All MMSHosting plans have the following features.

 

Web Space

Web space is the amount of usable space that you are allotted on our servers. Our virtual hosting plans include generous disk space allotment to accommodate your needs.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is the amount of data transferred to or from your website. We measure bandwidth in gigabytes per month. Unlike many hosts, we do not place restrictions on when or how your bandwidth can be used, as long as it does not violate our policies.

POP Email Accounts

POP email accounts are standard Internet mailboxes that can be checked with your favorite mail client, or online via our web email interface. Each account comes with one main POP email account, and a number of additional POP accounts.

Mailing Lists

Our mailing lists are powered by Mailman (www.list.org). This powerful mailing list software comes pre-installed on your account and includes an easy to use, full-featured web-based interface for managing your mailing lists.

MySQL Databases

MySQL is a powerful, multi-user SQL database client/server platform used in many scripts and programs today. Through our online control panel, clients can manage MySQL users and databases, and even get sample database access code for popular programming languages.

Domain Parking

A domain park allows you to alias additional domain names to your account. If your main domain name was mydomain.com and you setup a domain park for myparkeddomain.com, you could access the myparkeddomain.com website by going to either http://myparkeddomain.com or http://mydomain.com.

We will allow you to park up to ten domains onto your primary domain regardless of hosting plan level. When a domain is parked it directs to the same place as your primary domain and any email for that parked domain is set to your primary domain's "catch-all" email account.

Sub Domains

A sub domain is another domain name that is actually part of your main account domain name. An example of a sub domain for the domain mydomain.com would be photos.mydomain.com. Sub domains point to sub-directories of your main account with the same name. Sub domains can be added or deleted automatically through your account control panel.

Additional FTP Accounts

Additional FTP accounts allow you to grant another user FTP access to a specific directory within your account without giving him or her full access to your site. FTP accounts can only access files in the directory that match their login name. For example, if your domain name was mydomain.com and you added an FTP account with a login of joe, that user would only be able to access the files within mydomain.com/joe.

No Setup Fee

Unlike many of our competitors, we waive the setup fee on all new hosting accounts.

Monthly Fees

All virtual hosting accounts are billed on a monthly basis. All accounts are automatically renewed and invoiced on the first of every month.

Power Backup (UPS)

All of our servers are plugged into a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). UPS's serve as an intermediate power supply in the event of a power failure to give us ample time to power up the backup generators.

Superior Tech Support

Our customer service desk is staffed seven days a week by our knowledgeable, courteous technicians. We guarantee a response to all inquiries within 24 hours of contact.

CPanel Control Panel

Our control panel allows you to easily and instantly make changes to any aspect of your account through an online interface.

Unlimited E-mail Aliases and Forwarders

An email alias and forwarder are very similar. You can think of an "alias" as and alternative address for one of the email address at your domain. A forwarder can be thought of as an email router to an external email address outside of your domain. Your control panel "Forwarders" section is used to accomplish either task. For example, if your domain name was mydomain.com, you could setup joe@mydomain.com to forward to your AOL email account, joeschmoe1234@aol.com. You can point any email address at your domain to any other valid email address. MMSHosting does not limit the number of email forwarders that you can setup.

Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Extensions

FrontPage 2002 is a popular website management system that allows beginning or advanced webmasters to manage a website easily and effectively. Our servers support the FrontPage 2002 server extensions, and are also backward compatible with FrontPage 98 and 2000.

Streaming Real Media

Real Media (www.real.com) is a popular audio and video file format. With your virtual hosting account, you will be able to stream Real Audio content to your visitors through the HTTP server.

Email Autoresponders

Email autoresponders allow you to setup an auto-reply on certain email addresses within your account. You can use autoresponders to thank your potential customers for contacting you, to let friends and associates know that you are away on vacation and much more. We do not limit the number of autoresponders that you can setup on your account.

E-mail Filters

Email filters allow you to setup rules to analyze and systematically block email coming to your account. This feature is useful to block out known spammers and unsolicited advertisements.

Catch-all Email Address

You can define a catch-all email address to receive any email that is not sent to an account at your domain name for which there is not already an email alias or POP email account in place.

GNU PGP Clone

The GNU PGP Clone (www.gnupg.org) is a free PGP replacement. PGP allows you to send and receive encrypted email. MMSHosting does not provide support for PGP at this time. More information can be found at this URL: http://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual.html

Webmail Interface

Our Webmail interface allows you to access all of your POP email accounts through an easy to use web-based interface. This makes it easy to check your email when you're on the road or at a friend's house.

Server Side Includes (SSI)

SSI allows you to insert dynamic content into your pages on the server-side. SSI is useful when you want to use a common header or footer across multiple pages, or want to insert the output of a CGI program into an HTML page. By default, all SSI pages must have the extension ".shtml", however this can be changed by using the MIME types editor in your control panel.

Private cgi-bin

All virtual hosting accounts come with a private cgi-bin, in which you can store your custom scripts and programs. If your domain name were mydomain.com, then the location of your site's cgi-bin would be mydomain.com/cgi-bin/.

Site-wide CGI Access

Our server configuration permits you to run CGI programs anywhere within your site - even outside your cgi-bin. You simply need to make sure that the permissions are set properly on your programs. CGI programs outside of your cgi-bin do not have to have the extension ".cgi" (although that will work without a problem).

PHP and Zend Optimizer

PHP is a very popular server-side scripting language that can be embedded into HTML pages to produce dynamic content quickly and easily. Our servers capability to process PHP scripts is also enhanced with the Zend Optimization system, to ensure that your PHP pages load lightning fast.

PERL 5 and Additional Modules

PERL is one of the most popular programming languages on the Internet. Our virtual hosting servers sully support PERL as a CGI programming languages. Our PERL installation includes many popular modules, and we are willing to install additional modules upon request.

Python

Python is a powerful interpreted programming language that can be used for writing CGI programs. More information on the Python programming language is available at www.python.org.

Macromedia Flash and Shockwave Support

Flash and Shockwave are development tools released by Macromedia (www.macromedia.com). The use of Flash and Shockwave content is fully supported by our virtual hosting servers.

WAP/WML/Wireless Support

WAP is a protocol developed specifically for use with portable computing devices. Using WAP, you can develop content that is accessible via a wireless phone. Our servers fully support the use of WAP and WML. More information on WAP and WML can be obtained at: wap-faq

XML Support

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) can be used to store data in structured formats. When properly utilized, XML can be a powerful tool for program developers. Our virtual hosting servers fully support the use of XML. More information on XML can be obtained at XML.

Access to Raw Logs

We can give you access to the raw HTTP log files for your website within the control panel. This can be useful if you would like to compile your own statistics based upon these usage logs.

Webalizer Site Statistics

Webalizer (www.webalizer.org) is a powerful website statistics system that provides you with detailed information on the visitors to your website. Your Webalizer statistics can be accessed through your account control panel.

Analog Site Statistics

Analog (www.analog.cx) is a basic log analysis program that will provide you with general information on your site's usage as well as statistics on the visitors to your website.

AWStats Site Statistics

AWStats (awstats.sourceforge.net) is a short for Advanced Web Statistics. It's a free powerful and feature full tool that generates advanced web (but also ftp or mail) server statistics, graphically. This log analyzer shows you all possible information your log contains, in few graphical web pages.

SSL Secure Server Access

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) creates a secure connection between your website and your visitors to ensure that sensitive data being exchanged cannot be intercepted and abused by third parties. Customers are permitted to use our server-wide SSL certificates at no additional charge. To access your site using our SSL certificate create the link as:

https://secure3.elinuxservers.com/~yourusername/

Be sure to use relative addressing for your links! We also support private SSL certificates (an additional fee will apply).

Search Engine Promotion Tool

Through your online control panel, you can access a powerful search engine submission tool that will allow you to simultaneously submit your site to 20 of the most popular search engines on the Internet. There is no limit to the number of times you can re-submit your website to these search engines.

Pre-installed CGI Scripts

Through your online control panel, you can configure easy to use CGI programs.

Password Protection

Through your online control panel, you can setup password protection on directories within your website. You can add, remove and edit new directories and users within those directories. This can be used to setup "members only" sections on your site, or to protect private content to a specific group of people.

Cron Job Editor

Cron allows you to configure the system to run a specific command at pre-defined time intervals. Through your control panel, you can add and remove cron entries to your account.

MX Record Modifications

If you would want to redirect email processing to another server you may change the MX record for your domain within the control panel.

Free PERL Module Installs

PERL modules help to expand the functionality of the PERL language installed on a system. If you would like a PERL module installed and we do not already have it on your server, we will install it at no additional charge (provided that the module is approved by our administrators first).

Custom MIME Settings

MIME types help the webserver map certain file types to certain file extensions. Through your online control panel, you can define custom MIME types for your website and configure custom file extensions.

ImageMagick Support

ImageMagick is a robust collection of tools and libraries to read, write, and manipulate an image in over 68 major formats including popular formats like TIFF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, PhotoCD, and GIF. With ImageMagick you can create images dynamically, making them suitable for Web applications.

IMAP Support

IMAP email support for those that need server-based email.

PhpMyAdmin Access

PhpMyAdmin is a web-based tool that allows you to directly access your MySQL databases. PhpMyAdmin can be used to manually enter SQL queries and commands, as well as to setup and configure newly created databases. This program can be accessed directly through your online control panel.

Web Based File Manager

Our powerful web-based file manager allows you to edit, upload, delete, move, rename, and change permissions on any file or directory within your website. This allows you to quickly and easily make changes to your website from a clean, easy to use web interface. The web-based file manager is accessed through your online control panel.

Custom Error Pages

You can quickly and easily design custom error pages for your website so that your visitors won't see the plain "404 not found" error page if they follow a broken link. You are allowed to define custom error pages for error codes 401, 403, 404, and 500. The custom error page editor can be accessed through your online control panel. You may also customize your error documents with .htaccess directly.

Anonymous FTP

Through your online control panel, you can setup an anonymous FTP server on your website. This will allow you to provide a server for your visitors and friends to download (and upload) files relating to your website without needing a specific login and password*. This feature is useful for software developers who are looking for a way to distribute their proprietary code.

* Virtual hosting clients must use anonymous@theirdomain.com in place of simply anonymous as the username to direct FTP traffic to their specific account.

Network Tools

We provide a limited set of network diagnostic tools including a traceroute from the server to your local computer, and DNS lookups (from our DNS servers). These tools can be accessed through your online control panel.

Free Account Upgrades

Need more space, bandwidth or MySQL databases? Not a problem; we don't charge you any additional fees to upgrade your account! The only fee that you will incur is the difference between your current plan and your new plan with the new plans fees beginning with the next billing cycle.

Data Backup

Data backup is the responsibility of each client. While we do not guarantee site backups, we do attempt to backup ever server each day. In the event you make a horrible mistake and didn't backup things first, we may be able to restore your files from our latest backup. If you need us to retrieve a backup for you just let us know by contacting support