on your computer or mobile device. Our email servers include solid and trusted email validation to ensure your email is delivered quickly and without problems.
We offer an extensive list of auto-config scripts for you to download to help auto-configure your email account to more desktop email programs such as Microsoft Outlook 2000® for Windows®, Windows Live Mail®, MacOS® Mail.app® and Mozilla Thunderbird®.
We also offer an auto-configure tool for iPhone/iPad/iPod users.
Web File Management Control
We offer a Backup Wizard, a user-friendly interface for creating a backup of the entire site, a partial backup, and or restoring a backup yourself. Our Disk Space Usage tool scans your disk and displays a graphical overview of your account’s available space. Easily add and configure your FTP Accounts to get your website on the web fast. FTP allows you to manage the files that are associated with your website through an FTP client such as FileZilla or Core FTP.
Our Web Disk tool works like a network drive, and is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista 7, Windows 8, Apple Mountain Lion, as well as Android and iOS clients (iPad & iPhone).
Our Raw Access website metrics allow you to see who has visited your website without graphs, charts, or other graphics. You can download a zipped version of your server’s access log if you want to quickly access your site’s visitors. Our Errors metrics tool displays the last 300 errors for your site. This is useful in finding broken links, missing files, and other problems.
Our Bandwidth metrics tool will show you your web site’s monthly and overall bandwidth usage.
We offer several web statistics tools including Webalizer and Awstats. Webalizer is a web site metrics tool that produces a variety of charts and graphs about who has visited your site, along with Webalizer FTP which does the same for any FTP users within your domain.