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HostMDS is supported by MCI/Verizon OC-192 backbone so they have the bandwidth to support your website. They also have reduced their monthly cost down to $4.95 which is a great deal and very competitive. Perhaps the best part though is that HostMDS doesn't host your site on one server - if a server goes down your site doesn't as its spread across multiple servers so your website should be up more often than with most other hosts. As a last little gem we really liked the free MSN Adcenter credits which you get in addition to the Yahoo marketing credits.

Cost/Value: If they keep that price down at $4.95 then they've made a good move. It puts them into a much better position on our rankings.

Storage/Bandwidth: Unlimited.

Features: Again a pretty good feature set.

Reliability: No major issues. Some slowdowns at peak traffic times but those are pretty common with shared hosting.

Support: Two of our calls took over 5 minutes to be answered but the other two were answered promptly. Maybe we just hit some bad timing, but in truth even a 5 minute wait is pretty amazing for most support centers.

Money Back: 30 Days.

Quick Overview

General Impression: 91%
Additional Features: 93%
Price/Quality: 92%
Reliability & Uptime: 90%
Tech Support: 86%

Web Space: Unlimited
Monthly Bandwidth: Unlimited
Max Domains: Unlimited
POP3 Email: Unlimited
Subdomains: Unlimited
MySQL Databases: Unlimited
Site Builder: Yes
Money Back: 30 Days
Support: 24/7 toll free


Disk Storage : Unlimited
Host UNLIMITED Domains : Yes
Free Domain Name : Yes
Free Drag and Drop Site Builder : Yes
Support International Domain Names : Yes
POP3/POP3 Secure Email Support : Unlimited
IMAP/Secure IMAP Email Support : Unlimited
Monthly Site Transfer : Unlimited
Forwarding Email Accounts : Unlimited
Email Autoresponder : Unlimited
Add-on Domains : Unlimited
Parked Domains : Unlimited
Additional FTP Accounts : Unlimited
MySQL Databases : Unlimited
PostgreSQL Databases : Unlimited
SquirrelMail & Horde Webmail Support : Yes
CGI Library : Yes
Server Side Includes : Yes
Frontpage 2000/2002 Extensions : Yes
Account "Control Panel" : Yes
FTP Access : Yes
Shell Access (SSH) : Yes
Override .htaccess & php.ini Support : Yes
Anonymous FTP : Yes
Web-based Email Access : Yes
Log Files + Site Statistics : Yes
Customizable Error Pages : Yes
Web-based File Manager : Yes
Custom Cronjobs : Yes
Enterprise Spam & Virus Protection : Yes
Fantastico Script Support : Yes


Clustered Web Serving Technology
Clustered MySQL-backend
24/7 Monitoring
MCI/Verizon OC-192 Backbone
Network Level Spam & Virus Protection
UPS Power & Generator Back-up

Bonus Features With All Accounts

Bulletin Board (Message Forum) : Yes
Form-mail Script : Yes
PHP Nuke : Yes
Guestbook : Yes
Web Blogs/Wordpress/b2evolution : Yes
Mailing Lists : Yes
Image Galleries/Gallery : Yes
Poll and Survey Software : Yes
Moodle : Yes
Mambo and Joomla : Yes
phpForm Generator : Yes
PHP 5 : Yes
Perl 5 : Yes
Python : Yes
Ruby/Ruby On Rails : Yes
Javascript/DHTML : Yes
Flash/Shockwave : Yes
Help Center/Support Ticket : Yes
e-Commerce Features : Yes
SSL Secure Certificate Ready : Yes
OS Commerce Shopping Cart : Yes
Agora Shopping Cart : Yes
Free Generated Certificate : Yes
Password Protected Directories : Yes
Open PGP/GPG Encryption : Yes
Site Promotion : Yes
Search Engine Submission : FREE
Yahoo Marketing Credits : FREE
MSN Adcenter Credits : FREE


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