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How to create a new website

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To create a new website, first Log in to your Control Panel. (see “How to access my control panel” ). In the Hosting Spaces window, click the “Web” icon shown in Fig. 17-01.

Fig. 17-01

A submenu will expand to the right of the icon. From the submenu, click “Web Sites”. (Fig. 17-02)

Fig. 17-02

In the ” Websites” window, click “Create Web Site”

Fig. 17-03

In the “Add Web Site” window, choose the domain from the dropdown list and click the “Create Website” button.

Fig. 17-04

Your new website is now created. You can configure your new website using the Web Site Properties page as shown in Fig. 17-05. you can stop, start or pause the website using the buttons in the blue box in the top right corner.

If you are familiar with Windows Server and IIS, you will recognize the configurable settings in the Web site properties Window. Here is a brief description of the available settings

Add Web Site pointer

This button (top left corner of window) allows you to point an existing domain to your new website. You must first create the domain. See “How to add a new domian”.

Home Folder Tab

Folder In Your Hosting Space - Choose this option if you intend to use the local folder to store the website files. The following Settings will appear if this option is selected:

  • Security Settings
    • Choose the security options you desire for you website.
  • Authentication
    • Choose the Authentication type that you wish to use.
  • Default Documents
    • In the default documents list, enter the the names of the default pages in the order that you would like them to respond to a web request. For example, if a user visited your site using www.mysite.com, the user would be directed to www.mysite.com/Default.aspx.

Fig. 17-05

Redirection URL - Choose this option if you intend to redirect all web requests to a different URL. Additional settings are shown in Fig.07-05a.

Fig. 17-05a

Virtual Dirs Tab

This tab allows you to add virtual directories to your website. A virtual directory is a reference to a folder and files that may or may not be located in the same physical location as the rest of the folders. It’s similar to a folder shortcut.

Fig. 17-06

Secured Folders Tab

This tab allows you to enable secured folders (See fig.07-07). By doing so, the following settings are automatically changed:

  • Enable Integration Pipeline;
  • Disable Integrated Windows Authentication;

Fig. 17-07

Extensions Tab

This tab allows you to configure the extensions to be used with your website and to enable PHP, ASP or CGI-BIN.

Fig. 17-08

Custom Errors Tab

This tab allows you to create custom error messages when an error occurs. You can choose between 3 different Handler types: File; redirect; and Execute URL;

Fig. 17-09

Headers Tab

Use this tab to add custom headers to your website.

Fig. 17-10

MIME Types Tab

This tab allows you to specify which Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)  will be permitted to interact with your website.

Fig. 17-11

ColFusion Tab

If your website uses Adobe ColdFusion or the CFML scripting language, you must enable the extensions from this tab.

Fig. 17-12

Management Tab

You can enable remote management of your website from this tab.

Fig. 17-13

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