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Here are the steps for making a 301 or 302 redirect users from one resource to another on your website. It is often used for Search Engine Optimization Reasons. You do this by creating an .HTACCESS file in the root of your website. At EPhost we support th...
All EPhost web hosting packages include the ability to host multiple domains. Based on your Windows hosting package, you can setup between 2-12 completely independent websites. TO ADD A NEW WEBSITE ON YOUR WINDOWS HOSTING PLAN: * Login to your accoun...
WHAT IS A SUB DOMAIN AND HOW TO ADD ONE TO YOUR WINDOWS OR LINUX HOSTING ACCOUNT. They can be used to forward to URL's, or point to an IP address and directories within your hosting account. For example, 'west.example.com' and 'east.example.com' are sub ...
Ephost Windows and Linux Hosting Plans Control Panels allow you to specify Custom Error pages for your domains, instead of being directed to the default error pages (such as "Page cannot be found", etc.). _ERROR PAGES ARE WEB PAGES SHOWN TO THE WEBSITE VI...
Every domain hosted on the Internet is assigned an IP address. Some sites are assigned a generic IP address used by many sites on the same server using a technique called host headers. Other sites will have a dedicated IP address. An IP address is a vir...
At EPhost, you have the ability add and edit the default document(s) for your websites. A default document is the first page of the website. e.g. index.html When you type in a domain name like, www.ephost.com, the web server needs to know which particular...
ENABLING DIRECTORY LISTINGS FOR A WEBSITE FOLDER. Web servers look for specific files when the server is accessed for a web page request. These files often include types like "index.htm", "index.html", "index.php", "index.asp", etc. If a "site launch" fi...
DNS stands for Domain Name System, which is the largest digital database in the world, containing information about every web site on the internet. Every web site online has an IP address that is its actual internet location, and this number is used to lo...
A domain alias is the full domain name that will alias the main hosted domain for an account. When connecting to the domain alias name through a web browser, you will see the same web site as the main hosted domain. For example, if you had a domain "sampl...
EPhost has many programming and scripting languages available through it's hosting plans. Our WINDOWS hosting plans have the availability of Cold Fusion, Railo, Classic ASP, .NET1 and .NET2, PHP, and PERL/CGI. OUR LINUX HOSTING PLANS ARE STRICTLY PHP. D...
Having the ability to manipulate files and directories on the web server can be done almost with the same ease as your local computers. Both Windows and Linux Hosting have similar options with folders and files: * Create Files / Folders * UN/Compr...
USING ISAPI REWRITE V3 TO POINT A SUB-DOMAIN TO A SUB-DIRECTORY: ISAPI FILTERING / MOD_REWRITE (FOR WINDOWS ONLY) AND YOU MUST HAVE A DEDICATED IP FOR THIS METHOD TO WORK CORRECTLY. Add an "A" record for the sub-domain in the DNS zone for the primary d...
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 ex...
Each FILE AND DIRECTORY (FOLDER) in your account has permissions which control who can read, write and execute that file. When files are created, default permissions are assigned. Most users won't need to change permissions, but there are times when an up...
EPhost works hard to ensure that our Control Panels, Statistics and Web based email applications are provided in many languages. However, there are some potential issues when trying to use a language other than English for file and folder names in your we...
EPhost Windows Hosting clients who are users of ASP, can enable or disable the use of Parent Paths when calling "include" files. Many times, enabling parent paths will fix older ASP applications. Be default they are disabled in IIS/ASP since that Microsof...
You can password protect folders in your website from un-authorized visitors. CREATE SECURE FOLDERS ON A WINDOWS HOSTING PLAN: * Login to your account * Click on the green 'Control Panel' button * Hover over the 'Web' Icon and Click on 'Web Sites...
PHP (recursive acronym for _PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor_) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. What distinguishes PHP from something like client-side...
We all know the importance of testing your site after a migration to your hosting account. More often than not we wish to do this prior to updating the domain's DNS nameservers to EPhosts. OR maybe the case is when a new website is created, often times th...
The Windows Hosting Plan Control Panel supports the ability to add virtual directories to a domain. Virtual directories create a "directory name/location" that is mapped to another directory that actually exists on the server. SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION...
If you have a need to redirect your entire website to another hosted domain, without having to use a Virtual Directory, remove the site and re-add it as a Domain Alias, or without having to use our 301/302 Redirect Code [https://www.ephost.com/support/Kno...
Web Schedules / Scheduled Tasks provides you the ability to easily schedule a recurring task to execute (run), on a daily, weekly or monthly schedule, a local script or web page. Using the Crontabs (see below for Linux plans), to use a *nix term, you can ...
Whether you are an experienced web designer or a novice, website templates are a great way to get a good looking site up and running quickly. Most templates can be modified to changes colors, pictures and even the layout depending on your skill level. In ...
ASP.NET 3.5 is only an extension to the ASP.NET 2.0 framework library. By selecting ASP.NET 2.0 in the Extension settings of the control panel you you are using 3.5 and have the extended functionality available to you. ALSO SEE: Website Features KB's [h...
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