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What Exactly is Web Hosting?

In order for you to connect to a website, the web pages have to exist on a web server connected to the internet. The server should be connected directly to the internet by a high speed line. The web server needs to be up and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, provide data security and be backed-up daily. DPW Enterprises has the necessary hardware and technical expertise to provide reliable service.

For all but the largest companies, it's usually more cost effective to rent space from a web hosting company than to operate the web servers at your place of business. Even if you have your own servers, you still need to connect to the internet (usually through an internet service provider).

There are several different kinds of web hosting services available: Free websites, self hosting services and true web hosting.

Free Websites

What can I say? With a free website, you usually get exactly what you pay for. They usually have extremely slow connections, low bandwidth, frequent downtime, and most require you to place banners for them or other companies on your website. Definitely not an appropriate choice for a business website. You can buy fast, reliable business web hosting from us for $29.95/year. Why settle for poor service.

Self-Hosted Websites

Self-hosted site builders typically offer the fastest, easiest route to a Website. They usually don't require any technical knowledge to build a site because you choose a pre-designed template and add your text or images, and they can be ready to launch within 24 hours.

The down-side is these sites are usually inflexible, only allowing a limited number of Web pages, a limited amount of traffic, offering a narrow selection of templates and may even prevent you from uploading your own pages. Most can't accommodate the use of complex scripts or other more advanced website features. In fact most don't even allow you to save your web pages in the .html format, which is an absolute must if you ever plan to move the site to another hosting company or even use a standard web page editor.

My advice is to avoid these services like the plague. I would never use them to create a business website. They are fine for a personal web page, but since most internet service providers let you put up personal web pages free, why pay extra for one of these sites.

True Web Hosting

True Web hosting allows you to build your own website, upload pages with sophisticated functionality, and modify your site in almost limitless ways. Users frequently build their own sites with Dreamweaver, Microsoft FrontPage or similar software. Through our web design department, we offer you custom designed sites at a very reasonable price.

Purchasing a hosting account rents space on a web server or the exclusive use of a dedicated server for very large sites and includes a set amount of data transfer traffic from your computer to the host's server, so you can upload entire pages, images, multimedia files, or change existing pages. Most hosting companies allow you to integrate eCommerce software into your site, ours comes with a shopping cart that can be installed. Our hosting packages start at $29.95/year.

DPW Enterprises - Your Web Hosting Company

Here are the features you get for choosing us as your hosting company:

  • Money Back Guarantee - I put this first, because if you are unhappy with your hosting site, you'll want assurances you'll get your money back. We provide a 30 day money back guarantee on hosting.
  • 24/7 Technical Support – We offer 24/7 email support. In all honesty, it is quicker and better for you to email our technical support person than to use the telephone - no being put on hold or getting voice mail, just action. That way the right person can be assigned to your problem where they will follow through until it is resolved. But, if you feel you need telephone support, we do offer it. Unlike many hosting companies, we do provide telephone support from Noon-8pm USA Eastern time and voice mail will be returned as soon as possible for after-hours, weekends and holidays.
  • Control Panel - Our Control Panel is where you control all aspects of your account, such as managing email accounts and reading site traffic statistics. We provide a centralized control panel for your management needs with good instructions on how to use it. Below is a screen capture of the control panel we use.

  • Website Statistics – From a marketing perspective, it's important to know who is visiting your site and what pages they read. Our software keeps track of all of this information for you, and presents it in an easy to read format. Your statistics are updated on a daily basis so you can configure the display to show you by day, by week, by month or by year. The screen capture below is from a yearly summary for one of our customers.
  • Perl/CGI/PHP Capability - We allow you to install and run Perl, CGI and PHP scripts on your account. Perl, CGI and PHP scripts allow you to collect information from your visitors such as having them sign up for a free newsletter or download. We provide your own private CGI Bin directory. We also have a free library of commonly used scripts.
  • POP3 Email Accounts - A POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) Email Account is an email account hosted on your site. We allow you to have unlimited POP3 accounts, so you can set up email addresses for all your needs. We only support forwarding these email accounts to your personal email account (such as a free yahoo or Hotmail account) because email accounts use up a lot of hard disk space. You don't have to view your email on the server, but can have it forwarded to your personal email account and receive all of your email in one place. Using the filters available from Yahoo or Hotmail, you can even have your incoming email delivered to different folders to make managing your business easier. For example, all of the email addresses for this website are forwarded to the appropriate person's email account, so we never have to log into the web server to check to see if there is email from our clients. That way, when anyone opens the email client on our desktop PCs, the proper person receives our clients requests.
  • SSL Secure Server - SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is a protocol allowing data transmissions to be encrypted on the internet. It is available, but whether you need it will depend on your selection of shopping cart software, payment gateway and merchant account providers. (Click Here for more information on Merchant Accounts.)
  • Shopping Cart - If you plan on having a sales catalog on your website, a shopping cart is required. It lets people browse through your merchandise and pick the items they plan to purchase and stick them in your shopping cart. When they finish shopping, they proceed to the checkout where they can review their order and pay by credit card. Most shopping cart software can be easily integrated into your website. (Click Here for more information on shopping carts.) Agora and Oscommerce are available for installation as part of your webhosting service.
  • Password Protected Areas – We allow you to create a "members only" area of your site by creating password protected folders.
  • FrontPage Extensions - Microsoft FrontPage is a web development tool. It requires special software be installed on the web server to use all but the most basic features. FrontPage extensions are available for both Microsoft IIS and Apache web servers. You can have FrontPage extensions added to your website on request.
  • Mailing List Software - You can forward any of your email accounts to a distribution list you set up in the control panel. This is convenient if you want email to go to all the officers or partners in your business or organization.
  • Streaming Media – We support the use of streaming media such as RealAudio or Windows Media files or Flash on the browser side.
  • UpTime and Availability Guarantee - Our data center has provided 100% availability and better than 99.9% uptime including scheduled maintenance downtime. We have a state of the art have a data center with gas powered generators, multiple connections to the internet, etc. The report below shows an uptime report for one of our clients.

Internet Seer availability report

  • Backups - We back up your website data but we do not provide restore services to your computers since there is always a copy of your website available to you on the web server. You should also backup the data yourself. A good practice is to keep the latest version of your website on the machine where the website is developed and maintained. The cpanel control panel allows you to backup your website to your hard drive as well. You should also make an off line copy (on a CD, DVD or separate hard drive) and update it after every major revision. You put a lot of time, effort and money into developing your website. Make sure you back it up.
  • Hard-Disk Storage Space - This is probably the most misunderstood aspect of web hosting. This entire website has 65 web pages and 208 other files stored on the web server and uses less than 10 MB of hard disk space. We have a motorcycle club as a client with over a 2,000 high-resolution photographs, ten years worth of newsletter articles, video clips, sound recordings, etc. stored on their website. It currently uses 85 MB of hard disk space. This is why our standard website hosting packages start at 50 MB of space. It's all the space most small businesses will ever need.

    But, if you do need more space, we will add it at no extra cost as long as you are not storing email on the web server. Why pay for space you may never need? (In fact, many hosting companies only give you 50-100MB of space initially, no matter what they advertise. They run daily reports on the amount of free space on each website. If your free space gets low, they increase your space allotment up to the advertised amount.)

  • Bandwidth - the more bandwidth the better. Bandwidth effects the speed of data transmission over the internet. We provide unmetered bandwidth. According to Alexa, an internet reporting service, the motorcycle club with all of the photos and video clips, etc on their website is faster than 85% of all other websites. We host it.

Alexa Rating For spokes-women.com

The Bottom Line
You want to deal with an established company with a reliable network. Remember, it's your business reputation at stake
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Hosting Plan Comparison

Plan Features
Mini-Site Hosting
Cost
$29.95/year
$9.95/month
$8.95/month
$29.95/year
 Disk Space
Up to 50 MB**
Up to 200 MB**
Up to 500 MB**
Up to 50 MB**
Free RV Site Builder
X
X
X
X
 Free Perl, own CGI Access
X
X
X
 Note: 1
Sub-Domains
1
 10
 2
n/a
mySQL Database
1
1
2
1 if own own domain name, 0 if free subdomain
 PHP Scripting Capable
X
X
X
 Note: 1
Server Support for Shockwave and Flash
X
X
X
X
Real Media Streaming
X
X
X
X
 Front Page Support  Available
X
X
X
X
 Free Autoresponder  Software ($59 value)
X
X
X
 Note: 1
 Individual Administration  Control Panel
X
X
X
yes if own domain, no if free subdomain
 Free Mailing Lists
5
50
5
Limit 3
 Free 24/7 Email Technical  Support
X
X
X
X
 Free FTP Client and  Training
X
X
X
X
 Free HTML Training
bonus
 bonus
 bonus
bonus

Parked domains (Note:2)

1
10
 1
1 if you own own domain name, no if free subdomain
 Password Protected  Directories
X
X
X
X
 Server Side Includes
X
X
X
X
Catchall email account
X
X
X
yes if own own domain name, no if free subdomain
Forwarded POP3  Email Accounts*
5
50
5
3
 Unmetered Bandwidth
X
X
X
X
FTP Accounts
3
30
5
2

Free software with automatic installation

yes
yes
yes
yes
Fast servers
X
X
X
X
 99.9% Uptime
X
X
X
X

*Disk Space maximums only apply if email is not stored on the web server.

** We start you out with what the average customer uses and increase it as needed.

Note 1: Available upon request at no additional charge.

Note 2: More than one domain name can point to the site but only one control panel is available and it is only one website.

Note 3: Available for an additional monthly fee.

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