"Anything and Everything on the Net" is the culture of the day. It has become essential to keep the information about the organization and self in the cyberspace. Web hosting is a service that allows users to post Web pages to the Internet. It allows users to publish their own information resources to any Internet user interested in accessing them. It is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for web sites to be viewed on the web.
Web Hosting utilizes the server/client model to distribute content. A web hosting provider will offer its clients access to a web server that will push the client's content to recipients on request. Recipients use web browsers to request content from the Web over their own Internet connection. BSNL provides the web hosting server and other technical resources that are required to provide a consumer with their own customized Web site.
Web Hosting services are more advantageous because they are outsourced, meaning that the physical location of the web server does not reside at the consumer's premises. By outsourcing the Web, the customer effectively transfers responsibility for maintaining his website to BSNL and obtain access to world- class capabilities to control IT functions. The administrative control of the website remains with the customer, though the website is in the BSNL server. Generally, Web hosting does not include authoring of a Web site or the development of database-driven components or code. It is incumbent upon the consumer of Web hosting services to develop this material or have it developed on his or her behalf.
Web Hosting is offered to the consumer in multiple formats based upon the user's requirements. These requirements are incumbent upon cost and infrastructure provided.
Web Hosting Services of BSNL has been launched and are being hosted presently through web servers located at New Delhi and Bangalore. The number of sites will increase based on the demand and the requirement of the customers of the country. By hosting their pages through the Web servers of BSNL the customer can save lot of access time. As the server is available within the safe hands of BSNL any modifications required by the customer can be done immediately to suit the requirements.
The following are the salient features:
Domain name hosting
Web Publishing : HTML pages with Browser supported MIME pages
Customer pays the Demand Note.
Server side scripting: Perl. Java Servlets , JSP
Web Server: Apache, Tomcat.
Data base : MYSQL
SMTP (Exim) and POP3 (apop3d) service for each domain
Multiple e-mail ids per domain with flexible mail quota possible
FTP access for uploading /downloading files
Centralized authentication for SMTP, POP3,FTP and for administration
Multiple Web Hosting Plans to choose
Multi user,Admin- Administration Console for the management of services & usage reports
Multi User,User Administration Console for limited management of services and usage reports
Data Transfer quota Exceeded Message Display.
No hard limit on quota
Round the clock Technical report support through Help Desk (1957)