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Welcome to our Frequently Asked Question and
Knowledge Center for web hosting related issues, including our companies
information. You will find below, a list of the most common
questions of our features and service. If you cannot find the answer to
your questions in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) area, then fell
free to contact us at anytime and our support specialists will
be available to assist
Domains and Subdomains
Services and Features
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Resellers and Master Resellers
Alpha Master Reseller
Do I have access to the tech support center 24
hours 7 days a week?
Yes our technical support center is open 24 hours 7 days a week to
provide service for our customer round the clock. You can use our
Live Chat, Phone, or email support which are the available support
options for our clients.
How long does it take for my account to be setup
after signing up?
Your account will be setup immediately after payment claim have been
verified. You will receive an account information email that same
day thin the duration of 2-3 hours maximally after payment.
Do you offer web designing, maintenance and
Yes, we offer professional and dynamic web design service for
business and corporate organization. Our design and
maintenance packages were created with our most common requests in
mind, but custom designs are what we specialize in, including
business web site, e-commerce web site, online photo album and more.
Do you reseller
another service provider?
NO!!1 we do not
reseller other web service provider. We at VBHOSTNET run and
maintain our dedicated servers and as well as virtual private
servers to offer quality service to our clients.
Do you offer mailing lists?
All hosting plans offer mailing lists, subscriber address
handling, message archiving, improved bounce handling, multi-message
threaded archive retrieval, digests, remote administration, message
and subscription moderation, subscriber-only restrictions, message
trailer, subject prefix, subscriber name storage, customizable
setup, multi-language and MIME support and more. The amount of
mailing lists you can create is the same as the number of mail
accounts available with your hosting account. Example: If you can
have up to 50 mail accounts, then you can have up to 50 mailing
lists as well.
Do you offer auto responders?
Each of our plans comes with auto responders for Email. An auto
responder is an email address that sends an automated response back
to every email address it receives a message from. You will be able
to define the subject and content of the email that gets sent back
from your hosting control panel.
Do you offer email
Yes we offer this feature. It is an email address that - contrary to
the mail account that we described above - does not have a mailbox,
but rather forwards emails to another email address or set of
Do you offer web mail?
Yes, you will be able to access your email from the web from any
remote location that has a connection to the Internet. We offer
pre-installed webmail facility, which can be accessed at
What is SPAM?
'SPAM' or 'Unsolicited Commercial email' is e-mail that is both
unsolicited by the recipient and sent in substantively identical
form to many recipients. A common synonym for spam is unsolicited
bulk e-mail (UBE). Some definitions of spam specifically include the
aspects of email that it is unsolicited and sent in bulk. We do not
tolerate the sending of unsolicited commercial email or "SPAM" at
What is the policy on "SPAM" and
We do not tolerate the sending of unsolicited commercial email or
"SPAM" at all. We reserve the right to immediately terminate any
domain without warning, without refund, that sends out unsolicited
commercial email. NOW... if you wish to send email to people in
OPT-IN lists, this is allowed being that those individuals "ASK" to
receive advertisements, newsletters, or posts to services like Free
For All Pages.
What is the difference between a domain and a sub
The difference between a sub domain and a domain name can be
While a domain name is a full website address, totally independent
of other domain names, a sub domain depends on a domain name. If for
example "yourdomain.com" is your domain name, then http://yourdomain.com
and http://www.yourdomain.com would be your domain name's address. A
sub domain name would be a name *under* your domain name, something
like "subdomain.yourdomain.com". Its address would then be: http://subdomain.yourdomain.com
and http://www.subdomain.yourdomain.com. It can say anything you
want instead of "sub domain" and the nice thing is that unlike a
full domain name, a sub domain does not need to be registered - we
will register it for you.
Can I have a subdomain such as "something.yourdomainname.com"?
Yes, you will be able to have your own sub domain, such as
something.yourdomainname.com. A sub domain is basically a
subdirectory or folder created inside your FTP area which is a fully
operating Web site. The main benefit of a sub domain is that it
doesn't require domain name registration and fees that are
associated with a full domain name.
How many subdomains can I add on your
This is dependent upon the plan bought. But most of our plan comes
virtually with unlimited subdomain.
Do you offer private domain registrations?
Yes, but this applicable only to resellers and master reseller
hosting account in which you can use your own domain as a name
server for your clients which makes you completely anonymous in as
regard to us. Example ns1.youdomain.com, ns2.yourdomain.com.
What is transfer authorization code?
A transfer authorization code is required when transferring any
.com/.net, .org, .info, .biz, .us, .name and .cn domain name from
one registrar to another to prevent unauthorized transfer and
ownership of your domain.
Can I / How long does it take to transfer a
domain name to your services?
You can change domain nameservers to VBHOSTNET and host domain with
us. Be aware that nameserver change takes 24 to 72hours.
Do you register all types of domains?
Yes we register the most popular domains extensions that are
available on the market today:
ORG (Non-profit organization)
How much does it cost to register new domains?
The cost of registering a new domain depends upon the TLD (top level
domain) being registered. TLD's are .com, .net, .org, etc. Our
domain registration fee is free for most package while for paid it
start from N1,500.
Do you host all type of domains?
Yes we can host all type of domains; there are no restrictions on
that at all.
I have two domains can I host them with one hosting plan?
Yes, this is done through add-on domain at no extra cost.
Service and Features
What is Web Space?
This indicates the amount of disk space that will be available to you on
the server to hold your web site files.
What is Data Transfer / Bandwidth?
Bandwidth refers to the amount of data that is allowed to be transferred
to and from our servers. Our plans are designed to have more than enough
bandwidth than a normal website would need so that you do not need to be
concerned about running out of bandwidth or 'overage charges' that other
web hosting companies charge.
If you are still concerned about the bandwidth limits, consider this, if
this page were viewed by 50,000 visitors, it would only use .024GB of
your bandwidth. Clearly, this means that you will never have to worry
about running out of bandwidth again as all of our plans are designed
specifically to accommodate your needs.
What is the difference between Linux and Windows
While both are very reliable and widely used platforms, each has their
Linux hosting run on Linux/Unix platform and make use of
technology such as apache server, dynamic functions such PHP scripting,
PEAR, MySQL database and more. While Window hosting runs or Window
platform making use of technology such as IIS (Internet Information
Server), ASP, ASP.NET, Coldfusion Scripting language with MSSQL Server
or MS Access database.
We are not offering windows hosting at the moment
Do you offer any custom hosting packages?
All plan features are pre-defined and can only be extended with account
upgrade. Upgrades are immediate and do not affect your hosting. But on
request custom package can be offered.
How can I make a payment?
You can make payment through bank deposit using our corporate account at
GT Bank if you live in Nigeria. We are currently working on accepting
major credit cards and other forms of electronic payment which will soon
be activated. Detail can be found
Do you support PERL?
PERL is fully supported with our hosting package. The majority of
existing CGI programs (generally perl scripts) that are available on the
Internet have been developed on UNIX platforms and hence tend to install
and operate much more smoothly under UNIX/Linux.
Do you support PHP?
We support both PHP 4 and PHP 5, a scripting language similar to HTML.
Using PHP, you can track and authenticate users, serve up XML pages, add
additional functionality to forms, and much more. This feature is
available for default.
Do you support SQL databases?
Mysql and PostgreSQL server are fully supported by hosting plans.
MySQL is the world's most popular Open Source Database, designed for
speed, power and precision in mission critical, heavy load use. Its
software architecture makes it extremely fast and easy to customize.
Do you support SSL?
Yes we do support SSL. With a SSL certificate you can have a secure
encrypted website. You can either purchase your own one or use a shared
certificate provided by us. You can buy certificates from us or many
Do you provide website traffic statistics?
Yes, you will have the industry-standard traffic analyzers Webalizer and
AwStats, and many others.
What are your DNS servers?
These required to move any registered to our hosting server. However
nameserver are dependent on the server your hosting account is hosted on
as we operate several web server which come with different nameserver as
Can I host an on-line store?
Yes, we offer osCommerce shopping cart pre-installed - Open Source based
online shop e-commerce solution. It features a rich set of
out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store
owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum
effort and with no limitations. osCommerce has attracted a large
community consisting of over 134,400 store owners and developers
worldwide. Add-ons are being contributed on a daily basis, with over
3,900 add-ons available to date. These add-ons are created by the
community to extend the features it offers. osCommerce is a PHP based
software that uses a MySQL database server backend.
Others are available from Fantastico Deluxe and or Softaculous control panel.
Can I accept credit card payments on-line on my site?
Yes, this can be done through third party service provider in which you
have to sign up with. Some popular and reliable credit card processing
company are plimus.com, 2checkout.com.
Do you have CRON support?
Yes, CRON is fully supported and manageable through convenient control
Do you support streaming?
We are sorry, we do support hosting streaming contents of any form
be it audio or video. The reason for this is the fact that streaming
give heck of load to server which might cause breakdown in server
FTP - File
What is FTP?
FTP means File Transfer Protocol and is an internet protocol with
which you can transfer files over the Internet. It is fast, reliable
Which FTP program would you recommend?
If you don't have a FTP client already, we recommend using FileZilla
- a free, fast and reliable FTP client with lots of useful features
and an intuitive interface. You can download FileZilla at
Resellers and Master Resellers
What is the difference between Resellers Hosting
and Master Resellers, What are they?
Both Resellers Hosting and Master Resellers give you the opportunity
of reselling our web hosting service anonymously. Resellers offer
the advantage of selling only cPanel accounts giving your absolute
control over your service. While in case of Master Resellers hosting
you can sell both cPanel accounts and WHM which means you can sell
shared hosting and resellers hosting as well.
Will i have my own Private Name Server?
Yes, when you buy and Resellers or Master Resellers package, you are
giving a private DNS for your clients to use on domain. Example
How much money can I make being a Reseller/Master
The earning potential as a Reseller is practically limitless. The
reseller program allows you to charge whatever you want and sell as
many Web hosting plans as you would like. The Reseller program also
allows you the ability to create and customize your own plans, for
even greater flexibility and higher margins.
Is overselling possible?
As a VBHOSTNET reseller you are given a large amount of space
to divide between each of your hosting accounts. Which means
overselling is not allowed
Is there a fee to upgrade from one reseller
hosting plan or one discount level to the next?
As a Reseller you can upgrade to a larger reseller plan at any time
and pay only the prorated difference between the plans. There is no
other fee associated with upgrading to a higher plan.
How do i register domain name for my clients
You can do that from registrar of your choice to enable have
control over your client domain. Here are some recommended
registrar: 007names.com, moniker.com
should resellers use?
Yours, you are giving a FREE private DNS server to use for your
clients domain at no extra cost.
Alpha Master Reseller
What is Alpha Master Reseller Hosting?
Alpha reseller hosting is a new form of
reseller hosting that enable you to sell three categories of web hosting
service to your clients i.e with an Alpha reseller's account you can
sell master reseller, reseller and the normal cpanel hosting service.
How do you offer this kind of service?
We utilise a software called ZAMFOO which
enable us to partition our serves into different categories of reseller
Alpha Reseller's provider usually overload their severs, what about
We are fully aware of this draw back hence
we try not to do because we know we are dealing with business minded
people. We have a limits of 250 domains per server so once this limits
is reach somehow, we immediately make provision for another server to
accommodate new domain name. We know our reseller client will always
host more domain so we monitor too to make sure the server is within
these limits so that way we guarantee superb performance and stability.