Web Hosting Technical Information
This section contains information about PHP and CGI scripts, MySQL databases, SSH and telnet connections, SSL certificates, and other Web site tips and tricks.
Each Web site comes with a hit counter and FormMail feedback form scripts preinstalled.
Information about custom scripts — including PHP and Perl scripts — and how to use them.
Some recommendations and installation instructions for software you can install on your Web site, including forum, blog, photo album and mailing list software.
How to install and configure custom scripts.
How to troubleshoot script problems and get more assistance if you need it.
Our service includes complete support for MySQL databases.
The Unix Shell access gives Web hosting customers direct access to the Linux operating system of our servers. This allows advanced customers to compile and install CGI scripts and manipulate databases.
We offer SSL security for your Web site. You can buy your own SSL certificate, or share our certificate.
The amount of disk space you’re allowed depends on your hosting plan, with a maximum of 100 GB for any plan. Limits on the number of total files and files per directory apply, too.
You can customize the messages displayed for common Web site errors such as "404 Page Not Found".
You can use your account management control panel to protect Web page directories with a password.
Our servers support Apache .htaccess files and mod_rewrite. Advanced users can add password protection to Web pages, control MIME types, change "404 Not Found" messages, deny pages to certain IP addresses, and more.
We allow customers to use cron jobs (scripts that run at regular intervals) with a few restrictions.
You can use the account management control panel to add custom DNS entries.
Our servers support FastCGI and eAccelerator to speed up scripts for busy sites.
We make full backups of your site, but you should consider several important points. This topic explains our backup policies.
Several independent sites can be used to test that your site (and our servers) are working properly.
There are several things you can do to improve the speed of your site.
You can enable IPv6 support for your Web site using our control panel.
An RSS feed is just a text file in a special format that can be uploaded to your Web site.
We don't recommend using Java applets (including "hover buttons") as navigation buttons on your Web site.
In some cases, "mailto:" links may not work because of problems on your visitor's computer.
Tips to protect valuable content from copying.
Our servers support Subversion (svn) version control software.
You can use mod_auth_mysql to protect files with values stored in a database.
Information about integrating your Web site with popular Web sites.