- Domain Name
A domain name is the text or 'name'
that a person types into their web browser to visit
a website. For example, GreenEarthHost.com,
organization.org, network.net, and yourdomain.com
are all possible domain names.
- Domain Name Registration
In order to legally "own" a domain
name such as mydomainname.com, the name must first
be registered. This registration is typically done
when an account is setup, and then must be renewed
annually. Khimaira-GreenEarthHost handles
Domain Name Registration for its customers, unless
the domain name has been previously registered with
another company and the client wants to pay for the
renewal of the name. If we maintain it for
you, we renew the name for free.
- Disk Storage
This is the amount of space allotted
to your website hosting account. You can use this
space to store html files, images, audio or video
files, email messages (your mail accountS), MySQL
databases, or other files that may be used on your
website or for personal access. Allotted space
varies by package.
Every time you or someone else
accesses/visits your website, data is sent from the
servers your website is hosted on to the internet.
Bandwidth is the amount of traffic (or total data
sent) that your website generates. Bandwidth
allowances vary by package.
- Email Addresses
You can use your email address to
send and receive messages, for free, over the
Internet. With Khimaira-GreenEarthHost email
services, you can customize email addresses for
yourself, employees, or friends and family.
- FTP and FTP accounts
FTP stands for "File Transfer
Protocol." FTP is a way to transfer files from one
computer to another. When you have a website, you
can use FTP to put html files, images, videos, and
other files from your computer onto your disk space
for your website.
When you sign up for Website Hosting services,
you will receive an FTP account name and password.
Use this information to login using an FTP program
and transfer files from your personal computer to
Subdomains are individual website
addresses that are added to a pre-existing domain
name. For example, if your website was http://www.yourdomain.com,
a subdomain would be http://news.yourdomain.com.
The number of subdomains allowed will vary by
package. If you are a business with many
consultants, you could have www.yourbusiness.com be
your website, and give each of your consultants
their own website at consultant.yourbusiness.com.
The total space used by all accounts will count
towards your usage.
- Website Statistics
Your website statistics show you how
much traffic your website generates, how people got
to your website (through a search engine, or by a
link from another web page, etc.), and approximately
where your website viewing audience is. You can also
see which web browser people use to visit your
website, and when your busiest viewing times are.
Use information gained from your website statistics
to tailor your website to your audience.
- Email Spam Filtering
Most people with an email address
have received spam, or junk mail, messages. Your
email accounts all come with an optional spam mail
filtering. This filter is very customizable, and is
included for free with our website hosting
- Email virus scanning
Some viruses are transmitted through
emails, targeted to infect your computer. All of the
email addresses come with FREE virus scanning. This
virus scanning is automatically enabled, so
your account is protected
- WebMail, POP3, IMAP
WebMail, POP3, and IMAP are three
different ways that you can access your email. You
can use one method for checking your email or a
combination of methods. For example, you may use
POP3 on your home/office computer, but use WebMail
when you are traveling or want to read your email
from a different computer.
WebMail allows you to check your email any
time, anywhere. To access your email via WebMail,
simply go to yoursite.com/webmail and login with
your email username and password. You can set up an
address book in WebMail, customize your mail
options, send, receive, forward, save, and edit
messages. One advantage to WebMail is that you can
access your email account from any computer with an
Internet connection, any time of day! However,
if using WebMail, the mail is stored on our servers,
so the total space used is part of your account
usage. Please note: if you use POP3 as well for
your email account , only your new email
messages will appear in WebMail.
POP3 is another way to access your email. You
can set up your email account in your favorite mail
program, such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla
Thunderbird, Netscape Messenger, etc. (See
tutorials Here) When your email account is set
up as a POP3 account, all of your emails are stored
directly on your computer. One advantage to a POP3
email setup is that you can compose, read, and edit
emails when you are not connected to the Internet.
Plus, storing your email messages on your local
computer saves space on the server. If you have
heavy email usages or numerous email accounts at
your domain, the space usage can built up very
IMAP is yet another way that you can access
your email. IMAP is similar to POP3 in that you set
up your email account in a mail program (such as
Outlook). However, when your email account is set up
as an IMAP account, your messages are not saved
directly on your computer - rather, they are kept on
your mail server. IMAP is advantageous if you want
to access your email using a mail program on your
home computer, but wish to keep all of your emails
accessible through WebMail. Please note: If you
have many emails, or emails with large files
attached, your IMAP setup may be slow to respond at
time. Also, email messages do count towards your
allotted disk space, so if you keep many large
emails, you may reach your disk space quota quickly.
- UNIX-based Servers
A server is the physical machine
(computer) where your website files are stored. UNIX
is one type of operating system that can be
installed on a computer. All of the servers
Khimaira-GreenEarthHost uses are operating on Red
Hat Linux, one of the most stable server operating
systems available. You can be sure that your website
files are in good hands.
- 404 Error page
Have you ever tried to visit a
website and instead received a page that says,
Error 404: File not found? This is the error
message that appears when someone tries to access a
non-existent page on your website. You can customize
this page to say whatever you want it to say.
- Server Side Includes
Your web pages can "pull in" content
from other pages on your website if you use server
side includes. Server Side Includes are very helpful
if you want to generate many pages quickly, or if
you have a menu on every page of your website that
is constantly changing. Pages using server side
includes must end in ".shtml".
- Dreamweaver & FrontPage
Dreamweaver and FrontPage are
website design programs that you can use to design
your website, if you wish. Website files are created
with one of these programs, and then uploaded to
your web server via FTP. There are many web design
programs compatible with our servers. We also
offer free html editing packages directly in the
File Manager of your Control Panel.
- Password-Protected Directories
If you have certain pages on your
website that you don't want to be accessed by the
general public, you can set up a password for
accessing those pages. Please note that if you
are using MS FrontPage, you will need to use the
FrontPage methods of protecting directories.
- Shared SSL
A Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
certificate is a protocol that ensures secure
communications on the Internet. ALL of our
packages come with a shared SSL certificate, so you
can safely use software that requires a secure
- Individual SSL
We can install an SSL Certificate
for your specific domain, which removes a Shared SSL
Security notice and gives your website visitors
assurance that their personal information will not
be stolen from your website. Individual SSL
Certificates are available through
Khimaira-GreenEarthHost for any domain, and they are
included for free with our E-Commerce Hosting Plan.
- Perl, CGI, PHP, Python, TCL
These are all different programming
languages that can be used to write websites.
Software for handling files written in these
languages is installed on our servers.
- MySQL Database
Data can be stored in a database for
easy access and to speed up searching and retrieving
files. The number of databases included will
vary by package. Most of the free packages
installed by Fantastico (in your control panel) will
use a database. These include packages such as
WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and many others.