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Storage Space

Storage space is the amount of server capacity devoted to your website. This storage space will contain all of your web pages, images, documents, and other files. This space will also be used to store any emails that arrive at your domain name before you receive them to your computer. We provide all of our customers with the option to increase their storage space capacity if required. Our additional storage space rates are very affordable. To add more space to one of our hosting packages, please contact us.

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Monthly Traffic

Monthly Traffic or "bandwidth" is the amount of traffic that your website receives in a month. Whenever someone visits your website, their web browser downloads its content, images, and other files before displaying it. This is considered bandwidth usage. Also, whenever an email is sent to your website, or from your website, bandwidth is used. FastWebServer.com uses only high quality, fast, and reliable bandwidth for all of our customers. If you require additional bandwidth for your website, feel free to contact us to find out about our flexible and affordable additional bandwidth packages.

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Email Accounts

Email Accounts are the number of email addresses that you can setup mailboxes for '@' your website. You can specify whatever you like before the '@' symbol. Each email address will have its own mailbox on your website. Email users can check their email online with our easy to use WebMail feature, or download email to their favorite email client such as Outlook, Eudora, or Thunderbird. Also included with each email address is email forwarding, spam and virus filtering, and autoresponders.

We provide two types of email accounts:

POP3 is the standard protocol for email on the net, and is provided with all of our hosting plans.

IMAP is a more advanced email protocol. It stores all of the email you receive on the server even when you download it to your local computer. This means that your email will always be accessible remotely from the server in case you are away from your regular computer. Generally, IMAP requires more storage space and server resources than POP3 and it is therefore only available with our higher level hosting plans.

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WebMail

WebMail allows users to check their email online with a web browser from anywhere in the world. Using our fully-featured WebMail interface, you can login to your email address and perform all of the actions you normally would with an email client. Send, Receive, Forward, Reply, Attach Files, Filter messages, and much more. WebMail is included with every email account we provide.

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In Depth Site Statistics

Our in depth site statistics provide you with a weath of information about your website's traffic. Site Statistics allows you to keep track of your website's hits, unique visitors, most popular pages, sites and search engines that link to you, and much more. The statistics are displayed in colourful and easy to read charts, and tables with full access to the raw data. Site Statistics are invaluable to webmasters and can help anyone improve the traffic and useability of their websites.

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Spam Filtering

Our Advanced Spam Filtering technology works on a number of levels to ensure that your inbox does not get overridden by spam and junk emails. Before an email is delivered to your mailbox, it is scanned by our mail delivery system for known spam and virus signatures. If a spam email makes it through the first line of defense, there are two more levels of spam filtering it must pass as well. These two tools are configurable within your website's control panel, and can be customized by you to deal with the specific spam that you receive.

The first tool, SpamGuard looks for target keywords or senders that you specify. For example, you can set your SpamGuard to trap any emails with the words "viagra".

The second tool is called SpamAssassin. This is a very powerful spam filtering tool that uses a multi-leveled approach when scanning email. It checks for specific keywords and phrases, it looks for the tricks that spammers use to send their emails, and it compares the email to a number of "Realtime Blacklists". The result: a drastic reduction in the amount of spam that makes it to your inbox.

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Autoresponders and Email Forwarding

Autoresponders allow you to send out a standard message whenever your mailbox receives an email. Autoresponders are great for cases where the volume of email may prevent you from writing a custom response to every email you receive. They are also often used to let people know that you are "away for vacation" or other messages.

With Email Forwarding you can forward the emails that arrive at your mailbox to any email address you like. This way, you can forward all emails to another address in your domain (great for setting up email aliases), or any external email address you like. Our email forwarding service is very flexible and designed to handle almost any forwarding scenario.

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Online Control Panel

Having an Online Control Panel means that you can manage every aspect of your website, and perform any action without having to install any software on your local computer. All that you need is a web browser! Our Online Control Panel is packed with powerful features that are quick to learn and easy to use. Whether its setting up email, managing your website's files, configuring an addon, or viewing your billing and account information, your control panel handles everything.

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Unique IP Address

Having your Own Unique IP Address is a powerful and often overlooked feature. It means that your website will always be accessible with a unique number identifier, regardless of what domain name(s) you use, or what changes are made. Many hosting companies do not offer this service. This is most often because they host hundreds, or even thousands of websites on a single server. This makes having Unique IP Addresses for each website impossible.

With our service, you know your website will never be hosted on a crowded web server. That means that you get a dedicated IP Address, plenty of access to the server's resources, and very fast connection speeds for your website. Many businesses depend on dedicated IP Addresses for their web presence.

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MySQL Database

MySQL is one of the most widely used databases in the world. It is a powerful, efficient, and fully-featured database software that powers anything from mission-critical enterprise applications, to simple web-based scripts that enhance your visitor's experience. Every MySQL database we provide comes with PhpMyAdmin - a powerful and easy to use web interface for managing your database. Almost every MySQL function can be performed using this web-based tool, and it is a safe and stable alternative to complicated, and time-consuming command-line administration.

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FTP Access

FTP or "File Transfer Protocol" is one of the most efficient ways to upload and download files. FTP is the most commonly used method of file transfer for web designers and developers. Every hosting package we provide includes full FTP access to all website files and folders. Since each account has its own unique IP address, there is no long FTP address to remember, you simply connect to your website by its domain name (or IP).

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Server Side Includes (SSI)

Server Side Includes (SSI) give you the ability to include content from other locations, or run web server commands whenever a web page is requested. Although this is a slightly older web development technique, it is still widely used on the internet and can serve a number of useful purposes.

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PHP, Perl, CGI Support

PHP, Perl, and CGI are three of the most commonly used programming languages on the web. PHP is the most recent of the three, and has become the new standard programming language for dynamic websites. Many large and powerful websites use PHP, and its open-sourced model and online community of developers makes it an ideal selection. Perl and CGI are also fully supported. Every hosting package includes its own "CGI bin" for your Perl and CGI scripts.

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MS FrontPage

FrontPage is Microsoft's web authoring

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Own Secure SSL Server

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer encryption. SSL provides "closed lock" security to ensure online visitors that their personal information - including credit card account numbers - is being transmitted securely between their browser and the web server. This means their data can't be viewed, intercepted, or altered. With your own Secure SSL Server, you can secure any and all of the pages of your website. When someone visits one of your secure pages, your domain name will appear on the security certificate. This assures visitors that your website is legitmate and trustworthy, and that their information is being transmitted securely.

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Error Manager

With Error Manager you can ensure that your visitors never see an embarrassing "Page Not Found" error again. Using our Error Manager service, you can specify the page that is displayed to a user in the event of an error. Common errors include broken website links, missing pages, or programming and script errors. Instead of the generic and useless error message that they would normally see, you can create a custom error page with a more detailed message to your visitors, or simply redirect them to a good page of your website. Error Manager improves the professional image of your website to its visitors.

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Cron Manager

Cron Manager allows you to automate regular tasks on your website so that you aren't required to manually perform them. Cron Manager is great for web application or script related functions that must be done on a regular basis. It allows you to specify the job to do, the time to do it, and the frequency whether it be every day, or once a year.

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FTP User Manager

With FTP User Manager, you can setup sub-users for your website and give them access to the sections of the site that you specify. This is great for allowing employees access to specific folders of the website while keeping other areas off limits. FTP User Manager provides a tool for creating and setting up detailed permissions on each user account.

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SSH Access

SSH Access is intended for those customers who have more advanced web development knowledge. With it, users can connect to their website via SSH and have access to a full command-line Unix development environment. Strict measures are in place to ensure that each SSH user has the functionality that they need while maintaining the privacy and security of the other websites on their server.

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Toll Free Technical Support

All of our web hosting customers receive Toll Free Technical Support during standard business hours (EST). Any problem, big or small, can be addressed to our skilled and professional support team. If you require help outside of business hours, our email support service is available 24 hours a day. A detailed manual is also available for download with information about all of our services.

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ht://Dig - Website Search Engine

ht://Dig is a very powerful integrated search engine for your own website. If you have a great deal of content, or if you would like to make finding things on your website as easy as possible for your visitors, the ht://Dig search engine is the answer. Used by a number of large websites across the internet, ht://Dig integrates seamlessly into your own website and provides fast, relevant results for your searches.

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Invision PowerBoard

Invision PowerBoard is one of the most widely used and accepted online forums and bulletin-board systems on the net. It includes all of the standard and advanced features you would come to expect from a contemporary forums system including user accounts, instant messaging, built-in search capabilities, and a complete moderation and administration system. The Invision PowerBoard is a great way to add value to your website, increase visitor loyalty, and can vastly expand your website's ranking and traffic.

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SSH Server Access

SSH server access is intended for technically advanced users only. It provides a command-line level access to your Linux Server with a Unix development environment. Through SSH you can perform shell-scripting, development, and advanced configuration of your site. Since it is an advanced tool and allows for a great deal of control and access to the server, typically clients are screened and confirmed before this service is allowed.

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Password Protected Directories

With password protected directories, you can secure any web-accessible folder of your website with a unique username and password. This is great for creating an administrative or restricted area of your website. Whenever a user browses to this folder of your site, they will be prompted for a username and password. Only after they have been authenticated will they be able to view any of the folder's contents. You can setup multiple usernames and passwords on each directory, and add, edit and remove usernames whenever you like.

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Daily and Weekly Backups

Few hosting companies nowadays can offer the kind of backups that we provide. With daily backups, changes to any of your website's files are backed up at the end of the day. Weekly backups ensure that all of your website data has been fully stored and locked away. In the case that you accidentally delete or lose something, you can always request a recent backup from us.

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System Monitoring

System Monitoring is something we take very seriously. The performance and security of our clients' websites is our top priority. This why we employ extensive monitoring systems to ensure that no malicious code is installed or running on our servers. We also monitor our servers for bugs in client applications that may cause server slow-downs or consume too many resources. Finally, we ensure that spammers will never find a home on our servers so that our mail servers do not get added to spam blacklists.

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