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Our LINUX web servers have the capability to run CGI scripts in your own "cgi-bin" directory. Scripts may be written in Perl and CGI languages. Here are some helpful tips to follow when installing scripts: 1. Upload to your cgi-bin directory to ...
You may wish to use a .htaccess file to permit the execution of CGI programs in a particular directory. This may be implemented with the following configuration: Options ExecCGI AddHandler cgi-script cgi pl Alternately, if you wish to have all files ...
When your DowntownHost account is activated we assign space for you on one of our servers and configure the web, ftp and email servers to use the files in this space. This space is your home directory, and is where your web site files and other items are ...
The location of cPanel is at https://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel Replace yourdomain.com with your own domain name.
We do not have limits of use on cgi scripts outside  the use of malicious or harmful / damaging scripts.
All accounts come with our control account cpanel. You can access your control panel at: http://www.yourdomain.com:2082 or you may use, http://your ip adderss:2082 If using http://www.yourdomain.com:2082 (This will not be active until your domain has been...
Follow these instructions to generate a Private Key and CSR for your Web site.The first step is to create a private key. Logon to cPanel and click the SSL MANGER icon. * From the SSL Manger click PRIVATE KEYS (KEY). * Enter your HOST name (e.g.,...
Go to your cPanel User Control Panel at http://yourdomain.com:2082 Then click on "FrontPage Extensions". Here you can either install or uninstall your FrontPage Extensions.
You can use a phpinfo() page to view the current PHP information for your server.This file outputs a large amount of information, such as:Information about PHP compilation options and extensionsPHP versionServer information and environment (if c...
PHP has many environmental variables that you are able to update as needed. For example, you may need to update your php memory_limit to prevent certain scripts from running out of memory. In order to change these values, you must first be able to see wha...
Entire accounts can be backed up by doing the following: 1. Log into your cPanel and click the Backup icon. 2. Underneath where it says "Full Backups", click on the link that says "Generate/Download a Full Backup" 3. Select which m...
MySQL databases can be backed up by doing the following: 1. Log into your cPanel and click the Backup icon. 2. Underneath where it says "Download a SQL DB Backup", click on the database name that you wish to backup 3. Select a place and file...
In an .htaccess file in the same directory as the script, include this line: php_value upload_max_filesize where is the size of the allowable upload. For example, if the desired filesize is 5 meg, the following directive would be placed in the .htacce...
If you only want particular PHP scripts (not a cgi scripts) to use a specific timezone, set the timezone environmental variable in your PHP code like so:<? echo "Original Time: ". date("h:i:s")."\n"; putenv("TZ=US/Eas...
1: From the control panel, click on the "Subdomains" icon in the main control panel menu. 2: Add the name of the Sub domain that you want to create to the "Add  Subdomain:" box. 3: Click "Create" Note: It may take up t...
1: From the main control panel menu, click the "Directory Password  Protection" icon. If you have no password protected directories, you  will see a link called "Find a Directory to Password Protect." Click on  this link to continue...
Adding Real Audio/Video Streaming The HTTP protocol enables audio content providers to stream RealAudio and RealVideo from a Virtual Server. While this method is not the same as using an actual RealAudio server, it provides a reasonable method for provi...
You can upload your files using FTP. You will need an FTP client (search on Google, there are plenty of free ones). Use the same username and password as you use to access your cPanel and use the server: ftp.yourdomain.com Replace yourdomain.com with...
After registering a domain with Downtown  Host or any other  registrar, it typically takes between 24 and 72 hours for your domain to  show up in the registry database and for the information on the new  domain to propagate to all the root DNS servers...
To flush DNS cache in Microsoft Windows (Win XP, Win ME, Win 2000, Win 98):- - Start -> Run -> type cmd - in command prompt, type ipconfig /flushdns - Done! You Window DNS cache has just been flush. To flush the DNS cache in Linux, restart the nsc...
Open up Windows run dialog box A) Click the Windows "Start" button B) Click the "Run" option Open Windows Command prompt A) Type "cmd" in the open box B) Click the "OK" button Run the "tracert" command A) ...
Here are some common causes of problems publishing with Front Page: 1) Front Page extensions aren't installed on your account. This can be accomplished from within cPanel, under the 'Site Management' header. 2) Corrupt extensions due to the use of FTP...
The 500 Internal Server error can be caused by many different things. If you receive this error while requesting one of your scripts, verify that the script is configured correctly and make sure that it was uploaded in ASCII transfer mode (if uploading us...
You will notice 5 directories upon first glance of your home directory: public_ftp - This is the directory for your anonymous FTP site (Disabled by default in all our servers). public_html - This is the directory where you should upload your web pages...
Yes, Zend Optimizer is installed on all servers. If you are having a problem with a script encoded with Zend, it is most likely because you did not upload the files in BINARY mode. Try deleting the files and re-uploading them in BINARY mode. If you contin...
By default, error messages are sent to STDERR. Most HTTPD servers direct STDERR to the server's error log. Some applications may wish to keep private error logs, distinct from the server's error log, or they may wish to direct error messages to STDOUT so ...
The US Nexus requirement specify that all registrants must fall into one of the following categories to register in the usTLD: 1) A NATURAL PERSON A) who is a United States Citizen (CATEGORY C11),or B) who is a permanent resident of the United S...
Another common use of .htaccess files is to enable Server Side Includes for a particular directory. This may be done with the following configuration directives, placed in a .htaccess file in the desired directory: Options Includes AddType text/html sh...
Will Dreamweaver work with my hosting account? Yes.  Dreamweaver will connect directly to your hosting account and will sync with it.  DW should be able to upload all of your files and you may use it to update your site easily.  Please make sure to know ...
No, you should never do this. Where it says 'domain', please enter just domain.com with no www. Entering the www will cause all kinds of problems with the account.
What are the advantages of an SSH key?An SSH key allows you to connect to your account via SSH without having to enter your password. It is also more secure as long as you protect your keyfile. You can also passphrase protect the keyfile, which is good if...
[Wed Apr 28 12:28:42 2010] [error] [client XX.XX.XX.XX] unable to include potential exec “/cgi-bin/script.cgi” in parsed file “/public_html/file.html”Including executables are no longer allowed by default. IncludesNOEXEC is now the default, SSI includes a...
Simply put, they are invisible plain text files where one can store server directives. Server directives are anything you might put in an Apache config file (httpd.conf) or even a php ini file (php.ini), but unlike those "master" directive files...
If your account supports Add-on domains, this means you can point additional domains to your account and configure them to use a different sub-directory. This means you can host more than one domain name, both with different website contents but both wi...
/home/username/www is the same as public_html. Yes, it's a bit confusing, but the www is what is known as a symlink, which is a link that leads to a real directory or file. In this case, the www symlink leads to the public_html directory. /home/username...
Sub domains allow you to host a seperate webpage under your domain, such  as sales.yourdomain.com. This will allow you to have your main website  under yourdomain.com but when visitors go to sales.yourdomain.com they will see a different site. Sub domai...
CloudLinux is a new Linux operating system that is optimized for web hosting,commercially supported and improves density and stability in multi-tenant environments. It is easy to deploy since it is interchangeable with the most popular RPM-based Linux dis...
cPanel is an extremely powerful, web based control panel. What cPanel does is to provide a point and click interface to complicated system tasks, so even new users are able to control their hosting experience. cPanel allows you to manage almost every aspe...
LiteSpeed Web Server is the leading high-performance, high-scalability web server. It is completely Apache interchangeable so LiteSpeed Web Server can quickly replace a major bottleneck in your existing web delivery platform. With its comprehensive range ...
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP that allows you to administrate your MySQL databases. You can execute SQL statements, work with fields (add, edit, delete), work with tables (create, alter, drop), create additional databases, and much more. phpMyAdmin ...
The path to your public_html is /home/username/public_html/ Replace username with your own username.
The path to Perl on all of our servers is: /usr/bin/perl Note that this is the common default path used on the first line (aka the "shebang" line) in most Perl scripts so in most cases it will not be necessary to edit the path to Perl in the...
A self-signed SSL certificate is installed deliberately for all servers, to ensure maximum security when you input your control panel login information. This is an extra layer of important protection to avoid hacked/unauthorized logins by unknown third-pa...
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