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Which Plan Is Right For You
of options available to you when choosing a Web hosting plan can
be a bit intimidating. To help you decide, we've prepared a few questions
that will help you decide.
which platform is right for you - UNIX or Windows NT.
- UNIX is
the standard on which over 90% of the Web sites on the Internet
are hosted. UNIX offers rock-solid stability, all of the features
most Web sites require and complete support for Microsoft FrontPage
and e-commerce applications if you require it. Additionally, UNIX
hosting is considerably less expensive due to its stability which
requires less maintenance and greater reliability.
- Microsoft® Windows
2000T operating system offers you power, performance, and
the ability to run NT-compatible applications such as
database applications. This ability does come at a higher cost
to you due to the increased maintenance and more stringent hardware
if you require e-commerce capabilities.
e-commerce plans offer you the ability to setup a complete storefront
on the Internet allowing you to create an online catalog of your
products and securely take orders over the Internet. PCG Hosting
offers three different e-commerce plans designed
to handle everything from a very basic store up to a store with
an unlimited number of products. If you don't need e-commerce,
stick with a standard UNIX or NT account.
how big your Web site is going to be and how much traffic you expect
of PCG Hosting's plans offer generous amounts of disk storage and
data transfer rates. The majority of small business sites would
be more than adequately served by one of our Standard Plans. When
deciding how much disk space you require, consider that the entire PCG
Hosting Web site including all of the HTML files, all of the graphics
and all of the scripts take up only around 11MB of disk space!
Our Standard Plans offer nearly ten times that amount of disk space!
If you intend to provide a large number of files or documents for
your customers to download, then you may require the additional
storage of a more advanced plan.
data transfer, using the example of our Web site that is only 11MB
in size, under the Standard Plan which offers 5GB of data transfer
910 different people could view half of the pages on our site before
we would exceed the limits! If you intend to allow customers to
download a large number of files and documents or files that are
large in size, you may need to consider a more advanced plan.
how many (if any) e-mail POP accounts your business requires.
e-mail allows you to create e-mail addresses with your domain such
as email@example.com and store the e-mail on our server
for retrieval with your own e-mail software. Each plan has a different
number of POP accounts from 10 on our Standard Plan up to 50 on
our most advanced. It is entirely possible you won't even need
also offer an unlimited number of e-mail alias' with all of our
plans. Alias' allow you setup a custom e-mail address as well but
instead of the mail being stored on our servers, it is simply forwarded
to your ISP's e-mail address. Alias' are used more often than POP
accounts due to their convenience and simplicity. For more information
on the differences between POP accounts and alias', we recommend
you review the information
in our tech support area on the subject.
with the answers to the questions above, you should be able to make
a very accurate determination as to what you need from your Web hosting
here to review our plans.