Asked Web Hosting Questions (FAQ's)
Below are Answers to your questions about setting up your own website - getting it hosted and registering your own domain name. We can help you with all aspects of getting online.
How do I host my own web site?
To host your own web site first register your own domain name (which can be done here). Then apply for hosting (which can be done here). You can then easily upload your site which you have developed your self in a program such as Frontpage, Dreamweaver or even Word or Publisher. Alternatively you can use our Sitebuilder application to easily build your own site in minutes. Once you register we will email you help on how to setup your site. Contact us if you have any further questions or if you would like us to handle your entire site.
Why sign up for hosting with
Our servers located here in Australia - many Australian companies farm out their
servers to US companies adding extra congestion to your web site and email access.
We offer fast secure and up-to-date servers utilizing Linux, raid, and redundant network
and power connections.
We offer generous quotas and features on all our accounts at affordable prices.
A Free trial is available -
so there is no risk to you - we are confident you will
You can control your own site via our control panel 24hrs /7days.
Even more reasons are available here or
sign up now.
Why do I need a web host?
It isn't cost effective to purchase a web server and a high speed 24/7 connection
to the internet just to have your web site available on the internet. That
is where web hosting companies come in. We purchase the servers and the connection,
and then rent our server space to people like you. We give you the best server
software and high speed internet connection, for a low monthly fee.
What is a domain name and how do
I get one?
A domain name is the web address or URL that brings people to your web site.
For example, our domain name or URL is netvantage.com.au. Your domain name
can be anything you want, as long as someone else hasn't already purchased
it. Example domain names end in .com, .net, .org, .com.au, .net.au amongst others. You can register
your domain name now on our web site.
What if I already own a domain name?
There is no fee for using your existing domain name. There is also no setup fee
for setting up the new hosting. Simply setup your hosting with us and we will let you know how to get your domain working.
What steps do I need to take to
set-up hosting with Netvantage?
It's easy to signup with our online
How long does it take for my account
to be set up?
Once payment is received your account will be set-up almost immediately. An
activation notice will be sent to you via e-mail including your user-ID, password,
your web site's IP address and other important information on getting your
How do I transfer my existing hosting to Netvantage?
We have setup a page with the simple procedures for transferring your hosting to Netvantage here.
Can we set up password protected
Yes. Each account comes with the Protect Directories feature, which can be
accessed through the control panel.
May I promote my Netvantage web
site with bulk email?
Spamming is in violation of our service agreement. There are legal and ethical
issues involved in mass mailing of unsolicited email. Any user of our services
who has sent a large number of unsolicited email will have their account closed
within 24 hours. A pro-rata share of their current contract will be refunded.
Do you offer dial-up Internet access?
No, you will need local Internet access in order to maintain your website and
retrieve e-mail addressed to your site. We stick to what we know best - web hosting.
Are your servers connected 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week?
Yes. They are always connected and always monitored.
What are your server types: Windows?
UNIX? Both? Other?
We use and specialize in RedHat
What do autoresponders do and are
An autoresponder will send an automatic reply back to the sender.
What programs can be used to access
e-mail (Outlook, Netscape mail, etc.)?
All POP / IMAP clients can be used any program which downloads the files
from our server onto your computer. You can use mail user agents which run
on our servers (such as pine), with a special configuration. You can also use
Can I access my web site with or
without the "www"?
Yes, you will be able to access the domain address with or without the "www" in
front of the domain name.
What is an email alias and is it
An e-mail alias means if you send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, that address
is aliased to whomever needs to receive it. It can be one person or multiple
people, however you need it structured. It is unlimited get as many
as you need for no extra charge!
Do you have FTP and FTP Anonymous
Yes, we provide both FTP and FTP Anonymous access.
Do you provide a CGI-BIN personal
Yes, account packages come with a CGI-BIN.
How can I manage my e-mail users
(add/remove/update). How can I setup mail redirection
for my users?
To add or delete POP / IMAP boxes, use the Mail Manager option in your control
You redirect mail by editing the address, un-forwarding to the POP box (which
deletes it if that's the only reference to it) and forwarding to whatever email
address you desire.
What is a virtual domain?
Virtual Domain means having your own domain (http://www.your-name.com) without
having to purchase expensive server hardware and software. With a Virtual
Domain, you utilize our server's storage space and internet connection, while,
you are still professionally represented via your own personal Internet web
address or domain name (www.domain-name.com) and by your own personal e-mail