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, […]
The process by which files are transferred to the web server is called “FTP” (File Transfer Protocol). You have unlimited access to your account by both SSH (only some web hosts) and FTP 24 hours a day. Online services which offer an Internet gateway, such as AOL, CompuServe, and Prodigy may have a built-in FTP interface. […]
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 […]
Majordomo is an email list manager developed by Brent Chapman of Great Circle Associates. It is written in Perl and works in conjunction with sendmail on UNIX and other operating systems. How do I get started using Majordomo? If you requested a digest when you requested Majordomo with your web host, you are set up with […]
The Apache web server has some configuration options that are available to the server administrator. In a shared hosting environment, you don’t have access to the main Apache configuration, so you’re stuck with the default settings. However, it is possible to override some of the default settings by creating (or editing) a file named .htaccess. This […]
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: 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.