To prove our confidence in the services we provide, we are offering a generous 40-day, money back, satisfaction guarantee! If you are not satisfied with our services for any reason and you make the request for your account to be canceled within 40 days of the order you qualify for a refund from Virtual World!
99.5% Uptime Guarantee
If the server your account resides on is down for more then .5% of the month, without you being pre-warned, we will credit you 24 hours of hosting per half hour of downtime over.
Unrestricted Bandwidth is getting harder and harder to find on the Internet unless you go with a dedicated solution. The majority of hosts that offer Unlimited Bandwidth, or even Limited Bandwidth, restrict the ways you can utilize this bandwidth. Virtual World does not restrict the bandwidth that comes with your account! You may use your bandwidth for archives, zip files, unlinked documents etc. No need to search for the hidden print or the ridiculous rules for bandwidth because there isn't any with Virtual World!
Virtual World utilizes Unix/Linux and both QWEST and UUNET high-speed lines. Our DS-3 is directly connected to four Qwest OC-48s (OC-48 = 2.488 Gbps) that are linked together creating the equivalent of an OC-192 (2.488 Gbps X 4!)!
Virtual World also has 8 hours of battery backup power at our disposal as well as multiple diesel generators to take over if needed. The NOC (Network Operations Center) is temperature controlled and highly secured. Simply put, the Virtual World servers reside on a highly secured, heavily monitored, network that is really really fast and has plenty of capacity to deliver your web site(s)!
Direct FTP Access
Every full package on the Virtual World servers has access to their web site 24 hours a day every day! Using FTP (File Transfer Protocol), you will be able to add and edit files on your web site at any time that is convenient for you, and the changes occur instantly!
Direct Telnet Access
Every full package on the Virtual World servers has access to their web site's content 24 hours a day 7 days a week via Telnet! Unlike other hosts we do NOT charge extra for Telnet accounts. Telnet is a vital part of scripting on the Internet and should never be restricted! Telnet enables you to access your account and make changes from the command line.
Secure Shell Access
Virtual World has gone above and beyond Telnet access by offering encrypted Secure Shell (SSH) Telnet accounts as well! Every full package on the Virtual World servers has access to their web site 24 hours a day via SSH! Not only do we offer it, we recommend it!
PHP is a tool that enables you to create dynamic web pages. PHP-enabled web pages are treated just as standard HTML pages and you can create and edit them the same way you normally create regular HTML pages. PHP is language that gets things done without having to utilize many scripts to accomplish the tasks! For more information about PHP visit PHP.net
Dedicated IP Address
You may setup as many forwarding aliases as you like with any of the full packages offered by Virtual World. Aliases enable you to receive YourChoice@YourDomain.com email from another email account such as Whoever@Wherever.com, automatically!
Unlimited Alias Stacks
An Alias Stack is a forwarding alias that forwards mail sent to a single address to multiple other email addresses. These can be internal or external addresses. For example, you can have email@example.com forwarded to SalesRep@yourdomain.com and MarketingRep@yourdomain.com. Then both your sales and marketing team can receive copies of all mail sent to your sales mailbox.
As another example, you can have firstname.lastname@example.org forward to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org which will enable you to receive the email sent to you at multiple other locations.
Autoresponders are very handy little tools, when the need arises to offer a visitor an immediate explanation of a product or service via email quickly and automatically. Autoresponders are a way to have a visitor send an email to a particular address by which they instantly receive a response predefined by you. There are no limits to the number of Autoresponders you may set up within your account when Virtual World is trusted to host it!
Multiple POP3 Email Accounts
The smallest full package Virtual World offers includes 20 POP3 email accounts and the allowances only go up from there! POP3 email accounts have been re-defined by many hosts in that they really are only offering email aliases yet call them POP email accounts. This is not the case with Virtual World! Aliases and POP3 accounts are very different. An email alias is an account that simply forwards the email to a different account of your choice. Aliases do not permit you to send email from those addresses. On the other hand, a full POP3 email account is for receiving AND sending email. Each POP3 account offered by Virtual World allows you to use your own domain name for the incoming and outgoing mail servers and functions both ways as a POP email account should.
Catch-All Email Account
Virtual World understands the importance of email for online interactions. For this reason we set-up your primary domain POP email account to receive mail even if the name of the address has a typo in it! A Catch-All Email account is an account that will accept any mail directed to your domain name that is not otherwise specified. If you have an email address such as, email@example.com and someone accidentally sends mail to firstname.lastname@example.org this email will not be lost or bounced back. Instead it will be automatically directed to your root account to help save you from losing important messages! ANYTHING@YourDomain.com will get to you on-time every time!
Pre-installed CGI scripts
There are a number of CGI scripts that almost all web sites require. Rather then having to install these scripts yourself, Virtual World does it for you. This enables you to simply add a few lines of code to your web page without having to worry about the scripting side of things. Some examples of scripts we currently have installed in our library are, guest books, mail forms, counters, clocks, dates, menu redirections, mailing list, and even FAQ & META Tag generators!
If you want to run scripts on your web site you need a CGI-BIN! With every full package Virtual World offers you get two of them! The first one is yours to install whatever script you would like (providing it does not affect the other sites sharing the server with you) and the second is considered the 'Community CGI-BIN' where we store all of the pre-installed scripts.
ezMLM (mailing list manager)
Virtual World has pre-installed the powerful ezMLM mailing list for you to use with any of the full packages offered. With ezMLM you are able to easily (and automatically via the CNC!) create various types of mailing lists such as, announcement-only lists, moderated lists, and general discussions lists. You may setup the mailing list so that only you can send messages out to your subscribers or in such a way that you and your subscribers can send email to each other much like a message forum.
Customizable 404 Page
It's a given that at one time or another someone is going to enter an area of your web site that simply is not there. It is very wise to offer them a way back into your web site! When you activate an account with Virtual World we provide you with a pre-installed 404.html page. You may edit this page in any way you see fit, offering links back to your home page so your visitors remain on your site rather then drifting off into cyber space all because of a bad link or miss-typed URL.
Complete .htaccess Control
Every full package Virtual World has to offer supports standard Apache .htaccess directives (custom error pages and a whole a lot more!). Combining this feature with numerous other modules we have installed for you and you've got power only limited by your own imagination! Advanced developers will appreciate the freedom provided by Virtual World.
Automated Password Protection
If you have a development-only area of your web site, or a section specifically for family/friends, or possibly a pay-per-view section you'll certainly want to password protect it so the Internet at large cannot gain access to view the contents. With the CNC (or even manually using .htaccess) you will be able to password protect any part of your web site as desired.
Some servers disallow SSI (Server Side Includes), most disallow xSSI (Extended Server Side Includes), and few offer SSSL (Server Side Scripting Language), All three come standard with every Virtual World package at no charge! This allows you more control over your web site and makes large sites a great deal easier to keep updated.
Perl is a high-level programming language. It derives from the ubiquitous C programming language and to a lesser extent from sed, awk, the Unix shell, and at least a dozen other tools and languages. Perl's process, file, and text manipulation facilities make it particularly well-suited for tasks involving quick prototyping, system utilities, software tools, system management tasks, database access, graphical programming, networking, and world wide web programming. CGI scripts are often written in Perl.
JavaTM 2 SDK
The Java 2 SDK is a development environment for building applications, applets, and components that can be deployed on the Java platform. Click here to view the documentation
Virtual World proudly supports, and uses, "GNU" tools, as well as, their excellent 'gcc' C compiler. For those of you with C++ at heart, we offer 'egcs' C++ compilers.
Recommended For ADVANCED Developers Only. mod_rewrite is rightfully dubbed the Swiss Army Knife of URL manipulation! This module provides a rule-based rewriting engine to rewrite requested URLs on the fly. A superior tool for those who know how to use it correctly, yet a dangerous tool for those who do not.
Virtual World utilizes the RealNetworks Basic Server G2 which supports live and on-demand RealAudio, RealVideo, RealText, and RealPix broadcasts... You will discover more information about the G2 server capabilities at the RealNetworks web site.
Daily Graphical Statistics
Statistics allow you to see how your site is doing by answering questions like: Who is visiting? How many visits is my site getting each second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year? What site referred them? What keywords were used in the search engines? With each full package you will receive detailed graphical statistics about your web site that are updated every day of the year! Click here to view an example.
Full access to raw log files
Have another program or script that needs to use the server log files to perform its task? Enjoy studying your log files manually? Need to view your script error logs to help fix bugs in scripts you've installed on your account? You can with Virtual World! You have full access to the raw log files within your account at all times!
Full access to script error log
CGI Debugging Logs are a must have, for anyone trying to install scripts within their account! How often have you viewed that ever-dreaded "500 Error" with no hints whatsoever as to what is causing it? With full access to your scripting logs you will have a better chance of finding the clues needed to fix the script and save time in the process!
URL works w/ & w/o 'www'
How many times have you gone to SomeDomain.com and received a "Not Found" message only to find out you must type in http://www.SomeDomain.com to get there? You and your visitors will NOT have this limitation when Virtual World hosts your site! We have configured the servers so that your domain will answer on time, every time, regardless whether or not the visitor used 'http://www.' with the URL or not! YourDomain.com will work just as well as http://www.YourDomain.com does!
24/7/365 Tech Support
The Virtual World servers are monitored 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. This means that if something were to go wrong Virtual World is made aware of the problem and can begin fixing it immediately before it begins to affect your Internet presence!
Free Upgrades or Downgrades
We want to be sure your virtual server fits your needs and budget at all times. Our options are designed to grow as you grow, with emphasis on providing you with packages that will suit your needs not only now but for the future as well. There are no fees to upgrade or downgrade a package. You are only responsible for the difference between the packages you choose. For example: when moving from the "Silver Package" to the "Gold Package" you would pay the "Gold Package Price" less what you already paid (but have not already used) for your "Silver Package" and NO setup fees!
$60 Discount For Annual Payments
When you choose to pre-pay 12 months for any full package on the Virtual World servers, you save $60. It's just that simple.