Website Hosting Upgrades
Upgrade Your Website Hosting
To get the very best from your website and its associated hosting, we offer a range of additional hosting options to tailor your package.
Add different and more advanced email types, SPAM and Anti-Virus checking, website statistics, a personal control panel to manage your own hosting or some bespoke database hosting.
- IMAP Email
- With the introduction of modern mobile devices, most people want their email in more than one place. IMAP email upgrades are a great way to achieve this as your email lives in the cloud and each of your devices just synchronise to this central mail system.
- SPAM Filtering
- Elliminate all of that nasty SPAM that ends up in your inbox. Keep it tidy with our excellent SPAM filters.
- Website Statistics
- Knowing how well your website is performing is a great way to understand what you need to do more of, less of and to see what's working.
- Secure Server Certificates
- SSL Certificates offer website security, increased visitor confidence and encrypt any information transmitted between your website and your visitors.
Email Account Upgrades
POP3 and trial IMAP email accounts come as standard with your website hosting; how many depends on your chosen package.
Your can upgrade any of your email accounts to full IMAP or Microsoft Exchange.
Post Office Protocol
This is usually the standard and default mailbox that you will be provided with. A standard POP3 mailbox allows you to send and receive emails in the traditional fashion.
Emails you receive sit on a server waiting for you to download them to your computer. When you download them they are MOVED from the server and are then just available on your local computer. Like the Post Office delivering a letter, hence the name.
Internet Message Access Protocol
If you are using a mobile device to pickup your email, we strongly suggest that you use an IMAP mailbox. This is the best solution if you are not sat at your desk on most days and want the flexibility of having your email available wherever you are.
IMAP mailboxes allow for multiple devices to log into the same account at the same time, so that you can see all of your emails wherever you are. Your emails live on a server so you just login to the server to see your emails.
eMail, Calendar and Contacts Software
With Microsoft Exchange as the mail server and Microsoft Outlook as your client, you can do more than send and receive email - you can share calendars, tasks, folders, documents and contacts. Outlook is available for your desktop, browser, and mobile device so you're always connected, whether you're in the office, traveling, or working from home.
Since you always connect to the same Exchange server, your inbox stays SYNCHRONISED, no matter which Outlook client you're using.
Email SPAM and Virus Filtering
SPAM Filtering operates on our powerful mail servers to provide the ultimate protection against email borne viruses and unsolicited email, commonly referred to as SPAM. SPAM Filtering can be fully configured to your own unique preferences, allowing full automation and real-time control over what you choose to allow into your mailbox, in turn increasing productivity and decreasing time wasted on filtering unwanted junk mail.
Our Spam + Virus filtering service has been designed with time, accuracy and simplicity as the key critical elements. From the second Spam + Virus filtering is enabled on your account, you can expect upwards of 98% of junk mail eradicated from your Inbox. With its self learning Bayesian database and point scoring engine, coupled with our proactive monitoring of new techniques employed by Spammers - thus ensuring new Spam is filtered without risking an increase to genuine (ham) mail.
Such is the power and accuracy of the filter that the likelihood of incorrectly identifying a message as spam is negligible and makes it nigh on impossible for spammers and virus writers to craft their messages to bypass the filters.
SPAM Filter Options
Move to Another Mailbox
Spam suspected messages can be moved to a mailbox within your account that can then be viewed or verified using webmail or any standard POP3 mail client.
Quarantine Spam (recommended)
The quarantine feature stores messages considered junk in a folder labelled as 'Spam' that can be viewed through the webmail application. This allows you to manually check suspected spam messages before deletion, without having to download them to your local computer.
Mark & Deliver Mail
Each suspected spam message can have its subject prefixed with a given word; the default being SPAM:. Thus, allowing you to download the messages locally and filter in your own mail client.
Delete Spam Mail
Use this option to ensure no spam is ever sent to you. Our systems are upwards of 99% accurate in terms of identifying spam and as such you can have the confidence that only legitimate email will be routed to your mailbox. This is the default action for all virus bourne emails.
Advanced SPAM Filter Settings
A self evolving point scoring system, all email is scanned and checked by thousands of different rules to check its validity. The higher the score, the more likely it is spam. The tolerance scale allows you to either increase or decrease the points required for a message to be considered as Spam.
A Black List defines email addresses or domain names from which you wish to automatically reject email, regardless of content. Should the Spam Filtering fail to intercept a spam email from a particular address or domain name, you may wish to add it to the black list.
A white list defines email addresses or domain names from which you will always allow mail to be delivered normally, regardless of content. Should the Spam Filtering incorrectly reject a legitimate email from a particular address or domain name, you should add it to your white list.
To show you how our spam filter has benefited you we provide you with graphical statistics. These are detailed statistics which are provided on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
Knowing what is being viewed, by whom and how often is vital to understand how your website is performing.
View both real-time and historical information about the visitors to your web site. You can both view detailed Webalizer graphical statistics through our control panel giving you great insight into the activity within your website.
Personal Control Panels
At the heart of your online business is our unique, in-house developed control panel allowing you to manage every aspect of your account with us with complete automation. It has been tailored to match our philosophies of simplicity, and is being continually upgraded in-line with our customers ideas and suggestions.
You can see all of your domain names, their registration details, renewal dates and the plan your are on.
Access our extensive help system and view our system status.
Data is at the heart of any successful website and delivering that data to your website is the job of a database.
We can support Microsoft Access, MySQL or SQL Server depending on your requirements. We can provide different sizes of database and can happily upgrade to a larger database as and when you need it.