Web Hosting
    June 26, 2017      


What is web hosting?  Why do you need a web host?   A hosting service is an Internet server (computer) that is connected to the Internet providing access to your web site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The hosting service holds a copy of your web site, maintains the communication lines and server hardware insuring that your customers can view your web site from anywhere in the world.

i.t.Interactive provides two types of hosting services:

  • "Self Serve"
     
  • "Full Serve"

With our "Self Serve" hosting plan, you will have full access to your web site.  You update/create your own web site and copy the information to the server (i.e. publish the information).   We provide the necessary server space and tools to help you succeed on the Internet.  Using a product like Microsoft FrontPage or Macromedia Dreamweaver you provide the creative development and we assist you with the domain registration and web space.  Phone or email support is always available should you have any questions.  User Maintained hosting packages start at $30.00 per month.

With a "Full Serve" hosting plan, we provide all the development and hosting services.  Your only responsibility is to provide content for your web site.  We provide the web site design, development and maintenance services.  We will support your web site during the year with questions, minor site changes, email forwarding, domain registrations or any other "support" activity that arises.  You are free to focus on your business.  We manage your web site.

"Full Serve" hosting plans start at $45.00 per month.  Factors affecting the price include web site traffic, site size, number of domains and interactive features implemented.   Most small interactive web sites can be hosted for $50.00 per month.  We offer discounts to non-profits!

Some of the features our hosting packages include are:

  • Google Analytics Reports (Hit Counts)
  • Domain Name Registration
  • Auto-responders
  • Database services
  • Wordpress hosting
  • Shopping Cart Service
  • Shared Secured Socket Layer for secure transactions
  • Unlimited e-mail accounts
  • Unlimited e-mail aliases

We also offer free domain registration and parking services.  Even if you are not sure of the type of site you want or need, you should register your name (i.e. www.your-company-name.com) as soon as possible.  Give us a call or send an email.   We will register your name and display a simple one-page "parking" web site on your domain.  Your only cost will be the registration fee charged by the domain registration company. Current domain registration fees are as follows:

1 year: $35.00     2 years: $60.00     3 Years $80.00     5 years: $120.00

Call us, we can help you find a package that meets your needs.