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Hi

 

I am new to the forums but not to TCH. I have had a site on TCH for a couple of years and have been very satisfied with all the support and features offered. (www.agilityphotos.com).

 

Anyway - I have taken over our dog club's web hosting duties and have completely reworked the site using FrontPage 2000 (www.agilitymb.ca). Previously it was developed under PHPNuke.

 

May questions are:

 

1: Can I host a .CA account here. I have access to change the DNS via my account with CIRA? From what I have seen on the boards the answer is yes.

 

Prior to transfering the account I want to be able to upload the site. I have noticed that I can have the site transfered using CPANEL (my current site is a CPANEL site). However, the previous webmaster left an excess of junk files and several versions of PHPNUKE loaded up on the site. So I would like to start from scratch on TCH.

 

2: Once the account is setup, prior to the DNS being changed to point to the TCH DNS servers, am I able to publish to the site using FrontPage? Is the URL for the site based on IP address? Can I also access it with CPANEL prior to changing DNS to setup directories and permissions? How would I test that everything is setup prior to the transfer?

 

I do not currently have any userids for e-mail setup so I am not worried about those. I will be taking advantage of the e-mail userids once transfered.

 

Apart from the excellent support from TCH, I am transfering due to the excellent pricing provided. This will save our dog club over $62.00 US a year. That doesn't sound like alot, but to a non profit club that is huge.

 

Thanks

 

Todd Van Buren

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Hi and welcome to the forum, Todd. :P

 

1: Can I host a .CA account here. I have access to change the DNS via my account with CIRA? From what I have seen on the boards the answer is yes.

 

Prior to transfering the account I want to be able to upload the site. I have noticed that I can have the site transfered using CPANEL (my current site is a CPANEL site). However, the previous webmaster left an excess of junk files and several versions of PHPNUKE loaded up on the site. So I would like to start from scratch on TCH.

Yes, a CA domain will work.

 

2: Once the account is setup, prior to the DNS being changed to point to the TCH DNS servers, am I able to publish to the site using FrontPage? Is the URL for the site based on IP address? Can I also access it with CPANEL prior to changing DNS to setup directories and permissions? How would I test that everything is setup prior to the transfer?

While I don´t use Frontpage, I think you should be able to upload via the IP address before you have set the DNS.

 

Cpanel access can be done via the information in the welcome email which will be sent to you.

 

Everything will not work I believe. Some things like forums etc needs to have a domain name and not an IP address for it to work.

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Welcome to the forums Todd :P

if you can point the DNS, you can host here.

 

As you know, your welcome e-mail will have the IP/~user link in it to access your site until the domain name propagates

 

FP 2002 and up can publish to an IP

for older versions you need to ftp the files.

 

You can access cpanel from the link in your welcome e-mail

IP/~user/cpanel

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Thanks for the info. I will look into upgrading to FP 2002. The site is a very basic static website, I am not worried about Forums etc. as I don't require them for this site. Mostly I want to test that the member only access area works as expected.

 

Thanks for the info.

 

Todd Van Buren

 

Welcome to the forums Todd :)

if you can point the DNS, you can host here.

 

As you know, your welcome e-mail will have the IP/~user link in it to access your site until the domain name propagates

 

FP 2002 and up can publish to an IP

for older versions you need to ftp the files.

 

You can access cpanel from the link in your welcome e-mail

IP/~user/cpanel

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I just completed the transfer of my account to TCH. I learned that you can PUBLISH using Frontpage 2000 to the site before the domain name is transfered using the IP address supplied.

 

First login to CPANEL for the account and make sure FrontPage Extensions are installed (mine were by default) always good to check.

 

Second make a backup of the web on your PC with a different name. Good practice but not a requirement.

 

Open you web in FP, click to publish. For the destination use the IP Address/public_html and then the CPANEL userid and password. This chugged along great and uploaded the site. Then to test it use IP Address/~cpanel_userid to access the site. If you use a location other than public_html it will create a directory with that name and load the files there (I made the mistake of using ~cpanel_userid the first time and it created a directory ~cpanel_userid.

 

This allowed me to verify everything was uploaded and the security I set through WebProtect for the members only area was working.

 

Presto, everything was good, then I went and changed the DNS entries through my Domain reseller and by the next morning the changes had propigated out to my ISP's DNS servers.

 

Hint to easily check that you are hitting the new site, make a slight change to the index page and that way you know you are at the correct site. In my case I added a TCH banner in the footer of the pages. You can also ping the site and you should get the TCH IP address that was supplied to you.

 

Anyway, I didn't need FP 2002 to make this work. But I am still looking into it as there are some new features I am interested in.

 

Again

 

Thanks for all the help.

 

Todd Van Buren :(

 

Welcome to the forums Todd <_<

if you can point the DNS, you can host here.

 

As you know, your welcome e-mail will have the IP/~user link in it to access your site until the domain name propagates

 

FP 2002 and up can publish to an IP

for older versions you need to ftp the files.

 

You can access cpanel from the link in your welcome e-mail

IP/~user/cpanel

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Glad you were able to get you site up and thank you for the detailed instructions of how you did. I am sure some other FrontPage users will benefit from it.

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