Hostony was founded in 2001 and is run by Serge Ryabchuck. They have be come a leading provider of small business hosting by offering solutions for all levels of experience, from beginners to web designers. They offer industry leading infrastructure built with the best equipment and provides the highest level of security, safety, redundancy, reliability, scalability, technology, customer service and support. Hostony is a certified winner of the Top 10 Web Hosting Gold Award™ 2005. Only 10 hosting companies worldwide receive this prestigious award for excellence in web hosting.
They offer 6 different web hosting plans with 2 plans under $10/month - the $7.85 PROFI plan and the $9.85 SPECIAL plan (pricing for 2 years prepay, $11.85 for 1 year prepay). Here we will discuss the features of PROFI plan.
Hosting Control Panel
Hostony uses CPanel as the web site control panel. CPanel is far more user friendly and powerful than any other control panel used in the market today. It allows you to control a lot of things, including email accounts, MySQL databases, custom error messages, password protected directories, setting up forum, shopping cart, chat room, cron jobs, sub domains, MIME types, apache handlers, search engine submission, free CGI scripts and many more.
E-mail Features and Functions
Hostony offers in their PROFI plan some wonderful email features. They offer unlimited E-mail accounts (POP3/IMAP), SMTP server (with authentification), 5 mailing lists, Unlimited Auto responder, Unlimited Forwarding / Aliases, web based e-mail, catch-all forwarding, antispam Features, everyone.net support and bigmailbox.com support.
Developer & Programmer Tools
PROFI plan also provides some technology support and offers FTP Access, Site-wide CGI Access, Private CGI-bin, Server Side Includes (SSI), PHP 4.3.x (patched) with Zend Optimizer, Perl 5.8, Tool Command Language (TCL), XML, VRML, WAP/WML/Wireless Support, MySQL 4.1.x or 4.0.x and Python.
Free Additional and advanced Features
Hostony offer some additional features like, SSH Access upon Request, Web Based File Manager, FrontPage 2002 Support, SSL Support (Optional), GNU PG PGP Clone, Support for .htaccess and Cron Job Editor.
PROFI plan also have some advance features i.e. this plan offers Customized Error Pages, Password Protected Folders, Name server record management, PhpMyAdmin, Custom MIME Settings, Access to Raw Logs, Access to Error Logs, Webalizer Site Statistics, 10 Pre-installed Scripts, 24x7x365 Server Monitoring and Shopping Cart facility .