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netConsole, the control panel that comes with your website hosting account, provides you with a powerful web-based interface for administering various features of your account. Because of differences between the two server platforms we offer, Linux and Windows® 2000, there are two different versions of the netConsole.

Customers using our Windows 2000 servers have what we unofficially refer to as a "lite" version of the netConsole with only three sections:

Windows 2000 customers access their netConsole using this URL: http://mail.YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME/

Customers using Linux-based servers have a total of six sections available to them:

Unix customers access their netConsole using this URL: http://www.YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME/netconsole

After pointing your browser to the appropriate URL, you'll then be prompted for a username and password. This username and password is your main site username and password, the same combination that allows you to access your site via FTP, SSH, telnet, FrontPage, etc.

Your netConsole can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection.

Inside Your netConsole

The netConsole is broken into different sections. As mentioned above, depending on what server platform you chose for your account, you may have either three or five sections available to you.

Finding Help

netConsole section-specific help is displayed in the "How Do I?" area of each netConsole section. netConsole packages feature detailed documentation that is accessible by clicking on the package name in the Package Installation section.

Mailboxes Section (Windows hosting customers)

The first area of the netConsole for Windows hosting customers, is the Mailboxes section. This section allows you to create, configure, and delete mailboxes. It is covered in more detail in the IC Tech. Ref. Document: netConsole - Mailboxes section.

The IC Tech. Ref. Document: Email Autoresponders contains instructions on how to set up autoresponders for your mailboxes.

The IC Tech. Ref. Document: Using the SVFilter describes how to enable the SpamFilter for your mailboxes, retreive messages that have been filtered, and whitelist senders so that messages from them are not filtered.

Mailboxes and Authors Section (Linux hosting customers)

The first area of the netConsole for Linux hosting customers, is the Mailboxes and Authors section. This section allows you to create, configure, and delete mailboxes and authors. It is covered in more detail in the IC Tech. Ref. Document: netConsole - Mailboxes and Authors section.

The IC Tech. Ref. Document: Email Autoresponders contains instructions on how to set up autoresponders for your mailboxes.

The IC Tech. Ref. Document: Using the SVFilter describes how to enable the SpamFilter for your mailboxes, retreive messages that have been filtered, and whitelist senders so that messages from them are not filtered.

Mailing Lists Section

The second section of the netConsole allows you to create, administer, and delete mailing lists. The Mailing Lists section is covered in more detail in the IC Tech. Ref. Document: netConsole - Mailing Lists section.

Forwarding Addresses Section

The third and for customers hosting on our Windows servers, the last, section of the netConsole is the Forwarding Addresses section. This area allows you to create, configure and delete email addresses that forward email to other on- or off-server mailboxes. This area of the netConsole is covered in more detail in the IC Tech. Ref. Document: netConsole - Forwarding Addresses section.

The IC Tech. Ref. Document: Email Autoresponders contains instructions on how to set up autoresponders for your forwarding accounts.

Your catch-all account is also configured in this section of your netConsole. Configuring a catch-all account is discussed in the IC Tech. Ref. Document: netConsole - Configuring a Catch-all Email Account.

Package Installation Section

The fifth section of the Linux netConsole is the Package Installation section. This section allows you to install and configure a variety of site-enhancing packages ranging from a counter to a shopping cart. Please click on the name of the script in the list below to view a page detailing how to incorporate and configure the script for your account.

  • 404 Notification Script - this program notifies you via email whenever a visitor to your site gets a File Not Found (404) error.
  • Banner Rotation Script "BRo" - BRo provides any easy way for you to add banners to your website. Random rotation, click-tracking, BRo's got you covered!
  • Chat - this package allows you to provide chat rooms on your website for your visitors use.
  • Counter - the Counter allows the webmaster to display how many users have visited a webpage.
  • emailAdmin - a java-based tool that gives regular mail users control over changing their email account password, their autoresponders, and any mail forwarding for their account - all without administrator-level access.
  • ezSecure - this program creates a secured directory on your web-server that can only be accessed by a specific group of users who are selected by the webmaster.
  • Fortune Cookie - the Fortune Cookie displays a randomly-generated string of text.
  • FrontPage Extensions -enables you to use Microsoft's popular WYSIWYG HTML editor with it's components (guestbooks, counters, discussion forums, etc.) and even FrontPage's publishing feature, all on your Internet Connection Linux hosting account!
  • Guestbook - the Guestbook is a program that lets your users leave comments about your web-site. This popular package, adds a friendly touch to any website.
  • Mail2Friend - Mail2Friend is a form-to-email gateway that allows your website's visitors to easily email a friend or associate the URL of a page on your site.
  • Mailform - this CGI provides you with the ability to create forms that people can use to send email.
  • netShop - the netShop is a practical, flexible and efficient shopping cart solution is completely compatible with our SSL service.
  • PHP - like Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) and Netscape/Sun Microsystem's Java Server Pages (JSP), PHP is a server-side scripting language you can use to create dynamic websites.
  • Redirect - the redirect script allows you to add a sleek menu that your visitors may use to quickly navigate your web site.
  • RefTracker - RefTracker provides you with a means to determine where your customers, not just your visitors, are coming from.
  • Search - allows visitors to search your site.
  • Status - provides you with an easy-to-read, graphical analysis of the activity on your server.
  • SurveySays - SurveySays is an interactive voting program which enables you to provide polls and surveys on your website.
  • UploadForm - allow users to upload files with a web-based form! UploadForm has many security-conscious features and user-configurable options.

Log Analysis Section

The fourth section of the Linux netConsole is the Log Analysis section. This section provides you with valuable information about your site's traffic.

  • Download your raw log file in uncompressed and compressed formats.
  • Download the reports generated from your log files in compressed formats.
  • View hourly and daily averages for user sessions (hits), data transfer, file access and more.
  • See where your visitors are coming from via their IP addresses.
  • Find out what pages on your site are more popular.
  • See what sites are referring visitors to yours.

The Log Analysis section is covered in more detail in the IC Tech. Ref. Document: netConsole - Log Analysis section.

Website Tools Section

The sixth and last section of the Linux netConsole is the Website Tools section. This section provides you with a variety of tools for webmasters and site administrators.

  • Fix HTML pages -
  • Troubleshoot CGI programs -
  • View site in different resolution -
  • Check site for broken links -
  • Check Google page rank -