The Shared Hosting Control Panel Overview (Unix and Windows)
Our web hosting control panel has been created to provide you with all the tools you need to make the most of your website. This guide will provide you with an over view of the great features available to our web hosting customers in their web hosting control.
NOTE: (This is the control panel for Unix and Windows shared hosting accounts only. The Genesis Pro and Business Class SSD Cloud plans are all cPanel)
Web Hosting Control Panel home page
Once you log in you will be presented with our web hosting control panel home page. From here you can access all the various tools and features to manage your website.
You can also quickly access details about your account (e.g. hosting package name, server type, and your FTP details) and how much of your account's allowance you have used (web space, bandwidth, Email accounts etc).
We provide you with full access to upload and download your website's files with our easy to use file manager.
To ensure you never lose any of your work, backing up and restoring your website is all done in just a few clicks with the files stored on your local machine.?
We offer one of the most powerful and flexible WebMail systems, features include your own address book, search features, customisable interface and scheduling.
You can also set up new mail boxes and delete any that you no longer need all in just a few clicks. In keeping with our ethos of giving you control you can decide how aggressive you want your junk filter to be and which email addresses it applies to on a box by box case or choose all emails attached to a domain name. You can also add specific addresses to your white list and to your black list.
Web stats & Logs
Check the performance and data usage of your website with our extensive analysis tools.
We have also automated the creation of a Google Site Map for your website to increase the likelihood of being found by their spiders. So you don't have to manually submit your site multiple times you can submit to the major search engines (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft etc) from here with just a couple of clicks.
The ‘Web Tools' area provides you with access to a raft of great features for those with a bit more technical knowledge than the average user.
MySQL Databases: From this area you can also manage your database by using phpMyAdmin, an easy to use web based interface for managing MySQL databases.
Password Protection: Website Password Protection allows you to password protect a directory on your website. Only people who have the password will be able to access the area.
Scheduled Tasks: Scheduled tasks allows you to enable programs to run automatically on the server at specific intervals.
Sub domains: Have a new web address for separate areas of your website e.g. news.bbc.co.uk
IP Address blocking: IP blocking allows you to block certain IP addresses or ranges from accessing your website. For example, you may wish to prevent a competitor from viewing your site or a known threat.
Switch PHP Version: Switch to PHP5 with just one click
Website help & diagnostics
Make sure your website is performing at optimal levels with our free diagnostic tools.
Your web hosting is fully ecommerce enabled and comes packed with advanced ecommerce features and scripts.
You can provide your customer with a secure online shopping experience by using our free secure server (SSL) which allows you to accept data securely via your website. Choose from a collection of the most advanced ecommerce solutions available including Zen Shopping Cart, osCommerce Shopping Cart, CubeCart and Agora Shooping Cart.
Our customers can choose to install as many scripts they want from one of the UKs most compressive list of one click install scripts.
WordPress, BuddyPress, Joomla, phpBB, Drupal, OpenAds and much more are all available in a just a matter of clicks.
WordPress is arguably the most popular blogging software available today! It's easy to install and use and will allow you to have a great looking blog in minutes.
BuddyPress is a suite of WordPressMU social networking plugins and themes to empower you to create your own social network.
Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.
phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customisable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB3 has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ.
Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users easily to publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.
Openads is a hugely popular advert server designed for web publishers. It gives you the tools you need to make the most from online advertising. With Openads you will be able to manage sophisticated advertising programs and stay in control of all the advertising on your websites.
Our control panel is one of the world's most advanced web hosting control panels, here is a quick summary of the other great features available...
Manage your website on the go
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