SUNNY OASIS will handle either domain registration or transfer
on your behalf. For new domains, see our pricing to
register a domain. Non-US or non-Canadian domain
registration must be handled by the end user but we can assist
you with the proper contact for your country.
Check to see if a domain name that
you are considering is available yet for .com, .net or .org domain
names. Email us
if you have a Canadian .ca domain name that you
would like to use and would like to see if it is available.
You will have unlimited access via FTP 24-hours a day to set up
and maintain your web site. You can literally work on HTML documents,
graphics, and scripts locally and then upload files to your web
site when ready. An FTP tutorial and client
software is available.
In general, any outward bound traffic from a website with the
exception of email is considered to be data transfer. For example,
each time a web page or image is loaded, a file is downloaded from
your web site (not uploaded), or and audio file is requested data
transfer is generated.
The three T3's is our connection to the internet. The presence
of the T3's affords a high speed at which data can be transferred.
In addition, the T3's ensures that sufficient bandwidth will be
available to each SUNNY OASIS customer. The redundant T3's and
multiple full T1 lines as back-up are maintained. A T3 is equivalent
to 28 T1's.
Once your domain name is active worldwide, you can receive all
email addressed to your domain such as email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, etc. By default, all email addressed to your
domain will forward to your real email address provided
by your local internet provider. For convenience, 10 mail forwarding
options are available if you need specific addresses to be forwarded
to different addresses on the internet. For example, email addressed
to email@example.com could forward to an account at AOL, but
firstname.lastname@example.org could forward to a Prodigy account.
In addition to mail forwarding, users have the option to retrieve
email directly from POP3 mailboxes on
the mail server using a Program like Eudora.
"Autoresponders" reply to incoming e-mail automatically.
An autoresponder could be used to send a standard text file to
persons addressing, say, email@example.com . SUNNY OASIS uses an
autoresponder to send basic information to persons addressing firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you've ever received a response to an email which suggests
that the recipient is away from the office, you may have
received such an automated response.
All customers have access to a personal cgi-bin directory
which is reserved for custom CGI scripts. CGI scripts are often used
to accomplish tasks which are not supported by basic HTML
such as a "hit" counter or guest book. SUNNY OASIS
makes a number of CGI scripts available, but this directory can be
used to set up scripts that you write or locate elsewhere on the
A program is used to track web usage statistics
such as what domains are accessing your web site, how many "hits" you
are getting, how much data is being transferred and more.
Multi-processor Silicon Graphics web servers are used to
crunch these numbers.
A sample set
of statistics pages is available to view.
All users have access to a web-based Control Panel which allows
you to set mail forwarding options, enable/disable anonymous FTP
access, change your password and more.
Enabling anonymous FTP allows visitors to access your web site
to upload and/or download files without a unique id and password. By
controllable anonymous FTP, we are referring to an environment
whereby anonymous access can be limited to specific files and directories.
An FTP tutorial and client software is available.
Allows you to check your cgi PERL scripts online and reports
back any errors encountered.
Add userid and password access to any directory on your site
and add as many users as you like using the online control panel
to add or delete users.
To see an example of this, click here and enter:
A server side include (ssi) can allow you to create
dynamic documents without cgi scripting. For a more complete
discussion of what ssi's are and how you can use them please
directory on the subject.
Important! Any web page in which you've
included an ssi must have the extension .shtml to
be parsed for server side includes. Please also note that an ssi
will slow the response of your page due to the extra step(s) involved.
If you view the source of a ssi .shtml page
you won't see the ssi tags. Before the page is served to your
browser they're converted to their "values" and the ssi commands
originally embedded aren't viewable.
You can also use: