TWO - CONTROL PANEL
All accounts come with our Control Panel (cpanel). You
can access your control panel at:
or you may use, http://www.domain.com:2082
(This will not be active until your domain has been transferred to our nameservers.)
until then you will want to use the IP assigned to you when your account was set up.
Virtual IP accounts that do not come with static IPs can access their control panel this
way until your domain has been registered or transferred:
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. All features are not available with all account plans:
This changes the passwords for your account, please make sure you close all existing
windows that you have open for the Control panel.
Note:This only changes your FTP and Control Panel
password. If you use FrontPage, this does not change your FrontPage password.
Shopping Cart (Not available for all plans)
The Interchange Shopping Cart allows you to conduct business efficiently and professionally on the Internet.
To install the Interchange Shopping Cart, simply click on the Interchange Shopping Cart icon in your Control Panel.
To administer the cart, click the Admin Interface icon. Your initial username and password will be your control panel
username and the password pass. For more information on the Interchange Shopping Cart, refer to the
Provide access to many different programs that will analyze your access logs and show you
more information about your web sites traffic.
See Chapter 16 for instructions on how to setup a MySQL database.
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.
This is about as much customization as you can get folks! 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.
Subdomains are a way of creating separate accounts within your master account, which are accessed as separate URLs.
A subdomain creates a sub folder inside your public_html directory, of the same name as the subdomain. Upon creation, you will need to upload your files in this directory. Be sure to include an index page, such as index.html that will show by default. For more information on subdomains read Chapter 14.
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.
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.
Allows you to access your personal chat server and supplies the code for you to
use the product on your own site. If you would prefer a java chat, we have a
special version of the Melange chat system installed on our servers. This allows you
to utilize Melange on your site without any installation whatsoever. Simply place a
link to the URL below on ANY page in your site, and you will be brought to your private
chat room. Below is the URL to your Melange chat room for :yourdomain.com
(Substitute your actual domain for
For more information on using the Melange chat system,
please see the following URL:
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
Mailbox name: john
all mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
NOTE: the username is the full email address, so the above example would use email@example.com as the username.
REMEMBER: all user names automatically have a determined amount of letters of the domain
name appended to the beginning of the user name. So if john was a another domain user the
user would use mail.somedomain.net as his incoming e-mail server and use powerjohn as his
log in name to retrieve mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com we would setup sales as an alias to john. Note: by default all
names not configured go to the root account. So if you sent a message to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can block email from a particular person, by using the "Block an Email" feature in your Mail Manager.
To block an email follow these instructions:
For example, to block an address from email@example.com, select "From" from the header list, and equals from the matching list. In the textbox, enter firstname.lastname@example.org. Click Activate, and you will none of your accounts will get any messages from this address.
- Click on Add a Filter
- Select the header information that you want to filter and enter the string that you want to filter out
- Click Activate
FTP AccountsAccounts 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.
(Not Available on Virtual IP Hosting Plans that do not have dedicated IP address)
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.
Counter - Allows you to keep track of the number of hits your website receives.
To install a Counter for your site, click on the Counter icon. Change the options as you see fit, and name your counter.
Then click the Make HTML button, and copy and paste that line into your HTML document.
XMB Forum (Not available with all plans) - Allows users to post questions and receive replies.
To install your XMB board, click on the XMB Forum button and follow the instructions. You will need register an account,
by going to the URL that you installed the board at, and register an account. The first user to register an account
becomes the administrator of the forum. For more information, visit the XMB Forum web site.
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