Windows Web Hosting

Web hosting services is a type of Internet service that allows individuals, corporations and organizations to make their own website accessible via the World Wide Web.

The scope of web hosting services varies greatly. The most basic is web page and small-scale file hosting. People can also obtain Web page hosting from other, alternative service providers. Personal web site hosting is typically free, advertisement-sponsored, or inexpensive. Business web site hosting often has a higher expense.

A complex website calls for a more comprehensive package that provides database support and application development platforms (e.g. ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, etc...). These facilities allow the customers to write or install scripts for applications like forums and content management. For e-commerce, Secure Sockets Layer, (SSL), is also highly recommended.

We provide an interface via a control panel for managing the Web server and installing scripts as well as other modules and service applications like e-mail. We specialize in Windows Web Hosting and related services.

Domain Names

A domain name is an identification label that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control in the Internet. Domain names are hostnames that identify Internet Protocol (IP) resources such as web sites. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS).

Domain names are used in various networking contexts and application-specific naming and addressing purposes. They are organized in subordinate levels (subdomains) of the DNS root domain, which is nameless. The first-level set of domain names are the top-level domains (TLDs), including the generic top-level domains (gTLDs), such as the prominent domains com, net and org, and the country code top-level domains (ccTLDs). Below these top-level domains in the DNS hierarchy are the second-level and third-level domain names that are typically open for reservation by end-users that wish to connect local area networks to the Internet, create other publicly accessible Internet resources or run web sites. The registration of these domain names is usually administered by domain name registrars who sell their services to the public.

Individual Internet host computers use domain names as host identifiers, or hostnames. Hostnames are the leaf labels in the domain name system usually without further subordinate domain name space. Hostnames appear as a component in Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) for Internet resources such as web sites (e.g., en.wikipedia.org).

Domain names are also used as simple identification labels to indicate ownership or control of a resource. Such examples are the realm identifiers used in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the DomainKeys used to verify DNS domains in e-mail systems, and in many other Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs).

An important purpose of domain names is to provide easily recognizable and memorizable names to numerically addressed Internet resources. This abstraction allows any resource (e.g., website) to be moved to a different physical location in the address topology of the network, globally or locally in an intranet. Such a move usually requires changing the IP address of a resource and the corresponding translation of this IP address to and from its domain name.

Domain names are often referred to simply as domains and domain name registrants are frequently referred to as domain owners, although domain name registration with a registrar does not confer any legal ownership of the domain name, only an exclusive right of use.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages the top-level development and architecture of the Internet domain name space. It authorizes domain name registrars, through which domain names may be registered and reassigned. The use of domain names in commerce may subject strings in them to trademark law. In 2010, the number of active domains reached 196 million.

E-mail Service Provider

One type of email service provider (ESP) is an organization which provides eMail servers to send, receive, and store eMail for other organizations and/or end users. Such an ESP may provide the service to the general public for personal eMail (e.g. Yahoo.com, Hotmail.com, Gmail.com, AOL.com, Pobox.com and many others) or it may provide the service only to its members (e.g. subscribers, employees of a business, college alumni associations, professional organizations, etc). An ESP may be a division of a much larger organization whose primary function is not eMail (e.g. Google.com owns Gmail.com) or it may be an eMail specialist (e.g. Pobox.com). An Internet Service Provider (ISP) which provides Internet access to end users is almost always an ESP too. An ESP's services are typically paid for by subscription, as part of membership, or through advertising. Users may access their eMail via webmail, POP3 or IMAP protocols depending on the policies of the ESP. This type of ESP does not generally condone the sending of bulk eMail through their servers, plus they frequently employ filters to prevent spam from entering their customers' in-boxes.

The other type of email service provider, a commercial ESP, is a company which offers email marketing or bulk email services. Neither of these terms is intended to be synonymous with spam or the sending of unwanted or unsolicited bulk email of a marketing or otherwise offensive nature.

A commercial ESP may provide tracking information showing the status of email sent to each member of an address list. ESPs also often provide the ability to segment an address list into interest groups or categories, allowing the user to send targeted information to people who they believe will value the correspondence.

A commercial ESP will provide a service which may include the following features:

  • Ability to create templates for sending to contacts and/or the use of templates pre-made
  • A subscriber list, which is uploaded by the user for distributing messages. This may be enhanced with custom fields in order to hold additional information for each subscriber for filtering and targeted messaging purposes
  • A send engine, which allows users to distribute their message to the subscribers
  • Updating of the subscriber list to suppress those requesting to be unsubscribed
  • Statistical reviews of each email sent to measure the success rate of the campaigns
  • Testing of templates for compatibility with email applications
  • Spam testing to gauge the score of the email against known factors that will place the template at risk of being blocked
  • The ability to send both html and plain text formats to improve delivery success rates (known as Multi-Part MIME)

The level of service provided can be according to the above basic features, or the number of subscribers uploaded, or the frequency of use – or any combination of the above criteria.

ESPs of both types typically have terms and conditions (such as an Acceptable Use Policy) to prevent abuse by users in order to ensure that no spam is sent through their systems. This is intended to result in the best possible delivery rates, with no messages blocked as spam. Some ESPs work with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to ensure compliance with legalislation and best practices, through organizations such as the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group.