Hosting Account Features
Your Lab 99 hosting account includes the following features as standard:
- an unlimited number of POP3 mailboxes;
- email to your website can be forwarded to any other email address;
- web mail allows you access to your email from anywhere in the world;
- incoming emails have anti–virus protection;
- you can set automatic responses to incoming emails;
- you can discover how many visitors your site has had;
- you can discover where your visitors come from;
- you can discover which pages on your website attract the most visitors;
- you can monitor trends and the activity of search engines;
- protect areas of your website with passwords.
- access to all of the above features is via a control panel with a personal password and log–in;
- our special iPhone control panel offers all the functionality of our standard control panel.
For those with an unhealthy interest in such things, our web servers allow the use of:
- Perl CGI scripts;
- MySQL databases;
- Server–Side Includes.
Servers and Operating Systems
Our web hosting uses Dell servers and the Linux operating system as standard. Linux is widely accepted as the safest and most reliable operating system for web servers, and is used by the majority of websites, including:
The Windows operating system is available at an extra charge.
Data Backups and Security
All data is stored in network disc arrays. Data is automatically synchronised between arrays, maintaining distribution to the servers. Each array is backed up every night, with the backup data stored on tape at a separate location.
Our server centre uses its own generators to ensure an uninterruptible power supply.
The building is monitored 24 hours a day by security guards and CCTV, and is surrounded by an 8′ high perimeter fence.
Like almost all web design companies, we subcontract our hosting services from a specialist web hosting company. If you require a particular feature that isn’t mentioned above, please let us know and we will do our best to arrange it for you.
What is Web Hosting?
A website is a collection of digital documents. To make these documents accessible to people using the internet, they must be stored, or ‘hosted’, on a specially configured computer, known as a web server.
To find out more about how your website works, see our article, The Internet and the Web: What’s the Difference?.