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PIA Hosting Services

Following are the specifications, prices and features for our two most popular hosting accounts. If your hosting needs are more complex, let's talk.

Domain Name (company.com) Hosting - Offerings and Rates  

Shared Virtual Server Hosting Service

PIA's standard web hosting package includes: Your own control panel to manage your account, 50 Megabytes of web site storage, 3 Gigabytes of Internet traffic monthly, unlimited e-mail accounts (POP, alias or auto-forwarding) and the EasyApps Collection of programs.  

Free set-up - as long as you stay with us for 3 months

$ 3.99 per month paid annually in advance


Shared E-Commerce Server 
Secure Socket Layer & MySQL Databases

PIA's enhanced e-commerce offering includes: Your own control panel to manage your account and email, 150 Megabytes of web site storage space, 4 Gigabytes of Internet traffic monthly, a dedicated IP address (required for SSL processing), MySQL databases, unlimited e-mail accounts (POP, alias or auto-forwarding) and the EasyApps Collection of programs.  

Free set-up - as long as you stay with us for 3 months

$ 6.99 per month paid annually in advance 

Active Server Page service:       $    3.99 per month additional for Windows server


What you get when you host with PIA

PIA guarantees and delivers 99.9% server uptime and the highest bandwidth availability for the money

Our hosting center is located at a major Internet network node in Andover, MA, USA NOT half a world away in China, or Russia, or the Far East, where wages and operating costs are low, and network delays to the USA are a way of life.

Why is that important? When your web site is hosted half a world away, your web site will load slower for North American visitors, no matter how fast the international network is. Distance is still distance, even in the world of fiber optics and satellites. If you want your site load quickly for Americans and Canadians, put your server closer to them.

If you have a significant international audience, and real money, we'll gladly assist you in operating "mirror" sites at strategic locations worldwide, so your customers, wherever they are, will have an optimal experience. That's what the big sites do. ;-)

With PIA, you get fully-featured web hosting & e-mail service

High Speed, High Bandwidth Networking

Our hosting center is connected to the Internet by top-level peering agreements over multiple OC-3 circuits, connected to three separate backbone networks. This insures your visitors have high-bandwidth, highly redundant 24 x 7 access to your web server and email, etc.

A Powerful Reliable Host Platform

Our hosting servers are high-throughput, dual processor industrial machines running Unix or Windows Exchange Server, as dictated by the client's needs and preferences. The center is staffed by technical support personnel 24 x 7.

Highly Secure Operations

Our hosting center is in a "Class A" building that is SAS70 certified, which means it's a hardened physical structure with industrial grade battery backup and redundant power service. Physical access to the center is for the authorized staff only and is handled with security key cards and passwords. The facility is patrolled by security personnel 24 hours a day.

24 Hour Customer Support

PIA provides 24 x 7 technical support by email and telephone.

Each hosting account includes:

Your own control panel that you can access by browser and password from anywhere on the net. With it, you can manage all aspects of your web hosting and email services yourself, at a moment's notice, from wherever you are.

  •  the simple and easy SiteBuilder web site authoring tool, or you can use FrontPage, DreamWeaver, or any authoring tools you like.

  •  Webmail service or POP email, or both - your choice with each email name

  •  Unlimited email accounts you setup and control from your control panel

  •  Email list software, so you can distribute e-newsletters, run a discussion listserver, etc.

  •  and the EasyApps Collection of over 60 scripts you can implement on demand from your  control panel to create and operate blogs, Content Management Systems, chat rooms, wiki's, surveys, interactive calendars, etc.

  •  You can also install and run any other script or program that our technical staff approves, and that doesn't violate our terms of service.

The EasyApps Collection

All 63 programs below are included
in your control panel ready to implement!

Blogs
b2evolution
feedonfeeds
WordPress 1.5.2
boastMachine 3.1
myBloggie 2.1.3
Nucleus 3.23
LifeType 1.0.4

WebMail

RoundCube 0.1

CMS & Portals
e107
Mambo CMS
PHP Nuke
PhpWiki
Postnuke 0.761
vtiger
xoops
phpWebThings 1.4.5
Joomla! 1.0.10
Nucleus 3.23

Forums
phpBB
SM Forum
XMB Forum
punBB 1.2.12
Vanilla 0.9.2.6

GuestBooks
iPei GuestBook v1.8
phpBook 1.3.2

Chat System
PHPOpenChat

Surveys
PHPSurveyor 0.996

Wiki Software
Tikiwiki 1.9.2
PmWiki 2.1.5
 
Groupware
dotProject 2.0.2
phpCollab 2.4

E-Commerce
CubeCart
osCommerce
PHPAdsNew
phpcoin
SugarCRM
MyMarket 1.72

Galleries
Coppermine Photo Gallery
Gallery
SPGM 1.4.4

Misc.
BBClone 0.4.8b
DokuWiki
FormMail
phpESP
PHPlist 2.10.2 (1)
phpmycounter
PHProjekt
Advanced Poll
SiteBar
sRecommender
WebCalendar
WebCards

Support Systems
CS Live Helper
helpcenterlive
phpMyChat
phpMyFAQ
FAQMasterFlex v1.2
ODFaq 2.1
CascadianFAQ 4.1
Support Logic Helpdesk 1.2
Helpdesk Reloaded


Order Services Here

Online signup systems are inherently unsecure. They expose us to fraud - attacks by spammers and hackers - and jeopardize the reliability of our services to existing clients.

Therefore, we do not support online signup.  Regardless, your hosting account can be operational within hours. You can:

Pay by credit card or PayPal account via our PayPal account.

Fax your service selection, email address and credit card information to us at 212-496-7574, but you must advise us to connect our fax machine, which we seldom use.

Call us at 212-496-7574 to place your order by phone.

Send us a check by snail mail.

Once your payment is confirmed, we will set up your account and email you with your initial username and password, which you can customize later. That message also includes the URL where you log-in and easy, complete instructions for setting up your account settings and email names, pointing your domain name to our DNS server, the settings you need for a POP email account to access your mail server, etc.

If you have further questions, please call us at 212-496-7574 or email us at DickJones AT pia.net and we'll answer them.

Don't send us credit card or other confidential information by email! Email is not secure!

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