Knowledgebase: Website Features
MIME Types
Posted by Joe Rebis (Import) on 17 September 2006 12:56 AM


MIME types specify how a web browser should handle certain types of files. For example, the application/pdf MIME type instructs browsers to handle files with a .pdf extension as Portable Document Format files. If you have custom PDF files with a .mypdf extension, you could add a custom MIME type so browsers correctly interpret your .mypdf files as PDF files.

WARNING: Before you add a custom MIME type, check the list of MIME types that are already defined for the web site. Adding custom MIME types can easily alter how your web site functions and cause unintended effects.

HINT: Use the File Manager for your hosting plan to upload a "file type" to your site, then check it to see if the browser knows this type. (i.e. EPhost Hosting Plans are already configured for the most common types of files.


To add a MIME type (Windows Hosting Plans):

  1. Login to your account
  2. Click the green "Control Panel" button
  3. Hover over the 'Web' Icon and Click on 'Web Sites'
  4. Click on the Website/Domain name to work with
  5. Click on the "MIME Types" tab in the Web Properties Window
  6. Click on the 'Add MIME' button


To add a MIME type (Linux Hosting Plans):

  1. Login to your account
  2. Click the green "Control Panel" button
  3. Scroll down to the 'Advanced' Section and Click on "MIME Types"

HINT: Before Adding a MIME Type to your Linux Hosting Plan, scroll down the page in Step 3 to see if the MIME type is already listed


Also See: Website Features KB's Domain/DNS KB'sHOW TO KB'sEmail Settings POP3 / IMAP | Check email online | Email Troubleshooting | Adding an email to your hosting account WINDOWS / LINUX

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