Web Hosting Software and Features

General Features

Large Space
Our web hosting plans provide a generous amount of space more than enough to host all your web pages, images and files. As your web site grows we can accommodate it by providing a larger plan to suit you.

Generous Traffic Allowance
Our range of traffic allowance is designed to cater for a wide range of web sites from a simple personal site up to a busy information and community portal.

User Friendly Control Panel
You can control your account through our user friendly control panel at anytime. Manage all aspects of your web site and email in one place.

Free Transfer Assistance
Should you wish us to assist you in transferring your domain and web site to us, we will do so free of charge.

True Multiple Domain Support
Our multi domain hosting allows you to have more than one web site yet you only pay for one account. Each of your web site has a separate directory and email system. Deleting or updating one site will not affect the others. Enjoy the savings with us.

Unix or Windows Platform Choice
Web Solutions offers you the choice of Unix or Windows to be your web hosting platform. We give you the opportunity to sign up for both Unix and Windows accounts so that you can use ASP or ASP.NET on your Windows projects and take advantage of PHP, Perl or other Unix tools on our Unix hosting. Both are done natively on each platform so there is no "translation layers" involved.

Website Features

Easy Application Installer
We provide an easy application installer to enable you to install popular open source applications with a few clicks. You can set up Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento,etc. with a few clicks and get it up and running in no time.

Detailed Site Statistics
With every website that you host with us, we provide automated detailed statistics so you know how your site is doing. Find out which is the most popular page visited, where your visitors came from, what is your site's busiest time, how they found your site, and what search keywords they used to find it.

Your Own CGI-BIN
You can run your own cgi scripts to provide custom functionalities on your web site. You can also install the many cgi-scripts that are freely available on the web.

Perl, Python and More
We can host many of the popular scripting tools and supporting modules to give you more choices and flexibility to use any Perl or Python web scripts out there on your web site.
» Technical info on Perl and CGI

PHP Scripting - Advanced
Web Solutions specialises in providing a rich set of PHP modules and Pear libraries to support and host the widest range of PHP scripts and web sites out there. We understand PHP and can provide support for the advanced PHP developers' web hosting needs.
» Technical Info on PHP

SSL Secure Server
We provide FREE Secure SSL facility on some of our web hosting packages. SSL allows you to provide secure encrypted connection from your visitors to and from your website, often used for e-commerce / credit card payment facility.

Free Shared SSL and Low Cost SSL Certificates
We offer shared SSL certificates for FREE. If you prefer to have your own SSL certificate, we have partnered with one of the leading SSL certificate authorities to offer you low cost SSL certificates with free installation. You can also use your own SSL certificates.

Databases

High Performance MySQL Database Server
Host your dynamic web sites powered by PHP, Perl, Python, ASP or ASP.NET with our high performance MySQL database servers. MySQL is available for both Unix and Windows web hosting. By using a dedicated database server, we can deliver better performance for your web sites. MySQL databases are included in our packages free of charge.
» MySQL Database Hosting Configuration

High Performance PostgreSQL Database Server
Our PostgreSQL database service is available to PHP, Perl, Python, ASP or ASP.NET. PostgreSQL database is available for both Unix and Windows web hosting. PostgreSQL databases are included in our packages free of charge. It provides most modern database functionalities that are still missing from MySQL such as transactions, stored procedures and subqueries.
» PostgreSQL Database Hosting Configuration

Microsoft SQL Server Database (MSSQL)
Utilise the MS SQL server for heavy duty and data sensitive web applications linked via ASP or ASP.NET scripts. Our MSSQL server is a low cost solutions ideal for your small to medium scale deployment.
» Microsoft SQL Server Database Hosting

E-Mail Features

Unlimited POP3 Email Accounts
We give you the freedom to create as many email accounts as you need for your staff or family members.

E-Mail Account Aliases
You can create email address aliases for your email accounts. For example, create an alias called bob@domain.com for your actual email account robert@domain.com.

Advanced Email Forwarding
Our email forwarding feature allows you to have multiple recipients. For example you can have sales@yourbiz.com going to bob@yourbiz.com, jane@yourbiz.com and bob@homeisp.com all at the same time.

Catch-All Account
You can designate one of your email accounts to receive all emails that are sent to non-existent addresses. For example, if you only have one email account bob@domain.com but wish to also receive emails sent to sales@domain.com, inquiries@domain.com, or anything@domain.com, then you can set the bob@domain.com to be the catch-all account.

Free Mailing List Facility
Create newsletters, discussion list etc using our mailing list feature. It allows your customers to automatically subscribe and unsubscribe to/from your list.

Secure Web Mail Facility
We provide web mail facility with address book and calendar so you can read and reply to your emails while you are away. You can access our web mail from any Internet browser worldwide. For extra security, our web mail facility is also available through SSL secure address.

Spam and Junk Mail Protection
Save your time from sifting through the junk mails. Our Spam protection feature can make it easy for you to identify and automatically move the spam away from your inbox.
» See how it works

Virus Protection
All emails passing through our system are scanned for viruses.

Domain Hosting Features

Domain Aliasing
Point several domain names to your web site for free. For example, you can have www.yourbusiness.com, www.your-business.com all pointing to the same web site.

Sub Domains
Create multiple sub-domains for free. For example if you have the domain name "blogg.com", you can have joe.blogg.com (or www.joe.blogg.com), jane.blogg.com, tom.blogg.com, etc.

Custom DNS Records
We provide an online DNS editor so that you can add custom DNS records to your domain names.

Dedicated IP Address
We can provide dedicated IP address to your domains / web sites should it be required.

Unix Hosting Features

Shell Access via SSH
We provide secure shell access to perform tasks that are often hard or impossible to do otherwise.

Cron Jobs
Schedule jobs to be performed at a certain time via our crontab facility, for example to perform clean up or reminder mailouts or to check and respond to incoming emails automatically.

Windows Hosting Features

ASP Hosting
Our ASP Hosting runs on the latest Microsoft Windows Server. It comes with many features and ASP components to be used by your scripts.
» ASP Hosting Details

ASP.NET Hosting
We provide a stable Windows Server environment to host your ASP.NET powered web sites. Choose from MS SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases to store your data.
» ASP.NET Hosting Details

Infrastructure

Reliable Servers
We utilise high performance array of disks (RAID) on all our servers for higher performance and higher reliability. This gives us and you a peace of mind.

World Class Data Center and Internet Connectivity
Our servers are housed in a world class data center with all the bells and whistles expected from such facility, such as UPS backup and generators, redundant power feed, VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus), climate and temperature control, Network Operation Center (NOC) staffed 24/7, and a fully meshed redundant connectivity to the Internet backbones.

24/7 Monitoring System
Every aspect of our web hosting service is monitored around the clock. From web, email, dns, control panel, hard drive space and server load, everything is carefully monitored so we can keep up our quality of service to you.

Daily Backup System
We back up every file, database and email account every day so that we can recover from crashes, computer failures or even just to bail you out if you ever made a mistake and accidentally deleted all your files.

Enhanced Security
We constantly, religiously and carefully update our system for the purpose of keeping up with the latest security patches and updates. We apply special security settings to improve the security of our system and your data whereever possible.

Summary

The following table outlines some of the features available on our windows and unix web hosting. We continually improve and add more features to our web hosting service, and we will update this table to provide more information.

Features
Unix Hosting
Windows Hosting
General Web Hosting Features
User Friendly and Powerful Control Panel
Unix
Windows
Pre-payment Discounts
Unix
Windows
Detailed Web Access Statistics and Analysis
Unix
Windows
Service Level Guarantee
Unix
Windows
Comprehensive Technical Support
Unix
Windows
Domain Name Features
True Multi Domain
Unix
Windows
Free Sub-Domains
Unix
Windows
Free Domain Aliases / Pointers
Unix
Windows
Custom DNS Records
Unix
Windows
Dedicated IP Address1
Unix
Windows
Email Hosting Features
FREE Spam and Junk Mail Tagging Feature
Unix
Windows
FREE Virus Protection
Unix
Windows
Unlimited Email Accounts (POP3)
Unix
Windows
Free Mail Forwarding
Unix
Windows
Free Mail Aliasing
Unix
Windows
Free Auto-Responder
Unix
Windows
Free Mailing Lists
Unix
Windows
Catch All Feature
Unix
Windows
Web Mail Access
Unix
Windows
  Online Address Book and Calendar
Unix
Windows
POP3, SMTP, IMAP Protocols
Unix
Windows
Secure POP3, SMTP, Webmail
Unix
Windows
Custom MX Records
Unix
Windows
Mail Alias for the entire domain
Unix
Windows
FTP Hosting Features
Sub-FTP Accounts
Unix
Windows
Virtual FTP Site and Accounts2
Unix
Anonymous FTP2
Unix
Windows
Web Publishing and Account Access
FTP
Unix
Windows
Publishing via Sub-FTP Accounts
Unix
Shell Access via SSH
Unix
 
scp
Unix
 
rsync
Unix
 
Secure FTP (sftp)
Unix
 
FTP Over SSH
Unix
 
Server Side Scripting / Programs
PHP (more information)
Unix
Windows
Perl (more info)
Unix
Windows
Python
Unix
 
ASP  
Windows
ASP.NET  
Windows
CGI-BIN
Unix
Windows
ISAPI DLL  
Windows
Databases
MySQL Database
Unix
Windows
PostgreSQL Database
Unix
Windows
Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL)1
Windows
Microsoft Access (MDB)
Windows
Free ODBC DSN
Windows
MySQL Web Based Interface
Unix
Windows
PostgreSQL Web based Interface
Unix
Windows
MSSQL Web based Interface
Windows
E-Commerce Hosting Features
Dedicated IP Address1
Unix
Windows
Free Shared SSL (Secure Site)
Unix
Windows
Dedicated SSL (Secure Site)1
Unix
Windows
Ready to install Shopping Cart (osCommerce)
Unix
 
Compatible with other shopping cart
Unix
Windows
Payment Gateway Support
Commonwealth Bank / Dialect Solutions
Unix
Windows
MasterCard Internet Payment Gateway (MIGS)
Unix
Windows
E-Way
Unix
Windows
Camtech Payment Gateway
Unix
Windows
ANZ eGate (MIGS)
Unix
Windows
St. George Bank IPG (Internet Payment Gateway)  
Windows
St. George Bank OCA (Online CreditCard Authorisation)
Unix
Windows
Open SSL Libraries (to conduct secure transactions with other payment gateways such as Authorize.net, PaySystems, WorldPay, LinkPoint, PayPal, etc).
Unix
Windows
Advanced Web Hosting Features
Raw Log Files
Unix
Windows
Error Log Files
Unix
 
Password Protected Directories
Unix
Windows
.htaccess
Unix
 
GD2 Libraries
Unix
Windows
ImageMagick Libraries
Unix
Windows
Custom Error Pages
Unix
Windows
Page Redirection
Unix
Windows
Custom MIME Types
Unix
Windows
Custom Directory Index
Unix
Windows
mnoGoSearch Site Search Engine
Unix
 
Custom DNS Records
Unix
Windows
Apache mod_rewrite
Unix
 
Apache Multi Views
Unix
 
Web Hosting Server Features
Separate Email and Database Server
Unix
Windows
Daily Backup
Unix
Windows
RAID disk array
Unix
Windows
Data center with 24/7 on-site technicians
Unix
Windows
Automated 24/7 System, Network and Service Monitoring and Alerting
Unix
Windows
Redundant High Speed Backbones
Unix
Windows
UPS and Generator Backup
Unix
Windows

Notes:

  1. Will incur extra costs.
  2. Freely Available however it requires a dedicated IP address which costs extra.