This gives a brief description of the different
options available in your Control Panel. Note that not all of the
features may be available to you. Feature availability is dependent upon
which account type you have.
Control Panel Layout
When you enter the suite, it is divided into three areas. The upper left
hand corner shows your account status, disk quota, how much disk space
you have utilized and how much is remaining in your plan.
The Account Management Option will give you a detailed description of
you Account Information. It includes your username, your package option,
your activation date, contract length, etc.
The Archive Manager will allow the user to backup and compress their
files. For example, if you have a number of files for which you wish to
keep a backup, you can select all the files, then create a backup file
that contains all of them in compressed format. Note that the compressed
file will count against your disk quota.
This will allow the user to change their password. Note that this will
change the ftp and Control Panel password, but *not* the email password.
To change the email password, use the Mail Manager.
From this option, you can verify that the counter program is installed
for your account. Also, you can find directions for setting up a
counter on one of your pages.
The File Manager is a very powerful feature. It allows you to manipulate
all the files in your web site. You are able to create, delete, and
move your files. You can also upload files from your local PC to the
server in File Manager. Plus, you can edit the HTML in any of your files
from this option. Everything you need to manage your site can be found
in this feature.
Formmail allows you to use a form to receive email from your users.
Directions for using Formmail can be found under this option.
There are three options under the "Help" icon:
Getting Started: The Getting Started Page is the one that you are
currently in. It give a brief summary of all the features of the Control
The Mail Manager is where you can manage all aspects of your email
accounts. You can add, edit, and delete email accounts. You can also
change the password on any of your email accounts. Plus, if you have
Mailing Lists installed, you would go here to set them up. Finally,
this is where you go if you wish to set up email aliases.
This Options allows you to install the Mailing List program. After it
has been installed, you need to create and maintain your mailing lists
with the Mail Manager. You can also remove the mailing list program
after it has been installed if you do not wish to use it.
MIME Types allows you to set certain programs to be used for specific
extensions. For example, all files that end in .ram would be set to use
Real Player on the user's PC. Most users do not need to use this
feature. Also, note that you cannot use this feature if you have
Frontpage Extensions installed. You would need to use Frontpage itself
to perform this function.
The MS Frontpage option allows you to install Frontpage extensions -
which are necessary in order to use Frontpage with your site. You can
also verify that they are installed, or remove them if you do not wish
to use them anymore.
MySQL is a database engine that you can use with your web site. This
feature of the Control Panel will allow you to create a new MySQL
database, and manage it. You will be able to add/edit/delete tables,
fields, and values. You can also run queries on the database if you need
to. We do not provide technical support in using MySQL outside of what
is provided on your control panel. Please refer to MySQL's Web Site for
complete tutorials and troubleshooting solutions and documentation. This
is an excellent resource.
Using this feature, you can set up your own virtual Name Servers, which
allows you to register your site using name servers with your own domain
name. Available on reseller's Control Panel only.
Network Trouble Shooter
The Network Trouble Shooter allows you to perform a traceroute from our
server to your local PC. You may also trace from your web site on our
server to any other location on the Internet. A traceroute shows the
path that information travels over the Internet to go from one location
to another. If you are experiencing slowness or problems when connecting
to your web site, you can use this to see a snapshot of where the
problem is occuring.
This option will allow you to set up your PGP key on the server. This
allows you to use PGP in your scripts or with our PGPMail script.You
must first have PGP installed on your local PC, and create a PGP key
pair before uploading the key to
PGPMail is simply the Formmail script, except that it encrypts the email
via PGP before it is sent to the client. This option includes
directions for using PGPMail. Note that you must upload your PGP key
before you can use this script.
Using this option, you can password-protect any directory you own. This
will prevent users from viewing the contents of a directory unless they
have permission. You can set any number of users using this feature.
Note that you cannot use this feature if you have Frontpage Extensions
installed. You would need to use Frontpage itself to perform this
Redirect URL allows you to set up a redirection so that user that type
in one URL will automatically be sent to another URL. Note that you
cannot use this feature if you have Frontpage Extensions installed. You
would need to use Frontpage itself to perform this function.
This feature will allow you to install and manage the WebGlimpse Search
Engine on your site. This Search Engine will allow your users to perform
searches on your web site.
The Shopping Cart feature installs or removes the AlaCart Shopping Cart
program on your site. After it is installed, you are given directions
for managing the Cart.
Site Creation Tool
This is a graphical web-based program that gives you the ability to set
up your web site from scratch, without any knowledge of HTML, or the use
of a program like MS FrontPage. After the site is created, you can make
it your main domain's page, or you can have it be a subdirectory under
your main domain.
We provide you the use of our Secure Certificate free of charge,
therefore there is no reason for you to even attempt to utilize this feature.
The Site Statistics feature gives you access to your site's web
statistics, such as hits, transfers, etc. It even tracks which keywords
and search engines people used to find your web site!
You can upgrade your hosting plan at any time by accessing your Control Panel. Just click on 'upgrade cp'.