Control Panel Tutorial
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All accounts come with a control panel. You can access your control panel at:
http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel/ or http://youripaddress/cpanel/
http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel/ will not be active until your domain has been transferred to our nameservers.
You will be asked to enter your username and password to gain access to your configuration.
Although the control panel is self explanatory, information on the usage of each section is included below if you get confused along the way.
FTP accounts are used for managing access to your web space.
The creation of an FTP account allows users to log into a sub directory from your main account. This is done without accessing your main accounts.
Sessions show any users that are currently logged into your domain. Settings allow you to modify access to your anonymous FTP site.
We have a variety of cgi scripts that have been pre-installed on the server for you to use with your own account. (Scripts can be customized.)
The only thing necessary is to select the appropriate script for your needs and select the colors, style, etc. Now click the "Make HTML" button.
The HTML output may then be pasted into any of your HTML files to use that system cgi program.
System Java functions identically to the cgi (see above for usage).
Web page protection limits access to any directory. Users must enter a user/pass combination. To protect a directory within your account:
You have the ability to add as many users as you wish to this file. This protection is for resources accessed via the WEB only, this will not create an FTP user.
Do not use this tool if you are also using FrontPage. It is not compatible. Use the security controls within FrontPage program itself.
The Email component of the control panel allows instant creation of Email POP3, forwards, and aliases.
A POP3 account is a stand alone incoming Email account.
If you create an account named herbert, all mail sent to email@example.com will be routed to the herbert Email account. The user herbert can then check this mail by logging into mail.yourdomain.com using his user name and password.
An alias can send mail from one address to another POP3 account within your domain. For example, if our recently created herbert account was going to receive all mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, we would setup sales as an alias to herbert.
Note: by default all names not configured will go to the root account. So if you sent a message to email@example.com it would be sent to your main root account unless you had set it up as an alias, forward or POP3.
Email forwarding dispatches mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to an address completely out of your domain. For example if Herbert had an Yahoo mail account and wanted to check all his mail there you could setup herbert to forward to email@example.com.
The stats tool provides access to many different programs that will analyze your access logs and show you more information about your web site's traffic.
This feature enables you to change your main account password. We suggest changing your password periodically.
The file manager allows you to modify the files in your web site in real-time via a web based interface. You can perform many commands such as chmod, as well as edit the file, and save it directly to the web server.
Java chat permits you to access your personal java chat server and supplies the code for you to use the product on your own site.
You will probably never need to use this portion of your control panel. A MIME type is a program that tells the web server that a .Html document is a web page, and that a .gif doc is a gif image, etc. If you would like to configure a custom MIME type, you would enter it here.
This section lets you customize the error messages that your users will see instead of the generic server errors. You could setup a 404 page to redirect users to your main web site instead of the default dead document.
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