do I change my DNS details with Register.com
when you originally got your domain name from register.com
(your registrar) you would have recieved a username and
password from the registrar to make any changes to the DNS
details for the domain name. If your aren't sure what details
you need to change, here is what you need to do.
Go to their home page register.com, choose
MANAGE MY ACCOUNT
Enter your username, password and domain name.
If you don't have the details use the link, further down
the page. It looks like this.
Forgot your password or user name?
Want to change your password?
Once you have logged in click on your domain name which
should be listed on the left hand side, then click the Modify
DNS link on the main screen. You need to enter the following
"Tools", then "Accounts" then go to the
click "Add" You will see three options to choose
from, pick "Mail"
3.For "Your Name" type in whatever name you want,
then hit "Next"
"E-mail Address" type you@YourDomain.com
then hit "Next"
both Incoming and Outgoing mail type mail.YourDomain.com
then hit "Next"
"POP Account Name" type your username, and for
"Password" type YOURPASSWORD, then hit "Next"
"Mail Internet Account Name" type yourdomainname.com,
then hit "Next"
"I will establish my network connection manually" and
should be back in the main "Internet Accounts"
window. To send mail using the new account, you will need
to make it the default account. To do this, just highlight
the YourDomain.com account by clicking on it once, then
click "Set as Default" and Close.
note: "yourdomain" is your actual domain. "Username"
is your POP account username, "yourpassword" is
the password for your POP account. [Back
do I create a catchall account to intercept improperly
1) From your User Management Screen (default screen upon
opening your control panel), click on the pink EMAIL ICON
next to a User Name. (next screen will appear) 2) In the
Forward Email field enter the email address to which you
want all of your email to be forwarded/dumped to. 3) In
the Email Address field enter "@www.YourDomain.com". (Example:
if your domain name is YourDomain.com then you would enter
"@www.YourDomain.com" -- without the quotation marks.) 4)
Click on the SAVE THIS button. You are done! Now all of
your email now matter whom it is addressed to will be sent
to the specified email address. Note that any users will
continue to receive email, however any email addressed to
a non-defined email address at your domain will be "dumped"
to the email address you specified in step 3. [Back
need to enter the URL of your domain name in the
browsers address window
in the following form:
yourdomain is YOUR actual domain name.
will then be prompted to enter your username and password,
sent to you in your "welcome letter".
will then be logged into your root web directory, where
you can either drag and drop your web pages, or cut and paste
them into the browser window.
Your default or home page, should be named index.html
If you are publishing a web to the Web server you must have
Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions installed on it. If
your account does not contact support (please login
to your support ticket system above).
Publish a web using HTTP
the files in the current web when you are ready to present
your web site for public viewing, or when you want to
update the files in your web. You can publish using HTTP
(HyperText Transfer Protocol) if the the FrontPage Server
Extensions are installed on the Web server to which you
you publish your web, you can specify which pages you
want to publish. Then, when you publish your web, you
have the following options:
only the files that have changed. FrontPage compares
the files on your local web to the files on the Web
server, and only those files that are newer than those
on the Web server are published. However, files that
have been marked Don't Publish will not be
all files, except those that have been marked Don't
Publish. The files from the local web will overwrite
all files on the destination Web server, even if the
files on the Web server are newer.
the File menu, click Publish
Options to expand the list of options.
whether you want to publish only pages that have changed,
or all pages.
the Specify the location to publish your web
to box, type the location of a Web server,
click the arrow to select a location to which you have
published before, or click Browse to
find the publishing location.
publishes your web. If you want to verify that your
web was successfully published, click the hyperlink
that is displayed after the web has been published —
your Web browser will open to the site you just published.
you cancel publishing in the middle of the operation,
files that have already been published remain on the
destination Web server.
To publish only pages that have changed to the same location
you previously published to, click Publish
This is a common error found in a Web browser when you are
attempting to run a Perl or CGI script that has problems.
The three most common reasons for this error are the following:
script permissions are set wrong. Try setting them to
777 temporarily while troubleshooting the error.
script was uploaded in binary file format instead of
ASCII. You must upload Perl and CGI scripts in ASCII
path to Perl line is wrong. The very first line in your
Perl program must be "#!/usr/bin/perl". You cannot have
any spaces between your characters, and you cannot have
any hard returns or text lines before this line.
none of these three reasons correct your errors, then you
may want to take a look at your Error Log files. If the
script is coded to print the errors it encounters, these
will be displayed in your Error Log file of your server.
If all else fails, you can usually find the script errors
by logging in to your server via Telnet and running the
script from the command line. Once you are logged into
the server, you must change directories until you are
in the one in which your script resides. At that point,
type the following at the command line:
perl filename.cgi -w
There should be one space after the word "perl". "filename.cgi"
should be the actual filename of the script you are having
problems with. "-w" is a warning switch, this will prompt
Perl to give you any errors it sees in the script and it
will give the line number that the error is on or near.
When adding new files such as CGI, Perl, etc. it is necessary
to set specific permissions for the script to work.
The UNIX directory and file structure has a system of permissions.
You have permission to read a file, you have permission
to write to a file, and finally, you have permission
to execute a file. However, you are not always
you. Unix splits identities into three categories.
The first is you, the owner of the file. The second
is the group you belong to. And third, others
is the world, basically anyone who comes to your website.
To change permissions you must issue a "change mode command",
or more commonly referred to as the UNIX command "chmod".
The documentation for your file or script will usually
come with the proper permissions you need to set for your
program to work. To set permissions, there are basically
2 methods UNIX recognizes.
With FTP (and Telnet) your file properties are shown as
The first space designates if this is a directory by the
The next three characters designate the permissions for
the "owner", r = read, w = write, and x = execute if the
permission is set to "on" and "-" is the permission is
set to off.
Permissions for the "group" and "world" (other) are designated
by characters 5-7 and 8-10 respectively.
The second method we are calling the alpha method because
permissions are set, by way of a telnet session, using
alpha characters. You simply specify with the group or
groups whose settings you want to change ("u" represents
"user" or you, "g" represents "group", "o" represents
other or world and "a" represents "all") and all the settings
you want to change ("r" for read access, "w" for write
access, and "x" for execute access). To set your file
world-writable, you would type "chmod o+w ".
To set it executable to everyone, you would use "chmod
a+x <filename>". The plus sign indicates you're
adding permissions. You can use a minus sign to remove
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