Hosting Services

Maine Niche is pleased to offer Web Hosting Services. Maine Niche is working hand-in-hand with a Maine Company to provide our customers with reliable and professional web hosting services. Located in Maine, The Port Web Design provides web hosting services dedicated to helping businesses and organizations to get online. All of their hosting plans come with a 99.9% up-time and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Prices and packages vary depending on your needs: 

  • Personal — $9.95 mo.
  • Business — $12.95 mo.
  • E.Commerce/Database — $18.95 mo.
  • Corporate — $29.95 mo.

Package deals available. Pay per year and you will receive two months free. Please contact The Port Web Design for specifics.

To help you better understand what hosting services are, FAQs are listed below. After you have read the FAQs and you find you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to call The Port Web Design (207-967-4691) for assistance.

WEB HOSTING FAQs

What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is the act of renting space and bandwidth through a company so that you may publish your web site online. You can either opt for a free hosting that is usually supported with banners and pop ups, or may opt to get paid web hosting, which gives you complete control over your site contents.

What is virtual hosting?
Also known as shared hosting, this form of web hosting should suffice for most everyone. Virtual hosting simply refers to the fact that your site is on one server, and that this server hosts multiple sites. You are virtually sharing — your site will not be the only one on this specific server. Very few sites would actually need the power of a dedicated server, so this option provides a reliable and inexpensive solution.

What is a domain name?
A domain is your identity online, the name of your website. It separates you from everyone else – once yours, as long as you keep renewing it, no one else may have it. Many hosts will register a domain for you if you do not have one (it must be available though). You need to be careful that the Domain Name registered in your name and not theirs. Also make sure that they are not overcharging – some hosts charge over twice the average. For most domains, the minimum registration duration is one year.

How do I register a domain name?
Registering a domain name is very easy. First you will have to make sure that the domain name you want is available – using something called WHOIS. You can type in the domain name your looking to use to make sure it is available for registration. Then you call The Web Port Design (207-967-4691) and set up the hosting plan that meets your need.

What are your name servers (DNS)?
Primary Name Server:
NS1.THEPORTWEBDESIGN.COM

Secondary Name Server:
NS2.THEPORTWEBDESIGN.COM

Do I have to change my domain if I get a new host?
No. Provided that the domain is registered in your name (as it should be), you can simply update your current server and point it to your new host name servers.

How can I pay for web hosting?
Recurring Payments through PayPal or yearly payment check or credit cards is how you would pay for web hosting services. What is PayPal? PayPal is an online bank with top of the line security systems. PayPal lets anyone with an email address send money to anyone else with an email address. Each user signs up with PayPal and then enters their necessary banking or credit card information. Once registration is completed, you can set-up your fully automated recurring monthly payment.

What is up-time?
Up-time is literally what it means – it is the amount of time your site is online throughout the entire month. The best up-time would be 100%, but because things can happy, many hosts offer 99.9% up-time guarantees.