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All ALPHA-Hosting accounts are billed in
three-month increments (if paid by credit card), or six-month increments (if
billed). If paid by credit card, all accounts will be automatically renewed (and the same
credit card charged) for successive three-month periods, unless ALPHA is informed not
less than 14 days before the end of the current six-month period of the
customer's desire to terminate his or her account. If paid by means other than credit
card, payment for each successive six-month period must be received by ALPHA no
later than the last day of the current period, or the account will be
placed on a five-day hold, during which time the customer must remit full payment to avoid
automatic termination at the end of the five-day hold period.
Setup Fee (one-time)
All setup fees are billed along with the initial
30-Day No-Risk Guarantee
ALPHA-Hosting features the absolute
best guarantee in the business. Click here for more details.
Experience indicates that websites with
their own domain names (www.yourcompany.com) are better received, better remembered, and
exude more credibility than sub-domains (i.e.www.host.com/yourcompany). Accordingly,
ALPHA-Hosting believes that individual websites should always be registered under their
own domain names, especially since cost savings (which once factored into the decision of
which domain arrangement was less expensive) are no longer a factor at this price point
Therefore, all things now being equal, a true virtual domain is vastly superior to a
InterNIC, the central domain name registry, charges a $70 fee for two years' use of your
domain. ALPHA-Hosting will handle all administrative tasks related to your domain name
registration, and will bill you directly for all InterNIC fees. ALPHA-Hosting will also
administer the transfer of a domain name from another host, at no extra charge. InterNIC
does not charge a fee for such transfers.
ALPHA-Hosting offers an incredible variety of choices, which is more than enough for over
99% of all websites in existence.
Data Transfer (website
This is another area that other web
hosting services unfortunately like to restrict. Our "competition" decrees that
any traffic to a site that exceeds an arbitrarily-imposed amount be charged additionally.
ALPHA-Hosting, on the other hand, does not believe in penalizing you for your success. We
hope to see our clients' sites become the busiest on the internet! To that end, our
partners offer a wide range of services designed to help you build traffic to your
site, not limit it. The bottom line? You won't find any traffic limits here.The only
restriction we have is to the amount of file downloads.
Your website is not only safe with ALPHA-Hosting' 24x7 network monitoring, but is also
FAST. Our servers are connected to the internet backbone via redundant T-3's, which means
that visitors to your site will receive your data quickly and reliably.
Microsoft NT Hosting
Unlike other hosting companies who charge extra (a lot extra!) for Microsoft NT hosting,
ALPHA-Hosting hosts ALL of their domains on state-of-the-art NT servers. Compare our NT
hosting prices with some of our "competition." Don't pay more than you should
for NT hosting.
Nightly Data Backup
While ALPHA-Hosting servers are
state-of-the-art when it comes to dependability and security, all domains hosted by
ALPHA-Hosting are afforded the added protection of nightly tape backup.
All ALPHA-Hosting accounts are entitled to unlimited technical support via email. We
strive to answer all tech support requests with a friendly, knowledgeable response shortly
after they are received. Your response time may vary according to the volume of requests
at a given time. In any event, we guarantee a response within 12 hours on weekdays, and
within 24 hours on weekends.
All ALPHA-Hosting "e-Commerce" accounts may receive technical support via email
(as above) or telephone. Because ALPHA-Hosting believes that our customers are our most
important assets, your call will not be placed on seemingly endless hold. Instead, if a
tech support representative is immediately unavailable, your call will be returned by the
first available rep.
You may upload as many changes to your website as you'd like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. We don't restrict your access in any way. Need FTP software? Sign up with us and
we'll show you where to get the best, for free.
Email Forwarding & Aliasing
In addition to the POP email accounts included with your hosting package, ALPHA-Hosting
provides unlimited email forwarding and /or aliasing. Here's how it works: Suppose your
online venture requires four different email addresses for
four different departments. They might be
"email@example.com," and "firstname.lastname@example.org." ALPHA-Hosting
will have email sent to anyone at your domain automatically (and seamlessly)
forwarded to the email address of your choice (either your ALPHA-Hosting POP account or
any other email address you may possess through your dialup access provider).
All ALPHA-Hosting accounts
receive POP email accounts, ALPHA-Hosting "e-Commerce" accounts receive
ten (10) POP email accounts.
Each ALPHA-Hosting hosting account comes with its own private CGI-BIN directory, which is
used to add interactivity to your site. You may wish to incorporate response forms, guest
sign-in books, access counters, etc. into your site. ALPHA-Hosting provides several useful
CGI scripts for your use (see below).
When you sign up with ALPHA-Hosting, we'll show you where to get free scripts for email
forms, guest books, access counters, and more.Secure Server
If your e-Commerce site requires secure transaction capability (usually for credit card
transactions), ALPHA-Hosting will provide access to our secure server for your use, at no
extra charge. In order to complete the process of making your site secure, you will also
need to obtain a Digital ID Certificate from Verisign. ALPHA-Hosting will handle all the
paperwork necessary to obtain your certificate for a one-time fee of $395 (includes all
Verisign fees; good for one year).
Microsoft FrontPage provides a quick, effective way to create and manage
professional-quality Internet sites without programming. It makes it easy for new users
and professional Web developers alike to build and maintain great-looking,
professional-quality Web sites in no time. All ALPHA-Hosting hosting accounts include
FrontPage support at no extra charge!
RealNetworks' streaming media
server solution delivers live and on-demand RealAudio and RealVideo and includes the tools
you need to create audio and video content for your website.
Shopping Cart From
Electronic shopping cart programs
enable web merchants (who sell retail merchandise) to seamlessly integrate several
important features into their websites which make the shopping experience more attractive
to the shopper, and transactional functions easier to administer by the merchant. All
ALPHA-Hosting e-Commerce hosting accounts include deeply discounted access to the finest
shopping cart program on the market, TheNettStore.
TheNettStore provides user-defined parameters for item name, part
number, quantity, price, shipping and options, and more. Also included are flexible tax
options including tax rates for each state or country and flat tax support; flexible
shipping options including shipping by weight, total cost, number of items, and more.
TheNettStore also supports SSL security and the (optional) CyberCash credit card payment
This feature enables webmasters to
create restricted areas on their websites, accessible only by entering the correct
Microsoft SQL Database (optional)
customers have access to the Microsoft SQL high performance database management system,
which is designed to enable organizations to improve decision making and streamline
business processes. The SQL Servers built-in Internet integration gives
organizations the ability to build Active Web sites, conduct business on the Internet and
build corporate Intranet sites using open, high-performance solutions.
"e-Commerce" hosting accounts come CyberCash-ready. First you'll
need to establish an account with CyberCash, who acts as the electronic interface between
your website and your bank. The CyberCash system checks your customers' credit cards for
validity, sufficient credit, etc., then approves or rejects each accordingly. CyberCash
then provides the means by which funds are automatically deposited into your bank account.
ALPHA-Hosting can help you get through the process for a reasonable one-time fee.
In our experience, we have found that
most so-called web marketing companies offer little more than search engine
"submit-it"-type services, which are of little value when relied upon
exclusively as a marketing program. That's why when we have created a strategic
marketing plan for our merchants. Finally, you will find a web marketing plan that truly
shows you how to get results via our exclusive 10-point web marketing program. When you
sign up with ALPHA-Hosting, you'll have access to our marketing experts.