Shared Hosting on
our powerful linux web
servers is our most economical and basic web hosting service. Hosting 4 Less offers 2 versions of our linux web hosting plans for you to choose
from. These linux web hosting plans are designed for people who are building a website for the first time, as well as webmasters who require
advanced features such as PHP & MySQL. Our linux hosting plan is the perfect way to get your website started on the Web. Offering
5GB of storage and 100GB of monthly transfer for only $9.95 a month. This package offers a very cost effective way of creating a great web presence.
If you've lot your password to your site or FTP space, you'll need to send us an email letting us know who you are, the name of your website (or the name the account is listed under) and the last 4 digits of the credit card used to open the account. If you'd like us to call you back, please include your phone number. This is for security purposes, and for your protection. This method assures us that we're communicating with the authorized site administrators. Send your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosting 4 Less offers various hosting packages The user will be kept abreast of their disk space, bandwidth and email accounts via a web based reporting tool that will let the user know how much disk space, bandwidth and email accounts he/she is consuming. If the client surpasses these limits the client can adjust their usage or upgrade to a larger package. The client will be automatically charged the following surcharges during the first week in the following month for the overages in the preceding month.
• Bandwidth: $1 per GB over.
• Storage:$ .10 per MB over.
• Email Accounts: $1 per POP Account over.
Your website needs web servers that are reliable and provide the most up-to-date development tools. We are proud to be a RedHat Ready Hosting Partner. RedHat is the world's most trusted provider of Linux and open source technology.
This is commonly referred to as bandwidth consumption. It includes the transfer of images, text, sound, etc. Therefore, we encourage all of our clients to develop a strong website both in design and popularity.
Disk storage space refers to the amount of server disk storage specifically allocated to your account. This space is used to store your html files, graphics, POP mail messages, pdf's, and other files that make up your Website.
Hosting 4 Less understands how eager you are to start using your website. This is why on confirmed credit card orders we can process your account immediately and email you the login information so that you can start uploading your website hours after you sign up not days.
Hosting 4 Less understands that your website is precious and you do not want to lose your data. We backup our server's daily in case of major problems or network failures. With that said, you as the customer are solely responsible for making back-up copies of your website and its content.
Hosting 4 Less is committed to outstanding service for our clients. We have multiple high performance Unix servers to insure your page is fetched quickly. We implement UNIX machines running Apache for scalability, reliability and performance.
Hosting 4 Less is not a reseller of a larger provider. Our Internet connection is used by us and only us. We do not share space off of someone else's server. We own all our equipment and we currently are connected through Our Own OC-48 Backbone. Bandwidth is not a problem for your website on our network. Come test us out and you will know after one day how fast your site can move!
Hosting 4 Less offers support for the popular Real Audio/Video format. With this format you can stream audio over the Internet. This format allows a website to offer high quality, on-demand audio for Free! Hosting 4 Less also provides support for other sound/video formats including wav, midi, and many others. We have a wide variety of MIME types to support virtually any multimedia format including Macromedia Shockwave & Macromedia Flash.
Macromedia Shockwave/Flash delivers interactive, compelling content and breaks through the monotony of static websites. Hosting 4 Less fully supports Shockwave/Flash content.
CGI scripts are often used to accomplish tasks which are not supported by basic HTML, such as a "hit" counter or guest book. With your account you have the ability to run your own CGI Scripts directly from your account!
Hosting 4 Less offers Wireless Application Protocol Ready (WAP) Support for the WAP protocol allowing for your pages to be viewed on Wireless Handheld Devices..
SSI can include information such as the current date, a file's last modification date, and the size or last modification of other files. This can be a very powerful tool for the advanced website developer.
Hosting 4 Less offers the ability to run cron jobs that allow for automated tasks to run without the need for user intervention. These tasks run at scheduled times and can be used to perform basic operation such as backups, updates to cgi scripts, etc.
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language very similar to Perl. Python like perl is another popular server-side scripting language.
The Zend Optimizer is a free application that runs the files encoded by the Zend Encoder and Zend SafeGuard Suite, while enhancing the running speed of PHP applications. Many scripts require that you have Zend Optimizer installed so you are able to run them on your server while decrypting and running them on the fly while increasing runtime performance.
PHP 4 / PHP 5 is an HTML-embedded scripting language. PHP 4 / PHP 5 attempts to make it easy for developers to write dynamically generated web pages. PHP 4 / PHP 5 also offers built-in database integration for several commercial and non-commercial database management systems, so writing a database-enabled web page with PHP 4 / PHP 5 is fairly simple. The most common use of PHP 4 / PHP 5 coding is probably as a replacement for CGI scripts.
You can track your Web usage statistics, such as what domains are accessing your Website, how many 'hits' you are getting, how much data is being transferred, where your visitors are coming from, what keywords they are using and more. The popular stats tool WebAlizer is just one of the stats programs included in your account.
Hosting 4 Less proudly offers a control panel for your website that allows for REAL-TIME updates of your email and FTP accounts. This means when you want to change an email or add an FTP account simply point your browser to our panel and its all done right there in front of you without waiting or having to shuffle emails back and forth. The control panel also contains a sophisticated file manager to edit your view permissions and upload your files directly if you are not familiar with FTP. The control panel also supports testing of Perl scripts & many more features!!
Hosting 4 Less offers the ability to generate customized error pages for its client's visitors instead of the default server error messages. This means less lost visitors because you can redirect those visitors back to your home page. Such errors include File Not Found, Internal Server Error, Unauthorized Access, and more.
This feature allows you to password protect certain portions of your website from the public. They will be prompted for a username and password when entering sub sections of your website as you protect and unprotect via our online control panel. You can either have one username and password for the sub section or multiple ones that you give out to various members/viewers of your website.
You will have unlimited access to your account via FTP 24-hours a day to set up and maintain your website. You can work on HTML documents, graphics, and scripts locally, then upload files to your website when ready.
This features allows for people to have limited access to your web account under different user names. This could be beneficial for companies who want to give employees access to update their website.
We provide SPAM Filtering across our network to help prevent your inbox from receiving SPAM. Some techniques we use include blocking all domain names that do not resolve, and requiring reverse IP lookup. These two features combined with the lookup of blacklisted known SPAM havens reduces your SPAM significantly. If you are getting bombarded with SPAM at your current host you need to switch to a host that filters SPAM for you.
Free MX Record Changes Are Provided! The Mail Exchange (MX) record is part of the zone file and is used to designate which mail server should process email for a specific domain. At Hosting 4 Less we make these changes for you Free of Charge. This allows you to use a 3rd part Email Service or Host Your Own Email Internally!
Hosting 4 Less can provide you with your own mailing list for your website that you can administer very easily through your web browser. This mailing list can contain over 10,000+ email addresses. We also support Majordomo!
SMTP is what allows for you to send out email through your domain name. Many people want to both receive and send out email via their own SMTP server. Our service allows for you to do this and if you use AOL to access the internet you require this service to have a fully functional email address at your domain name.
This feature allows for you to check your email account while you are away from your computer. This makes it great for those users that travel abroad and do not have access to an email client.
E-mail auto-responders automatically reply to all incoming messages to a specific email address with a pre-defined message you have placed in your home directory. You can change the response message on any auto-responder as frequently as you wish. E-mail auto-responders work on both POP3 e-mail accounts and e-mail forwarders.
Once your domain name is active worldwide, you can receive all e-mail addressed to your domain such as email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc. You also have the ability to have different email addresses forward to different email accounts. For example, e-mail addressed to email@example.com could forward to an account at AOL, while firstname.lastname@example.org could forward to another ISP account.
In addition to e-mail forwarding, you have the option to retrieve your e-mail directly from POP3 mailbox on the mail server using an e-mail program such as Eudora.
Hosting 4 Less is now offering all new web hosting customers that sign up for our services a free Online Backup plan from their sister company, Backup 4 Less.com. This online backup plan comes with 5GB of space for shared hosting customers, and 50GB of space for dedicated hosting customers. We feel this is a great free add-on that customers should take immediate advantage of.
Backing up your data is a painless process with Backup 4 Less, and costs you nothing with this free offer. Once you contact us and request this offer, you will be given a link to download the online backup program. You can than install it on your PC or MAC. You may then use the program to back up one file or your entire computer. This free offer should not be confused with the backing up of your website. It is being offered to you as a thank you for purchasing a web hosting plan from Hosting 4 Less.
MySQL is a true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. SQL is the most popular database language in the world. SQL is a standardized language that makes it easy to store, update and access information. For example, you can use SQL to retrieve product information and store customer information for a website. MySQL is also fast and flexible enough to allow you to store logs and pictures in it. The main goals of MySQL are speed, robustness and easy to use. All plans come with 250MB (more available upon request) of MySQL storage space for your databases.
Hosting 4 Less offers on all of its plans and services a "price freeze" guarantee. The price you sign up for is the price you will pay for the given plan as long as you are a customer of ours. If we raise prices later on you will be "grandfathered" in on the old pricing. In addition, we also regularly increase the alloments of storage and bandwidth on the various plans. These increases in allotments will not raise your price.
Hosting 4 Less was founded on the basis of excellent customer service. We strive to provide the most competent and helpful service possible. This includes both tech support, help with CGI scripts, and more. Our service includes 24hr Email Support 7 days a week. Moreover, we provide both ICQ support and AOL Instant Messenger support. Hosting 4 Less offers phone support from 8:00am - 6:00pm 5 days a week.
All of our packages include a Dedicated Static IP# for your website. This means that your website can be accessed not only by your domain name but also via your IP# directly. Moreover, on transferring accounts to us from another provider you can still access your website. It also allows for visitors with older browsers such as Netscape 2.0 or Internet Explorer 2.0 to visit your website. This is not possible with IP-less hosting.
Hosting 4 Less offers the ability to create subdomains. A subdomain is also known as a "third-level" domain, and is a great way to create memorable web addresses for various areas of your site. For example if your website is www.sports.com, and you created a subdomain for your easier navigation for the different sections of your site. You would create a subdomain for example baseball.sports.com. This would go to a different area of your site. You can create subdomains for co-workers, family members, build separate sub-sites, and ease navigation of your site.
Hosting 4 Less offers Domain Name Web Hosting accounts. A virtual domain name would be (e.g.: www.yourname.com). We can handle U.S. domain name registration or transfers on your behalf. (i.e.: .com, .net, .org). We currently charge $25 per year for the domain name. You can register the domain name for a 1 - 10 year period.
We can also host any International domain names (ie .co.uk, etc) as well. You can also have additional domain names point to your account.