Rainbow Net offers a low cost and scaleable web hosting system.
Dirt Cheap Hosting - Pay as you go
Free community hosting plan
What version of Linux and Windows?The Linux side of our platform is built on Debian 4.0 (Etch) and Red Hat Enterprise Server.
On the other side of the fence, The Windows platform runs on Windows 2008 and IIS 7.
DatabasesUnlimited mysql databases are included free of charge (it is covered in your compute cycle fee).
Microsoft SQL Storage is charged at NZ$10.50 (AU$9.00, US$6.00) per 100 MB / month.
Other programmesYou can install any compatible software on our server.
What happens if I exceed the included amount?While most customers will fall well below the included amount, we have created fair and simple pricing beyond the base amount that means you pay only for what you use and nothing more.
The key items include NZ$0.90/GB (AU$0.75, US$0.50) for outgoing bandwidth, NZ$1.35/GB (AU$1.15, US$0.70) for storage and NZ$2.70 (AU$2.30, US$1.50) per 100 compute cycles.
For Advanced and community plans a 10% discount is applied to the additional service fees.
We can also offer a special price for heavier users.
NOTE - if you total extra cost in any month is $2 or less we will not charge you the additional fee.
What are compute cycles?Compute cycles measure how much processing time your applications require. Using 10,000 compute cycles in a month is roughly equivalent to running a server with a 2.8 GHz modern processor for the same period of time.
How many compute cycles will my applications use?Since web applications vary so greatly, it's hard to make a perfect guess. However, there are some guidelines that can help. First, you can think of 10,000 compute cycles as being about the same processing power as you'd get from a decent dedicated server or Amazon EC2 instance. For example 10,000 compute cycles would power:
about 2.1 million page views using a database-driven content management system
How do I track my compute cycle usage?The compute cycles you use are presented in your control panel in near real time.
What goes in to calculating a compute cycle?Mostly, CPU processing time. However, compute cycles also account for the disk I/O your application's operations consume. For example, a page with heavy database queries will consume more compute cycles in part due to the larger volume of disk I/O it requires.
What hours is support available?Support is staffed 24x7x365. Chat or call us anytime and talk to a real human being. Note support for community and free hosting clients is via email only. We will send you full details once we have set enabled your web hosting.
Can I host adult content sites?Any type of adult content/pornography is strictly prohibited - contact us for alternatives.
Community Groups may apply for free web hosting services (excluding domain fees). Please contact Rainbow Net for more details.
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