Hosts of America Documentation

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Hosts of America user guide explains how to administer the extensive features of your control panel to setup your email accounts and databases, increase your disk space and traffic quotas, configure web statistics, and perform many other important operations. All from your web browser.

Note: You can use this guide for Text Based skin as well. Simply click text links instead of icons.

Starting with your account:  setting your temporary index page, uploading your site, contents of your home directory.

Info/control area:  account settings, total traffic, disk quota, resource meter, selecting control panel skin, changing interface language.

Control Panel Basics:  services, changing hosting plan, changing billing period, control panel password, FTP password, changing traffic limit, changing disk quota, selecting skins, control panel language.

Registering domains:  creating standard domains, transfering domains, third level domains, stopgap domains, parking external domains, creating accounts without domains.

Configuring domains:  removing domains, instant domain aliases, creating subdomains, changing IPs from shared to dedicated, domain aliases, server aliases, prolonging domain registration, editing domain info.

Editing DNS settings:  DNS overview, creating custom DNS records.

Creating, promoting and managing your site:  SiteStudio website builder, Search Engine Submit, WebShell and htProtect, web statistics: log files, Webalizer and ModLogAn, Reverse Traceroute, Site Toolbox.

Managing FTP:  FTP sub-accounts, virtual FTP,

Manipulating pages:  redirect URL, directory indexes, error pages, Server Side imagemap, MIME types.

Dynamic web content:  CGI scripts, PHP scripts, ASP (Active Server Pages), ASP.NET, SSI (Server Side Includes).

Preinstalled CGI scripts  Counter, Guestbook, FormMail, Forum, phpBB forum, mnoGoSearch, FrontPage Extensions.

Traffic:  summary traffic, traffic cycle, traffic limit, Throttle policy.

Disk space:  summary disk usage, FTP or disk quota, mailbox quota, DB quota.

Mailboxes:  creating mailboxes, configuring mailboxes, creating mail autoresponders, editing autoresponders, configuring Outlook Express, configuring Netscape Mail, configuring Eudora Mail.

Forwards:  creating forwards, configuring forwards, setting multiple addresses.

Mailing Lists:  creating mailing lists, configuring mailing lists, adding subscribers, adding moderators, adding message trailers.

Aliases:  creating mailbox name alias, removing mailbox name alias, creating mailbox domain aliases, removing mailbox domain aliases.

Mail Autoresponders:  creating mail autoresponders, editing autoresponders.

MySQL databases:  creating MySQL database and its users, editing MySQL databases (phpMyAdmin), MySQL disk quota, changing user passwords, user privileges.

Microsoft SQL databases:  creating Microsoft SQL logins, creating Microsoft SQL databases, adding MS SQL database users, MS SQL quota, managing MS SQL databases (MS SQL Manager) ODBC DSN Records.

Securing data through SSL:  using existing key and certificate, temporary key and certificate, permanent certificates, renewing permanent certificates, shared SSL Comodo SSL certificates.

Online commerce:  osCommerce, updating osCommerce.

Paying for hosting:  billing profile, automatic email invoicing, billing periods, resource prices, billing history, viewing overall charges, becoming a pay user, getting your money back.

Getting technical support:  sending trouble tickets, following up trouble tickets, closing trouble tickets.

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