Alonso Consulting provides comprehensive
hosting services. These services can include web site,
e-mail and data hosting. You decide which services you
need and we provide them at our location with state of
the art hardware and connectivity. Unlike other providers,
our hosting site is in our building where we can monitor
the equipment and make changes as required by our customers.
We employ skilled technicians and tools that monitor server
up time, bandwidth usage and other server health issues.
Our service begins with
helping you find the correct domain name for your firm
or with our transferring an existing domain from another
firm. After we transfer the domain to our registrar,
we configure the domain to point to a server in our
office where your web site and your e-mail have been
pre-configured. We will also configure access to enable
your staff to make changes and upload and download files
to your site using FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
Alonso Consulting then provides
ongoing maintenance for your web site and e-mail configuration.
Our ongoing services include real time virus protection,
SPAM filtering and nightly backups. Our most popular
service, however, is live telephone support. Unlike
other hosting services, when we provide a phone number
that you can call to add e-mail addresses or aliases
it is a live person that responds and facilitates your
request. This person is then responsible for making
sure that your needs are handled quickly and professionally.
We typically take less than 15 minutes
to add e-mail addresses. This is the service advantage
that sets Alonso Consulting apart from the more generic
services that are available on the Internet.
Four Hosting Plans
Alonso Consulting offers four standard plans with the
option to add features as needed. All four plans include
live telephone support, virus and SPAM removal and nightly
backups. Your business presence on the Internet is handled
professionally, regardless of the plan chosen.
Our Live Web plan is limited to web site hosting. We
will help you obtain a domain name (yourname.com) or
transfer an existing one to us. We will then copy your
web site from your current provider and set it up on
one of our virtual servers. Once these steps are completed,
your web site will be visible on the Internet.
We then begin monitoring your site,
protecting it from intrusion and safely storing backups
on tape. We will also provide you with access to the
site so that you can make changes. Changes can be made
using FTP (File Transfer Protocol). You can request
that we make small updates for you. Any major changes
to your site will be handled as a service request for
Live Web Plus
Alonso Consulting’s Live Web Plus plan includes
all the features you get with the Live Web plan. The
difference is that you also receive e-mail hosting.
This hosting includes unlimited e-mail addresses and
unlimited e-mail aliases. The benefit to your business
is that you can have an e-mail address for each person
in your company as well as each function. Here are some
examples that illustrate the point:
There is a significant and easily
recognizable marketing advantage to using an email address
which points to your domain name instead of a generic
domain like aol.com. Using aliases further enhances
the advantage by allowing you to have generic addresses
such as firstname.lastname@example.org through which customers,
vendors and potential employees can contact your staff
without knowing exact names.
Live Web Plus includes three ways
to access your e-mail. These three ways are POP3, IMAP4
and web-based mail. You can use the POP3 functionality
to download your mail to an e-mail client like Outlook
Express or Outlook. IMAP4 is used for the same purpose,
but also provides the ability to use a folder structure
for saved e-mails. The web based interface allows you
to read and send e-mails from a browser anywhere in
the world. All three methods require a user name and
password for security.
Live Web Professional
The Live Web Professional plan provides web site hosting,
e-mail hosting, and adds database connectivity. All
of the e-mail functionality that Live Web Plus provides
is included in this plan. High end web sites that store
information that customers enter or that collect or
display data require the professional database connectivity
that is provided in this plan. This connectivity can
be configured to any of the popular database file formats
or engines. We have web sites configured with Microsoft
Access and Microsoft SQL Server as well as other file
based and engine based database tools. Please contact
us with your specific needs.
We can also configure secure access
to your site using SSL certificates. This will allow
your visitors to enter information securely on the Internet
without fear of data interception.
Live Web Enterprise
Alonso Consulting’s Live Web Enterprise plan includes
web site hosting, e-mail hosting, database connectivity,
SSL security and a dedicated server. You can choose
to use hardware provided by us or you can use your own
hardware. Similarly, you can elect to have us manage
your server or you can remotely manage it yourself.
This plan is ideally suited for
a customer that has very unique software or security
requirements. These requirements may include a very
specific configuration for a database server or complete
control of the server for the installation of web services
or other code that is important to the site.
We are flexible enough that we can
provide you with space for your server in one of our
racks or can provide you with a private locked room
for your equipment. Please contact us to discuss your
Flexible Payment Plans
You can choose to pay for your hosting in one up front
payment for a year or pay monthly. If you pay for a
year in advance, an additional 10% discount will be
applied to your invoice. Either payment plan allows
you to pay via check after receiving an invoice or through
a credit or debit card.