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Web Hosting Features

NB. Items marked * may incur setup costs and / or a small additional monthly charge. We are continually adding new features to our hosting accounts.

Web Space

Your Web Space is the amount of disk space on the server you are allowed to use and is dependent on your hosting plan.

This space is used to store all your email plus all the files needed for your website, including HTML files, image files, CGI scripts, multimedia files, and any other files.

You can monitor how much space you are using in your personal control panel.

Data Transfer

Data transfer is the amount of data sent to and from your domain, basically a measure of how popular your site is. A large part of this traffic is web traffic (website visitors) but can also be FTP (file uploads and downloads), Anonymous FTP, and even email.

You can monitor how much data transfer you are using in your control panel - the maximum allowed is dependent on your hosting plan.

Quick 'n' Easy Content Management System (CMS) *

QnECMS is the most standards compliant and accessible Content Management System on the market.

QnECMS is a feature rich, powerful and affordable online CMS suitable for small business, churches, voluntary sector, non-profit organisations and personal use. Users don't need to know HTML to add or edit pages.

The QnECMS includes your own Blogging tool, an easy 'forms creation' tool, a built-in Mailing List to send news to registered users, and a Photo Gallery plugin to easily create and add a photo gallery to your site.

Miva Merchant Shopping Cart

Miva Merchant is a browser based Storefront and Catalog development tool that integrates cataloging, product maintenance, category management, shopping basket, order and credit card processing.

Email Accounts

Each Email account can have its own distinct login and password and allows for the sending and retrieving of e-mail. You can easily setup your Email user accounts by logging into your personal control panel. You will have a minimum of 50 accounts but most customers will probably not use more than 10.

Web Email

You can easily check your email when you are away from your computer. All mickwood.com clients receive unlimited access to their email via a web browser. You can send and receive email from anywhere in the world. A Web Email tutorial has been written to quickly get you up and running.

Email Auto Responders & Aliasing

Auto Responders are automatic email messages sent from the server in response to someone who emails your email address.

Alias emails are different from POP3 Emails. These are virtual email accounts that are actually forwarded to another email account.

Email Auto Responders and Aliasing may be added or edited easily using your personal control panel.

FREE Domain Name Registration

Unlike some web hosting providers, mickwood.com does not charge anything for new domain registration or renewal although an annual fee applies for each domain name we register or renew.

The annual fee is dependent on the type of domain and the length of the registration period. For example, .com's are currently £20.00 per annum - other prices are also listed on the site.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

FTP is the process of transferring your web pages and graphics from your computer to the server.

You can create additional FTP accounts in real-time, set the startup directory on such users, and delete extra accounts automatically. You can create and modify FTP accounts using your personal control panel. FTP access is unrestricted giving you the ability to make changes to your web site at all times.

Sub-Domains

Sub-domains allow for the use of URLs like subdomain.yourdomain.com. Any visitor which mistypes a sub-domain URL will be directed to your virtual domain website. This ensures no visitors are lost due to mistakes.

Personal Control Panel (PCP)

The PCP allows you to administer user, FTP, site, and mail list settings. It has features for site back-ups and restores and allows you to view disk and web usage. The PCP is an excellent, intuitively easy, tool for beginners to advanced users alike.

CGI-Bin

CGI & Perl scripts are programs or scripts that add interactivity and enable dynamic capabilities for your site. mickwood.com maintains the latest version of CGI on all web servers and has installed all commonly requested Perl modules. Any other required module can be installed upon request.

Active Server Pages

SunONE ASP also referred to as Active Server Pages delivers full ASP support.

mySQL / mSQL

MySQL is a true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database. MySQL is a client/server implementation that consists of a server daemon and many different client programs and libraries.

PHP 4 & 5

PHP is a server-side, cross-platform, HTML embedded scripting language. PHP is especially popular with those who use mySQL as PHP can be used as a front-end to mySQL databases. Working with mySQL and PHP can be extremely powerful, allowing you to create a web-interface to mySQL database tables. We keep our versions of PHP as up to date as possible.

Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails in an open-source web framework that's optimized for sustainable productivity.

With your mickwood.com account you'll be able to deploy applications and Gems on your own through your control panel.

Perl 5, Python, TCL Compilers, Server Side Includes(SSI), Java and Java Servlets

Perl 5, Python, TCL Compilers, Server Side Includes(SSI), Java and Java Servlets are available for scripts or programs. We always update these languages to the most stable releases when possible. This allows you to take full advantage of improvements and new additions to the software.

ASP & ASP.NET

Sun Java Active Server Pages and Mod_Mono provide full support for ASP and ASP.NET software.

Cron Jobs

A Cron Job editor is available for setting up the execution of scripts/programs at a set period of time.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

Secure Sockets Layer(SSL) is a protocol which encrypts all data communicated between the client and the server, to ensure that there will be no intercepts of the data by third parties. In order to use SSL on your web site, you will need to purchase a SSL certificate from a third party SSL provider. Below is a short list of providers which sell SSL certificates:

Frontpage Extensions

Microsoft's FrontPage 2002 is a client / server combination application which allows clients to create dynamic web sites quickly and easily without any programming knowledge. Frontpage 98 and 2000 applications will also work flawlessly.

Customisable Error Pages

Never lose a visitor again because of missing pages or server errors. Customise your own pages to intercept lost visitors when something goes wrong.

Access To Raw Logs

Raw access and error logs can be downloaded from the web site control panel or by FTP.

Detailed Website Statistics

Our detailed website statistics programs are fun, intuitive, and easy-to-use. Even with its advanced reporting features it is extremely usable, even for the novice.

Daily Site Backups

Each web site has the ability to be backed up and restored daily. Note that mickwood.com does NOT backup sites on its' customers behalf. It is your responsibility to backup your files and data.

Online & Email Support

http://www.mickwood.com/support is the first place to look for technical support. If you can't find the answer to your problem there you can email our technical support team who will answer all your questions courteously and respectfully.

Dedicated IP Address *

With a static IP, you are able to maintain a level of independence for your web site. Without a dedicated IP address you will share your IP with other web sites. Our users have not experienced any problems using the shared IP method.

Domain Pointers

A domain name pointer is a domain name which simply points to your account. In other words, domain name pointers allow you to have as many domain names point to your website as you wish. For example:

  • http://www.mickwood.com
  • http://www.michaelwood.com
  • http://www.mwood.com

would each point to the same web site - no need to copy or maintain multiple directories.

Personalised Name Servers *

Add anonymity to your account with personalised name servers. When someone does a whois or traceroute on your domain it will appear as ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com instead of ns1.mickwood.com and ns2.mickwood.com.

Customize MX Records

Start your own free email service like Hotmail. Visitors will be able to sign up for a free email address at your domain (username@yoursite.com). Users will return often to read and write email messages and every message they send will promote your site and attract new visitors.


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