Hosting features introduction.
What is web hosting?
Web hosting refers to the process of publishing a web site so that it is available to the world on the Web. Paid web hosting also involves getting a domain name and not having forced ads displayed on your site.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is a sequence of letters and numbers which determine the address of your site. This site's domain name is "mywebsite.com." You need to register a domain name before your web site becomes accessible at this address
What are PHP, SQL, IP, etc.?
Those acronyms refer to various features such as programming languages, databases, etc. that might be available with a hosting plan.
What are POP3 e-mail accounts ?
What are -mail aliases ?
What is Mailing list ?
A mailing list is a system which allows people to send an e-mail to one address, where their message and/or attachments are copied and then resent to all of the other subscribers in that particular mailing list
What is SPAM filter ?
Using a SPAM filter, you can sort out unwanted e-mail messages. We use SPAM Assassin software to filter unwanted e-mails. Usually the SPAM Assassin software with the default settings that we offer will successfully filter 85-95% of all unwanted e-mail messages. If you devote sufficient amounts of time and attention to the additional settings of the SPAM filter, you can considerably increase this percentage to 95-99% combining it with the additional manual settings of the e-mail filter!
What is web mail ?
All our clients receive access to the our web mail. It's a free web-based e-mail system for easy and quick access to your mailbox. It can be used from anywhere and at any time, no e-mail client is required.
What is E-mail forwarding ?
What is Autoresponder e-mails ?
An e-mail autoresponder is a special function that automatically returns a pre written templated message to anyone who sends e-mail to a particular e-mail address. E-mail autoresponders are widely used for the purpose of responding to visitor comments and suggestions in a pre-made, templated answer.
What is Catch-all e-mails ?
Catch-all e-mail is used to directs e-mail sent to any user (existing or not) on your e-mail list. This means that should an e-mail ever be sent to any address with @yourdomain.com at the end, the mail will be received and sorted in a special mailbox of your choice.
What is MySQL ?
MySQL is a multi-user SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL is quite a common database, proving APIs (application program interface) for such languages as C, C++, Java, Perl, PHP and Python. Information in the database is stored and retrieved using SQL.
What is PHP ?
PHP (a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a server-side HTML embedded scripting language, used to create dynamic Web pages. A dynamic Web page is a page that can interact with the user viewing it, so that each page visitor sees specially customized information. PHP is open source and freely available for (primarily) use on Linux (UNIX) Web servers. It is also a great alternative to Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) technology. The PHP script is embedded within a Web page along with its HTML, just like ASP is. Before the page resolves, the Web server calls PHP to interpret and perform the operations called for in the PHP script. Any HTML page scripted in PHP is typically given a file name suffix of ".php," ".php4," or ".phtml.".
What is FTP ?
File Transfer Protocol - Primarily used for uploading or downloading files to and from remote computer systems on a network using TCP/IP, such as the Internet. An FTP account consists of a username and password, which is used to login to a users FTP archive or to be able to access it with a software program (FTP client or a HTML editor).
What is File manager ?
Our web-based file manager is a browsing, uploading and downloading tool, specifically designed for the needs of new users. Using the web-based file manager, they can execute specific file-related commands with ease.
What is Custom Error 404 page ?
A HTML Error 404 means a request was made for a file (or an object) and it was not found on the queried server. The most common reasons for such an error are : Moved pages, renamed pages, general user or server mistyping, and also the fact that some operating systems are case sensitive.
Do I have a control panel for my linux hosting account from where I can manage my site?
Yes, you can logon to http://yourdomainname/cpanel and manage your website. Here you will have to provide your user name and password given to you at the time your account was created.
Do I have a control panel for my Windows hosting account from where I can manage my site?
Yes, you can logon to https://cp.yourdomainname and manage your website. Here you will have to provide your user name and password given to you at the time your account was created.
For plesk users, the control panel URL is https://www.yourdomain.com:8443
Do I have a control panel for my Reseller hosting account from where I can manage my Clients?
Yes, you can logon to your WHM (http://www.yourdomainname/whm and manage your clients and their domains. Here you will have to provide your user name and password given to you at the time your account was created.
My CGI scripts are not working!
There are several reasons why your CGI script is not working: -You have uploaded your CGI script in BINARY mode. -Please use ASCII mode when uploading your CGI scripts. -Your file permisions on your script have not been set. You must change the file permissions on any CGI programs to be world-readable and world-executable. Your FTP client most likely has an option to change the file permissions (or CHMOD). Just set the permissions on that file to 755, or Owner Read & Execute, Group Read & Execute, and World Read & Execute.
How do I transfer files to my website?
Files must be transferred to the web server via File Transport Protocol (FTP). If you need FTP, telnet, mail, or other Internet software, visit Shareware.com. www.Shareware.com is a source for the latest Internet applications with ratings and reviews to help you decide which application is best suited for your needs. An FTP tutorial is also available for beginner users who may not be familiar with FTP. We can recommend you using the FileZilla.
Will I be able to access my site for updates 24 hours per day?
You have unlimited access via FTP 24-hours a day. As such, you can create and maintain your web pages on your own computer and upload files to your web site at your leisure.
How long does it take to setup a new account?
New accounts are set up in less than 6 hours from the time we receive your payment confirmation. Once an account is set up, we will check your account and an activation notice will be sent to you via email including your user-ID, password, and FTP host name. You can begin uploading files to your new web site immediately.
What kinds of webhosting accounts do you offer?
We have Shared Webhosting accounts (on both Linux and Windows) which offer the most value available anywhere on the internet for webhosting. We also offer eCommerce Webhosting accounts which provide even more bandwidth and features such as SSL which is required to enable secure electronic commerce. Also Reseller web hosting for clients, who need to start their web hosting company.
What is the full path of my home directory?
Can I get shell (telnet) access to my site?
No. For security reasons, we can only provide FTP access to your website.
Can I install my own cgi scripts?
Yes, All Unix packges can have its own cgi-bin. We monitor for poorly written scripts that may become resource hogs. Where is Perl located on the web server? Perl can be found as /usr/bin/perl
Can I protect parts of my site with passwords?
Yes, you have an option in your control panel from where you can password protect your directories.
Can I use FrontPage extensions on my site?
Yes, we do allow FrontPage extension on both Linux and Windows hosting accounts. Also resellers get that feature too.
Are databases available for use on the web server?
Yes, we have MYSQL on our linux server and Linux reseller hosting packages. Also SQL server 2008 and MySQL on our Windows 2003 / Windows 2008 server.
What is a 'quota'?
A 'Quota' is a specified size limit imposed on your accounts. You can set quota's on Email accounts and FTP accounts to restrict the amount of disk space used by those accounts. You also have a DiskSpace quota which applies to your entire webspace including any databases you may have. You Disk Space quotas are determined by the hosting package you sign up for.
Where is DPW Technologies Servers located?
Our servers are located in world class datacenters in USA.
Can I host more than one independent website?
Yes. All our packages include Multiple Domain (TLD) Hosting facilities.
What are the different methods I can pay through?
Customers may pay their web site hosting fees to our Commercial Bank Accounts.
How long does it take for my account to be activated?
Your account activate within an hour after your payments. But we will send account setup details within 6 hours of the account activation.
For hosting my site with DPW Technologies, am I required to transfer my domain to Host Hombre?
No, you are not required to transfer your domain to us. You need to just change the Domain Name Servers (DNS) setting with your current domain registrar. DPW Technologies DNS information is emailed to you when you add a domain during sign-up
Can I test my website before changing name servers to DPW Technologies?
Yes, for each domain you add to the control panel, you'll be given an Instant Access through IP, which you may test your site before its actually resolving.
What is Summary Disk Space?
Summary Disk Space is the total amount of space you can use across our servers. It is inclusive of web space (for your website files), mail space and database space. This space is based on average usage and not allocation.
How much Mail Box and SQL Quota do I get in each Hosting Plan?
You can use as much MySQL space and e-mail space as you want under your total Summary Disk Space.
After I sign-up, can I change my billing period and is there any discount?
Yes, contact our sales department and ask them to do this. There is no discount, but we charge same amount mentioned on the web.
If my bussiness expands can I upgrade to a higher Hosting Plan?
Yes, any time you can upgrade into higher plan and it is free. But you will have to pay the difference between hosting packages.