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A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web.

Independent Web Hosting Service (away from your ISP) makes a lot of sense! In today's volatile ISP market, you want to be able to have the option of changing your ISP at a moment's notice, without any hassles.

If your ISP hosts your Web Site, then he literally has you by the short and curly’s. Changing your ISP overnight is then not an easy option!

At Computer Craft we endeavour to make Web Hosting Service simple - there's only one plan and a choice of 2 operating platforms.

The Plan

The Web Hosting Service plan
Setup:Free
Annual Fee:NZ$300.00 Note 1
Disk Space:1,000 MB
Email Accounts:Unlimited
Bandwidth:The first 20 GB's each month are free.
Over and above costs NZ$30 per GB.
Note 1 GST is not included. GST will be added to the price for all New Zealand residents and businesses.

Operating Platforms

We give you the choice of Red Hat Linux or Windows Server 2012 R2 (IIS 8.5). Below we have outlined the features of each, and also a comparison chart.

Red Hat Linux

Redhat Linux

RedHat Linux Server is well-known as one of the most stable platforms available. It's recommended for sites with mostly HTML and without a lot of server-side scripting except of course for CGI/Perl which is native to the Linux Server.

Features

Our RedHat Linux plan supports the following features (move the mouse over any of the features to learn more about them):

Windows Server 2012 R2 (IIS 8.5)

Windows Server .NET Connected

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is the most advanced Windows Server operating system yet, designed to power the next generation of networks, applications, and Web services. With Windows Server 2012 you can develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications, provide a highly secure network infrastructure, and increase technological efficiency and value within your organization.

It also natively supports .NET programming methods.

Features

Our Windows Plan supports the following features (move your mouse over any of the features to learn more about them):

Windows components for ASP and .NET

The following is a list of components we have installed on our servers:

  • ASPSmartUpload
  • ASPTear 1.0
  • Dimac Jmail
  • Persits ASPEmail
  • Persits ASPEncrypt
  • Persits ASPGrid
  • Persits ASPJpeg
  • Server Objects ASPConv
  • Server Objects ASPCrypt
  • Server Objects ASPDNS
  • Server Objects ASPFile
  • Server Objects ASPHTTP
  • Server Objects ASPImage
  • Server Objects ASPMail
  • Server Objects ASPMX
  • Server Objects ASPNNTP
  • Server Objects ASPPOP3
  • Server Objects ASPSock

We are also happy to install other components, providing you have the necessary licensing for the component. Just upload it to your web site and then ask support to install it for you. Please ensure you tell them the location you have uploaded the component to.

ASP.NET Hosting Advantage Program

Computer Craft are members of the Microsoft ASP.NET Hosting Advantage Program.

ASP.NET is our tool of choose for writing dynamic, high-performance web applications . To learn more about ASP.NET, check out this link - http://www.asp.net/.

Platform Comparison

  Redhat Linux Windows Server
ASP - Yes
ASP.NET - Yes
ASPEMail - Yes
ASPMail - Yes
Blat - Yes
CDONTS - Yes
CGI Yes Yes
Frontpage - Yes
FTP Access Yes Yes
Jmail - Yes
JSP - Yes
MySQL Yes -
ODBC - Yes
Pearl 5 Yes Yes
PHP4 Yes -
SendMail Yes Yes
SMS Messaging Yes Yes
SQL Server 7 - Yes
SSL Yes Yes
Web-Based Email Yes Yes

This is a basic comparison of features supported by Linux and Windows 2003. We recommend Linux for sites that are mostly HTML and/or CGI scripts. For sites with databases, ASP coding or if you use FrontPage to publish your site, you must use the Windows platform.

Be aware that although CGI scripts are supported on both platforms some of the syntax's may be slightly different. Ensure before signing up that your CGI scripts will support the platform you choose.

Questions

If you would like to make further enquiries, you can either email us, or phone +64 (9) 970 9250. Our friendly sales staff can quickly advise availability and pricing.

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