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There are three types of users on NetSecrets Cobalt RaQs : the RaQ administrator (NetSecrets) , site administrators (you), and site users (additional users you create).
This chapter describes the functions normally performed by the site
Site administrators can add or remove site users, create mailing lists, manage disk space, back up and restore files, and do other site-related administrative tasks.
As a site administrator, you manage your site using any standard Web browser.
To go to a section of the Site Management screen, you click the section's button along the left side of the screen. These functions are described in the sections that follow.
The User Management section on the Site Management screen allows you to perform administrative functions related to site users - adding or removing users, entering and modifying user names and passwords, and managing users' disk space allocations, and e-mail aliases.
To add a user to a site, follow these steps:
Individual users can choose to have their e-mail forwarded to another e-mail account. Users can also choose to have a vacation-reply message that's automatically sent to each person who sends the user an e-mail. This feature is useful when users know they won't be reading or responding to incoming email messages for a period of time. As the site administrator, you can enter these settings for users (at their request) as described below in "Changing User Settings".
Note: A vacation-reply e-mail is sent only once per day to each sender.
Each registered user on the site must have a unique username (e.g., mary, john). This username is used to send or retrieve e-mail. When a username is already taken by another site (for example, username mary exists and her e-mail goes to email@example.com), you can add a new user with a similar name (maryb) and configure the server to receive e-mail with the desired name (user maryb receives mail for firstname.lastname@example.org). The user then enters the desired "return address" in his or her e-mail software.
To change the name, password, or disk space allocation, for an existing user, or to make an existing user the site administrator, click User Management on the Site Management screen, then click the pencil icon for the user. Enter the changes you want in the Modify User table.
To set up or modify the e-mail options for an existing user, click User Management on the Site Management screen, then click the envelope icon for the user. In the table that appears, you can enter a forwarding e-mail address, email aliases, and an automatic vacation reply. These options are described in "Entering User E-mail Settings and Aliases".
If you want to remove a site user, click the trash icon for the user. To confirm that you want to remove the user, click OK in the confirmation dialog box that appears.
The List Management section on the Site Management screen allows you to create and manage mailing lists for the site.
To add a mailing list:
To modify a mailing list, go to the Site Management screen, click List Management, click the pencil icon for the mailing list, modify the information as needed, and then click Confirm Modify.
To delete a mailing list, go to the Site Management screen, click List Management, click the trash icon for the mailing list, and then click OK to confirm that you want to delete the mailing list.
Once your mailing list is created you can send mail to the list by
sending an e-mail to email@example.com
In the Site settings section of Site Management, you can see the domain name and IP address of the site, change the disk space allocation for the site, and choose the frequency with which Web usage reports will be generated.
CGI allows users to have Web sites run programs that dynamically generate HTML pages in response to specific user inputs. CGI scripts can be created on a user's desktop computer and then transferred to the web site with an FTP application (as explained in Using Services on a Site). CGI scripts must have a .pl or .cgi filename extension.
As the site administrator, you can enable the anonymous FTP server for the site, set limits on the size of files that can be uploaded, and set the number of simultaneous users. This feature allows users without passwords to download and upload files via FTP, up to the specified disk-space limit.
To change the FTP settings for your site, click FTP Settings on the Site Management screen, enter the setting you want, and then click Save Changes.
To upload files, you must use FTP client software (for example, cute FTP) and access your web space by entering your user name, password and host address (supplied to you ny NetSecrets) Site administrators log into the main "web directory".
In this section of Site Management, you can monitor how much disk space is being used by the site and its users.
The Web Usage section allows you to download a Web log file for your site, or view the last report that was downloaded. To download a log file, go to the Web Usage section of Site Management, then click Download Log File.
As a site administrator, you can back up your own site or a user directory that belongs to a user on your site. To do either of these, go to the Backup section of Site Management and follow the on screen instructions.
Restoring a site or user directory on the Server is a simple procedure. First, go to the Restore section of Site Management. Click BROWSE and select the .raq backup file to restore on the RaQ. Click Selective Restore, if you want to restore only some of the files, then click the Restore button (below the File Restorable).
If you're the site administrator, you can return to the administrator site's Server Management screen by clicking Server Management on the Site Management screen.
This chapter describes the functions that site users can perform with Business Plus and above web hosting. As a site user, you can change your user name and password, set e-mail options, monitor your directory's disk space usage, back up and restore your files, send and receive email, and create and upload Web pages and other files.
You manage your directory using any standard browser. Access your directory by typing the URL http://www.yourdomain.com/personal/ into your browser. You must enter your user name and password.
When you access your directory, the Personal Profile screen appears (shown in the next figure).
This section allows you to change your full name and password. Click Modify User on the Personal Profile screen to access a table where you can change these settings. When you're finished, click Confirm Modify.
The E-mail section of the Personal Profile allows you to select email options. To set your e-mail options, access the Personal Profile screen (as described above), then click E-mail. In the Email Settings table, you can select the e-mail options that are described in the next two sections.
You can choose to have your e-mail forwarded to another e-mail account. All you need to do is enter the destination account in the "Forward E-mail To" field in the Email Settings table.
You can also create a vacation-reply message that's automatically sent to each person who sends you e-mail. This feature is useful when you know that you won't be reading or responding to incoming e-mail messages for a period of time.
To set up a vacation reply, follow these steps:
Note: A vacation-reply e-mail is sent only once per day to each sender.
The Usage Data section of the Personal Profile displays a Disk Usage table showing the total disk space occupied by your files, the amount of available disk space under your web hosting plan, and your total disk space allocation. To access this table, just click Usage Data on the Personal Profile screen.
As a site user, you can back up your Home directory. To do this, go to the Personal Profile screen, click Backup and read the on screen instructions. When you're ready to perform the backup, click Backup My Home Directory.
To restore your backed-up Home directory files (from your local disk to your web site Home directory):
4. Check Selective Restore if you want to restore only some of the files.
5. Click Restore a Backup File (below the File Restore table) when you're ready to begin restoring the files.
You must configure your e-mail application to send and retrieve e-mail from NetSecrets' Servers.
Make sure the following information is entered into your e-mail program.
(remember each additional user you create will have a seperate user
name and password, use these to gain access to the different POP3 accounts)
You can create complex Web pages using any of the standard HTML editors and the HTML publishing capabilities of many popular desktop productivity applications. You can create and link the Web pages themselves on your desktop computer, and then move them to the appropriate subdirectory in the server via an FTP application (as described below).
NetSecrets servers supports CGI scripts, such as those written in Perl version 5.0, C, or other languages. If CGI is enabled for your site (in the Site Settings section of the Site Management screen), then you can add CGI scripts to work with your Web content.
This enables you to develop highly interactive, powerful Web-based applications by building server-side CGI scripts that generate web pages in response to specific user inputs. These applications range from simple scheduling and conferencing applications to sophisticated electronic commerce solutions.
You can develop CGI scripts on your desktop machine, and then transfer it to our Servers by means of any FTP-based application that allows permission bits to be set to "Executable." Use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to upload .cgi and .pl files. You should use ASCII mode to upload CGI files. Once the file is on the Server, use your FTP program and chmod 755 filename.cgi) to make the script executable.
The path to Perl is /usr/bin/perl.
After creating your Web pages, you can publish them on the Server using FTP.
First, make sure you have the following information:
Then launch your FTP software, establish an FTP link to the Server, and then upload your HTML files. If you need help,consult the instructions for your FTP application.
When additional users on the main site are created by means of the Web-based administration screens, each user can log into there account via FTP and upload a user web site, this can be viewed by using the url below.
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