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Basic Linux

Using FrontPage

At this time you cannot connect to your Linux account using FrontPage as this application is not currently supported with your Basic plan.

Telnet and SSH

At this time Telnet and SSH access is not permitted.

SSL for Linux

vanity SSL is provided for all Linux accounts. We offer a shared SSL certificate that once enabled, you would be able to run any secure page or image for your site under https://yourdomain_ext.secure.......com.

XML and WAP Pages

You can host WAP and XML pages under your Linux account.

Cron Jobs

At this time we do not allow cron jobs and do not provide the shell access required to execute them. However, you can use Pseudo-Cron instead.

Mailing List Applications

Yes, you can run a mailing list script on your Linux account.

Please Note: misrportal.com does not support Spamming, Bulk or Unsolicited mail in any way. Please ensure that you review our Acceptable Use Policy before engaging in such activities.

Email Accounts

The Basic hosting plan includes 250 POP3/IMAP4 enabled Email accounts.

Zend Optimizer

Support for the Zend Optimizer is included with all misrportal.com's Basic Linux hosting packages. The Zend Optimizer is an application that doubles the running speed of PHP applications. This is done by running an optimization of the code created by the run-time compiler, before the code is executed. PHP code is typically executed 40-100% faster.

Gallery2 Photo Album

now supports Gallery 2.1 or later on all of our Linux based hosting servers.  to visit the Gallery 2.1 site and download the latest version.

Please note that there are 3 optional components within Gallery 2.1 which are not supported:

  • ImageMagick (for image manipulation)
  • ffmpeg (provides imformation about uploaded video files)
  • Unzip (for uploading and extracting zip archives)

ionCube PHP Loader

ionCube PHP Loader support is included with all misrportal.com's Basic Linux hosting packages. The ionCube PHP Loader is a decryption utility that is used to decode files encrypted by IonCube encoders. ionCube PHP Loader is used to maximize speeds of PHP files that are encrypted by authors who wish to secure their source code in a PHP file.

Server Side Includes (SSI)

SSI is not supported under our Linux hosting due to security concerns. If you need to use SSI, you can use Perl or PHP scripts.

Accessing your account by IP Address

It is possible to FTP files to your Linux account and view your site while waiting for your account domain to become active. Access through the I.P. address, for those who want to upload files before their domain transfer has completed requires a few additional steps. This procedure is for the more technical user.

You can FTP to your account using the 'Shared I.P.' address provided in the email you received when you signed up for your Linux account. You will also need to supply your user name and password.

Because your Linux site is hostname based, to view your site you will need to make an entry into your local host file to resolve your server address if you are in the process of transferring your domain. Your host file can usually be found in the following location: C:\\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ect\ but this will vary based on the operating system. If you can't find it, do a search for 'hosts'.

Once you have the file open, you will see an entry like this:          localhost

You will need to add a second line that will appear like this

shared I.P. address    yourdomain.com

Substitute the values for both as they apply to your account.

Once you've completed this step and re-saved the host file you will be able to view your site, but only on the computer where you have made this modification. We recommend that you remove this entry once your domain name has been transferred and subsequently use your yourdomain.com for access.

Changing Character Set

To change the default character set for your web page using Linux/Apache, you'll need to make use of the .htaccess file. For example, if you only want to use one single encoding on all of your files, you can create a new .htaccess file which contains the following text:

AddDefaultCharset iso-8859-9

Then upload the .htaccess file to your site. The above example will result in all of your files being defined with the iso-8859-9 encoding.

If you only want to define special character sets for specific files, then you can customize further. For example:

AddCharset iso-8859-9 .html

With this example, any page with the .html file extension will be displayed using the character set you have defined. You can define this for any extension you want. Please note that this example will only work with static web pages, and will not work with .php or .pl pages.

You can also use this technique to define multiple character sets based on the file name of your documents. For example, if you want some pages to use Turkish encoding, and others to use Polish encoding, you could use the following in your .htaccess file:

AddCharset iso-8859-9 .tr.html
AddCharset iso-8859-2 .pl.html

Then upload the .htaccess file to your site. Any page with the .tr.html extension would be displayed with Turkish character encoding, and any page with .pl.html extension would be displayed with Polish character encoding.

For more information on the AddDefaultCharset directive, you can refer to the following site:

For more information on the AddCharset directive, you can refer to the following site:

Path to sendmail

At this time we do not fully support the use of sendmail with your Perl scripts. As an alternative, we suggest that you use SMTP Auth to send email from your Perl scripts, using mail.domain.com, where domain.com is your actual domain name. You will need to properly authenticate with your SMTP username and password

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