Webspace is the allotted amount of disk space on the server your are allowed to use. This space is used to store all files needed for your website, including HTML files, image files, CGI scripts, multimedia files, and any other files used for your website. Obviously, the more webspace you have for future growth, the better! All of our clients enjoy 350 MB of webspace on their account for one monthly fee. That's 10-15 times more than most hosting services provide! Included in the allotted webspace are all files within the clients virtual server and all pending e-mail awaiting download, however, the webspace does not include the log files, which can grow considerably above 1 gig for popular websites each month!
The amount of webspace we provide is far more than most of our clients will ever use. Our service considers the fact that increasingly popular media applications require far more data storage than static HTML files. We allow plenty of space so our hosting solution to be well suited for your growth and prosperity.Think of unused webspace as room for future inventory. Tomorrows websites will be very dynamic and require large applications. Dynamic websites constantly update and archive yesterdays information. Websites which integrate into databases such as mySQL and msSQL will increasingly grow and require more storage space. With 1001homepages.com web hosting, that space is yours at no extra charge!
Bandwidth is the amount of data, generally measured in Megabytes per month, that clients may transfer. Bandwidth includes any traffic originating from or going to their virtual server. A large part of this traffic is web traffic (website visitors) but can also be FTP (file uploads), Anonymous FTP (file downloads), and even e-mail services. Again, the more bandwidth allowed the better.
All clients are allowed 20GB of bandwidth as needed per month as long as their content is in accordance with our Acceptable Uses Policy.
Hardware: Unlike a majority of web hosting providers who use less stable web servers for UNIX hosting, most of the servers we use are Sun Microsystems Enterprise 250 Web servers. Amazon.com, eBay, Charles Shwab, and other major Internet reliant companies also use Sun. Over $35,000 is invested into each of these servers, (a real commitment to reliability), and each Enterprise 250 has the following specifications........
Dual Sun UltraSparc II 300MHz Processor
1,024 MB of Random Access Memory (RAM)
Dual Power Supply
Over 90GB of data storage
Since we use Sun Enterprise servers, it makes sense that we use Solaris 7 as our operating system. Solaris 7 is the first true 64-bit operating system available from Sun Microsystems. All of our servers are running Solaris 7, October 1998 release. Most issues regarding stability are determined at the server level, which integrates tightly with the operating system. If you are looking for reliability, this is one of the most important considerations.
All Windows NT accounts are hosted on Compaq Proliant 1850R servers.
Connectivity: If the download time of your website is an important consideration (it should be!), then connectivity of the hosting provider is one of the most important considerations. It's just as important as the type of server used. Without enough bandwidth to serve all clients, all other features are useless. The type of connectivity used might range from a single channel ISDN line to multiple DS-3 connections. You need to know which.... and NEVER host your website on any connection less than a full T-1 line.
1001homepages.com utilizes 3 separate DS-3 connections to diverse Internet carriers. Below are our upstream providers (and their respective rating according to BoardWatch Magazine.*)
Primary Provider: UUNet (MCI/WorldCom) #1
Secondary Provider: Savvis Communications #4
Tertiary Provider: Frontier GlobalCenter #23
* Data collected independently by Boardwatch Magazine's Directory of Internet Service Providers, Volume III, Number 2 (Winter 1998 - Spring 1999), Page 26-29. Copyright MecklerMedia Corporation.
What does that mean for you? Well, we have the capacity to use up to 695 Megabytes of data, well over the bandwidth needed to serve Yahoo!'s 12 million plus visitors every day, or Microsoft's website. There's an OC-12 and an OC-3 located right in the Network Operations Center. We don't use anywhere near this bandwidth and our server policy is that 95th percentile of bandwidth consumption should never exceed 70% utilization. When this happens, we upgrade our bandwidth.
Redundancy in upstream connections is also very important. We have fiber coming in from 3 different points of entry. If any one or even two points are cut, the other connection has the current capacity to transfer all data down the remaining single path.
Static IP: While lesser hosting companies will claim that IP-less hosting is the same as having a static IP for your virtual domain, nothing could be further from the truth. Without a static IP the HTTP 1.0 protocol is not supported and some browsers will not be able to access your site. This include all Netscape 2.x and MSIE 3.x browsers, along with some AOL browsers. IP-less virtual hosting degrades the quality of service. Without a static IP, you are unable to maintain a level of independence for your website.
Our clients enjoy exclusive use of their own IP address.
E-mail Features are those features relating to e-mail service. Such features include POP3 e-mail accounts, e-mail autoresponders, mail forwards, and mailing lists programs.
Pop 3: Not to be confused with basic mail forwarders, POP3 accounts come with their own distinct login and password and allow for the sending and retrieving of e-mail from the same account.
Unlike most hosting companies who provide you with a bare minimum of POP3 accounts, we allow you 50! Most organizations assign each employee their own POP3 e-mail account. We allow you to use anything@yourdomain, so you can use popular addresses such as webmaster, sales, info, etc. The only restrictions on e-mail addresses is that the only special characters allowed in the account name are hyphens, periods, and underscores. You can setup your POP3 E-mail accounts anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year automatically by logging into your Personal Control Panel. The PCP automates the tasks of administering your e-mail functions on your account.
E-mail autoresponders, also known as autobots, automatically reply to all incoming messages to a specific e-mail address with a pre-defined message. Pre-defined messages can be in plain text or HTML enhanced.
We allow an unlimited amount of e-mail autoresponders that work on both POP3 e-mail and e-mail forwarders. You can change the autoresponse message on any autoresponder as frequently as you like, and use plain text as well as HTML enhanced autoresponse messages.
You can setup your e-mail autoresponders anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year automatically by logging into your Personal Control Panel. The PCP automates the tasks of administering your e-mail functions on your account.
E-mail forwarders are accounts which simply forward e-mail to a predesignated e-mail address. Used to have e-mail sent to separate POP3 mail accounts end up in a single location, mail forwards are quite popular.
We allow an unlimited amount of e-mail forwarders so anyone can have an e-mail address @yourdomain.com, which simply forwards mail to a different POP3 e-mail account. (Some clients use in excess of 4,500 mail forwarders on their account.) You can change the forwarding address of an existing e-mail forwarder at any time, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year automatically by logging into your Personal Control Panel. Any such change will not disrupt any e-mail in transit to the destination.
Mailing List Manager is a premium web-based e-mail list management application. It's simple to use and supports multiple mailing lists which can cover different topics and separate subscribers. Through a web-interface form, visitors can automatically add, modify or remove their subscription to any single mailing list available.
Unlike other difficult to learn mailing list applications, Mailing List Manager allows you to carry out all of your administrative tasks via the web, not e-mail. In fact, as administrator of this application, you do not have to bother with sending any e-mails out at any time, the process is completely automated from the web.
iMail: All Windows NT virtual server accounts come with email service through the IPSwitch iMail Server version 6.0. Scalable, efficient and reliable, our enterprise grade iMail servers can easily process hundreds of thousands of messages per hour. Through the user-friendly iMail Administration web site, you can create email addresses such as email@example.com for everyone in your organization and control dozens of server settings and preferences.
As an added convenience, all of your users can access their email via a secure, robust web interface, where they can check incoming messages, compose new messages, and manage distribution lists. These common tasks can all be done through any web browser while still enjoying popular desktop e-mail features. More popular web-based functions include message searching and draft messages.
MajorDomo Mailing List is an extremely popular mailing list program which operates entirely via e-mail. Clients can maintain an unlimited number of mailing lists with all common functions. It automates the management of Internet mailing lists. Commands are sent to Majordomo via electronic mail to handle all aspects of list maintenance. Once a list is set up, virtually all operations can be performed remotely, requiring no intervention upon the postmaster of the list site.
1. Supports various types of lists, including moderated ones.
2. List options can be set easily through a configuration file, editable remotely.
Unlike other web hosting providers who offer MajorDomo, we allow you to custom configure your MajorDomo mailing lists automatically in real-time. While MajorDomo usually requires the administrator to install it for each user who wishes to us it, we have configured MajorDomo to install automatically on your account at your request. With automatic list setup and auto configuration, you do not have to wait for a human being to make your changes!
FTP FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is the most acceptable method for transferring files from client to server. Telnet allows one to administer their account remotely via a command-line interface. Clients are allowed to use 25 FTP accounts on their virtual domain account.
Unlike most other hosting companies, 1001homepages.com allows clients to maintain more than one FTP account for the purposes of group participation on the construction or maintenance of a website. Clients can create additional FTP accounts in real-time, set the startup directory on such users, and delete extra accounts automatically.
Unlike most other hosting companies, 1001homepages.com allows clients to maintain more than one FTP account for the purposes of group participation on the construction or maintenance of a website. Through your Personal Control Panel, you can create extra FTP accounts in real-time. You can also change the password on existing FTP accounts, and delete accounts as well. With each account, you specify a "startup" directory where the FTP user is restricted and cannot move ourside. Each FTP account comes with its own login and password, which you specify when created. All additions, modifications, password changes, and deletions are made in real-time. At any given time, up to 6 people may ftp into your virtual server!
When you FTP to your domain, you will see that the FTP server responds with your domain name as the FTP server. This is done to put a look of independence on your website.
There are no restrictions on your FTP accounts, however, you are responsible for the content on your website. This includes content uploaded through any FTP accounts you give out. In short, you should be selective in who you give extra FTP accounts to.
Anonymous FTP allows clients to take advantage of the FTP protocol for visitors to their website needing to download large files without a login or password for each visitor. Anonymous FTP can be installed and uninstalled automatically.
Clients login to your anonymous FTP site by FTPing to ftp.yourdomain.com. The login "anonymous" or "ftp" will work, and any password is accepted. Once they have logged in anonymously, they will automatically view the welcome message which you can customize. Users can then download any files which you have made available for them to obtain anonymously. Anonymous FTP users do not have permission to create directories or upload files, and can only download files in the anonymous FTP directory. Finally, all anonymous FTP users are restricted to the area where they login, and cannot move into any area of your website.
Your FTP server will allow 6 concurrent anonymous FTP connections to yourdomain.com. Any more attempted logins for anonymous access beyond the limit will give a message that the FTP server is full at the time.
Telnet is a remote service which allows users to log into the server and administer their website using a variety of system calls and executables. Telnet is an extremely powerful tool for website administration.
SSH is a remote service which allows users to log into the server and administer their website using a variety of system calls and executables. SSH is an extremely powerful tool for website administration, and unlike telnet, SSH is a secure method of working in a shell environment due to the high level of encryption used.
Telnet/SSH access allows clients to take advantage of easy maintenance of their sites in a UNIX shell. Clients are able to roam through their sites, change permissions, move files, delete files, and debug scripts. Compiling programs is also possible. Telnet access also allows for manipulation of mySQL databases. All accounts come with one shell account. SSH, or Secure Shell, is very similar to Telnet only that the login and password information (authentication) is encrypted from client to sever, making transmission of data more secure.
Using terminal software such as CRT, clients can remotely log into the server and execute system commands directly from the terminal, as if the user were logged directly in from the console. Thus, Telnet and SSH is often times referred to as a terminal emulator, because it is just that.
Telnet and SSH allows clients direct access to your files, which can be updated and saved easily, avoiding the need to transport the files from your client to the server. Since you are working directly on the server with Telnet and SSH, any changes you make to any of your files are done right away. Thus, you can update content on your website quicker and easier than FTP in most cases. Clients can use either Telnet or SSH, depending on their preferences. Since there are some US export restrictions on SSH clients, we give all clients the decision between Telnet and/or SSH.
Unlike other hosting companies who allow their clients to use a shell which allows users to access the data of other clients, our custom shell, ctsh is completely secure. Our ctsh shell jails all users to their account, so you can be assured that we do not compromise security with Telnet access! With SSH, your login and password is sent to the server for authentication using high-bit encryption, further making your session secure.
The file manager uses the HTTP (Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol) to upload files. This is not the conventional method of transferring large files from one computer to another. Therefore, if you are trying to upload files greater than 250KB in size, it is recommended that you do so via FTP (File Transfer Protocol) which is the standard protocol for transferring files. Your file manager can upload files from your computer into any directory on your account. The File Manager Feature detects the file type and knows if it should be uploaded in ASCII or Binary mode.
Permissions on all files uploaded through your File Manager are automatically set to 644. You cannot create directories with your File Manager but you can change permissions on your files and directories as well through your File Manager.
When you rename your files, you must include the file extension (such as index.html, link.cgi, etc.).
Programs & Scripts
E-Commerce solutions include Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which is needed to transmit secure information, and a shopping cart.
Secure Sockets Layer is a protocol which encrypts all data communicated between client/server to ensure there can be no intercepts of the data by third parties and ensures that communication is between the intended party. 1001homepages.com uses anonymous Secure IDs for clients use, so that clients may take advantage of SSL on their website without being associated with 1001homepages.com.
The Hassan shopping cart allows your website to track visitors as they pass from page to page, keeping track of items clicked on and information sent by the user. When the user exits, totals can be calculated and orders/data can be sent. This can be used in a "shopping mall" or online catalog situation, but can also be adapted for a variety of dynamic applications where a user ID or session needs to be tracked.
Website Statistics are one of the most important aspects of maintaining a website. Statistics provide direction for marketing, telling you how many visitors you have, where they are coming from, how long they are staying, and other valuable information. 1001homepages.com provides a wide variety of website statistics.
Website statistics are all primarily based on raw log files from the web server. 1001homepages.com uses Apache version 1.3.3 for all UNIX virtual servers, which creates an access log and an error log for each virtual server. These logs provide the raw data for statistics program to use and analyze. Raw logs are updated in five minute intervals and rotated on a monthly basis. On the Windows NT platform, clients will have access to their log files as well.
HTTP-Analyze is a popular web statistics program which relies on the Apache raw log files for the data on visitor information. The program takes such information nightly and produces easy to interpret, graphical based reports on a nightly basis for all virtual server clients.
Wusage is a configurable web statistics program which relies on the Apache raw log files for the data on visitor information. The program has several configuration options, and statistics can be optionally e-mailed to clients as well as displayed through the web.
Website Reporter is a very comprehensive web statistics package which unlike HTTP-Analyze and Wusage, does not rely on the Apache log files to track user statistics but instead keeps its own set of log files for each virtual server client. The program is very configurable and keeps excellent referral information.
The guestbook allows you to have visitors to your website "sign" a page to show they have visited your website. Matt's Guestbook allows visitors to your website to "sign" your on-line guestbook by leaving such information as their name, where they are from, their e-mail address, a link back to their website (if they have one) along with any comments the visitor might have.
"WWWBoard" is not a generic term It's the name of Matt Wright's popular bulletin board application. 1001homepages.com has modified Matt's WWWBoard to include new features such as e-mail notification of postings, icon displays, and other requested enhancements. The WWWBoard allows you to conduct your own message system where visitors can interact via messages to a specific subject. WWWBoard supports threads as well.
Matt's Free-4-All program allows visitors to your website to add any links they wish to a particular page, arranged by category. You can install this program into any directory on your virtual server, as many times as you like. Additionally, you can select the title of the 8 categories listed in the program.
Random Image. Our random image program randomly chooses an image to be displayed from a group of images within a particular directory. You can use as few or as many images all in either GIF or JPEG format with this program.
Random Sound. The random sound player will allow you to have a random sound file played when someone visits your website. The program can use any sort of sound file (.wav, .midi,.ra,.au) you wish and will randomly choose from as many files as you wish. Before installing the random sound program, we recommend you read out tips page to best utilize this feature. Check out the details on the random sound player for more information. Once you are ready, click here to install the random sound player on your website.
Text based counters are just basic counters which display the number of times a particular webpage has been accessed. Reliant on Server-Side Includes, these counters are not very configurable. Graphical counters are just counters with a graphical interface, allowing clients to pick and choose what digit style to use for the counter. These type of counters are more popular and can be heavily configured.
Sub-domains: 1001homepages.com is one of the very few companies which offers up to 25 true sub-domain service to clients for no additional fee. Sub-domains are setup through the Personal Control Panel and can be created, modified, and deleted at anytime.
Password Manager is an advanced system for managing user access to different areas of your website. Auto expiration of users as well as auto-renewal are standard features. You can have people register for access and automatically be able to access your protected areas or you may approve them at a later time. The program supports an unlimited number of protected areas as well as an unlimited number of users per protected area.
Excite! search engines : With 1001homepages.com, you can create an unlimited number of Excite! search engines from your website. Using the same patented technology used by Excite!, you can choose which areas of your website are searchable.
Create custom error pages on your virtual server. Through your Personal Control Panel, you can specify custom HTML documents to be displayed when an error is encountered with your website. Such errors include Internal Server Errors, File Not Found, Unauthorized, and more.
WebAnnouncer by Darryl Burgdorf easily submits your website to over two dozen of the most popular search engines and directories. Search engines include Infoseek, Snap!, WebCrawler, Alta Vista, Lycos, InfoSpace, MCP's WWW Yellow Pages, Starting Poing, Whatsnew.com, Open Text Index, Excite/Magellan, LinkMoster, Northern Light, QuestFinder, What-U-Seek, and many more....
SimpleSubmit is also included, which includes some search engines WebAnnounce does not include.
MySQL is a true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. SQL is the most popular database language in the world. MySQL is a client/server implementation that consists of a server daemon mysqld and many different client programs and libraries. 1001homepages.com fully supports mySQL, and allows clients to administer up to 5 databases.
myADMIN is a 1001homepages.com authored program which is a web-interface to the mySQL command line, allowing you to create/modify/delete databases, and add/remove users, as well as, assign permission to certain users on particular databases.
Multimedia applications come in many different varieties, all of which allow you to create visual and or audio enhancements to your website. Real Networks' G2 technology and MacroMedia's Shockwave, along with the MPEG Layer 3 standard, are among the most popular multimedia applications online today, all fully supported by 1001homepages.com.
Shockwave Player delivers interactive, compelling content and breaks through the monotony of static Web sites. 1001homepages.com fully supports ShockWave content. Shockwave is employed on such sites as Disney.com, Mitshubishi.com, and other high profile websites.
RealSystem G2 incorporates revolutionary advances developed by RealNetworks. We have purchased a 100 stream license of Real Networks G2 Server for your usage. With RealSystem G2, now you can deliver choreographed multimedia presentations that include audio, video, images, web pages, and text over the Internet. Click here to learn more about all of the features offered by Real Networks G2. 1001homepages.com maintains a hosting server solutions from Real Networks on each web server. Unlike other web hosting providers who claim to offer G2 technology, we use the RTSP protocol, not the standard HTTP protocol for delivery of real audio/video. Real Networks' G2 standard has become an extremely popular standard for streaming audio/video content.
MP3, or MPEG Layer-3 is a MP3 is a format which stores audio files on a computer in such a way that the file size is relatively small, but the audio sounds near perfect. MP3s are very popular file formats for encoding CD quality music for distribution. 1001homepages.com fully supports the MP3 standard for virtual server clients.
MIDI files are computer generated sound files which are relatively small in size and do not have any copyright issues, unlike other multimedia file formats. MIDI files are quite easy to produce and implement, but are also less popular.
Chat applications allow you to conduct real-time communication with visitors on your website. The popularity around chatrooms has lead to 1001homepages.com's support of InfoChat and ConferenceRoom, two superior chat applications that run on each virtual server as a stand alone application. Clients can create an unlimited number of chatrooms on either platform.
InfoChat is a robust chat application written 100% in Java. The program can support an unlimited number of users in as many rooms as you wish to create. Visitors in the room can create chat rooms on the fly, and a scroll protection feature prevents people from abusive usage. Private message support and customizable login, logout messages, and interface customization supported.