Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a web site?
  2. Why do I need a web site?
  3. What is a domain name?
  4. What is the time needed to make space on your server available?
  5. Do you offer dial-up Internet access?
  6. Does the1host.com support Macintosh systems?
  7. Whom can I contact by phone or e-mail if further questions come up?
  8. Are your servers connected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? If not, when and why are they disconnected?
  9. What web server do your servers run? (Apache, Netscape, or...?)
  10. What are your server types: NT? UNIX? Both? Other?
  11. What do Autoresponders do and are they included?
  12. What programs can be used to access e-mail (pine, elm, Netscape mail, etc.)?
  13. Can I access my domain address with or without the "www"?
  14. Do you have a database system? Cold Fusion? mSQL? Other?
  15. Do you have FTP and FTP Anonymous access?
  16. Do you have a limit on the FTP transfer?
  17. Do you use Netscape's SSL technology?
  18. Are your virtual servers able to work with old and text-mode browsers such as Lynx, or will users with those browsers not find our index.html when putting in only www.ourdomain.com (in other words, are they truly virtual)?
  19. I would like to know if you support VRML 1.0 and 2.0 mime types wrl and mus?
  20. Does each virtual server have its own log files?
  21. Do you provide a CGI-BIN personal directory?
  22. What is CGI access?
  23. Which languages are supported in CGI (e.g. Bourne shell, Perl, Java)?
  24. How can I manage my e-mail users (add/remove/update). How can I setup mail redirection for my users?
  25. Do you charge additional fees for hosting a secure web site?
  26. Can I set up forms for secure transmission?
  27. What CGI scripts are preinstalled?
  28. Does the1host.com offer SSI?
  29. What version of Perl does the1host.com use?
  30. Can we set up password protected areas with .htaccess?
  31. May I promote my the1host.com web site with bulk email?
  32. Do you host foreign domains?


What is a website?
A web site is your opportunity to be seen on the World Wide Web. It is a physical space on a computer (web server) that is connected to the internet. Your web site is where you store your web pages that make up the content of information about your business or organization. Through the domain name (URL), such as yourname.com, anyone can access your site and learn about you. Whether your site is strictly information based, or complete with online ordering features for your product, visitors will have access to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have a business, you can use the internet to approach consumers you might not be able to reach through conventional advertising and media vehicles. The World Wide Web is your link to worldwide exposure.

It is important to remember that if you intend to have your site accessible 24/7, it is wise to host it with a company that dedicates all of its bandwidth to hosting. the1host.com is such a company. Our network is not bogged down by users trying to access the Internet, rather we are dedicated to serving up your content and providing you with all of the special features you need to professionally host your site.

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Why do I need a website?
E-mail
Internet e-mail is an excellent means of communication with tremendous cost savings. With your company's online image at stake, you should make sure your e-mail address includes your company name (yourname@yourbusiness.com ). Names, such as brian@hotmail.com, appear unprofessional and may damage sales. The domain name, and with that your e-mail address, is very much the storefront of business today. All of our hosting packages offer e-mail addresses. Reserve your domain name before it is taken by someone else!

Web Pages Cost managers are usually shocked by the amount of material that can be distributed over the Internet to millions of people at minimal cost. Not to mention the fact that the content can be dynamically altered and redistributed without incurring additional fees. Compare that to the latest release of your most recent four-color brochure or catalog!

Information Retrieval the1host.com is committed to making sure your site has all of the right programming and database tools so that your company's information can be presented in the form you desire. If you have not yet hired a developer, our business solutions team is committed to finding secure answers to your complex information issues, whatever they may be.

Successful companies use web-based business solutions for:

  • On-line order processing and tracking
  • Efficient transfer of information between different offices within a company, such as shipping and production updates
  • Up-to-the-minute information for customers on product availability or order status
  • Sales databases available to reps in the field
  • Client databases to track correspondence and order histories


E-Commerce
E-Commerce is rapidly growing as a way to conduct business effectively and efficiently by minimizing delay through geographic distances and time restrictions. Internet commerce is expected to reach a volume of $800 billion by 2002, and soon every business will be affected by it. At The1host.com, we have packages that enable you to partake in e-commerce. We give you the ability to set up a shopping cart on your site, in less than 30 minutes! We also offer Secure Server ability, as well as CyberCash. Don't be left behind - sign up today!

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What is a domain name?
A domain name is your address on the World Wide Web. With your company's online image at stake, you should make sure your domain name includes your company name (www.yourbusiness.com ). Then, your e-mail address will also be specific to your company. Names, such as brian@yahoo.com, appear unprofessional and may damage sales. Your potential clients may assume that your company isn't established if it doesn't have its own domain name. The domain name is very much the storefront of business today. There are tens of thousands of domain names registered every day with over 4 million already reserved. Reserve your name before it becomes the property of someone else.

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What is the time needed to make space on your server available?

Space will be made available the same business day! Once an account is set-up an activation notice will be sent to you via e-mail including your user-ID, password, and your IP address.

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Do you offer dial-up Internet access?
No, you will need local Internet access in order to maintain your web site and retrieve e-mail addressed to your site.

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Does The1host.com support Macintosh systems?
Sure. You can use the Fetch program to transfer files from your MAC to our system. You can also use Telnet and the POP e-mail programs like Eudora, Claris E-mail and Netscape Mail.

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Whom can I contact by phone or e-mail if further questions come up?
The easiest is to respond to our address: sales@The1host.com.

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Are your servers connected to the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? If not, when and why are they disconnected?
Yes. They are always connected and always monitored.

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What web server do your servers run? (Apache, Netscape, or...?)
Apache 1.3.6

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What are your server types: NT? UNIX? Both? Other?
We use UNIX.

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What do Autoresponders do and are they included?
An autoresponder is similar to an alias, but it also will send an automatic reply back to the sender.

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What programs can be used to access e-mail (pine, elm, Netscape mail, etc.)?
All POP clients can be used-- any program which downloads the files from our server onto your computer. You can use mail user agents which run on our servers (such as pine), with a special configuration.

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Can I access my domain address with or without the "www"?
Yes, you will be able to access the domain address with or without the "www" in front of the domain name.

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Do you have a database system? Cold Fusion? mSQL? Other?
We use mySQL.

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Do you have FTP and FTP Anonymous access?
Yes, we provide both FTP and FTP Anonymous access with certain account packages. Please refer to the Prices & Plans page.

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Do you have a limit on the FTP transfer?

No. There is no limit. You can update your pages an unlimited amount of times, at any time you wish.

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Do you use Netscape's SSL technology?

No. We use Apache-SSL which is several times more secure than Netscape SSL.

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Are your virtual servers able to work with old and text-mode browsers such as Lynx, or will users with those browsers not find our index.html when putting in only www.ourdomain.com (in other words, are they truly virtual)?
They are truly virtual--you get your very own IP address on the web server. They will work with Lynx.

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I would like to know if you support VRML 1.0 and 2.0 mime types wrl and mus?

We support these. You can set your own mime types with your .htaccess file.

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Does each virtual server have its own log files?
Yes. You have your own log files.

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Do you provide a CGI-BIN personal directory?

Yes, a CGI-BIN is provided with certain account packages. Please refer to the Prices & Plans page.

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What is CGI access?
CGI scripts (Common Gateway interface) are used to provide things like counters, form responses, guest books, and many other things. The1host.com gives you full CGI access for no extra charge on selected web hosting packages.

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Which languages are supported in CGI (e.g. Bourne shell, Perl, Java)?
Bourne, Shell, Java and Perl are all supported and available.

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How can I manage my e-mail users (add/remove/update). How can I setup mail redirection for my users?
To add or delete POP boxes, use the Mail Manager from your Domain Manager main menu. You redirect mail by editing the address, un-forwarding to the POP box (which deletes it if that's the only reference to it) and forwarding to whatever email address you desire.

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Do you charge additional fees for hosting a secure web site?
No. It is a free standard feature on selected web hosting account packages.

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Can I set up forms for secure transmission?
Yes. There is no extra charge.

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What CGI scripts are preinstalled?
pgpmail.pl, formmail.pl and count.cgi

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Does The1host.com offer SSI?
SSI is on all of our servers. You just need to be sure that you call your files with the .shtml extension.

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What version of Perl does The1host.com use?
5.00404

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Can we set up password protected areas with .htaccess?
Yes you can. You can do this through your Domain Manager main menu.

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May I promote my The1host.com web site with bulk email?
Spamming is in violation of our service agreement. There are legal and ethical issues involved in mass mailing of unsolicited email. Any user of our services who has sent a large number of unsolicited email will have their account closed within 24 hours.

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Do you host foreign domains?
Yes we host all types of domains foreign and domestic.
 

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