What These Features Mean

What do These Features Mean?

E-mail Features


Unlimited POP E-mail Accounts

Hosting accounts include an unlimited number of POP e-mail accounts. POP accounts are real server accounts requiring you to login in order to check your e-mail (like Hotmail and Yahoo). As opposed to forwarding accounts which simply forward e-mail to a POP account. Our plans offer both types of services. We also provide a web-based email client allowing you to check your e-mail while you are away from home or work.



Unlimited E-mail Forwarders

Hosting accounts include an unlimited number of e-mail forwarders. Forwarders allow you to create a unique e-mail address using your domain name (such as sales@yourdomain.com) and forward all e-mail sent to this address to an external POP e-mail account (like Yahoo, Hotmail, Verizon, etc). This allows you to manage all your e-mail from one account rather than having to log into several POP accounts.

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Unlimited E-mail Filters

E-mail filters allow you to forward or delete messages based on their content, the sender or the recipient. Filters can be a very powerful tool in managing your e-mail.

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Unlimited E-mail Autoresponders

Autoresponders allow an e-mail to be immediately sent to your customer (sender) upon receipt of their e-mail letting them know that their e-mail has been received. The original message is sent to your address where you can attend to it when convenient. You can customize the message of the autoresponder and us it like an out-of-office reply.

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SpamAssassin

Spamassassin is a server-based application that scans e-mail to identify spam signatures. Once it identifies an e-mail as spam it can either delete it or append a "SPAM" tag to the subject which you can then filter out using the server filtering rules or your local e-mail client filters.

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Mailing List

A mailing list is e-mail automation software allowing you to maintain a list of e-mail recipients. An e-mail sent to one address will be automatically sent to everyone on the list. And you don't have to manage users, they have their own username and password to configure when and how they would like to receive e-mail. We specifically offer the software MailMan. It has many options that other lists don't have and is user-friendly.

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Web Mail

We offer two web mail services for you to check your e-mail while away from home or the office. Both are automatically installed and configured in your control panel.

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Software Support


CGI BIN

CGI BIN is a special directory setup to allow you to run custom scripts. Many scripts are included in the hosting packages but if you ever have the need to run a script that we don't provide, you will have the tools to do so.

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Free Web Site Scripts

We offer free web site scripts with all plans:

  • Bulletin Board
  • Counter
  • Countdown
  • Random HTML Generator
  • Guestbook
  • E-mail Form
  • Clock
  • Search Engine

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PERL

PERL is a robust programming language frequently used for creating CGI programs on Web servers. All hosting packages include access to PERL libraries.



PHP w / Zend Optimizer

PHP is a server-side, HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages. The Zend Optimizer can run encoded/compiled PHP scripts, as well as speed up run time of PHP scripts that use this technology.

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ImageMagick

ImageMagick is a software suite for the creation, modification and display of bitmap images. Some of our free software requires its use (Coppermine).

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Server Side Includes

SSI are a set of directives that can be included in HTML pages and processed by the web server to create dynamic web sites.

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Fantastico Deluxe

Fantastico Deluxe is included in every hosting package and is accessed using your web site control panel. It contains many open source (free) programs that install with a simple click of the mouse.

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Database


MySQL

MySQL is a database server to drive high volume web sites and critical business systems. Many web sites are driven by MySQL including Google.

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PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a highly-scalable, SQL compliant, open source object-relational database management system.

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PhPMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields, manage privileges, and export data into various formats.

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Management


cPanel

cPanel is the most popular web hosting control panel used to manage all aspects of hosting web sites. All plans include a licensed copy of cPanel providing you with the management tools you need to accomplish your hosting goals.

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File Manager

The File Manager is an explorer-like interface allowing you to upload files, create, delete and rename folders and change file and folder permissions.

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FTP Manager

The FTP Manager allows you to add/remove FTP accounts and configure anonymous access including your own anonymous ftp greeting.

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IP Deny Manager

This manager will allow you to block a range of IP addresses or host names to prevent them from accessing your site.

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Scheduled CRON Jobs

Cron jobs allow you to automate repetitive tasks on the server that hosts your web site.

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Password Protect Directories

Password protecting directories is now easier than ever. No longer do you have to edit an .htaccess file. A simple menu walks you through the process.

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URL Redirects

Control panel allows you to simply add and remove redirects from one site or folder to another.

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Apache Handlers

Apache handlers tell the server how to deal with web files that need to be processed on the server. For example, Apache is set up to process files with .pl extensions using Perl. However, if for some reason you also wanted to process files with .scp extension using Perl, then you would have to set up a custom Apache handler for your site. MIME types are similar to Apache handlers but they tell the browser how to handle files instead of the server.

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Custom MIME Types

MIME types tell browsers how to handle specific extensions. With the ability to provide custom MIME types to your site, you can implement new technology before it becomes industry standard.

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Custom Error Pages

Error pages are displayed to Internet users when any one of a variety of errors occur, such as when a user enters an incorrect URL or is not authorized to access a specific directory in your web site. You can customize these messages to match your site content.

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Shell Access

Optional secure shell access will give you the ability to directly manipulate files, directories and permissions. If you have experience in an LINUX environment this can be a valuable tool.

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Marketing


cPanel

The cPanel contains a simple script to submit your web site to several search engines.

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Banner Site Ads

A free script that will rotate banner ads on your site. Simply upload the banners and copy the script to your web site.

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Random HTML Generator

This simple script allows you to generate dynamic web sites by changing site content every time it is hit.

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Server Features


Disk Storage Space

Disk space refers to the specific amount of hard drive space allocated to your account on our server. This space includes your html files, images, e-mail, audio files, video clips and any other files that make up your web site. As you approach your maximum storage space for you plan, you may either upgrade plans or purchase additional storage space for $5 per 50MB.

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Disk Transfer

Disk transfer refers to the amount of data transferred to/from your web site. Each time someone visits your site, you upload a file or e-mail is received it adds to your disk transfer. You can monitor the amount transfer from your web site control panel.

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RedHat Linux with Apache

Our servers use the stable and secure RedHat Linux platform running the fast Apache web server.

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Your Own Domain Name

We have our own DNS servers to host your own domain name (yourdomain.com). We can also reserve a name for you for an extra $12/year.

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Daily Backups

We do a backup of every file daily.

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Hot Link Protection

Use this feature to disable other web sites from making image calls to load images from your site and use your site's data transfer while you pay the price with your bandwidth.

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Intel Xeon Processors

Our servers use only the best - Dual Intel Xeon processors.

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Dell Poweredge Servers

We use Dell Poweredge class servers because they have proven to be reliable and fast.

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Data Center


24/7 Battery Backup

Our servers use PowerWare UPS battery backups in case of a power outage. We also have on-site diesel generators.

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On-Site Diesel Generators

Our server facility has on-site diesel generators in case of a power failure.

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Redundant Network

Our servers are located at the world class NAC datacenter located in New Jersey with multiple connections to the internet including UUNET, Level3, AboveNet, InterNAP, Genuity and over 300 peering points and transit providers spanning three countries within North America and Europe.

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Multimedia


Real Audio/Video

Provide the ability for your users to download and view Real Media files from your web site.

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Shockwave

Shockwave is a technology that enables web pages to include multimedia objects such as audio, animation, and video. The authoring tool used to create Shockwave material is Director by Adobe.

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Flash

Flash is a technology that enables web pages to include multimedia objects such as audio and animation. Flash driven web sites have become very popular. The authoring tool used to create Flash material is Flash MX by Adobe.

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Windows Media

Windows Media allows you to place movies on your web site. They can be "streamed" to the popular Windows Media Player.

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Quicktime Video

Quicktime is a video format developed by Apple Computer commonly used in dynamic web sites - it is an alternative to MPEG.

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Web Statistics


AWStats

AWStats is a tool that generates advanced web, ftp or mail server statistics, graphically. It is a popular web stats program because of its advanced graphics.

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Webalizer

The Webalizer is a complex stats program that produces a nice variety of charts and graphs concerning your site visitors.

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Raw Access Logs

Some web sites don't provide you access to your raw access logs. Blue Dolphins provides you with a link to download your logs in case you want to analyze them in more detail and maintain a historical record of your web site traffic.

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Bandwidth Meter

We provide an easy access bandwidth meter in your control panel so that you can monitor your bandwidth usage.

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E-Commerce


Shopping Cart

We provide four different shopping carts to choose from (Agora, OsCommerce, CubeCart, and ZenCart) supporting real-time shipping and commonly used payment gateways.

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SSL Manager

The SSL Manager allows you to generate ssl certificates, signing requests, and keys.

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Shared SSL Certificate

You are welcome to share our global SSL certificate, so you can encrypt data securely without the need to purchase your own certificate.

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Private SSL Certificate

We can provide you with your own SSL Certificate for as little as $99/year.

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