Capability of setting up a public area for remote access to your server.
are small programs that run on the server to add interactivity to your site.
The higher plans have their own CGI directory, allowing you to install and
develop your own CGI scripts. We support a number of languages
but CGI scripts are usually written in ASP. Elosoft also offers some pre-written scripts,
available free for your use. These include a hit counter, guest book, form-return
The Control Panel is an online interface that allows users easily configure POP accounts,
change and update e-mail addresses, passwords, setup vacation messages and much more!
Data transfer is the amount of information downloaded from a
web site. Any outward-bound traffic from your web site is considered data transfer. For example,
each time a html file, image, or text on your web page is loaded, data transfer is
generated. You have unlimited data transfer and hits on Elosoft's servers.
Each of our plans includes unlimited data transfer.
What we and other hosting companies mean by unlimited bandwidth is that we
will not put any artificial limits on your account. We will monitor all
accounts and those that become "bandwidth hogs" will be invited to make
other arrangements for their site.
This is done to assure prompt service to all of our clients by
avoiding the possibility of having our servers swamped by a few extremely high
trafficked sites. If you would like us to host a site that you would expect to have
extremely high traffic, please contact us and we can make alternate
Elosoft does not host any "adult" or "warez" web sites
Domain name registration
Domain Name Registration is the process
of registering your web site address (i.e. www.elosoft.com) with the
Internic, the official Internet registry. This service is provided
for free to everyone; however, there is a fee ($35/year) will be charged directly by Internic.
This process is usually quick because of Elosoft is an Internic Premier Partner.
In order to sign-up for any hosting account, you must have a registered domain name.
With all of our hosting services, you will have the ability to customize the
names on every e-mail account, as well as forward e-mail from your existing
addresses. Once you have completed the sign-up process, visit the Control Panel
for more information.
Autoresponders reply to incoming e-mail instantly and
automatically. The automated email reply is triggered by an incoming
email to a particular address at your domain. You can set and change
the text of the reply and the trigger address whenever you like.
Autoresponders are ideal for customer service or informing people
when you are away.
Using E-Mail forwarders, you can receive any email at email@example.com.
Specific mail forwarding options may be enabled in your web control panel to redirect or
forward E-Mail names to different addresses on the Internet.
For example, e-mail addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org could forward to an account at AOL
(email@example.com) or to another E-Mail address on your domain (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the method used to upload and download pages to
and from your web site. You will have unlimited access to your account via FTP
24-hours a day to set up and maintain your web site. You can work on HTML
documents, graphics, and scripts locally and then upload files to your web site
Form to email
This script enables you to collect customer information from your web site,
via a form, and then sends the information to you in an email. The script is provided
free for your use.
Microsoft FrontPage is a program that
can be used to design and manage your web site. To use the facilities provided by FrontPage you need
to have FrontPage extensions installed. The extensions are programs that run on the server.
We can install Microsoft FrontPage extensions on your account free of charge for the Silver or higher
packages. You may request that FrontPage extensions be installed within your web site when placing an
order for domain web hosting services or contact our support department directly. Microsoft provides
direct support for the use of FrontPage.
MS Access Database
Microsoft Access is the best selling database in the
world since it comes bundled in Microsoft Office. Powerful and fully compatible with
MS SQL database servers
performance database application for NT servers, for large and complicated back-end integration of
As well as email forwarding, you have the option to retrieve e-mail directly
from POP3 mailboxes. POP3 mailboxes are like PO boxes for emails, the emails are stored there
until you collect them. Each POPs can be assigned unique ids and passwords to
RealAudio/Video system is a client-server based streaming media delivery system for the Internet.
You can create and deliver audio/video-based streaming multimedia content through the Internet to
A Shopping Cart program allows you to
implement your own on-line storefront. The shopping cart keeps track
of what visitors have ordered and allows them to add or remove items
from a 'virtual shopping cart'. When a visitor decides to check-out,
the order information including the buyer's name, address and
billing instruction is e-mailed to the site webmaster and a receipt
is sent to the shopper. Our E-Commerce plans include a
commercially available program, CART32
, that we have licensed and provide free for
your use. The program will be placed in your secured directory for you to develop in HTML.
You do not need any CGI experience to set up a fully functional
SSL secure server
Secure Socket Layer enables credit card numbers,
phone numbers and other important, private information to be securely transferred across the internet. SSL allows
your customer's browser to connect to your web site and negotiate a secure
We give you WebTrends, to track your
web usage statistics. This allows you to see where people are
accessing your web site from, how many "hits" you are getting, how
much data is being transferred and more. You can also see extra
information such as search words people have used to visit your site
and the days/times that your site is most popular. Statistics are
updated bi-weekly. Looking at and analysing your statistics is
essential for understanding what visitors to your site are looking for,
and helping you to design a more successful site.
Web space refers to the amount of server disk storage your account is
allocated. This space is used to store your html files, graphics,
audio clips and all other files that make up your Web site.
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