Your New Shared Hosting Account is Ready

Welcome to your new shared hosting account.

Please remember that it can take two or three days for your domain name to be activated, it takes this long as all the other internet servers in the world have to recognise your domain name.

Connecting to Us

Connecting to your new shared hosting account is easy. To upload files to your shared hosting account you would usually use an FTP programme, FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is a way of uploading your web site to your shared hosting account.

If you don't already have an FTP client then you may download a shareware copy of WS-FTP from Ipswitch Software.

Once downloaded you should install WS-FTP on your machine following the instructions from Ipswitch.

Once installed select the option to create a new FTP account. You should then enter the details outlined below:-

Create a FTP Site With Name:

Host Name or IP Address:

User ID: cphoto

Password: Enter the password that you received in your welcome e-mail

Click "Save Password" and then "Finish"

If you now click "OK" you will be connected to your Virtual Web Server.

You will now be able to see a number of files and directories, you will only be interested in the "public_html" directory. This is the directory where you will store all your html files and images.

The main page of your web site should be called index.html or index.htm (all lower case). Your index file is the first page people will see when they go to

Connecting to Us - For FrontPage Users

Connecting to your new shared hosting account is easy using Microsoft FrontPage software. To use Microsoft FrontPage to publish your site you will have chosen to install FrontPage Extensions on your shared hosting account.

Here is how to publish your new shared hosting account using Microsoft FrontPage:-

  • Open FrontPage from your start menu
  • Open you FrontPage web
  • Click the FILE menu button, and choose "Publish FrontPage Web"
  • Enter your web address as and click OK
  • FrontPage will now contact the server
  • Enter your username (cphoto) and password (provided in your welcome e-mail)
  • FrontPage will now publish your site to the web
Your E-mail Settings

Collecting your e-mail from your shared hosting account is simple and only takes a few minutes to setup.

We would recommend that you use Microsoft Outlook Express, if you don't have a copy of this then you may download a copy from the Microsoft Site.

First of all launch Outlook Express and select "Tool" from the top menu, once you have done this select "Accounts". You are now at a screen that allows you to setup a new POP3 account (a POP3 account is an account that stores mail on the server).

On the right hand side of the screen that has appeared there is a button which says "Add", click this and select "Mail" from the list. You are now in the "Add a new mail box wizard". The details to enter in each box are below:-

Display Name: Enter your real name here

E-mail Address: (you may enter in this box)

Incoming Mail (POP3 or IMAP) Server: ( once your domain name is registered or transferred to us)

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server: ( once your domain name is registered or transferred to us)

Account Name: cphoto

Password: Enter the password that you received in your welcome e-mail

To make your outgoing mail server work you must now enter some additional information, on the screen you are still on (Internet Accounts) click "Properties" for the account you have just setup.

Now click the "Servers" tab at the top of the screen and tick the box at the bottom of the screen under "Outgoing Mail Server" that says "My server requires authentification".

Now click "Ok" and then "Close".

You are now ready to receive e-mails on your shared hosting account!

Your Web Statistics

Your web statistics are available at:-

Please remember that your domain name will take a few days to come on-line.

General Information

Our system is SeNsItIvE to upper and lower case.

When you upload any perl, html, CGI or txt files then you should do so in ASCII Mode, zip files and images files should be uploaded in binary mode.

Files that include Server Side Includes (SSI) must end in the .shtml extension.

Please keep your password safe so that other people may not access your files.