Subdomains, Network Tools, Backup, Mime Types, and Cron Jobs:
For accounts that have this feature, users can log into this area in
the Control Panel and setup subdomains under their account plan.
When you create a subdomain, a directory with the name of the
subdomain is created inside the public_html directory. This
directory is mapped to the subdomain. For example, if you create a
subdomain called sub1.yourdomain.com, a directory called sub1 will
be created inside your public_html directory, files that you place
inside the sub1 directory can be accessed by directing your browser
to one of the following URLs:
All subdomains setup through the control panel draw their resources
from the parent account plan.
The following tool is available inside the Network Tools feature of
the Control Panel:
Allows you to search DNS entries for a particular domain.
This option in your Control Panel allows you download a compressed
file that contains the directories and/or files located in your
account. This is an excellent way to backup your own files.
As stated in our policies, we cannot guarantee the quality of our
backups as these are geared more toward restoring an entire server.
We HIGHLY recommend that you make it common practice to
backup your own web pages.
Once you've downloaded the compressed file, you can keep it in your
If you ever need to restore the compressed file, just return to this
part of your Control Panel, click Browse, look for the file
in your local computer and click Upload.
This feature does not work with FrontPage. FrontPage users will need
to add Mime Types from the FrontPage program itself.
The MIME Types option in your Control Panel allows you to set
certain programs to be used for specific extensions.
In easier-to-understand terms, MIME Types helps your web server to
identify what type of file is being requested by the browsers. For
instance, when the web server gets a request from a browser such as
Internet Explorer or Netscape for a file that ends in .html, the web
server knows that it is a HTML document because that extension is
stored as a Mime Type.
If the web server gets a request from a browser for a file that ends
in .gif, the web server knows that it is an image because that too
is stored as a Mime Type. This applies to every file, image,
application, etc. that may be requested by a web browser. If the
extension is not stored as a Mime Type, the web server will not
recognize it and will not be able to assist the browser and that
particular file type will not be viewable by the user.
Mime types are identified by the server by the following format:
For example adding the following two Mime Types will allow users to
view ipx images on your web pages:
application identifies the subtype, x-ipscript identifies the
application, and .ips identifies the extension used for that
THIS FEATURE IS FOR ADVANCED USERS ONLY!
DO NOT ABUSE this feature. In the event that we
determine that you are abusing the system from your use of this
feature, it will be disabled permanently for your account.
If you know how to use Crontab, then you are quite aware of the
drain that this feature can cause on server resources.
Precautions that you should take are:
Limit the number of processes that you run.
Do not run processes every minute.
Schedule your processes to run at low activity times.