Thursday, December 30, 2010

How can enable anonymous FTP access in cPanel?

Anonymous FTP access can be enabled by logging in your cPanel. In the Files box you will find a link to Anonymous FTP.
Following this link will allow you to enable anonymous FTP access and configure all related options.
Bear in mind that the anonymous users must log with the username anonymous@yourmain.com and any password. You should substitute yourdomain.com with your actual domain.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How to check whether FTP port 21 is blocked?

The default TCP port for FTP connection is port 21. Sometimes the local Internet Service Provider blocks this port and this will result in FTP connection issues.
Here's how to, depending on your OS, check whether your ISP blocks port 21:


Check port 21 with a Windows OS
Click on the Start menu button, click "Run".In the text field of this window you need to type "cmd" and then press the "Enter" key. Another window will open. It is the so called "MS-DOS prompt" or "command prompt". Just type the following command in the command prompt window and press "Enter":
telnet my-domain-name.com 21
Check port 21 with Apple/Mac
Each Mac OS is delivered with a preinstalled terminal emulator. The terminal is a tool which allows you to execute commands from the command line. Usually, the terminal is located under your Mac HD -> "Applications" directory -> Utilities sub-directory. When the window opens, you will see a command line with a flashing cursor on it so you can start typing right away. Just type the following command and press "Enter":
telnet my-domain-name.com 21

Thursday, November 25, 2010

How to add a new MIME type in cPanel?

In order to define a new Mime Type there are few simple steps you need to accomplish.
  • Log in to cPanel for your hosting account.
  • Under the Advanced category click MIME Types.
  • In the "Create a MIME Type" section add the desired MIME Type and file Extension(s). Then click the Add button.

How to connect to FTP with a web browser?

There are a few ways to connect by FTP to a host. The easiest way is using Internet Explorer which has the best ftp support.

In order to connect by FTP with your browser, you should just use the following address:
ftp://YourFtpUser:YourFtpUserPassword@yourdomain.com


However, if your FTP user to connect is similar to user@yourdomain.com then you will have to URL encode it like this:
ftp://YourFtpUser%40YourDomain.com:YourFtpUserPassword@yourdomain.com

In the above case it is important to note what the FTP username is: YourFtpUser%40YourDomain.com

This address is URL-encoded and comes from YourFtpUser@YourDomain.com where @ has been substituted with %40, which is the ASCII code for @.

How to check where a DNS record is pointing to?

In order to check a DNS record for your domain please use a third party tool such as:
www.iptools.com
www.mxtoolbox.com
If you need ask questions about this post, please email to webhostinghelper@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

How to park a domain in cPanel hosting?

Domain Parking is useful when you want people to get to your website with multiple domain name. (Domain Parking feature already exists in cPanel by default)
Here’s the Domain Parking example: you have a website www.domain.com and now you wan your site to be easily access using other domain name as well. So you buy few more domains – www.domain1.com, www.domain2.com, www.domain3.com. By using the Domain Parking feature, visitor able to get into your www.domain.com using all the other new domain you buy just now.


Domain Parking – How to park a domain in cPanel Hosting
  1. Login to your cPanel
  2. Click on “Parked Domain”

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How to create a CNAME record for a domain in Godaddy?

  1. Log in to your account at www.godaddy.com
  2. Open the Domains tab and select My Domain Names. You'll be directed to the Domain Manager page.
  3. Click the domain that you'd like to create CNAME record.
  4. Click the Total DNS Control And MX Records link at the bottom of the section entitled Total DNS.
  5. Click Add New CNAME Record in the box labelled CNAMES (aliases). If you've already created a CNAME record for your web address, click the pencil icon next to the existing CNAME record.
  6. Enter new DNS as the Host Name. Specify a TTL or use the default setting of 1 hour.
  7. Click OK, and then click OK again.

If you need ask questions about this post, please email to webhostinghelper@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to create a MySQL Database in CPanel?

  1. First, login to your CPanel account.

  2. Once you’ve logged in, select MySQL databases from the list. Keep in mind that your Cpanel account may be using a skin or different theme, so it will not always look exactly like the screenshot below.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

How to add addon domain in cPanel?

  1. To access the Addon Domains tool, click on the corresponding icon located on the main screen of your cPanel interface.
  2. Enter the name of the addon domain in the blank field next to New Domain Name.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How to create a subdomain in cPanel?

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your cPanel account
  2. When the main landing page loads, scroll down
  3. Click on the "Subdomain" icon
  4. This will bring up a box for you to enter the prefix to the URL for the subdomain you want to create

Monday, November 1, 2010

How to create FTP accounts in cPanel?

To add new FTP accounts, click on the FTP Accounts icon from the Files box of your CPanel.
On the top of the page you will be prompted for all the necessary details for your new account:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

How to use filezilla to upload a website?

FileZilla is a freeware, so it means you can download it and use for free. A place to get it is i.e. FileZilla's homepage at SourceForgeNet, url: http://www.filezilla.sourceforge.net/
Once you downloaded and installed the program you'll be able to launch the program and proceed with uploading.
NOTE: You will need an FTP address of your site plus login name and password for it. All of it should be in the Login Information email you got from us after registering the hosting account, please refer to it.
NOTE: Please make sure that your local internet settings (firewall, anti-virus, IE Internet Options Security Settings) won't block you from connecting to the server on Port: 21 (you can skip this now, but if you have problems with connecting to your website please check it).

Step 1:- After you launch FileZilla you should get such screen:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

How to create email account in cPanel Hosting?

Just follow the steps below and you will be able to create your email account in CPanel Hosting:-
  1. Login into your CPanel with the username and password
  2. Click on Mail
  3. Click Manage / Add / Remove Email Account
  4. Click on Add Account
  5. Enter your prefer email address, passwordand the Email Quota for this email account and click on Create.

Monday, October 25, 2010

How to upload site to server?

There are two ways to upload your web site files to hosting server - using a File Manager (or similar) utility provided by the web hosting company or File Transfer Protocol (FTP). The first method is easier but time-consuming while the second is a faster method but needs a little technical knowledge.
Using the File Manager to upload files to a web hosting server
This method is applicable only if a File Manager (or similar) utility has been provided by your hosting company. The utility is generally located under the Control Panel of your account and so you need to login first. For instance, at my hosting accounts, the File Manager is displayed as an icon along with other utilities in the control panel. The File Manager icon looks like one below.

To use the File Manager, click on its icon. A new window opens and displays the directories at your web hosting account. [Refer image below]

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

How to point domain name to host?

In this post I will show you how to tell GoDaddy where your hosting account is, so that typing your domain name in their browser’s address bar will bring visitors to your web site. This is similar to updating your forwarding address at the post office when you move.
When you purchased your web hosting account, you received an e-mail with two or more DNS servers listed. This is the information you will need.
  1. Log into GoDaddy
    Start with logging into your GoDaddy account with the user ID and password you have used when purchasing your domain name.
  2. Go to the domain management screen
    Click on Domains button. It should be on the left side, towards the top, just under the GoDaddy logo. A menu will open. Select My Domain Names.
  3. Pick the domain name to update
    You will see the list of all your domain names. Click on the one you want to update - it should be exactly the same as the domain you typed in when buying a hosting package.

Monday, October 18, 2010

How to Register Domain Name?

If you have a web site, you should seriously consider registering your own domain name. A domain name is a name like "yoursite.com" or "yourcompany.com", which you can use to refer to your website. Note that you do not have to be a company or organisation to register a domain name. Any individual can do it too.
Importance of a Domain Name

There are a number of good reasons for having a domain name:
  • If you ever change your web host, your domain name goes with you. Your regular visitors or customers who knew your site name as www.yoursite.com (for example) would not have to be informed about a change of URL. They would simply type your domain name and they'd be brought to your new site.
  • If you are a business, a domain name gives you credibility. Few people would be willing to do business with a company with a dubious URL like http://www.geocities.com/whatever/12345.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Web Hosting E-Commerce

Internet E-Commerce
E-Commerce is about selling products or services over the Internet.

E-Commerce Systems
It is not a very good idea to build your own e-commerce system. Building an e-commerce system is a complicated process, with the potential for a lot of errors.
You might buy a ready-to-use system and run it on your own server. Many systems are available on the market today, and most of them will cover your basic needs for order management and processing. But again, if you are not familiar with hosting your own web site, starting with an e-commerce site is not the right thing.
The best solution, in our opinion, is to find an ISP that offers an e-commerce solution.

E-Commerce and Hosting Providers
E-commerce covers a huge range of products. With different ISPs you will find anything from very simple to very complex solutions.
Most ISPs offer a simple and inexpensive solution, that allow you to run a "virtual store".

Web Hosting Types

Free Hosting
Some ISPs offer free web hosting.
Free web hosting is best suited for small sites with low traffic, like personal sites. It is not recommended for high traffic or for real business. Technical support is often limited, and technical options are few.
Very often you cannot use your own domain name at a free site. You have to use a name provided by your host like http://www.freesite.com/users/~yourwebsite.html. This is hard to type, hard to remember, and not very professional.

Good: Bad:
Low cost. It's free No domain names
Good for family, hobby or personal sites Few, limited, or no software options
Free email is often an option Limited security options
Limited or no database support
Limited technical support

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Web Hosting Database Technologies

Web Databases
If your web site needs to update large quantities of information via the web, you will need a database to store your information.
There are many different database systems available for web hosting. The most common are MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, and MS Access.

Using the SQL Language

SQL is the language for accessing databases.
If you want your web site to be able to store and retrieve data from a database, your web server should have access to a database-system that uses the SQL language.

SQL Server

Microsoft's SQL Server is a popular database software for database-driven web sites with high traffic.
SQL Server is a very powerful, robust and full featured SQL database system.

Web Hosting Technologies

Windows Hosting
Windows hosting means hosting of web services that runs on the Windows operating system.
You should choose Windows hosting if you plan to use ASP (Active Server Pages) as server scripting, or if you plan to use a database like Microsoft Access or Microsoft SQL Server. Windows hosting is also the best choice if you plan to develop your web site using Microsoft Front Page.

Unix Hosting
Unix hosting means hosting of web services that runs on the Unix operating system.
Unix was the first (original) web server operating system, and it is known for being reliable and stable. Often less expensive than Windows.


Linux Hosting
Linux hosting means hosting of web services that runs on the Linux operating system.

CGI
CGI scripts are executables that will execute on the server to produce dynamic and interactive web pages.
Most ISPs offer some kind of CGI capabilities. ISPs often offer preinstalled, ready to run, guest-books, page-counters, and chat-forums solutions in CGI.
CGI is most common on Unix or Linux servers.

Web Hosting E-mail Services

E-mail Accounts
Hosting solutions should include e-mail accounts for each person in your company.
E-mail addresses should appear something like this:
john@yourcompany.com
dilan@yourcompany.com

POP E-mail
POP stands for Post Office Protocol. POP is a standard client/server protocol for sending and receiving e-mail.
The e-mails are received and held on your internet server until you pick it up with a client e-mail program, like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird.

IMAP E-mail
IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. IMAP is another standard protocol for sending and receiving e-mail.
The e-mails are received, and held on your internet server, until you pick it up with a client e-mail program, like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird.
IMAP represents an improvement over POP because e-mail stored on an IMAP server can be manipulated from several computers (a computer at home, a workstation at the office, etc.), without having to transfer messages back and forth between computers. POP was designed to support e-mail access on one single computer.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Web Hosting Capacities

How Much Disk Space?
A small or medium web site will need between 10 and 100MB of disk space.
If you look at the size of HTML pages, you will see that the average size is very small. But if you look at the size of the images used inside these pages, you will often find the images larger than the page.
Expect each HTML page to take up between 5 and 50KB of disk space on your web server, depending on the use of images or other space-consuming elements.
If you use a lot of images or graphic elements (or sound files or movies), you might need much more disk space.
Make sure you know your needs, before choosing a web host.

Monthly Traffic
A small or medium web site will consume between 1GB and 5GB of data transfer per month.
Calculate the following: average page size * expected page views per month

Example: If your average page size is 30KB and you expect 50,000 page views per month, you will need 0.03MB * 50,000 = 1.5GB.
Larger, commercial sites often consume more than 100GB of monthly traffic.
Before you sign up with a host provider, make sure to check this:
  • What are the restrictions on monthly transfer?
  • Will the web site be closed if it exceeds the volume?
  • Will you be billed a fortune if the web site exceeds the volume?
  • Is upgrading a simple task?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Web Hosting - Domain Names

What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is a unique name for a web site, like yoursite.com.
Domain names must be registered. When domain names are registered, they are added to a large domain name register. In addition, information about the web site, including the IP address, is stored on a DNS server.
DNS stands for Domain Name System. A DNS server is responsible for informing all other computers on the Internet about the domain name and the web site address.


Registering a Domain
Domains can be registered from domain name registration companies.
These companies provide interfaces to search for available domain names, and they offer a variety of domain name extensions that can be registered at the same time.

Choosing a Domain Name
Choosing a domain name is a major step for any individual or organization.
New domain name extensions and creative thinking still offer thousands of excellent domain names!
When choosing a name, it is important to consider the purpose of a domain name, which is to provide an easy way to reach your web site.
The best domains have the following characteristics:
Short - People don't like to type! A short domain name is easier to type, read, and remember.
Meaningful - A short domain is nothing without meaning, 754i4fh.com is not easy to enter or to remember. Select a domain that relates to your site in a way that people will understand.
Clear - Clarity is important when selecting a domain name. Avoid a name that is difficult to spell or pronounce.

Web Hosting Providers

Hosting your own Web site
Hosting your web site on your own server is always an option. Here are some points to consider:

Hardware Expenses:-
To run a "real" web site, you will have to buy some powerful server hardware. Don't expect that a low cost PC will do the job. You will also need a permanent (24 hours a day ) high-speed connection.
Software Expenses:-
Remember that server-licenses often are higher than client-licenses. Also note that server-licenses might have limits on number of users.
Labor Expenses:-
Don't expect low labor expenses. You have to install your own hardware and software. You also have to deal with bugs and viruses, and keep your server constantly running in an environment where "everything could happen".

Using an Internet Service Provider

Renting a server from an Internet Service Provider (ISP) is a common option.
Most small companies store their web site on a server provided by an ISP. Here are some advantages:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Web Hosting - Introduction

What is the World Wide Web(WWW)?
  • The Web is a network of computers all over the world.
  • All the computers in the Web can communicate with each other.
  • All the computers use a communication protocol called HTTP.

How does the WWW (World Wild Web) work?

  • Web information is stored in documents called web pages.
  • Web pages are files stored on computers called web servers.
  • Computers reading the web pages are called web clients.
  • Web clients view the pages with a program called a web browser.
  • Popular browsers are Internet Explorer and Firefox (Google Chrome, Opera, Netscape... etc).

How does a Browser Fetch a Web Page?

  • A browser fetches a page from a web server by a request.
  • A request is a standard HTTP request containing a page address.
  • An address may look like this: http://www.yoursite.com/index.htm.
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