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 How do I sign up?
 Please click on the below link to create your VodaHost account. http://www.vodahost.com/order.htm
 What does VodaHost cost and what features do you offer?
 Please click on the link below for a complete list of features including full pricings. http://www.vodahost.com/features.htm We look forward to having you as a member!
 Do I get a free domain name when I sign up?
  Yes, all new accounts get one complimentary domain name registration. The extensions we provide for free are the ones listed below....com / .net / .org / .info / .us / .biz / .co.uk / .org.uk /.ca / .in
 Is my credit card information safe?
 Your entire sign up, from beginning to end, will be protected with 128 bit SSL encryption. On top of this, your credit card will be stored with an encryption method that is impossible to reverse. Each encrypted credit card requires 5 keys to unencrypte
 How long does it take to set up my account?
 Once you receive a welcome email from VodaHos confirming that your payment has been received, we will begin the activation process. We cannot activate the account until payment is received--that is, until your credit card is approved or check has been received, processed and cleared. Normal wait time is less than 24 hours. Our sign up proccess is not 100% automated. Due to a high rate of credit card fraud on the internet. We voice verify every new account before we activate it. This is for your protection, somebody using a stolen credit card number will not give his real telephone number (unless he is very stupid). Real telephone numbers can be traced back to a residential address. We report any and all credit card and PayPal fraud to the proper authorities.
 Do you have a community forum?
 Yes we do. Please click the link below. http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/index.php?
 How do I get started building a website?
 Getting Started on your First Web Page Welcome to VodaHost, VodaHost is committed to helping you construct your first web page and getting you online as quickly as possible. Creating your first web page can be a daunting and confusing task. Where do I get started? What should I do? However, it does not have to be this way, creating a web page can be a fun and rewarding experience if you just follow a few simple guidelines, which we will outline for you here. The first thing that you should do when getting ready to construct your first web page is to define it. What do you want your web page to do? Do not just start constructing your page, really think about it. You should think about how you want it to look, what information you want to provide to your perspective customer in order to persuade him to buy your product or service rather than going elsewhere. Be sure that you organize the page well, think of your Home Page like the Table of Contents page in a book, it is there so that your customers know where to go in your site for their particular needs, or just to familiarize themselves with your product. Lastly, when defining your site you should do your research. Always visit your competitions web site to see how they have organized their site, so you can make yours better, whether it is just including more information about your product, or simply making a better designed site. Now that you have given some serious thought to how you want your web site to look, and what you want to include in it, you need to think of a name for it. There are various approaches to finding the right name for your web site. The first is to make the name logical, for instance, Nike’s web site is nike.com. Another approach is to make the name memorable so that your customers can type it in without thought, the name does not have to be descriptive of the product you sell, for example amazon.com sells books. Further, you should keep the name as short as possible so that it is easy for your customers to type into the url field. Now that you have your web page named and given some thought into how you want it to look, here are some pointers for building your site. If you have pictures on your web page go over them first with a photo editing program, like pix resizer, www.vodahost.com/pix.htm so that the customer’s browser does not have to crunch them. This will also speed up the download speed of your page so that the customer can view quickly without having to wait for large picture files to appear on the
 Are there any hidden fees?
 VodaHost's web hosting package is 100% all inclusive. No hidden charges or fees EVER! Please click on the link below for a complete list of features including pricings. http://www.vodahost.com/features.htm
 Can I obtain a dedicated IP for my domain?
 The price is $3 extra a month with a one time setup fee of $25.00. Please open a support ticket to request this service.
 Do you offer any other control panel program besides cPanel?
 No. We currently only offer the cPanel control panel.
 Will advertisements be placed on my website?
 No advertisements of any type will ever be placed on your website, Your website will be completely ad free.
 Do you outsource your customer support?
 Never, all our customer support staff and our server technicians are employed directly by us. We will never outsource any customer support functions to any third parites.
 Can I send SPAM? What is your policy on this?
 Spamming, or the sending of unsollicited email from our servers or using an email address that is related to our company or hosted on any of our servers is STRICTLY prohibited. We consider the sending of spam one of the highest ranked grounds for the immediate termination of the violator of this rule.
 Do you offer telnet or shell access?
 No due to security reason's we do not offer telnet or shell access.You are still able to unzip files on the server using our file manager as well as the ability to setup cron jobs.
 Is the osCommerce shopping cart included?
 We offer all our customers the osCommerce shopping cart for free with every account. osCommerce is a very feature rich shopping cart that can be set up very easily. Please click the link below for osCommerce tutorials. http://www.vodahost.com/tut_osc.htm
 Can I use another website builder besides BlueVoda?
 Absolutely, You can use Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft FrontPage or any other website builder you desire. BlueVoda is our own in-house website builder that we give out for free. You are under no obligation to use it.
 Do you offer FrontPage extensions on your servers?
 Yes, Microsoft FrontPage is fully compatible with VodaHost all VodaHost servers have FrontPage extensions pre-installed on them.
 How to avoid fight credit card fraud.
 Credit and charge card fraud costs cardholders and issuers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. While theft is the most obvious form of fraud, it can occur in other ways. For example, someone may use your card number without your knowledge. It's not always possible to prevent credit or charge card fraud from happening. But there are a few steps you can take to make it more difficult for a crook to capture your card or card numbers and minimize the possibility. Do... * Sign your cards as soon as they arrive. * Carry your cards separately from your wallet. * Keep a record of your account numbers, expiration dates, etc... * Keep an eye on your card during the transaction, and get it back as quickly as possible. * Void incorrect receipts and destroy carbons. * Save receipts to compare with billing statements. * Open bills promptly and reconcile accounts monthly. * Report any questionable charges promptly and in writing to the card issuer. * Notify card companies in advance of a change in address. Don't... * Lend your card(s) to anyone. * Leave cards or receipts lying around. * Sign a blank receipt. When you sign a receipt, draw a line through any blank spaces. * Write your account number on a postcard or the outside of an envelope. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER Give out your account number over the phone unless you're making the call to a company you know is reputable. If you have questions about a company, check it out with your local consumer protection office or Better Business Bureau. Reporting Losses and Fraud If you lose your credit or charge cards or if you realize they've been lost or stolen, immediately call the issuer(s). Many companies have toll-free numbers and 24-hour service to deal with such emergencies. By law, once you report the loss or theft, you have no further responsibility for unauthorized charges. In any event, your maximum liability under federal law is $50 per card. If you suspect fraud, you may be asked to sign a statement under oath that you did not make the purchase(s) in question.
 What does VodaHost do to combat credit card fraud?
  What does VodaHost do to combat credit card fraud? 1) All incoming orders are IP traced back to there root computer. This means if somebody in Nigeria uses your name, credit card and address to purchase a web hosting account, we will know about it immediately and we will not process the order. Even if they try to "spoof" or "cloak" their IP address we can still trace the computer that the order was placed on, back to almost the exact location (Country, City, Street) to where the order originated. We have invested heavily in some very sophisticated IP tracking technology. 2) We manually verify almost every single order we get. This consists of... a) Doing a reverse trace to make sure that the telephone number used during the sign up process matches the address given. b) Giving you a "Welcome Call" and verifying that the order is legitimate. 3) All orders with IP traces leading back to Nigeria, Vietnam, Senegal, Yugoslavia, Ghana, Romania, Albania, Egypt, Indonesia and about 61 other countries are pre-flagged for fraud and are subject to a 24-48 hold period while we run several fraud checks.4) We have been in contact with the F.B.I. on several occasions and are subscribers to an international database of known fraudsters and fraudulent IP addresses that are automatically cross checked with all incoming orders. 5) We have several more fraud checks that we perform that we prefer not to disclose for obvious reasons. We can not do it alone! We need your help! We need you to be vigilant at all times and guard your personal data very carefully. Do not conduct any internet transaction with any website that does not have a valid SSL certificate. Also please make sure that when you sign up you give us your correct address and a valid telephone number so we can verify your order if we have to. Please CLICK HERE to read " How to avoid credit card fraud".
 Do you offer telnet or shell access?
 No, VodaHost does not provide shell access.
 Do you offer dedicated servers or co-locations?
 No, we do not offer dedicated servers or server co-location.
 What kind of reseller program do you offer?
 At this time, we do not have a reseller program, but we do have a terrific affiliate program. See the affiliate program site for more information: http://www.vodahost.com/affiliates.htm
 Dedicated Servers
  Have you out grown your shared web hosting account? ..Are you ready for the next step? VodaHost is now offering very affordable dedicated servers...Please click the below link to learn more.....http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/web-hosting-pre-sales/40599-dedicated-servers.html
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