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Sub Domain Pointers
Sub domain name pointers resolve to the root level of your virtual server just like
your original domain name. Sub domain pointers are an excellent way to drive more
traffic to your website! Note: Domain pointers are to point to the main domain name,
these cannot be setup as individual web sites residing in sub directories of your
Examples are http://mail.ssw.com.au, http://accounts.ssw.com.au
With the Bronze Hosting Plan your URL will appear as http://www.ssw.com.au/YourDomainName
Data Transfer / Hits
Any outward-bound traffic from your web site is considered data transfer. For example,
each time a html file, image, or other element on your web page is loaded, data
transfer is generated.
SSW does not host any "adult" or "warez" web sites.
Daily graphical reports on your website visitor demographics, pages that contain
errors, current users, bandwidth used, how visitors found your webpage, what browser
your visitors are using, and much more.
Web Disk Space
Disk space refers to the amount of server disk storage your account is allocated.
This space is used to store your html files, graphics, audio clips and all other
files that make up your Web site.
Email Disk Storage per POP Account (MB)
Email Disk space refers to the amount of server disk storage each of your POP Accounts
is allocated. This space is used to store your Emails and Email Attachments.
You have the ability to manage and create mail accounts though the Plesk control panel
Outlook Web Access
Manage your Email account with the option of Email Web Access. With this you are
able to complete all your normal Email functions like sending, reading and receiving
Email though your Internet web browser anywhere, anytime, on any computer.
Each of our hosting packages comes with unique POP3 Email accounts, in addition
to Email forwarding. You have the option to retrieve email directly from POP3 mailboxes
on the mail server using an email program such as Eudora.
Email Aliases / Forwarders
Using Email Aliases or forwarders, you can receive any Email at (***)@yourdoma*n.com.
For example, email addressed to sales@yourdoma*n.com could forward to an account
at AOL (yourname@e*ample.com) or to another Email address on your domain yourname@yourdoma*n.com. (Note: Please change "*" in "a*n" to a "i")
FrontPage 2002 Extensions
We offer Frontpage Extensions on our Server.
DotNetNuke is an Open Source hybrid of the IBuySpy Portal. Its management team is
dedicated to the ongoing management of core portal application enhancements. DotNetNuke
provides automated content management capabilities and tools to maintain a dynamic
and 100% interactive data-driven web site.
File Transfer Protocol; method used to "upload" your web site files to your server.
You have unlimited access to your server via FTP 24-hours a day to configure and
maintain your Web site. You can work on HTML documents, graphics, and scripts locally,
then upload files to your Web site when ready.
WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)
WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a technology that enables access from a variety
of mobile devices (including mobile phones and personal digital assistants, PDAs)
to Internet based services.
XML Parser (Extensible Markup Language)
XML is a markup language for documents containing structured information. Structured
information contains both content (words, pictures, etc.) and some indication of
what role that content plays (for example, content in a section heading has a different
meaning from content in a footnote, which means something different than content
in a figure caption or content in a database table, etc.). Almost all documents
have some structure. A markup language is a mechanism to identify structures in
a document. The XML specification defines a standard way to add markup to documents.
A multimedia application for streaming audio.
SSW Access Reporter
SSW Access Reporter is installed on our servers.
Money Back Guarantee
30 Day money back guarantee on all of our packages for hosting - we guarantee your
MS Access Database
Microsoft Access is the best selling database in the world since it comes bundled
in Microsoft Office. Powerful and fully compatible with ASP scripting, this feature
is available on your servers.
MS SQL 2005 Database
High-end performance database application for Windows servers, for large and complicated
back-end integration of database files.
SQL is the big brother of an Access database. If you are noticing slow load times
in your pages, upgrade to SQL.
Access to database via Enterprise Manager.
Secure Socket Layers (SSL) allows you to encrypt credit card numbers or other confidential
documents so that it is impossible to intercept during a transmission.
SSL will light up the key in your customer's browser, greatly increasing customer
trust when buying from your site.
You will notice a little lock appear on the bottom of your browser when you visit
a site with SSL encryption. This symbolises that everything on that page is totally
Silver and Gold Hosting Plans provide the choice of sharing SSW's SSL certificate
or purchasing your own certificate.
UPS Power Backup
Full power redundancy ensures your site will not be harmed during a power outage.
SSW is proud to announce the arrival of SSW Web Hosting solutions. This is the first
of its kind in Australia. Our new server is situated on a large Internet pipeline
which is located within the heart of Sydney. SSW's service will offer fast, reliable
.NET hosting . We are able to offer strong support, second to none, due to our experience
in developing Dot Net solutions.
ASP Pages allow programming language to be implemented within a page that allows
for database backends, live data, and secure pages.
We employee best practises that include:
- Blocking unnecessary ports and run port scanning software.
- SSL Encryption
- this makes your data secure.Passwords - by default the Administrator is account
disabled, and combination of digits and characters are used to deter brute-force
- Restricted physical access to the machine, and restricted access to
- Latest hot fixes and security patches from MS.
- We have SSW standards for
responding to security breaches, and attempted hacks.
- We monitor IIS logs for
- All unused services are turned off.
- We ensure that permissions are set correctly
on system files to discourage tampering.
SSW.NET HOSTING can provide you with superior and reliable SQL Server Database
Replication with FREE setup. For more information please contact
SSW has three Back-Up Options
SSW servers are configured with a RAID 5 Array. If any hard drive should fail, the
data will be stored across the other remaining drives.
We will configure SQL Agent to perform backups of the data (weekly) and log files
(daily) onto the local PC. This means if you get a corruption SSW can restore the
prior version of the data.
We will take your back-up off-site on a weekly basis. This mean if a serious error
occurs like a double hard disk failure then SSW can restore the last off-site backup.
Please note: SSW Disaster Recovery only covers DATA. SSW does not provide back-ups
of your application unless it was developed by SSW.
Plesk Control Panel
The Plesk software package manages web servers. It allows a server administrator
to set up new websites, email accounts, and DNS entries through a web-based interface.
View Plesk in action
View the features in Plesk
The PHP Hypertext Preprocessor is a programming language that allows web developers
to create dynamic content that interacts with databases. PHP is basically used for
developing web based software applications.
CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface. CGI allows HTML pages to interact with
Is a programming language specifically designed for processing text, and because
of this trait is one of the most popular languages for writing CGI scripts.
Our servers are constantly monitored for any malfunction. We promptly resolve any
errors. Any reboots are scheduled for off-peak times, preferably on weekends. This
means that your site will always be up for your clients and when you need it the
All SSW .NET Premium Hosting Service Plans are subject to
SSW Hosting Terms and Conditions.