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Starter Home Business
Web Space 3GB 6GB 10GB
Monthly Bandwidth 20GB 50GB 100GB
24x7x365 Support Yes Yes Yes
Email Features
400mb Mail Boxes POP3 & IMAP 20 50 100
1GB Premium Mail Boxes (POP3 & IMAP) £10 per year £10 per year £10 per year
4GB Microsoft Exchange Mail Box £10 per month £10 per month £10 per month
Webmail Yes Yes Yes
Autoresponders Yes Yes Yes
Mailing Lists Yes Yes Yes
Email Forwarders Yes Yes Yes
Catch All Email Yes Yes Yes
Junk Mail Filters Yes Yes Yes
Virus Scanning £19.99 £19.99 Yes
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Website Statistics
Bandwidth Statistics - Yes Yes
Google Sitemaps Generator - Yes Yes
AWStats Graphical Statistics Yes Yes Yes
Webalizer Graphical Statistics Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Graphical and Text Counters Yes Yes Yes
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Access Features
Master FTP Account 1 1 1
Additional FTP Logins - 5 10
SSH Access - Yes Yes
Database Features
MySQL 5 1 10 50
MySQL Web Interface - Yes Yes
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Advanced Features
eXtend Control Panel 2.0 Yes Yes Yes
iPhone Control Panel Yes Yes Yes
Sub Domains - 10,000 UNLIMITED
Website Builder - Yes Yes
Website Builder Plus - Yes Yes
Mobile website builder £3.99 per month £3.99 per month £3.99 per month
Online File Manager Yes Yes Yes
Website Redirect Yes Yes Yes
Free Submission to 10 search Engines Yes Yes Yes
Backup & Restore Your Website Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Website Password Protection Yes Yes Yes
Scheduled Tasks - Yes Yes
Multiple Domain Mappings £19.99 £19.99 £19.99
IP Address Blocking Yes Yes Yes
Website Directory Indexing Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Search Engine Submission From £19.99 £19.99 Yes
FTP Locking Yes Yes Yes
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Programming Features
PHP4 Yes Yes Yes
PHP5 with SOAP Support Yes Yes Yes
Perl Yes Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes Yes
RealAudio Yes Yes Yes
Sun ONE ASP (Chili!Soft ASP) Yes Yes Yes
Ruby Hosting Yes Yes Yes
Rails Yes Yes Yes
ImageMagick Yes Yes Yes
Ghostscript Yes Yes Yes
Zend Optimizer Yes Yes Yes
GD Yes Yes Yes
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Ecommerce Features
Shared Secure Server Access - Yes Yes
osCommerce Shopping Cart - Yes Yes
CubeCart Shopping Cart - Yes Yes
Agora Cart - Simple Shopping Cart - Yes Yes
Zen Cart - Yes Yes
Personalised Secure Server From £49 From £49 From £49
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Free Web Tools
Serif WebPlus X4 Full Version - Yes Yes
Free Software (worth £300) Yes Yes Yes
Huge Graphics Archive Yes Yes Yes
50 Premium Website Templates Yes Yes Yes
400 Basic Website Templates Yes Yes Yes
100 New Professional Website Templates Yes Yes Yes
16 Flash Website Templates Yes Yes Yes
50 Flash Banners Yes Yes Yes
100+ Company Logos Yes Yes Yes
100 Banner Templates Yes Yes Yes
22,500 Photos Yes Yes Yes
75,000 Web Art Images Yes Yes Yes
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Massive CGI Script Library
Joomla CMS 1.0 & 1.5 - Yes Yes
WordPress Blog - Yes Yes
bbPress - Yes Yes
BuddyPress - Yes Yes
Drupal Content Management System - Yes Yes
phpBB 2 & 3 Online Discussion Forum - Yes Yes
Elgg Social Networking System - Yes Yes
CMS Made Simple - Yes Yes
Guestbook Yes Yes Yes
Geeklog Blog - Yes Yes
Nucleus Blog - Yes Yes
Mambo CMS - Yes Yes
Locked Area Lite Password Manager - Yes Yes
Eblah Online Discussion Forum Yes Yes Yes
Typo3 Content Management System - Yes Yes
Crafty Syntax Live Help - Yes Yes
PHP Coin Web Hosting Billing System - Yes Yes
Openads - Advert Banner System - Yes Yes
dot Project - Project Management System - Yes Yes
osTicket - Ticket System - Yes Yes
Postcards Yes Yes Yes
Form to Email with CAPTCHA Yes Yes Yes
Custom 404 and 500 Error Pages Yes Yes Yes
Search Engine Yes Yes Yes
Free For All Links page Yes Yes Yes
Banner Advertising System Yes Yes Yes
Online Auction - Just Like EBay Yes Yes Yes
Domain Name Checker Yes Yes Yes
Online Photo Album Yes Yes Yes
Web Calendar Yes Yes Yes
Web Survey Yes Yes Yes
Internet Countdown Yes Yes Yes
Random Text Displayer Yes Yes Yes
Random Images Displayer Yes Yes Yes
Tell-A-Friend Yes Yes Yes
Web Ring Yes Yes Yes
Trouble Ticket Express Yes Yes Yes
Classified Adverts Yes Yes Yes
Java Clock Yes Yes Yes
Gallery2 Yes Yes Yes
RoundCube Webmail - Yes Yes
MediaWiki - Yes Yes
SugarCRM - Yes Yes
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Data Centre Features
Multiple 10Gb Connections to the Internet Yes Yes Yes
10 Gigabit Network Yes Yes Yes
Diverse Fibre Networks Yes Yes Yes
Hosted on Dell Super Servers Yes Yes Yes
Load Balanced Storage Systems Yes Yes Yes
Redundant Data Backup Yes Yes Yes
Redundant Power Feeds Yes Yes Yes
Redundant Uninterruptible Power Supplies Yes Yes Yes
Redundant Standby Generators Yes Yes Yes
Redundant Cooling Systems Yes Yes Yes
24 X 7 X 365 Onsite Manned Yes Yes Yes
Fire Suppression Yes Yes Yes
CCTV and Smart Card Access Yes Yes Yes
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JavaScript Generator
Break Frames Yes Yes Yes
Bookmark Us Yes Yes Yes
Set Home Page Link Yes Yes Yes
Logo Branding Yes Yes Yes
Frameless Popup Yes Yes Yes
Browser Entry Yes Yes Yes
Language Yes Yes Yes
Avenue Search Yes Yes Yes
Popup Page Yes Yes Yes
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Our Guarantees
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee Yes Yes Yes
Customer Charter Yes Yes Yes
Cancel Anytime Yes Yes Yes
24 x 7 x 365 Technical Support Yes Yes Yes
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Our premium mail boxes offer 1Gb of storage on our servers storing your mail until you download it using an email client such as Outlook Express or Windows mail..
Email hosting powered by Microsoft Email 2010. Our Exchange mailboxes are just £10 per month and come with a massive 4GB of space. Ideal for business on the go.
Our Powerful webmail system includes folder support so you can organise your mail with as many folders as you choose. With an Exchange Calender and Outlook to Webmail sync you can manage your appointments and share your data between Desktop and Webmail.
A mail box stores mail on our servers until you download it to your computer using an emailclient such as Outlook Express or Thunderbird. You can store up to 400MB of mail in an Essex Hosting regular mail box.
Email Autoresponders automatically respond with a specific message of your choice to a message sent to an email address on your account.
Email Mailing Lists allow you to have a simple form on your website with which your users can subscribe or unsubscribe their email address. You can then send an email to all members of the list using our simple system.
Email Forwarding gives you the ability to forward any email to another email address. You can forward each address to up to ten different addresses.
Catch-All Email Forwarding lets you to forward all mail sent to one particular email address to any email address that you choose.
Junk Mail Filters redirect junk mail before you receive it. You set up an email address to send the junk mail to so that you can still check this address to make sure that only junk mail is being caught.
With Virus Protection that automatically updates every few hours you can rest assured that you are protected against the latest known threats on the Internet. Each virus scanner you buy protects one specified domain, regardless of what email functions you have activated.
When anyone visits your website they use your bandwidth. Bandwidth Statistics indicate how much bandwidth you have used by using this data to produce graphs
It is very important to have your website listed with Google. Google uses a tool called Google Sitemaps to generate a listing of all the files on your website and sends them to Google. This allows Google to ensure it finds all of your web pages and files. Although The software to do this is quite complicated we have made it easy by integrating the software into our eXtend Control Panel.
To ensure that your site gets the best possible listinng you should re-generate it every time their site is updated
AWStats is a powerful and fully featured tool that generates advanced graphical web server statistics.
Webalizer is a powerful and easy to use web site statistics package that analyses the access log files that we automatically create for your website.
Graphical/Text Access Counter & Hits Logger in One allows you to add a plain text or graphical counter to your Website. You also get a full set of statistics for the page the counter is on.
This is your master FTP login for updating your website.
Additional FTP accounts are most commonly used to give others access to an account for the purpose of sharing a web development project, without giving them control over the entire Website. By restricting their access to their home directory, you can ensure they can only modify files within this particular space.
SSH server access allows you to login directly to the server hosting your Website. You can manipulate your Website files using Linux commands. This feature is for advanced users.
MySQL databases allow you to store important information and data so that other programs and systems can read and use the data. MySQL databases are used to store customer information or as the backend for a shopping cart system
Manage your MySQL databases online using phpMyAdmin, an easy to use web based interface.
eXtend is a Web-based environment that puts you in control of your web hosting account and all the features that are included in it. Using eXtend you can install scripts like Joomla and & WordPress, manage your email, access WebMail, setup databases, view your bandwidth statistics, manage secure servers, download your log files, setup password protection, download free web templates, edit your files and much more!
Manage your websites on the go with our iPhone control panel. Also compatible with Android phones, our mobile control panel allows you to manage your domain names, web hosting accounts, and mailboxes. All the eXtend Control Panel features are available, plus more!
Sub domains allow you to have new web addresses for separate areas of your Website. Such as and point this at your directory. Sub domains can be used in conjunction with additional FTP accounts.
Website Builder is a fully featured Website-building tool designed to let anyone create multi-page, professional looking Websites. It features vibrant, professional designs and pre-built templates allowing you to have your website up and running really fast.
Website Builder Plus uses the very latest in Web Builder technology. You can create a vibrant site with no technical expertise. Your site will have that "unique" look that is usually reserved for sites that created by professional designers but at a fraction of the cost.
Our file manager has a great range of features to help you manage your files and folders online. These include editing, deleting, moving, copying and uploading files.
A Website Redirect allows you to redirect or www. to a different domain or web address.
Submit your site to 10 search engines including Google, Yahoo and MSN!
Backup allows you to download your website as a zip file. You can use this feature to make a regular backup of your website in case you lose any data.

Restore Your Website allows you to restore a backup zip file that you have made previously using your eXtend control panel.
Website Password Protection allows you to password protect a directory on your website. By keeping the password a secret you can let only people who have the password into this area. You can also edit, add or delete users and passwords.
Scheduled Tasks enables a program to run automatically on the server and can set your program to run hourly, daily, weekly or monthly.
Domain mappings allow you to map multiple domain names to a web hosting package, for example is mapped to Domain mappings also include full email functoins. Please note that mapped domains always point at the main root directory of the website.
With this feature you will be able to block certain IP addresses from visiting your website.
Directory Indexing gives you the ability to either show the content of your web directories as file listings or show them as a "403 forbidden" error message (to stop people seeing files in your directories).
Site Submission to 500 search engines with just one click!
This feature allows you to accept data securely via your website using our special url Your secure web address will be:

This address points to the main folder on your website so you can make any document on your website secure.
osCommerce Online Merchant is a complete online store solution that contains both a catalog frontend and an administration tool backend which can be easily installed and configured over a web-based installation procedure.
This feature allows you to keep FTP locked while you are not using it.
CubeCart is a powerful eCommerce script written with PHP & MySQL, using CubeCart you can setup a powerful online store.
AgoraCart offers a wide range of features that allow you to setup an online ecommerce solution ranging from a simple template based store to the integration of a complex visual design containing all the creative magic of your web designer.
Zen Cart is built by programmers and designers who understand the online selling process from start to finish. Zen Cart has included all the necessary tools required to build a successful online store and we constantly improve and upgrade the software based on our users requirements.
With your own Personalised secure server your customers can go to instead of using our generic secure server service. This makes your site look more professional.

Once you have your own secure server, any files in your public_html directory can be called from your secure address.

We offer a range of certificate options including:

Basic SSL £49 per year
Low cost security ideal for any small business website.

Standard SSL £189.99 per year
Perfect for business start ups & small sites looking for personalised security and to give visitors extra reassurance.

ExtendedVerification SSL £349.99 per year
Maximum security with the green address bar & a warranty of $150,000.
WebPlus X4 is the ultimate web design software, packed with everything you or your organisation needs to create outstanding, professional-quality websites - no complicated code, programming, or design experience required.

The full latest version of WebPlus X4 is completely free with the Essex Hosting Home and Business hosting accounts.
Software worth over £300 including Link Evaluator, Site Submitter, Traffic Wizard, Password Manager and 12 other popular titles.
50 Premium Website Templates
400 Basic Website Templates
100 New Pofessional Website Templates
16 Flash Animated Website Templates
Joomla is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems available. It is used globaly for everything from the simplest of websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.
WordPress is a publishing system that allows you to create a complex blog easily on you site. Written in PHP and supported by a MySQL database, WordPress offers intuitive administrative tools and sophisticated design features that make it easy to develop and integrate a personal or professional blog on your site.
bbPress is a fully featured and powerful forum script. From the creators of Wordpress, bbPress is focused on web standards, ease of use, ease of integration, and speed.
BuddyPress allows you to use the WordPress MU platform to create your very own social networking site. With all the features users have come to expect from their social network.
Drupal is a free software package that allows you or a group of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Its simple to manage and easy to install.
phpBB is a highly customisable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ.
Create your own social network, quickly and easily. Elgg allows you to take full advantage of the power of social technology with elegant, flexible solutions for organisations, groups and individuals.
CMS Made Simple puts the power of a modular and extendable content management system at your fingertips. From a simple brochure site to a complex web portal.
This feature allows your visitors to leave their name, email address and some comments about your website.
Geeklog is a \'blog\', otherwise known as a Weblog. It allows you to create your own virtual community area, complete with user administration, story posting, messaging, comments, polls, calendar, weblinks, and more!
Nucleus offers you the building blocks you need to create a web presence. Whether you want to create a personal blog, a family page, or an online business site, Nucleus CMS can help you achieve your goals.
Mambo is a full-featured content management system that can be used for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications.
Locked Area Lite is a password protection and membership management system that enables your users to access a password protected members area. Locked Area Lite manages the users login details and allows the webmaster to email and manage users from a simple web interface.
E-Blah is one of the best discussion forums available, it has hundreds of options and is a great feature for any website.
TYPO3 is a free Open Source content management system for enterprise purposes on the web and in intranets. It offers full flexibility and extendability while featuring an accomplished set of ready-made interfaces, functions and modules.
Crafty Syntax Live Help (CSLH) is an open source live support solution that helps customer support with live help functionality that can be proactively pushed to visitors to your site or requested by the consumer. Crafty Syntax includes a large range of features to allow multiple operators, multiple departments and multiple languages to be used.
phpCOIN is a client managment and accounting platform, originally designed for web-hosting resellers to handle clients, orders, invoices, notes and helpdesk, but no longer limited to hosting resellers. It is also used by designers, lawyers, accountants and anyone who wants to manage their clients online.