Server Hosting  Features

   6Star.net has many features other than just the awesome list of software and hosting services listed in the table below.  We provide everything you will ever need to get your online business started and to help your business continue to grow.  Also, every account comes with Pre-installed Ready-to-Run Programs.

   The Plan Comparison Table lists each Hosting Plan with every server hosting feature.  It is a quick reference for each of our plans so that you can compare them side-by-side.  The price of each plan is listed at the bottom of this table (bottom of this page).

   We also have many other Services and Features (not listed here) which may be found in the Promote Your SiteWeb Tools, Tips & Tricks, Merchant Services, Tech Support and Web Design areas, such as:

  • Free Merchant Accounts to process charge cards
  • Top Search Engine placement for massive traffic
  • Tips and tricks on how to build a good web site
  • Site Monster - to build your web site automatically
  • Web tools to help you program your site
  • Copy and paste JavaScript and HTML code
  • Programming tips and tricks
  • Online Marketing tips and tricks
  • Various web site utility software
  • Complete "Turn-Key" Web Design services
  • And much, much more

Should I choose a Unix or Windows server?

   As a general rule of thumb, we recommend choosing Unix due to the many advantages it offers for web hosting.  Our Instant Setup Control Panel will allow you to setup anything you want on your web site without having to wait for someone to do it for you.  Also, we preinstall a few dozen programs into your web site that are ready to run.  Unix provides many other features and has a lower cost.

   However, Windows NT is required if you plan to do ASP programming, run a Microsoft Access database or a Microsoft SQL database.  Basically, Microsoft isn't compatible with anything but Microsoft, with the exception of Front Page extensions which are available on every type of account we offer.  You will see the differences between the two as you compare the list of features below.  We try to provide every Unix server feature that we can, but some things just can not be integrated with the NT servers.

   Below is a list of our hosting plans and features.  We have tried to incorporate every feature that technology has to offer into each plan.  However, Unix and Windows NT have a few differences, such as the type of SQL server software, email system, etc.





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Our List of Hosting Features
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Account Features

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

Bandwidth Allowed Per Month
(You may purchase extra bandwidth at $5/GB)
5 GB 10 GB 5 GB 10 GB
Disk Storage (you may add an extra 1000 megs of storage space for $9.95/month) 500 MB 1500 MB 50 MB 1500 MB
Domain Registration - $15 for first year, $10 for additional years (up to 10 years max)
Static IP Address
Private Nameservers (resellers) (Use ns/ns2.yourdomain.com
instead of ns/ns2.6star.net)
$25/mo. $25/mo. $25/mo. $25/mo.
SiteMonster Software (Automatically creates your web site for you)
Instant Setup Monster Control Panel  1-4 hours 1-4 hours

Email Features
WMail (Unix), IMail (Windows)

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

POP3 E-mail Accounts (configured in real-time) Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
E-mail Aliases (Forwards)

Unlimited

Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
E-mail Autoresponders Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
PGP Email encryption
Mailing Lists (basic and automatic subscribe/unsubscribe lists) Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Major Domo mailing lists   Unlimited    
Personal POP3 & SMTP Mail Servers
Web Browser access to Email accounts
SendMail (Unix)
ASP QMail (Windows)

Technical Support

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

"True" Toll Free Technical Support
24 x 7 (ALL holidays included)
Platinum Level Email Technical Support
Platinum Level Instant Account Setup 1-4 hours 1-4 hours
Monster Chat Tech Support
Online Manual for everything
Ticket Monster and complete support site
99.9% Uptime Guaranteed
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Personal Representative    

E-Commerce

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

Boutique Shopping Cart system    
Let's Take An Order Shopping Suite    
Free Merchant Account,
NO Application or Setup fees
(Save $595)
Miva Merchant commercial shopping cart system ($495 value) See note  
Miva Order shopping cart  
CyberCash  
Secure Server (SSL) transaction encryption
SSH - Secure Shell    
Server Side Includes (SSI)
Password Protected Directories
PHP with GD support  
Microsoft Transaction server      

Chat Room Software

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

JAVA Chat Room    
Volcano Chat Deluxe  

Additional Software

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

Pre-installed CGI-Scripts 30 30    
SiteMonster Software (Automatically creates
your web site for you)
FrontPage 2002 Extensions
(Enhanced Support)
Real Audio & Real Video
8.0/G2 Full Streaming Servers
   
Web Based Control Panel    
MIVA Empresa Engine  
Support for Vream (Virtual Reality Authority Software), Voxware, Vivo Active, Midi and IPIX
Support for Sizzler, Fractal, FutureSplash, Infinop's Wavelet Image Compression
Support for VocalTec Internet Phone, TrueSpeech Digital Audio, VRML, Macromedia's Shockwave    
Wireless Application Protocol Ready (WAP)    

Online Data Bases

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

MySQL Databases unlimited unlimited    
Microsoft SQL Database      
Microsoft Access / FoxPro    

Advanced Features

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

CGI Bin (full access-no script approval!) Requires
approval
Requires
approval
Pre-installed CGI-Scripts 30 30    
Subwebs - such as
Foobar.YourDomain.com
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Custom MIME Types
Unix Shells: bash, csh, tsh    
Perl, C, C++, Java JDK, Python & TCL Compilers     
Active State Perl      
Emacs    
Pine, vi, elm, Joe, Pico & Cron Tab, htaccess    
Major Domo mailing lists   Unlimited    
Cold Fusion      
Custom Error Documents    
Server Side Includes (SSI)
PHP with GD support  
Windows Media Services      

Website Management

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

FTP Access / # of accounts 1 10 1 10
Anonymous FTP directory    
Telnet Access / # of accounts 2    
Bandwidth Consumption Meter      
Disk Usage Meter      

Website Monitoring

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

Tape Backups of your web site Daily Daily Daily Daily
Site listed with all Search Engines  
Downloadable Raw Access Logs
Graphical Referrer Logs $4/mo.  $4/mo.
Wusage 7.0 Graphical Statistics    
Media House LiveStats    

Microsoft Development Software
(Windows NT servers Only)

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

Microsoft NetShow      
Microsoft FrontPage Subwebs  Unlimited  Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Microsoft Office 2000 Extensions    
Microsoft Index Server      
DrumBeat 2000    
ASP (Microsoft Active Server Pages)    
ASP components from
ServerObjects.com
& software artisans
     

Hardware and Network

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

Server Hardware Dual
1.8 Ghz Pentium
Dual
1.8 Ghz Pentium
Dual
1.8 Ghz Pentium
Dual
1.8 Ghz Pentium
Server Operating System Red Hat Linux (Unix) Red Hat Linux (Unix) W2K 
(Microsoft)
W2K 
(Microsoft)
Server Software Apache Apache IIS 5.0  IIS 5.0 
Network Connectivity Multiple
Homed
OC3,
OC12
Multiple
Homed
OC3,
OC12
Multiple
Homed
OC3,
OC12
Multiple
Homed
OC3,
OC12
Uninterruptible power with UPS and 235 KW backup generator

Payment Terms

Gold
Unix

Platinum
Unix

Gold
Windows

Platinum
Windows

  One-time Setup Fee  $50 
$25
 $50 
$25
 $50 
$25
 $50 
$25
  Monthly  $23.95 
$11.95
 $43.95 
$21.95
 $43.95 
$21.95
 $59.95 
$29.95
  Quarterly (prepay 3 months)  $21.95 
$10.95
 $39.95 
$19.95
 $39.95 
$19.95
 $55.95 
$27.95
  Annually (prepay 12 months) FREE GIFT  $19.95 
$9.95
 $35.95 
$17.95
 $35.95 
$17.95
 $51.95 
$25.95


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