WestHost Web Hosting

WestHost offers web hosting services to cater for various requirements and budgets in a versatile format and diverse plan categories. There various levels of plans offered under its Personal and Business Plans and all hosting plans come equipped with WestHost VPS (virtual Private Server) Hosting Technology. This enables the user to install their own applications, gain access to administrative control, get an independent and secure environment as well as get a DedicatedWeb Server, Dedicated Mail Server, Dedicated Database Server and Dedicated FTP Server. A 30 day money back guarantee is offered with all plans.

The Personal Web Hosting plan category is divided into 3 plan levels for diverse requirements. The first plan level under this plan category is the Personal Basic Plan; priced at $3.95 per month for a 2 year billing period. This plan comes at an annual charge of $4.95 per month. A set up fee of $19.95 is charged. This plan is essentially a budget plan with all the basic requirements for web hosting at a reduced cost coupled with essential features. The space provided with this plan is 250MB and the bandwidth is 10GB. The account allows up to 3 email accounts/FTP accounts and 1 website and dedicated IP (optional feature). Its site management features comprise of Site Manager Control Panel, Site Builder (web site builder tool), Guest Book, Site Search Engine, Microsoft FrontPage support, File Manager, IP Filtering Utility, Apache Watchdog and Apache Error messages. Other significant features included with this plan comprise of stats counter, unlimited forwarding and aliases, RoundCube (Web based email), spam protection, IMAP/POP3 Protocols and Autoresponders. The development tools include CGI-BIN, Perl, PHP, Python and
SSI (Server Side Includes). 24/7 real support is offered to customers.

The second level plan under the personal web hosting category is the Personal Starter plan; priced at $6.95 per month for a 2 year billing cycle. For annual or quarterly billing cycles; the price tag is $7.95 per month and $8.95 per month respectively. With this plan; users get access to 5000 MB space, 100 GB bandwidth, 10 email accounts and 1 hosted website. The domain management tools comprise of multiple web site support, unlimited sub domains and DNS records and web aliases. Its site management features comprise of Site ManagerControl Panel, Site Builder (web site builder tool), Guest Book, Site Search Engine, Microsoft FrontPage support, File Manager, IP Filtering Utility, Apache Watchdog and Apache Error messages, Joomla CMS, WordPress blogging application, Forums or bulletin boards (phpBB), Media Wiki, and SSH Secure Shell. Other utilizable features are statistics counter and AWStats; Photo Album application, ImageMagick, Darwin Streaming Server, unlimited forwarding and aliases, RoundCube (web based email), spam protection, IMAP/POP3 protocols, Autoresponders, Formmail and anonymous FTP. Its security features include shared SSL, OpenSSL and password protected directories. Various development tools are incorporated into this plan to enrich user experience. These comprise of CGI-BIN, Perl, PHP, eAccelerator, Python, GNU Compiler collection, Java Runtime Environment, Macromedia Flash/shockwave support and SSI. The plan allows unlimited MySQL databases and phpMyAdmin. Also note that all WestHost servers are configured with RAID functionality for data redundancy.

The third and most advanced level plan under this category is the Personal Value Plan and comes equipped with powerful features and tools required of an advanced level plan. This plan is priced at $9.95 per month for a 2 year billing period. For annual and quarterly billing periods; the plan comes with a price of $11.95 per month and $12.94 per month respectively. For users who prefer a per month billing cycle; the service costs $14.95 per month.
The space offered with this plan is 7500 MB and the bandwidth available is 150 GB. Up to 50 email accounts and 3 websites are allowed with this plan level.

The domain management features constitute multiple website support, 3 included websites, DNS records and web aliases and unlimited sub domains. Its site management features comprise of Site Manager Control Panel, Site Builder (web site builder tool), Guest Book, Site Search Engine, Microsoft FrontPage support, File Manager, IP Filtering Utility, Apache Watchdog and Apache Error messages, Joomla CMS, WordPress blogging application, Forums or bulletin boards (phpBB), Media Wiki, and SSH Secure Shell. Other utilizable features are statistics counter and AWStats; Photo Album application, ImageMagick, Darwin Streaming Server, unlimited forwarding and aliases, RoundCube (web based email), spam protection, IMAP/POP3 protocols, Autoresponders, Formmail and anonymous FTP. Its security features include shared SSL, OpenSSL and password protected directories. A variety of development tools make this plan fully packed and highly indispensable to a user whose requirements match this level plan. These development tools and features comprise of CGI-BIN, Perl, PHP, Ruby on Rails, FastCGI, eAccelerator, Python, GNU Compiler collection (C, C++), Java Runtime Environment, Macromedia Flash/shockwave and SSI (Server Side Includes). Users also get unlimited MySQL databases and phpMyAdmin.

Business plans are best suited for users who want to furnish the needs of their business e-commerce websites or business information websites. The Business web hosting category comes with three plan levels: Business Starter plan; Business Value Plan and Business Pro Plan.

The Business Starter plan is priced at $7.95 per month for a 2 year billing cycle. Or annual or quarterly billing periods; the plan comes with a price tag of $8.95 per month and $9.95 per month. A fee of $19.95 is charged as the set up charges. Disk space offered under this plan is 5000 MB and the bandwidth offered is 100GB. Up to 25 email accounts and 1 website is allowed to the Business Starter Plan user. The domain management features constitute multiple website support, 1 included websites, DNS records and web aliases and unlimited sub domains. Its site management features comprise of Site Manager Control Panel, Site Builder (web site builder tool), Guest Book, Site Search Engine, Microsoft FrontPage support, File Manager, IP Filtering Utility, Apache Watchdog and Apache Error messages, Joomla CMS, WordPress blogging application, Forums or bulletin boards (phpBB), Media Wiki, and SSH Secure Shell and Cron Jobs. The AWStats and counter yield the web site statistics and the site promotion tools comprise of search engine tools; $50 worth of Yahoo! Search engine credit and $25 worth of Google AdWords Credit. Further an E-Commerce magazine is offered as a part of the ecommerce services. The e-mail and FTP management tools and features are all inclusive and highly functionally utilizable. These comprise of unlimited forwarding and aliases, web based email, spam protection, IMAP, POP3 Protocols, Autoresponders, mail list manager, Formmail and Anonymous FTP. The security features constitute Shared SSL, OpenSSL, and Password protect directories.

Its development tools and features comprise of CGI-BIN, Perl, PHP, Ruby on Rails, FastCGI, eAccelerator, Python, GNU Compiler collection (C, C++), Java Runtime Environment, Macromedia Flash/shockwave and SSI (Server Side Includes). Users also get unlimited MySQL databases and phpMyAdmin.

The second level plan is the Business Value Plan and true to its name; this is a plan which offers value added features and tools required to build, market and sell products or services online. This plan level offers a disk space of 10,000MB and a bandwidth of 200 GB. Up to 250 email accounts and 5 websites are allowed with this plan level. This plan is priced at $12.95 per month for a 2 year billing cycle. For billing periods of 12 months or 3 months; the plan costs $14.95 per month and $15.95 per month respectively. For a monthly plan period; the plan is available at $17.95 per month. The domain management features constitute multiple website support, 5 included websites, DNS records and web aliases and unlimited sub domains. Its site management features comprise of Site Manager Control Panel, Site Builder (web site builder tool), Guest Book, Site Search Engine, Microsoft FrontPage support, File Manager, IP Filtering Utility, Apache Watchdog and Apache Error messages, Joomla CMS, WordPress blogging application, Forums or bulletin boards (phpBB), Media Wiki, and SSH Secure Shell and Cron Jobs. The AWStats and counter reflect the web site stats and various multi media tools are offered to further enhance user experience. These include Photo Album Application, ImageMagick, and Darwin Streaming Server. The e-mail and FTP management tools and features comprise of unlimited forwarding and aliases, web based email, spam protection, IMAP/POP3 protocols, Autoresponders, Mail list manager, Formmail and Anonymous FTP.

An E-commerce magazine and osCommerce shopping cart is offered under this plan level in order to furnish the user’s e-commerce solutions. Shared SSL, OpenSSL and password protect directories enhance the security of the websites.
Its development tools and features comprise of CGI-BIN, Perl, PHP, Ruby on Rails, FastCGI, eAccelerator, Python, GNU Compiler collection (C, C++), Java Runtime Environment, Macromedia Flash/shockwave and SSI (Server Side Includes). Users also get unlimited MySQL databases and phpMyAdmin.

The third level plan is the Business Pro plan; the most advanced and comprehensive plan level under the Business hosting category. This plan is priced at $24.95 per month for a 2 year billing cycle. For annual and quarterly billing cycles; the plan is available at $27.95 per month and $29.95 per month respectively. For monthly billing cycles; the user would need to pay a fee of $32.95 per month. Under this plan level; a disk space of 20,000 MB and bandwidth of 300GB is offered. Besides this user gets access to unlimited email accounts and unlimited hosted web sites. For site promotion; the subscriber would get $50 worth of Yahoo search engine marketing credit and $25 worth of Google AdWords credit. Its Multimedia applications comprise of Helix DNA server, gallery, ImageMagick and Darwin Streaming Server.\

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