Hosting requires a good computer, a good connection to the Internet and most of all reliability. Even simple sites want to be on-line virtually 100% of the time. This requires that the server be housed in a secure, air-conditioned room, have multiple high bandwidth connections to the internet and be staffed 7 x 24 x 365. Further, you need to know that if there is a problem, that it will be taken care of quickly. You need to know that back-ups are done regularly.
But like a lot of things, people shop for Hosts based on their spec and price. It's common to offer unlimited storage and unlimited bandwidth but if you read the vendor's terms of service, you'll find that in practical cases you are limited by CPU capacity or the actual usage of the site. In the end, you get what you pay for.
Cobourg Internet operates the server Net Cobourg supplied by Codero (pictured above- right). Net Cobourg has the following specifications:
|Storage||2 GB||10 GB|
|Bandwidth (per month)||2 GB||20 GB|
|CPanel (Full CPanel - not customized and limited version)
|Email accounts (POP3 or IMAP)
|Web Mail (IMAP)
||Squirrel Mail, Horde and RoundCube
|MySQL Data bases (needed for WordPress, Joomla, Calendars etc)||5.6.35||2||10|
|Process time limit (PHP)
|User Memory limit||16GB||No limit||
|Add-on domains & Sub-domains
|Parked Domains (Alias)
|Full Statistics (Awstats)
|Free Secure available (https)||Comodo/ CPanel||Optional||Optional|
|Site backups to server disk||Monthly||Yes||Yes|
|Off site backups||Original files backed up||Yes||Yes|
|Additional off-site backup of Joomla sites to Drop Box||Weekly/ monthly||Yes||Yes|
|Firewall Config-Server csf
|Installatron Auto Installation/upgrade of Joomla, WordPress & many more||Yes||Yes|
|Free updates of Joomla * (Automatic for minor updates)
|Upgrade of back-end Editor to JCE Bundle in Joomla||Yes||Yes|
|Price per year
* Updates free if the original web site was designed by Cobourg Internet.
Most Businesses will want the Prime plan but lower traffic sites can use the Standard plan. An Elite plan with 120GB bandwidth is also available at $276 per year.
Multiple Backups protect against hackers, human errors made on site files, disk/server failure.
Note that sites may not be used to store files not required for the site. Use Drop Box, Google Drive or SkyDrive or similar for that purpose.
All prices in Canadian dollars.
All sites have email accounts and these are protected against spam and viruses by Mail Scanner for no extra charge. If an email is borderline, the email will be labelled as such so you can see if you want it or not. Full details are provided here.
Setup of email and help with configuring is provided at no charge for customers who have used Cobourg Internet for design services. If you are a Hosting only client, then normal rates apply.
Using this email service for mailing lists is not permitted - use Mail Chimp or Constant Contact or similar service. Outgoing mail is limited to 250 emails per hour per domain. Any user found to be sending spam will have their account terminated. All email must be authenticated and support SPF and DKIM.
You can set up your own domain or if you like we can register it for you. Domains with .ca, .com, .org or .net suffixes are $20.00 per year. Others are available on request.
If we arrange your domain, we will make sure it gets renewed on time and all the time required to manage the domain is included in cost. We supply domains only to customers who also buy hosting.
You should expect any web site and host to be up 99.9% of the time. There's a full discussion of Internet reliability here (bottom of page)