Having fun with File Manager in HELM


After chased your hosting partner, and hunted the plan for your domain, your momentous need will be, when your domain will be working? For domain to be viable, you need to upload the web pages on your domain.

HELM, the divine control panel, scrolls to our mind. It is a manifold and worthwhile. We will stir gradually, to know, each and every aspect of the HELM. Designed by reputed engineers @ web host automation, will feel you comfortable, once you are acquainted Having fun with File Manager in HELM with each step.

Your domain is physically parked at C:\Domains\your domain\File Manager will administer all folders and components of the domain.

Domain mainly comprises of 3 folders, expressly, “wwwroot”, “db”, and “logs”.

You can create bountiful folders at your domain sparing the above three at your domain. But these debar folders will be for storing any specific data. They could not be approached from the scholastic world. Admin User can use that data, via ftp form any part of the globe but these memorandums would occupy space on you web space.

The “wwwroot” folder is the home for all the web pages (the pages, you want to show on your web sites ), related files (i.e. images, subfolders, etc).

Home page must be stated by one of the following filenames, in order for your site to load correctly, when someone types http://www.yourdomain.com.

  • index.htm
  • index.html
  • index.asp
  • index.aspx
  • index.php
  • index.cfm
  • index.pl
  • default.asp
  • default.aspx
  • default.htm

If you do not use one of these files as your default home page, then you will get a "Directory Listing Denied" error when you try to load your site.

Default file types can also be padded by you, within HELM.  On your domains main menu, click the “Advanced Domain Settings” icon, then click the “Default Documents” icon.  You can add, remove, and change the order of default documents for your web site.

You can create, delete, move, and copy pages and folders in the File Manager.

The “ db” folder is for storing your Microsoft Access databases.  “Db” folder is secured from the outside realm and is more difficult for awful users to get into. If you need fast, robust database service, SQL Server Database is the best choice. MySQL is also known to be a good choice for light applications. Access DB is usually for very miniature websites that hold moderate information in a database. HELM will create ODBC DSN to connect the access database.

The “logs” folder is for storing your web sites’ logs, which can be exported to any program you wish.  Note logs do take up web space, so you may want to delete older logs periodically or use the coding in stats software to do the same.  Avoid deleting the current day log file or this could disrupt LiveStats.

Have a hunky-dory outing!

(Posted By Simon)

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