What hosting do I need?
Shared Web Hosting
Shared web hosting is where your web site shares
a web server with several other web sites. Modern
server technology is such that many sites can
share a single machine without loss of performance.
We strictly limit however the total number of
users so as to maintain rapid performance for
your visitors. We offer web hosting on both Linux
and Windows 2003 (.NET) servers with several options
on each for different amounts of web space, varied
email facilities or applications. None of our
servers are ever configured to more than 40% of
their potential capacity so your site will never
be effected by overloads, even temporary ones.
How Much Web Space Do I Need
The amount of web space you need is divided into
two main factors, website files and email storage.
The amount of space you need for your web site
is the total size of your site files plus log
files and room for growth. The amount of storage
space required for email depends on the number
of mailboxes and the amount of email traffic you
expect. We would normally recommend 20MB per user.
However if you are unsure please give us a call
on 01905 672591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Many Mailboxes Do I Need?
The number of mailboxes required depends on a
number of factors. How many employees you have
that you wish to have access to email, will everyone
have their own account or will you have an account
per department? All our mailboxes come with unlimited
addresses (also known as aliases) which can be
directed at a single or group of mailboxes.
For example if you had a sales dept and accounts
dept and the head of the sales dept was called
Steve and the head of the accounts dept was called
Julie. The mailboxes would be called sales and
accounts. You could then set addresses as sales@
enquiries@ and steve@ to go to the sales dept
mailbox and account@ accounts@ and Julie@ to go
to the accounts dept mailbox. This would keep
the two dept mail separate. info@ may be a general
address that you wish to go to both dept. All
these can be easily administered through the Ensim
control panel Site Administrator.
What Is Bandwidth?
Bandwidth or Data Transfer is used by your web
site traffic and sending and receiving email.
For example if someone views a web page on your
site which is 1MB in size it will consume 1MB
of your bandwidth. If 10 people view it then 10MB
of bandwidth will be consumed or if you send an
email with a 2MB attachment it will use 2MB of
About Our Web Servers
Our core network is based in TeleHouse Europe
and Global Switch and operates on multiple redundant
bandwidths from several of the world's best internet
backbone providers providing uninterrupted service
with maximum web site uptime. All of our web hosting
solutions include the Ensim web-based
control panel enabling you to administer email
and user settings remotely, set up auto-responders
and mailing lists and generally take control of
your web space without needing to become a technical
expert in web server management. We are using
world-leading manufacturers in high performance
switching, routing, web and email systems. We
offer shared hosting on Linux and Windows 2003
(.NET) servers, dedicated hosting on any platform
you specify and terrific colocation deals if you
want your own server along with the benefits of
a high quality managed environment.