How do I host my own website
What do you need to host your own site?
A domain name
Media to put on the pages
A server to store it on
Basic knowledge of how to run a computer
The Tools needed:
Server (us ;-)
FTP client to transfer files to
Our Fantastico script installer will do all the heavy lifting
for you if your ready for your first blog, just pick the script that you would like to use and follow the 3 to 4 screen prompts
and your ready to start blogging (well almost ;-)
I'm a new member now what do I do?
First off take a deep breath and relax you made the right choice
;-) You should have already received an e-mail telling you what to
change your domains DNS information to. My DNwhat you say? DNS stands
for Domain Name Server which is the equivalent of a postal address
for your domain name (website address) so that the postmaster such
as Network Solutions, Godaddy or whoever you registered your domain
name with knows where to send request for your site. If you registered
through us, this has already been set for you.
***Make sure that you have backed up all of your site and e-mail information
before requesting any such change to your DNS information, once the
change has been made it is can be difficult to get this information
from your old host***
To change your DNS listing you will need to log into your Registrar
and change the DNS information to point to ns1.accenthost.com &
ns2.accenthost.com. Once you have made this change it will take up
to 3 days before servers throughout the Internet have the updated
CPanel - viewing your hosting account
You'll be using CPanel to manage your e-mail accounts, site statistics,
FTP accounts and more depending on the hosting package you subscribe
to. Until your DNS is up to date you can log into your webspace On
Accenthost.com, by using the CPanel login: Visit http://acenthost.com/cpanel
and log in using your new username and password. You will use CPanel
for many function within your site such as setting up e-mail accounts,
FTP users, viewing site statistics and installing PHP scripts mentioned
LOG IN PROCEDURE
visit http://yourdomain.com/cpanel, which
will prompt you for a username and password that you have already
chosen. If your DNS information has not propagated yet (pointed to
our server) you can log in by visiting accenthost.com/cpanel and use
the username and password you created during sign up.
One of the most basic functions you will use CPanel for is the setup
of e-mail accounts. In the illustration below you see the information
listed for accounts that have been set up correctly.
To create a new e-mail account simply click on [add account]
, enter the address name and choose the quota for mailbox space. Keep
in mind that e-mail quotas are counted in you hosting space, because
of this we strongly recommend that you save your e-mail to your personal
When saving your e-mail be smart and make sure that you never download
an attachment that you weren't expecting, even if it comes from someone
How do I upload my site before I have full FTP access
on my new account?
The best way is to set your FTP client to the ip address of the
server and you will have immediate access or log into AccentHost.com/cpanel
using your username and password, then use the file manager to upload
your images and other files to the www folder. If you would like
more information on how to configure an FTP client please visit
our FTP configuration page.
E-mail Clients / Webmail standard with every AccentHost.com
Horde - A wiki for documentation and use and discussion. If you haven't
used it yet Horde is the best web mail program we offer and it has
a mail, calendar tasks and notes sections all in one
SquirrelMail - The developers page
NEOMail - Users Manual
If you don't currently use an anti-virus software
program you need to start today! Visit http://free-av.com for a free personal license or visit cnet.com and search for anti virus software. Once you install this software
it is important to run a full scann and to keep it updated at least
once a month.
Resources to help you build sites
W3Schools -offers a very detailed primer on working in html. Regardless
of which editor you use, knowing some of the basics is a must!.
With Style - basic but detailed with links to other advanced
This is a scripting language that you can do many things with
our server is ready for use with PHP 5+
PHP.net - The home of PHP programing, when in question they are the final
word of php code.
AccentHost.com hosting made simple with the features
you need e-mail, PHP, mysql, Fantastico, CPanel and more
on a screaming fast server!