A domain name is a unique address that represents a unique location on the internet. It serves as a memorable address and a means for visitors to find your website or e-mail address. Specifically, a domain is the string that follows the www. portion in a browser's address bar or the @ portion of an e-mail address i.e. www.yourcompany.com or email@example.com.
When you have decided on a hosting package, we check availability and register the domain on your behalf to secure your company, brand or product name.
Domain names need to be renewed on a yearly basis. The renewal fees are similar to the registration fees depending on your domain extension i.e. co.za, .com
A domain transfer refers to the process of changing the designated registrar of a domain name. Domain names may be transferred only if they have been registered with the previous registrar for 60 days or more. When you choose to move your hosting to us we organize the transfer on your behalf.
* All new domain registrations will automatically include SSL
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security protocol for establishing encrypted links between a web server and a browser in an online communication. The usage of SSL technology ensures that all data transmitted between the web server and browser remains encrypted.
This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate.
Web hosting is the process of renting space and bandwidth through a company so that your website will be online. It's similar to the space on a computer's hard drive, but the server allows your website's files to be accessed from anywhere. Once you have to decided on a domain name i.e. www.yourdomain.co.za and it is available for registration, we could register the domain on your behalf (domain registrations vary depending on the extension i.e. co.za,.com,.org). When the registration is done, we link the space on the server to the domain name and that allows people around the world to find and view your website.
Uptime is the amount of time that your website is available and online throughout the month. Thus if your website has 100% uptime it means that your site was not down for any time throughout the month. If your site was down for a total of 45 minutes in the month then your uptime was approximately 99.9%.
Web or disk space is the size that your website can be. All the pages, words, images, scripts, databases and other files take up space. Your logs (stats) and emails will also take up web space. This space is measured in Bytes, KiloBytes (thousands of bytes) and MegaBytes (millions of bytes).
Data transfer or bandwidth is the amount of information that your visitors download from your site. Each time someone visits your site the information contained on your website is transferred from the web server to your visitors computer over their internet connection.
For example let's assume the following: each of your visitors view 4 HTML pages each visit; your HTML pages (including images) average 30 KB each; you get 500 visitors each week. Your site will then transfer 60 000 KB (4 x 30 x 500) each week (i.e. 60 MB per week).
A monthly traffic limit is the amount of data or bandwidth that you are allowed to transfer in any given month. Generally if you reach your traffic limit your site will either become unavailable until the beginning of the next month or you will be charged for each MB of traffic that you move over and above your traffic limit.
A mailbox is the storage location of electronic mail messages that is found either on a remote server or downloaded to the user's hard drive. Software e-mail programs commonly divide the mailbox into separate folders, notably the inbox, outbox, sent items, and deleted items.
Webmail is an email system in which a user can access their emails via a browser on any computer or device that is connected to the Internet.
Email forwarding generically refers to the operation of re-sending an email message delivered to one email address to a possibly different email address(es). The term forwarding has no specific technical meaning, but it implies that the email has been moved "forward" to a new destination.
A program that automatically generates a set response to all messages sent to a particular email address.
A spam filter is a program that is used to detect unsolicited and unwanted email and prevent those messages from getting to a user's inbox. Like other types of filtering programs, a spam filter looks for certain criteria on which it bases judgments.
Mail Anti-Virus is a component responsible for searching dangerous objects in incoming and outgoing emails. Mail Anti-Virus starts on a system startup and resides in computer memory. ... It then uses the antivirus databases and heuristic analyzer to scan the body and the attachment for dangerous objects.
A subdomain (also known as a child domain) is an extension of your domain name. They are treated as separate sites from the main domain site. They will have their own FTP account details. So for example: youur domain name is yourdomain.co.za, your web address is www.yourdomain.co.za and a subdomain of yours is support.yourdomain.co.za.
If you've built your website in a HTML editor, like Dreamweaver or Microsoft Expression Studio, you have to upload your website files via FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
When you sign up you will be sent your FTP account and details that lets you access files in your account. You can then use a FTP tool to transfer your website files from your hard drive to your FTP account on the web server. You can use a dedicated FTP program such as CoreFTP, CuteFTP or FileZilla. Alternately you can use the built in Windows or Internet Explorer FTP program. We suggest using dedicated FTP programs because these programs have the best user interfaces and support advanced options like setting file permissions and resuming aborted file transfers.
This is a programming language which enables your website to be more dynamic. PHP is a HTML embedded scripting language that lets you create dynamic web pages. It is an open source, server-side, and cross-platform scripting language. PHP-enabled web pages are treated just like regular HTML pages and you can create and edit them the same way you normally create regular HTML pages. Each programming language has its own benefits. Find out more at www.php.net
MySQL is a database system. Databases are a collection of data arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval. Databases are used to create a variety of sites. If you are going to make use of them make sure that you choose a Hosting package which will support the database.
phpMyAdmin is a free web application that provides a convenient GUI for working with the MySQL database management system. It is the most popular MySQL administration tool that is used by millions of users worldwide and has won numerous awards and honors.
cPanel is a web based hosting control panel provided by many hosting providers to website owners allowing them to manage their websites from a web based interface. This program gives users a graphical interface from which they can control their portion of the Unix server.
You can choose to pay by any of the following methods: Monthly via Debit Order OR Annually via Invoice.