UNIX — GETTING STARTED
How do I create sub-directories?

How do I get my page to load automatically? (UNIX)
How do I update my web pages?
How do I write HTML/create a Web site?
The HTML page is garbled. What
s wrong?
What should I do if denied access via FTP or to “stats”?

UNIX — TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
CGI Problems
How do I edit my .htaccess file?
How do I password protect my directories and/or files?
How do I untar files on my UNIX account?
How to access UNIX Statistics?
Proper Permissions
What are the PERL/CGI paths?
What are the paths to utilize the secure server (SSL)?
What is Webshell?
What is the Sendmail path?
What is the date path?
What is the time path?


UNIX — GETTING STARTED

How do I create sub-directories?
When making a sub directory you should use the make directory “MkDir” function key located on your FTP program. Open up that directory then place all files that need to go in there.

How do I get my page to load automatically? (UNIX)
You must name your main loading file “index.html”. Be sure to name everything in lowercase, NOT “INDEX.HTML”. Also, this file must to located in your “public_html” directory.

How do I update my web pages?
You can create and maintain your web pages, images, and scripts locally and upload them to the web server at your leisure via FTP. You can overwrite existing files or transfer a new file.

How do I write HTML/create a Web site?
There are a large number of documents and programs on the web to help you write HTML.
** We cannot help you write HTML **
. Try these listings on Yahoo for places to get started:

The HTML page is garbled. What’s wrong?
It is important to remember to send HTML (text) in ASCII mode and all image-format files in Binary. In addition, if you are using Word or some other text-editor locally for writing HTML, be sure to save the file as text only, not as a .doc file, for example. One should notice that files in DOS can only be saved with a three-letter .htm extension. After FTPing, these files may be renamed to include the .html extension. All of this is basic, but results in a majority of the FTP errors!

What should I do if denied access via FTP or to “stats”?
Be sure to read the FTP tutorial that comes with the FTP software. If you still have trouble, send email to [email protected] explaining the problem in detail. Be sure to include either your user ID and domain name as well as the current account password.




UNIX — TECHNICAL QUESTIONS

CGI Problems
Part of the time the problem is with the script itself, so make sure you check everything. If you know the problem is on our side, please use the timestamp to mark the exact time and date that the problem occurred.

How do I edit my .htaccess file?
You can password protect directories and files with the Webshell software. In the bottom right hand corner of Webshell, change the mode to “Protect” and then click on the directory or file you want to protect. A new screen will appear allowing you to edit your .htaccess file.

How do I password protect my directories and/or files?
You can password protect directories and files with the Webshell software. In the bottom right hand corner of Webshell, change the mode to “Protect” and then click on the directory or file you want to protect. A new screen will appear allowing you to edit your .htaccess file.

How do I untar files on my UNIX account?
You can now untar files in your UNIX account through our Webshell program. You can upload the file to any location on your account. You then go to that file in the left hand side of the Webshell program (the side that is labeled as source). To determine where the file will uncompress to, on the right hand side of the screen (labeled as Destination), go to that specific directory. Now click on the compressed file in the source directory and Webshell will uncompress the file to the destination directory.

Allowable file extensions: .tgz .tar .gz

Remove underscores from the filename.

How to access UNIX Web Statistics?
http://www.your_domain_name.com/stats
or
Your IP Number /stats

Proper Permissions
Unix file permissions: r w x r - x r - x

What are the PERL/CGI paths?
PERL executable path: /usr/bin/perl

cgi-bin path: /home/USERNAME/cgi-bin

Or you can use Webshell to access your account with the same information as your FTP account. A couple of hints:

  • upload your cgi file in ASCII format
  • change permissions on the cgi file either through Webshell or through your FTP software.

What are the paths to utilize the secure server (SSL)?
Files that are accessed through SSL link must be in cgi-bin directory or beneath it. To access your CGI and PERL scripts securely:

https://ssl-000.9netave.com/cgi-bin/ACCOUNT-USERNAME/SCRIPT.CGI

(The ACCOUNT-USERNAME must be your ftp login name)

Redirect Page: It is required that your redirect page be in the cgi-bin directory and made secure or the result is a page that is not secure upon submitting the form.

What is Webshell?
WebShell 2.0 is a combination of CGI Script, HTML and JavaScripts that performs most of the file operations required for Web site account maintenance from your favorite web browser. Version 2.0 Features:

  • Remote Account Administration
  • Intuitive, easy to use interface
  • Files/Directories copy, move, delete, rename, info
  • Files upload & download
  • Files preview (supports most of the formats understandable by web browser)
  • Multiple files/directories selection and manipulation
  • Files Editing & Source Viewing
  • Superior two panels view for ease of file manipulations
  • Based on Unix security mechanism for maximum security & flexibility
  • Easily configurable interface
  • Set access permissions on files and directories
  • Full Unix type accounts support
  • File Filtering
  • Online user help
  • Select multiple files using mask or by mouse click
  • Simple 2-step installation
  • Supports Netscape 3.x, 4.x and Explorer 4.x (any platform)
  • Written in C++ for optimum performance

What is the Sendmail path?
Sendmail path: /usr/sbin/sendmail

What is the date path?
/bin/date

What is the time path?
/usr/bin/time\


Anything not clear? Email us at: [email protected]