A website offers several benefits that you may not get from
any advertising in any other media. Also, as an automated service center or store front
promoting your products or services 24 hours, it can reduce your cost, maximize your
profit and give your business an exposure that a traditional business office or service
center can't provide. For more information on the advantages of having a website, please
check out our web advantage page.
What is web
A virtual server is a web server with a
logically-partitioned space in a network-connected computer. A virtual server allows you
to host one or multiple websites without requiring you to buy, install, and maintain your
own server hardware and software.
What is virtual hosting? How is it different from a virtual server?
Virtual hosting is another way of hosting a website without
requiring you to buy, install, and maintain your own server hardware and software. Virtual
hosting accounts usually support one website, while a virtual server can support multiple
websites within the same account.
A subdomain hosting account uses a pre-existing domain name. Either you or your hosting service provider must own that pre-existing domain name. A subdomain account does not require you to have your own domain name, and therefore it does not involve separate domain registration fees. An example of a web address (URL) with subdomain account would be:
Subdirectory hosting is another way of presenting your company to the web. Subdirectory hosting is preferred by smaller companies and organizations that would like to get their website hosted at a minimal cost. With subdirectory hosting, your URL looks like this:
Domain names are names that humans can use
and memorize as substitutes for IP address numbers used in the internet to provide
addresses for specific network connected components in the world wide web. For instance,
when you are visiting this page, you are using our domain name globalfront.com
as part of the URL of this site. The most commonly known usage of domain names is in the
URL of websites and email addresses. Whether a web user is aware or not, most user is
using some domain names to connect to the internet, visit websites and exchange emails.
Virtual hosting and virtual server accounts allow you to
use your domain name to access any directory and subdirectory in your website. So, you can
use http://www.yourdompany.com/ as well as
http://www.yourcompany.com/anydir/anypage.html for your URLs. Also, you can use email@example.com for email purposes including email accounts, forwarding addresses,
autoresponders and mailing lists. Additionally, since you are using your own domain name,
your web addresses and email addresses would not change even if you change your ISP or web
hosting company! Finally, a domain name represents your business in a more professional
way to your clients than a subdomain or subdirectory address would. More than ten thousand
domain names are being registered every day in the USA alone, and the names are available
on a first-come first-served basis. There could be hundreds of companies or corporations
named ABC company in the whole world, but there is only one abc.com site
in the entire internet. Can
you afford to let somebody else register your business name as their own domain name
making the domain none of your business anymore?
How much does a domain name cost?
You can order a domain name through us with or without a
hosting account. If you order a virtual hosting or server account
from us, we register your domain name for you, configure it in our server and point the
domain to the web hosting account you order from us. If you would rather like to order a
domain for use with domain service only (without a virtual server or virtual hosting
account), then please visit our domain
services page for more information on how to get your domain name. In either case, you
can order a new domain name using our online order forms.
Yes. Once we process your order and setup
your account, we will provide you with the FTP host name or IP address and your login
information, so you can move your files from your previous website to your new account in
our server. (If you upload your website files to your new account before moving the
domain, then the transition from your previous host to the new account would be totally transparent
to the visitors of your web site). We will also provide the names and IP addresses of our
nameservers that you would need to use to update your domain name record with your
registrar. If you know how to modify your domain's nameservers, then you can simply update
your domain name record with our nameserver information. If you are not sure, then please
ask us during or after you place an order for an existing domain, and we will provide the
required information. Most registrars authorize only the current Registrant or
Administrative contacts for a domain to request or approve update of the nameserver
information for the domain. If
you or your company is the registrant of your domain name, YOU (NOT your ISP) have the
ultimate rights to select your web host and move your domain to the ISP or web hosting
provider of your choice.
How long does
it take before my domain name is active?
How do I transfer
files to my web site and update my site?
Will I have unlimited
access to update my pages?
With all Basic and Value virtual hosting accounts, we
provide you access to Global Web Control Panel, our
own proprietary software that allows you to setup, manage, and update several features
related to email alias, email redirection, autoresponders, mailing lists, listservers,
list subscribers, and password protected web directories for your account, all with a
"point-and-click interface" accessible with your browser from anywhere in the
world, 24 hours a day, in real time. Additionally, for Econo virtual hosting
accounts, we offer cPanel Control Panel, and for EBusiness virtual server accounts, we off
Ensim/Parallels Control Panel.
How long does
it take to set up a new account?
The following schedule applies to domain registration and forwarding services ordered during business days: domain registration and forwarding service orders are processed within 0 to 8 hours. Orders received over the weekends are usually processed within 2 to 12 hours after we receive and process your payment. Please note that it takes 24 to 72 hours for any new domain to be functional across the internet or for any moved domain to start using our servers. This is due to propagation of InterNIC updates, and depends on how frequently DNS servers check and accommodate registry changes for any new or modified domains. While you won't be able to use your domain and email forwarding features until the propagation is over, you will have access to Global Domain Control Panel to verify or change settings for your domain as soon as you receive our confirmation email stating that your order has been processed. Please note that Global Domain Control Panel access is not available for "Domain Registration and Parking" orders.
Web design service and web
presence service orders are delivered in 3 to 30 business days, depending on what
you are asking for, but for most small to medium websites, the process does not not take
more than 7 days after we receive all the contents (electronic or paper copies of text,
images, pictures, and other information for your website) that you would like us to put on
your website. Depending on the design services you are requesting, we usually give you a
time-frame that we may need to work on your website.
Can I use my
account for commercial purposes?
Can I subdivide my
space and resell it?
Can I have
additional domains forwarded to my main domain?
Can I register
additional domains forwarded to a subdirectory of my main domain?
Can I access my domain
with or without the "www"?
Do you offer
We have automated many of the configuration processes in
our servers. Additionally, compared to many fortune 500 companies, we spend very little
money in advertising as our satisfied clients help us promote for our services. We fully
believe that each one of our satisfied customers can promote our business to several
potential clients in a much effective way than any of the traditional advertising methods
If you have any question or concern about your order or payment, then please visit our Payment FAQs. If your question is related to domain services offered by us, then please check out our Domain FAQs pages. If your question is related to services for an existing hosting or virtual server account in our servers, then you may find your question already answered in our extensive Online Support Manuals, or you can contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to discuss with us about your web site needs, then please feel free to contact us, and we would be glad to help you. Thanks.