Cpanel Help

General Info
All accounts come with our control account cpanel. You can access your control panel at: http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel/ or you may use, http://your ip address/cpanel/ or for secure access, https://yourdomain.com:2083. (Using yourdomain.com will not be active until your domain has been transferred to our nameservers.)

You will be asked to enter your user / pass to gain access to your configuration. The control panel is pretty much self explanatory however a little information on the usage of each section is included below if you get confused along the way:

FTP Accounts
Accounts used for managing access accounts to your web space. The creation of an FTP account will allow users to log into a sub directory from your main account without gaining access to 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. More info on anonymous FTP usage can be found in the control panel.

We have numerous customizable cgi scripts that have been pre-installed on the server for you to use with your own account. The only thing you'll need to do is select the script you are interested in using, select the colors, style etc., and click the "Make HTML" button. You can then paste the HTML output into any of your HTML files to use that system cgi program.

Web Page Protection
Web page protection is used to limit access to any directory to users who enter a user/pass combo. To protect a directory within your account:
1.) Click on that dir.
2.) Enter a user / pass for access
3.) Click add. You can 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 if you are also using FrontPage. It is not compatible. Instead, use the security controls within FrontPage itself.

E-mail control panel allows instant creation of e-mail POP3, forwards, and aliases.

A POP3 account is a stand alone incoming e-mail account. if you create user: john password: doe all mail sent to john@domain.com will be routed to the john e-mail account. The user john can then check this mail by login into mail.domain.com using his user name and password.

An alias sends mail sent to one address to another POP3 account within your domain. For example if our recently created john account was going to receive all mail sent to sales@anyname.net we would setup sales as an alias to john.

Note: by default all names not configured are sent to the root account. So if you sent a message to testl@domain.com and no user by that name exists, it would be sent to your main root account unless you had set it up as an alias, forward or POP3.

A forward account sends mail sent to user@yourdomain.com to an address completely out of your domain. For example if john had an AOl account and wanted to check all his mail there you could setup john to forward to john3435@aol.com.

Access Stats
Provides access to many different programs that will analyze your access logs and show you more information about your website's traffic.

Allows you to change your main account's password. A good suggestion is to change this password at least once a month.

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 actually edit the file and save it directly to the web server.

Java Chat
Allows you to access your personal java chat server and supplies the code for you to use the product on your own site.

Handlers / Types
You will probably never need to use this portion of your control panel. A MIME type is basically what 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 such as making .pictures a gif image file you would enter it here.

Error Editor
This section lets you customize the errors 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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