Creating, promoting and managing your site
Your account comes
with a comprehensive suite of web tools that will help you create, promote
and manage your sites:
SiteStudio Site Builder
Before you pay a
fortune to a web design studio or waste hours making a nice-looking web site
in FrontPage, consider our online site builder that will help you create a
professional website in a matter of minutes and post it to your directory on
To start SiteStudio,
click the SiteStudio icon on your control panel home page. Then
follow the on-screen instructions. Click here for the
SiteStudio FAQ and user guide.
Disclaimer: SiteStudio is an external software, provided as a free
service and will not be covered by our technical support. We will not be
responsible for any result or consequence caused to your site by your use of
this software. Please refer to the SiteStudio user guide for any
information you may need but we will not be able to help you correct or
diagnose any problem should you encounter one. You may use this service as
you wish but at your own risk.
WebShell File Manager
WebShell allows you to
copy, move, delete, and rename files and directories in your home directory
on the server. Also, you can use it to upload, download, compress and
decompress files as well as preview them in the browser.
To launch WebShell,
click the File Manager icon on the control panel home page.
You may also use the Protect utility on the Webshell program to password-protect
any directory on your site so only authorized visitors can open its content with their
WebShell and Protect manuals are available from the WebShell interface, Help
Webalizer Web Analyzers
Information about the
operation of your site is critical for decision-making. To obtain this
information, you need to analyze statistics data that is written to log
files in your home directory on the server:
- Error log -
stores data about errors generated by the server (e.g. Page Not Found
error) or by your CGI scripts;
- Transfer log
- stores combined data about every visit to your site, including:
- Remote host IP (i.e. visitor's IP);
- Time of request (i.e. when visitor requested the page);
- First line of request;
- Error generated by request, if any;
- Size of message sent in response to the request;
- Referrer (i.e. from which page visitor was directed);
- Agent ID (i.e. type of browser or another agent and related
information, such as user's OS, etc.) ;
- Referrer log
- stores the list of URLs from which visitors are referred to your site;
- Agent log -
stores data about agents used to enter the site -- such as browsers or
any other Internet-based software -- and all related data.
To enable or disable
writing log files, do the following:
- Click the Web
Options icon on your control panel home page
- Select the Domain
name you need
- On the page that
shows, scroll down to the Settings section and click the ON/OFF
icon next to the log files.
Note: the log files
for your domain count toward the total use of disk space for your account.
Be careful when you enable logs for your domain if it is a very active site,
as the log files will grow very quickly. Make sure that you leave sufficient
disk space for your account or you may upgrade your account for more disk
To view the log files
records, do the following:
- Click the Web
Options icon on your control panel home page.
- Choose the
- Scroll down to Log
files and click the View icon next to it.
- List of log files
- Click the necessary
file and all its records will show.
Note: Entering end in the Line Number field will show a list of records
from the tail of a logfile.
The statistics data in
the log files is difficult to read. Web analyzers will read log files to
produce visual reports in HTML format for viewing through a browser.
To enable these
analyzers and view statistics reports for your sites, do the following:
- Click the Stats
icon to go to the Statistics page.
- Enable Analyzer for
- Click the Apply
link on the right of this domain.
- Click the View
icon to see your statistics report.
troubleshooting tool allows you to ping any Internet host from your hosting
server. In other words, you can use this tool to determine if a host is
reachable and how long it takes for the signal to go all the way through.
To launch the Reverse
Traceroute tool, do the following:
- On your control
panel home page, click the Reverse Traceroute icon.
- In the form that
appears, enter the host name or the IP address of the server you would
like to ping:
- Select the timeout
period. If you see the connection is slow, select a bigger period.
- Click Trace
and wait for the result. The next page will show all the hosts that were
passed to reach the target server.