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Check out my new hosting service

 8:17 pm on Mar 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

I am trying to check out my new hosting service.
They have vertual hosting.
They sent me this email:

*** NOTE: Before logging in to your account, you must Email us a list of
domain names to setup for hosting (if these domains are hosted with another
company, we will transfer the web site contents free of charge). These
domains will be processed and added to your account within 24 hours.

How can I tell if I am getting a unique IP? What should I look for to check them?



 11:52 pm on Mar 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

Just email them and ask for the IP Lizzie. My present host provides it upon setup and cautions that the domain name point may take a few days to be fully operational.


 1:09 am on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

lizzie, you'll need the IP numbers to be able to upload files, even before the domain names resolve.

When I set up space, I get a confirming email in a few minutes with the IP number, so I can either start using FTP to upload the files or use the control panel.

It can take up to 72 hours for the change to be reflected - although I had one this week take around 48 hours (very unusual).

Dave is right - email them and ask them what the IP number will be for each domain name. Incidentally, I set up a link with the IP number as soon as the files are uploaded, just to make sure nothing gets lost in the shuffle.

I am probably paranoid, but I make the nameserver changes myself - I get space set up and that change done the very same hour (not using NSI, however).


 1:38 am on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

I am going to use Cute FTP to upload. I'm confused about
SSH and TELENET. I have it on this account but do I need to
use it? Hope not. Marcia what was the name of the program
you mentioned where I could edit files right on their server?


 1:50 am on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have a webshell on thier server with these files
already in it:

bash_history 22 Mar 21 17:02 rw-------
.cshrc 628 Mar 21 11:41 rw-r--r--
.login Mar 21 11:41 rw-r--r--
.login_conf 160 Mar 21 11:41 rw-r--r--
.mail_aliases 371 Mar 21 11:41 rw-------
.mailrc 331 Mar 21 11:41 rw-r--r--
.profile 722 Mar 21 11:41 rw-r--r--
.profile.webshell 248 Mar 21 20:07 rw-r--r--

Wonder what all this means.
I can have several domains on this account each with it's own IP address so maybe I have to wait until they install my domain
to get the IP.


 1:51 am on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

lizzie, it's www.ftpeditor.com The one that's free runs a banner ad, which doesn't bother me in the least. You can also upload with it.


 6:41 am on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

Lizzie, typically a quality host has a users manual online which may give you a hint about the files you listed. What they are and what each does depends on what server program your host is using, it's likely some of these are configuration dependent as well. Servers usually have a bunch on configuration options.

The IP addresses must be assigned before a domain name can be pointed at them. Email and ask for them to insure that you actually got what you think you got! ;)


 1:32 pm on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)


FTP or "File Transfer Protocol" is for transfering files. You have CuteFTP. That is FTP with Cute stuck on the front of it to be...well...cute. (It is like buying "Tide" laundry detergent...you have "Cute" FTP.)

SSH or "Secure SHell" is a way to communicate with the server and have your transaction secure. The data is encrypted.

TELNET (I don't know what it stands for) is a way to talk to the server that is not encrypted. (Essentially it is the same as SSH sans the security.)

You would need SSH or telnet to do things like set up rights to your cgi-bin, if you are going to do Perl things. CuteFTP is for you to use to dump your files to the server.

Hope that helps.


 1:45 pm on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

You can also set file/folder permissions with CuteFTP.

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