No contracts / $0 Setup Fees
Unlike our competitors, we do not require contracts and there are never any setup fees or upgrade fees. No hidden charges just great hosting at a great price.
Pagecity recognizes that downtime is not an option for your servers. That's why we invest heavily in hardware and facilities that ensure that your clients are up and running on the Internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Domain Name & Subdomains
Each of our accounts comes with its very own domain, i.e. yourdomain.com. There is a one time fee of $14.95 for new registrations, then you receive FREE annual renewals for as long as we host your site. If you decide to leave, you take your domain name with you. You can also setup unlimited subdomains, i.e. subdomain.yourdomain.com
FREE parking! Domain pointers allow you to "point" or "park" additional domain names to your existing hosting account. This will allow users to also reach your website when entering the "parked" or "pointed" domain into their browsers. Park as many additional domains as you like at no extra charge!
Addon Domains are domain names that point to subdirectories within your account. This allows you to share your hosting account to additional domains allowing multiple websites.
Unlimited Email Accounts
Personalized email accounts, i.e. email@example.com. Our POP3/IMAP4 email accounts are very flexible. You can set them up as email boxes which store mail, email aliases which redirect email to another email account, or as autoresponders.
Unlimited Email Aliasing
You can setup a default or catch-all email, this allows firstname.lastname@example.org to be delivered to the default account. You can also decide to ignore or bounce emails that are not sent to specific accounts you've setup. In addition, we give you the ability to set up specific email aliases.
Each email account on our system allows you to set up an autoresponder which is an automatic reply that is sent to anyone who sends an email to a given address.
Unlimited Mailing Lists
The Mailing List option allows you to create and manage your own mailing lists, which is an efficient way of communicating with many people at one time. There are many of configurable options, such as who is on the list, where mailing lists messages are sent, and whether you include welcoming messages to new subscribers.
Web Based Email
You can use your favorite email client such as Outlook or you can check your email from any computer with Internet access. Great for those who travel, simply direct your browser to http://yourdomain.com/webmail, enter your email address and password to manage your mail online.
Spam Assassin is an automated mail filter that uses a wide range of heuristic algorithms on mail headers and message body text to identify "SPAM"(unsolicited email). Although Spam Assassin is very easy to use, it's also very powerful. You have the ability to block individual email addresses, email from a specific domain, a complete server, block of ip addresses etc...
Daily Data Backups
Every server is completely backed up everyday. At anytime a disk drive may be malfunctioning a complete backup is ready to be deployed.
If you can't find the answer in our extensive online support section, relax our support staff is always available to help answer your questions. By email or live support, we're there when you need us.
Our web based account control panels allow you to manage and maintain your account with ease. Please visit the demo page to see account specific control panels.
Online User Manual
Every control panel comes with complete documentation that describes in detail all the options available and how to use them. Or visit our support center for programming tips and techniques, how to setup client software, what programs to use, and more... A great resource for anyone with a website.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee! Within the first 30 days you are entitled to a 100% no questions asked refund. If you wish to cancel your account for any reason within the first 30 days, you will receive a full refund for all hosting services.
FREE Site Consultation
Once you have published your website you are entitled to a FREE site consultation. Our website design and promotion experts will evaluate your sites effectiveness towards its target market and its search engine readiness.
Our Self-Service Plan includes Interchange, AgoraCart, and OsCommerce shopping cart software. Choose the shopping cart software from your control panel or install your own. Too complicated? Our E-Commerce Plan includes our exclusive shopping cart software that is unmatched for ease of use! Select this account to get your professional online store up and running in no time.
SSL Security Certificates
Everyone that hosts with Pagecity has access to a server wide security certificate to secure pages/orderforms on their site. This feature saves you cost of maintaining your own security certificate. However, your own security certificate can be deployed easily through your control panel. If you choose to have your own, the cost is $125/year.
Control FTP accounts for your users, setup Anonymous FTP to allow ftp access without a password, change welcome messages for FTP access and control sessions by disconnecting users or timing out.
The File Manager is one of the many features in your control panel. It allows you to create, delete, and move your files via your web browser. 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.
One of the many features in your control panel. It provides a method of backing up and restoring files on your site using compression. A quick and convenient way to make a personal backup databases or an entire website.
Password Protected Pages
You can use the control panel to specify which users are allowed to access certain pages on your site. When visitors click on a certain URL, they are requested to enter a username and password which you manage through the control panel.
Custom Error Pages
Error pages are displayed to Internet users when any one of a variety of errors occur, such as when a user enters an incorrect URL or is not authorized to access a specific directory in your website. We allow you to create and reference your own error pages. You can even give the error pages the look and feel of your website.
The MySQL option in the Control Panel allows the setup of MySQL databases on your site. MySQL is essentially an SQL server - it responds to requests for information that are written in SQL. You can communicate with MySQL using a wide variety of programming languages (PHP being one of the most common). MySQL is Open Source software and free for use.
A feature of the control panel that allows you to redirect the browser to another file or directory. When a user enters a specific web address he is taken to the location\file you've specified. Especially useful when a web page has been moved to another location.
FrontPage 98, 2000 & 2002 Extensions
Frontpage is a Microsoft page creation tool that requires special server extensions to function properly. We support FrontPage 98, 2000 and 2002.
Web/FTP Statistics and Reporting
Numerical and graphical statistics package that gives you information on the number of visitors to your website broken down by year, month, day and hour. Reporting on who is sending you visitors and how many broken down daily. Most common used browsers, monitors and more... Perfect for analyzing your website and FTP traffic. You can access statistics for your entire site or for individual subdomains.
Raw Access Logs
Raw access logs contain all the recorded hit information that your site has received. These logs are useful if you prefer to use your own reporting tool rather than the ones provided in your control panel.
Search Engine Submit
This feature of the control panel allows you to submit your website details to several search engines at one time. A must have promotion tool for making sure your website gets listed in the most popular search engine directories.
Your own CGI-BIN allows you to install interactive scripts. i.e. domain name lookup, mailing list databases, banner ad rotations, interactive image displays, Internet utilities, calendars, auctions, surveys and more...
There are dozens of FREE CGI/PHP/Perl scripts that you can add to your website right through your control panel... Hit counters, bulletin boards, guestbooks, formmail and chat programs, or upload your own.
PHP 4.0 & Perl 5
PHP is a server-side scripting language for creating dynamic Web pages. You create pages with PHP and HTML. When a visitor opens the page, the server processes the PHP commands and then sends the results to the visitor's browser, just as with ASP or ColdFusion. Unlike ASP or ColdFusion, however, PHP is Open Source and cross-platform. PHP runs on Windows NT and many Unix versions, and it can be built as an Apache module and as a binary that can run as a CGI. When built as an Apache module, as on our servers, PHP is especially lightweight and speedy. Without any process creation overhead, it can return results quickly, but it doesn't require the tuning of mod_perl to keep your server's memory image small.
Cron jobs allow you to automate repetitive tasks on the server. This is a powerful tool that allows you to take a hands-free approach to repetitive tasks. For example, you could add a cron job that automatically copies a MySQL database to a separate location on your site as a backup.
This option allows you to set up custom MIME Types for your site. MIME Types allow you to specify which types of files can be opened with a web browser.
This option allows you to set up custom Apache handlers for your site. Apache handlers tell the server how to deal with web files that need to be processed on the server.
OpenPGP is a tool for secure online communication. This is method of encryption in which each person gets a pair of keys, called the public key and the private key. Each person's public key is published while the private key is kept secret. Messages are encrypted using the intended recipient's public key and can only be decrypted using their private key.
Hotlinking is when another website owner links directly to one or more of your images or multimedia files and includes it on their web page. Not only is this theft of your intellectual property, you would be paying for the bandwidth used by that site. Hotlink protection allows you to allow or block hotlinking.
The Index Manager enables you to control how directories on your website are displayed if there is no index file. You can choose to list the contents of the directory or give the browser a 403 (Forbidden) error.
IP Deny Manager
This feature will allow you to block a range of IP addresses to prevent them from accessing your site. You can also enter a fully qualified domain name, and the IP Deny Manager will attempt to resolve it to an IP address for you.
Disk Space (MB)
One MB of disk space can hold several hundred raw text pages or images. The average web page (text, logo and images) is approx. 100k in size, 1MB = 1000k, so you can fit 10 pages in 1MB of space, or 100 pages in 10MB of space. The average audio file is approx. 1MB and the average video file is normally less than 5MB, normally 1min. = 1 MB. Most sites use less than one MB of disk space. All Pagecity's accounts come with 500MB of disk space, more than adequate for most websites.
Data Transfer (GB)
This is the amount of network traffic transferred from your account. Most sites use less than 500MB of traffic per month, but popular sites may use three or four times that. To give you an example, 500MB is roughly equal to over 25,000 page views per month. All Pagecity's Accounts come with 5GB of traffic, more than adequate for most websites.
Server Side Includes
Server Side Includes gives you the ability to include other files and CGI scripts into your web pages. SSI also gives you functionality such as adding the current date and last modified date for your pages. Your pages must have a .shtml extension to use SSI.
Flash / Shockwave
Macromedia Flash and Shockwave have become a popular medium for web applications and animations. These applications are supported on all Pagecity servers.
Multimedia Streaming delivers real-time audio and video content to people who visit your website. All Pagecity servers have full support for RealMedia and Windows Media.
The preinstalled shopping cart software included with our E-Commerce plan is not only the backend control for your webstore. It also includes templates for your storefront that you can brand with your name and logos. You can also change the color scheme and how products appear on search pages.