Connecting to your newly created website from your local computer involves your ISP, a series of outbound routers, a series of inbound routers, and your web host’s servers. Often, as many as 12 – 24 individual computers are involved in the transmission of data between your computer and your account on hosting servers. Read more
There are several methods of archiving files and retrieving archives. I recommend using the “zip” function to compress your files for its ease of use and portability. (Files zipped in Unix can be extracted using various tools on various platforms including Windows).
Below I have provided various “unzip” methods. The “right” unzip method depends upon the method used to zip the file. You can tell the zip method by the file extension (e.g., .zip, .tar, .gz, etc.) Read more
What is FormMail?
This script is one from Matt’s Script Archive which we have installed and preconfigured for your domain. FormMail is a generic www form to e-mail gateway, which will parse the results of any form and send them to the specified user. This script has many formatting and functional options, most of which can be specified through the form. This means you don’t need any programming knowledge, nor do you need multiple scripts for multiple forms. This also makes FormMail the perfect system wide solution for allowing users form-based user feedback capabilities without the risks of allowing freedom of CGI access. Read more
What is PHP?
PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. Much of its syntax is borrowed from C, Java and Perl with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown in. The goal of the language is to allow web developers to write dynamically generated pages quickly. Read more
You can create various number of MySQL databases depending on your host using the “Add MySQL Database” function of your Control Panel. Please note that most web hosts do not provide any support related to the use of this complex application beyond the information provided on this page. For more information, please visit the MySQL Home Page. Read more
What is Miva Empresa?
The Miva Engine makes building dynamic web sites as easy as writing HTML. Quickly develop server and browser independent dynamic sites using the XML standard. Dynamic sites that integrate scripting, database, and commerce can be developed and tested on a Microsoft workstation and deployed on Microsoft or Unix servers. Read more
So you’ve written (or downloaded) java code and you need to compile it. Easy enough.
- First, upload your .java source code using ftp. Remember to upload your code in ASCII format.
- Then, telnet to your account and log in.
- Navigate to the directory in which you uploaded your .java source code.
- At your telnet prompt, type:
where yourcode is the name of the java source code you uploaded.
- Hit ENTER and a file named yourcode.class will be created.
In order to increase the security of networks, servers now support Secure Shell (SSH) connections. SSH is a secure shell system; it encrypts data between a client and server. This is in contrast to telnet (or FTP, or most other services), that send information in plain text. SSH encrypts all traffic, including passwords, typed text, X graphics, etc. It is meant to be a drop-in replacement for both telnet and rsh. Read more
What are Linux File Permissions for?
Just for a few minutes, forget about Windows, where you start up your computer, create a file, can open it for reading and writing or delete it without doing anything special.
On Linux servers, the server needs to know two things about files:
- What can be done to a file; and
- Who can do it
You can also change all of the passwords associated with your account and its users from the Password Manager section of your PlusMailcontrol panel:
- Select “Password Manager” from the left navigation bar.
- 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.
- Allow 10 to 15 minutes for the password change to take effect.
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
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