Web Hosting Packages

What is webhosting, and why do I need it?

Options recommended by Contact Point
      PowerHosting4.me (previously Ignition Matrix) 
      Digital Pacific 
      Host Geek

 

What is Webhosting and why do I need it?

A website is made up of a number of electronic files containing text, images and programming to present your pages and navigation. In order for people to see these on the world wide web, the files need to stored on a computer (server) attached to the internet. Such servers are called web servers. You need to pay for the space that you use on the server, and the services that are provided along with the space, to allow your website to be viewed.

The whole package is generally referred to as "web hosting". What you get for this differs from web host to web host, but usually it includes:

  • access to an email gateway so that you can send and receive emails to and from your domain (e.g. me@mycompany.com.au)
  • a limited number of email accounts, say 10, for your use that you can name whatever you like (e.g. sales@mycompany.com.au, myname@mycompany.com.au etc.)
  • the space to store your web site files
  • access to different scripting languages that can be used by your website developer to make your website behave dynamically
  • ability to create one or more databases so that your website can store information received from visitors, or house product or other information for presenting to visitors dynamically
  • website traffic statistics that are updated daily, and give you online access to a variety of reports such as number of visitors, number of returning visitors, number of page hits, what terms where used in search engines to find your website, length of your visitors' stays, and much more
  • some standard programming scripts to help do things like convert the contents of submitted web form into an email to you
  • possibly access to SSL - secure socket layers - which encrypts specified pages while the information is travelling across the internet network. This is important for pages containing personal information, passwords, credit card numbers etc.

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Contact Point recommends the following Webhosting options to meet the needs of most websites. Should your requirements differ, we can assist you to source an appropriate and cost effective alternative.

     Ignition Matrix - full-featured, premium security option

     Digital Pacific - flexible local option

     Host Geek - flexible local option

Host Geek - Virtual Private server

Do you have a domain name? If not, we can help you with that, or use our online Domain Name Registration tool.

Highly Secure Option

 PowerHosting4.me full-featured Premium Secure Option - $249 pa (EX GST)*

Located in Europe, PowerHosting4.me is a competitively priced hosting option with full functionality and a focus on security and high availability. PowerHosting4.me also provides additional hosting features at no extra cost.

Contact Point has fostered a close relationship with Ignition matrix ensuring a very reliable service. In Asia Pacific access speeds may be marginally slower.

Includes the following features:

  • 5 GB disk space (including databases and mailboxes)
  • 100GB Monthly Bandwidth (including email, ftp)
  • 25 Email Accounts (POP3, IMAP, SMTP) with 100MB mailboxes and individual emails up to 10MB
  • Unlimited Email Aliases (forwarding) - maxium of one level of forwarding
  • Anti Spam/Virus Protection
  • Secure Webmail Access
  • Mailing Lists
  • Secured Web Statistics
  • 5 Sub Domains (+ "www.")
  • Password Protected Directories
  • Access to Web Serve Logs
  • Supported Scripting Languages (PHP, Private CGI Bin, Perl, Python)
  • Apache 2.2 on highly secure Gentoo Linux and FreeBSD platforms
  • 3 MySQL databases
  • FrontPage extensions
  • Custom error docs
  • .htaccess Control
  • SSL (shared SSL certificate)
  • CRON for automated tasks

Total price: $249 AUD (EX GST) per annum

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Budget Local Option

Digital Pacific - Simple Web Hosting $199 pa (INC GST)

Digital Pacific - DB + SSL Web Hosting $380 pa (INC GST)  (includes online Database and SSL certificate)

The service is located in Australia and provided through Digital Pacific. With a local presence, this web hosting service provides you with competitively priced hosting facilities, without hidden costs.

This is a reliable service and includes the following features:

  • 10 GB Disk Space
  • 20 GB Data Transfer (per month)
  • 200 POP Boxes (Mailboxes)
  • Mailbox Size up to 1 GB
  • Anti Spam/Virus Protection
  • Webmail Access
  • 10 Mailing Lists
  • URL Forwarding (Standard or Frame Forwarding)
  • Website Statistics
  • 5 Sub Domains
  • Password Protected Directories
  • Access to Web Server Logs
  • Supported Scripting Languages (PHP, CGI, mod_perl, mod_python)
  • 1 MySQL Database [not provided in the Simple Web Hosting Package]
  • Free DNS Hosting
  • Control Panel Access
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee

A dedicated SSL certificate, also requiring a dedicated IP address, is included in the DB + SSL package.

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Alternative Local Option


Host Geek - $200 pa (INC GST)**

The service is located in Australia and provided through Host Geek. With a local presence, this web hosting service provides you with competitively priced hosting facilities, without hidden costs.

This is a reliable service and includes the following features within the Super Geek package:

  • 2 GB Disk Space
  • 40 GB Data Transfer (per month)
  • Unlimited POP Boxes (Mailboxes)
  • Anti Spam/Virus Protection
  • Webmail Access
  • URL Forwarding (Standard or Frame Forwarding)
  • Website Statistics
  • Unlimited Sub Domains
  • Password Protected Directories
  • Access to Web Server Logs
  • Supported Scripting Languages (PHP, Ruby on Rails, Perl)
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • DNS Hosting
  • Control Panel Access
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee

Total price: $200 AUD (INC GST) per annum

**If you require SSL there is an additional $99 setup fee, and the SSL certificate will cost $99 per annum

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