Starter Package

Imageway hosting services can provide your business or household with website hosting and email storage with 99.9% uptime reliability, so that your data is available on the Internet when you or your consumers need it. Imageway website hosting services allow you to advertise your small or medium sized business world wide, on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis. There is no cheaper way to advertise your small or medium sized business to such a large audience then hosting a web page on the Internet. If you need to modify or create a new website, please check out our web design page for more information about those services we offer. Imageway mail hosting services can provide your small or medium sized business with your own custom email addresses. This is a requirement for any business to communicate globally in a quick and professional manner.

The Start Hosting plan is intended for any sized business that is just starting out with a basic static website or a small dynamic CMS based website. This package includes minimal 2GB storage, 1 mailing list, and 1 database. Everything else is unlimited. It does not include secure SSL encryption support for your website. It also does not includes web access to our advanced website statistics system or Mobile Office system. Lastly, this package only allows email synchronization to mobile devices or computers using IMAP(S). If you require those type of features, then you will need our Professional Hosting package. The full details of the Starter Hosting package are as follows:[fancy_box]

Monthly (Paid Monthly) $11.95
Semi-Annually (Paid every 6 months) $71.70
Yearly (Paid once a year) $143.40
Shared Disk Space (1 GB website/1 GB Email) 2 GB total
Data Transfer * Unlimited *
Domain Names Unlimited
Sub-Domain Names Unlimited
CGI-BIN (Perl, Python) Support Yes
PHP Optimized Support Yes
Ruby Optimized Support Yes
Classic ASP Optimized Support Yes
MySQL databases 1
E-mail Accounts Unlimited
E-mail Forwarding Unlimited
E-mail Autoresponders Unlimited
E-mail Aliases Unlimited
Web Calendar System Yes
Blogging System Yes
Mailing Lists 1
SSL Secure Server No
FTP Access Yes
Advanced Web Statistics No
Exchange/Outlook Support Yes *
E-mail legal archiving (7 years for all e-mail) Yes
Business Mobile Office No
Subversion revision control system No
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[If you need to add more disk space, the cost is $1 per month for 4 GB extra storage][/fancy_box]

If you’re currently hosting your website and email somewhere else and want to utilize our hosting services, we can help migrate your website and email from another service provider to our systems for FREE! You will not have to worry about loosing any of your previous websites files or emails plus there will be no downtime during the switch over if you keep the other hosting service active during the migration period. This allows for a seamless transition as long as we are given the required access to make the migration possible.

Imageway differentiates itself from other website and email hosting companies because of the following qualities:

[fancy_header]Reliability[/fancy_header]
Imageway Digital Media has setup and operates our own web and email hosting servers, which allows for flexibility and quick server system changes. Our primary servers are located in geographically separated data centers that are built for co-location of computer servers (which includes redundant power, cooling, fire protection, etc.). Most hosting companies both large and small only use a single data center for redundancy of their services, rather then geographically separated systems that are synchronized in real time. Having our systems geographically separated allows us to provide at a minimum 99.9% uptime to all our customers, even if a whole data center goes offline. Imageway uses high-end computers and disk arrays along with Unix operating systems for the hosting of our websites. We do not use cheap PC server components or problem prone operating systems like Windows. Lastly we only use the most proven and reliable software for our service offerings based on our over 15 years of specialized knowledge.

[fancy_header]Speed[/fancy_header]
When choosing the software for our services, not only did we pick the most reliable, but we also choose what we felt was the most optimized. Optimized software provides additional speed when it comes to accessing your website or email. This is important because most people using a web browser expect instant results, and if you are using a hosting service that overloads their less then optimized setup, then your whole experience will be downgraded. In addition, the faster your website loads, the higher it will show up in search engine results. We have went out of our way to optimize our web server environment using custom compiled programming engines utilizing special caches along with a highly optimized database. This means your CMS based website such as WordPress will run faster on our server then might be expected with lesser quality services.

[fancy_header]Security[/fancy_header]
Security is becoming a major concern as more companies are hacked into and exposed. It is a tough balance because you want good strong security, but if you lock things down too much then you are limited in functionality. Due to our over 15 years of working with web system environments, we have created what we feel is the best balance between providing advanced security, but at the same time giving you advanced functionality you require. The software we utilize for our core web and email services has built-in security checks that look for suspicious activity. In addition we run scanners for malicious website files or activities and try to remove SPAM or viruses before it hits your INBOX.  Of course it is still important that customers keep their website software up to date, since not all attacks can be stopped from the server side. Lastly we offer SSL encrypted sessions for all the service standards we support.

[fancy_header]Privacy[/fancy_header]
Imageway takes privacy seriously.  Since we setup and operate our own systems, none of your data is running on or shared with 3rd parties. We will only release data to a 3rd party as is required by law. Our hosting servers are located within the local geographic area, and not spread all across the world. In addition, by using the security methods mentioned above, we try to assure your data is hardened against illegal hacking attempts.

[fancy_header]Open Standards[/fancy_header]
We believe in the use of open standards when it comes to offering our services. Most people don’t realize before it is too late that getting stuck on proprietary services will lock you into their service, and making a move a real headache. For accessing your website we offer HTTP(s) and FTP(s), plus PHP, Ruby, Perl, and Classic ASP for website development. When it comes to dealing with Email, we offer SMTP(s), IMAP(s), and POP3(s). Lastly, for our Professional Hosting package customers we offer ActiveSync(s), CalDAV(s), CardDAV(s), SyncML(s), and WebDAV(s). In fact, we offer support for just about every open standard of communication to both web and email systems. This assures our web and email services will work with the largest range of devices, and offer you the ability to move to or from our services from other services that support these open standards. If you use other proprietary methods like using MAPI with an Exchange email server, you then become locked into that specific Exchange software environment. The use of open standards is the best environment for having true ownership and control of your data.

[fancy_header]CMS Support[/fancy_header]
Since we have been in the web and email services area for over 15 years, we have had the time to work with many types of CMS based systems. This has allowed us to learn how to optimize them for speed and security. You will find we are very knowledgeable with popular CMS software such as WordPress, CMS Made Simple, Concrete5, Joomla, Drupal, Zencart, Prestashop, and Sunshop.

[fancy_header]Business Ease of Use[/fancy_header]
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to manage all the services that are involved in website and email hosting. Instead of providing a complex administrator panel such as cPanel or Plesk for all your website and email site functions, we only provide the core administration functions a user should be worried about. All other advanced settings will be handled by our experienced support staff. This takes the load off our customer needing to know all the complicated terms involved in a control panel or needing to hire someone to understand it for them.

[fancy_header]Shared Pooled Storage[/fancy_header]
Instead of offering storage limits on a per account basis like many other large hosting companies do, we offer a storage size that can be shared between many different users and functions.  Using pooled storage, you can get a better bang for the buck. Why don’t we offer unlimited storage? Don’t be fooled by the “unlimited” advertising that is popular from many of today’s large web hosting companies. Many large web hosting resellers say they offer “UNLIMITED” resources for your site, but if you read their carefully hidden usage policy pages you will learn they have limits on using their resources too quickly (such as space growth, max emails in an hour, max accounts you can create in a given time, or using too much of their CPU, etc.). The large hosting companies need to enforce such limits because they host such large amount of websites on a single server and therefore must restrict resources so their servers do not become overloaded. Usually the term “unlimited” is a marketing term to trick customers into using their service thinking they get more, where in reality they get restricted much more in other areas of service.

To access your email you can use our advanced web page based webmail system. The webmail consists of the following featured sections (click any image to see an enlarged view):

[fancy_header]WebMail Interface: E-mail Section[/fancy_header]
The E-mail Section provides you direct access to your email. From this tab you can read your current email, or compose new e-mail to be sent. It supports creating folders, and dragging e-mail into these folders. The interface was designed to be very clean and easy to use plus extremely quick, even when you have thousands of e-mails.


E-mail Section E-mail Section

[fancy_header]WebMail Interface: Calendar Section[/fancy_header]
The Calendar Section allows you to view and create calendar events. The calendar allows you to set recurring events and reminders for any given event. You have the ability to share your calendar events with other people in your domain. An external software program is available for Microsoft Windows users if they don’t want to use the web page based interface.

Calendar Tab Calendar Tab

[fancy_header]WebMail Interface: Contacts Section[/fancy_header]
The Tasks Tab is where you keep track of all the tasks that need completing, or have been completed. You have the ability to set recurring tasks and reminders for any task. Tasks can be assigned and shared between multiple users. An external software program is available for Microsoft Windows users if they don’t want to use the web page based interface.

Tasks Tab Tasks Tab

[fancy_header]WebMail Interface: File Store Section[/fancy_header]
The Files Section provides a place where you can store files such as a document or spreadsheet. You then have the ability to send a link to the files that are not saved in the private section to various users. An external software program is available for Microsoft Windows users if they don’t want to use the web page based interface. The external software allows you to additional sync file and directoires to the email server.

Address book Tab Address book Tab

[fancy_header]WebMail Interface: Blogs Section[/fancy_header]
The Blogs section provides a place where you can easily create and manage your own on-line journal based blogs. You have various setting options and templates you can pick from to create a blog that behaves and looks the way you want. This makes getting your own personal blog online in only a few steps.

Files Tab Files Tab

[fancy_box]Additional Web Mail System Features

  • AJAX interface – Using a modern browser you get enhanced speed, drag and drop emails to folders, right-click context menus, auto-completetion of email addresses, email tabs, desktop drag and drop to browser attachments, and various other desktop like email client features.
  • Basic interface – If you have a older version web browser, a basic interface is provided to support your needs.
  • Mobile Interface – If you have a web browser on your mobile device, we have a special version that will display perfect on such devices.
  • Labels support (not available in Yahoo or Outlook.com) – We support the use of labels like what is available in Gmail, except we also offer folder support which Gmail doesn’t. Get the best of both worlds without being forced in using one method or the other. On top of that, the labels will be available in your IMAP client if it supports it (this is not available in GMail).
  • Multiple nested folder support (not available in Yahoo, Gmail, or Outlook.com) – You can create folders, and folders within those folders. An example use of this would be to create a folder called “jobs”, and list your various jobs as sub-folders under the jobs folder.
  • Saved Searches (not available in Yahoo, Gmail, or Outlook.com) – You can save your searches so you can use them again in the future.
  • Tab Support (not available in Gmail or Outlook.com) – You can open email messages in tabs in the AJAX interface. This allows you to easily organize your emails you are working with.
  • Custom keyboard shortcuts (not available in Yahoo or Outlook.com) – You can use the default keyboard shortcut mappings and also create your own custom keyboard mappings.
  • No advertisements  – We don’t put up any advertisements on the screen nor do we scan attachments or emails for advertisement information.
  • Familiar Look – The interface will feel familiar to users of Outlook.
  • Folder Sharing (not available in Yahoo, Gmail, or Outlook.com) – You can share email folders with other users in your domain. Folders can be set with READ ONLY access, or FULL ACCESS to control what a user can do with your email folder.
  • Very Fast – The web mail is tightly integrated into the mail server to provide the fastest experience possible. Most webmail solutions are a add-on to a third party email software.
  • Etc : All the other normal features you would expect from a webmail are also available such as SPAM integration, Virus filtering, Message Filters, Auto away message, and other configuration settings.[/fancy_box]

[fancy_box]Additional Mail Server Features

  • IMAP4 support (not available in Outlook.com) – Utilizing IMAP you can connect any IMAP supported client to our email system including Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail, etc. We even support mobile devices such as iPhone, Blackberry, and Palm. Our email server software is fully IMAP compliant, and even supports secure encrypted IMAP.
  • IMAP IDLE (not available in Yahoo or Outlook.com) – This allows for PUSH email capability if your IMAP client supports it.
  • POP support – POP support is available for anyone wishing to utilize this connection method of pulling email from a 3rd party email client. Our email server software is fully POP compliant, and even supports secure encrypted POP.
  • Secure SMTP TLS (not available in Yahoo or Outlook.com) – We support the ability to talk to other mail servers using a secure encrypted connection.
  • Secure Mail Vault Encryption (not available in Yahoo, Gmail, or Outlook.com) – We support email encryption that works with any email client (including our webmail client) without use of plug-ins like PGP.
  • Advanced Full Administrator Web Panel (not available in Yahoo, Gmail, or Outlook.com) – You have the ability to login as a user or domain administrator and edit every aspect of your email account(s), and even access raw log file information.
  • Calendar – A web based and windows client interface is available to access the full Calendar implementation.
  • Advanced Friends System (not available in Yahoo, Gmail, or Outlook.com) – You keep a list of friends that are allowed to send you email. Friends are automatically added to your list when you send someone email, move an email from the spam box to the inbox, or their email gets blocked as SPAM and they prove themselves as not being a automated system.
  • IMAP Spam Training Support (not available in Yahoo or Outlook.com) – You can train the SPAM system by moving email to and from the IBOX and SPAM folders using IMAP.
  • File Store – You can sync data files to the system. This allows you to sync bookmarks, documents, or any file on your desktop to our email system. You can set the files to be public or private. If public, you are provided an easy to use web link to give someone to access your file.
  • Folder Sharing – Folders can be shared and accessed using webmail or IMAP.
  • Very Fast – We utilize one of the fastest proprietary email servers on the market. Since our mail servers are not overloaded like a lot of other larger mail providers, the sending and receiving of email happens in seconds, not minutes or hours.
  • Exchange/Outlook Support – Through the use of a Outlook Plugin we can support over 95% of the features and functions of a Outlook to Exchange setup.[/fancy_box]
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