Account Overview - Getting Started - Control Panel Overview - Chapter 1 FTP Software Setup
Chapter 2 SSH / Telnet Setup - Chapter 3 Email Software Setup - Chapter 4 CGI-Bin - Chapter 5 Secure Server
Chapter 6 FormMail - Chapter 7 MS FrontPage - Chapter 8 CGI Scripts - Chapter 9 ASP - Active Server Pages
Chapter 10 JSP - Java Server Pages - Chapter 11 PHP - Chapter 12 Real Audio/Real Video
Chapter 13 File Manager - Chapter 14 Mail Manager - Chapter 15 Changing Passwords - Chapter 16 Site Statistics
Chapter 17 Network Tools - Chapter 18 FTP Manager - Chapter 19 Backup Manager - Chapter 20 Password Protect Directories
Chapter 21 Custom Error Pages - Chapter 22 MySQL & PhpMyAdmin - Chapter 23 Mime Types - Chapter 24 CronTab
Chapter 25 Entropy Chat - Chapter 26 Akopia Shopping Cart - Chapter 27 Search Engine Submission
Chapter 28 PGP & PGP Mail - Chapter 29 Subdomains

Control Panel Overview


Our Control Panel makes setting up your web site easy! The Control Panel itself is a user friendly graphical interface that permits quick and easy access to all the features available to your particular account plan. The features inside the Control Panel automate processes that users must do manually with other hosting services. Below is a brief explanation of each feature that we provide in the various hosting plans that we offer.

NOTE TO FRONTPAGE USERS: Most of the options in your Control Panel will NOT work with FrontPage Extensions installed. It's a known fact throughout the industry that Microsoft has established itself as a "world in itself" and therefore the majority of their software is incompatible with the other world. We are not/will not/and never will utilize FrontPage for the designs of our web site. We know nothing of FrontPage and are unable to provide you with any type of support regarding its use. We provide FP Extensions as a courtesy to those that know how to use it and prefer it over the more common methods of designing web sites. If you choose to utilize FrontPage, we have provided some brief information that will assist you in Chapter 7 of our manual. Other than what is provided there, you will have to turn to MS or other sources across the Internet for support.

File Manager By clicking this option you can view all the directories and files in your account, as well as change permissions for directories and files, create directories, create and edit files, and upload files from your hard drive to your account.

Mail Manager This option is where you create and edit, change passwords, forward email to other email accounts, and create autoresponders for your Pop3 email accounts. (Quick Note: It is not necessary to create email aliases as your default email account acts as a "Catch All Account", in other words will be delivered to your default mail account.)

Change Password Click this option to change the password for your Control Panel and FTP Client.

Site Statistics This option will assist you in monitoring visitors to and from your site. This area features 3 different views of your traffic: Analog, which basically provides you with a quick summary. Webalizer, which provides with more detailed information. And Last 300 visitors, with detailed information on each. This area also contains a link to access your error log which will assist you in trouble shooting your scripts.

Network Tools This option provides you with dns lookup capabilities and traceroute.

FTP This option is available in accounts with multiple ftp accounts and also those with anonymous ftp. From here your can set your users up, setup how anonymous users are treated, change anonymous policies, view who is online, and boot anyone from a session.

SSH / Telnet We are in the process of having RSA established and once that is completed, users will be able to access this feature just as any other telnet client and issue commands.

Password Protect Directories You CAN NOT use this option with FrontPage. This option will have to be done in FrontPage.

Password Protecting your directories has never been easier. This option allows you to select the directory you wish to password protect from a drop down box and then enter usernames and passwords of those you want to allow access to that part of your web site and remove them just as easily...all at the click of a button.

Custom Error Pages This option will assist you customizing how your error pages look. It includes: 400, 401, 403, 404, and 500 error pages.

MySQL MySQL is a database engine that you can use with your web site. There are two separate features in the Control Panel. One allows you to create your databases and assign users while the other feature permits you to edit the database.

Mime Types MIME = Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions - This option allows you to add Mime Types to your account. Refer to Chapter 20 for more information regarding this feature.

You CAN NOT use this option with FrontPage Extensions installed. You will have to use FrontPage to perform this function.

Crontab This option will assist you setting up automated processes.

Entropy Chat This option will allow you to setup a web based chat on your site.

Shopping Cart This feature is not yet completed. However, once it is complete, users will be able to setup a fully functional shopping cart on their site at the click of a button.

Search Engine Submission This option will assist you in submitting your URL to several of the popular search engines in one click. We are testing this area with several different scripts, so it's going through changes.

PGP PGP - Pretty Good PrivacyTM This option allows you to install a public key for your PGPMail.

Sub Domains This option will assist you setting up subdomains inside your account plan. Subdomains are The subdomains that are setup through your control panel draw their resources from the parent plan and do not come with an IP address.

Archive Manager This feature allows you to compress and backup your directories and files.

CGI Scripts This option provides you with easy installation of the following cgi scripts:

Random HTML Editor
Entropy Search Engine

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