IFD Control Panel
IFD Control Panel features include:
We offer one of the most powerful and flexible WebMail systems. Features include your own address book, search features, customisable interface and scheduling.
Website Builder is a fully featured, website building tool designed to let anyone create professional, multi-page web sites. It features vibrant, professional designs and pre-built templates to speed your web site development. It is both easy and powerful. There are plenty of pre-designed templates to choose from and it is totally FREE to use on your account.
Manage email features including:
- Email Forwarding
- Catch All Email Forwarding
- Mail Boxes
- Email Distribution Lists
- Email Autoresponders
- Junk Mail Filters
Internet Applications make your website come alive with interactive features for your visitors to use. Just one click is all it takes to install any of these applications on your website.
- Form to Email
- Photo Gallery
- Free For All Links Page
- Website Search
- E-Blah Discussion Board
- Web Postcards
- Web Auction
- Domain Name Checker
- 404/500 Error Page
- Banner Advert Manager
- Web Ring
- Trouble Ticket Express
- Classified Adverts
Want to know if your latest promotion worked? Use one of our website reporting tools to analyse your website traffic.
- Webalizer Graphical Statistics
- AWStats Graphical Statistics
- Log File Download
- Graphical/Text Access Counter & Hits Logger in One
Use these utilities for TOTAL control of your website!
- Scheduled Tasks
- Microsoft FrontPage Extensions
- Website Password Protection
- Edit Website Password Protection
- MySQL Databases
- Change Your Password
- Backup Your Website
- Restore Your Website
- Sub Domains
- SSH Server Access
- Additional FTP Accounts
- Site Submission
- IP Address Blocking
- Website Directory Auto-Indexing
Why not let us lend you a helping hand in getting your business online!
- Secure Server Access
- Help for Accepting Credit Cards Online!
- Fully Featured Shopping Cart
Software, clipart, web art, photos, web design templates and banners and more, all to help you design your website.
- Free Software
- 50 Premium Website Templates
- 400 Basic Website Templates
- Flash Banners
- Banner Templates
- 22,500 Photos
- Web Art
- Handy Links
Forget the hassle of FTP, use our simple, yet powerful file manager to create, edit, upload and manage your files online.
A range of easy to use tools to help you with your website.
- Web Space Checker
- Perl & PHP Module List
- Paths and Versions to common scripts
- HTML Validator
- Perl Validator
- Ping, Trace & Nslookup
- Raw WHOIS
- HTML Tidy
Webmail and Email
Flexible and comprehensive email facilities for your website.
This feature allows you to forward any email email@example.com to any email address you choose, for example a hotmail or yahoo.com address. You can forward each address to up to three different addresses.
This feature allows you to forward ALL email from yourdomain.co.uk to any email address you choose, for example a hotmail or yahoo.com address.
This feature allows you to add mail boxes to your account. A mail box stores mail on our server until you download it using an email client like Outlook Express.
Email distribution lists allow you to have a simple form on your website that your users can subscribe or unsubscribe their email address from. You can then send an email to all members of the list using our simple system.
This feature allows an email address on your account to automatically respond with a specific message.
Junk mail filters use special technology to strip out junk mail before you receive it, this feature also allows you set an address to send the junk mail to so that you can check this address to ensure only junk mail is being caught.
We offer one of the most powerful and flexible WebMail systems, features include your own address book, search features, customisable interface and scheduling. This feature can be used in conjunction with Mail Boxes.
This feature allows you to receive copies of emails via SMS. For example you can set an email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org and have all the emails sent to this address automatically copied as text messages to your mobile phone.
This feature allows you to get notifications of emails you've received via SMS. For example you can set an email address such as email@example.com and have a custom notification messages sent to your mobile phone whenever that address gets an email message.
Designing your own website has never been easier!
The INTER FLASH DESIGN Website Builder is a fully featured web site building tool designed to let anyone create professional, multi-page web sites. It features vibrant, professional designs and pre-built templates to speed your Web site development. It is both easy and powerful. There are plenty of pre designed templates to choose from and it is totally free to use on your account.
Some hosting companies limit the number of pages you can publish, not us! You can create as many pages as you like and update them as often as you like.
Some of the great features include:
Website Builder guides you step-by-step, providing simple choices regarding colour, style and images. There is no software to buy, and no code to learn. In addition, there is no need to mess around with programs such as FTP or Telnet.
The content of the website is stored separately from the layout. This way, you can completely change the look and feel of their website in six clicks of the mouse, without ever having to retype any information.
Website Builder includes a number of built-in colour combinations that look great with any layout. But if a user wants to add a little originality to their site, all the colours can be changed, either by using a point-and-click colour picker, or, for even more control, typing in the colour as a hex number.
Website Builder dynamically generates the images it needs for each web site design, so each time you decides to change the colour combination for a page, the layout, or just a button caption, the necessary image is automatically created. You need not ever bother with complex and expensive programs such as Photoshop to create web sites with clean and professional-looking graphics: our designers have already done it for you!
Website Builder can be used to make many different pages. You can create an online CV, or build a personal photo album. Everything is done in a simple step-by-step process that is easy to learn and to follow.
Your website is published with one easy click. But even after publishing, you can go back and change it as much as you wish. Clicking the publish button again will instantly make all the changes made be reflected on the "live" version of your site.
All your information is saved the moment it is entered. If you decide to log out, you can come back and continue building your website from the very point where you left off.
With the use of Website Builder's provided settings, you can make unique and attractive web sites. For the advanced user, Website Builder provides a way to change buttons on the site.
Site Management Tools
Everything you need to manage your site quickly and effectively
Our File manager has a great range of features to help you manage your files and folders online.
This feature allows you to enable a program to run automatically on the server, you can set your program to run hourly, daily, weekly or monthly.
If you have used Microsoft FrontPage to design your website you will need to install the Microsoft FrontPage Extensions to use all the features.
This feature allows you to password protect a directory on your website. By keeping the password a secret you can let only people who have the password into this area.
This feature allows you to add, remove and update users for an already-password-protected area of your site.
This feature allows you to change your password for FTP, FrontPage and SSH.
This feature allows you to download your website as a zip file, you can use this feature to make a regular backup of your website in case you lose any data.
This feature allows you to restore a backup zip file that you have made using IFD controlpanel.
Sub domains allow you to have a new web address for separate areas of your website, for example you could have support.yourdomain.co.uk and point this at your yourdomain.co.uk/support/ directory. You can use sub domains in conjunction with additional FTP accounts, creating in effect simple hosting accounts with a sub domain and an additional FTP account.
SSH server access allows you to log directly into the server your website is hosted on. You can manipulate your website files using Linux commands. This feature is for advanced users.
Additional FTP accounts are most commonly used to give others access to an account for the purpose of sharing a web development project - without giving them control over the entire website. By restricting their access to their home directory, you can ensure they can only modify files within this particular space.
Submit your site to 10 search engines including Google, Go and Infoseek!
This feature allows you to block certain IP addresses from visiting your website.
This feature allows you to either show the content of your web directories as file listings or show them as a 403 forbidden error.
Check how much web space you have used on your whole account or specify a directory within your account to check.
This feature allows you to ping, trace or nslookup an IP address or hostname.
This feature allows you to view the full WHOIS output of a domain name.
This feature will try to tidy up the layout of an HTML page.
Knowing who your visitors are can make or break a website.
Webalizer is a highly powerful and easily configurable web site statistics package that analyses the access log files that we automatically create for your website.
Click here to access the Webalizer demo now.
AWStats is a powerful and featureful tool that generates advanced web server statistics, graphically.
This feature allows you to download your server access log as a zip file, you can then manipulate the file locally on your computer to get any specific data you need.
This feature allows you to add a plain text or graphical counter to your website, you also get a full set of statistics for the page the counter is on.
Programming & Databases
Make your website come interactive using databases and custom programming.
MySQL is a true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. SQL is the most popular database language in the world. MySQL is a client/server implementation that consists of a server daemon (mysqld) and many different client programs and libraries.
Miva Empressa scripts language supported as standard.
Full support including the most commonly used modules for Perl, PHP and Python.
Sun ONE ASP (Chili!Soft ASP) allows you to use the Microsoft ASP programming launguage on Linux.
View a list of the Perl and PHP modules installed on your web hosting server.
View a list of the paths to common programs and see their relevant version number.
Validate the quality of your HTML using this handy HTML checker.
Validate the quality of your Perl using this handy script checker.
Massive CGI Script Library
Our CGI Script Library make your website come alive with interactive features for your visitors to use.
Geeklog is a 'blog', otherwise known as a Weblog. It allows you to create your own virtual community area, complete with user administration, story posting, messaging, comments, polls, calendar, weblinks, and more!
phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customisable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ.
This feature allows you to implement forms on your website and receive the results via email.
This feature allows you to run an online photo gallery, great for sharing your holiday snaps!
This feature allows visitors to your site to add a link back to their website.
This feature allows you to have a search box on your website to help visitors find the web page that they need.
This feature allows your visitors to leave their name, email address and some comments about your website.
E-Blah is one of the best discussion forums available, it has hundreds of options and is a great feature for any website.
This feature is a great traffic booster, it simply allows your visitors to send their friends a personalised postcard from your website.
Interested in running a website like Ebay? Start the simple way with this powerful Auction system.
This feature allows your website visitors to check the availability of a domain name.
Our file not found and server error pages can be configured to email you when an error occurs.
Install a powerful banner advertising program to allow you to run banner adverts on your website, and includes statistics and reports on the success of your banners.
This feature enables you to install a Java clock for use on your website.
Web Calendar is a web-based calendaring and scheduling system for managing personal, group and corporate events over the internet. It is a fully featured online application that allows you to keep track of your personal appointments, group projects and company meetings.
This feature allows you to have a survey on your web page, once a visitor has voted they may see the results of the survey so far.
This feature allows you to have a countdown to a specific date on your web page.
This feature allows different pieces of text to be displayed each time a web page is loaded.
This feature allows you to show a random image in any web page from a store of images you specify.
Our tell-a-friend feature allows people visiting your website to fill in a simple four field form and have a link to that page of the website emailed to their friend.
A Web Ring is a great way of getting more traffic to your website. It allows webmasters of similar sites to your own to add their link to the ring then each webmaster displays the ring (a system of links) on their site.
This feature is great for helping you to deal with your customers requests' in a streamlined and efficient manner.
This feature allows you to run classified adverts on your site, which allows your visitors to advertise goods or services they have for sale.
Email Virus Protection
Protect your computer from email viruses.
Protecting your home or business computer from viruses is critically important, nine out of ten viruses are spread by email. Many of these viruses can devastate entire networks, steal sensitive data and in many cases destroy data.
The cost of repairing this damage can be very high and in some cases data can not be restored at all.
Operating a virus scanning system on your own computer is of course an important way of stopping a virus, however it's important to remember that these systems stop viruses once they are present on your system and sometimes this is too late. Our virus scanning system stops viruses at the server so the virus never goes onto your computer and you never have to try and deal with them yourself.
Our software automatically updates every few hours so that it always knows about the latest viruses on the Internet. Each virus scanner you buy will totally protect one specified domain, no matter what email facilities you activate on that domain. Don't wait until it's too late - activate Virus Scanning on your domains now!
Service and Support
Fast and efficent customer support.
INTER FLASH DESIGN have one of the most integrated web hosting and domain name platforms in the world, we don't operate separate systems or brands for our domain name or web hosting business and this means that all our systems are tightly integrated. Wherever we can, we have handed control of all the services we offer over to you, after all who else is more qualified to operate your website? This means that you can make most of the changes you need or add new services in real time in our simple to use IFD Control Panel.
Our detailed online knowledge base contains answers to the most frequently asked questions, we update the database on a regular basis to ensure you get the most up to date information.
Sometimes things do go wrong and we want to work with you to resolve any issues you have as quickly as we can, we operate an easy to use ticketing system where you can send us any issues you have. Our ticketing system sits within our password protected customer area, this has the advantage of authenticating your details to INTER FLASH DESIGN. Good security has never been so important to protect our customers from identity fraud. Our ticketing system also sends lots of basic account information to INTER FLASH DESIGN to save you the trouble of repeating yourself.
We aim to answer support questions within 4 hours, often we reply faster than that.
One of our philosophies at INTER FLASH DESIGN is not to employ what we call "Support Droids", people who don't have any real technical experience and simply read from crib sheets. All our support engineers are highly trained employees who care about your problem, our aim is to resolve your problems first time around.
Cutting edge technology puts you in front of the competition.
We use only Dell servers in our web hosting platform, utilising state-of-the-art technology we have built a web hosting platform that is second to none.
Our platform is designed in such a way that if any server fails another server automatically and without delay takes over that servers workload. For example if one of our mail servers were to break down, another server would automatically come online, with all the correct configuration and take over the work of the failed server. In this period no email would be lost.
As well as this, all data is stored in two large network disk arrays, data is automatically synchronised between the arrays so that in the event of an array failing the remaining array continues to serve data to the servers with no downtime.
The following diagram represents the INTER FLASH DESIGN web hosting infrastructure.
Our current server specification is:-
Dual Intel Xeon Processor 3.2GHz with 1MB Cache
4 GB SDRAM
Dual 72 GB SCSI Drive (for the operating system)
RAID Mirroring (for the operating system)
Dual Power Supplies
Dual Gigabit Network Adapters
INTER FLASH DESIGN's network operates on industry leading network equipment from Cisco Systems, all our switches and routers are developed by Cisco. Our network is based on gigabit technology which means that it runs at a speed of 1000 Mb per second, most web hosting networks are limited to 100 Mb per second.
Our network also utilise's 100% CAT6 network cable, CAT6 cable contains four pairs of copper wire and unlike CAT5, utilise's all four pairs. CAT6 supports Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet and supports communications at more than twice the speed of CAT5e, the other popular standard for Gigabit Ethernet cabling
Redhat is the leading provider of Linux open source software, for many years now Redhat Linux has been the number one choice for web hosting companies. Not just because of Redhats amazing scalability but also because of its track record as the most stable operating system available in the market today.
Our systems utilise the latest Redhat server technology to allow our servers to be continually up to date with Redhat system & security patches.
Unlike many of our competitors we run Redhat Enterprise Linux, the most stable release of Redhat Linux available and the only version that stays totally up to date with security patches.
INTER FLASH DESIGN operates a multi-homed network utilising BGP4 technology, simply put we have multiple connections to the Internet with different backbone providers, should any connection fail our other connections automatically take all the traffic. Not only does this mean that we are very unlikely to lose connectivity to the Internet but it also means that traffic moving to and from our network can choose from a range of paths to get to its final destination, this means that we have been able to configure the network to always take the fastest paths.
INTER FLASH DESIGN is the only UK hosting company that will GUARANTEE you 100% uptime.
We believe all our customers should benefit from a comprehensive range of guarantees.
Not happy with the service? Can't get on with the product? We would be surprised as we have the most advanced hosting platform in the world, but if you are unhappy then we offer a no fuss money back guarantee. Please note that this does exclude the cost of any domain names you purchase, which you will still own.
Our customer charter sets out how we want to deal with our customers, it covers points including communications, billing, privacy & security and making complaints.
Not only are we great value for money but we also guarantee that our servers and network will be available 100% of the time!
The price you sign up at is the price you pay for the duration of your account with INTER FLASH DESIGN, we guarantee you will never pay any more.
No contracts to sign and no minimum terms, simply contact customer services if you wish to cancel your account. Please note that pro-rata refunds are not given for yearly hosting accounts that are cancelled midway through the year.