Creating a Custom 404 File Not Found Error Page

Creating a Custom 404 File Not Found Error Page

With some web hosts a file named missing.html or 404.html already exists in the www directory of your account. This is the page that is returned to the visitor when they attempt to visit a page that does not exist (resulting in a 404 error) on your account. You can edit this file to your liking, or create […]

Server-Side Includes (SSI)

Server-Side Includes (SSI)

What are Server-Side Includes? Server-Side Includes (commonly called SSI) are small commands that you can put in your HTML document. These commands perform specific functions, such as inserting text, the date, server variables, etc. For example, on the page that you’re reading right now, the main navigation links in the left column and the section […]

Accessing your Files through FTP

Accessing your Files through FTP

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. […]

Majordomo Commands

Majordomo Commands

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 […]

Fun with .htaccess – A Tutorial with Examples

.htaccess File Tutorial: Let’s Have Some Fun With .htaccess [Examples]

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 […]