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Web Hosting: Features

Our system leverages high-speed connectivity, redundancy, and a sophisticated control panel to empower your online presence like no other hosting company can.

Toll Free Support

We are committed to providing you fast, friendly, and complete answers to your hosting questions. Call us to find out why our customers consistently say that our customer service is one of the best aspects of Modwest!

Load Balanced Hosting

Our hosting system is a load balanced grid of multiple webservers. The benefits of this architecture include fault tolerance, more "headroom" to handle surges of popularity, and long-term management efficiency, all of which add up to high levels of availability. We publish our historical availability on our status page.

PHP Flexibility and Security

At Modwest you'll also enjoy your own php.ini file to update whenever you like. Web developers will appreciate that your PHP pages will run as your user, within the context of your account. For more about how PHP works at Modwest, check our Advanced PHP page.

Free, Unlimited Subdomains

Our system allows you to start accepting traffic instantly at any "subdomain" simply by creating a subdirectory with the same name. For instance, to create the subdomain "my" at, you can create a subdirectory named "my" and then traffic to will be routed there.

Webalizer, AWStats and Wusage Website Traffic Statistics

Analyze your site traffic with graphs and charts and reports produced by Webalizer, AWStats or Wusage. These statistics detail how much web traffic you have and where it's coming from, with detailed breakdowns.

Webalizer sample reports: Overview | Monthly Detail
AWStats example report
Wusage example report

Modwest OnSite

Log in to Modwest® OnSite with any browser to add new databases or hosting accounts, create new mailboxes or forwarding rules, manage your MySQL databases, view detailed bandwidth and disk space utilization graphs and full website traffic analysis reports. You can also change account and mailbox passwords, update contact information, and pay your bill with one click. Learn more about the Control Panel...

WordPress Hosting

Use our WordPress autoinstall feature to add the latest version of the popular blogging and content management system WordPress to your website.

24/7 Server Monitoring

Modwest servers are monitored by a remote "robot" program that tests web and database availability, keeping our staff informed of server status every second of the day.

24/7 Server Access

Update your site content any time of the day or night via your favorite SFTP/SCP program, or SSH to log in to your shell account.

24/7 E-mail Support

Support questions sent to are automatically entered into our trouble ticketing system. Our support team is dedicated to providing quick, friendly, complete and honest answers to all questions received.

E-mail Services

Access e-mail @yourdomain with your favorite POP or IMAP e-mail client (e.g. Thunderbird, Outlook), or use any internet browser with our webmail feature.

We can host your e-mail accounts on our server, or forward your e-mail to existing accounts you may have at work or with your internet service provider. If your hosting plan includes a set number of mailboxes, you can get additional mailboxes at $1 each, per month. All hosting plans include unlimited e-mail aliases and mail forwarding.

Virus Detection

Your security is important to us, so we have implemented e-mail virus detection for all our customers. Virus signatures are updated nightly.

Spam Filtering

We hate junk e-mail as much as you do. To help keep unwanted mail out of your mailbox, we have created a tool that will catch spam as soon as it's received. Using our Spam Control feature, you can customize the sensitivity of your spam filter and specify what happens to spam when it is detected.

Monthly Data Transfer/Bandwidth Usage


Shell Access

Advanced users will enjoy administering their site via the command line (SSH). Dozens of standard unix utilities are available, such as bash, diff, perl, python, ruby, scp, rsync, ispell, vi, pico, jed, ex, pine, ping, nslookup, traceroute, whois, ncftp, mysql, mysqldump, recode, zip, tar, gzip, chmod, wget, htpasswd, sort, uniq, wc, sed, awk and more.

Subversion and CVS Hosting

Developers will appreciate our support of both CVS and SVN source control utilities on all our system.


Everyone makes a mistake once in a while. In the event that you lose precious data on our grid hosting system, we can restore an archive for you. Your website and database data are archived automatically on a nightly schedule and are kept for approximately 10 days.

Domain Aliases

If you have registered multiple domain names we can point them all to the same website for $1/month each. Please see our FAQ for more details on this service.

Scripting, modules, and other features:

Apache, PHP 5.3.18, MySQL 5.5.30-1.1, Perl CGI scripting, Python, Ruby, CVS, Subversion (svn) True Type fonts with Freetype, Ghostscript, GNU Gettext, JPEG-lib 6b, NetPBM graphics tools, ImageMagick image manipulation, and more...

PHP modules
(See complete PHP configuration): get_loaded_extensions(): ADOdb, bcmath, bz2, calendar, cgi-fcgi, ctype, curl, date, dba, dom, exif, ffmpeg, filter, ftp, gd, geoip, gettext, gmp, hash, iconv, imagick, imap, json, ldap, libxml, mbstring, mcrypt, mhash, mime_magic, ming, mssql, mysql, mysqli, odbc, openssl, Optimizer, pcre, PDO, pdo_dblib, pdo_mysql, PDO_ODBC, pdo_pgsql, pdo_sqlite, pgsql, posix, ps, pspell, radius, recode, Reflection, sasl, session, shmop, SimpleXML, snmp, soap, sockets, SPL, SQLite, standard, suhosin, sysvmsg, sysvsem, sysvshm, tidy, tokenizer, wddx, xapian, xml, xmlreader, xmlrpc, xmlwriter, xsl, zip, zlib

Scalability: Upgrades and Add-ons

Our proprietary hosting environment is designed for scalability, enabling our service to grow as your site and company demands increase. Whether you're ready for a complete, customizable e-commerce system, or if you just need an extra mailbox, we can accomodate you quickly. In fact, most upgrades for your site can be made instantly through Modwest® OnSite.

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