reply to incoming e-mail automatically. An autoresponder
is set up to automatically send out an e-mail to the sender.
If you've ever received a response to an e-mail which suggests
that the recipient is away from the office, or that says
"thank you for your inquiry" you may have received
such an automated response. Autoresponders can be
easily setup through your control panel.
FTP is the ability to upload and/or download files from
our servers without having a login username and password.
Obviously, for security reasons, we only allow anonymous
FTP to specific directories.
hosting customers have access to a personal cgi-local
directory in which you can place your own custom CGI scripts.
CGI scripts are often used to accomplish tasks which are
not supported by basic HTML such as a "hit" counter
or guest book. This directory can be used to set up scripts
that you write or find elsewhere on the web. We also offer
several pre-written scripts, available free for your use.
These include a hit a counter, & a mail form.
users have access to a web-based Virtual Control Panel which
allows you to set up POP3 accounts, e-mail forwarding options,
autoresponders, change your password, view your statistics,
add a counter to your site, manage your files, change
your contact information etc. Users can also view billing
information at anytime without having to contact customer
support. If you would like to view the control panel and
some of the features click the link above and enter username
'demo' and password 'demo' and you will enter a control
panel used as a demo all functions are not available for
security purposes but it will give you a look at how it
works and some of the info available.
general, any outward bound traffic from a web site, with
the exception of e-mail, is considered to be data transfer.
For example, each time a web page, image, midi file, Real
Audio/Video, etc. is loaded, data transfer is generated.
For more information on Data Transfer see Monthly
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, audio clips, POP3 mail
messages, pdfs, and other files that make up your web site.
Each of our plans includes a specified allotment of disk
storage space. You can purchase more disk space at the rate
of $5 per extra 10 MB of space. Just contact 1stcom, and we will upgrade your
Hosting offers virtual domain Web hosting accounts which
means you can have your own Web address or "domain
name" (eg: www.yourname.com). We can handle U.S. domain
name registration or transfers on your behalf. (ie: .com,
.net, .org, etc.). Because of our partnership with a major
competitor of Network Solutions, we are able to offer a
discounted rate of: $17 per year for new domain name registration!
This is $18 less than the normal rate Network Solutions
hosting can also serve non-U.S. domain names as well. We
can provide you with the appropriate nameserver and
technical contact information to assist you in registering
a non-U.S. domain name with your local NIC.
Name Pointers are used to redirect existing virtual domain
accounts to another existing virtual account or from one
directory/file in an existing account to another directory/file
in an existing account.
Pointing is helpful if you want to point another domain
name to a sub-directory of an existing account.
you do not already have an account to point from, you
can sign up for any of our hosting plans or sign up for
a Sub Domain and point to your existing account.
Once you have your new account, just go to the Control
Panel and click on URL Forwarding and follow the directions.
URL Forwarding is can be used when you want a Sub Domain
(ie info.yourdomain.com) that will point to a subdirectory
of your main domain name (yourdomain.com). Sub Domains
are very inexpensive alternative to another domain name
since they do not have to be registered!
your domain name is active worldwide, you can receive all
e-mail addressed to your domain such as firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com, etc. By default, all e-mail addressed
to your domain will forward to your real e-mail address
provided by your local internet provider. For convenience,
specific mail forwarding options are available if you need
specific addresses each to be forwarded to different addresses
on the internet. For example, e-mail addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
could forward to an account at AOL, but email@example.com
could forward to a Prodigy account. Setting up Mail
Forwarding can be easily done through your Control Panel.
File Manager is a very powerful feature. It allows you to
manipulate all the files in your web site. You are able
to create, delete, and move your files. You can also upload
files from your local PC to the server in File Manager.
Plus, you can edit the HTML in any of your files from this
option. Everything you need to manage your site can
be found in this feature.
the Control Panel you can install Microsoft FrontPage extensions
to your account. This allows you to use the easy-to-use
Microsoft FrontPage program to create and maintain your
web site. 1stcom Hosting works closely with FrontPage users
and can provide support for many of your questions.
Microsoft also provides direct support for all FrontPage
will have unlimited access to your account via FTP 24-hours
a day to set up and maintain your web site. You can work
on HTML documents, graphics, and scripts locally and then
upload files to your web site when ready.
Included with all plans
What is a Monthly Transfer?
Monthly Transfer is the amount of information
that you transmit from your site. In other words, each time
a picture or HTML page is viewed by a visitor, it adds to
your Monthly Transfer.
b. How many HITS will my does my Monthly Transfer allow
The average HIT is approximately 10k. This would
mean that a transfer limit of 1.0 Gigabyte would allow 100,000
hits, a limit of 2 Gigabytes would allow 200,000 hits, and
a limit of 5.0 Gigabytes would allow 500,000 hits.
c. Is Monthly Transfer monitored daily or monthly?
Bandwidth Traffic is based on MONTHLY transfer.
d. How can I see how much TRANSFER I am doing?
You can monitor your usage on the first page of
your control panel.
The amount of transfer you use will be governed by how many
sound files, etc you have on your pages.
For more information on Monthly Transfer see Data
your Control Panel, you can setup a fully functional lightweight
database engine designed to provide fast access to stored
addition to mail forwarding, users have the option to retrieve
e-mail directly from POP3 mailboxes on the mail server using
an email program such as Netscape or Microsoft Outlook.
Each of our plans offers a specified number of configurable
You can purchase extra POP Accounts at the rate of $5/month
for 10 extra accounts. Just contact 1stcom,
and we will upgrade your account immediately.
Networks' RealAudio system is a client-server based streaming
media delivery system for the Internet. Providers of news,
entertainment, sports, and business content can create and
deliver audio-based streaming multimedia content through
the Internet to audiences worldwide. This is http streaming
and not live streaming. You can not stream live content
through our servers without licensing a live streaming server
from Real Networks.
(Secure Socket Layer) allows users to collect data such
as credit card information in a secure environment. Information
submitted via a secure form is sent to the server
in an encrypted mode. This requires a secure certificate
issued by Verisign or Thawte.
the Control Panel you can access your web usage statistics
such as what domains are accessing your web site, how many
"hits" you are getting, how much data is being
transferred and more.
Shopping Carts Available
Shopping Cart System is a system that allows customers to
add items to their shopping cart and continue shopping throughout
a web site before finally checking out. When the customer
check's out totals are calculated and shipping, and tax
are added automatically. Through your Control Panel,
you can setup a fully functional shopping cart system for
your web site designed to allow your customers shop at your
Domains (ie info.yourdomain.com)
Sub Domain does not have to be registered! This makes Sub
Domains a inexpensive option if you want another domain
name. You can have an unlimited amount of Sub Domains. The
only restriction is that you have the main domain name (ie
yourdomain.com) with us. And since you don't have
to register your Sub Domain, you can use it right away without
waiting for your domain registration or transfer to propagate
throughout the net.
* These features are available depending on what hosting package you have purchased.
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