This is a central location to manage all aspects of your Web hosting account.
You can access your Control Panel at http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel
or http://(assigned-IP-address)/cpanel or securely at https://www.yourdomain.com:2083/
Uploading Your Web Site
Once you sign up for any of our Web Hosting
plans, in your welcome e-mail note you will receive everything you
need to start uploading your Web site: your username, password and IP
address for your domain. Although we provide File Manager accessed from
your Control Panel, that can help you work with your files, it is
recommended that you maintain copies of all your site's files on your
local computer and upload them when needed.
For uploading you can use any FTP client program. Just set up your
software to point to your domain name (with or without fpt prefix),
for example, ftp.mydomain.com, or with assigned IP address
from the Vigord welcome e-mail note. Enter provided username and password
to log in and you will then be in your home directory.
Your domain can be accessed with IP address at http://(assigned-IP-address)/~(username).
Note: Every Web site hosted with Vigord Internet Services can be accessed with or
without www prefix, i.e. either at http://www.yourdomain.com/ or
As soon as you sign up your home directory will be set up with some
necessary directories and files.
Important Note: Please don't delete any of the directories
or files originally set up in your home directory. By doing so, you
might completely disable proper functioning of you Web site.
The following directories and files are automatically placed
in your home directory:
- public_html - this directory stores all HTML and other files for your Web site
(same as the www directory);
- www - alias of public_html, stores all HTML and other files for your Web site;
- public_html/cgi-bin - your own cgi-bin directory, where you store your cgi
- public_ftp - used for your anonymous FTP users to download
public files that you place there;
- public_ftp/incoming - used for your anonymous FTP users to upload
- mail - used for your e-mail related files.
Note to Microsoft FrontPage Users: Customers with FrontPage
extensions installed on their site should use only the FrontPage publishing
feature to transfer files. Using regular FTP can corrupt the extensions,
disabling the functionality of the FrontPage web and requiring that
the site be deleted to reinstall the extensions.
In order to properly set up an operational e-mail address on your domain, there are
two things to do:
- Create an e-mail address using the Control
Panel's E-Mail tool.
- Set up your e-mail client software (Netscape/Mozilla Mail, MS Outlook,
Eudora, etc.) to point to proper e-mail servers and usernames (see below).
Let's assume that your username is myemail and your domain
name is mydomain.com, as in email@example.com. In
that case make sure to set up the following to properly retrieve your e-mail:
- Incoming mail (POP3) server: mail.mydomain.com;
- Incoming mail server username: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: mail.mydomain.com;
- Outgoing mail server username: email@example.com.
Also, you can always access your e-mail with any Web browser through Webmail facility
at http://www.yourdomain.com/webmail/, or at this site from the main menu.
You can create subdomains such as mysubdomain.mydomain.com from your
Control Panel. At that time, a new directory will be created
in your public_html directory, such as public_html/mysubdomain, which you can use
to place all the HTML and other files belonging to your subdomain. Your subdomain will be
accessed at http://mysubdomain.mydomain.com/ and can be seen as a separate Web site.
Place all your CGI scripts in the cgi-bin directory in your
public_html or www directory as simple ASCII (text) files.
Our server paths for CGI scripts are:
- perl5: /usr/bin/perl
- perl5.003: /usr/bin/perl5.003
- perl5.004: /usr/bin/perl5.004
- sendmail: /usr/sbin/sendmail
- date: /bin/date
- python: /usr/bin/python
Make sure to establish proper executable permissions for your
script files. You can set them up with your FTP client program or directly
within File Manager in your Control Panel.