Set up fee: Free
Disk space:1 Gig
Monthly transfer:25 Gigs
Extras: All free extras
All our accounts come with these
99.9% uptime guarantee.
Our systems are so reliable that we offer you a 99.9% uptime guarantee.
If for any reason your web site is down for more than 0.1% of any
month, we will refund you the percentage for which you have over
paid, e.g., if your web site was down for 5% of the month, we will
refund 5% of your monthly payment for your next month. If you pay
yearly, this refund will be worked out based on the equivalent monthly
payments you would have made.
At present, not a single customer of Small Business Hosting has had their web
site down for even 0.01% of any given month, which goes to show
our commitment to customer satisfaction.
Web based control panel.
Control every aspect of your web site, in real time with our easy
to use web based control panel.
From your control panel you can set up unlimited email addresses,
unlimited auto responders, install free scripts such as hits counter,
form mail, message boards, guestbooks etc.
You can also add databases, install FrontPage extensions, password
protect parts of your web site, check your traffic statistics in
great depth, customise your error pages, and much more.
Your control panel lets you take control of your web site, allowing
it to change as your needs grow. Everything you'll find in your
control panel is free to use.
Unlimited email aliases.
Enjoy unlimited email aliases with full control over there actions,
i.e., say you have the domain name www.mysite.co.uk, unlimited email
aliases mean you can have email@example.com, e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com etc etc.
Via our easy to use control panel, you can have all your email aliases
sent to one mailbox, i.e., all incoming email goes to one easy place
for you to retrieve and read, or, if you prefer you can set individual
emails to go to other people. For example, you can easily set up
your email preferences so that everything goes to you, apart from
e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org, this can go to another mailbox or even forwarded
to another email address. There are no limits to what you can do
with your email accounts.
You can even set up lists with your email address, e.g., a visitor
sends an email to email@example.com, this email is then sent to
everyone of your list, e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org + email@example.com
+ firstname.lastname@example.org - the possibilities are limitless, and it's
all set up with a few clicks in your control panel.
With unlimited autoresponders your web site can reply instantly
to any incoming emails, e.g., if someone sends an email to email@example.com,
your web site can instantly reply to them with no human intervention,
with a thank you message, e.g., "thank you for contacting us,
we will be in touch within 24 hours" etc. Different reply messages
can be set up for every email alias, e.g., one reply message for
emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and a different one for email@example.com.
Autoresponders can also be used for sending information to people
without the need for any human intervention. For example, "please
send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org" could easily
be set up to send them any information via the autoresponder.
Unlimited email lists.
We don't just supply 1 or 2 free email lists like our competitors.We
offer unlimited email lists.
With an email list, visitors to your web site can join / leave
your list at any time. For example, if you have a web site about
local news, people can join your email list and you can then email
them all in one go. The email list is set up and controlled via
our easy to use control panel which makes administration very easy.
Customised error pages.
Have you ever visited a web site to find that the page wasn't there,
only to be presented with a horrid black and white, windows default
404 error message ? Unfortunately, most visitors will look elsewhere
when they see an error message like this.
This is where your easy to use control panel can help. You can create
a single web page, anything you like, then pop the html code into
the control panel and whenever someone gets a 404 error message
on your web site they see your pre-designed page and not the default
The great benefit of this is that your error page could be your
home page, thus taking the visitor back to your site and not forcing
them away. An easy yet effective method to retain your visitors.
For example, say the page the visitor wants to look at is www.mysite.co.uk/my-info.html
and they type it in wrong, they will see your home page or whatever
you want them to see.
Another brilliant feature of our control panel is our error logs.
With these you can see where such 404 errors have occurred, which
will allow you to easily find any bad links / code in your web site
and fix it ASAP.
Raw access logs.
Via our easy to use control panel you have complete access to your
raw access logs from your web site.
These can be used in many programs to analyse the traffic to your
Free shopping cart systems.
If you're going to be selling from your web site, chances are you'll
need a shopping cart. A professional and reliable shopping cart
system can cost anything from Ј100 to Ј1500. Thankfully you wont
need to spend anything as we include 2 free shopping cart systems
with every account.
Our 2 free shopping cart systems are: Interchange Shopping Cart
& Agora Shopping Cart and can be setup and administered via
our easy to use control panel.
Your own CGI-BIN.
A CGI-BIN is a special folder on your web site that can perform
certain tasks. You place CGI a script (slightly more complex code
than html, web page code) into the CGI-BIN for the scripts to work.
Some of our competitors only allow partial access and some no access
to your CGI-BIN. The advantages of having full, unlimited access
to your CGI-BIN is that you can search the internet for free scripts
and install them yourself, hassle free. We also provide the most
popular scripts free which are easily installed via your control
Via our easy to use control panel you can install your very own
chat room so you're visitors can talk to each other in real time.
No minimum contract - cancel at any time.
Unlike some of our competitors we don't tie you into any minimum
We are so confident that once you try our service you will want
to become one of our many loyal customers, that we offer you the
facility to cancel your web site at any time, penalty free.
Password protected directories.
Password protected directories means that you can place passwords
on any areas of your web site as you wish. For example, you may
wish for anyone to look at your web pages, but only want family
and friends to look at other information. This is simple to do via
your easy to use control panel and you have full control over the
Password protected areas can be added, changed or deleted at any
time via your control panel.
When a visitor tries to gain access to a password protected area,
a box pops up asking for their password. No access will be granted
unless this password is correct.
There is no limit on how many areas you can make password protected.
No hidden charges guarantee.
Unfortunately, many of our competitors tend to make the decision
of which package to buy and the costs quite confusing. One web site
we know of is marketing themselves as "buy a domain name (web
site name) for just Ј1". When you try and buy the domain name
for £1, you suddenly have to pay registration fees, then email
facility fees, etc etc. When we tried to purchase for Ј1, the bill
came to Ј134.99, a far cry from Ј1.
Another confusing tactic is to have various options you can purchase
for different prices, with every option having something slightly
different to the other. Picking the package that is just what you
need can be very difficult and time consuming. That's why we offer
everything you could ever need with every account and allow you
to choose what disk space and monthly bandwidth you require. You
obviously don't need to use everything, but it's nice to know that
if and when your web site grows and requires new features, you already
have them available.
With the above in mind, Small Business Hosting set out to create an easy to use,
honest pricing structure with clear information.
Our no hidden charges guarantee means that the price you see is
the price you pay. You can also upgrade or downgrade your account
at any time.
Detailed traffic statistics.
Via your control panel you can access your traffic statistics and
see exactly what's happening. You can simply view month by month
information, such as number of hits, number of visitors etc, or
go into great depth and see who looked at which page on every day
since your site was launched.
You can also see how your visitors found you, e.g., a link from
another site, a search engines etc, what page they were on when
they left your site, what people are typing into search engines
to find your site, plus much more. Traffic information is supplied
in graph form and numeric form allowing you to analyse your data
in any way you prefer.
If you want to increase visitors to your web site, then our traffic
statistics are essential in showing you what marketing efforts are
working well and those that are not.
24/7 technical / design support.
Friendly support staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a
year to help with any technical problems you may have. This is available
via email and our average turn around time for answering your email
is just 3 hours.
Spam assassin can be turned on or off via our easy to use control
Spam i.e., unsolicited email can be very annoying and at worst
make an email address useless. Imagine having 10,000 emails a day,
advertising products / services you did not request information
on. Even more concerning is the fact that a high percentage of this
material is of an adult nature and online safety for children is
a real concern these days.
In order to minimise the amount of spam you receive, spam assassin
consults with worldwide directories and web sites that harvest lists
of known spammers. If spam is sent to your account from one of these
spammers, our system will delete it before it reaches you.
Interesting point: The word "spam" for the sending of
bulk, unsolicited commercial email came to be used because of a
Monty Python sketch where two people kept saying spam, spam, spam
to each other. The link comes when you compare 1,000's of spammers
a day sending millions of spam to people.
Spam can also do damage to web sites by slowing them down, e.g.,
if one of our customers was sending a 100,000 emails a hour (which
is about the rate that mass spammers use), then our systems would
slow down due to the demand. 100+ spammer could make our systems
very slow indeed. Due to this and the fact that spam only serves
to annoy members of the public, we enforce very strict anti spam
conditions so you can rest assured that spammers will not slow your
web site down.
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is a server-side scripting language
for creating dynamic Web pages. When a visitor opens the page, the
server processes the PHP commands and then sends the results to
the visitorís browser. With PHP your web site can enjoy far more
user interaction and it can be used for a vast amount of applications.
MySQL, the most popular Open Source SQL database, is a very fast,
reliable database management system. You can use MySQL as the database
layer for your dynamically generated web pages. Like most Open Source
programs and languages, MySQL has a very practical set of features
developed with contribution from many users worldwide. The connectivity,
speed, and security make MySQL highly suited for accessing databases
on the Internet.
Your MySQL database can be fully managed via our easy to use control
panel and you can set up unlimited databases.
Free sub domains.
Having free sub domains is like having free additional web sites.
For example, if you had www.yoursite.co.uk you could also have www.sub1.yoursite.co.uk
- www.sub2.yoursite.co.uk etc etc.
A sub domain is just like having a separate web site and you control
them via our easy to use control panel. Another great thing about
sub domains is that search engines consider them to be a separate
web site. For example, if you had www.yoursite.co.uk you could also
submit www.sub1.yoursite.co.uk - www.sub3.yoursite.co.uk to the
search engines as well, resulting in even more hits to your sit
Microsoft FrontPage extensions.
To upload your web pages via FrontPage, a web site needs to have
FrontPage extensions installed, something not all web site hosts
offer. FrontPage extensions can be installed, in real time via your
easy to use control panel.
Other supported web site editors: Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe
GoLive, 1st Page 2000, and just about any other web site builder
software solutions. Using such web site editors makes designing
your site very gratifying, and very cost-effective, and don't forget
that our unique 24/7 design support means that there's always someone
available if you run into trouble.
SSH shell access.
With SSH shell access you have direct access to your mail, web site
and files and can manage and edit your files directly on our servers.
Use the installed applications, or compile & run your own.
Access is set up via our easy to use control panel.
Search engine submission tools.
No longer do you have to visit the search engines every week to
submit your web site to them. Via our easy to use control panel,
simply enter your web site details and click submit and you're done.
It's that simple.
24/7 FTP access.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol which is an easy way to upload
your web pages to your web site. Having 24/7 access 365 days a year,
means you can upload / change / delete your web pages at any time.
Your account is also username and password protected so you don't
have to worry about anyone getting unauthorized access and altering
FTP software can be downloaded from the internet, such as www.cuteFTP.com
- alternatively, you could try the search engines, such as www.yahoo.com
- www.lycos.com and search for "free FTP software".
A cron job is an automated process that operates at predefined time
Unlike our competitors, we allow full access to perform cron jobs
which are administered via our easy to use control panel.
Scripts are more complex piece of web site code which can be extremely
We have provided the most popular scripts free via our easy to use
control panel, such as:
Visitor counter Shows on your web page how many people have visited
your web site. This changes every time you receive a new visitor.
You can place this counter on any web page you like, you have full
control over where to place our scripts.
Your visitors can leave a message in your free GuestBook.
Your visitors can leave messages for you and / or each other and
other visitors can also join in. Great for discussion topics. Via
your control panel, you simply click on which script(s) you'd like
to use and in real time they appear on your web site.
Unlike some of our competitors, we also allow you full access to
your CGI BIN, a folder on your web site that is required to run
these types of scripts. With full access to your CGI BIN you can
search the internet for free scripts (there are literally 1,000's)
and add them hassle free as required.
Email virus protection.
It seems that every week a new deadly virus is found that can do
serious damage to your computer.
In a bid to try and help protect our customers, our systems have
email virus protection that scans your incoming email before you
receive it. However, please note that we highly recommend you still
use virus protection on your computer, such as Norton AntiVirus
or McAfee Virus Checker.
Server virus protection.
A lot of our customers have been concerned over incidents regarding
worms (a type of virus) gaining access to web hosts servers, infecting
all their customers web sites. One particularly big example was
the "code red worm" which caused great concern. These
security concerns were in relation to a well know server type which
a lot of hosting companies currently use. However, we only use high
performance Windows servers for our customers which do not have
these security leeks.
All servers do have protection in the unlikely event of an attack
and we were made target for mass attackers (hackers etc) then we
could reboot the system within minutes and retrieve your web site.
To date, we have never had our systems down, but rest assured that
we are well prepared for any service attacks if they should happen.