Step 3: Website Hosting
The completed website needs to reside on an Internet server called a host. When a visitor types your website domain name into the browser, the visitor can then find it like your office's street address. A Web Vortex hosting account gives you the features your website needs for $10 (brochureware/static) or $20 to $60 (e-commerce or Take Control of My Website) per month. $5 if only need e-mail service ($5 per 10 mailboxes). Unlike cheap hosting companies we provide routine maintenance for occasional updating of your website text content at no extra charge at the $10 to $20 (brochureware/static) and $20 to $60 (e-commerce or Take Control of My Website) price levels. Updates requiring HTML coding or image editing will be billable at the $50/hour rate. All hosting plans include the following:
- Unlimited e-mailboxes, autoresponders, aliases, forwarding and catch all accounts to enhance your credibility and e-mail efficiency. POP3 and SMTP e-mail access to conveniently receive and send mail from PC e-mail software like Outlook, Eudura, Pegasus, etc.
- Unlimited number of databases for information intensive websites (100MB total size limit).
- Software support for a wide variety of program controlled website features like inquiry forms, shopping carts, information searches, and website user customization.
- Software support includes PHP 4, Perl Version: 5.x, CGI, TCL, ASP, SSI, Microsoft SQL Server, Crontab, mySQL, CDONTS, ODBC (Win 2000 only), ASPMail 4.0, Microsoft.Net, AspEmail v220.127.116.11, Dundas Pie Chart, Dundas Upload and Dundas Mailer.
- Free set-up included in hosting fee.
- FTP access via any PC FTP software or through user control panel Webshell4 server side.
- Multi-website and multi-domain capable user control panel to manage targeted market segments.
- Unlimited disk space to provide your website visitors with everything they need.
- Unlimited data transfer limits for your website visitors to view your site and download website content.
- Discounts of $1 to $10 per month offered for multi-year advance payment or customer loyalty rewards depending on monthly fee on all $10 to $20 plans.