What is excess traffic?
All our Linux Hosting plans allow unlimited traffic (bandwidth). But other companies have quotas. Excess traffic is where your website traffic in Megabytes exceeds the monthly quota in your particular hosting plan.

Where is the Linux datacentre?
Two Linux datacentres are in Sydney. Each has recently completed a major upgrade of hardware and datacentre facilities. Websites now load faster.

Where is the Windows datacentre?
Windows IIS Data Centre is in Brisbane. It provides Redundancy, Reliability, Stability and Performance.

How do I connect to the MS SQL Database?
To start your MS SQL Server database, go to the control panel and click “Databases” – then setup a unique name. Then connect to the SQL Server with normal SQL Server tools and build tables, procedures, whatever as per a local server.

What is the SQL Server or MySQL database size limit?
Each hosting plan space quota covers databases, all website files and email boxes.

Am I able to use Enterprise Manager to access the SQL Server database?
Yes. The usual Microsoft SQL Server tools for populating and managing the database (e.g. Enterprise Manager, Query Analyser, DTS).

Am I able to have 2 sites running off the one hosting plan? ie www.company1.com & www.company2.com
Only if one site is in a sub-directory. But you can have several domain names opening one website. You can have sub-domains for separate websites. But Platypus Web Hosting is cheap enough to get separate hosting for a second company. If you have a large number of websites we can do a hosting plan with “Addon” domains. These are the same as separate hosting accounts except that the “Addons” don’t have a cPanel. They all share the total space quota of the hosting plan. Ask us for a price.

What are popular utilities in the Linux hosting plans?
The PHPlist mailing list is very popular with clubs for emailing regular Newsletters to their members. You can import your list of email addresses, paste your HTML newsletter into the source of the email message and just send it to all members. But look through the Free extras and auto-install software such as WordPress.

Why don’t you have Bots to automatically set up domain names and hosting?
Well, we have bodies instead of bots. You can’t talk to bots, but you can talk to bodies and we can talk to you.

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