||Provides a help page and
a links to the Getting Started page that, much like this
table, provides summary information about the Control
||Installs Miva Empresa
for the domain, a program that is necessary if the
customer wants to operate the Miva Merchant Shopping
Cart on their site.
information about your account. (More in-depth than the
Account Glance feature of the Control Panel.)
|Similar to Microsoft
Windows Explorer in function, the File Manager Option in
the Control Panel allows you to perform file management
tasks such as creating files and directories, setting
the read, write or execute permissions on the files and
directories in your site, renaming or deleting files or
directories, and changing the password for directories
that are password-protected.
|Using the Change
Password option, you can change the password for your
account. This affects Control Panel, FTP and SSH access,
but does not affect the passwords for any e-mail
accounts you set up.
|Shows the entire billing
history and payment balance for your account.
|The Resource Meter
option provides a detailed view of disk space and
transfer data statistics that are more detailed than
those that show up in the Resources Available section of
the Control Panel.
|You can correspond via
e-mail with us by using the E-mail Support option. This
option allows you to submit a form-based e-mail directly
to our support staff.
|The Phone Support option
not only shows you the phone number and other
information for us, it also shows you the information
that your hosting company has about you. This
information may be needed during the support call you
||The Upgrade Control Panel option allows you to add
additional features to your account and upgrade your
acount to another hosting plan.
|This feature is for
There are two different types of domains you can add:
Added Domains and Parked Domains.
An Added Domain is an entirely new and separate domain
which is added under a different user name than the main
(original) domain. It has its own unique Control Panel
and Package but is billed to the owner of the main
A Parked Domain is a domain name that serves as a
"pointer" to another domain. When people visit
this parked domain with their web browser, they are
automatically sent or forwarded to the domain that the
parked domain is pointing to. This concept is similar to
the redirect URL option available in the Control Panel,
where users who type in one URL are automatically sent
to a different previously determined URL.
Internic registration fees do apply for new domain
|The Mail Manager option
provides several ways of managing the mail accounts you
set up on your account. Additionally, if Mailing Lists
have been set up for your account, you can manage them
using this tool.
Mailboxes for individuals or groups can be set up using
the Mail Manager option. The number of mailboxes
allowable on your account depends on the package your
purchased from your hosting company.
E-mail accounts can be set up to forward to other mail
accounts or to have automatic responses generated when
mail is received by the original account. Additionally,
Mail Manager allows you to delete e-mail accounts as
well as change passwords for e-mail accounts.
Our POP email accounts can also be accessed via our web
based email. Please see the
web based email manual here Of course you can use
your email reader like MS Outlook or Eudora or other
email reader also.
|Many statistics about
the usage of your web site are available through the
Site Statistics option in the Control Panel. The
statistics are generated by the http-analyze program, by
|The Mailing List option,
once installed, allows you to create and manage your own
mailing lists, which is an efficient way of
communicating with many people at one time.
|If you are planning on
using Microsoft's FrontPage as the web-development tool
for your site, you will first need to enable FrontPage
Installing FrontPage extensions for your site does not
install Microsoft FrontPage on your computer. FrontPage
is a separate software application which you will need
to purchase and install on your computer. (Note: Some
computers come equipped with Microsoft FrontPage
|The Site Creation Tool
allows you to create your Web site quickly and easily.
It is an alternative to using other applications, such
as Microsoft FrontPage, Macromedia Dreamweaver or
Netscape Composer. The tool is self-guided and
self-explanatory, but some detailed instructions are
provided in this section to help aid you in setting up
your personalized site.
||The Counter option
allows you to set up a hit counter on your site, which
lets you determine how many times the page on which the
counter resides has been visited. This counter is
displayed on the page and can be viewed in various
counter styles. Additionally, you can start the counter
at any number you set, and it will count hits and add
them to that number.
|Using the Protect
Directories option, you can limit the amount of access
users have to your site. You can specify a username and
password for the directory you are protecting. Each
protected directory can have multiple users (each with
different passwords if you prefer) who have access to
it. Additionally, the Protect Directories option can be
used to remove a user's access from a protected
|The Redirect URL option
allows you to change the file that appears when a user
enters a specific file's web address.
There are a number of old URLs for your site's home page
that are no longer current, yet people still use them.
You don't really want people going to those old URLs
because either an outdated page will display or they'll
get an error.
Set up redirection for these old URLs, so that when
users enter them into their web browsers, the file at
your current URL displays instead.
If set up to forward your domain to an existing website
on the web, visitors will be transported instantly to
the url of your choice.
|The Search Engine
Options allows you to install the WebGlimpse Search
Engine on your site. This tool allows users to perform
searches for content on your site. This is a great tool
if you have many pages and a lot of content.
|Formmail allows you to
use a form to receive e-mail from your users. The
Formmail option provides step-by-step instructions on
how to set this up on your website.
||PGP, which stands for
Pretty Good Privacy, is a method of encryption you can
apply to scripts that run on your web site along with
the e-mail you send through it.
PGP is software that you buy over the counter or on the
web. Using this software, you generate your own PGP
encryption "key". You must do this before you
can make use of the PGP option in the Control Panel.
|Mime Types represent file types as presented to your
web browser. The Mime Type option in the Control Panel
allows you to specify which types of files you can open
with your web browser.
|Anonymous FTP (File
Transfer Protocol) is a method by which your guests can
upload content (files) to an incoming directory.
To make use of Anonymous FTP, your users would need to
know the FTP utility included in their operating system,
or use one of several available FTP programs, such as
WS-FTP or Cute FTP.
|The Archive Manager
option provides a method of backing up files on your
site by compressing them. It is always good practice to
back up files in case damage should occur to original
files. Compressing files allows you to reduce the amount
of storage space your files take up, thus freeing more
space for you to work with on your site.
|The PGP Mail option
provides you with instructions for using PGP Mail in
forms on your site. This option should be used in
conjunction with the PGP and Formmail options.
||If you have SSH (Secure
Shell) software on your PC, you can use this option to
telnet securely into your site's server (uses RSA
|Allows you to install a
secure certificate (Verisign or Thawte) on your site.
This certificate must be purchased in advance from
either Verisign or Thawte. This option helps you
generate a request for this certificate.
|The MySQL option in the
Control Panel allows the setup of a MySQL database on
your site. Once the database has been installed, there
is documentation available within the MySQL Option for
managing the database. This procedure shows you how to
install MySQL and provides a basic overview of the
screens you can expect to see within this option.
|The AlaCart Shopping
Cart option is an easy-to-use e-commerce utility you can
install on your site. It allows you to sell merchandise
on your site and gives your customers a user-friendly
way to quickly find and purchase merchandise.
Additionally, new features for the AlaCart Shopping Cart
are being developed which will further enhance the
capabilities of this resourceful tool.
|Allows you to use the Traceroute utility which shows
the path on the web that information travels in order to
get from one location to another.
issues of the our newsletter to you if it is in use.
|The Submit Site to
Search Engines option is a powerful tool that allows you
to quickly list your web site on some of the most
popular web search indexes. These web search indexes
· Alta Vista
· Hot Bot
· Infoseek Ultra
· What You Seek
· New Riders Yellow Pages
This is an effective way of ensuring that the site you
create gets optimal audience and web traffic.
While you can submit your site to search engines without
the aid of this option, it can be a very time consuming
process. The Submit Site to Search Engines option makes
the process a quick and easy one. It is up to the search
engines alone whether or not to list your site in their
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