Can you send messages from hosting company server?
I haven't thought this out beyond the question. I'm going to create a shopping cart for customers to order product. When the transaction completes, I need that server to send the order to a FreeBSD box at the company's location to print the order. Although I've never done this before, I can figure out how to do it using my own servers and software. The question is, if the shopping cart is hosted on a hosting company's Linux/FreeBSD server, do they allow the sending of messages from their server?
Now I don't necessarily mean email messages but I have not given any thought at all as to how I would communicate with the company's box (a FreeBSD installation dedicated to this function that I can do anything with). So any thoughts regarding this would be appreciated.
So to summarize the two questions:
1) Do typical hosting companies allow communications to be sent to another location from software running on their server?
2) Any suggestions/thoughts on what methods/software to do the task described above?