Web Hosting Services
"Anything and Everything on the Net" is the culture of the day. It has become essential to keep the information about the organization and self in the cyberspace. Web hosting is a service that allows users to post Web pages to the Internet. It allows users to publish their own information resources to any Internet user interested in accessing them. It is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for web sites to be viewed on the web.

Web hosting utilizes the server/client model to distribute content. A web hosting provider will offer its clients access to a web server that will push the client's content to recipients on request. Recipients use web browsers to request content from the Web over their own Internet connection. BSNL provides the web hosting server and other technical resources that are required to provide a consumer with their own customized Web site.

Web hosting services are more advantageous because they are outsourced, meaning that the physical location of the web server does not reside at the consumer's premises. By outsourcing the Web, the customer effectively transfers responsibility for maintaining his website to BSNL and obtain access to world- class capabilities to control IT functions. The administrative control of the website remains with the customer, though the website is in the BSNL server. Generally, Web hosting does not include authoring of a Web site or the development of database-driven components or code. It is incumbent upon the consumer of Web hosting services to develop this material or have it developed on his or her behalf.

Web hosting is offered to the consumer in multiple formats based upon the user's requirements. These requirements are incumbent upon cost and infrastructure provided.

The Web Hosting Services of BSNL has been launched and are being hosted presently through web servers located at New Delhi and Bangalore. The number of sites will increase based on the demand and the requirement of the customers of the country. By hosting their pages through the Web servers of BSNL the customer can save lot of access time. As the server is available within the safe hands of BSNL any modifications required by the customer can be done immediately to suit the requirements.

The following are the salient features:
  • Domain name hosting
  • Web Publishing : HTML pages with Browser supported MIME pages
  • Server side scripting: Perl. Java Servlets , JSP
  • Web Server: Apache, Tomcat.
  • Data base : MYSQL
  • SMTP (Exim) and POP3 (apop3d) service for each domain
  • Multiple e-mail ids per domain with flexible mail quota possible
  • FTP access for uploading /downloading files
  • Centralized authentication for SMTP, POP3,FTP and for administration
  • Multiple Web Hosting Plans to choose
  • Multi user Admin- Administration Console for the management of services & usage reports.
  • Multi User – User Administration Console for limited management of services and usage reports
    Data Transfer quota Exceeded Message Display.
  • No hard limit on quota
  • Round the clock Technical report support through Help Desk (1957)

1. Web Hosting Packages:


1.1 - Packages/ Plans of Web Hosting (bundled with Messaging Hosting):
Component Name Plan I Plan II Plan III Plan IV Plan V Plan VI
Web Sapce 50 MB 100 MB 250 MB 500 MB 750 MB 1000 MB
Email Space 300 MB 400 MB 400 MB 600 MB 600 MB 600 MB
Web Space Charge/Year in Rs. 500 800 2000 5000 7000 9000
Email Space Charge/Year in Rs. 800 1500 2000 5000 5500 6000
Free Data Transfer per Month 200 MB 500 MB 1 GB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Free Email IDs 10 20 25 40 50 60
Charges for additional 5 email IDs (Min=0, Max=20)/year in Rs.  NO 500 500 500 500 500
Charges for every 5 child FTP Users (Min=0, Max=4)/year in Rs.  NO 500 1000 1500 2000 2000
Charges for additional 50 MB Web Space (Min=0, Max=10)/year in Rs.  600 600 600 600 600 600
Charges for additional 50 MB Email Space (Min=0, Max=10)/year in Rs.  600 600 600 600 600 600
IMAP Charges per year in Rs. No 500 1000 1000 2000 2000
SSL Charges per year in Rs. No 1000 2000 2000 4000 4000
Non-BSNL IP pool (Charges based on number of email IDs)/year in Rs. No 1000 2000 2000 4000 4000
DB Hosting Charge per year in Rs. 0 0 0 0 0 0

  • Minimum commitment period is 1 Year and charges will be taken in advance.
  • One Domain shall be given.
  • Domain hosting charge will be Rs. 500 per year. New domain Registration will be charged as per actual and will be adjusted in next bill.
  • Charges in excess of free Data Transfer up to 2 GB : Rs 2000/-.
  • Charges in excess of free Data Transfer up to 5 GB : Rs 4000/-.
  • Data Transfer over above slabs will be charged in slab of 5 GB Data Transfer.
  • Service tax will be extra.
  • Special customized plans to suite big corporate can also be offered. (conditions apply).

1.2 Additional Attributes of the package:
Component Name Plan I Plan II Plan III Plan IV Plan V Plan VI
Platform Windows/Unix Windows/Unix Windows/Unix Windows/Unix Windows/Unix Windows/Unix
DB hosting N.A Oracle/MySQL Oracle/MySQL Oracle/MySQL Oracle/MySQL Oracle/MySQL
Admin FTP user 1 1 1 1 1 1
HTTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMTP/POP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto-reply Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mail Forwarding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
One Database and One DB user Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMS No No No No No No
WAP No No No No No No
Message data transfer per month No No No No No No

2. Message Hosting Services (Corporate Email solutions);


2.1 Packages / Plans of Message Hosting
Component Name Plan I Plan II Plan III Plan IV Plan V Plan VI Plan VII
Email Space 100 MB 250 MB 500 MB 1000 MB 2500 MB 5000 MB 10GB
Email Space Charges/ year in Rs 1000 2500 6000 15000 40000 90000 200000
Max Email IDs 15 30 60 150 300 600 1500
Charges for additional 5 email IDs (Min=0, Max=20)/year in Rs 500 500 500 500 500 500 No
Charge for every additional 50 MB Email space(Min=0, Max=10)/year in Rs 600 600 600 600 600 600 No
IMAP Charges per year in Rs No No 1000 1500 3500 7000 15000
Charge per SMS in Rs No No No No No No No
WAP charge per year in Rs No No No No No No No
SSL Charges per year in Rs No No 2000 3000 7000 14000 30000
Non-BSNL IP pool (Charge per 8 static IPs allowed)/year in Rs No No 2000 3000 7000 14000 30000

2.2 Additional Attributes of the package:

Component Name Plan I Plan II Plan III Plan IV Plan V Plan VI Plan VII
HTTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMTP/POP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMS No No No No No No No
WAP No No No No No No No
Auto-reply Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mail Forwarding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Message data transfer per month No No No No No No No

3. The existing customers of Web Hosting and Web Co-location Service will be migrated to appropriate new Plan after intimating the customers & taking their express approval.

4. The above tariffs are applicable for a period of One year initially.
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