Host Express Web Hosting

HostExpress; a web hosting company has been assessed as reliable; performance driven and well established; rendering its exceptional services to their esteemed customers. The company has amassed ample credibility in the industry; in the past 10 years. Host Express offers services in Web hosting; Reseller hosting, VPS servers and Dedicated Servers.

Their web hosting services are ideal for small businesses or average websites who want an all inclusive package at affordable rate structures. Customer is available 24/7; to resolve any kind of queries or technical issues. All hosting accounts come with a 30 day money back guarantee and a 99.9% uptime guarantee. The web hosting plan offered by HostExpress is compatible for both Windows and UNIX operating systems. Their plan ensures that the web owner’s website continues to grow and respond speedily; by offering all the vital resources in order to accomplish this end.

HostExpress hosting service plan is priced at $3.99 for Windows operating system. For UNIX this plan is available at $5.99. The disk space offered is 1GB (equates to hosting almost 40,000 pages) and the bandwidth offered is 10 GB; which allows 400,000 + page views per month. 24/7 priority support is offered to users. Users can be convinced of exceptional server consistency as servers are monitored 24/7. User account set up usually takes 1 to 4 hours upon receipt of payment. The email features include up to 5 POP3 accounts (for UNIX and Windows); unlimited email addresses and forwarding, auto responders,Webmail, SpamAssassin (Anti-Spam tool); End user control panel; IMAP support, SMTP and an alternative port for ISP’s that block port 25 and ability to host domain email on an external mail server. The mailbutcher anti-spam feature is also offered at $2 per month. If the user prefers additional POP3 accounts; an upgrade to 100 is available at $2 per month.

The Web site tools and features offered with the web hosting include the PleskControl Panel; password protected directories, 24/7 FTP access and web based file manager, Website preview, unlimited FTP users, Log manager, Webalizer stats, Scheduler or Crontab to run tasks, DNS manager, managwement of SSL certificates, domain administrator, CGI-BIN, Perl, Sendmail; MySQL databases (at an additional $2 per month); PHP support, PHP MyAdmin, mod_Perl, mod_python, unlimited MS access databases (only available for Windows); MS ASP (only available for Windows); MS ASP.Net 1.xx, 2.xx (only available for Windows); MS FrontPage Support; Java Script; Streaming Audio/Video; WAP support for wireless, IPhones and PDA’s; Custom error pages as well as ability to manage mail and DNS to obviate external system differences.

The plan also offers easy installation of essential applications. Mentioned below is a list of applications that are made available for installation with the plan:

Bbclone; gtchat (web chat); Mambo; osCommerce (e-commerce solution);phpBB (web forum); phpBook (guestbook); PostNuke (CMS System); UebiMiau; AdvancedPoll (not available for Windows); AutoIndex (not available for Windows); b2evolution (not available for Windows); Coppermine (web picture gallery script; not available for Windows); CSLH (not available for Windows); DocFAQ (not available for Windows); eGroupWare (not available for Windows); gallery (not available for Windows); Geeklog (not available for Windows); openbiblio (not available for Windows); Owl (a knowledge base or document repository; not available for Windows); phpAds (not available for Windows); phpBugtracker (not available for Windows); phpDig (not available for Windows); phpMoney (not available for Windows); phpMyFamily (not available for Windows); phpSurveyor (not available for Windows); phpwebsite (CMS; not available for Windows); phpWiki (not available for Windows); pLog (not available for Windows); pmachine free (online publishing software; not available for Windows); Siteframe (Content mamanfement System; not available for Windows); Tellme (not available for Windows); TUTOS (not available for Windows); typo (not available for Windows); WebCalendar (not available for Windows); WebShopmanager (not available for Windows); WordPress (not available for Windows); xrms (not available for Windows).

For UNIX systems; the SWSoft SiteBuilder is provided at a cost of $2 per month. It includes tools and features like Shop; Blogger; Counter; Feedback, Forum, Guestbook, Photo Gallery; RSSReader and Votes.

Additional optional services and tools (paid for) offered for UNIX and Windows include Dedicated IP for SSL ($1.50); ClickCartPro, Commercial web based shopping card
(includes license, install and IP for SSL ($199 for setup and $3 per month as fee; only applicable for UNIX) and 50 MB MSSQL databases at $14.99 per month. The company also website transfer service without any downtime.
The Reseller Hosting package offered by HostExpress is ideal for users and designers who wish to host more websites. With reseller plans; the user gets to host multiple websites with each domain allocated with specific resources. All reseller plans are extremely flexible and may be customized if desired. The Reseller accounts are of 4 types: UNIX Reseller Accounts; Windows Reseller Accounts; Dual OS Reseller Accounts and SiteBuilder Reseller Account.

The UNIX Reseller account, Windows Reseller account, Dual OS Reseller Account and Site Builder Reseller Account is divided into 3 plan levels: Mini, Starter and Advanced.

UNIX Reseller Plans

The Mini Reseller plan (For UNIX Reseller) allows the user to host unlimited domains and offers a disk space of 2GB and a monthly data transfer of 10GB. The Mini Plan is priced at $19.99 per month.

The Starter Reseller plan for the UNIX reseller account also allows the user to host unlimited domains and is available for $29.99 per month. The Disk Space provided is 3GB and monthly data transfer allowance is 20GB.
The Advanced plan as the plan name suggests offers a great 4GB of disk space and monthly data transfer of 40GB per month. The plan comes at $49.99 per month and the user is allowed to host unlimited domains.

Windows Reseller Account

The Mini Plan for Windows Reseller account is priced at $19.99; offering 2GB of disk space and 10GB of monthly data transfer. The user is allowed a maximum of 5 hosted domains.

The Windows starter plan is second level plan under the Reseller account. This plan is priced at $29.99 per month with a maximum of 10 hosted domains. The allotted disk space is 3GB and the monthly data transfer allowance is 20GB.

Then comes the third level plan called the advanced plan for the Windows Reseller account. With this plan; the user is allowed up to 25 hosted domains; 4GB of disk space and 40GB of monthly data transfer. This plan comes at $49.99 per month.

Dual OS Reseller Account

The Dual OS account offers the first basic plan called the mini plan; which is available at $29.99 and offers 10GB of monthly data transfer (split 50/50) and 2 GB of disk space (split 50/50). The user is allowed up to 5 hosted domains for Windows and unlimited hosted domains for UNIX.

The starter plan is the second level plan under this category. This plan comes with a price tag of $39.99 per month and a monthly data transfer of 20GB and disk space (split 50/50) is offered. Up to 10 hosted domains for Windows and unlimited hosted domains for UNIX are also provided.

Then comes the Advanced plan under this category; with a price tag of $69.99 per month. 4GB of disk space (split 50/50) and 40GB of monthly data transfer is allotted for this plan level. For Windows; users may host up to 25 domains and unlimited hosted domains are offered for UNIX operating system.

SiteBuilder Reseller Account

The mini plan is the first level plan offered under this category. This plan is available at $9.99 per month; with a monthly data transfer of 10GB and disk space of 2GB. Users can host up to 10 domains.

The Starter plan is the second level plan; offered at $19.99 per month; with 3GB of disk space and a monthly data transfer allowance of 20GB. A total number of 20 domains can be hosted.

The advanced plan is the third level plan; offered at $29.99 per month. Up to 30 domains can be hosted with plan. A disk space of 4GB and monthly data transfer of 30GB is allotted with this plan level.

All the rest of the essential tools and features as well as the additional optional services offered with the Reseller accounts are same as HostExpress’s Web Hosting plans mentioned above.

The VPS server is another service offered by the company and this option is perfect for users or websites that require more than web or reseller hosting offers.
The VPS servers offer the following benefits:
Root access similar to the dedicated server.
Ability to host resold or retail websites.
Speedy deployment of services and 24/7 customer/technical support.

The VPS server is divided into 3 plan levels: Silver, Gold and Platinum. All plan prices are inclusive of the set up fee.

The Silver plan comes at $39 per month; with a disk space of 20GB and Ram of 256MB. Other features include VPS bandwidth of 1Mb/s; Data transfer of 324GB based on 100% usage; 2 usable IPs as well as Cent OS or Fedora. All other features and tools offered with VPS servers is the same as offered under web hosting packages and reseller hosting packages.

HostExpress also offers 100% self managed, semi-managed and non-root fully managed dedicated servers; which in effect means that just about anyone with or without experience and expertise can have their very own server. This service is divided into 6 plan levels; to meet diverse requirements and cater for varied budgets.

1.Base Intel Celeron 2.0+ GHz: The set up fee is priced at $99 and a monthly fee of $109 is charged per month. Setup fee is waived in case the user opts for the 3 month billing cycle at $103 per month. Other features include: 80GB Hard Drive; 1024MB RAM; 1500GB Bandwidth; 5 Usable IP Addresses; Private VLAN; FreeBSD, Linux, Windows; Managed or Self Managed dedicated servers.

2.Base Intel Pentium 4 2 .8 GHz: The set up fee is priced at $99 and a monthly fee of $139 per month is charged. Setup fee is waived in case the user opts for the 3 month billing cycle at $139 per month. Other features include: 80GB Hard Drive; 1024MB RAM; 1500GB Bandwidth; 5 Usable IP Addresses; Private VLAN; FreeBSD, Linux, Windows; Managed or Self Managed dedicated servers.

3.Base Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz (HT): The set up fee is priced at $99 and a monthly fee of $159 per month is charged. Other features offered are similar to the above mentioned VPS plans.

4.Base Intel P4 3.4 GHz: The set up fee is priced at $99 and a monthly fee of $179 is charged. Setup fee is waived in case the user opts for the 3 month billing cycle at $179 per month. Other features include 2 X 80GB Hard Drives; 1024MB RAM; 1500GB Bandwidth; 5 Usable IP Addresses; Private VLAN; FreeBSD, Linux, Windows and Managed or Self Managed Servers.

5.Base Intel P4 3.4 Dual Core 940: The set up fee is priced at $99 and a monthly fee of $209 is charged. This set up is waived in case the user chooses the 3 month billing period. Vital features include 250GB SATA Hard Drive; 1024MB RAM; 1500GB Bandwidth; 5 Usable IP Addresses; Private VLAN; FreeBSD, Linux, Windows and Managed or Self Managed Servers.

6.Base Dual 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon: The set up fee is priced at $99 and a monthly fee of $239 is charged. The set up is waived in case the user chooses the 3 month billing period. Essential features included in this plan are 2 X 80GB Hard Drives; 1024MB RAM; 1500GB Bandwidth; 5 Usable IP Addresses; Private VLAN; FreeBSD, Linux, Windows and Managed or Self Managed.

The other utilizable tool and features offered with the VPS package are same as Web hosting packages and Reseller hosting packages.

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