Cobourg Internet provides hosting to its clients - maybe you'd like to know something about this.
Hosting requires a good computer, a good connection to the Internet and most of all reliability. Even simple sites want to be on-line virtually 100% of the time. This requires that the server be housed in a secure, air-conditioned room, have multiple high bandwidth connections to the internet and be staffed 7 x 24 x 365. Further, you need to know that if there is a problem, that it will be taken care of quickly. You need to know that back-ups are done regularly.
And being up to date with software versions is important, especially Linux Kernel and PHP.
But like a lot of things, people shop for Hosts based on their spec and price. It's common to offer unlimited storage and unlimited bandwidth but if you read the vendor's terms of service, you'll find that in practical cases you are limited by CPU capacity or the actual usage of the site. In the end, you get what you pay for.
Cobourg Internet operates the server Net Cobourg supplied by Codero (pictured above right).
Net Cobourg has the following specifications:
|Storage (share of disk)||2 GB||10 GB|
|Bandwidth (per month)||4 GB||20 GB|
|CPanel (Full CPanel - not customized or limited version)||Version: 108.0.15||Yes||Yes|
|Free Secure (https)||No extra charge for all sites||Yes||Yes|
|Email accounts (POP3 or IMAP)||10||100|
|Web Mail (IMAP)||RoundCube||Yes||Yes|
|MySQL Data bases (needed for Joomla, WordPress etc)||Version: 5.7.41||2||10|
|Linux version||Centos 7.9|
|PHP versions||8.0.28, 8.1.17|
|Memory available, limit||16 GB||No limit||No limit|
|Add-on domains & Sub-domains||1||10|
|Parked Domains (Alias)||5||20|
|Site backups to server disk||Monthly and Weekly||Yes||Yes|
|Off-site backup of CMS sites to Google Drive *||Weekly/ monthly||Yes||Yes|
|Off site backups of HTML sites||Original files backed up||Yes||Yes|
|Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus||Spam Assassin||Yes||Yes|
|Firewall Config-Server csf||14.17||Yes||Yes|
|Installatron Auto Installation/upgrade of Joomla & many more||Yes||Yes|
|Free updates of Joomla* and WordPress* (Automatic for minor updates)||Yes||Yes|
|Upgrade of back-end Editor to JCE Pro Bundle in Joomla||Yes||Yes|
|Price per year||$108||$138|
* Joomla and WordPress updates free if the original web site was designed by Cobourg Internet.
Most Businesses will want the Prime plan but lower traffic sites can use the Standard plan. An Elite plan with 200GB bandwidth and 80GB Storage is also available at $276 per year.
Multiple Backups protect against hackers, human errors made on site files and disk/server failure.
Note that sites may not be used to store files not required for the site. Use Drop Box, Google Drive or SkyDrive or similar for that purpose.
All prices in Canadian dollars.
All sites have email accounts and these are protected against spam and viruses by Spam Assassin for no extra charge.
Setup of email and help with configuring is provided at no charge for customers who have used Cobourg Internet for design services. If you are a Hosting only client, then normal rates apply.
Using this email service for mailing lists is not permitted - use Mail Chimp or Constant Contact or similar service. Outgoing mail is limited to 200 emails per hour per domain. Any user found to be sending spam will have their account terminated. All email must be authenticated and support SPF and DKIM. Secure email is available and recommended.
You can set up your own domain or if you like we can register it for you. Domains with .ca, .com, .org or .net suffixes are $20.00 per year. Others are available on request.
If we arrange your domain, we will make sure it gets renewed on time and all the time required to manage the domain is included in cost. We supply domains only to customers who also buy hosting.
You should expect any web site and host to be up 99.9% of the time. There's a full discussion of Internet reliability here (bottom of page)