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Concierge Assistance - Quickly get to grips with our custom account and website management system, with help from our friendly concierge team. We're here for calls and walkthroughs to get you up and running. We can even coordinate with your read on.old hosting company and design agency for you.
Free Website Migrations - If you're already hosting with another provider, our experienced team of migration specialists will move your website to our platform. It's completely free and all we need are the read on.login details to your old host.
Internal Account Migration - In the click of a button, you can quickly transfer a Domain Name or website under your management to another Vidahost account owner.
Free Website Backups - It doesn’t matter how large your sites are, we'll hold backups of all your files and databases, storing them for 30 days off-server.
Quick Self Restore - Access all your backups from the last 30 days from your control panel. Click a button to self restore a whole site backup, a single database backup, or individual files.
Ghost - The new gen open source blogging platform: add Ghost, to your hosting plan for just 2.99/mo.
WordPress - The world's most trusted and popular open source blogging platform. WordPress is a completely flexible and customisable content management system (CMS), with an easy-to-use admin panel.
OpenCart - An open source online shopping cart system, OpenCart is a robust and feature-rich eCommerce solution for your online shop.
Magento - The world's leading eCommerce application, Magento is a feature-rich and powerful solution used by many global businesses.
PrestaShop - An open source eCommerce app, PrestaShop supports a range of payment gateways, including PayPal and Google Checkout.
Drupal - An open source CMS, Drupal gives you endless choice and powerful features for building websites and apps
phpBB - Used by millions of people each day, phpBB is the most widely used open source internet forum system in the world.
Simple Machines Forum - A free internet forum application, Simple Machines Forum (SMF) gives you complete control over the layout of your message board.
osTicket - Simple, lightweight and very easy to set up, osTicket is a reliable customer support ticket system trusted by thousands of businesses.
MyBB - An intuitive platform for building and managing forums, MyBB is easy to use and highly customisable.
Joomla - An open source CMS for building websites and powerful online applications, Joomla is user friendly and mobile ready.
ExpressionEngine - A CMS for content-driven sites, ExpressionEngine has extensive addon potential, making it simple to add wikis, galleries and RSS feeds.
LimeSurvey - An online survey application, LimeSurvey (formerly PHPSurveyor) is great for simple survey development, publishing and management.
Modx - An award-winning CMS, MODx is a powerful and flexible application, used to build over 100,000 sites.
concrete5 - A CMS and website builder designed for ultimate simplicity, But, with a huge selection of addons to choose from, concrete5 doesn't skimp on features.
osCommerce - One of the most used eCommerce applications, osCommerce powers over 12,000 live stores and offers more than 7,000 free addons.
Zen Cart - Open source and user friendly, Zen Cart is an eCommerce shopping cart application with very customisable options and features.
Coppermine - A photo gallery application, Coppermine is easy to set up and rich in features for creating professional quality portfolios.
Vanilla Forums - An open source forum application and discussion framework, Vanilla Forums is active on over 800,000 sites.
SugarCRM - An open source customer relationship management (CRM) application, SugarCRM powers operations for over 1 million businesses and organisations worldwide.
Elgg - A robust open source social networking engine, Elgg gives you the foundations to build a full-featured social network.
DokuWiki - An open source wiki application, DokuWiki is fully customisable, extremely lightweight and easy to maintain.
CodeIgniter - A free PHP development framework, CodeIgniter has an elegant toolkit for creating full-featured web apps.
Vtiger - An open source CRM application, Vtiger offers a range of functions to deliver a premium customer experience.
Reliable Email Platform - For enhanced performance, reliability and security, email services are supplied by a physically separate cluster of servers.
Unlimited Mailboxes - Create as many individual mailboxes as you like – and you get unlimited space to store all your emails.
Spam Filtering - Built-in spam filtering tools keep your inbox spam free. You can use our suggested spam settings, or set your own preferences, thresholds and actions.
POP3 & IMAP Ready - Whether you prefer to use POP3 or IMAP to retrieve your mail – we have you covered. All our mail services are fully POP3 and IMAP ready, both with and without SSL encryption.
Webmail Clients - Access your email through your favourite webmail client. RoundCube and atmail are included as standard, with hundreds more compatible services to choose from.
Catch-All - Create a centralised mailbox to capture all email sent to your Domain Name. So you don't lose emails, even if they're sent to the wrong mailbox.
Out of Office - Quickly configure a customised auto-responder: set a unique subject, main body of text and a time period you'd like it to run for.
Email Account Forwarders - Quickly create forwarders to automatically forward mail received at one address to one or multiple other recipients.
Smartphone Ready - All our email services are fully compatible with smartphones, so you can access your email whenever and wherever you like.
Add a Site - Add a new website to your hosting plan in under 30 seconds. Just enter the Domain Name and choose your hosting type – we'll take care of the rest.
Full DNS Management - You're in complete control of your Domain Name – it's simple to create and manage A,TXT, SPF, SRV, AAAA, MX, NS and CNAME records.
Redirects - Create 301 and 302 redirects from one page to another, pointing visitors in the right direction. For advanced users, we support the full Apache mod_rewrite, so you can configure your .htaccess files freely.
Unlimited Domain Aliases - Create unlimited domain aliases to point additional Domain Names to an existing website and hosting account.
Private Nameserver Options - In addition to our standard vidacloud.co.uk nameservers, you can create and use whitelabel nameservers to hide your affiliation with us.
Website Preview - Enable and disable a preview of your website in just a click – perfect if you're migrating to us from another host, or if you want to develop a website before putting it live. Previews on the cloud are added as subdomains of a generic URL.
Wildcard Vhosts - Point all your subdomains to the same directory as your main domain (public_html) in the click of a button.
Domain Transfer Wizard - Enjoy hassle free domain transfers with our intuitive Domain Transfer Wizard. We'll guide you through every step of the move and keep you up to date on its progress with a real-time tracker.
Point Your Domain Elsewhere - You can configure your nameservers to point your Domain Name to another provider's hosting.
Domain Contact Management - Update and manage the registrant, admin and billing contact details associated with each of your domains – no need to contact customer support.
Privacy Management - Manage your domain registration privacy with opt in/opt out for .uk, and addons for WHOIS Privacy Protection and Trustee Services.
Online File Manager - Access all your files without using FTP or SSH. In your control panel, our online File Manager lets you easily browse, upload, download, change permissions, unzip – and more
FTP Accounts - Create unlimited FTP accounts with access to your whole domain or just one folder. You can also access the folder above your webspace (home directory) so you can keep scripts more secure, or easily store non-website files.
SSH Access - Enable and disable Secure Shell Access in just 1-click. Set user access levels and run scripts – with all common commands available.
Designed Securely - For increased security, we store your files entirely and completely isolated from other website files.
Log Retention - View your raw access logs with ElasticSearch. Choose the time period you’re interested in and download to your machine in just 1-click.
Plan Usage Statistics - Easily access and keep track of your plan's resource usage. Dive deeper and view the load, webspace and bandwidth usage for each of your websites.
Windows 2003 - Using IIS6 in Window Classic 2003. This version of windows lets you run ASP.NET, .NET 2.0 and .NET 4.0.
Windows 2012 - Using IIS7 in the latest Windows 2012. Take advantage of the newest Windows Server.
Linux - Not planning on using Windows applications to build your site? Linux is ideal for most other web development tools and applications.
PHP Version - We have full support for PHP versions 5.2 to 7.0. You can even choose to run a different version on each of your websites or directories. You can further configure your PHP settings, with full php.ini file support.
Fast Scripting Version Updates - We're constantly updating our platform to support the latest and best scripting software. When we run an update, it becomes available as an option in your control panel – we never force updates.
Custom Error Pages - Use our Custom Error Wizard to quickly define and create your own custom 401, 403, 404, 405 and 500 error pages – without needing any technical knowledge.
Cron Jobs - Save time with our Cron Job Wizard. With no technical knowledge you can configure a cron that runs scripts at regular intervals or certain times. Run either via a wget (HTTP) request, or php script. For advanced users, read on.we also provide a full cron interface, and output the cronlog for you to debug.
MS SQL Database Management - We offer the latest MS SQL software, full daily backups and the ability to restore from .bak files if you've taken your own backups.
PHPMyAdmin - A widely used MySQL Administration tool, we offer PHPMyAdmin as standard with all our hosting plans.
Database Creation Wizard - It's simple to build a new MySQL Database with our Database Creation Wizard. Create a brand new password protected database with a custom name and user with full permissions.
MySQL & MS SQL Remote Access - Securely connect to your databases from anywhere with an internet connection. Simply add your IP address to your trusted IP address list, allowing your connection and ensuring access through our firewalls.
MySQL User Manager - Add new users to existing databases, grant specific permissions to each user, change passwords – and more – using our intuitive MySQL User Manager tool.
Multiple MySQL Servers - We want to make sure your MySQL performance is reliable and consistent. So we have multiple MySQL servers supporting our cloud services and we're adding new ones all the time. This ensures the MySQL server you're on is read on.never overloaded – no matter how much we grow.
.NET Version Change - Change your .NET version in your control panel from a simple drop down menu. Choose from 2.0, 3.5 or 4.0 and see the change happen immediately.
URL Rewrites (ISAPI Rewrites) - The ISAPI rewrite module is installed on all Windows systems. So you can use Apache style rewrites with your Windows sites – making redirects simple and straightforward.
Application Pool Management - Run your site from a shared application pool or from your own dedicated pool. Designed as a production environment, you can recycle your application pool on demand – we won't recycle it with every change as you may be used to.
Parent Paths - Allow parent paths to permit the use of dot syntax. Its primary use is in relative file paths in ASP and ASP.NET code.
Easy Anytime Upgrade - Upgrade your hosting plan anytime from your control panel – you won't even need to contact customer support.
Manage BIlling - Change or update your payment method, switch to a different billing cycle, view and download invoices – and much more. All from a dedicated billing section.
Manage Users & Roles - Add multiple users to your hosting account with individual login details. Grant permissions and set limitations on the areas they can access, and tasks they can perform. Track users’ activities through a central activity tracking system.
SNI - We use Server Name Indication (SNI) technology and a multi-domain certificate to overcome IP restrictions and implement SSL security. When the secured connection initialises, browsers supporting SNI will immediately read on.communicate the name of the website a visitor wants to connect to. This is so the server knows which certificate to send back. Browsers/clients and servers supporting SNI can connect multiple certificates for multiple domain names to a single IP address. A visitor to your website won't notice any difference – our certificates are recognised by 99.9% of browsers and provide up to 256-bit encryption.
EasyTrust SSL - Protect your customers’ sensitive data with our most popular and affordable EasyTrust SSL Certificate. It covers one Domain Name and features 256-bit encryption.
Premium SSL - Our Premium SSL Certificate provides everything you need to protect a single Domain Name and assure your customers that your site is trustworthy and secure. It also comes with a seal you can display on your website to read on.give your customers confidence in your identity.
Wildcard SSL - Secure your website URL and an unlimited number of its subdomains with our Wildcard SSL Certificate. These do cost more than a single certificate, but can pay for themselves if you use them on more than a few subdomains.
Premium EV SSL - Provide the highest level of consumer trust with our Premium Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate. The green address bar with your organisation name gives your customers an instant, reliable way of verifying your read on.site's identity and security. This increased consumer confidence in your website means a better chance of converting visitors to sales.
Third-Party SSL - If you've purchased an SSL Certificate elsewhere, we can install it for you on a domain hosted with us, for a small annual fee.
Let’s Encrypt SSL Support - Install Let's Encrypt standard Domain validation certificates (HTTPS), free of charge. Let's Encrypt certificates are simple to install, recognised by all major browsers and will auto-renew every 90 days.
24/7 Email Support - Online 24/7, our email support team's target response time is just 20 minutes. Access your tickets from your control panel or email inbox.
Live Chat Support - Our live chat team are available between 9am and 8pm everyday to provide instant answers to your support and sales queries.
Knowledge Base - If you have a general technical query, it's likely to have been asked before. We have hundreds of step-by-step guides and easy-to-follow video tutorials – all waiting for you in our Knowledge Base.
Service Status Page - Bookmark status.vidahost.com to track the status of your service, identify service affecting issue and see any planned maintenance work that may affect your hosting service.
Outbound Spam Checking - We scan the hundreds of thousands of mailboxes used hourly on our Cloud Hosting platform and protect your emails from spam blacklisting. Using clever scanning methods – including watching for HELO changes or bulk mail read on.within a certain time period – we implement lock outs to keep our mail systems clean.
Clever Sysadmins - Vidahost sysadmins are trained to provide technical solutions to common issues. For instance, to protect against WordPress plugin vulnerabilities we can lock down PHP scripts. And to let you run longer import scripts in read on.site admin areas, we run them on dedicated administration web servers. You get better flexibility than you would with many other providers because we designed our own hosting environment from the ground up.
Physical Security - Your data security is our top priority. It's stored in state of the art data centres, with 24/7 surveillance – only accessed by vetted Vidahost sysadmins, who've passed multiple layers of security identification.