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1 The Netfirms Control Panel 4
1.1 How to Log in and Log Out of Your Account 5
1.2 How to Change Your Password 5
 
2 Domain Names 6
2.1 How to Add a Domain Name to Your Account 6
2.2 How to Transfer a Domain Name You Already Own 7
2.3 Point Your DNS Settings to Netfirms 7
2.4 Tranferring Registrars 8
2.5 How to Forward Your Domain to Another Location 9
2.6 How to Setup Subdomains 9
2.7 How to Setup A-Records 10
2.8 How to Setup CNAMES 10
 
3 E-mail 11
3.1 How to Create a New E-mail Address 11
3.2 How to Setup E-mail Forwarding 12
3.3 How to Retrieve E-mail with Outlook Express 13
3.4 How to Retrieve E-mail with Netfirms WebMail 14
3.5 How to Setup Vacation Auto-Responders 15
3.6 How to Setup Spam Filtering In WebMail 15
3.7 How to Setup Spam Filtering With POP3 Mail 16
3.9 How to Configure MX-Records 16
 
4 Accessing Your Web Space 17
4.1 How to Access Your Site Using File Manager 17
4.2 How to Access Your Site Using FTP 18
4.3 How to Add Additional FTP Accounts 19
4.4 How to Access Your Site Using SSH (Secure Shell) 19
 
5 Websites 20
5.1 Website Design 101 20
5.2 Creating a Website With WordPress 21
5.3 Publishing Your WordPress Website 21
5.4 Adding Images to Your WordPress Website 22
5.5 Creating a Website With NetObjects Fusion 8 23
5.6 Publishing Your NetObjects Fusion 8 Website 24
5.7 Publishing Your Website With Microsoft FrontPage 25
5.8 Creating a Website With Joomla! 26
5.9 Third Party Applications 27
 
6 Enhance Your Website 28
6.1 How to Setup Picture Pro Photo Galleries 28
6.2 How to Setup phpBB Discussion Forums 29
6.3 How to Setup a Hit Counter 30
6.4 How to Setup Password Protected Folders 31
 
7 E-commerce 32
7.1 How to Create an E-Store with Commerce Pro 32
7.2 How to Accept Payments Online 33
 
8 Databases 34
8.1 How to Add a MySQL Database 34
8.2 How to Create Additional Database Users 34
8.3 How to Manage Your Database With phpMyAdmin 35
 
9 Advanced Features 36
9.1 Scripting Languages (PHP, Perl, Ruby, Python) 36
9.2 Using Apache .htaccess and Mod-Rewrite 37
9.3 How to Create Custom Error Pages 37
9.4 How to Use a Shared SSL Certificate 38
9.5 How to Use a Dedicated (Third Party) SSL Certificate 38
9.6 How to Enable a Dedicated IP Address 39
 
10 Website Statistics 40
10.1 How to View Traffic Statistics With WebStats 40
10.2 Accessing Raw Apache Log Files 40
 
11 Account / Billing 41
11.1 How to Renew Your Products and Services 41
11.2 How to Upgrade Your Hosting Plan 41
 
12 Getting Help 42
12.1 Contacting Netfirms Customer Support 42

 

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