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Web Hosting Canundrums

Lets talk about the web hosting industry, particularly the services which are offered and their associated costs. The old proverb “you get what you pay for” really does apply. Look closely at what you are really getting for your monthly fees.

There are many hosting companies who charge around $4.95 or $7.95 per month and claim that everything is unlimited. I usually respond to this question from customers with “so why does ABC not host their entire site there?” answer: because they would probably crash every server at the hosting company as they cannot really provide “unlimited” everything. ABC uses an enormous amount of bandwidth per month and a single server would not ever provide a fast enough processing or bandwidth. They rely on a cluster of servers also spread over a large geographical area for network redundancy.

Tube-e’s Basic Joomla and WordPress hosting starts at $20CDN/m hosted on servers in Canada

Let us know if you have any questions

support@tube-e.com

 

 

PRICE LIST – Nov 2015

xDSL Internet:

Residential xDSL Price

 Speed

Usage

Ontario

Retail

Quebec

Retail

6mb / 800Kb

150gb

$29.99

$29.99

6mb / 800Kb

400gb

$32.99

$32.99

6mb / 800Kb

Unlimited

$39.99

$39.99

7mb / 1mb

150gb

$27.99

$28.99

7mb / 1mb

400gb

$31.99

$32.99

7mb / 1mb

Unlimited

$39.99

$39.99

10mb / 1mb

150gb

$29.99

$32.99

10mb / 1mb

400gb

$34.99

$37.99

10mb / 1mb

Unlimited

$44.99

$51.99

15mb / 1mb

150gb

$32.99

$39.99

15mb / 1mb

400gb

$35.99

$42.99

15mb / 1mb

Unlimited

$47.99

$54.99

15mb / 10mb

150gb

$34.99

$41.99

15mb / 10mb

400gb

$37.99

$44.99

15mb / 10mb

Unlimited

$49.99

$56.99

25mb / 10mb

150gb

$38.99

$45.99

25mb / 10mb

400gb

$44.99

$49.99

25mb / 10mb

Unlimited

$57.99

$64.99

50mb / 10mb

150gb

$48.99

$53.99

50mb / 10mb

400gb

$55.99

$59.99

50mb / 10mb

Unlimited

$74.99

$79.99

Dry Loop

$5.00

$5.00

Static IP

$4.00

$4.00

DSL Install Fee $50

Business xDSL Price

Business

Ontario / Quebec Retail

6mb / 800Kb

$50.99

7mb / 1mb

$50.99

10mb / 1mb

$50.99

15mb / 1mb

$50.99

15mb / 10mb

$60.99

25mb / 10mb

$70.99

50mb / 10mb

$90.99

Dry Loop

$10.00

Static IP

$5.00

Unlimited Usage included DSL Install Fee $95 Dry Loop Install Fee $25

Modem and on-site setup extra
Cable and redundant Internet are also available, call for more info


Web/E-mail Hosting:

Basic static HTML starts at               $7.95/m
Basic Jooma/Wordpress start at   $9.95/m

Cloud Backup:
Starter hosted backup starts at      $25/m
*There are 2 components of remote backup.  The amount transferred and the amount stored.

Physical Server Rental:
We have blade servers available with 2x Dual Core Xeon processors, 2G RAM and 60G Hard drives.     $99/m
We also have HP DL360 G5/6/7 with larger resources starting at $149/m

VM Server Rental:
We use VMWare servers starting at $75/m

Let us know your resource requirements and we will build a platform for you.

Hotspot (WiFi) Solutions:
We provide everything you need to create a hotspot at your location. You don’t need to do anything except provide the internet connection, or let us do that for you as well. Hotspot router rental is also included, as well as all setup and configuration. Prices starting at $39.95/m with up to 3000 sessions/m per/location. Splash/startup pages starting at $100 one time fee.


Network Consulting from $75/h
Network Cabling/Wiring from $125/drop
Call or email for more information:
416-784-1233  info@tube-e.com

WiFi Wireless Hotspots

Do you want to create a wireless hotspot in your place of business?  Let us help…. We can create a plan that suits your needs.  Whether you want to provide your customers with a free connection or paid, we have the right solution for you.

We provide all the hardware and programming all for a small monthly fee. We can also remotely monitor the network and react if there are any issues.  Your WiFi for your customers can also be configured to only use a specific amount of your internet bandwidth, not to take away  what you need to run your business.  Tube-e can also install a second fail over/load balancing internet connection so there will be more bandwidth available and if one link fails there is a backup.

Hotspot can be setup so it does a write to their Facebook wall before allowing free internet while at your location. This gives you a wide range of free advertising.

Contact us today to arrange a demonstration.
416-784-1233  info@tube-e.com

 

Some of the many different solutions that are available for Free or Paid Wi-Fi.

  • Basic

    Easy access for users: they have to accept the terms and click on login.

  • Social

    Guests need to LIKE your page on Facebook or post a message to their walls.

  • Vouchers

    Limit accesses by distributing unique voucher codes within a predefined time or data usage.

  • SMS

    Access can be requested to mobile phones via SMS.

  • Family

    Enable parental controls by giving vouchers to your kids which allows them to use Wi-Fi for a limited time.

     

Virtualmin Webhosting Portal

We have been using Virtualmin hosting platform for many years and the biggest question we get from customers is that they have heard of it but its not as popular as others. They also say that they don’t know how to use it and it probably does not have the functionality that the competitors software has.

My answer is usually the following…  Virtualmin is very robust and has many of the functions that the large software vendors have. Go take a look at their website https://www.virtualmin.com then you tell me.  It is also very easy to use but of course if you are use to cpanel than its just different.

One of the amazing features of Virtualmin are the script installers. WordPress and Joomla are two of the most popular web content managers used in websites today and with the built in installers we can have one of these sites running for you in minutes….  We also start our monthly hosting of these sites at $9.95 in our Tier1 Canadian DataCenter with lots of redundancy and gigabit connections.  Call for more information. 416-784-1233 or email info@tube-e.com

 

Other available Virtualmin installers: Versions as of Nov2015

    Script    Version    Description    Rating   
Blog
b2evolution
Ghost 0.6.0
0.7.3
Movable Type 5.2.7
Nucleus 3.65
Textpattern 4.5.7
Typo 5.5
WordPress 4.1.1
Calendar
eGroupWare 1.8.007.20150218
PHP-Calendar 1.1
phpScheduleIt 2.4.2
Plans 8.2.1
WebCalendar 1.2.7
Commerce
4.7.8
Dolibarr
Magento 1.9.1.0
OpenCart 2.0.2.0
osCommerce 2.3.4
PHPCoin v1.6.5
Revive Adserver 3.1.0
Simple Invoices 2011.1
SugarCRM 6.5.20
Vtiger CRM 6.2.0
WHMCS 5.2.15
X2Engine 5.0.6
ZenCart
Community
AROUNDMe 0.6.9
bbPress 1.2
CivicSpace 0.8.5
Drupal
IntegraMOD 1.4.1
phpBB 3.0.12
Simple Machines Forum 2.0.9
Content Management System
CMS Made Simple 1.12
Joomla
Moodle
PHP-Nuke
phpWebSite 1.6.1
Radiant CMS 1.1.4
Typo3 CMS 4.6.18
Xoops 2.0.18.2
Zikula 1.3.9
Database
DaDaBIK 4.3
phpMyAdmin
phpPgAdmin 5.1
Development
Django
Node.js 0.12.2
Ruby on Rails
Email
cgiemail 1.6
1.93
NMS::FormMail 3.14c1
phpLedMailer 1.8
PHPList
poMMo PR16.1
RoundCube
SquirrelMail 1.4.22 (Stable)
Z-push 2.2.0-1934
Guestbook
2.4.4
6.0
Helpdesk
FAQMasterFlex 1.0
Help Center Live 2.1.7
PHP Support Tickets
phpMyFAQ 2.8.22
Horde
Chora h3-2.1.1
Forwards h3-3.2.1
Gollem h3-1.1.2
Horde 3.3.13
Horde Webmail 1.2.11
IMP h3-4.3.11
Ingo h3-1.2.6
Kronolith h3-2.3.6
MIMP h3-1.1.4
Mnemo h3-2.2.5
Nag h3-2.3.7
Passwd h3-3.1.3
Turba h3-2.3.6
Vacation h3-3.2.1
Photos
Coppermine 1.5.34
Zenphoto 1.4.7
Project Management
dotProject 2.1.8
6.0.6
Survey
2.0.9
LimeSurvey 2.05plus-build150413
Tracker
Bugzilla 3.6.13
Flyspray 0.9.9.7
Mantis 1.2.19
Trac
Wiki
DokuWiki 2014-09-29d
Foswiki 1.1.9
Instiki 0.19.7
MediaWiki
MoinMoin 1.9.8
Php-Wiki
TikiWiki
TWiki 6.0.1
Others
1.7.3
eXtplorer 2.1.7
Feng Office
Filecharger 1.0
osTicket
ownCloud
Piwik 2.12.1
Pydio 6.0.6

Hosted PBX Business Phone Services

Don’t forget about our Hosted PBX Business phone service.

Stop paying high rates for minimal services. We include all the services with our packages and your phones can be located anywhere there is good quality internet.

Have your employees work from home even if home is in Alaska or say….  Paris… yes France not Paris Ontario.

Check out – http://www.cloudconnexions.ca
Call for more info:
416-784-1233  info@tube-e.com

 

Fiber Internet

This is NOT Fibe….  that is Bell Canada’s product name for a hybrid service called VDSL.  This service which we do sell is fiber to the neighborhood and then copper for the “last mile”. This can achieve download speeds of up to 50Mb/s and can be very stable.

What I am talking about is real fiber optic cable right to your business.  It is the most stable and reliable and can be purchased in many different flavours.

Call for more information.

Webhosting

Tube-e can host your website on our many different servers, no matter how small or large your web application, we have the right server for the job.

We host websites on Windows servers using static HTML, ASP, ASPX, .NET, and we can also host on Linux servers using LAMP servers (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).

If you need to host a high level web service then we have the solution for you. Tube-e has 3 fully redundant DNS servers that can make a decision based on your web server responding. If one of your multiple web servers are offline our DNS no longer sends traffic to that server therefore eliminating any single point of failure for your web hosting platform.

Call or email for more information.

Data Center Services, Hosting, Server Colocation

We have the data center space you need as well as physical private servers, blade servers and an entire VM virtual server environment. if you don’t have the knowledge, funds or time to build your own data center, call Tube-e.

Physical server rentals start at $99/month and virtual machines start at $75/m.  Call for further information.

416-784-1233  info@tube-e.com

Data Center
  • Brand new, state-of-the-art facilities located in a AAA-rated building
  • Dual electrical grid connections from independent substations
  • Internally redundant, bypassable 250 kVA UPS systems
  • Dedicated backup generator with manual bypass to second non-dedicated backup generator in the event of generator failure
  • Fault-tolerant 600V air conditioning system with humidity regulation
  • Air conditioning units and pumps connected to generator power for unlimited runtime in the event of utility power failure
  • Stratified air flow design for increased cooling efficiency and reduced energy costs
  • Non-service-affecting FM-200(r) Fire Suppression System (on order) with multiple zones, central control, and connectivity to the building fire system
  • Dedicated backup generator with manual bypass to second non-dedicated backup generator in the event of generator failure
Network
  • Fully redundant core switches, routers, and load balancers, utilizing 802.1w rapid spanning tree protocol (RSTP) for split-second failover and high availability
  • Multiple GigE backbone trunks for fast network performance and traffic spike tolerance
  • 99.99% uptime guarantee (with specific SLA)
  • 24 x 7 environment and network monitoring and response
  • Multiple, fault-tolerant upstream fiber connections
  • Burstable and uncapped bandwidth available to every customer, at available connection speeds of 10, 100 and 1000Mbps
  • Broadcast and internal (non-Internet) traffic is unmetered! (If arranged)
  • Multi-homed network with BGP-advertised address space and connections to multiple Tier-1 providers with 100Mb/s and GigE to:
    • Teleglobe
    • Torix
    • GBLX
    • Tiscali
    • T-Systems
  • Latency-optimized routing with excellent connectivity to Canada, U.S., and Europe.
Security
  • 24 x 7 building security monitoring and engineering response
  • Elevator, office, and server room doors monitored for unauthorized or forced entry with local and building security response
  • “Mantrap” entry with key card and biometric access authentication
  • Segmented colocation and main server rooms
  • 24 x 7 CCTV (closed circuit television) surveillance and recording
  • Closed wiring conduits for all wire and fiber outside of the server room and within the colocation room
  • Limited staff access to server rooms
  • Access logging on all key card doors
  • RAID backups available.
Available Administration and Support
  • 24 x 7 security, technical support, and remote hands on premises
  • Expertise with Windows and Linux platforms
  • Expertise with multiple server configurations (VPN, Load balancing, Firewalls)
  • Network monitoring with 24 x 7 response
  • Custom network monitoring with user-configurable notification
  • DNS management
  • Free hardware repair (dedicated server customers only)
  • Root access (dedicated server customers only)
  • Advanced traffic monitoring with per-service and per-IP breakdowns

Server/System/Network Monitoring Service

Advanced System Monitoring

Fix minor glitches before they become major emergencies. Gain instant insight into your web server environment with Tube-e’s web server and other services system monitoring. Round-the-clock system monitoring lets you address potential problems before they occur.

Why consider Advanced System Monitoring?

  • You need to verify service availability/up-time
  • You would like to keep track of web server resources and identify usage trends
  • You suspect a bottleneck related to system resources
  • You need to perform capacity planning for future growth

Features

  • SNMP Support – With our Advanced System Monitoring service we provide a pure SNMP agent; no proprietary protocols. This allows you to add your own additional 3rd party monitoring applications if needed.
  • Lightweight Footprint – With an average of less than 1% CPU utilization and 3MB memory, our monitoring service has a negligible system impact.
  • Complement Existing Tools – Our services provide information that can send industry standard SNMP traps to any SNMP-compliant NMS, enabling you to preserve your existing operational workflow and investment in other management software.
  • Exportable Reports – Reports can be exported in PDF or Plain Text format.

Services monitored for availability

  • HTTP – Standard Web Services (this can further be configured to look for a specific word on a page)
  • HTTPS – Secure Web Services
  • FTP – File Transfer Protocol Services
  • SQL – Database Services

Web server resources monitored

 

  • CPU Utilization – Observe CPU Utilization on a per-processor basis.
  • Disk Partition Storage Space available – Track disk usage by partition to ensure you do not run out of storage space.
  • Physical free memory (in bytes) – Monitor available memory to identify when additional memory is required.
  • Network interface utilization – Measure the utilization on your web server’s network interface card.
  • High utilization can cause slow server response.Available reports
    • At-a-Glance Report – A single page report that provides a summary view of the performance and availability of key web server resources, displayed in chart format.
    • Trend Report – Analyzes the performance of a resource or a group of resources based on specific variables.
    • Top N Report – A tabular report that lists all elements which meet certain user-defined report criteria.
    • MyHealth Report – From the web interface users can create a customized report that focuses on the most critical information in terms of web server performance and availability.
    • What-If Report – An interactive web-based tool that allows you to perform capacity planning and situational trend analysis.