How To: Virtual
your virtual server is setup, you may begin accessing it immediately.
We will notify you by e-mail that your server has been setup and
will provide you with the IP address, logon name and password.
You may change your username and password whenever you feel it
is necessary using the control panel.
Your Server Before Your Domain Name Is Propagated
are that your domain name will not be propagated by InterNIC for
a few days. Until it is your account can be accessed by using
the IP address. After your domain name has been propagated you
can access your server using either the IP address or domain name.
Please note: You will NOT be able to view your web site using
your browser and the IP address. You will be able to use FTP
and control panel using the IP address
you have created your web pages use an FTP client to upload the
pages. When logging on to the server with your FTP client, log
on to yourdomain.com. Enter your logon name and
password provided to you as the user name and password.
logging in, you will notice several directories and files on your
virtual server. The directory you will be primarily using is the
"www" directory. Aftr changing to the /www directory
you will then see the directories "cgi-bin" and "htdocs".
The "cgi-bin" directory is where you should put your
CGI scripts and is where the preinstalled scripts are located.
The "htdocs" directory is where all of your web page
files should be located. You may make new directories within these
two directories as needed. For example, you may make a directory
to store image files in the "htdocs" directory in order
to keep things organized. A note about the directory structure,
when creating your web site and pages, remember that the files
and directories you put in the "htdocs" directory will
be displayed by the server to browsers as http://www.yourdomain.com/your
files or http://www.yourdomain.com/your directory/your files.
It will also show files in your "cgi-bin" directory
as http://www.yourdomain.com/cgi-bin/your files.
logging in, upload your web pages and graphics. Be sure to upload
the HTML pages text files, and Perl scripts using the ASCII mode
and graphics files in the binary mode. Using the incorrect transfer
mode is very often the source of trouble when trouble shooting
a web site. BE SURE YOU ARE USING THE CORRECT TRANSFER MODE FOR
naming your web pages be sure you have named the main or home
page "index.htm" or "index.html". Remember
that files are case sensitive so be sure that your links and filenames
Control Panel allows you to manage you virtual server.. To access
it, point your web browser to http://www.yourdomain.com:10000/
(you can substitute your IP address if your domain name hasn't
been propagated yet). When prompted enter you logon name and password.
domain accounts e-mail accounts, aliases, and forwarders can be
set up by you using the Control Panel. You can also delete or
manipulate them at your will.
a new e-mail account log into your control panel. Under the "System"
tab click on the "Users & Groups" icon.You will
see a list of existing users under your account. Click on the
"Create a new user" link. On the following page you
should enter your new users name, and password. When entering
the password be sure to type it into the "Normal Password"
box and not the "Pre-encrypted" box. This rule applies
when changing the password in the future as well. For an e-mail
only account choose the "/bin/false" shell option, if
this will be an FTP and e-mail account choose the "/bin/sh"
or "/dev/zero" shell option (you will have one or the
other). On this page you can also set options for when the password
for this account will expire. Leave these options blank if you
never want the password to expire. After completing the page save
the new user and your new e-mail account has been created.
or set an e-mail alias/forwarder log into your control panel.
Under the "Servers" tab click on the "Sendmail
Configuration" icon, then the "Address Mappings"
icon. Enter the e-mail address to be aliased/forwarded and then
the e-mail address where the mail should be forwarded to. You
can also set all mail coming to your domain to be forwarded to
a single e-mail address. Save it and your new alias/forwarder
has been created.
configuring your e-mail client to receive and send e-mail using
your e-mail accounts, use your domain name (yourdomain.com) as
the POP (incoming) server and SMTP (outgoing) server. Do not put
the www. in with the e-mail server name.