Understanding the following features may be helpful if you are
a Basic Hosting client.
Enabling anonymous FTP allows visitors to access your website
to upload and/or download files without a unique id and password.
By controllable anonymous FTP, we are referring to an environment
whereby anonymous access can be limited to specific files and
"Autoresponders" reply to incoming email automatically.
An autoresponder could be used to send a standard text file
to persons addressing, say, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you've ever
received a response to an email which suggests that the recipient
is away from the office, you may have received such an automated
CGI script support
All customers have access to a personal cgi-local directory
in which you can place your own custom CGI scripts. CGI scripts
are often used to accomplish tasks which are not supported by
basic HTML such as a "hit" counter or guest book.
This directory can be used to set up scripts that you write
or find elsewhere on the web. We also offer several pre-written
scripts, available free for your use. These include a hit counter,
guest book, mail form, shopping cart, discussion forum, and
If you hosting client, you have access to a web-based control
panel which allows you to set mail forwarding options, enable/disable
anonymous FTP access, view your statistics, change your password
and more. It also allows access to other features such as an
HTML Form Generator, web-based HTML editor and Perl script checker.
Users can also update account contact information at anytime
without having to contact customer support.
CyberCash enables you to securely process credit card transactions
24 hours a day, seven days a week to a new global marketplace.
CyberCash works with all the popular browsers, as well as the
majority of Internet hardware, software, servers, communication
protocols, and web store applications.
In general, any outward bound traffic from a website, with the
exception of email, is considered to be data transfer. For example,
each time a web page, image, midi file, quicktime video, etc.
is loaded, data transfer is generated. Each of our plans includes
a generous amount of free data transfer which should be more
than enough for most sites. In fact, 98% to 99% of our customers
operate within their free data transfer allowance. Additional
data transfer beyond the threshold will incur a small charge.
Disk Storage Space
Disk storage space refers to the amount of server disk storage
specifically allocated to your account. This space is used to
store your html files, graphics, audio clips, POP mail messages,
pdfs, and other files that make up your website. Each of our
plans includes a specified allotment of disk storage space,
but additional space can be purchased for any account in 5MB
Domain Name Registration
We offer virtual domain web hosting accounts which means you
can have your own web address or "domain name" (e.g.:
www.yourname.com). We can handle domain name registration or
transfers on your behalf. (e.g.: .com, .net, .org, etc.). Currently,
Network Solutions charges $35 per year for name registration.
You may now register names with
Internet Names Worldwide through us for only $25 per year.
You can also have additional domain names point to your account
for a small additional charge.
An extranet is a collaborative network that resides on the Internet
and provides various levels of accessibility to outsiders through
the use of usernames and passwords.
If you are a hosting client, you will have unlimited access
to your account via FTP 24-hours a day to set up and maintain
your website. You can work on HTML documents, graphics, and
scripts locally and then upload files to your website when ready.
We can install Microsoft FrontPage extensions for your account
if you are developing and maintaining your own site. This allows
you to use the easy-to-use Microsoft FrontPage program to create
and maintain your website. You may request that FrontPage extensions
be installed within your website when placing an order for hosting
services or contact our support department directly. Microsoft
provides direct support for all FrontPage users.
Once your domain name is active worldwide, you can receive all
email addressed to your domain such as email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, etc. By default, all email addressed to
your domain will forward to your real email address provided
by your local Internet provider. For convenience, specific mail
forwarding options are available if you need specific addresses
each to be forwarded to different addresses on the Internet.
For example, email addressed to email@example.com could
forward to an account at AOL, but firstname.lastname@example.org could forward
to an Earthlink account.
In addition to mail forwarding, users have the option to retrieve
email directly from POP3 mailboxes on the mail server using
an email program such as Outlook Express. Each of our plans
includes a Master POP account which can receive all email and
control the settings for any optional configurable POP accounts.
Each of our plans also offers a specified number of configurable
POP accounts. The additional POPs can be assigned unique ids
and passwords to ensure privacy. You can also purchase additional
POPs if needed.
The RealPlayer system is a client-server based streaming media
delivery system for the Internet. Providers of news, entertainment,
sports, and business content can create and deliver audio- and
video-based streaming multimedia content through the Internet
to audiences worldwide.
A Shopping Cart program allows you to implement your own online
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 emailed to the site webmaster and a receipt is
sent to the shopper.
SSL Secure Server
SSL (Secure Socket Layer) allows users to collect data such
as credit card information in a secure environment. Information
submitted via a secure form is sent to the server in an encrypted
mode. Users may choose to research methods such as encrypted
email (PGP), CyberCash, or other solution for retrieving such
information from their websites.
We give you a choice of several solutions to track your web
usage statistics such as what domains are accessing your website,
how many "hits" you are getting, how much data is
being transferred and more. As an additional service, InterArt
can analyze your statistics with Webtrends, giving a more full-featured