Virtual Domain Basic Web Hosting

For $20 a month we offer:

  • 120MB of storage (more space available upon request)
  • Domain name hosting (www.your-domain.com)
  • 5 Gigabytes of throughput per month
  • 5 E-mail accounts (you@your-domain.com)
  • E-mail aliasing / forwarding
  • Reliable Linux based servers
  • Full CGI-Bin/Perl, PHP and PGP support
  • Multiple web servers on multiple load balancing redundant T-1 connections
  • Quaterly newsletter
  • Online customer support (always improving)
  • Full offsite backups
  • Low ratio of hosted sites to servers(fast page load times).
  • Secure Server SSL 128-bit encryption

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The virtual domain basic web hosting package will make your internet presence:

  • more professional
  • have a web address that is easier to write and remember
  • look like your web page has its own server
  • fast--your virtual server is attached to multiple redundant t3 or faster connections

Three steps to getting www.yourdomain.com on the Internet.

Choose Midcoast Internet Solutions to host your page.
Have your domain (www.yourdomain.com) officially registered. If your domain is already registered a DNS update will have to be done to move your hosting to Midcoast. (See our FAQ section.)
Design or have your web page designed and uploaded.

1. Choose Midcoast Internet Solutions to host your page.

Setup $50 This is a one-time fee that MIS charges to prepare our server to host your designed web page with your registered domain as the title.

Monthly Charge $20 This is the monthly charge for hosting your domain. This service comes with 20 megabytes of space, includes up to 5 domain email boxes (example:joesmith@registereddomain.com, org, net), and 1 gigabyte of throughput a month.

2. Get your domain (www.your-domain.com) officially registered.

Registering a domain is a process that allows you to legally own a domain. It is similar to registering a trademark. Registering a domain is a process that should be performed by a qualified hosting service such as Midcoast Internet Solutions. If you sign up for a hosting service with Midcoast Internet we do not charge to register your domain name. This does not mean it is free. The registrar will charge for the time period in which the domain is regisered. This is generally 2 years but can be longer or shorter periods at customer request.

Currently the charge for a registered domain is $40 for two years. We register this through a service that allows us to act as your registrar and offer the highest quality customer service to you.

In order to register your domain name and start the Virtual Domain Basic process we do need you to fill out our online form and provide all the information including a credit card number for registration charges. We accept Visa and Mastercard.

If your domain is already registered then you won't need to include the credit card info. We will need any information you may have on file to help us change the DNS information for you. This may be a user name/password or something along this line. If you are not sure we can look into this for you once you have signed up.


3. Design or have your web page designed.

Midcoast Internet Solutions provides you with the space for your web page, however MIS does not perform any design work. Design involves the creation of the page and uploading your page into the space we have provided. Design may also include consulting, search enginework, mail/forms, web counters and updating your web page. Designers will have their own unique services.

You may also design your own page. This is something that one should attempt only if they feel comfortable doing so. Design can be a very in depth process. One should be familiar with using a web page design program. One should also know how to use an FTP program. Doing a web page right can be a very involved process. MIS does not assist in the web page design process.


Why host with Midcoast Internet Solutions?

Midcoast Internet Solutions offers a high quality web hosting service for a competitive price. We feel that nobody is offering the quality we offer for such a low price. Cheap web hosting, like all things, is cheap for a reason.

Unlike many hosting services that will put hundreds of web pages on one server, we at MIS limit that amount to ensure fast load times and high quality. This ensures that your site is always fast responding, and reliable, with room for growth. We consider high quality to be the hallmark of our hosting services. You can communicate with us via email, telephone, fax or even in person. You can actually meet the people who build and maintain the servers your web pages reside on. The fact that we actually host your web pages in house and have the expertise to take care of them is almost unheard of among our local competitors. This offers you the piece of mind of knowing where your pages are and where they are being taken care of.

If you are interested in knowing more about our services please feel free to give us a call. We would love to talk to you about your web hosting needs.

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