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Account Features

Bandwidth / Transfer / Hits
You have a generous bandwidth allowance on your hosting package. Any outbound traffic from your web site is considered data transfer. FTP uploads do not count as data transfer. Each time a html file, graphic file or any other element on your web page is loaded, data transfer is generated.

Disk Storage
Disk storage refers to the amount of server disk storage your account is allocated. This space is used to store your html files, graphics, audio/video files and all other files that make up your web site. Your POP3 emails are not stored in this space. You are allotted an extra 10 MB of space for your mail spool. Should you require additional space for your content you will need to upgrade your account to the next package or make special arrangements for more space.

Number of Domains Per Server
We do not overload our web servers. We bind a maximum of 1 class C (256) of Ips to each machine. This ensures that your web site loads fast and is always available to your visitors.

Static IP Address
Every hosting account is configured with a shared IP address, but can be configured with a static IP address for a nominal fee. This means that you are given a unique set of numbers ( specifically assigned to your web space. This allows you to access your web site via a web browser or development tool regardless of the status of your domain name. Having your own IP address also gives you the opportunity of publishing your web site to your new web space before actually transferring your domain name to our DNS.

Instant Setup
Your account will be setup within 3 minutes of placing your order online. This service is available 24 hours a day 7 days week.

SiteMonster Software
Need a free, custom site design? Use our exclusive SiteMonster software to make as many custom web sites as you need.

Estimated Maximum Total Web Pages
Estimated Maximum Total Web Pages" is Transmutagen's estimate for the maximum upper threshold that this account is designed for. While it is possible to host additional web pages within your space it may slow the performance of your web site and cause it to load and operate slower than we would like.

Estimated Maximum Web Site Hits/Month
Estimated Maximum Web Site Hits/Month" is Transmutagen's estimate for the maximum upper threshold of site hits that this account is designed for. Keep in mind that each unique user to your site is considered 1 hit and each time that user its another web page that is considered an additional hit. While it is possible to take on additional web site hits within your space it may slow the performance of your web site and cause it to load and operate slower than we would like.

Estimated Maximum Company Employees Using Site
Estimated Maximum Company Employees Using Site is Transmutagen's estimate for the maximum upper threshold of employees that this account is designed for. While your company may have more associates or employees using this web site account for email and for communication purposes, it may slow the performance of your web site and cause it to load and operate slower than we would like.

Domain Access With & Without "www"
For your convenience, all our web servers are configured to recognize your web address with and without the "www." portion. Therefore, for example, both: and will pull up your website.

International Domain Names Hosted
If you already own an international domain name and wish to use it with our hosting service, you can transfer the domain for FREE. We can host ANY domain name extension from ANY country in the world.

Forced Ads (banners, popups)
We do not place forced advertisement in the form of banners, links, popups with your web hosting account. In addition, we do not place forced advertisement in email messages sent through our webmail system.

Email Features

Email Accounts
Each of our shared hosting packages comes with unlimited POP3 email accounts in addition to email forwards and aliases. You have the option to retrieve email directly from POP3 mailboxes on the mail server using an email program such as Eudora, Outlook or Outlook Express.

Email Aliases / Forwards
Using Email Aliases or forwarders gives you the ability to receive any email at * Specific email addresses that you want to forward out of your domain to another email account can be accomplished through MonsterControls or by editing your .redirect file within your /home directory. For example you may want to forward all email addressed to to an AOL account such as or another POP3 account on your domain The best part about using aliases or forwards is that the person emailing you never knows the mail is being redirected.

Email Autoresponders
An autoresponder is a pre-determined message with information you want automatically sent to anyone who emails a designated email address/mailbox at your domain.

PGP is a program that adds privacy to your electronic mail that you send through our network. It encrypts your mail so that nobody but the intended person can read it. When encrypted, the message looks like a meaningless jumble of random characters. PGP has proven itself quite capable of resisting even the most sophisticated forms of analysis aimed at reading the encrypted text.

Mail Lists
You can create multiple mail lists based on your customer's interests. You provide customers an email address they can send an email to and be added to your personalized mailing list. As soon as customers sign on they are sent a friendly welcome message. This is a great way to cost effectively communicate with your customers through monthly newsletters, sales updates or just a friendly hello. Each list can hold 1000 names and a 75kb message can be emailed to all the lists you create.

Personal SMTP Server
You have a personal SMTP mail server on each domain you host with Transmutagen. This mail server enables you to send mail out through your domain at

Technical Support

99.9% Uptime Guarantee
We guarantee that 99.9% of the time that your web site will be accessible via IP address to the world. The IP address is the numerical value equivalent to If your web site is not online 99.9% of the time we will refund the percentage of your monthly hosting fees equal to the downtime.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with Transmutagen's services we will gladly refund all monthly fees you have paid if you cancel within the first 30 days of signup.

Detailed Online Billing and Support
View your past and current invoices, payments, account history and services online 24 hours a day. You can also use the online system to submit and review the status of Technical support trouble tickets.

Online Support Library
A complete website library with FAQs and a searchable database to help resolve any problems or questions that may arise.

Additional Software

FrontPage 2002
The Microsoft FrontPage 2002 web site creation and management tool gives users everything you need to easily create and manage great web sites. You are required to own and install the FrontPage 98 or 2000 software and on your home system.

Real Audio / Video 8.0
We provide full support for RealMedia technology from RealNetworks to stream audio and video from your web site. Streaming allows your users to see or hear your multimedia files without having to download them to their local PCs first.

Web Based Control Panel (MonsterControls)
This is our exclusive web administration system which allows you to perform all aspects of your web site administration. You can add/edit your email redirects and forwards, setup and manage your mailing lists and autoresponders, password protect directories and manage the username/password combinations, download your raw access-logs, manage your site with SiteManager (create, edit and upload files to your web space). You can also change read, write or executable permissions on any of the files or directory in your web site plus much more. You can test the control panel at (username=test - password=test)

Miva Empresa
Enables your server with XML based Miva Script, commerce processing and database. Miva Script applications running under Miva Empresa execute in a sandboxed data and runtime environment. Special virtual domain and shared server features let busy site administrators create per user and per domain runtime environments.

Secure Server (SSL)
All shared hosting accounts are provided with secure server access. Any sensitive information such as credit card information that can be encrypted before transmission through a web browser. SSL will light up the key in your customer's browser, greatly increasing customer trust when buying from your site.

SSH - Secure Shell
The industry standard for encrypting terminal connections and file transfer over the Internet.

Server Side Includes (SSI)
Lets you embed CGI scripts into your web pages. The scripts will execute automatically when the web page is opened.

Password Protected Pages
Protect directories within your web site so that only approved username and password combinations gain access.

A server-side, cross-platform, HTML embedded scripting language.

mSQL / mySQL Databases
A database is a structured collection of data. It may be anything from a simple shopping list to a picture gallery or the vast amounts of information in a corporate network. To add, access and process data stored in a computer database, you need a database management system such as mSQL/mySQL. Since computers are very good at handling large amounts of data, database management plays a central role in computing, as stand-alone utilities or as parts of other applications.

Support for Plugins
Support for Vream (Virtual Reality Authority Software), Voxware, Vivo Active, Midi and IPIX, Sizzler, Fractal, FutureSplash, Infinop's Wavelet Image Compression, VocalTec Internet Phone, TrueSpeech Digital Audio, VRML, Macromedia's Shockwave.

Wireless Application Protocol Ready (WAP)
Allow your clients and potential customers to view your web site on cellular phones, pages and other wireless devices with Internet access.

Advanced Features

Redundant DNS Servers
Transmutagen takes pride in its rock-solid DNS structure. We are the only hosting company to house our DNS servers on diverse network segments ensuring that DoS and hacker attacks never damage, slow down or interrupt our DNS. We even cluster and cache our DNS so that even during network spikes and peak performance usage our DNS is responding with lightning fast times.

Directory setup with special permissions to auto-execute user-defined scripts. CGI is used to accomplish tasks which are not supported by basic HTML such as a hit counter or guest book. You may use this directory to execute any cgi-script you write or ones that are already pre-written for you. The directory is specially designed for scripts that end in *.pl as scripts that end in .cgi will execute from any directory within your web space.

Pre-Installed CGI-scripts
We offer several pre-written scripts available free for your use. These include hit counters, a shopping cart system, guest book, bulletin board system, visitor links page, random quote displayer, and much more. Click here for a complete list - Script Details

Unix Shells: bash, csh, tcsh
Each shared server has 3 different shells available letting you choose which you are most comfortable scripting in.

Perl 5.6.1, C, C++, java jdk 1.4, Python 1.5.2 and Python 2.1.1 & TCL 8.3 Compilers
Various types of scripting languages / shells that are installed on all Transmutagen machines.

An extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor that is used in a UNIX shell.

Pine, vi, elm, Joe, Pico & Cron Tab and .htaccess
Pine is an easy to use UNIX shell-based email client that organizes your emails complete with address book, sent items and inbox. VI, JOE and PICO are text editors that lets you create and edit files within telnet. ELM is very simple email program that lets you just send and receive emails from within your telnet shell. CRON TAB is similar to an alarm clock, it executes set commands at user-defined times. .HTACCESS lets you setup password protected directories within your web site.

This is a very flexible tool for interacting with your customers or clients. In simple terms it's an interactive style newsletter that allows all subscribers to distribute information. There are many configurable features including automatic subscribe and unsubscribe and much more. When one user emails the Majordomo listserver that email is sent out to everyone on the list to read.

Custom Error Documents
By placing a file in your main directory called missing.html, you will be able to provide a customized page to any viewer that requests a file with their browser that does not exist on your domain.

Disk Usage Meter
Lets you view real-time statistics on how many MB of disk storage your web site is utilizing. Also breaks down usage to file, directory or entire web site.

Bandwidth Consumption Meter
Lets you view real-time statistics on how many GB of bandwidth your web site is utilizing. Will also show you projections for the week and month.

Ability to Add FakeIP's
Your Transmutagen web site will have the ability to addon FakeIPs to your main hosting account. This will enable you to instantly create "sub-sites" so you can organize the various areas of your web site. ie. can pull information you have stored in


Website Management

File Transfer Protocol or the method used to "upload" your web site files to storage space on our network. You have unlimited access to your domain via FTP 24 hours a day to setup, change and manipulate your web site. Transmutagen's network is compatible with any FTP client you choose to use.

Anonymous FTP
Capability of setting up a public area where anonymous users can upload and download files from your web server.

Telnet is a telecommunications software utility which allows you to become a user on a remote computer. Once you access the remote terminal, you can use it for its intended purposes. Unlike FTP, the telnet utility does not allow you to transfer and save files to your own computer.

Website Monitoring

Raw Access Logs
These are the text logs showing every hit to your site and what the user downloaded, accessed or viewed. For statistical analysis you can download these to compile on your local machine in programs like MediaHouse LiveStats or other site analysis programs.

Graphical Referrer Logs
This is an extended logging feature that documents where each visitor to your site came from. You will know if they found you through a search engine or a web site link. It will show you the search engines users queried and what keywords or sentences they typed in to find your web site. This is invaluable information when trying to determine if marketing campaigns are paying off.

Wusage 8.0
This is a very powerful tool for graphically tracking visitors to your site. It provides you statistics on how long visitors stay at your site, what pages they visited and the order in which they were visited. It also provides the most popular entry/exit pages, what browsers your visitors use, which countries your site is most popular in and with referrer logs activated it will graphically capture how the user found your web site. Wusage can be configured to run nightly or weekly.

Hardware and Network

Server Hardware
Each shared server is Intel Celeron 2.4GHz or faster with 512 MB + of RAM. Our servers are custom built to our needs and spare parts are kept in inventory in case of hardware failure. We keep 10 pre-built machines in inventory at all times ensuring that if the entire server fails we can swap the hard disk into another server and have it back online within 5-10 minutes.

Server Operating System
Each of our shared servers runs a custom version of Red Hat Linux with Apache Web Server 1.3.27.

Network Connectivity
Your web site will be hosted within our primary state-of-the-art data center - CDC-01 in Bedford, Texas. This site has fully redundant power, air-conditioning and fiber connectivity. CDC-01 has multiple DS3, OC3 and OC12 (more than 2600Mbits total) to the Internet each connecting thru OC-48 or OC-192 connections for fast and extremely reliable connectivity. It also has 10 backup T1 connections used in case of emergency fiber cuts.

Uninterruptible power with UPS and backup generator
Every server is connected to a 3000W Compaq UPS device and our data center power is backed by a 245,000W Diesel-powered generator ensuring that even during the longest power outages your web server remains online.

Dial-up, Windows, and Dedicated Server accounts are also available.
Contact webhost@ to discuss a custom plan that is right for your needs.

In addition, Transmutagen will give you %10 credit for each account you refer to us.
(credit only given for activated and paid accounts)


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