Mountain Area Information Network
Advantages of Hosting Your Web Site with MAIN
  • Most reliable web-hosting available (Learn more)
    MAIN’s fiber network partner, ERC Broadband, provides Data Center services that include colocated hosting which gives your website low latency for highest performance. ERC is western North Carolina’s locally owned non-commercial fiber network.
  • Full range of state of the art business and education applications included for FREE (See more)
    MAIN’s web hosting includes a web site builder so anyone can create pages easily and quickly. Plus MAIN web hosting gives you access to applications for
    • Blogs
    • Polls and Surveys
    • Ad services
    • E-commerce
    • CRM
    • Project management
    • Forums and guestbooks
    • Galleries
    • Calendars
    • Inventory
    • Accounting
    • Knowledge bases
    • Billing and account management
    • And more
  • Affordable prices (No pop-up ads or special links required)
    MAIN is a local non-profit so we can keep our prices low. Even if you can find a service that is a few dollars cheaper, you may pay the price in loss of privacy by companies that harvest personal information for sale to marketing firms.
  • Service and attention by experienced network professionals (Why should you care?)
    Based in Asheville, NC, MAIN provides technical support by some of the most experienced technical experts in the field. Our experts live right here in western NC. They know our customers and they know how to help.
  • Full suite of web-development tools and languages (Which ones?)
    • CGI
    • Perl
    • PHP
    • Python
    • Ruby
    • SSI
    • MySQL
    • Postgres
  • State of the art security protects your data and your privacy (Learn more)
    MAIN’s fiber network partner, ERC Broadband, provides your Data Center services which include data mirroring, and disaster recovery support. The physical facility includes 3100 sq.ft. raised floor space, long-term diesel generator back-up, climate-controlled environment, 24/7 monitoring system, 7/24/365 on-site security staff and only pre-authorized access to the facilities.
  • Additional disk space and domain forwarding are available (How much?)
  • Special discounts for non-profits
Advantages for Your Community of Hosting with MAIN
  • Keep your Internet dollars local. You’ll support sustainable economy in WNC by creating jobs and encouraging local talent to stay and share their knowledge.
  • Support MAIN’s work to expand high-speed internet access and independent media to the rural communities and urban neighborhoods in WNC.
Testimonials

“Moving our site to MAIN was a snap because you folks held my hand through the change over. I previously dealt with techies who, it seemed, were there only to impress me with their tech-talk. The support folks at MAIN speak plain, understandable English!”

“It's a pleasure to know that a great group of competent folks are hosting my website, that my money is going into the local economy, and that I can receive quick and personal service by simply picking up the phone or sending an e-message.”

“Thank you, MAIN, for providing low cost web hosting that acts like the most expensive service! We enjoy the ease of maintaining our site and its mailing lists and appreciate your quick responses when we have a question.”

Commercial Web Hosting
Service Cost Details
Commercial Web Hosting $150 annually
($25 setup fee)
• 5 GB disk space
• 100 mailboxes (100 MB per mailbox)
• 10 mailing lists
• Unlimited e-mail and e-group redirects
• CGI, Perl, PHP, SSI, MySQL
• Web statistics
• Password protected directories
• Secure certificates
• 50 GB monthly transfer
• An "application vault" that contains 80+ services such as CMS, ecommerce, calendars, formmail, chat, FAQ, photo gallery, forums, wiki, etc.
• Linux Servers
Extra mailing lists $10 annually • Per additional mailing list
Spam and virus filtering $10 annually per address • Spam and virus protection
Extra disk space $100 annually • Per 1 GB block
Extra mailboxes $10 annually • Per ten 100 MB mailboxes
Dedicated IP address $50 annually • Secure certificates require dedicated IPs.
Domain Forwarding $25 annually • No disk space
• Forwards to top-level domains
Commercial web hosting application
Personal and Nonprofit Web Hosting
Service Cost Details
Personal and Nonprofit Web Hosting $75 annually
($15 setup fee)
• 5 GB disk space
• 100 mailboxes (100 MB per mailbox)
• 10 mailing lists
• Unlimited e-mail and e-group redirects
• CGI, Perl, PHP, SSI, MySQL
• Web statistics
• Password protected directories
• Secure certificates
• 50 GB monthly transfer
• Linux Servers
Extra mailing lists $10 annually • Per additional mailing list
Spam and virus filtering $10 annually per address • Spam and virus protection
Extra disk space $100 annually • Per 1 GB block
Extra mailboxes $10 annually • Per ten 100 MB mailboxes
Dedicated IP address $50 annually • Secure certificates require dedicated IPs.
Domain Forwarding $25 annually • No disk space
• Forwards to top-level domains
Personal and nonprofit web hosting application