Web Hosting – USA

US Web Hosting

Fastdot’s US hosting provides rock-solid cPanel Web Hosting to American and Canadian businesses, all backed by our famous 99.9% uptime guarantee and Cloud Hosting backbone.

Fastdot’s US Hosting is strategically located to offer unparalleled speed and performance for USA and Canadian audiences at an extremely low cost. This is why so many businesses and individuals alike choose Fastdot to host their websites, blogs and applications.

The world’s most popular apps are supported by Fastdot’s US Hosting, including WordPress, Magento, OpenCart, Joomla and Drupal, allowing you to get up and running in a snap.

cPanel Cloud Hosting

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Fastdot’s cPanel Cloud Hosting solutions combine performance, security and reliability with the world-leading cPanel Control Panel to provide an unmatched hosting experience, whether you’re an SMB, designer or entrepreneur.

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Web Hosting UK

Web Hosting UK

Fastdot’s Web Hosting UK offers industry-standard cPanel Web Hosting for thriving UK small business, all backed by a 99.9% uptime guarantee and solid UK cloud hosting.

We combine performance, reliability and security to provide you with the ultimate UK web hosting experience, whether you’re an entrepreneur, SMB, designer or prime-time blogger.

Lots of apps like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, OpenCart, Magento and phpBB are available in our Web Hosting UK packages, ready to be installed so you can get up and running straight away.

Contao Hosting

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Contao (formerly known as TYPOlight) is an open source content management system (CMS) for people who want a professional internet presence that is easy to maintain.

The state-of-the-art structure of the system offers a high security standard and allows you to develop search engine friendly websites that are also accessible for people with disabilities. Furthermore, the system can be expanded flexibly and inexpensively. Easy management of user rights, the Live Update Service, the modern CSS framework and many already integrated modules (news, calendar, forms, etc.) have quickly made Contao one of the most popular open source content management systems on the market.

100% Compatible Contao Hosting

Fastdot supports all the Contao recommended hosting requirements:

  • Apache 2+
  • PHP 5.3 +
  • MySQL 5+
  • Optimized PHP Memory Limit

Why Contao Hosting from Fastdot?

Contao has an intuitive user interface that uses Ajax and Web 2.0 technologies for optimal usability. Multiple back end languages and themes, a powerful permission system, versioning and undo management, advanced search and sorting options or the Live Update Service are just a few of many features that make Contao stand out from other CMS. The Contao front end is 100% template based and generates accessible XHTML strict output that meets the W3C/WAI requirements. Search engine friendly URLs, GZip support, a PDF export function, multi-language support and many more allow you to build contemporary websites without being a programmer.

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  • Accessible front and back end
  • Advanced editing features
  • Powerful site structure
  • Built-in news/blog module
  • Ajax and PHP 5
  • Easy live update

Concrete5 Hosting

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Introducing Concrete5 Hosting from Fastdot, “A simple and powerful content management system” that can transform the way you do websites. With a mind for site-editors, developers and designers, Concrete5 can cater to a wider audience.

Why Concrete5 Hosting?

Concrete5 has proved to be a well-rounded CMS, working for just about anyone. So if you’re a site editor, website developer or designer, it’ll be sure to suit your requirements:

  • Site Editors – When your website is built with Concrete5, you easily change content from anywhere in the world.
  • Web Developers – Concrete5 is a free open source content management system written in PHP.
  • Web Designers – Templating Concrete5 is a breeze. With a few lines of code your designs will be editable in minutes.

What can I build with Concrete5?

Concrete5 allows you to build for any audience; whether you’re creating for a large-scale enterprise, small business, individual or personal portfolio, Concrete5 is the perfect choice:

  • Online magazines and newspapers.
  • eCommerce sites.
  • Extranets and Intranets.
  • Government web sites.
  • Small business web sites.
  • Non-profit and organization web sites.
  • … and more!

How does Concrete5 Compare to other CMS’?

We asked the same question, how does Concrete5 stack up against the other popular Content Management Systems. From their website, Concrete5 mentions:

Building and running a website are two very different challenges. Certainly, one person may wear both hats, but the process of launching a great website is far different from running a great website over time. concrete5 lets you do both: build and run great websites. Most other content management systems are built for one side of the equation or the other.

Many CMS’s were designed by developers, for developers. Building and maintaining a site with them can be pretty complex and intimidating for someone who can’t program computers. The end editing experience works, but to make even basic content changes you’re typically working with long web forms in a “back-end.” Adding new functionality is something you’ll need some technical know-how to pull off. Imagine having to call a consultant every time you wanted to write a new Word document. How useful is that to your business?

Conversely, there’s a number of solutions that are geared for the DIY market. Typically starting as a blog, these sites get added to and added to over time until they fall apart. Imagine being told your document was always going to have a cover page, a table of contents, and an index – no matter how simple you wanted it to be. Sure it’s great you can get started quickly, but if you want to do much more than what these systems were designed for like using a hammer to drive screws.

With concrete5, you get the best of both worlds. Anyone can start making their own website in seconds, and the editing experience is easy; just click on what you want to change. Developers still get a flexible and robust framework for building sophisticated web applications. With concrete5, however, site owners will be able to make changes and additions on their own, for years to come.

100% Concrete5 Compatability

Fastdot supports all the Concrete5 server requirements, and more! We’ve even increased the memory limit to deliver optimal Concrete5 performance!

  • PHP 5.2.4 or greater (PHP >= 5.3 recommended)
  • PHP Modules: CURL, zip, mcrypt, openssl, GD (with freetype), mysql, mbstring, iconv (iconv needed for Zend Locale)
  • PHP settings (primarily for file uploads) post_max_upload_filesize = 20, post_max_size = 20, php memory limit to 64 (More may be needed for memory intensive operations, such as upgrading.)
  • PHP Safe Mode Off
  • MySQL 5.x or higher.
  • Apache/IIS (Apache recommended)

Message from Concrete5 Regarding Budget Providers

Concrete5 warns that budget providers may be less beneficial for your Concrete5 website:

Budget Webhosting is great, but it’s also a race to the bottom. Those companies have to keep their VC masters happy in what is quickly becoming a commodity market, so something has to give. What we find typically gives is the quality of service. Sure you may have found a sweet deal on unlimited bandwidth for a buck twenty per month, but your site is on a server with four thousand other sites and MySQL is crying under the load. concrete5 is always going to bring a lot more overhead to your website than just a static webpage would have. If your budget webhost offers concrete5 and it works well, more power to you. If your site seems slow, chances are there’s not much we can do beyond suggest you get on a server that isn’t over sold.

Get started with premium Concrete5 Hosting

Concrete5 is easy to deploy with Installatron, our 1-Click Script Installer:

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MediaWiki Hosting

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MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. This means you can run a full-scale, feature-rich Wiki on your Fastdot Web Hosting, at no extra cost.

100% Compatible MediaWiki Hosting

Fastdot offers 100% compatible MediaWiki Hosting with free installation via Installatron:

  • PHP 5.3.2 +
  • Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (v4.0+), Session, Standard PHP Library
  • Apache 2+
  • MySQL 5+
  • GD & Sendmail Support

MediaWiki Hosting Features

  • Look and feel: MediaWiki’s user interface is customizable through the use of skins.
  • Keeping track of edits: With MediaWiki, it’s easy to revert an entry to a previous state. MediaWiki keeps track of all edits.
  • Structures and syntax: A full set of commands are supported which enable elements such as sortable tables to be embedded into entries.
  • Spam and vandalism: Prevent link spamming, and other forms of abusive editing.
  • Discussions: Each user (including every anonymous user) and every article has an associated page where messages can be posted.
  • Permissions and user groups: Multiple user groups and editing permissions for each are supported.
  • Search: Full search capabilities and numerous special report pages are available.
  • Multimedia and extensions: Multimedia files can be uploaded and attached to wiki entries.

Get Started with MediaWiki Hosting Today

MediaWiki can be installed instantly and for free using Installatron, our 1-Click script installer:

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PmWiki Hosting

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PMWiki Hosting from Fastdot delivers a performance-enhanced, easy-to-install wiki straight to your website.

PmWiki is a wiki-based system for collaborative creation and maintenance of websites. PmWiki is a leader in the Wiki landscape, with thousands of active users around the world. PmWiki is designed to be easy to install and customize as an engine for creating professional web sites with one to any number of content authors. The software focuses on ease-of-use, so people with little IT or wiki experience will be able to put it to use. PmWiki is also designed to be extensible and customizable.

PmWiki Hosting Features

PmWiki has a slew of great features, comparable to other easy-to-use Wiki systems. From their website, PmWiki boasts:

  • Custom look-and-feel: A site administrator can quickly change the appearance and functions of a PmWiki site by using different skins and HTML templates. If you can’t find an appropriate skin already made, you can easily modify one or create your own.
  • Access control: PmWiki password protection can be applied to an entire site, to groups of pages, or to individual pages. Password protection controls who can read pages, edit pages, and upload attachments. PmWiki’s access control system is completely self-contained, but it can also work in conjunction with existing password databases, such as .htaccess, LDAP servers, and MySQL databases.
  • Customization and plugin architecture: One principle of the PmWikiPhilosophy is to only include essential features in the core engine, but make it easy for administrators to customize and add new markup. Hundreds of features are already available by using extensions (called “recipes”) that are available from the PmWiki Cookbook.

100% Compatible PmWiki Hosting

Fastdot’s supercharged cPanel infrastructure is 100% compatible with PmWiki Hosting:

  • PHP 4.3 or later
  • Apache 2+
  • Write permissions for the webserver user account in the PmWiki tree (required for off-line editing only)
  • No file type extension restrictions on the webserver

Free PmWiki Installation

Get started with PmWiki today with free 1-Click Installation via Installatron:

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vTiger Hosting

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Supported by a vibrant community of tens of thousands of businesses, hundreds of thousands of users, and countless developers and partners that help shape its direction, it’s no wonder that today Vtiger CRM is considered the most powerful open source CRM solution available, having seen more than 3 million downloads to date.

Trust Fastdot for enterprise vTiger Hosting. With a 99.9% Uptime Gaurantee and Free vTiger Installation, you’ll be up and running with a secure, powerful vTiger installation in no time.

100% Compatible vTiger Hosting

Fastdot’s secure hosting environment is 100% compatible with vTiger CRM:

  • PHP 5+ with GD, IMAP, Zlib, OpenSSL & Curl
  • Apache 2+
  • MySQL 5+
  • Optimised Memory Limit for Performance

Why vTiger Hosting?

Our vTiger Web Hosting provides SMB’s with full control over their data; in addition to this, you have the ability to use all the other features our cPanel Web Hosting has to offer.

  • End to end sales cycle management from campaigns, leads, potentials, quotes, invoices..
  • Support automation using a customer portal and support tickets
  • Data import & export via CSV files, web-to-lead forms, reports & customizable user dashboards
  • Role based access control
  • Mobile applications
  • Workflows, tasks, and project management
  • Outlook, Thunderbird, Firefox, & Gmail plugins
  • Extensions marketplace for additional plugins

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Free vTiger Installation

Join over 10,000 businesses that use vTiger CRM to get organized, grow sales, boost marketing ROI, and deliver delightful customer experiences.

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SilverStripe Hosting

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SilverStripe Hosting at its finest. Experience SilverStripe today on Fastdot’s blazing fast cPanel infrastructure.

SilverStripe CMS is an open source web content management system used by governments, businesses, and non-profit organisations around the world. It is a power tool for professional web development teams, and web content authors rave about how easy it is to use.

Why SilverStripe Hosting?

SilverStripe has been a stable and well-build product from the get-go, as mentioned on the official SilverStripe website:

As a platform, SilverStripe CMS is used to build websites, intranets, and web applications. The modern architecture of SilverStripe CMS allows organisations to keep pace with innovation on the web. SilverStripe CMS enables websites and applications to contain stunning design, great content, and compelling interactive and social functions.

Besides a powerful and intuitive content authoring application, SilverStripe CMS contains a powerful PHP5-based programming framework. The SilverStripe Framework brings immense flexibility and ease in customising your site and provides fundamentals such as security models, workflow, caching, and multiple language and subsite support.

100% SilverStripe Compatibility

Fastdot’s supercharged cPanel infrastructure is proud to be 100% compatible with SilverStripe hosting.

  • MySQL 5.0+
  • Safe Mode Disabled
  • PHP 5.3.2+
  • Magic Quotes Disabled
  • Generous Memory Limit
  • Apache 2.0+ with mod_rewrite and “AllowOverride All” set

Free SilverStripe Themes

SilverStripe offers many free themes that you can download to customise the look and feel of your SilverStripe website.

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Themes are readily available through the SilverStripe theme marketplace.

How to install SilverStripe

SilverStripe CMS can be installed in a matter of minutes, using our 1-Click Script Installer, Installatron:

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Domain Names FAQ

Need help? We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions for your reference.

  1. What is a domain name?

    A domain name is a human-readable “address” on the Internet. Domain names usually have extensions, like .com, .net, or .org, e.g. example.com. Fun Fact: The most expensive internet domain name was sold for $13 million.

  2. How do I register a domain?

    Registering a domain name is easy. First, you will need to check if your domain is available, which can be done using the domain checker above. Once you have confirmed that your domain is available, you can register it by simply following the prompts.

  3. Can I move my domain to Fastdot?

    Yes, of course! Moving your domain to Fastdot is quick and easy. Simply follow the instructions on our Domain Transfer page to get started.

  4. How do I transfer a domain?

    Transferring your domain can be done in a few simple steps. If you would like to transfer your domain to Fastdot, please see our Domain Transfer page. We even have a step-by-step tutorial that you can follow.

  5. Will there be any downtime when I transfer my domain?

    When transferring your domain to Fastdot, your nameservers will stay the same to ensure no downtime is caused.

  6. How do I find my current domain registrar?

    You can find your current domain name registrar by performing a WHOIS search, as described below:

    1. Go to whois.sc (external link)
    2. In the first text field, enter your domain name and click the orange magnifying glass
    3. Next, select the Registration tab
    4. In the Registration Tab, next to ICANN Registrar, you will find your current domain registrar’s name.
  7. What is an EPP Code / Domain Password?

    Your EPP code (aka Domain Password) is a password that is attached to your domain. This password is required to transfer the domain to another provider (e.g. Fastdot).

  8. Where do I find my EPP Code?

    Find EPP Code for Generic TLD’s (.com, .net, .org .. )

    You will need to contact your current domain registrar to obtain your EPP code. You can find your current domain name registrar by performing a WHOIS search, as described below:

    1. Go to whois.sc (external link)
    2. In the first text field, enter your domain name and click the orange magnifying glass
    3. Next, select the Registration tab
    4. In the Registration Tab, next to ICANN Registrar, you will find your current domain registrar’s name.

    Once you have located your current domain name registrar, simply contact them to retrieve your domains EPP code / domain password; here’s an example email for your convenience:

    Hi,
    
    I'd like to retrieve my domain password / EPP code for mydomain.com, can you please provide this?
    
    Thank you. 
    

     

    Find EPP Code for Australian gTLD (.com.au, .net.au, .org.au ..)

    If you are an owner of an Australian gTLD, such as a .com.au, .net.au, .org.au or id.au, you can use self-service website to provide your domains EPP code. Simply follow the instructions below to get started:

    1. Firstly, ensure that your domain has domain privacy disabled, and the email address attached to your domain is active. This is where your domains EPP code will be sent.
    2. Go to http://admin.auda.org.au/password_recovery/blank_recover_password.faces (external link)
    3. Enter your domain name (without the www) in the first text field
    4. In the second text field, enter the verification word that is shown above the field.
    5. Next, select the Query button
    6. You should now see a few things in front of you, such as Registrar of Record, Name, and email address. Ensure that you have access to the email address shown, as this is where your domains EPP code will be sent.
    7. Select the Email button
    8. Your domains EPP code will arrive via email shortly