Hosting Info

Hosting Services

Sonic hosting services provide high-speed, high-reliability Internet presence for your domain name. More information regarding our web servers is available here.

Basic Hosting

An IP-based virtual host on Sonic's web cluster. Includes shell and FTP access, MySQL database service.

Storage Bandwidth Mailboxes Monthly
15000 Megabytes 150 Gigabytes 150 $19.95

 

Also known as a "virtual host," this feature allows you to host your website at the top level of your domain name, for example "www.new-domain.com" or even simply "new-domain.com". This top level hosting makes it appear that you've got your own dedicated server hardware hosting your site and makes it much easier for visitors to remember your website address.

Basic Hosting setup takes just a few minutes to complete using our online tools. Once you've set it up, you can promote your top level web address immediately.

Existing Sonic customers should log in to Member Tools to order service.

Features

15000 megabytes of storage for your web page, email, and storage
150 gigabytes of file transit per month
150 email-only accounts
IMAP mail service (More Info)
FTP access to keep your content up-to-date
CGI access for advanced web programming (More Info)
Shell access available at no additional charge (More Info)
15 MySQL Databases included (additional MySQL also available separately)
DNS hosting included for one domain name (DNS also available separately)
True IP Virtual Host for robust, IP-based hosting
Comprehensive disk usage and bandwidth monitoring with Hedgehog

 

Important Note: It is necessary to register a domain name to take advantage of this service. Domain Name Registration service is available through Sonic, or you can transfer hosting of an existing domain name as part of your signup.

This service does not include Internet connectivity. Basic Hosting can be added to an existing account.

Value Hosting

A name-based virtual host on Sonic's web cluster. Includes shell and FTP access.

Storage Bandwidth Mailboxes Monthly
5000 Megabytes 50 Gigabytes 50 $9.95

 

Also known as a "virtual host," this feature allows you to host your website at the top level of your domain name, for example "www.new-domain.com" or even simply "new-domain.com". This top level hosting makes it appear that you've got your own dedicated server hardware hosting your site and makes it much easier for visitors to remember your website address.

Value Hosting setup takes just a few minutes to complete using our online tools. Once you've set it up, you can promote your top level web address immediately.

Existing Sonic customers should log in to Member Tools to order service.

Features

5000 megabytes of storage for your web page, email, and storage
50 gigabytes of file transit per month
50 email-only accounts
IMAP mail service (More Info)
FTP access to keep your content up-to-date
CGI access for advanced web programming (More Info)
Shell access available at no additional charge (More Info)
5 MySQL Databases included (additional MySQL also available separately)
DNS hosting included for one domain name (DNS also available separately)
Comprehensive disk usage and bandwidth monitoring with Hedgehog

 

Important Note: It is necessary to register a domain name to take advantage of this service. Domain Name Registration service is available through Sonic, or you can transfer hosting of an existing domain name as part of your signup.

This service does not include Internet connectivity. Value Hosting can be added to an existing account.

DNS

DNS-only hosting service. Allows for domain email alias management, pointing your domain to any static IP address (including DSL service or a Sonic Hosting service), OR Domain Forwarding to any URL. Included with Value and Basic Hosting.

Storage Bandwidth Mailboxes Monthly
None None None $1.95

 

Existing customers should log in to Member Tools to order service.

What is DNS Service?

DNS (Domain Name Service) is a service that allows a Domain Name to be visible to the world. When you register a new domain name, we update our Name Servers with information for your new domain. This information is then shared with name servers throughout the world so that others can send you email and easily find your website.

Mail Server Access

DNS provides access to Mail Servers so that email sent to your domain can be routed to the correct person. For example, email sent to sales[at]yourdomain.com might be routed to jane[at]sonic.net while mail sent to joe[at]yourdomain.com might be routed to joe[at]sonic.net or even joe[at]hotmail.com.

Web Site Access

With DNS and a domain name, you can also access your website by pointing your web browser to either of the following addresses:

If you would like to access your new domain as www.yourdomain.com or even more simply as yourdomain.com you will need to add Basic Hosting or Value Hosting for the domain name. Basic Hosting provides simpler and more professional access to your domain and has other advantages as well.

Who should buy this service?

Most people who buy Sonic's DNS service already have a domain name hosted with another company. If you would like your existing domain name to be serviced by Sonic, this service is for you. The cost of Sonic's DNS service is $1.95 per month and the service will be billed on the same schedule as your regular sonic bill. While adding DNS to your account, you will also be given the option of purchasing Sonic's Basic Hosting or Value Hosting service.

Who should not buy this service?

If you do not yet have a domain name, this service is not for you! Instead, you should register a new domain. During the registration process, you will also receive Sonic DNS for your new domain and be given the option to add our Basic Hosting or Value Hosting service.