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September 12, 2013
To help XeonBD’s shared/vps/dedicated Linux hosting customers succeed online, we’ve included a powerful set of tools in your website control panel called “Free Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools.” Clicking any of these icons will take you to your Free SEO Tools by Attracta, The World’s Largest SEO Service.
SEO is all about getting your website to show up higher in online search results, and these SEO Tools deliver real results for experts and novices alike.
One of the Tools Attracta provides, “Get In Google,” automatically generates a properly formatted, 1,000-page XML Sitemap of your website, submits it directly to Google, Bing, Yahoo! and Ask and verifies receipt. All with a single click!
Submitting a Sitemap is a great way to ensure that all of your site’s pages are being properly indexed by the search engines and is, according to Google themselves, something every website owner should do.
Attracta also provides tools for Link Building, checking your site for malware and getting started with Social Media. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of SEO Tips and Google-produced Videos designed to help you raise your site in Search.
Getting started is easy: Just log in to your website control panel and click any of the “Free Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools” icons.
To help your customers understand where their Attracta tools can be found, we recommend showing them this illustrative screenshot that makes clear how Attracta can be accessed.
Softaculous is an easy to use one click installer, allowing you to install software packages on your Fully Managed Linux server quickly and easily backup and update these installs. While Softaculous is designed with ease of use in mind, it can be confusing to install software with Softaculous. The purpose of this article is to walk through installing a piece of software using Softaculous.
To start, you will want to login to either cPanel or Plesk, depending on what your server has. Once inside your server’s respective control panel, you will want to navigate to the Softaculous interface.
If you are running cPanel, Softaculous is located here:
If you are running Plesk, Softaculous is located here:
Once you are inside of Softaculous, you will want to pick which software package you want to install. For instance, if you wanted to install the Simple Machine Forum, or SMF, on your domain, you would want to expand the Forums section and then click on the arrow next SMF, as shown in the picture below.
Once you have clicked on that, you will be on the main page for Softaculous. Click on the button labeled “Install” and you will be greeted with a screen that looks like the following:
Simply change the default options to whatever you would like and click install. A few moments later a page will load stating the success or failure of the install. That’s it. Installing software is with Softaculous is that easy. If you have any questions regarding softaculous or your install does not go as planned, please feel free to contact Heroic Support.
If you manage a domain, sooner or later you are bound to receive e-mail at your domain for an address that does not exist. Most of the time this mail comes from spammers, guessing that “email@example.com” might be a viable email address at your domain. It might also come from someone mistyping the first part of your legitimate email address.
cPanel handles this mail through the Default Address page.
The Default Address page gives you all the options you will need to handle non-routable incoming mail to your domain.
This is the default option. Any mail sent to a non-existent mail address is bounced back to the sender with a message. Since this notifies the sender that the message was not delivered, this will give someone who misspelled the e-mail address an opportunity to resend the message. One downside of this approach is that it lets a spammer know that this domain is receiving e-mail, even if not at that particular address. This may encourage them to continue attempting to send mail to different addresses at that domain.
This option forwards these types of messages to another e-mail address of your choosing. You will have to check this address every so often to make sure that you are not missing mail addressed to misspelled e-mail addresses.
This option forwards unrouteable mail to the cPanel user’s default e-mail address. This address has the same username as the cPanel account; that is, if the cPanel user’s name is username, then the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The upside to forwarding mail to this address is that any legitimate e-mail that may have been sent to a mistyped address is saved in this account. The downside is that if it is not checked often, the account could fill with spam and run up against the domain’s mail or disk space quotas.
This option directs unrouteable mail to a script of your choosing. This gives you a large amount of flexibility: you can do to this type of mail whatever can be programmed.
This option discards unrouteable mail without notifying the sender or you directly. The upside to this is that no spam ever hits the server, AND the spammer gets no confirmation one way or another that mail is being delivered to the address. The downside is that it is likely that legitimate e-mail would be deleted without warning if the sender uses the wrong e-mail address. Because of this possibility, cPanel warns that this option is “not recommended”. While it probably is not an option that most will want to use, it is perfectly safe as long as you understand the risks.
Hopefully this brief outline of the Default Address page will help you determine the best way to handle unrouteable mail to your domain. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact our heroic support team using the contact information below.
This tutorial will walk you through the steps required to set up a new email account in Mail (aka Mail.app aka MacMail), the built-in email application that comes with Mac OS X.
Please note that the examples provided here are written for Mail version 3.6 which comes with OS X 10.5.7. If you have a different version of Mail you can still follow this tutorial as the steps are mostly the same.
Apple does provide an online step-by-step guide which can help walk you through setting up a new Mail account. The rest of this guide does not incorporate the Apple site, but if you would like to try it please visit this link.
First, open the Mail application. If this is your first time launching Mail it will ask you if you would like to set up an account. If it does not ask automatically you can start the new account wizard by opening the File menu and choosing Add Account.
Time to fill out some basic information:
- Full Name is the name people see in their email clients when you send them a message.
- Email Address is your full address, including the @ symbol and domain name.
Don’t forget to type in your password. Some versions of Mail will let you skip this step and will ask you for the password when first try to check your email after completing the setup wizard.
On the following screen:
- Description can be anything you want, normally just a short name for the account (ex: my email, my email domainname.com, home email, etc)
- Account Type can be POP, IMAP, or Exchange. For a standard hosting account we normally recommend IMAP as your mail will be safely stored on the server. POP will download the mail to your local machine, and Exchange is normally only used in business environments where you are operating an Exchange server.
Here you can see the three incoming server types in the menu: POP, IMAP, and Exchange.
- Incoming Mail Server is the server name that you use to check your email.
- User Name is your email address. In some cases you can use just the user name (everything before the @ symbol) but to play it safe enter your full email address including the @ symbol and domain name (this is called “full realm authentication”).
Don’t forget to enter your password.
Now we will set up the Outgoing Mail Server settings:
- Description is a label for this outgoing mail server. Because Mail can use multiple outgoing mail servers at once it asks you to save it using a name, in this case a description.
- Outgoing Mail Server is the server name that you will use to send your outbound email. Check the box next toUse only this server if you do not plan on setting up any additional outbound servers.
- Check the box next to Use Authentication and enter your full email address with the @ symbol and domain name as well as your password. Please note that outbound authentication is not always required but is strongly recommended if you want your email to remain as trouble-free as possible.
You will see a summary page similar to the one above.
If you leave the box marked Take account online checked and then click Create your new email account will immediately go online and attempt to download your mail on the server.
Note that any of these settings, can be changed at a later time by going to the Mail menu bar item, followed by Preferences, and then Accounts.
Setting up an e-mail client for the first time can seem a little complicated, but once you know a few key pieces of information you can get almost any client up and running quickly.
The easiest way to start checking a new e-mail account is to use a webmail interface. This guide covers setting up an e-mail account in an e-mail application (a.k.a. client) installed locally on your computer.
If you wish to use webmail instead of proceeding with a local client and you are using cPanel’s server software please see our New User Tutorial: Logging In To cPanel Services.
All popular (and more importantly up to date) e-mail clients require only a few basic pieces of information to start checking and sending messages from your account.
The server that receives and stores messages sent to your e-mail account, accessed by the e-mail client via IMAP or POP3. For an overview of the differences between the two please see our IMAP vs POP3 E-Mail guide.
Outgoing Server (SMTP)
The server that sends e-mail from your account. Your SMTP server may require some additional security settings but these are also fairly easy to enable.
User Name & Password
Authentication credentials that allow access your e-mail account and messages.
Note: XeonBD support recommends entering your entire e-mail address, including the @ and domain name, when setting up an e-mail client. When you are prompted for your e-mail address, incoming, or outgoing user names be sure to enter your entire address.
These settings can vary from case to case depending on how you want to use your e-mail. For example, if you are checking your e-mail using POP3 your e-mail client has the option of leaving messages on the server or removing them immediately. Extra settings also apply to your SMTP server in regards to outbound authentication, port numbers, etc. If you have any questions regarding the extra settings your e-mail client might need please contact our support team and we will be happy to advise you.
The important point to take out of this list is that all e-mail clients require the same information to function, and once you know that information you can set up almost any e-mail client.
If you are launching your local e-mail client for the first time after you installed it you will most likely be prompted to create a new account as soon as you launch the program, regardless of which application you are using.
The following steps will start the process of adding a new e-mail account to your local client. Once you have completed these steps you will see a screen that asks for the server and user information outlined above.
Mac OS X Mail
Outlook Express/Windows Mail
Entourage for Mac
Blackberry Internet Service 1.8
Blackberry Internet Service 2