Maine Website Hosting and Design

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

At the outset, the NS1 record for 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 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 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 nature preservation organizations such as Marine Mammals of Maine. So if the environment is important, you should be using Maine.Info. See our Green Hosting Initiative. To get started email or phone (207) 200-3770.

Cloud Computing with Google Apps and Office 365 from Maine.Info

Get Enterprise-Ready Professional Email, Docs, Calendaring & more with Google Apps for Business and Office 365. We can integrate either Google Apps or Office 365 for you on your web server or on our dedicated web hosting server at IBM/SoftLayer's SAS 70 Type II Certified Data Center. To get started email or phone (207) 200-3770.

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 Email

Using DNS clustering, Maine.Info mirrors all DNS data from our RAID 1 dedicated web servers at IBM/Softlayer in Washington, D.C. to our Linode DNS servers in Atlanta. This means that your Google Apps or Office 365 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 IBM/Softlayer network goes offline.

Network Attached Storage

Maine.Info's RAID 1 SSD dedicated webhosting servers are attached to Network Attached Storage in the same datacenter for daily, weekly and monthly backups. If your data is important, please ask about this critical service.

Vanishingly Low Server Load Average

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 and keep your online presence and email going without worry.


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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 & Document Recovery

For those of our clients using Google Apps or Office 365, we can add Spanning Cloud-to-Cloud backups. Retain all incoming & outbound user emails to infinity. Retain all documents. This critical cloud-to-cloud backup solution allows for quick recovery from compromised (hacked) user accounts.

Cost Schedule

Please refer to our Cost Schedule for various server configurations.

Helpful Tools

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Domain Name Registration & Control Panel - Domain Name Control Panel
Google Apps Toolbox - Google Apps Toolbox
Postini Control Panel - Postini Control Panel
Google/Postini Realtime Filter Status Dashboard - Google Postini Realtime Filter Status
Google/Postini Header Analyzer - Email Header Analyzer & Spam Submitter
Google Website Cache -
Google 2-Step Login Remove Capcha (to allow Apple Mail repeated access): Google Remove Capcha

SPF Test - SPF Test
SPF Setup Wizard - SPF Setup Wizard
Email Address Validity Tester - Email Address Validity Tester
DNS Check - Into DNS - DNSsy - WhatsMyDNS Global DNS Check

MX/CNAME Check - Google MX/CNAME Check
Ping/Tracerout - Network Tools
Website Speed Test - Multi-Domain Speed Test | Single Domain Speed Test | Pingdom URL Speed Test
IP Blacklist Check - MX Toolbox IP Blacklist Check
SSL Certificate Tester - SSL Certificate Tester - Test A Specific Port - Open Port Tester

WHOIS Look-Up - WHOIS Look-Up
Domain Name Sales - DN Sale Price | Name Bio
Host-Tracker - Host-Tracker Propagation Check
Who Hosts That Website - Hostlogr
Down or Is It Me - Down or Is it Me?

Googlebot Fetch - Googlebot Fetch (requires Google Webmaster Tools login)
Googlebot Check - Select Googlebot in Advanced Tab
Domain Name Appraisal Tools - Estibot | Valuate
Website Appraisal Tool - DNScoop
Alpha Numeric Convertor - Alpha Numeric Converter for Phone
Convert Web Pages to PDF -

Malware Check - Google - Google Malware Checker
Malware Check - - StopBadware Checker
Malware Check - AVG - AVG
Malware Check - McAfee - McAfee Site Advisor
Malware Check - Norton - Norton
Malware Check - Trend Micro - Trend Micro Site Safety Center

Browser Check: Acid3 Standards Compliance Test | Kraken Speed Benchmark Test
Net Renderer to Check Web Design on Other Browsers - Net Renderer
Browser Shots - Browser Shots
Website Takeaway - What is Memorable About Your Website
Adobe Browser Lab - Adobe Browser Lab
Screen Reader - Web Anywhere

QR Code Generator - Kaywa QR Code Generator
Password Generator - Password Generator
Tax Treatment on Domain Name Sales - Tax Treatment

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