Those of you who are familiar with creating and maintaining a web site may find some of this information redundant, but we encourage you to explore this section to get an overview of your web site’s new home.

For those who are just beginning to learn the benefits of having and maintaining a web presence, you will find this section invaluable to your efforts to maintain your web site on our servers.

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Password Changes

Password Changes

Password Manager

You can also change all of the passwords associated with your account and its users from the Password Manager section of your PlusMailcontrol panel:

  1. Select “Password Manager” from the left navigation bar.
  2. Check the radio button next to the user whose password you want to change, enter and confirm your desired new password in the appropriate fields, then click the “Password Change” button.
  3. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for the password change to take effect.

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Wusage & Access Logs

Wusage & Access Logs

What is Wusage?

Wusage is a robust site statistics package. It shows you how many visits you’ve had, what pages have been visited most, etc. This program is already installed and running on your domain.

How do I use Wusage?

To count accesses, there is a directory called wusage in your www directory. To access it, just log on the Internet and with your web browser, go to:http://www.yourdomain.com/wusage. You will see a “Calendar of Reports” page. If monthly reports are enabled, just click on the name of the month to view those reports. If weekly reports are enabled, just click on the number corresponding to the number of the week (at the left of each week in the calendar) you wish to view. Read more

Account Disk Space Usage

Account Disk Space Usage

There are several different options available for checking your space usage. Read through the following descriptions to choose the one best suited to your needs.

Quick and Easy Quotatable

If you’re going to be checking your quotas frequently, you may want to consider installing a script that will display a summary in your browser. For example, Vladimir Koryagin’s Quotatable script provides a quick and easy reference. To install this script on your account, download the quota.cgi file, upload it to your account somewhere within your www directory structure, and set the permissions on the file to 755 (rwxr-xr-x). Then just point your browser to the URL of the quota.cgi file. Read more

Shared Secure Server (SSL) Access

Shared Secure Server (SSL) Access

Your web hosting account may include access to a shared secure server. Your secure server is not really a separate server — it’s simply a way to display your existing web pages through an encrypted connection. Any page on your site can be called through the secure server. Read more

UNIX Naming Restrictions & Conventions

UNIX Naming Restrictions & Conventions

Usernames, passwords, and filenames must comply with standard Unix naming conventions.

Username Restrictions

A name of anywhere from 3-16 alphanumeric characters (i.e., the numeric characters 0 - 9 and the alphabetic characters a - z) is legal for email accounts, FTP accounts, and telnet accounts.

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Your “index” or “home” Page

Your “index” or “home” Page

If you want your visitors to see a home page by typing http://yourdomainname.com/ instead of http://yourdomainname.com/mypage.html, you need to define a “default” page. On some servers, this page must be named index followed by an allowable extension. Allowable index page names are:

index.htm
index.html
index.shtml
index.cgi
index.php

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Publishing Your Web Site

Publishing Your Web Site

Once you’ve created your web site, you can upload your web files to your account using an FTP client or you can publish your site using Microsoft FrontPage, Dreamweaver, or most other HTML editors.

Here are a few things to keep in mind: Read more

Linux Program and System Paths

Linux Program and System Paths

This is the usual setup for Linux based systems.

Path to Perl: /usr/bin/perl

Path to Sendmail: /usr/sbin/sendmail

Path to Date: /bin/date

Path to TCL: /usr/bin/tcl

Path to C++: /usr/bin/c++

Path to Java: /usr/local/java/bin

Path to Python: /usr/bin/python

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