When uploading content to your website and setting up and using your email account(s), please note that there are some common sense limitations.
Unacceptable uses of EasternPC hosting services include, but are NOT limited to: Copyright infringement, Trademark infringement, Bulk unsolicited emailing or Bulk newsgroup postings (spamming), or uploading content that is illegal, obscene, or content that promotes illegal activity or hate against any group. EasternPC shall act as the sole arbiter as to what constitutes unacceptable use. See our Terms Of Service
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Before doing anything else, you will want to set your
nameservers at your Domain Name Registrar so your domain will
resolve to your Website. This change will take between 24-48
hours depending on your registrar and when you make this change.
The nameserver settings you will use are:
[ http://www.easternpc.net:2082 or http://www.yourdomain.com:2082 once your domain name has resolved ] Copy / Paste this url into your browser's address bar. You will be prompted to enter your username and password.
The Control Panel is where you will set up your email and any additional ftp accounts if desired, and also setup your other hosting options.
[ http://www.yourdomainname.com:2095 ] Once your email account(s) is(are) set up using cPanel, you can log on to webmail at anytime to check your email. You will be prompted to enter your username [email address] and your password. Select any of the three email programs, and the first time you log on complete the one time set up for your email preferences.
In Outlook Express, click on Tools on the Menu Bar. From the drop down list, select Accounts, click on the Mail tab, then click Add (Mail). The display name is the name you wish to appear on your emails. You will be prompted to enter your username [email address] and also your email accounts password. Server settings for both POP3 and SMTP are mail.yourdomainname.com. Enable (check box) "My server requires authentication" under the servers tab.
Note that the following only applies to customers whose ISP is known to be blocking port 25. If you are not sure, you should contact your ISP to inquire.
Because of the high incidence of home computers unknowingly being hijacking by malicious programs for the purpose of sending mass emails or SPAM, many ISP's block outgoing (SMTP) email on Port 25. If after setting up your email account on your local computer you find that you can receive but not send email, your ISP may be blocking port 25. Generally, setting up your incoming (POP3) server as mail.yourdomainname.com, and setting your outgoing (SMTP) server to use the same server name with an alternate port number provided by your ISP will most often resolve this issue. To change port numbers, click on the "Advanced" tab in the accounts "Properties" menu. (See Setting up your email account above)
Once you log in to your cPanel, there is also a "file manager" feature under "site management tools", where you can upload files directly to the /public_html/ folder.
You can use your favorite FTP program to upload your Website files before or after your domain name resolves with these settings:
Host Address: ftp.easternpc.net (or ftp.yourdomain.com once
your domain name has resolved)
Host Directory: /public_html/
Your user name: (username)
Your password: (password)
It is also possible to use most current Internet browsers to
view, upload or delete files in your public_html folder just as
you would on your local machine. However, we cannot recommend
using this method because it is far less secure than logging in
to your control panel and using the file manager, or your web
page design programs built in FTP feature. It is possible to
upload / download files securely with Firefox using the FireFTP
extension. FireFTP is a full featured FTP program available as a
free download http://fireftp.mozdev.org/.
For your Website to be visible you need to upload your
homepage (must be named index.html) to the /public_html/ folder.
If you do not have a complete website yet, it's still a good idea
to create a placeholder homepage.
Regardless of your uploading method, changes that you make to your Website files will be visible immediately "in real time" online. Use the reload button on your browser to verify updates to your site as you upload them. It's a good idea to maintain a full set of back up files for your website on portable media, just in case.
Once you are familiar with it, you will find that cPanel is
actually very user friendly and easy to use. However because
there are so many options, when exploring your Control Panel
environment for the first time it might be best to avoid making
changes "just to see what happens". Once you are sure how to
change settings or set up any options you want, you will find
that there are some very powerful programs right at your
fingertips. cPanel online manual.
We are looking forward to helping you get the most from your new hosting account.
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