Hosting Features

Features

To find out more about some of the main features available with our hosting packages, select a feature below, or scroll down the page.

OneClick Scripts

Our extensive library of free and easy to install scripts are included in all of our ChurchHost packages. Many are also available in our cost-effective BasicHost package too.

Install any or all with a single click to enhance your web site. Some of the scripts available include:

  • Wordpress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • phpBB
  • Another title

 

For a complete list of all available scripts, please take a look at the full features list.

Control Panel ScreenshotControl Panel

It's easy to manage your hosting account with our intuitive web based Control Panel, enabling you to access and maintain every aspect of your site.

But don't just take our word for it, try it out for yourself by accessing our demo now:

» HYC Control Panel Demo

Please note that for security reasons the following features have been disabled:

  • File Manager
  • Scheduled Tasks
  • Free Web Resources

 

Control Panel Features

Your control panel gives you access to every great feature of your hosting package, including:

 

Webmail & Email

Your UltraHost hosting package is equipped with a wide range of flexible and comprehensive email facilities to help you communicate effectively.

WebmailMail Boxes

You can add unlimited mail boxes to your account. Mail boxes allow you to store email on our servers until you download it using an email client such as Outlook Express.

Email Forwarding

Email forwarding allows you to forward and email address @yourdomain.com to any email address you choose. You can forward each address to up to ten different addresses.

Catch-All Email Forwarding

Catch-All Email Forwarding allows you to forward ALL emails to yourdomain.com to any email address you choose.

Email Autoresponders

Email autoresponders allow email addresses on your account to automatically respond with a specific message. For example, if you're out of the office for a few days, your email account can automatically respond to emails to let people know.

Email Mailing Lists

Mailing lists allow visitors to your web site to fill in a simple form to subscribe or unsubscribe their email address. You can then send an email to all members of the list using our simple system.

Junk Mail Filtering

Our advanced junk mail filters use special filters to strip out junk mail before you receive it. You can set the level of the junk mail filters, from low to high, and can set an email address to receive all the junk mail so you can check it via the webmail, or you can choose to delete it straight away.

Webmail

We offer a very powerful and flexible WebMail systems to all our customers. Features include:

Folder Support
Create as many folders as you need to easily store and organise your mail.

Enhanced Calendar
This handy feature allows you to manage appointments (tasks) on a quarterly, annual, or daily basis.

Outlook-to-Webmail Sync
Microsoft Outlook can be synchronized with your Webmail account so that contacts and scheduler data can be shared between a desktop and Webmail client. If a user adds a new appointment (task) or contact while using Outlook or Webmail, the data will be automatically synchronised between the applications.

Enhanced Address Book
Webmail's enhanced address book functionality allows you to import and export contacts from/to CSV (comma separated values) file format. You can also sync your Webmail account with your existing address-books.

Spell Checker
Spell check your email before sending it using the built in spell checker with a new and updated language database.

Mailbox Sorting & Searching
Messages contained in your Inbox can be sorted by subject, date, or email address. You can search your mailbox for keywords, allowing quick and easy access to your stored email.

Rich HTML Messages
Create eye-catching emails using different fonts and colours or by embedding pictures and sounds. Why not add your company logo or a customised signature? You can easily attach files to your emails to send to friends, family or colleagues.

Email Filters
Create rules to move specific messages or block unwanted senders altogether.

Virus Scanning

» Find out more about our email virus scanning facility.

Site Tools

Your comprehensive Control Panel features a range of advanced features and tools to help you manage your site.

To try out some of these site tools, check out the Control Panel Demo.

File Manager

THe built in File Manager has a range of great features to help you manage your files and folders online, including editing, deleting, moving, copying and uploading files and creating and deleting folders.

Site Backup / Restore

Back up your web site to a single zip file with the Site Backup facility. If you need to restore your site for any reason, use the same zip file to restore the site to the previously backed up version.

Website Password Protection

Password protect a directory on your web site. You can also edit, add or delete users and passwords.

Sub Domains

Subdomains allow you to have new web addresses for different parts of your web site. For example, you could have store.yourwebsite.com and point this at your yourdomain.com/store/ directory. Or you could create subdomains for different users, allowing them to create their own mini web sites within the site as a whole.

Scheduled Tasks

Scheduled tasks enable programs to run automatically on the server. Programs can run hourly, daily, weekly or monthly.

SSH Server Access

SSH server access allows you to log in directly to the server hosting your web site. You can manipulate your web site using Linux commands. This is suitable for advanced users.

IP Address Blocking

Allows you to block certain IP addresses from visiting your web site.

Website Directory Auto-Indexing

Directory indexing allows you to either show the contents of your web directories as either file listings or a 403 forbidden error.

Ping, Trace & NS Lookup

Ping, trace or NS Lookup an IP address or hostname.

Raw WHOIS

View the full WHOIS output of a domain name

HTML Tidy

HTML tidy will try to tidy up the layout of an HTML page.

Javascript Generator

Javascripts are handy little tools to add to your web site to make it more interactive.

Site Submission

Site submission is included within the control panel, allowing you to submit your web site to the major search engines.

Free Resources

Every hosting package includes an array of free resources to help you manage, design and implement your web site.

Free Software

Over £300 Worth Of Free Software, including Link Evaluator, Site Submitter, Traffic Wizard, Password Manager and 12 other popular titles.

Hundreds Of Templates

There are hundreds of templates available to help you build your web site, including:

  • 50 Premium Templates (view examples)
  • 400 Basic Templates (view examples)
  • 100 Professional Templates (view examples)
  • 16 Macromedia Flash Templates (view examples)

Photos & Design Tools

You have access to a large library of images and design tools, including:

  • Over 22,000 Photos
  • Over 75,000 Web Art Images
  • Thousands of Clipart Images
  • Over 100 Company Logos
  • 50 Flash Banners
  • 100 Advert Banner Templates

Web Builder

Our easy to use Web Builder is included with all of our hosting packages, and allows you to create great feature packed web sites without any technical experience.

For more advanced dynamic and vibrant sites with that 'custom' professional look and more advanced features, including online shop, blog, forum and photo album you can add our Web Builder Plus to your hosting package.

Web Stats

OurChurchHost packages are packed with tools to help you analyse and improve the number of visitors to your site.

AWStats Graphical Statistics

AWStats is a powerful and fully featured tool to generate advanced graphical web server statistics.

Webalizer Graphical Statistics

Webalizer is a powerful and easily configurable web site statistics package that accesses and analyses the access log files that are automatically created for your website.

TraceWatch

TraceWatch real time web stats and traffic analysis lets you keep track of the visitors to your web site in real time, with detailed statistics and deep analysis using an intuitive web interface.

Google Sitemap Generator

As the largest and most well known search engine, having your site listed in Google is vital. Google employs a special tool called Google Sitemaps to generate a list of all the pages on your web site, allowing Google to ensure it finds all your web pages and files.

Creating a sitemap can be a complicated process, but we have provided a tool to allow you to generate a sitemap automatically from your control panel and submit it to Google. Just remember to re-generate and submit your sitemap each time you update your site.

Log File Download

Download your server access log as a zip file.

Graphical / Text Access Counter & Hits Logger In One

Add a plain text or graphical counter to your web site, plus get a full set of statistics for the page the counter is on.

Bandwidth Statistics

When someone visits your web site they use your bandwidth. Our bandwidth statistics provide you with graphs and data on the amount of bandwidth you have used.