WebNameHost--The Big FAQ

This searchable FAQ has a large number of questions and answers on domains, hosting, web sites, eMail and related topics. This material has been collected through many years of web experience. Some are common questions appearing in a similar form on many host sites. Many are unique to this database. Use the Contact Page to advise of corrections, additional questions or answers we have missed.

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Q. Can I access my domain address with or without the "www"?

A. You may access your domain address with or without the "www" in front of the domain name.

Category: Site Secondary Category: Access


Q. Can I edit the .htaccess file if I am using FrontPage?

A. If you're running FrontPage, you cannot custom-edit the .htaccess file. You'll either create a security hole or break FrontPage. There are no other options. This includes ANY .htaccess file in your domain, including one in the cgi-bin.

Category: FrontPage Secondary Category: htaccess


Q. Can I update my site 24 hours a day?

A. Hey, you can stay up all night working on it. No problem.

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Q. Do I have full access to a CGI-BIN?

A. Yes. We supply the means to install and access some scripts, such as counters, a guestbook, clock, bulletin boards, etc. However, you can incorporate other legal scripts into your site as you wish, so long as you don't violate our use policies.

Category: CGI Secondary Category: Access


Q. How do I access my own control panel?

A. http://*put your domain here*/cpanel. OR go to our company hosting page and find the login box. Provide your username and password to log in.

Category: ControlPanel Secondary Category: Access


Q. I have just created a new mail box in cPanel. How can I check and use my mail?

A. You may check your mail using the eMail address and password you set up on your control panel either with a "POP" mail program, or on-line using webmail at http://www.mydomain.com/webmail. You may also use one of our login boxes to access webmail. Pay close attention to what your control panel eMail subpanel says is the correct username for the account.

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Q. What browsers are supported by your software?

A. You should use Firefox, Mozilla, Camino, or Safari. iCab, OmniWeb, and Opera may also be good choices. Internet Explorer beyond version five will probably work on most sites but we do not recommend it as it fails to follow common standards and may break some sites.

Category: Site Secondary Category: Access


Q. What is .htaccess?

A. Among other things, this file can be used to restrict access to other files and web pages. When a request for a web page is made, the web server first checks for an .htaccess file. The server begins this check by looking for .htaccess in the root of the current web directory, and on down the directory tree until it reaches the directory where the requested file resides. Since the placement of the .htaccess file determines when it is executed, this fact can be used to restrict access only in certain subdirectories. The .htaccess file can be placed in one or more of your /home/$user/$domain-www subdirectories.

Category: Security Secondary Category: htaccess

Notes: Do not edit the .htaccess file if you are using MS FrontPage! FrontPage uses the .htaccess file, and editing it may cause errors in your configuration.


Q. What operating systems are supported for viewing files and using my site?

A. Mac, Windows and Unix (Solaris and Linux).

Category: Site Secondary Category: Access


Q. What programs can be used to access e-mail?

A. Any POP eMail client can be used: pine, elm, Netscape mail, Apple Mail, Eudora, Outlook, etc.

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Q. What resources do I need to use your web hosting services?

A. If you are viewing this page, you have all that is required to take advantage of our services--a computer with the Internet connection, and a browser. An FTP program for putting files on your site is helpful, but even that can be done with the browser if you want.

Category: Site Secondary Category: Access


Q. Will I have access to my raw log files?

A. Yes. You can access them or download them from your control panel.

Category: Logs Secondary Category: Access



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