No Set-up Fee:
EsoSoft does not charge a set-up fee for our Web Hosting service.
32GB of Disk Space:
Each Basic Web Hosting account comes with 32GB of disk
EsoSoft's On-Line Account Manager allows you to add, edit,
delete any and all of the e-mail settings for your account. Need a new POP/IMAP
Account? Set it up in less than a minute. Want an autoresponder? Easily
configure one instantly. Like to give your friend an address @yourdomain?
Have it working in a heartbeat.
Multi-Purpose E-mail Addresses:
EsoSoft's Basic Web Hosting service comes with 1000
Multi-Purpose E-mail Addresses. You can choose and/or change the e-mail
addresses at any time.
Each Multi-Purpose E-mail Address can be configured as a POP/IMAP Account, an
Autoresponder, a Group Forwarding E-mail Alias - or any combination of the
A POP/IMAP Account is an e-mail address that stores mail on the server for
direct download. An Autoresponder is an e-mail address that replies
instantly to e-mail which it receives with a message that you have
defined. A Group Forwarding E-mail Alias is an e-mail address that will
forward mail which it receives to multiple e-mail addresses.
Unlimited Forwarding E-mail Aliases:
Basic Web Hosting includes unlimited forwarding e-mail
addresses. You select the e-mail address at your domain that you'd like to
use, you select the forward-to e-mail address. You can create as many as
you like. Give all your friends an e-mail address with your domain!
More than just a "spam filter", SpamAssassin is
intelligent anti-spam technology! SpamAssassin is so good, it was featured
on Good Morning America.
Turn SpamAssassin on via the on-line Account Manager and never be
bothered by spam again. Each incoming e-mail is given a
point value based on tell-tale signs of spam. If the incoming e-mail
receives a pre-determined number of points, it is marked as spam.
Via EsoSoft's Account Manager, you set the number of
points needed for an e-mail to be considered spam. You also tell the
server what it should do with e-mail marked as spam. The e-mail can be
deleted on the spot, delivered to an e-mail address of your choosing or
delivered to the original destination (but marked as spam).
Your Own CGI
Each Basic Web Hosting account includes a cgi-bin directory. This
is where you would place interactive programs for your site.
(Interactive programs - such as Guestbooks, Rotating Ads, WWW Live Chat,
Form-Mail, etc.) You can use all of these and more on your pages. If you
are familiar with programming, you can even create and run your own
interactive cgi scripts.
SSI, PHP4/PHP5 and MIVA Support:
Each Basic Web Hosting account supports Server Side
Includes (SSI), PHP4/PHP5 and MIVA (HTMLScript).
Microsoft FrontPage Extensions:
FrontPage is the leading Web site creation and management
program. It's a 'What You See Is What You Get' editor. You just write your
web pages as you would in Word (or any text editor) and if you press save
they will be automatically saved on our server.
No need to bother using FTP or uploading graphics and using correct links
for your images. FrontPage does this and more for you. EsoSoft highly
EsoSoft servers run latest Microsoft FrontPage version 2003 Server
Extensions. Earlier versions of FrontPage (FrontPage 2000/2002 for instance)
are fully supported by FrontPage 2003.
A MySQL database can be added to your Basic Web Hosting
account at no additional charge. We'll even install phpMyAdmin so that you
can easily manage the database!
On-Line Web Stats:
On-line statistics for the traffic to your web site can be
added to your Basic Web Hosting account at no additional charge. Simply
request the feature in the space provided on the Basic Web Hosting sign-up
EsoSoft uses Webalizer to create and manage the statistics for your site.
You can view an example of the Webalizer reports (in use by an actual
EsoSoft customer) at:
Be sure to click on each month for detailed information.
Your statistics would be password protected, of course. The above customer
has given us permission to share her site's information with you.
A "transfer" occurs when someone visits your web site. The
data, including text and images, must be transferred to the browser of the
Many other providers set transfer limits and then charge the customer
(you) extra if that limit is exceeded. We feel it is unfair to charge our
customers for items that they cannot control or calculate.
Simply put, EsoSoft puts no artificial limits on your Basic Web Hosting
account and you will never be charged for having "too many visitors".
Please see our
Unlimited Bandwidth Policy.
with Unlimited Updates:
With EsoSoft's Basic Web Hosting, you'll have your own FTP
(File Transfer Protocol) account. Use FTP to upload your web pages to the
server. You can update your pages 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and as
often as you like.
Ultra-fast fiber-optic (OC3) connections:
Traffic to and from our web servers travels over our
redundant, ultra-fast, fiber-optic connections.
Commercial Use is Allowed:
Many of our customers use their web sites for commercial
purposes. You can too! As one example, you could place banner-ads on your
pages and charge the advertiser for the advertising space and service.
You can create password protected areas of your web site.
If you use FrontPage, you can do this by creating a sub-web with unique
permissions. If you do not use FrontPage, our Service & Support Team will
be happy to set-up password protection for you.
If you use your own web statistics reporting program and
need the raw log files from your site, the server can copy and compress
the files each day (storing them at your site for retrieval). Please note
that these files will count toward your available disk space.
The e-mail forwarding service will allow you to forward
all mail sent to your domain name to another e-mail account. For instance,
to your CompuServe, AOL or MSN account - or to any valid e-mail address.
The sender of the e-mail is not aware that his/her mail is being
Ready-to-Use System Wide CGI Scripts:
Several system-wide cgi scripts are available for your
use, some of which cannot be found on the Internet without cost.
Server Available (extra charge applies:
The Secure Server (SSL) Option can be installed for your
account. The secure server is useful for e-commerce or if your customers
will submit their payment (credit card) information over the Internet. The
complete traffic between your customer and our web server will be
encrypted so that other people can not see the information which is
With the Secure Server (SSL) Option, EsoSoft will make a special domain
name available to you (yourdomain.securewebsites.com). With that domain
name, you will not need to obtain your own secure server certificate.
There is an additional $10.00 set-up fee for the Secure Server (SSL)
Option as well as an additional $5.00 charge per month.
Free Unlimited E-Mail Support:
EsoSoft has an excellent Service & Support Team! Only
real people answer inquiries at EsoSoft. This ensures that customers
receive personal and step by step assistance. At EsoSoft, all of our
terrific support is provided free of charge and handled conveniently via