Lunarpages web hosting company offers different hosting plans to suit everyone – Basic Hosting, Business Hosting, Windows Hosting, Virtual Private Servers, Dedicated Hosting and Reseller Hosting. For almost a year now, I have a dedicated server with managed hosting from this company. Been very happy with the personalized service and quick resolutions to problems.
The Basic Hosting plan (ideal for beginners and new web masters) has 250GB of storage space (which would be more than the hard-drive of your computer), 2,500GB bandwidth, a free domain name for life, FrontPage Extensions, 10 add-on domains, e-commerce features, 2,000 Mbit connectivity, tape backup and $700 worth of software free!
The plan includes unlimited number of MySQL databases, postgre SQL databases, subdomains, FTP accounts and email accounts (POP3, SMTP and IMAP).
Lunarpages guarantees a 99.9% uptime with 24/7 customer support for the Basic Hosting plan. PHP, Perl, Ruby On Rails, Python, SSI and Customizable error pages are supported on this plan along with Fantastico script library with which you can install all kinds of software suites with just a few clicks – including software for blogs, content management, forum, guestbook, wiki, project management auction, classifieds and much more.
An easy to use control panel is provided to administer your web site and you can even have ASP and JSP scripts running on the Basic hosting plan by paying a small additional amount.
The plan is very competitively priced at $6.95 or $.795, if pair yearly or for 24 months, respectively.
I host a few of my web sites (including one that gets about 500,000 pages views per month) on the Lunarpages Basic Hosting plan. And I can only say one thing: Lunarpages is by far the best web hosting company I have the pleasure of dealing with. I don’t think I will ever shift any of my web sites from their servers – in fact, I will only increase my business by hosting more web sites with them.
The Business Web Hosting Plan is another winner from Lunarpages in which you can host 4 domains. Most features are unlimited in this package including storage space, MySQL databases, postgre SQL databases, parked domains, sub domains, FTP accounts, email accounts, email forwarding and auto-responders. The package supports PHP, Perl, Python, SSI, customized error pages, online user statistics, Ruby On Rails, Mailing Lists, E-commerce software suites (included) and the great Fantastico library through which you can install more scripts (blogs, content management, forums, polls, guestbook, surveys, web site templates etc.) with just a few clicks.
A dedicated I.P. address comes with the Business web hosting plan and a dedicated SSL certificate can be purchased separately (installation of the SSL certificate is free of charge).
The web hosting plan runs on 2,000 Mbit connectivity with 3 terabytes of bandwidth per month. Additionally, the $700 CoffeeCup software is offered free with this package.
The Window hosting plan from Lunarpages is slightly more than the Basic hosting plan at $8.95 or $9.95, if paid for 24 or 12 months, respectively. You get up to 5000MB of storage with 400Gb of monthly bandwidth and unlimited MS SQL and MySQL databases. FrontPage extensions are included with a primary FTP account (unlimited sub-user FTP accounts are permitted). The Windows hosting plan support ASP.net, CGI, PHP, Perl, SSI, customizable error pages, unlimited email accounts, e-commerce scripts, with 99.9% uptime, 2,000 Mbit connectivity and tape backup.
In addition to the $700 CoffeeCup software that comes free, you also get the Plesk Power Pack, Mambo CMS, bbclone (counter), PHP Chat (Guestbook), phpBB (forum), PostNuke (CMS) and many more scripts.
The Reseller hosting plans come at as low as $5.00 per month with 1000MB storage, 100BG per month bandwidth, unlimited MySQL databases, FrontPage extensions, CGI-BIN, FTP accounts (unlimited), PHP, Perl, Python and SSI. Email features include POP3, SMTP, IMAP, unlimited email accounts, email forwarding, email auto-responders, web mail and mailing list. The plan is on 2,000 Mbit connectivity with 99.9% uptime, tape backup and 24/7 server monitoring. Support for ASP, JSP and a dedicated IP and SSL certificates can be purchased additionally. The Fantastico library of free scripts is obviously included in the package.
Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Hosting come at $39.95 and $99 per month. There are several different virtual private servers and dedicated server packages and you can view them at the Lunarpages web site.
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At a later time, Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, remarked that he should have used slashes throughout the URL instead of dots (period signs) in the domain name. I wonder what would have happened to the file name and the extension? Would he have replaced the dot with the slash in it too? [more...]