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Check This Out!

How powerful is the Maine.Info and Google Apps combination? See for yourself via this ongoing test at our sister site biddeford.info.

At the outset, the NS1 record for biddeford.info pointed to one of our datacenters. And its NS2 record pointed to our Linode DNS mirror at another datacenter. All well and good as both NS records pointed to the correct DNS zones with their MX (Google Apps) records at our primary and mirrored datacenters.

Then we took the NS1 record and pointed it to GoDaddy, where we have no connection and no DNS records whatsoever, effectively imitating a situation where our primary datacenter was down & out of service.

But all email to and from biddeford.info still works. Why is that?

It is because of the power of Maine.Info and Google Apps. Specifically, even though the NS1 record points to a "down" or "non-existent" server (GoDaddy), the NS2 record points to our mirrored DNS zone, and the MX (email) records within still point to Google Apps! See for yourself at IntoDNS or send an email to magic@biddeford.info and we'll respond.

You can even deploy Maine.Info to mirror Google Apps MX records for sites that we do not host (including those hosted by GoDaddy because even it recently went down, taking down 35 million websites and their email too). The end result is that the communications heart of your business - your email - will flow even should your web host be down.

Just one of the powerful benefits of Maine.Info and Google Apps. Add our Constant Contact Business Promotion & Event Marketing & Ticketing program to the mix, along with our SEO/SEM (AdWords) support for a complete internet solution. Explore more below.



Premier Green Web Hosting from Maine.Info

Maine.Info operates multiple dedicated RAID 1 cPanel web hosting & Citrix XenServers at SoftLayer's SAS 70 Type II Certified Data Center in Washington, DC. These include a dedicated RAID 1 continuous data protection backup server and a disaster recovery data backup datacenter in Phoenix. For uninterruptible email, Maine.Info also mirrors the DNS records on these servers onto a Linode server located at an independent datacenter in Atlanta. DNS mirroring - in combination with our Google Apps cloud support - means that your email will continue to function even should any of our webservers go offline.

Maine.Info's wind powered sustainable web hosting servers and offices are 100% Green and carbon neutral. We are listed in the EPA's Top Partner Rankings, which "highlight the annual green power purchases of leading organizations within the United States and across individual industry sectors." We also donate carbon neutral web hosting to sustainability, preservation and back-to-nature organizations such as Marine Mammals of Maine and Portland Trails. So if the environment is important, you should be using Maine.Info. See our Green Hosting Initiative. To get started email contact@maine.info or phone (207) 200-3770.

If your website & your data are important, you should be using Maine.Info. To get started email contact@maine.info or phone (207) 200-3770.


Cloud Computing with Google Apps from Maine.Info

Get Enterprise-Ready Professional Email, Docs, Calendaring & more with Google Apps for Business. Maine.Info is a Google Apps Authorized Reseller. We can integrate Google Apps for you on your web server or on our dedicated web hosting server at SoftLayer's SAS 70 Type II Certified Data Center. To get started email contact@maine.info or phone (207) 200-3770.

Eliminate spam. Access email, calendar & organization-wide contacts from any computer, Android, Blackberry (with hosted BES) or iPhone. Offline Email. Sync to Outlook via Google Apps Sync. All this and more with Google Apps.

Goole Apps for Business

Google Apps for Business offers a myriad of benefits including 25GB (per user) advertisement-free email accounts, Google Apps calendars, Google Drive for documents (up to 16 Terabytes), Administrative email management (such as centralized footer insertion and centralized sender/recipient permissions) plus add-ons such as Google Vault (centralized retention of all sent/received emails, including deleted emails, an essential requirement for municipalities and private entities that must comply with records retention requirements). Other add-ons include Google Encryption (encrypted & password protected email transmission, required for instances such as HIPAA compliance).

Goole Apps for Non-Profits

Google Apps for Non-Profits offers all the benefits of Google Apps for Business plus additional non-profit benefits such as Google Grants (for approved 501(c)(3) non-profits). The Google Grants program offers up to $120,000 of AdWords spend per year. Maine.Info has helped many non-profits - without charge - successfully proceed through the Google Apps for Non-Profit application process. Let us help your non-profit too.

Uninterruptible Google Apps Email

Using DNS clustering, Maine.Info mirrors all DNS data from our RAID 1 dedicated web servers at Softlayer in Washington, D.C. to our Linode DNS servers in Atlanta. This means that your Google Apps email, calendars and documents will continue to function even if your website, all our dedicated web servers, the entire Washington, D.C. datacenter or even the nationwide Softlayer network goes offline. See Backup Configuration.

Continuous Backups to Dedicated Backup Server

Maine.Info's RAID 1 dedicated webhosting servers are attached to our separate RAID 1 dedicated backup server with Idera/R1Soft continuous data protection (CDP). With CDP your data gets around-the-clock backups every 60 minutes, not just once a day. You can therefore restore any file as it existed in any of the preceding 192 hourly backups (going back a full 8 days). Moreover, both host and data backup servers are in our primary datacenter for the most speedy restores possible. If your data is important, please ask about this critical service. See Backup Configuration.

In addition, Maine.Info now offers the only Continuous Data Protection for MySQL. True online and nearly continuous block-level replication and virtual full backups of your mission critical MySQL databases to our dedicated RAID 1 backup server every 60 minutes 24 hours a day. True-Granular (TM) table-level restore for MyISAM and InnoDB. If your MySQL data is important, please ask about this critical service. See Backup Configuration.

Daily Remote Disaster Recovery Backups & Server Load Average

All Maine.Info server data is backed up daily from our Washington, DC Softlayer datacenter to our Phoenix NAP datacenter in Arizona. Cross-country datacenters run by distinct/different companies are used in order to optimize disaster recovery potential. Further, the data is retained, and can be restored, from either Daily, Weekly or Monthly backups. In terms of server burden, our servers run with minimal load and low 1, 5, 15 minute Server Load Averages.

Domain Name Registration

Maine.Info provides domain name registration & management services. Most domain names are $15/year. Existing clients can monitor their domains through our Domain Name Control Panel. Has your business ever lost its domain name? It often happens when the person set to receive the domain renewal email has departed and for many other reasons. The registrars don't care and your domain name will be inactivated and deleted per their unforgiving, robotic schedule (they even charge large sums for domain re-activitations, when it is not too late to do so). When that happens, no one can access your website, you may lose functionality of your email and you may be forced to re-brand with a new domain name, losing all of the links to your old, expired domain name. We have seen this very thing happen time and time again to those who don't host with us or who declined to move their domain name to us. Maine.Info hosts websites and client domain names. We get notice of all upcoming renewals and pay if the client has forgotten. This is just one of the many things we do for clients. The result: No web hosting client of Maine.Info who hosts their domain name with us has ever lost their domain name. So host with maine.info/hosting and keep your online presence and email going without worry.

Spam & Virus Filtering

We process all email through Google Apps Security Services to detect and eliminate spam and viruses. This is serious spam elimination. It is why many of our web hosting clients come to us and stay with us. See our Recommendations and Representative Hosted Sites.

Email Mailing Lists

Maine.Info partners with Constant Contact for Email Marketing, Event Marketing, Event Ticketing, Coupon Distribution and more for those seeking a "Best in Class" marketing solution. For organizational groups, we recommend Google Apps Groups, an included feature of Google Apps for Business. As both a Constant Contact Partner & Google Apps Reseller, we can help you to set up the program that is right for you.

Email Archiving

For those of our clients using Google Apps for Business, we can add on Google Vault. Retain all incoming & outbound user emails for period you set up to infinity. Retention exists whether or not users delete their emails or users themselves are deleted. The perfect solution for litigation compliance and HIPAA requirements.

Email Encryption

For those of our clients using Google Apps for Business, we can also add on Google Postini Encryption. Pefect for HIPAA, financial compliance, phishing avoidance and industry-specific compliance requirements, with email encryption users can only access email by registering & logging into their secure sign-in portal. Ensure legal and best practice compliance by encrypting messages containing sensitive information. Build customer and partner confidence and reduce financial and brand risks. Minimum 100 users.

QuckBooks in the Cloud

Imagine accessing your full-featured version of QuickBooks, whether QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, Quickbooks for Accountants or any other flavor of QuickBooks from any device anywhere, including from your Mac, your PC, your home, your office, your hotel's business center, your iPad, your iPhone your Android or any other device. This isn't Quicken Online, with its limited features. This is full-blown Quicken desktop of any flavor accessible from anywhere! You can now do this with our Citrix XenServer, which puts your QuickBooks desktop (plus add-ons) in the Cloud. Specifications include:
o Intuit & SAS 70 certified datacenter
o RAID 10 SAN Storage
o Multiple Daily Backups via EMC Avamar to Offsite Facility (serving backup, restore point & disaster recovery functions)
o Multiple Historical Restore Points via the same EMC Avamar Offsite Facility
o Either provide your own Quickbooks license or lease license for $10/month (which covers all annual updates)
o Per user cost just $60/month + license (if selected)
o Accountants can view all their clients, while individual clients can view only their own accounts
o HIPAA-compliant dedicated virtual machines available
o Email Quickbooks in the Cloud to get started.

Cost Schedule

Please refer to our Cost Schedule for various server configurations.


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