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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org will be delivered to your default
Click this option to change the password for
your Control Panel and FTP Client.
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.
This option provides you with dns lookup capabilities
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.
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.
Pages This option will assist you
customizing how your error pages look. It includes: 400, 401, 403, 404,
and 500 error pages.
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 = 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.
This option will assist you setting up automated
This option will allow you to setup a web
based chat on your site.
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.
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 - Pretty Good PrivacyTM
This option allows you to install a public key for your PGPMail.
This option will assist you setting up subdomains
inside your account plan. Subdomains are anydomain.yourdomain.com. The subdomains
that are setup through your control panel draw their resources from the
parent plan and do not come with an IP address.
This feature allows you to compress and backup
your directories and files.
This option provides you with easy installation
of the following cgi scripts:
Random HTML Editor
Entropy Search Engine
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