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Why should you be on the web?  Any idea why?  Someone told you to put up a web site, and what happened?  The millions of "hits" you were promised never materialised?  So what next?  Have a look at the link "Why a Domain" on the left if you are not certain.

Hosting Options:

There are a number of companies out there that will register you domain names, design and host your web site, depending on your requirements.  The options available are to sit back and have them do everything for you, or to get involved.  We encourage you to get involved - a little knowledge may be dangerous, but no knowledge is suicidal.

We will assist you with your strategy, and design and host your web site for you.  We are not the largest hosting company in South Africa, but we believe we are positioned to assist you when first entering this area.  We will assist you in getting your web site up as fast and as cost-effectively as possible. Where you are wary or uncertain about why to go this route (registration of a domain and the creation of a web site), why not give us a call or drop us an email, and we will guide you along this process.  Many a company have burnt their fingers and wasted a lot of their marketing money by having a really funky web site at vast expense which actually does nothing more than the simple, basic one would do.  Sure, once your web site is attracting 20 000 visitors a day (for example, an online newspaper or information portal), you will need a whole in-house team to keep your web site accurate and up to date.  Imaging if the online version of the Sunday Times was only showing the news from last month or last year, because no-one bothered to update the information.  How many people would bother to come back to the site?

Hosting options start from as little as R75 per month (excluding set up and design fees).  This is a lot less than the cost of an advert in any trade publication, magazine, or online advertisement.  If you currently have enough business to work from 07h00 to 19h00 6 days a week, do not consider any form of advertising at all - your reputation obviously proceeds you, and you work is of an exceptional quality and value - rather increase your rates!!  If you are doing any form of advertising presently, you must consider a web presence if you do not already have one.

LINUX-BASED HOSTING OPTIONS:

 

FEATURES

BASIC

ADVANCED

PREMIUM

APPLICATION

Typical Use

Cheap, starter package aimed at SOHO clients. Small to medium web site with modest e-mail requirements.

Suitable for medium-sized business web sites and average e-mail requirements. E-commerce ready.

Equipped for large and complex web sites and extensive e-mail needs. Can host multiple web sites

Typical Clients

Small businesses and individuals

Medium-sized businesses and small e-commerce sites

Corporate business and webmaster reselling web sites

HOSTING FEES

Setup Fee

R200

R200

R200

Monthly Fee

R100

R225

R425

Quarterly Fee

R225 per quarter

R585 per quarter

R1075 per quarter

Annual Fee

R850

R2150

R3950

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS

Server Operating System

Red Hat Linux with Apache Web Server

Choice of Web Server location

U.S.A. or South Africa

Disk Storage Space
(shared by web site, mailboxes and databases)

40MB

100MB

250MB

Monthly Bandwidth SA / USA Server (total of all web, FTP and e-mail traffic to and from server)

100MB / 500MB

500MB / 5GB

1GB / 10GB

FTP Users

1

1

10

Parked Domain Names (point to your web site, differentiated e-mail)

1, can purchase more

4, can purchase more

9, can purchase more

Sub-Domain Names, e.g. 'sales.yourcompany.com'

No

No

4

Addon Web Sites (additional web sites in same account, each with own e-mail and FTP)

No

No

4 (total of 5 web sites including main web site)

EMAIL SERVICES

POP/IMAP Mailboxes (send and receive e-mail using Outlook Express or similar)

5

25, can purchase more

50, can purchase more

Webmail (send and receive e-mail in your browser)

Yes

Yes

Yes

E-mail Aliases (e-mail addresses that forward mail elsewhere)

Unlimited

E-mail Autoresponders (out-of-office messages)

Unlimited

Spam Filter

Spamassassin - free add-on

E-COMMERCE CAPABILITIES

SSL Secure Server (additional charge)

No

Add-on option

Add-on option

Shopping Carts

No

No

OS Commerce - free add on

CONTROL AND CUSTOMISATION

Web-based Control Panel

Yes

Detailed Web Site Statistics

Yes - AW Stats

Cron Jobs (task scheduling)

No

No

 

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Hard Disk Backup

Daily, weekly and monthly

UPS and Generator Backup

Yes

24 Hour Server Monitoring

Yes

LINUX WEB HOSTING ACCOUNT ADD-ONS

Add-on Features

Setup

Monthly

Additional e-mail Accounts

Free

R25

Additional Server Storage Space (50MB)

Free

R100

Additional Monthly Traffic (100MB)

Free

R75

Domain name parking (pointing) above allotted number

R50

Free

Sub-Domain name pointing to same web site above allotted number

R50

Free

MySQL Database above allotted number

R65

R40

Secure Socket Layer (includes dedicated IP address)

R200

Free

Geotrust Digital Certificate

$150 purchase

$150 annual fee

Account Upgrade (to Advanced or Premium)

Free

N/A

Account Downgrade (to Advanced)

R200

N/A

             

 

 

 

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