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Ideal Hosting for Small Business Sites

Features Included



Why Utility Based Shared Hosting?

The fact is that most small business websites (1-10 employees) need about 500MB to 1500MB of file storage and 3-4GB of monthly data transfer. This isn't some figure we pulled out of the air, but is based on actual statistics from our own customers. Our sample data has been compiled over the past 5 years, so it carries a great deal of credibility. So why pay $8, 9 or even $10 or more a month for services you may never use. Yes, we realize that so-called unlimited hosting plans are offered for $4-5 a month as well, but the majority require you to pay 3 years in advance in order to get the lower monthly fee. Why layout $150 to $180 when at Net Locations you pay just $5.95 a month for all the storage and data transfer you really need? Not to mention the fact that unlimited hosting is just a marketing gimmick and actually does not exist in the real Internet.

Does it Support Ecommerce

Absolutely! Within your control panel there is a script installer which provides access to several popular shopping cart applications. By using a third party payment processor such as PayPal, 2CheckOut, Authorize. Net and others, you can sell your products and services from your website.

What is Overselling?
Overselling is the practice of selling more bandwidth, storage space, databases, email accounts and other common services than the server is actually capable of delivering. This is a tricky marketing ploy that sounds great to website owners who may not understand the adverse effect this could have on their online business processes. If you understand that Net Location's Utility Based Hosting is a better choice because we achieve much higher performance ratios than overcrowded multi-tenanted standard hosting, then you'll know your choice is almost obvious. If you believe that unlimited hosting will not affect your site's performance, then that should be your choice to make.

At Net Locations we're not in the false promises business; we don't use gimmicky marketing ploys; and we don't oversell our servers or our services. We're here to keep your business online 99.9% of the time at a minimum and we strive for perfection.

What's Different about Net Location's Utility Based Hosting Plan?
Our use of the CloudLinux OS provides a VPS "like" service for each hosted domain. CloudLinux provides a stable environment by isolating and controlling resource spikes to prevent entire servers going down. So if one site manages to cause issues due to a run-away script or a DDoS attack it won't affect the performance of your site. Unlike standard shared hosting where one site can crash all the sites on the server, the CloudLinux OS creates virtual environments so each site can run with its own resources.

Net Location's has been able to create this plan on a utility pricing scale, which means you're real costs are lower than paying for services you may never use in a standard hosting environment. We certainly feel that $5.95 monthly is money well spent for any small company site that wants a better performing hosting environment.

Monthly Data Transfer (Bandwidth)


What is Unmetered Bandwidth(Data Transfer)?

First of all do not confuse the commonly used hosting term "Unlimited Bandwidth" with "Unmetered Data Transfer (Bandwidth)". The former is in common use on the Internet but is actually not properly named since bandwidth and data transfer are actually not the same thing. Bandwidth is a measure of connectivity relating to speed. Example, a 100 Mbps (megabits per second) Ethernet can, in theory, deliver 33,000 GB of data over a 30 day period. In reality it would be near impossible to sustain this kind of transfer every second of every day for a 30 day or longer period. So when you see hosting providers offer "unlimited bandwidth" they are selling you something that is simply impossible to deliver. It is just a marketing ploy to entice unsavvy website owners into buying their hosting services. There is a feeling of comfort because the site owner believes he'll never receive an invoice for over usage. The catch is that you're CPU share will be limited and you'll either be shutdown or "sold up" to a more expensive hosting plan. All hosts will have the excessive CPU usage clause in their TOS (Terms of Service) to protect themselves from actually having to pay for more bandwidth. For example (see above) 33,000 GB of bandwidth at a cost of $0.05/GB equates to a monthly cost of $1,650 - so what does unlimited bandwidth cost? Add the costs of the server, maintenance and support and the total cost of the server will be in the $2,300 to $2,500 range. There's needs to be 400+ sites on the server just to be for the costs.

We can't offer "unlimited bandwidth" since we believe in full disclosure to our customers and of course, it can't be done as there are no servers that are capable of it. Unmetered bandwidth is a different concept simply meaning that there is no charge for extra bandwidth because you are allowed to use up to 100% of the server's capacity. Of course, beyond that charges must be applied. Unmetered does not mean unlimited!!

We include 50 GB of unmetered bandwidth with each Utility Based Account. This allows for more than 10 times of bandwidth (data transfer) that most websites will ever use. For any site to use 50 GB of bandwidth in one month would mean in excess of some 450,000 page views. In turn that would require (unless the site is 85% static in nature) that site to probably need it's own dedicated, semi-dedicated, VPS or Cloud environment.

For sites that use more than 50 GB monthly we then use bandwidth pooling to provide extra bandwidth on a temporary basis free of charge. If this is not possible and the site still functions properly with such a huge demand, we only charge $0.12/GB for extra bandwidth. In cases where the site has outgrown its shared hosting environment, we will assist the site owner with selecting the best hosting plan and assist with the migration.

5 GB
5 GB of storage space is more than any site on a shared server could ever possibly use. That would represent approximately 35,000 average web pages. In fact this is overkill but we nonetheless allow you to store 5 GB of web files and MySQL storage.

You cannot host any of the below (web site types or files):
  • Warez Sites
  • Adult or pornographic material of any kind
  • Propaganda
  • Guns or weapons
  • Software download sites
  • Online storage or backup service
  • Storage of personal data unrelated to the website's content
  • Archiving files of any kind
  • Hate material
  • Pyramid schemes or "quick" money sites"
Email Accounts 100 Inboxes - No limit on forwarders.
$0.50 per additional mail account monthly.
Hosted Domains 5** - $2.50/month for additional domains.
Sub-Domains 10
IP Addresses $1.75 Monthly (ARIN justification needed - Paid annually
Dedicated SSL Certificate $29.00 installed
Shared Certificate Free


8 Core Dual Harpertowns with RAID 10 - 8 to 16GB RAM


Ticket Support System - 24/7

Money Back Warranty

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100% Uptime Guarantee

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LiteSpeed Web Server - 6 times faster

Perhaps the most popular shared hosting control panel and easiest to use. Try the demo here.

Please view the demo to view email services, spam filtering, mail auth and more.

LiteSpeed Web Server - 6 times faster

LiteSpeed Server adds high-performance and scalability beyond that of Apache. Benchmarks show that LiteSpeed Server is 6-9 times faster than Apache when serving static content and 50% faster in PHP when serving dynamic content. It also provides significant improvement in serving secure SSL documents and with MySQL database requests. NOTE: Not available on all servers.


Combine LiteSpeed and CloudLinux and you have a shared hosting environment that out performs typical so-called "Unlimited Bandwidth" hosting plans which are renowned for poor performance. CloudLinux uniquely isolates your site's environment so that, if one site goes down yours stays up and running. In a typical shared hosting environment where services are oversold and one site uses too many resources the server and all websites on it will crash. In addition CloudLinux LVE allows us to identify a site that is over using I/O and memory limits and we can deal with issues (most often) on a proactive rather than a reactive basis. Available on all servers for the Utility Based Hosting Plan.

R1Soft Offsite Backup

R1Soft Continuous Data Protection is a High Performance Disk to Disk Server Backup Software for Linux Servers. Store and Archive CDP Virtual Full Server Backup replicas onto any disk based storage including second hard drives and Network Storage (NAS).

We provide offsite accessible backups of your web files and MySQL databases.

RV Sitebuilder

RV Sitebuilder is an online website builder with over 850 templates and 4000 designs. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a novice, you'll find that with RV Sitebuilder it is possible to produce a professional and easy to manage site. Please try the RV Sitebuilder Online Demo. RV Sitebuilder is easily accessible to you through your cPanel admin section.

MySQL Databases

10 - 3 GB maximum storage allowed.

Spam and Virus Filtering

Yes - SpamAssassin and ClamV

Firewall Portection

Yes and Mod_Security to help protect your site against XSS and injection exploits.

Click and Install Web Applications

Softaculous is an auto installer for cPanel. Unlike other auto installers Softaculous is much faster, well designed and it installs all scripts in just ONE STEP.

Our Hosting Recommendation

Our Utility Based Hosting Plan is a shared plan with powerful features such as the CloudLinux OS and LiteSpeed (on some servers). Therefore its capacity on a per domain basis is certainly much higher than most standard shared hosting plans.

Nevertheless it's always a difficult assessment to make when selecting a hosting environment. For example we have some sites that are more or less static in nature getting more than 120,000 monthly page views with no issues. Then we have had sites with back end database processes putting great strain on the CPU, but only using 3GB of data transfer monthly.

Most small business websites that are not resource intensive should do very well. It is important that you realize that shared hosting of any kind is not suitable for real busy database driven websites - Joomla, Wordpress, Magento and other ecommerce and CMS applications. Not sure? Simply contact us and we'll help you out. One thing we do know is that, at $5.95 a month in a high performance shared environment with more than fair utility pricing, you won't get more bang for your buck anywhere.

** We limit each account to 5 domains. To allow more would be to defeat the purpose of the CloudLinux hosting environment. As we stated above we're not in the unlimited hosting business because it ruins the party for all users on the server. You can buy additional domains accounts at $2.50/account/monthly which allows us to provide more resources to accommodate the extra useage. If you need multiple domain hosting for more than 5 domains, please call us we can assist you with selecting the right plan.

Utility Based CloudLinux Hosting

How it Works

Traditional shared hosting environments have no control over individual tenants in the event of a resource spike. If one tenant suddenly experiences a big resource spike from a large amount of traffic, poorly written script, or a denial of service attack, all the other tenants on the server are slowed or brought down.

CloudLinux isolates each tenant so that no matter what, the tenant can never exceed the resources allocated to them. During a sudden resource spike all other tenants are left unaffected!

The CloudLinux Advantage

CloudLinux keeps your site up even under extreme stress. That's because each tenant is isolated in their own lightweight virtualized environments (LVE) and given a predetermined amount of resources. If one customer suddenly get's a huge amount of traffic any ill effects will be contained to only that customer and your site stays online and available.

Our Customers just want their Sites Online

If you could talk to our customers they would tell you that they don't need or want unlimited shared hosting - they just want their sites to work. In fact we sign up many customers who come to us from our unlimited shared hosting competitors frustrated by the poor performance of their sites.

Our Utility Based Hosting Plan provides more than enough storage and bandwidth for any small business site that fits the profile of a perfect candidate for shared hosting. In fact this plan will save a site owner money each month since it's utility based and our storage space, bandwidth and other services are extremely well priced.

Our 99.9% uptime SLA isn't just something we say, we've meet that challange now for six years and running. When and if the time comes that your site needs hosting with dedicated resources such as a VPD or Cloud Server, we'll be there to help you make the move. Going the extra mile is a standard at Net Locations and we're committed to continue improving our services and customer support.

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High Availability Email Continuity and Backup

Email servers can go down for a variety of reasons and when they do, you, your employees and your customers are incommunicado. Click the graphic above to view our affordable email high availability services.

QuickStart Mobile Sites

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They're slow to load, hard to view and don't offer the right kind of experience for on-the go customers. Put your business on every mobile phone with a QuickStart Mobile Site powered by goMobi. For more information please click the graphic above.

Net Location's Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy

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