Common Features Shared by All of Our Plans
The Basic Systems
We take pride in our fleet of state of the art servers with up to 1 Terabyte of storage in each server.
Thanks to recent Network upgrades at our datacenter and a large drop in the price of our bandwidth, we are now able to offer unmetered bandwidth.
CPanel Control Panel
The CPanel control panel is the most popular and demanded control panel by webhosting clients. It gives powerful control of your hosting account, while being easy and straight forward to use. From the control panel it is possible to setup email accounts, view website statistics, check and write email and many other functions including using our large range of pre-installed (Fantastico) software packages, like Blogs and Forums and website templates.
MySQL - PhP - CGI - Front Page Support
We offer MySQL (Version 5), PhP Version 5, Perl, and Microsoft Front Page support with all of our hosting plans, at no additional cost.
Webmail / Email
Our email server can be accessed by both the convenient, web based Webmail interfaces (like Yahoo or Hotmail) and also via an email client such as Outlook Express, via PoP3, IMAP and SMTP protocols. Depending on your plan, an aunlimited number of email accounts of your choice can easily be created through the control panel. (MiniSite Plan is limited to 20 accounts per site.)
Pre-installed "Fantastico" Software
You don't have to be a web guru or hire a programmer to install and use our advanced software collection.
We can supply 100's of Free Templates! Single page "sales pages" to complete multi-page sites, we have access to literally hundreds of FREE Templates for you to chose from. Your only problem will be having the time to view them all!
Spam is a major problem. Some reports indicate that over 80% of all email traffic is Spam. In an effort to combat the problem, Small Business Hoster offers several levels of Spam filtering on the email system. "Spam Assassin" is one software package that is included with Cpanel. It is completely user controllable from the control panel and it will filter out the vast majority of spam without taking out "good" email. You may optionally turn Spam Assassin off.
Monitoring the activity on a website is often an important and interesting activity. We offer several automatic, easy to view graphical and numeric statistics displays to track your most popular pages, number of hits, referrers and review lots of other valuable information.
You can create sub domains for your main domain name easily through the control panel. For example, if your domain is called http://www.yourdomain.com you can create sub domains like http://subdomain.yourdomain.com.
You may have several domains that you wish to all point to the one website. This can be done using the Parked domain feature that we offer through the control panel.
You can register a domain through us HERE for $ 8.95 per year - or less!
We do not sell SSL Certificates ourselves, but recommend you purchase one HERE for $ 19.95 per year - or less!
Dedicated IP Addresses
Dedicated IP's are available at a cost of $ 20.00 per year. You may Order One Here
24/7 Emergency Support
If one of our servers does go off-line or a serious problem develops, our technicians, who are on standby 24/7, are automatically alerted within minutes via pager, as a result of our monitoring system that monitors all of our servers continuously from several locations around the globe. Our servers and network are also monitored by our staff in real time from a central control room. There is always someone available to look into any issues that may arise.
Like almost all webhosts, we offer FTP access so that you can transfer your own files to our servers. For our clients' convenience we have a 1 hour time-out for the FTP connection. This means that there is no need to keep reconnecting to the FTP server while editing and uploading your site pages.
Our support staff are properly trained and experienced in the industry. They are ready to provide assistance promptly and professionally. We do not outsource our support to a third party company. We take pride in running our own support system.
We user commercial quality high powered webservers. All servers are load balanced across our network and run at a low average load level with limited account stacking on each server. CPU usage is typically at less than 10% daily average usage.
All of our servers have maintained an uptime of 99.9% (including Network / Server upgrades), we have specific policies in place to ensure that unnecessary downtime does not occur.
We connect our servers to the Level 3 Network in Chicago, USA. Our connection to the Internet is fully redundant with several Gigabit connections, offering extremely fast and reliable performance for your website(s). Our data center has a complete power backup system so that power outages do not affect the operation of our servers. The Level 3 network is also used by AOL servers and is one of the most advanced and largest networks in the world.
Monthly, Quarterly or Yearly Payment - No contracts
At Affordable Hoster we don't try to lock you into a yearly contract. Our pricing is based on monthly, quarterly or yearly payment cycles. The account can be stopped at anytime and pro rated refunds are available for quarterly and annual accounts. It is also possible to upgrade to a different account at anytime. We offer payment options of major Credit / Debit Cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express & Discover) or Pay Pal.
Money Back Guarantee
We offer a 30-day, no questions asked, money back guarantee. If for any reason you wish to cancel within 30 days, you only need to Contact Us and tell us that you wish to take up our 30 day money back offer and you will receive a full refund on all hosting fees. (Actually, we may ask a question, or two, just to improve our service. But you are under no obligation to answer, you will get your refund, either way.)
Adult Content and Gambling Sites
Small Business Hoster does not allow the hosting of adult content or gambling sites. We also do not allow Warez or Bit Torrent tracking sites. This decision helps to prevent our IPs from being blocked and ensures fast network performance.
Our servers undergo regular backups so that in the event of a system failure, a backup of 24 hours old, or less should be available to rebuild the server.
Client Privacy Concerns
Small Business Hoster will not divulge personal client information to third parties. Your financial transactions are handled on off-site secure servers. Clients may be contacted by Small Business Hoster occasionally for feedback on the level of satisfaction with our services and to provide information on service status and upcoming maintenance.
Affordable Hoster does not place any advertising on your website. There is an exception to this when we actively are involved in building your site or shopping cart. If this is the case, we put a simple statement at the very bottom of the page(s). For example - Hosted By Affordable Hoster
Affordable Hoster, The Company
Affordable Hoster is a reseller of hosting services and does not own or directly operate the servers themselves. You are doing business with us, we will handle communications with our suppliers. We are a division of Turnkey Small Business Services, which has been operating on the Internet since 2001. Our suppliers have a minimum of 10,000 active users and have been in business since 2002 or earlier.
If You Have Further Questions.....
Feel free to contact us through the addresses on our Contact Us page. We welcome your questions and feedback.