Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact at  with a particular question or problem?
If you have a general query contact

Are there any restrictions to the content I can put on my server?
Yes - child pornography and other materials that are illegal are not allowed.

Domain Name Questions:

How long does it take to register a domain name?
All .com, .net, and .org Internet domain names are registered with Internic and take around 1-2 days.

Does CMC Hosting Services register its customers Domain Names?
Yes, we will happily register your domain name.

What does it cost to register a Domain Name?

What if I already have a registered Domain name?

You have to change the DNS Servers to the above so that your site can be activated on our servers.  It usually takes 24 - 72 hours for your site to resolve to our servers.  We will be happy to do this for .com, .org and .net sites.

Ordering Questions:

How do I place an order?
To order an account at CMC Hosting Services simply fill in the form on our Order page.

How long will it take to set up my account?
We will begin setting up your account immediately on receipt of order, and it will be ready within 24-48 hours for uploading via your IP address.  It does take a few days for your name to resolve to your site.  In the meantime you use your site via your IP address.

What method of payment can I use?
We accept major credit cards via the secure PayPal system.

What happens after I order an account?
We will begin setting up your account - often within minutes of receiving your order. Once your account is ready and  payment is processed, we will contact you. (Our hosting service works on a prepayment system.)

Technical Questions:

Can I use CGI scripts?
Yes, you will have your own CGI-BIN where you can install your own scripts.

Can I use JAVA and Active X?
Yes, you can use compiled JAVA applets and ActiveX components.