Hosting Plus Web Hosting
User's Manual


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Introduction | Logging In | Logging Out | Installing SSL License
Uploading Your Web Site | Uploading Your Web Site Via FTP | Backing Up Your Web Site
Domain Based Email | Configuring Your Email Client | Changing Your Password

Introduction
Maui Netís Hosting Plus enables you to control your own dedicated environment on the server, in which the web site can be built and administrated.

All web site administration tasks are done via a user-friendly, and intuitive "Control Panel" that enables you to manage your web site.

Your Hosting Plus account comes with the following:
Hosting Plus also includes the following FREE Value Apps for your web site:
This user guide assumes limited experience with web site functionality.


Logging In Top
The Hosting Plus Control Panel requires a username and password to log in to the system.

If this is the first time you are logging in to the Hosting Plus Control Panel, do the following:
  1. Open a browser and enter your domain name in the Address field. You will see the following screen (below).



  2. Click on "Click here to login to your control panel."

  3. A security alert window may appear on your screen since the SSL certificate is not installed on your computer. Click the Yes button. If the security alert window does not appear, please skip to step 4.

  4. You will be prompted to the login screen. Enter your domain name (without the .com, .net, etc. extension) in the User Name field.



  5. Enter your default password of 12qwaszx in the corresponding field and choose a preferred language for the session.

  6. This login screen gives you the option to install an SSL certificate. Once you install this certificate, you will no longer encounter the security alert screen that is displayed in step 3. For instructions on installing an SSL certificate, see Installing SSL Certificate later in this manual.

  7. Read the License Information and select to either Accept or Decline the agreement. Accepting the agreement will allow you to continue logging in, declining the agreement will terminate the log in process. Click the Continue button.



  8. You are now logged in to your Control Panel.


If you have previously uploaded your web site to your Hosting Plus Control Panel, do the following:

  1. Open a browser and enter www.yourdomain.com/manager in the Address field (substitute your actual domain name in place of yourdomain.com).

  2. Enter your domain (without the .com, .net, etc. extension) in the User Name field.



  3. Enter your password in the corresponding field.

  4. Click the OK button. You are now logged in to your Control Panel.


Logging Out Top
In order to log out securely, you can do one of the following tasks:

  1. Click the Logout link, which is located on the top right of your screen.

    OR

  2. Close the browser.


Installing SSL License Top
To install the SSL certificate do the following (Instructions are via Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.0):

  1. Click the Click here to install a permanent SSL certificate link that is on the login screen. You will see the following window (below).



  2. Choose to open the file. The certificate will now appear on screen. Click the Install Certificate button.



  3. Click Next in all stages of the certificate import wizard. In the last step click Finish.



  4. Your SSL Certificate is now installed. You will no longer see the Security Alert window when logging in to the Hosting Plus Control Panel.


Uploading Your Web Site Top
Hosting Plus allows you to upload web files through your browser. An independent FTP program is not needed. To upload your web site, do the following:

  1. Log in to your Hosting Plus Control Panel.

  2. Click Site Management on the left navigation bar.



  3. Click on the Login button in File Manager.

  4. Enter your Hosting Plus username and password.

  5. A File Manager window will open, showing the Directory folders in your Hosting Plus account. Click on the WWW folder.



  6. Click on the htdocs folder. This is where you will upload your web site files.

  7. Click on the Browse button located in the upper half of your File Manager window. This will open a Choose File window, which will allow you to browse your hard drive for your web site files.

  8. Double click on the file to upload.

  9. Click on the Upload button. Your selected file will be uploaded and available to be viewed on the Internet.

Repeat steps 7 through 9 for each of your web site files.


Uploading Your Web Site via FTP Top
Web Hosting Plus also allows you to upload and manage your web files via independent FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software if you choose to. To upload your web site via FTP, do the following:

  1. Launch your FTP software.

  2. Enter your domain name in the Host field, i.e. www.yourdomain.com.

  3. Enter your domain name with out the .com, .net, or .org, etc. extension followed by %yourdomain.com, in the username field, i.e. yourdomain%yourdomain.com.

  4. Enter your Web Hosting Plus password and connect to the server.

  5. Remove the existing index.html file

  6. Upload all your web files to the /usr/local/apache/htdocs directory.



Backing Up Your Web Site Top
Hosting Plus allows you to backup your web files. To backup your web site, do the following:

  1. Log in to your Hosting Plus Control Panel.

  2. Click Site Management on the left navigation bar.



  3. Click on the Login button in Backup & Restore.

  4. Enter your Hosting Plus username and password.

  5. A Site Backup And Restore window will open. Enter a name for your backup files in the Backup Title: box.

  6. Choose which files you wish to backup.



  7. Enter a password in the Password: box. Retype the password in the Retype: box. Click on the Start Backup button.

  8. A File Download window will appear. Click Save.

  9. A Save As window will appear. Choose the directory and filename that you wish to save your web files to. Click Save.

  10. When your web files have been backed up, a Download Complete window will appear. Click Close.

  11. You will be returned to your Hosting Plus Control Panel.


    Domain Based Email Top
    Web Hosting Plus allows you to manage your own domain based email addresses. Through the Web Hosting Plus Control Panel, you can establish up to 20 domain based email accounts or aliases. Establishing a domain based email account creates an email box to receive and store email for the individual. A domain based alias forwards all email to another email address.

    To establish a domain based email account, do the following:

    1. Log in to your Hosting Plus Control Panel.

    2. Click Email/FTP on the left navigation bar.



    3. Click on the New Email/FTP button. An Email/FTP wizard will appear.



    4. Enter the username of this new email account you are creating. Note: the username is used as part of the email address i.e. info@yourdomain.com.

    5. Enter a description for this new email account, i.e. name of the person that will use the email account.

    6. Enter the password to be used for this new email account.

    7. Re-enter the password to be used for this new email account.

    8. Click on the Next button.



    9. Place a check in the box next to Enable Email, and set a Mail Quota (maximum space allowed) for this email box.

    10. Click on the Finish button. The new email account has been created.



    To edit a domain based email account, do the following:

    1. Log in to your Hosting Plus Control Panel.

    2. Click Email/FTP on the left navigation bar.



    3. Click on the Edit button that is next to the email account you wish to edit.

    4. Make the desired changes in the corresponding fields.

    5. Click on the Finish button. Your changes have been completed.


    To remove a domain based email account, do the following:

    1. Log in to your Hosting Plus Control Panel.

    2. Click Email/FTP on the left navigation bar.



    3. Select the X checkbox next to the email account you wish to remove.

    4. Click on the Remove selected items button.

    5. A confirmation box will appear. Click on the OK button. The corresponding email box has been removed.


    To establish a domain based email alias, do the following:

    1. Log in to your Hosting Plus Control Panel.

    2. Click Email/FTP on the left navigation bar.


      Click on the Aliases tab at the top of your screen.

    3. Click on the New alias button.

    4. A new window will appear. Click on the Email button.



    5. Enter the Alias Name to be created. Note: the alias name is used as part of the new email alias, i.e. sales@yourdomain.com.

    6. If messages sent to this alias are to be forwarded to an email address not associated with this domain, enter the email address in the Destination field. If messages sent to this alias are to be forwarded to an email address associated with this domain, leave the Destination field empty and select which Local Email box for the mail to be sent to.

    7. Click on the Finish button. Your domain based email alias has been established.



    To edit a domain based email alias, do the following:

    1. Log in to your Hosting Plus Control Panel.

    2. Click Email/FTP on the left navigation bar.



    3. Click on the Alias tab at the top of the screen.

    4. Click on the Edit button that is next to the email alias you wish to edit.

    5. Make the desired changes in the corresponding fields.

    6. Click on the Finish button. Your changes have been completed.



    To remove a domain based email alias, do the following:

    1. Log in to your Hosting Plus Control Panel.

    2. Click Email/FTP on the left navigation bar.



    3. Click on the Alias tab at the top of the screen.

    4. Select the X checkbox next to the email alias you wish to remove.

    5. Click on the Remove selected items button.

    6. A confirmation box will appear. Click on the OK button. The corresponding email alias has been removed.


    Configuring your Email Client Top
    The following instructions will guide you through configuring Outlook Express to work with your domain based email:

    1. Open Outlook Express.

    2. At the top of your screen, click on Tools, and select Accounts.

    3. An Internet Accounts window will appear. Click on the Mail tab at the top, then click on the Add button on the right, and select Mail.



    4. An Internet Connection Wizard will appear. Enter the Display name you want to appear when you send mail to others (see below). Click the Next button.



    5. Enter the domain based email address you want to use. Click the Next button.



    6. Enter your domain name in the Incoming mail (POP, IMAP or HTTP) server field, and in the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server field. Click the Next button.



    7. In the Account name field, enter the email address to be used, BUT substitute the @ symbol with the % symbol (see below).



    8. Enter your password for this email account in the Password field. Decide if you want Outlook Express to remember your password by checking (or unchecking) the box next to Remember password. Click the Next button.

    9. Click the Finish button on the last screen. Outlook Express is now configured to work with your domain based email.


    Changing your Password Top
    Hosting Plus allows you the convenience of changing your web hosting password at any time. To change your password, do the following:

    1. Log in to your Hosting Plus Control Panel.

    2. Click Site Management on the left navigation bar.



    3. Click on the Settings tab at the top of the screen.

    4. Enter your New Password in the corresponding box at the bottom of the screen.

    5. Re-enter your password again in the Retype Password box.

    6. Click on the Update button. Your Hosting Plus password is now changed.


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