Hosting Plan Features

We offer the leading features in the industry. They are explained in detail below. Not all of the virtual accounts we offer include the features explained below. For the breakdown, look at our price table.

Setup: Setup includes all parts of establishing your domain name on our network. We register or transfer your domain with the Internic, setup your account on our server, and configure the control panel for your account.

E-mail Addresses: Our email addresses are very flexible. You can set them up as POP boxes which store mail, email aliases which redirect mail to another box, or as autoresponders.

Disk Space (MB): One MB of disk space can hold several hundred text pages or images. Most sites use less than one MB of disk space.

Data Transfer: This is the amount of network traffic related to your domain. A large number of sites have less than 1000MB of traffic per month, but popular sites could use three or four times that.

True Domain Name: Each of our web sites comes with its very own domain name that you decide. So, for example, the name of the web site might be, or A true domain is when you get your very own unique IP address on the web server. Many hosts offer 'fake virtual' domain accounts, which means they fool most browsers into redirecting themselves to the correct directory on the server. This method only works with certain browsers, is not full featured and is not a professional solution.

Static IP Address: Each account comes with a static IP address. A static IP address means the IP address (the number of your site) never changes. Some hosting companies use dynamic IP addressing, which means the IP number is different each and every time you connect to the server or they have several domains use 1 IP address. A static IP address provides your site with a never-changing solid address, which allows you to use it when FTPing files, or pinging your site, etc. A static IP allows you to have a true domain name.

Free Domain Registration: We will automatically register your domain name if you so choose.

File Manager: The File Manager is a very powerful feature. It allows you to manipulate all the files in your web site. You are able to create, delete, and move your files. You can also upload files from your local PC to the server in File Manager. Plus, you can edit the HTML in any of your files from this option. Everything you need to manage your site can be found in this feature.

Archive Manager: The Archive Manager will allow the user to backup and compress their files. For example, if you have a number of files for which you wish to keep a backup, you can select all the files, then create a backup file that contains all of them in compressed format.

FTP: FTP is used to upload and download files. Almost all site design programs like Adobe Pagemill, Macromedia Dreamweaver, GoLive HotDog, Allaire HomeSite, CyberStudio, HotMetal Pro, Netscape Communicator and NetObjects Fusion use FTP to maintain your site.

Telnet(SSH): Many users are not at all familiar with telnet and just as many do not need to use it. Telnet allows you to get a shell on our Linux servers. The implementation of telnet that we use is called SSH. To use telnet (SSH), we require the user to send us a fax with a copy of their photo ID requesting SSH. Users also need an RSA Key entered in the control panel in order to access it. We also require the user to use SSH software.

Frontpage 2000: Frontpage is a Microsoft page creation tool that requires special server extensions to function properly. Many of our accounts come with the Frontpage extensions.
Detailed Web Statistics: Each morning you'll receive an 8 page analysis of your web site's visitors.

Access to raw logs: If you prefer to use your own statistic analyis program, access to your raw logs is very important.

Anonymous FTP: Anonymous FTP allows visitors to your site to download files via ftp without a password. It is disabled by default.

Mailing Lists: Mailing lists allow you to send email to a large number of contacts in a very efficient manner. You can manage the mailing list through the control panel.

Password Protected Pages: You can use the control panel to specify which users are allowed to access certain pages on your site. When visitors click on a certain URL, they are requested to enter a username and password which you manage through the control panel.

Control Panel: The control panel gives you the capability to manage all aspects of your account in order to make the best use of your options. By the click of a mouse, you can administer your webspace, your email accounts, your directories, your cgi-bin, and all the special features that we offer you, such as site statistics and shopping carts. You can even add additional features to your account right when you need them. With this extraordinary tool you do not only gain control, but also the flexibility to make changes within your time frame and according to your particular needs.
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Ability to Park Domains: You can have more than one domain name resolving at the same IP number and content holding site. For example, you can park to Personal Nameserver: With your own personal nameserver you have complete management of your domain.

Site Creation Tool: With our powerful, user friendly Web Site Creation Tool, you can quickly build and maintain your own Web Site! This unique, intuitive tool comes with every account. Using the Design Wizard, you can build your own professional-looking Web Site,, in minutes. Whether your site is a business e-commerce site or a home hobby site the site creation tool will give you the functionality to design and maintain your web presence all from within your browser. Then using the Site, Page and Field Editors, you detail your Site to perfection. Web Site design has never been easier! Our browser-based design tools let you customize all aspects of your Web Site, without requiring a knowledge of HTML programming. You choose images and animations, backgrounds and colors, lines and bullets, font styles and sizes with a click of your mouse button. Type in the text, links, and graphics you want and we put your Site together for you.

Form to Email: Our special form to email program takes the contents of a form submission and emails you the results to the address you specify.

Form to PGPmail: This utility is very similar to Form to Email, except it uses your PGP key to encrypt the message before sending it to you. Your PGP key is installed with the control panel.
Search Engine: In the control panel you can specify which directories you want searchable by our high powered WAIS index and search utility. You can then provide users with lightning fast content.

Page Access Counters: Our very slick looking access counters can be installed on as many pages as you choose at no extra charge.

Your own CGI-BIN: We encourage development of highly interactive, successful sites. For your site to be truly interactive you need to be able to run computer programs in your own cgi-bin.

Perl, C, SH, Java, Python: We have enjoyed being the clear choice for computer programmers building web sites. For this reason, we always give programmers the most recent versions of the hottest programs needed to build their web applications.

PHP 3.0: We provide you with PHP support. PHP is compiled as a module with MySQL, gdbm, and gd support.

SSL Server: In order to perform secure transactions on the web using you need a hosting company that will support ssl. We use Apache-SSL on all of our servers. In order for SSL to function for your domain, you must acquire a secure certificate from Thawte or Verisign. You can generate the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and install the certificate with the Control Panel.

Cybercash Support: Cybercash is an online credit card processor. If you register with them, you can then install the local config for your domain on our servers with the Control Panel.

Shopping Cart Program:
Alacart is a highly configurable, database driven shopping cart program that can store thousands of products.

MySQL database support: MySQL is our GNU database of choice. We develop all of our own products with MySQL or Oracle. We encourage all mSQL and postgresQL users to migrate to MySQL.
gdbm support: gdbm is a simple light standard Unix database which we support.

Email Support: If you need personal attention from a trained programmer, email support is available. We encourage all users to consult the searchable database as a primary means of support through the control panel.

State of the Art NOC: At InPath Hosting we realize that down time is not an option for your server. We have partnershiped with technically strong companies to ensure that your site will remain up and running on the web 24 hours a day, seven days a week. InPath's web servers are custom-built industrial grade machines designed for a 24/7 web serving environment. Our Network Operations Center (NOC) is equipped with raised flooring, fire prevention, standby machines, industry-leading Liebert uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) and a temperature-controlled environment, all located in a secure, monitored facility.

Daily Backup: Your account is backed up daily to assure your data is restored quickly in the event of a drive failure.

24/7 Monitoring: Your server is monitored internally and externally on all the standard ports. If the monitor cannot restart a failed port, a technician is notified and attends to the problem immediately

Processor Type: The latest Intel processors are used in every machine.

Standby Server: A hallmark of our service and one of the reasons for our fantastic uptime is our policy of having servers on standby. In the event of a server failure, there are always additional servers on standby. The drive of the failed server is swaped to a new one, and the diagnosis on the failed machine are done later.

Redundant Power Backup: Two 50 kilowatt 480Volt Liebert UPS's supply conditioned power to main PDU (power distribution unit), which continually balances and monitors every aspect of the power supplied to the NOC, leaving little doubt we could ever be down due to a power failure.

Shockwave: Macromedia Shockwave allows you to bring your web content to life. Shockwave support allows your site to host Shockwave content.

Midi Files: Midi is a great way to add sound to a web site without using lots of bandwidth. All the popular MIDI mime types are supported on our domain.

Real Audio: We do not have a real audio/video server. However, we do support real audio/video streaming for no extra charge. When Real Audio/Video first came out, it required an audio/video server to be installed on the web server. This was because Real Audio/Video wanted to charge for each "stream'" or visitor. But soon people started writing competitive audio/video streaming technology that didn't require a special server. So, to compete, Real Audio/Video now does not require a server, and you can even use their free tools to create streaming audio over the Internet.

Real Video: We support Video streaming with the Real Video Mime type as explained above.

MIME Type Manager: The ability to manage mime types gives you full control of which software programs will work with your site. Mime types are managed through the control panel.