Web hosting allows you to publish your website. You will need a web hosting service to host your website so that people can view it online.

You will see three options once you press the Sign up button on the first step of the order process. Here they are explained in more detail;

` Register a new domain Select this option if you do not currently have a website set up. Here you will create a new domain to access your website (example http://www.ixaphost.net .

` Transfer existing domain to RAGE Web Hosting If you already have a domain that you purchased with another company you can transfer the domain to us, which means all management of your website will go through us. If you select the option below, your domain will stay with the company you purchased it from. The process of transferring your domain can take upwards of 1 week. However your website will NOT stop working during this period.

` Update existing domain to point to RAGE Web Hosting Select this option if you purchased a domain with another company and just want to update it so it points to our servers. This means that your domain will stay with your original domain registrar and you will update it with them so that it points to our servers.

Yes, you will keep your current website address. From your visitors perspective nothing will change and your website will never be offline.

The EPP code is just a string of text that is used to verify that you are the actual domain owner when you want to transfer your domain to another company. The company you used to register your domain will have it so all you have to do is email them and ask them to send it to you. Then when you sign up for web hosting with us and want to transfer your domain, you will be asked to enter it on the sign up form.

New accounts are guaranteed to be set up within 24 hours from the time we receive your order. Once an account is set up an activation notice will be sent to you via e-mail including your account information. You can begin uploading files to your new website immediately. You will be given a temporary web address to access the site prior to the completion of either domain registration or domain transfer so you can start working with your account right away.

Yes, we offer the abiity to password protect your entire site or just certain sections of your site. You can even create custom usernames and passwords for certain visitors. Setting up password protection is very easy to do and does not require any technical skills.

Yes. You may monitor disk space and bandwidth usage from within your cPanel control panel.

If you need additional bandwidth for your account you will need to upgrade to a larger plan. You can upgrade to a larger plan through your control panel at cp.ixaphost.net. The cost will depend upon the plan you select. You can also log into your control panel at any time to view your current bandwidth usage statistics.

Yes. You can upgrade your account at anytime. You will pay the difference between your current account and your new account. There are no extra fees involved in upgrading. You can upgrade your account by logging into your control panel.

Files must be transferred to the Web server via File Transport Protocol (FTP) or your account's Web-based File Manager. If you need FTP, SSH, mail, or other Internet software, visit ZDNet Software Library. ZDNet Software Library is a source for the latest Internet applications with ratings and reviews to help you decide which application is best suited for your needs. An FTP tutorial is also available for beginner users who may not be familiar with FTP. We also provide a Web-based File Manager to make it even easier for you to upload your files.

You have unlimited access via FTP and the Web-based File Manager 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. As such, you can create and maintain your Web pages on your own computer and upload files to your website at your leisure.

New accounts are guaranteed to be set up within 24 hours from the time we receive your order. Once an account is set up an activation notice will be sent to you via e-mail including your account information. You can begin uploading files to your new website immediately. You will be given a temporary web address to access the site prior to the completion of either domain registration or domain transfer so you can start working with your account right away.

Yes, you can use your account to build and run your business, including e-commerce. The World Wide Web has become an efficient and cost-effective means of making information available to a wide user base, and we encourage our clients to use this flexible medium. The Business plan is the least expensive way to get everything you need to start selling online.

By now you should have received your Welcome email and right now we are just verifying your account. Once it is verified, which usually takes a few minutes during business hours (9am - 9pm EST) and about an hour during off business hours, we will send you an email with the subject 'New Account Information'. This email contains everything you need to know about getting your website published to our servers and transferring your domain if you have chosen to do so.

Linux and Windows are two different operating systems. The operating system that you use on your computer should not determine your choice. For example, if your computer is run by Windows Microsoft, Linux hosting will work just as well as Windows hosting. Deciding between Linux and Windows web hosting depends on your style of web building. If you plan to use PHP, MySQL or Perl together with a range of software programs, Linux is the one for you. Linux web hosting is also suitable for ‘brochure-ware’ sites that offer interaction via enquiry forms, online purchasing and other e-commerce functions. However, if you are looking to incorporate searchable databases and Windows-specific applications such as ASP then choose Windows web hosting.

Setting up web hosting is quick and easy. It takes between 10 to 20 minutes for your web hosting package to be set up.

Yes, each ixaphost website hosting package must be associated with a domain name registered through ixaphost to work.

The earning potential as a Reseller is practically limitless. The reseller program allows you to charge whatever you want and sell as many Web hosting plans as you would like. The Reseller program also allows you the ability to create and customize your own plans, for even greater flexibility and higher margins.

As the Reseller you are responsible for collecting payment from your clients individually. We will bill you directly for your Reseller hosting plan according to the billing cycle you selected when signing up.

You will be the first point of contact for your clients. You can then directly contact our Technical Support department for those technical support issues you need assistance with. We will provide the answers that you can use to assist your clients.

You are given complete control over what your client's have access to. You can give them access to a control panel customized exclusively for your business. You can also determine which site features or applications they can have access to. Be sure to check the feature list of your Reseller Hosting Plan, as some features are only available as an Add-On.

As a IxapHost reseller you are given a large amount of space to divide between each of your hosting accounts. With our reseller control panel, you can sell more space than you actually have. You would not be required to upgrade your plan until you have exceeded the TOTAL usage of your account. This way you are only paying for what you need but have the ability to expand as needed. Our reseller plans are now powered with Cloud Hosting Technology, which uses virtual servers. Now you can upgrade your plan instantaneously with the click of a mouse.

We understand the importance of keeping IxapHost transparent from your business. The control panel your clients use is no exception. By default your clients control panel will be "non-branded", meaning there will be no reference to IxapHpst or your company. As a Reseller you can modify your client's Control Panel to be branded with your company's look and feel.

As a Reseller you can upgrade to a larger reseller plan at any time and pay only the prorated difference between the plans. There is no other fee associated with upgrading to a higher plan.

The SSL (and TLS) protocol is the Web standard for encrypting communications between users and SSL (secure sockets layer) e-commerce sites. Data sent via an SSL connection is protected by encryption, a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with any transmitted data. SSL provides businesses and consumers with the confidence that private data sent to a Web site, such as credit card numbers, are kept confidential. Web server certificates (also known as secure server certificates or SSL certificates) are required to initialize an SSL session.

Customers know when they have an SSL session with a Web site when their browser displays the little gold padlock and the address bar begins with an https rather than http. SSL certificates can be used on Web servers for Internet security and mail servers such as IMAP for mail collection / sending security.

SSL provides businesses and consumers with the ability to collect private data, such as credit card numbers, in a secure and confidential manner. If you intend to collect any kind of sensitive information from your clients you should get an SSL certificate to encrypt the data. Also, some state laws now require secure transaction processing and the protection of customer information. This is known as PCI Compliance or standards set by the Payment Card Industry.

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a commonly used protocol for managing the security of a message transmission on the Internet. SSL uses a program layer located between the Internet's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and Transport Control Protocol (TCP) layers. The "sockets" part of the term refers to the sockets method of passing data back and forth between a client and a server program in a network or between program layers in the same computer. SSL uses the public-and-private key encryption system from RSA. With an SSL Web Server Certificate on your Web site, any information sent to your Web server is encrypted or scrambled, making it impossible to intercept or steal. It also displays the identity of the Web site owner, and the name of the independent authority who verified that identity, such as GeoTrust or Comodo.

If you purchase your certificate directly from IxapHost, you can save yourself the hassle of installing the certificate yourself by having IxapHost automatically install the certificate for free. In addition to free installation, purchasing from IxapHost is also less expensive than purchasing the certificate directly through the vendor.

IxapHost will have your initial processing completed within 24 hours of you placing the order. After initial processing, the Technical Contact listed for the domain name on which the certificate is to be installed, will receive an approval e-mail. That approval e-mail requires the Technical Contact to approve the order by clicking on a link within the approval e-mail. Once that has been completed, the SSL certificate is issued, and IxapHost will install the certificate within 24 hours of the approval process being completed. If the Technical Contact responds quickly to the approval e-mail, the whole process can generally be wrapped up well within 24 hours.

We offer domain registration services for Resellers at our Reseller Domain Registration.

When you register a domain name with IxapHost, you will have full ownership of your domain name. This means that you can move your domain name somewhere else or modify it however you want. You have full control over your domain name.

Once your domain name has been registered (or transferred, if applicable), it usually takes about 12-24 hours to be active. All Internet providers must update their records (DNS tables) to reflect the new site's location.

Yes, it is possible to transfer your domain registration to IxapHost. To do so you need to fill out the order form select "Transfer your Existing Domain", and enter the EPP authorization code. Once you do that we can proceed to transfer your domain name. Pricing for domain transfers and renewals varies by domain type (TLD) and may be seen on our order form.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities.

We guarantee that all our standard server configurations will be set up within 6 working Hour business day. Factors contributing to longer setup times may include server add-ons, custom configurations, and payment approval time.

Yes. If you currently have a Shared Hosting account with IxapHost you can upgrade your package at any time to a dedicated server by ordering a new server via the Dedicated Server Order Form. IxapHost can also move your data from your current account to your new server for you at your request. The process of this transition is seamless and requires no effort on your part.

You can upgrade your server to a larger plan at any time ( Managed Dedicated Server Hosting ). You may also "add-on" additional hardware, software, and features to your server at any time through your control panel.

You can purchase additional IPs for $3 per month. They can be purchased through your control panel.

Name Based Hosting is a method used to allow a server to host multiple domains with only one IP address. You do not need an IP address for each site. In fact, you only need one IP for the entire server. Name Based Hosting does not affect the performance or appearance of the domains hosted, and it's a good way to economize on IP usage. Please note, however, that some applications and services require a dedicated IP. These include things like SSL Certificates and Anonymous FTP.

All of our servers use Exim to send and receive mail. You can create as many e-mail accounts as you like and set up auto-responders, forwarding, aliasing, and any other mail services you require using your control panel.

Every IxapHost Managed Dedicated Server now comes with a powerful control panel (Web Host Manager - WHM). It gives you complete control over creating and customizing your account(s) and allocating resources. On an individual account level, you will use WHM to manage e-mail, domains, and other aspects of your Web site(s).

IxapHost guarantees the functioning of all dedicated server leased hardware components and will replace any failed component at no cost to the client. Hardware repair/replacement will begin immediately upon identification of a hardware problem. Hardware is defined as the Processor(s), RAM, Hard Disk(s), Motherboard, NIC Card, and other related hardware included under the server lease. The time required to repair/replace hardware does not include software reinstallation and/or data recovery from backup tapes/disks (time frame depends on size of disk).

IxapHost's servers connect to the Internet through redundant high-speed connections on diverse backbones, ensuring data delivery to the end user in the fastest, most efficient manner possible. IxapHost guarantees a 99.9% uptime excluding scheduled maintenance of 2 hour per month and prior notified upgrades. IxapHost's Cisco powered network combined with 24/7/365 monitoring by highly qualified network engineers and administrators, guarantee the functioning of all network infrastructure including routers, switches, and cabling.

IxapHost Managed Dedicated Servers offer great control over all aspects of your server. In most cases, it is the equivalent of root access. However, true root access of your server is managed by IxapHost. IxapHost Unmanaged Dedicated Servers offer root access.

Each dedicated server comes with a bandwidth limit. If you exceed your plans monthly allotment, you can purchase additional bandwidth at an affordable price.