Online Help Manual:


Advanced Options:
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, 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.

Network Tools:

The following tool is available inside the Network Tools feature of the Control Panel:

DNS Lookup:
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 local computer.

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.

Mime Types:

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:

subtype/type extension

For example adding the following two Mime Types will allow users to view ipx images on your web pages:

application/x-ipscript .ips
application/x-ipix .ipx

application identifies the subtype, x-ipscript identifies the application, and .ips identifies the extension used for that application.

Cron Jobs:


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.

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