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FaqFrequently Asked Questions About Hosting

What is a web site?
What is web hosting?
What is a server?
What is a virtual Domain Hosting?
Why do I need a web host?
What is a domain name and how do I get one?
Why do I need a domain name?
How long does it take for my account to be set up?
Can I set up password-protected areas in my site?
Do you offer dial-up Internet connection?
Are your servers connected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
Can I access my web site with or without the "www"?
Do you have FTP and FTP Anonymous access?
Do you provide a CGI-BIN personal directory?
How can I manage my e-mail users (add/remove/update)?
What is bandwidth?
Can I buy extra bandwidth on the packages that don't include unlimited?
Where are the statistics pages for my domain?
I'm not in the US, is that a problem?
I'd like to sign up but I don't want to give my credit card information over the Internet. Is there another way I can sign up?
How long after I sign up can I start building my site?
Do I have to pay to register my domain name?
Can I use a personal site for business use?
How can ZeRO Web Hosting prices be so low?
Do you offer web page design services?
Can I upgrade from one account type to another?
How do I transfer files to my website?
Will I have unlimited access to update my pages?
Do you accept international orders?
Do you offer technical support?
How do I place an order?


What is a web site?
A web site is a location on the World Wide Web. Each Web site contains a home page or main page of the Web site, which usually, serves as the index or table of contents to the other documents in the site. It is also often the first document visitors see when they enter the site. The site might also contain additional documents and files. Each site is owned and managed by an individual, company or organization.

What is web hosting?
It is renting out web space on a server (computer) with a full-time connection to the Internet and a permanent address, which allows it to be found on the Web. It is paid for on a monthly/quarterly or yearly basis just like renting a property.

What is a server?
A server is simply a computer that web space is stored on. It is usually more powerful then the computers that are purchased for home use due to the constant use and the speed needed to "pull" the site off the hard drive. Some people buy their own servers, however this is costly and time consuming to maintain. The practical choice is to pay for web hosting, which can help you concentrate on your web site rather than trying to technically operate a server. Servers are easily accessible over the Internet using web-publishing tools. To learn about our industrial built servers press here.

What is a virtual Domain Hosting?
Virtual hosting allows you to have your own web site hosted with a true domain name such as: www.yourname.com and your own personal e-mail address such as: you@yourname.com. At Zero Web Hosting, we specialize in virtual domain hosting which means that you can find a home for your website on our web servers and establish a presence on the Internet. With a virtual domain name you can transfer your web presence at any time and never lose your identity since you can take your www.yourname.com with you.

Why do I need a web host?
It is expensive to purchase a web server, the software, and maintain a real high-speed connection to the Internet 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is also very time consuming and requires technical knowledge. This is where Zero Web Hosting comes in. We have a state of the art network operation center with multi-facility redundancy (to make sure your site is up 99.9% of the time). Our customers receive the fastest possible connection to their sites from their viewer's browsers no matter where they may reside. We rent our server space to companies and individuals around the world so they can benefits from all our services, heavy-duty servers, exclusive software and our high speed internet connection, all for a low monthly fee.

What is a domain name and how do I get one?
A Domain Name or URL is a group of letters, numbers, and hyphens in the form like: abc.com or abc.net it can be almost anything. A Domain Name should be relatively easy to remember. The domain can be used as the address for your web site and/or can be used as your email address. Your domain name can be anything you want like: abc.com. as long as it is not been purchased by someone else. Domain names end in either .com, .net or. org. your web site domain name is a great investment. We offer full domain registration with our quick and easy Priority Domain registrationT. It's only $49 for two years or 30% less then most registrars charge. Domain FAQ.

Why do I need a domain name?
No two domains are the same. It is your identity on the World Wide Web. For businesses and organizations, a domain name can help brand your products and services. For individuals and clubs, a domain can identify your affiliations, relationships, or can just be your online personality.

How long does it take for my account to be set up?
Once your payment is received your account will be set-up immediately. An activation notice will be sent to you via e-mail including your user-ID, password, your web site's IP address and other important information on getting your site started.

Can I set up password-protected areas in my site?
Yes. All of our accounts come with this feature, which can be accessed through your control center.

Do you offer dial-up Internet connection?
No, we are 100% dedicated to providing the best web hosting in the industry. Providing a specialized service means that we do not have hundreds of modems to maintain enabling us to devote more time to our customers. You will need to find a local Internet service provider in your area, for an Internet connection in order to maintain your website and retrieve e-mail addressed to your site.

Are your servers connected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
Yes. As a matter of fact we are one of the very few connected right onto the backbone of the Internet. We also have great redundancy, which means that if ever any of our connections should fail, we instantly use the next available connection. This incredible setup, allows us to guarantee our phenomenal up time of 99.9%. Also we monitor our servers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can I access my web site with or without the "www"?
Yes, you will be able to access the domain address with or without the "www" in front of the domain name.

Do you have FTP and FTP Anonymous access?
Yes, we provide both FTP and FTP Anonymous access.

Do you provide a CGI-BIN personal directory?
Yes, most account packages come with a CGI-BIN.

How can I manage my e-mail users (add/remove/update)?
To add or delete POP boxes, use the Mail Manager at http://yourdomain.com/menu or use your control center button "mail manager".

What is bandwidth?
It is the sum of all files transferred to web surfers from your site. If your main page is 10KB total and 100 people visit it a month, that will be a total of 1000KB of bandwidth used or 1MB. Our Packages have 500MB to unlimited bandwidth.

Can I buy extra bandwidth on the packages that don't include unlimited?
Yes you can. You can look at optional services.

Where are the statistics pages for my domain?
In your control center under "site statistics".

I'm not in the US, is that a problem?
If you are not a United States resident and want to sign up for our services go right ahead and signup - we currently host websites in more than 70 different countries.

I'd like to sign up but I don't want to give my credit card information over the Internet. Is there another way I can sign up?
Yes you can. Just to remind you though that our servers are using the latest technology of encrypted SSL connection, which means to you, that your credit card info is completely safe. At any case if you still are not convinced you may do so in the form of a fax. Our fax number is 1-416-636-2050. State your name and where you can be reached, the credit card number and expiry date and we will contact you as soon as we receive your fax.

How long after I sign up can I start building my site?
Your account will be running within the same day you've signed up. We will have set up your ftp account and you can begin uploading your site, setting up your e-mail aliases and auto-responders, etc. If your domain is new and you have registered it, it will actually be visible on the Internet within 24 hours of you signing up. If you are transferring an existing site to our servers, the registrar can sometimes take as long as 3-5 days to do so (which we have no control over).

Do I have to pay to register my domain name?
Yes. We offer full domain registration services. You should register your domain name with us because:

  • It's only $49 for two years that's 30% less then most registrars charge ($70 for two years).
  • We'll set it up correctly with no hassle or confusion.
  • Your domain will be registered IMMEDIATELY upon your completion of the form.
  • You can choose to register domains all the way up to 10 years in advance!
  • You can register domains up to 67 characters in length (including the .com .net, or .org)
  • No confusing email interfaces, hassles, etc. Even if you ever decide to host your domain elsewhere.

Can I use a personal site for business use?
You can do anything you wish within your site, as long as it does not go against our policies.

How can Zero Web Hosting prices be so low?
We keep our costs very low by automating as many tasks as possible, which cannot be said on most web hosting companies.

Do you offer web page design services?
Yes We offer professional, high quality design work at affordable rates. To learn more click here.

Can I upgrade from one account type to another?
Yes, you can upgrade at any time. There's NO upgrade fee. We will also give you any monthly rental credit toward your new account.

How do I transfer files to my website?
Files must be transferred to the web server via File Transport Protocol (FTP). If you need FTP software, you can download a program for either the Mac or PC from many places including http://www.download.com.

Will I have unlimited access to update my pages?
Yes, You have unlimited access via FTP 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can create and maintain your web pages on your own computer and upload files to your website at your convenience.

Do you accept international orders?
Yes, we welcome customers from around the world. We're as close as your computer. If desired, we can host non-US domain name extensions.

Do you offer technical support?
Yes, we offer full support to our customers via e-mail, phone and fax. For Support FAQ click here.

How do I place an order?
By using our secure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online order form.

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