For accounts that have this feature, users can log into this area
in the Control Panel and setup subdomains under their account plan.
When you create a subdomain, a directory with the name of the subdomain
is created inside the public_html directory. This directory is mapped
to the subdomain. For example, if you create a subdomain called
sub1.yourdomain.com, a directory called sub1 will be created inside
your public_html directory, files that you place inside the sub1
directory can be accessed by directing your browser to one of the
All subdomains setup through the control panel draw their resources
from the parent account plan.
There are currently two tools available inside the Network Tools
feature of the Control Panel:
Allows you to search DNS entries for a particular domain.
Allows you to trace the "connection hops" between your
local computer and the server. (This feature is disabled)
This option in your Control Panel allows you download a compressed
file that contains the directories and/or files located in your
account. This is an excellent way to backup your own files.
As stated in our policies, we cannot guarantee the quality of our
backups as these are geared more toward restoring an entire server.
We HIGHLY recommend that you make it common practice to backup your
own web pages.
Once you've downloaded the compressed file, you can keep it in your
If you ever need to restore the compressed file, just return to
this part of your Control Panel, click Browse, look for the
file in your local computer and click Upload.
This feature does not work with FrontPage. FrontPage users will
need to add Mime Types from the FrontPage program itself.
The MIME Types option in your Control Panel allows you to set certain
programs to be used for specific extensions.
In easier-to-understand terms, MIME Types helps your web server
to identify what type of file is being requested by the browsers.
For instance, when the web server gets a request from a browser
such as Internet Explorer or Netscape for a file that ends in .htmll,
the web server knows that it is an HTML document because that extension
is stored as a Mime Type. If the web server gets a request from
a browser for a file that ends in .gif, the web server knows that
it is an image because that too is stored as a Mime Type. This applies
to every file, image, application, etc. that may be requested by
a web browser. If the extension is not stored as a Mime Type, the
web server will not recognize it and will not be able to assist
the browser and that particular file type will not be viewable by
Mime types are identified by the server by the following format:
For example adding the following two Mime Types will allow users
to view ipx images on your web pages:
application identifies the subtype, x-ipscript identifies the application,
and .ips identifies the extension used for that application.
THIS FEATURE IS FOR ADVANCED USERS ONLY!
DO NOT TO ABUSE this feature. In the event that
determines that you are abusing the system from your use of this
feature, it will be disabled permanently for your account.
If you know how to use Crontab, then you are quite aware of the
drain that this feature can cause on server resources.
Precautions that you should take are:
Limit the number of processes that you run.
Do not run processes every minute.
Schedule your processes to run between midnight and 5:00 A.M. US