Hosting Fees, what do they buy?
Hosting fees can be thought of as rent for your site. They pay your
location on a Web server which includes
- telecommunications connections
- computer servers
- backup facilities
- other services that insure the dependability of the site
- hosting secure certificates
- programs like CGI, Java and support for multimedia
The Web is awash in hosting options. Prices range from $7.50 to several
thousand dollars a month. Be choosy and carefully investigate what you
are getting. Every minute of downtime is lost revenue.
When you host your site with i-Commerce Solutions you have one number
- ours - to call for everything regarding your Web site.
i-Commerce Solutions has been in the web building and hosting business
for four years and enjoys the confidence of our customers, gained by
careful and personal attention to their business needs.
We also provide your own cgi-bin directory, MS Front Page extensions,
and MySQL database with PHP support.
You account will be on a server in a state of the art data center featuring
multiple levels of physical security, redundancy, and connectivity.
With fault tolerant power sources and redundant routing configurations,
we provide Class A reliability and scalability for any enterprise.
The links to the internet provide fast and reliable service. This network
includes fiber trunks from multiple vendors entering and exiting the
building on diverse routes to ensure true redundancy. Ranging in speed
from DS3 to OC3, the network configuration has been designed to eliminate
bottlenecks and minimize latency and packet loss.
Forgive the technical talk, what we are really saying is that we have
considered the benefits and risks involved in hosting and planned for
them to provide you with worry free service. We can provide you with
business grade web and e-mail hosting for $30 a month, paid annually.
Call 802-659-0144 to get started, or send us
We know the ins and outs of our servers. This will save you money and
time when we are programming interactivity into your site.
You can get free sites if you are willing to subject your customers
to a barrage of advertisements. Many ISP's include a Web site with their
accounts. But you get what you pay for and when your e-business becomes
successful, heavy traffic can crash a server.
There are services where you can build your own electronic store and
hosting is charged monthly by the number of products. Our customers
have found these to be cumbersome and difficult to manage and have been
much happier with a solution like Actinic. With Actinic you can make
changes and manage your sales on your local computer using brief connections
to the Internet to retrieve orders and post your changes and additions.
You will find our hosting options among the best and our prices
very reasonable. See our hosting
services page for details.
We recommend that your hosting be capable of supporting Broadband.
While analysts typically agree on the definition of what a broadband
connection is - DSL (digital subscriber line) and cable modem connections
at speeds of 128K bps or higher - they disagree on the pace of broadband
penetration. According to Jupiter Media Metrix Inc., 36 percent of U.S.
online households, or 28.8 million, will connect to the Internet through
broadband in 2005 compared with 9 percent, or 4.8 million, in 2000.
Others are more bullish. Forrester Research Inc., of Cambridge, Mass.,
estimates that 64 percent of U.S. online households, or 46.7 million,
will have broadband connections by 2005.
A report released Aug 09 2001 by Parks
Associates predicts that 10.7 million US households will have broadband
Internet access by the end of this year, up from the current figure
of 8.6 million. Furthermore, one-third of US households are interested
in upgrading to broadband services within the next 12 months.