The amount of disk space allocated to you under your hosting plan.
This amount is shared between all of your domains. Although each
domain will share a portion of the disk space allocated to your
plan, each domain will have its own private directory where its
files will reside. You can increase your disk space or upgrade
your hosting plan at any time.
The amount of incoming and outgoing data transfers allocated to
you under your hosting plan. This amount is shared between all
of your domains. Data transfers occur when users access your website
and download html pages, images and other files to their borwsers.
Data transfers also include ftp transfers and email traffic.
Mailboxes (POP3/SMTP Accounts)
Each hosting plan comes with a certain number of mailboxes. Mailboxes
are actual email accounts on our mailservers where you can receive
your email and have an email address e.g. your_name@your_domain.com.
An email Forward redirects your email to an external email address.
For example, mail addressed to your_name@your_domain.com could
be forwarded to your_other_name@your_isp.com. An email alias redirects
your email to another internal email address. For example, mail
addressed to your_name@your_domain.com could be redirected to
You can setup multiple forwards and aliases so that
copies of the emails are sent to multiple addresses. Typical uses
for aliases and forwards are to redirect copies of mail addressed
to sales@your_domain.com or info@your_domain.com to one or more
persons for handling.
Mail lists allow you to send mail to multiple users. Useful for
sending newsletters to your subcribers or creating forums where
interest groups can share information.
Autoresponders generate automatic responses to the email they
receive. Useful for automatically responding to information requests
or email acknowledgements e.g. "We've recieved your email
and will be getting back to you shortly".
Allows you to map all email on a domain alias to your main domain.
Email sent to addresses at your domain alias will be redirected
to your master domain.
Allows you to check and respond to your email using only a web
browser. Very useful when traveling - just find an internet cafe
and you can check your email.
and Spam Filtering
Removes viruses from incoming email. Spam filter uses heuristic
analysis, self-learning and internet blacklists to develop spam
scores for incoming email. Users can adjust the threshold at which
email will be considered spam and placed in a spam account for
later review. Also allows users to create sender blacklists and
Provided with Unix and Windows hosting accounts. Allows you to
use Microsoft FrontPage to build and publish your site.
ASP is a scripting method on Windows websites used to provide
ASP.NET is Microsoft's new set of programming tools for producing
dynamic, high-performance web applications.
PERL is a programming language commonly used on websites. Allows
you to write or add your own cgi scripts written in Perl and execute
them through your website.
Allows you to execute files as Perl/CGI scripts.
PHP is a scripting language commonly used to provide dynamic content
to websites. Allows you to write or add your own PHP scripts.
Side Includes (SSI)
Allows you to create dynamic content for your pages. Such content
can include the current date, the file's last modification date,
and the size or last modification of other files. In its more
advanced usage, it can provide a powerful interface to CGI scripts.
Allows you to set your site (or a subfolder of your site) to point
to a different website. Useful if you have multiple domains that
need the same content displayed on each.
Side Image Maps
Allows you to create links to other URL's within images.
WebShell4 allows you to copy, move, delete, and rename files and
directories in your home directory and websites. You can use it
to upload, download, compress and decompress files as well as
preview them in the browser. Also, you can use it to password-protect
any directory on your site so only authorized visitors can open
its content with their browsers.
This utililty allows you to define file formats that are not defined
in web browsers. This enables the browser to display or output
files that are not in HTML format, just like it displays simple
text files, .gif graphics files and PostScript files.
Allows you to set your own default "index" page. By
default the server uses index.html as the "index" or
"start" page of your website. With this feature you
can set your own start page.
Allows you to use the SSL web server which allows you to send
and receive encrypted data (such as credit card numbers) over
the Internet. When the SSL server is used the padlock icon on
a user's browser will be closed. In order to use SSL you will
need to purchase an SSL certificate or share ours.
Same as SSL, except you would be "sharing" our SSL certificate
and not need to purchase a separate SSL certificate. The "SSL"
portion of your site would be a Third Level Domain, i.e: https://yourdomain.broadweb.net.
Allows you to throttle your traffic. Throttle module is used to
reduce the bandwidth used by your website by delaying or refusing
requests to your sites.
A tool to create websites without knowing web design principles
or programming languages. Completely browser based, so no installation
of separate software is required.
Allows you to customize the pages generated when standard error
messages come from the web server.
Allows you to create additional FTP logins and passwords so your
associates or clients can access specific directories or websites
without the need to create a virtual FTP server and have a dedicated
Allows you to give FTP access to more than one of your directories,
specify a different set of permissions for each directory, etc.
Allows you to let anybody else download, upload or view files
in the dedicated directories of your website.
MySQL is the world's most popular open source database, recognized
for its speed and reliability.
PGSQL is the world's most advanced open source database.
Microsoft's proprietary industrial strength database system.
Microsoft's easy-to-use low volume database system.
Allows Windows websites to communicate with Mysql, MS-SQL and
MS-Access databases using DSN's.
Most websites are hosted on a shared IP address. A dedicated IP
address would give your site its own unique IP address.
Each hosting plan specifies the number of domains you can host.
You can add additional domains to any hosting plan for an additional
A subdomain is of the form subdomain.yourdomain.com.
A third level domain is a subdomain based on our name. For example:
subdomain.broadweb.net or subdomain.broadweb.net.
A parked domain allows you to store your domain in your account
without the need for hosting or email functionality.
A domain alias is a domain name that points to the same website
as the mail domain name. Thus the website is accessible under
both domain names.
Access is provided to all website logging information including
data transfer, browser and referrer information.
The Error Log stores data about errors generated by the server
(e.g. Page Not Found error) or by your CGI scripts. Helpful in
debugging CGI script errors.
Webalizer is a graphical statistics tool which analyzes the transfer
log and generates readable HTTP transfer reports.
Modlogan is another grapical statistics tool which analyzes the
transfer log and generates readable HTTP transfer reports. Modlogan
is similar to Webalizer, but it also supports FTP, RealAudio and
Awstats a grapical statistics tool. Considered superior to Webalizer.
PhpBB is a fully scalable and a customizable bulletin board package
with a user-friendly interface, a simple administration panel,
and helpful FAQ. Requires PHP and MySQL. Just push a button and
it's installed and configured.
A simple search engine you can add to search your own site. Requires
MySQL as well.
A program used to edit the content and manage MySQL databases.
Guest book, formmail and counter scripts pre-installed and ready
(Fantastico-like) Collection of Self-Configuring Scripts
All Unix plans include access to 27 popular PHP/MySQL scripts
(blogs, shopping carts, content managers, photo galleries, wiki's,
portal systems, forums, etc.) See support
section for my information.
Control Panel which you use to administrate all aspects of your
website: email, ftp, disk usage, etc.
You can create your own custom DNS records, directly from within
the Hsphere control panel.
Allows you to schedule the execution of your Unix Perl and shell
scripts automatically, directly from within the Hsphere control