is complex--we get that. We want to simplify it for you and
give you confidence to take advantage of all the functions you
want to command.
The first steps were paying for your hosting service and getting
the DNS records set to our servers. If you've already done that
you probably have received your email from us by now giving
you your operating passwords. Because every hosting service
operates has their own style here is where you find out how
to use them.
For our examples we're going to use a hypothetical domain and
passwords as follows:
Details: 25 MB disk space, 500 MB bandwidth,
5 email accounts etc.
FrontPage: Activated. Username: tryfp;
Shared IP: 22.214.171.124
Activation: January 1, 2015
Email Activated: email@example.com
Price Charged: $79/year PAID by VISA
~ Initial Upload ~
To begin with you'll want to upload your site. However it takes
anywhere from 12 to 24 hours from the time the DNS records are
"set" until the various nodes around the world update
to recognize it and make your domain available. If you use FrontPage
or another custom upload-assist program you'll have to wait.
However if you use an FTP program (Dreamweaver does use FTP)
you can upload immediately by using the IP instead of your web
site. So where you would normally put example.com,
you can put in 126.96.36.199 for
the domain name, trythis for the
login, try222this for the password,
and you'll want to type in public_html
for the folder to put your files into. Now you can upload before
the domain has resolved. After the domain has resolved the only
change you'll want to make is to replace the IP number with
your domain name.
Your front entry page needs to be named either index.html or
index.htm. In setting up your domain we put a home page there
called index.html. When setting up your name we gave it a dummy
front page called index.html:
you haven't overwritten it with your own index.html page you
will need to delete it.
you have uploaded your web site you can immediately look at
the pages even before the domain has resolved by going to http://188.8.131.52/~trythis
in your browser.
FrontPage Extensions ~
you are using FrontPage you can NOT use the IP address (184.108.40.206)
at any time, which means you can't upload until the domain has
resolved. When setting up, your domain is www.example.com;
username tryfp; password try222fp.
If you have access to FTP, do not use it if you plan to use
FrontPage extensions because FTP tends to corrupt FrontPage,
and you'll have to delete them and upload them again in order
to use FrontPage on the site.
Unlike FTP, with FrontPage you do not need to input
the public_html folder to load your site into: FrontPage defaults
there automatically and will get confused if you tell it to
have great control over your site through our cPanel control
panel. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the users
manual. You can access your personal control panel at either:
https://example.com:8443/ or at
The second option is recommended as it has a security certificate
installed and thus you won't have to see the warning message
you will with the first one. Aside from that they both operate
identically. Your user name is your domain name: example.com,
and your password is try222this.
you can see the panel is filled with various features. The users
manual will describe each of them for you and give step-by-step
~ Email ~
One initial email address has been set up for you. Usually it
would be your first name. Please note that for email your user
name is the name of the email account you are wishing to access.
So if the email address you want to reach is firstname.lastname@example.org
your username would be bob.
Through your control panel you can set up more email addresses
(up to your assigned limit), and you can alter the one created
for you. Three different things to note about email passwords:
1. On the initial email address your password was set the same
as your FTP password. This was done for simplicity and is NOT
desirable for long term security.
2. To be able to read your various email addresses correctly
you must never use the same password for more than
one email box.
3. For security passwords must have a mix of numbers and letters
and must not contain the username. To access your email go to
There your username is bob and
your password is try222this. Note
that your user name is the name of the email box--each email
account you create IS its username.
Don't let this confuse you: you read, sort, send, and receive
email here in your webmail panel. But you create and alter email
addresses in your cPanel control panel.
Finally, a reminder that you can have all your email automatically
downloaded into your regular email program on your computer,
and send through your own account from your computer email program
as well. On our web site you can learn how to do this from our
help file titled 'Receiving Your Email In Outlook Express'.
It also works for other email programs.
~ Basic Server Paths ~
Here's a few notes on the paths for specific types of files
uploading to the server for those who desire to use features
Where to put Perl/CGI scripts:
In other words, the CGI-BIN folder is outside the main
folder. However note that you can execute CGI scripts
in any directory, not just the cgi-bin directory.
The path to Perl:
In most CGI scripts the standard path line is therefore: #!/usr/bin/perl
The path to sendmail:
~ More Help ~
We hope this information is useful for your needs. And we're
always just an email away if you have further questions.