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Select the link below to learn more about that particular feature. Also, check out the FAQ sections and Online Support Manual pages for more information.
 
 
"404:File Not Found" Page
Anonymous FTP
Autoresponders (Infobots)
Bulletin Boards (Forums)
Catch All E-Mail
C++
CGI-Bin Access
ChiliSoft ASP
Click & Go Redirection
Cron Jobs
Disk Space
E-mail Alias
E-mail Redirects
Error Logs
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Formmail and Cgiemail Forms
Free-for-All Links Page
Graphical Page Counters
Guestbooks (VisitorBook Pro)
Java
Microsoft FrontPage 2002
Miva Merchant
Miva Empresa
MySQL Database
Online Support Manual
Park Additional Domains
Password-Protected Directories
Perl Scripts
PHP
POP3 E-mail Accounts
Postcards Script
Power PlusMail™ System
Python
Quiz Master Script
Random Text Generator
RealAudio / RealVideo
Referrer logs
Secure Shell Access (SSH)
Secure Server Access (SSL)
Secure Server Order Forms
Server-Side Imagemaps
Server-Side Includes
SFE Search
Subscribable Maillists
Tcl
Telnet
Text-Based Page Counter
That's An Order Shopping Cart
Third-Level Domain
Traffic Allowance
True Domain
TrueSpeech Streaming Audio
Virtual Hosting
Vote/Survey Script
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Web Control Panel
Whois Script
Wusage Site Stats

Anonymous FTP (No longer supported due to Security issues.)
Anonymous FTP allows visitors to FTP into your account and download files without a log-in or password. People who are uploading files through anonymous FTP into your account will be required to use a log-in and password.

Autoresponders (Infobots) 
Autoresponders reply to incoming e-mail messages automatically. An autoresponder could be used to send "more information" to persons that send e-mail to a specific address, such as info@yourname.com. If you have ever sent an e-mail and received a reply within 5 minutes, you probably received a message automatically generated by an autoresponder.

Bulletin Boards (Forums) 
On-line forums creation and maintenance: Enhance your Web site with community building forums generated with PlusScripts. Using PlusScripts you can administer all forum functions via your Web browser.

Customize Each Forum - Edit the following templates: Index of Forums page, Main board page for each Forum, Error page, Individual Post page, Replies to post page.

Automatic Moderation Functions - Ban select IPs from posting, Screen out posts that contain profanity.

Main Admin Control - Create or delete Forums, Set Forum Moderator passwords, Edit Forum Templates.

Forum Moderator Admin - Edit Look and Feel Templates, Delete or Archive Threads, Delete or Archive Posts, Edit Censor List, Edit IP Ban List.

Catch All E-Mail
The network has been designed using the trademarked Power PlusMail System to automatically capture any name that may be sent to your domain name. As long as you do not remove or modify the default line in your .redirect file, anything sent to @yourname.com will automatically be forwarded to your POP+Telnet account (yourdomain@yourdomain.com). For domain names that have been purchased through us, then this also means that mail addressed to AnyName@yourdomain.com will be delivered to any e-mail address you specify (for example, your e-mail account provided by your ISP, or a free e-mail account such as by yahoo or hotmail)

.C++
C++ is an object-oriented enhancement of the C programming language.

CGI-Bin Access
CGI ("Common Gateway Inferface") refers to the computer programs running on a Web server that can be invoked from a WWW page at the browser. You are given your own CGI-bin in which you can install your own scripts. 

ChiliSoft ASP
ASP (Active Server Pages) is an open, compile-free application environment that combines scripting, HTML, custom server components, and robust database publishing to create dynamic web-based business applications. ChiliSoft ASP is a platform-independent implementation of Active Server Pages (ASP), the standard for web applications. 

The ChiliSoft ASP architecture is ideally suited for leveraging your in-house skills and making developers of every skill level productive. Plus, ChiliSoft ASP is fully extensible, allowing you to tie into everything from legacy systems to the newest Internet standards. ChiliSoft ASP allows you to leverage your existing skills, use your existing systems, thereby extending your investment in hardware and operating systems.

 Included with our ASP is ChiliSoft SpicePack. This is a group of COM components (see list, below) that handle commonly-used Web application functionality. These components make it easy to send and receive e-mail and upload files from client browsers. 

  • ChiliMail 1.0:

  • SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) COM object used to send e-mails from an ASP page to an e-mail server. 
  • ChiliPOP3 1.0:

  • POP3 (Post Office Protocol) COM object used to retrieve e-mail from a mail server, using the same protocol used by most e-mail clients. 
  • ChiliUpload 1.0:

  • Used to upload files from a client (typically a Web browser) to the server and then save these files to the server's file system. 
Click & Go Redirection Script
This script uses a pull-down select box to allow users to select a page/site and then click a 'GO' button to visit it. Below is what one would look like:

Cron Jobs
Cron is the ability to run programs based on the system clock. We allow up to one operation per day.

Custom "404:File Not Found" Error Page
This is the page that is displayed when someone tries to access a page on your domain that does not exist. This page is fully customizable.

Disk Space (Web Space)
Disk space is the amount of space you are allowed on the server. We give you a very generous amount of space and designate 5,000 files for each 100 megs of space allotted to your account.

E-Mail Alias
The network has been designed using the trademarked Power PlusMail System to automatically capture any name that may be sent to your domain name. As long as you do not remove or modify the default line in your .redirect file, anything sent to @yourname.com will automatically be forwarded to your POP+Telnet account (yourdomain@yourdomain.com).

E-Mail Redirects (Forwarding)
You can have e-mail automatically forwarded to other e-mail addresses.

Error Logs (on qualifying accounts)
Error logs will list the errors that occur with a cgi script. The log is located in the home directory of your domain. This is useful for script installation and development.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
FTP is how you upload and download your Web pages, graphics, etc. from/to your computer to/from your virtual hosting site. You have unlimited FTP access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to set up and maintain your Web site.

Formmail and Cgiemail Forms
These are on-line forms that allow you to collect data from a visitor to the site. Once the visitor has submitted the form, the server will forward the data to an e-mail address specified by you.

Free-for-All Links Page
This script allows you to set up a page that visitors can add links to in specific categories. Newest links are added to the top of each category. A running total of the number of links present as well as the time when the last link was added is shown at the top of the page.

Graphical Page Counters
Counters record the number of hits to your site. A graphical counter displays this information graphically. People's Ware provides two types of graphical counters—one is a simple counter while the other includes various stats such as time and date of the visit and domains from which your visitor came.

Guestbooks (VisitorBook Pro)
VisitorBook Pro lets you set up as many individual guestbooks as you want! The Master Admin Program lets you (the administrator) easily add, modify, or delete VisitorBooks from your system. Administrator Options: Create New VisitorBooks, Set password for each VisitorBook, Edit VisitorBooks, Delete VisitorBooks.

Java
Java is an interactive programming language like Python. Refer to our Tips & Tutorials section for more information.

Microsoft FrontPage 2002
FrontPage 2002 (also compatible with FrontPage 2000/98) extensions can be installed on your account at no additional charge. This allows you to create and maintain your Web site with the easy-to-use Microsoft FrontPage program. Microsoft provides direct support for all FrontPage users.

Miva Merchant v4.0 (E-Commerce Plans)
Miva Merchant is a browser-based Storefront and Catalog development tool that integrates cataloging, product maintenance, category management, shopping basket, order and credit card processing. You can build an online store with an unlimited number of products. A more detailed overview is here: Miva Merchant

 The Miva Merchant license that you will receive from us is good only on our network and cannot be taken with you.

 For a complete list of features and a demo of Miva Merchant, please visit Miva Corp.'s site at http://www.miva.com/products/merchant/. For links to sites that are currently using Miva Merchant, please visit their Miva Galleria at http://www.miva.com/galleria/.

Miva Script (formerly Htmlscript)
The XML based Miva Script language lets web site developers access advanced commerce and database features in a familiar environment—HTML like tags. Because the system is tag based, HTML users can build active content documents without the burden of steep training and support. Advanced users can develop function libraries using Miva Script's user defined function capabilities. Developing an application using Miva is as easy as using industry standard tag based syntax in the active document. There is no easier way than Miva Script to build sophisticated active server-side documents. Web developers can implement applications that integrate HTML, commerce gateways, electronic mail, database, and internet protocols in a few hours.
For more information, please visit the Miva site at http://www.miva.com/products/empresa/features.html.

MySQL Database
MySQL is a true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL is a client/server implementation that consists of a server daemon mysqld and many different client programs/libraries.

Online Support Manual
Our Online Support Manual provides complete, detailed information on setting up and managing your web site.

Park Additional Domains (add-on feature)
Parking additional domains is having several virtual domains point to the same IP address. There is a one-time setup fee for each parked domain. Many companies do this to protect their name. Keep in mind that the InterNIC fees will apply.

Password-Protected Directories
When visitors try to access a password-protected page, they are prompted for a username and password. They cannot view this page unless they have a valid username and password.

Perl Scripts
Perl was originally designed as an interpreter to help UNIX users with common tasks. However, with the explosive growth of the Internet it has been adapted to be an excellent interface to the Web. Refer to our Tips & Tutorials section for more information.

PHP
PHP is a third-party scripting engine. We do not provide technical support for this. We have added it for users that are already familiar with it. To use PHP on your domain, your files need to end with .php3 rather than .html. For additional information on PHP, please visit their web site at http://www.php.net.

POP3 E-mail AccountsPOP stands for "Post Office Protocol" and is the method that e-mail programs, such as Eudora, Netscape Mail, Microsoft Exchange, etc., use to retrieve e-mail. Each POP account has its own unique log-in and password. Multiple POP accounts work well if you need e-mail addresses for several people within your organization.

Postcards Script
This is a ready-to-run script with several pictures and sound files. Visitors to your site will be able to mail their friends costcards.

Power PlusMail™ System
Our Plusmail Webcontrol allows you to monitor your disk space usage, view your site stats (visitor traffic), view error logs, manage your site (create and delete directories, upload files, create, edit, delete, and rename files, set file/directory permissions, and password-protect directories), create POP e-mail accounts and e-mail redirects, setup mailing lists (including subscribable), create autoresponders, install preconfigured scripts and change passwords.

Python
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language—comparable to Tcl, Perl, or Java. Refer to our Tips & Tutorials section for more information.

Quiz Master Script
This script allows you to create up to 25 multiple choice questions from your browser that your visitors can take and lets them know how they did.

Random Text Generator
Displays a rotation of simple phrases or quotes using SSI.

RealAudio / RealVideo G2 Version 8.0
Progressive Networks' RealAudio and RealVideo system is a client-server-based streaming media delivery system for the Internet. Providers of news, entertainment, sports, and business content can create and deliver audio-based streaming multimedia content through the Internet to audiences worldwide.

Referrer Logs (on qualifying accounts)
This is an extended logging feature that will document where each visitor came from. You will know if they found you from a search engine, another Web site, link, etc. This is invaluable information when planning your site's marketing.

Secure Shell Access (SSH)
Quoted directly from ssh.org, "SSH Secure Shell is the standard for remote logins and file transfer over the Internet. It encrypts all traffic, and provides a high level of protection against hacker attacks. Main features of Secure Shell include secure remote logins, terminal emulation, fully integrated secure file transfers, secure tunneling of X11 traffic, and secure access to e-mail over the Internet." For a free Win32 client, consider PenguiNet or PuTTY. And for the Mac, consider NiftyTelnet.

SSL Secure Server Access
A secure server allows users to collect data such as credit card information in a secure environment. Our secure server is run by Apache-SSL. Information submitted via a secure form is sent to the server in an encrypted mode.

Secure Server Order Forms
Normally, any text sent from your browser to the Web server is sent as plain text. This means that a hacker could potentially intercept the information. By using the secure server, you encrypt the information before it is sent. It would be practically impossible for anyone to decrypt it without knowing the key.

Server-Side Imagemaps
An imagemap is a graphical set of links—different parts of an image will link the visitor to other pages on your Web site.

Server-Side Includes (SSI) 
SSI, or Server-Side Includes, allows the server to parse special page commands. For example, if you want a footer on all your pages which may change from time to time, you can create a text file with the desired footer information and place it in your domain. On the pages where the footer is to appear, you add a "simple include" to read that file and place it at the bottom of the desired pages.

SFE Page Search
This is a full-featured search script that performs searches based on a prior index made of all the pages in the site. The script is very lightweight resource-wise and very fast at returning results and works with boolean logic.

Subscribable Mail lists
With a maillist, you can offer your clients a monthly newsletter, sales updates, or just a friendly hello. Your clients can easily subscribe to your list via e-mail. The PlusMail System is capable of multiple lists, so you can organize the information your customers may be looking for. There is a limit of 1,000 subscribers per list, and you can e-mail a message up to 75k.

Tcl
Tcl (Tool Command Language) is two things: a scripting language and an interpreter for the language which is designed to be easy to embed into other applications. As a language, it is much like UNIX shell languages. There is very little syntax, and it is easy to learn. It is used to glue together building blocks built in system programming languages like C, C++, and Java. These building blocks appear as commands, or verbs, in the script language. Refer to our Tips & Tutorials section for more information.

Telnet
Telnet is a very powerful tool for logging directly into a server to perform advanced (and some basic) features like compiling a program, archiving files, etc. Most likely, if you don't know what Telnet is, you don't need it. Most Telnet features (like CHMOD, which is used to change file permissions) can be done through FTP.

Text-Based Page Counter
This is the simplest kind of page counter. It uses SSI. You can select the text and size attributes.

That's An Order Shopping Cart
Add complete e-commerce capability to your Web site with this full featured and powerful e-commerce solution. With this package you can set up ALL your store options and e-commerce entirely on-line using just your Web browser! Set up all the e-commerce options with an easy step by step process. Perform inventory tracking and integrate shipping with FedEx and UPS. 

    Powerful Tracking Options:
    - That's An Order LE creates a unique order number for each order made.
    - That's An Order LE creates an e-mail database which can be used for sales, mailings, etc.
    - That's An Order LE creates a master backup file which will store all order information, except for credit card numbers, for security reasons. 

    Taking Orders:
    - That's An Order will collect First name, Last name, Address, Day phone, Credit Card number, and cardholder's name for each customer.
    - The order form checks the validity of the credit card number and the expiration date.
    - The final total including tax and shipping is displayed to the customer before the order is finalized.
    - When the customer completes their order a message thanking them for shopping at your store and informing them that they will receive an order confirmation via e-mail is displayed. Provide your customer the option of secure (SSL) or regular checkout.

    E-Commerce Setup:
    - Add up to 25 products
    - Select states you will charge sales tax for
    - Set shipping cost per item or per sales amount
    - Select type of shipping (FedEx, UPS, etc)
    - Define product presentation options: like sizes, colors, description and image using

    E-Commerce Look and Feel:
    - Upload your page Header
    - Upload your page footer
    - Enter Order Confirmation text to be e-mailed to each customer

    Setup Product Info:
    - Upload Product Pictures
    - Indicate name, description and price for each product Define available sizes for each product

    Admin Utility to Maintain Your Store:
    - Add or delete products
    - Change product details
    - Edit or delete tax and shipping rates
    - Upload new header and footer information

Third-Level Domain
A third-level domain is something like "username.YourDomain.com". The benefit to this type of account is that there are no domain name registration fees for the sub-domain, only for the main/principle domain. Third level Domains are priced the same as a virtual domains. It is a seperate account with its own web space and features.

Traffic Allowance
Your total traffic allowance includes www and ftp usage. You can determine your traffic usage by examining the daily totals displayed on your site statistics program (wusage). Our systems monitor and forcast the traffic usage for each account. If it appears that your account will exceed your traffic allowance, we will send you an e-mail with the forcasted amount of over-usage. You'll have the opportunity to increase your traffic allowance as needed, according to the price schedule provided in our Policies and Guidelines.

True Domain
With this type of account, you use a domain name of your choice (yourname.com). This domain is assigned its own Internet Protocol (IP) address and is not aliased of another IP.

TrueSpeech Streaming Audio
TrueSpeech is a high quality speech compression which compresses speech down to as much as 1/40th its original size. Since regular speech files are normally large, compression using TrueSpeech enables them to be transferred faster and more easily. Support for TrueSpeech real-time audio is available for use in your Web pages.
Refer to: http://www.dspg.com/player/main.htm and http://archive.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/IT94/Proceedings/DDay/uhler/uhler.html

Virtual Hosting
Virtual hosting is a means to having your own domain name (http://www.yourname.com) without having to install expensive server hardware and software. With virtual hosting, you utilize our server's storage space, software and high speed Internet connections.

Vote / Survey Script
This script offers the ability to add a vote or survey to an existing page with a graphical display of the results.

Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and Wireless Markup Language (WML). These emerging standards enable the delivery of content to wireless devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), mobile phones, pagers and other wireless terminals. The protocol was developed by the WAP Forum

WML is the WAP equivalent to HTML (HyperText Markup Language). Pages written in WML can be read by a WAP phone or similar device. Since WML is actually an application of XML (eXtensible Markup Language), the syntax is similar. If you have some experience with HTML, you should be able to learn WML easily, as many of the tags are the same. 

We have these mime types installed that allow you to use WAP:

    .wml
    .wmlc
    .wmls
    .wmlsc
    .wps
We do not offer technical support for WML and WAP. 
Here are some resources for learning to use WML and WAP:

AnyWhereYouGo
CNet
Ericsson
Wapulous
XML Journal

Web Control Panel
For your ease and convenience, we include as a standard feature a Web-Based Control Panel, which allows you to manage from anywhere in the world where you have Internet access all of your POP, FTP and Telnet (Secure Shell) accounts. You can also manage all of your e-mail redirects, autoresponders, maillists and subscribable maillists;  password-protect directories; change file and directory permissions; edit your web site and use basic Unix commands right from your web browser. The Web Control Panel will also display your monthly traffic usage and site statistics.

Whois Script
This script checks Top Level Domains (TLDs) with the following extensions:
.COM, .ORG, .NET, .EDU, .GOV, .MIL, .CA, .UK, .MX, .FR, .DK, .DE, .CH, .BE, .AT, .AU, .CZ
You can search the Whois Database by domain name (with any of the extensions above), NIC Handle, host IP, or Individual's Name.

Wusage Site Stats
This is a very powerful tool for keeping track of and monitoring visitors to your site. It will tell you how long they were there, what pages they visited, and the order in which the pages were visited. With advanced logging activated, it will even tell where they came from and what browser was being used. This is invaluable information when planning your site's marketing.