A special note - this does not apply to frontpage webs, follow normal cgi instructions
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: example This is a test message. This is a test message. name: [name] phone: [phone]
That is the file that will be sent to email@example.com.
Now, cgiemail will automatically replace [name], [phone], anything
in the brackets with the corresponding user supplied info from the web
form. Also, you MUST have the To: and the Subject: line followed by
the blank line. Those three lines MUST be on the FIRST THREE lines. You
cannot change the From: address.
Here is a part of the web form page called "example.html"
<form method="post" action="/cgi-bin/cgiemail/example"> <input type=text name="name">Your name? <input type=text name="phone">your number? etc... If you want to have your own customized "success" page, place the following line in your form page:
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="success" VALUE="http://yourdomain/somepage.html"> It will then redirect to somepage.html.
a very easy to use form processor, simply place the following on any page
after entering your domain.
<FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="http://yourdomain.com/cgi-bin/formmail.cgi">
<input type=hidden name="recipient" value="firstname.lastname@example.org">
<input type=hidden name="subject" value="Order">
<input type=hidden name="return_link_url" value="http://yourdomain.com/">
<input type=hidden name="return_link_title" value="Back to Main Page">
Be sure to replace yourdomain, with your real domain name
Full Formmail instructions click here
Page Counter: A graphical counter that you can use by placing the following line in your page:
This is what the counter
looks like :
How do I use the anonymous ftp site?
Your anonymous ftp site is completely different from your web site.
When people ftp to your domain anonymously, they will see the following
bin/ dev/ etc/ incoming/ lib/ pub/
"pub" is where you should put all your anonymously accessible files.
"incoming" is for the anonymous users to upload files.
For security the following
default email@example.com webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org sales email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org info email@example.com
That will automatically redirect all firstname.lastname@example.org emails to
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com AND
firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com. All others will go to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that webmaster line isn't necessary, but
it's better to specifically redirect it to email@example.com.
It's important to note that the second column must be REAL accounts. You cannot redirect emails to an alias.
Please note that it takes a few minutes for the .redirect file to go into
effect after you've updated it.
Ask us to create additional real email(POP) accounts.
How do I use the infobots?
Very simple. Just create a text file and put it in the infobots directory.
Let's say that the name of the text file is "info". Now, when you send
mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, you will get the text file mailed back to you.
That's it. Try it out. There is no limit to the number of these
infobots. Note that the name of the file is simply "info", and not
How do I see who is using my infobots?
Assume your infobot address is email@example.com.
Just put the following line in your .redirect file.
Its important that you have the infobot installed
before entering the address line in the .redirect
The original email message will be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and the
original sender will get the infobot text.
How do I create a majordomo mailing list?
Ask us. Tell us the name of the mailing list and the password for it.
Email email@example.com for full instructions.
There may be extra charges if your mailing list is very
How do I use Real Audio?
Real Audio is available for a small extra charge (email sales for more info)
RealAudio is a real time audio transmission/player system. A digital audio stream is transmitted from the server over the internet to the destination and played immediately, rather than being stored to disk first and then played.
Each audio clip requires two files: a metafile with extension .ram, and the digital audio clip itself, with extension .ra. The .ram file holds one or more lines of ASCII text, each of which references the .ra file to be played when the .ram file is accessed by the browser.
Entries in .ram files have the form:
Place your .ram and .ra files in the realaudio subdirectory under your web directory.
.ram files must be uploaded in ASCII mode while .ra files must be uploaded in BINARY mode.
You may then access these
files at realaudio/file.ram under your www directory.
How do I change my login password?
Telnet to your domain. After you've logged on, type "passwd" to change
your password. You can exit the telnet session by typing "exit".
Boutique Shop Cart
The Boutique Single page shop cart can be found in the following directory for those domains that receive it as part of there package.
Standard usage of the shop
cart can be customized off the working Demo at the above URL. If you wish
to use this as a secure document, you must change the following.
You will also need to link to the page using the following URL to be completly secure.
in both cases above yourdomain must be replaced with your actual domain name with no extension. As example fred.com would just be fred inplace of yourdomain above
How do I
check the web usage stats for my domain?
Stats are updated once a week. You may check your stats by
going to http://yourdomain/wusage with your favorite browser.
I need to configure my mail reading program so I can access my emails. What are the proper settings?
Assume your domain is fred.com
Smtp = fred.com
pop = firstname.lastname@example.org
from = email@example.com
passwd = the same used for FTP
What is the correct path to perl(and other programs)?
using example if your domain was fred.com
location to publish to: fred.com
(note if the domain is not active use the ip# we assigned)
FTP server name: fred.com
Directory path: /www/fred
What are the basic Msql2 settings?
Msql2 is a database engine, docs may be found at Hughes SQL
We dont provide technical support on this because of its complexity, the basic access path is below
To use this you must submit
your domain name and a database name to us, so we can set it up for you
for machine you put your
system name. This is the name that the prompt says when you log into the
How do I create my own "404 Not found" error page?
Simply create/modify the missing.html file in your main web directory.
How do I use the SSL server for my order form?
Normally, any text(such as
your credit card number) sent from your browser to the web server is sent
as plain text. This means that a hacker could potentially intercept(however
unlikely) the information sent from your browser and read it.
However, by using the secure server, the information is encrypted before it is sent from your browser. It would be practically impossible for anyone to decrypt it without knowing the key.
Please use the secure server only when necessary.
Assume your domain is example.com.
Use the following url to access your pages via the secure server.
The above page would be accessed from the normal web server as:
Your cgi-bin dir is:
*SPECIAL NOTE FOR FORMMAIL.CGI*
If you are using formmail.cgi thru the secure server, you MUST use the following url:
https://zeus.safe-order.net/cgi-bin/formmail.cgi Here's an example: <FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="https://zeus.safe-order.net/cgi-bin/formmail.cgi"> <input type=hidden name="recipient" value="firstname.lastname@example.org"> <input type=hidden name="subject" value="Order"> <input type=hidden name="return_link_url" value="http://yourdomain.com/"> <input type=hidden name="return_link_title" value="Back to Main Page">
The last two line allow a link back to your main page - thus they get a report of what they ordered and a link. We made the modification for you already
Its important that you
call your order page thru a secure URL in order to work properly
"I can't find my access log!"
They are in your home directory,
this is the directory you are in when you first logon.
"I can't find my error log?"
We don't keep error logs for performance reasons.
"Where do I put my cgi-bin scripts?"
Put them in the subdirectory cgi-bin which should be under your www directory.
"I am being told file not found"
"I am being told No such file or directory"
Upload your Perl script in ascii mode, not binary mode.
Sometimes it seems like this is asked about once a day, so we're going to repeat it, loudly.
"I get errors such as
Literal @sdfsdf now requires backslash at ./test.rob line 2, within string Execution of ./test.rob aborted due to compilation errors."
Place a "\" before such offending @ characters. This is an incompatibility between Perl 5 and Perl 4.
"Where should I store files for anonymous ftp access?"
Put files in the directory named anonftp/pub. This will allow a file to be accessed by a customer with ftp://yourdomain.com/pub/your-file-name.
For security the following
"Hey, how do I stop people who are not in my group from reading a directory?"
Type chmod o-r directory while you are in the directory above it.
"I don't care if people in my group can read my directory, but I don't want them to write in it!"
Type chmod g-w directory while you are in the directory above it.
"Who is in my group?"
In general, each domain has its own group. If you find you are in the group users, let us know if you wish for your domain to have its own group.
"Tell me more about permissions, they sound neat!"
To list the access permissions of a file or directory, type ls -ls *. r=read access, x=execute access, w=write access. The first three letters apply to you, the second three letters apply to your group, the last three letters apply to everyone else. Execute access enables you to run programs or enter directories.
Examples of using chmod:
PEOPLE PERMISSIONS u = the file's user (or owner) r = read access g = the file's group x = execute access o = others w = write access a = the user, the group, and others. chmod a+w = let everyone write to the file chmod go-r = don't let people in the file's group or others to read the file chmod g+x = let people in the file's group execute the file
This error message means that you are missing your index.html file.
Note that files that start with a "." are hidden files. To see them, type ls -al at shell prompt.
If you wish to ftp this file in, go to the /home/fred directory assuming your userid is fred.
This error is generally because
you have not placed a default page in the main directory.
A default page must be called index.htm, or default.htm and it should be your main page