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Advanced Hosting

NetActiv8's Advanced Hosting package is ideal for larger business websites that require more advanced services. Microsoft SQL 2008 and mySQL 5.1 databases are available as well as a host of other features. All the features you need to run a successful e-commerce website.

Windows Server 2008 R2 IIS 7.5

Windows Server 2008 R2 IIS 7.5 platform for running database driven ASP, and ASP.NET websites. We use the worlds best selling servers, the HP ProLiant with Intel Quad-Core Processors and fast SCSI RAID 15,000RPM Harddrives

Isolated Application Pools

Each website has it's own Dedicated Application Pool placing the website in it's own server process isolated from other websites running on the same server ensuring that your website is secure and available at all times. Each website has 800MB of application pool memory!

DotNetPanel Control Panel

Manage all aspects of your hosting account easily through the DotNetPanel Control Panel, instantly setting up websites and e-mail accounts. The DotNetPanel Control Panel is the most advanced control panel available for Windows Server.

Components and Features

Our servers have a number of professional components installed allowing you to extend the abilities of scripting languages.

  • Microsoft Classic ASP

Active Server Pages or ASP, as it is more commonly known, is a technology that enables you to make dynamic and interactive web pages.

  • ASP.NET Framework Versions 3.5 SP1, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

ASP.NET is a powerful web application framework that can be utilised for building dynamic websites. The Web Wiz Host servers have ASP.NET 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 installed. You can select which version you wish to use from your control panel.
Please note: ASP.NET 3.0 and 3.5 add extensions to ASP.NET 2.0, if you select ASP.NET 2.0 for your site from your control panel it will also support ASP.NET 3.0 and 3.5.

  • Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX

ASP.NET AJAX is a free framework for quickly creating a new generation of more efficient, more interactive and highly-personalized Web experiences that work across all the most popular browsers. For more info visit the ASP.NET AJAX web site.

  • Microsoft ASP.NET Chart Controls

Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 enable rich browser-based charting that will generate chart images from your data in a range of formats including pie, area, range, point, circular, accumulation, data distribution, Ajax interactive, doughnut, and more. Click here to download documentation.

  • PHP 5.2

PHP 5.2 is a very popular scripting language with a wide variety of free scripts available on the Internet. We are using Microsoft's FastCGI for PHP which gives native multi-threaded support on the Windows platform for high performance and improve compatibility.

  • Microsoft CDOSYS

This mail component allows you to send email from ASP and ASP.NET applications on your website.

  • Dimac w3 JMail Pro v4.5

w3 JMail Professional is a powerful fully featured SMTP and POP3 mail component that allows you to send and receive email from within ASP or ASP.NET code in a very simple way. For full documentation then please see w3JMail Documentation.

  • Persits AspUpload v3

This very powerful Upload component from Persits allows you to upload files and images to your web space through ASP applications using forms to allow your web sites visitors to upload their own images etc. to your web space. Supports sharpening, picture-in-picture, metadata extraction. For more information including documentation on how to use this component click here to go to the AspUpload web site.

  • Persits AspJpeg v2

A very powerful Image resizing component for creating high-quality thumbnails. For more information including documentation on how to use this component click here to go to the AspJpeg web site.

  • Persits AspPDF v1.9

AspPDF is a component for dynamically creating, reading and modifying Portable Document Format (PDF) files. For more information including documentation on how to use this component click here to go to the AspPDF web site.

  • Microsoft XML 6

The Microsoft XML Parser allows developers to easily describe and deliver rich, structured data from any application in a standard, consistent way.

  • Helicon Tech ISAPI_Rewrite 3 Full

ISAPI_Rewrite 3 is a powerful regular-expressions-based URL rewriter for IIS, compatible with Apache mod_rewrite. It is used for search engine optimization, to proxy another server's content, stop hot linking or strengthen server security. For more information and documentation click here to go to the ISAPI_Rewrite web site.

  • Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0

URL rewrite module provides a rule-based rewriting mechanism for changing requested URL’s before they get processed by web server. The module can be used to express URL rewriting logic that can use regular expressions or wildcards and can make rewriting decisions based on HTTP headers and server variables


Create sub-domains instantly, for example ''. Sub-domains work the same as full websites with their own settings and have full email features.

Advanced Traffic Statistics

On-demand website analytics with SmarterStats to track your website's growth and forecast internet trends. With over 130 report items and powerful Data Mining Tools that can be viewed in graphical format through your web browser.

SSL Secure Server

Enable SSL Secure transactions on your sites via our 128 bit Secure SSL Server. This is very useful if you wish to run an e-commerce website or wanting to take personal details giving your customers the peace of mind their transactions are secure.

Password Protected Secure Folders

You can choose which users or groups have access to specific areas of your website and to lock it down ensuring only those who have the correct login credentials have access to the protected area and it's contents.

Customised Error Pages

Replace the common 'page not found error' and other common error pages with your own custom error messages. Use this to display a site map if a page can not be found encouraging visitors to stay on your site.

Static and Dynamic Web Page Compression

Web Page Compression allows all your web pages to be compressed by as much as 70%, giving faster page download times and reduced bandwidth consumption. We are one of the only web hosts to offer this due to our sparsely populated Intel Quad-Core Xeon servers.


While you are waiting for any DNS changes to take effect with your domain name, we provide a pre-propagation test domain to view your website on the live server and make sure everything is working before you move your site.


  • POP3/SMTP/IMAP Mailboxes

Configure individual, password protected mailboxes which can be accessed using a mail client like Outlook to send and receive email. Also includes Auto Responders, email forwarding, multiple receipt lists, and webmail service.

  • Advanced WebMail

Access your mailboxes to configure anti-spam filters or read and send email messages from any computer with Internet access and a web browser. The AJAX based webmail service includes, email composer, spell checking, contacts and events which can be synced with Outlook or PocketPC, and much more.

  • Email Virus Scanning

Your email is scanned for viruses before it reaches your mailbox and any viruses detected are removed. Our viruses scanners are updated automatically ensuring that they are constantly up-to-date with the latest virus definitions.

  • Anti-SPAM Detection

Your email is scanned for SPAM by our dedicated SpamAssassin Server which tags SPAM email with a weighting letting you decide what action to take. We also use a number of additional configurable methods for preventing SPAM including, Bayesian Filters, Reverse DNS lookup, Domain-Keys, SPF record checking, and more.

  • Greylisting - 97% Efficiency at Blocking SPAM!

All mailboxes come with Greylisting (this feature can be disabled). Many of our customers have commented on how much they appreciate the Greylisting service as it can achieve 97% effectiveness at blocking SPAM while still letting through legitimate emails. For more information on what Greylisting is and how it works please see

  • Mail Server Backup Every Four Hours

All mailboxes and webmail are backed up every four hours between 8am and 11pm each day to our fast 2.25TB Storage Server with all backup data mirrored on separate harddrives.


  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Use Microsoft's top of the line professional database system to create SQL Server 2008 databases, for use in your web sites applications. We use dedicated Intel Quad-Core Xeon 64 bit database servers with RAID 10 15,000rpm SCSI (SAS) hard drives for fast performance and reliability.

  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Tools

Included with your hosting plan is a range of SQL Server Management Tools that allow you to Manage, Backup, Restore, and Transfer databases. Together with your SQL Server Database is storage space on our Backup File Server for storing multiple backups of your databases.

  • mySQL 5.1

mySQL 5.1 is the world's most popular open source database system, with outstanding performance and proven reliability. Your mySQL databases would be housed on dedicated Intel Quad-Core Xeon 64 bit database servers, freeing processor and memory of resource-hungry web server software.

  • Access

Included in all plans, use an unlimited number of Access databases with your web sites applications, allowing dynamic database driven websites.


Create sub-domains instantly, for example ''. Sub-domains work the same as full websites with their own settings and have full email features.

SSL Secure Server

Enable SSL Secure transactions on your sites via our 128bit Secure SSL Server. This is very useful if you wish to run an ecommerce website or wanting to take personal details giving your customers the peace of mind their transactions are secure.

Connectivity, Backups and Security

  • Multiple Internet Connections with High Availability

We utilise two Tier 2 Multihomed Internet Connections to our core Gigabyte Network configured in High Availability. In the event that our systems detect loss of functionality or network-layer connectivity our failover systems will immediately become active and traffic will be re-routed to our network.

  • Full Nightly Backups

Full backups are made of our servers each night to our fast Storage Server with all backup data mirrored on separate harddrives for extreme redundancy. Should you accidentally delete any files or databases we can roll-back your entire site or individual files and databases.

  • 24 Hour Monitoring

Our network, servers, and services are constantly monitored from external monitoring systems. In the event that the monitoring stations detect a problem our technicians are alerted immediately and can begin work resolving the issue within minutes. View Live Monitor Feed.

  • Redundant Backup Servers

If the worse should happen and one of our servers were to suffer an unrecoverable hardware failure we maintain redundant backup servers and have spare parts in stock. With the nightly backups we are able to recover any of the servers to their original state.

  • Hardware Firewall's

All customer data is protected by state of the art corporate hardware firewalls configured in high availability failover for redundancy to protect against hackers, denial of services attacks, viruses, etc. Keeping your website, databases, email, and data safe from malicious attacks.

  • Backup UPS and Generators

All our servers are protected against power outages by N+1 UPS and 6500BHP diesel engine backup generators specifically designed for use in national grid stations.

  • Backup Mail Servers

In the unlikely event our primary network should become unavailable we also maintain a Backup Mail Server in a secondary datacentre, which instantly takes over in the event the Primary Mail Servers are unavailable.

  • StorageVault Service

Our StorageVault Service is available for free to all our Advanced Hosting Customers. The StorageVault Service allows you to backup your own personal documents, precious images, and files to to our secure online file storage servers.

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