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* Forward & Back Buttons [1] * Email Button W/ Subject [2] * Message In Status Bar When Mouse Is Over Link [3] * Pull-Down Menu [4] * On click Script Alert [5] * Pop-Up Script Alert [6] * URL Forwarding [7] ------------------------- FOR...
FutureQuest, as a Linux-based web hosting provider, does not support ASP or ASP.NET which are best supported on Windows-based servers. As an alternative, we do offer the PHP scripting language with all of our hosting packages [1]. See the following lin...
Question: I'm setting up a cron job to back up my databases and would like to know the best time to schedule it to run? I know the servers are running system backups and stats during the night and you'd probably like us to schedule our jobs around those ...
Question Can I use the cmd or exec command with SSI? For example, can I use the exec command with SSI like this: <!--#exec cgi="/cgi-bin/pagehits.cgi"--> or <!--#exec cmd="/big/dom/xdomain/cgi-bin/pagehits.cgi" --> Answer ...
QUESTION: I am looking at adding a chat room script to my site. What program do you recommend? Is there one already installed? ANSWER: Chat servers are extremely resource intensive and FutureQuest does not provide such a service. Operating live cha...
QUESTION: I found in your forums a discussion about whether or not you support cvs. The discussion was from quite a while back and wanted to see what the progress on this was. If you do allow it, do you support it? ANSWER: The anonymous CVS server...
QUESTION: When visiting our website, a listing of the directories contained within the www directory is being shown to visitors. We plan to place all our files in subdirectories (like http://www.example.org/aboutus/). I know we could put a blank index (...
QUESTION: Does FutureQuest provide Java support? ANSWER: Due to the very heavy resource requirements for Java execution FutureQuest does not provide Java support on the Community Servers. Java support can be enabled, by request, on Managed De...
QUESTION: I am receiving the message, "Forbidden you do not have permission to access on this server", when trying to access a site on the FutureQuest network. What could be causing this? ANSWER: Some of the most common response codes are defined...
Setting up support for your language for use on the FutureQuest servers is easy as FutureQuest has taken great care to provide the latest and most powerful tools available today for this purpose. We also comply with all norms, procedures and standards...
Question: Do you support HDML/WAP on your servers? Answer: FutureQuest does have this support within the servers, and you would simply need to add these MIME types using the AddType directive to an .htaccess file: -- Begin Example: AddType t...
CHANGE MODE: AUTOMAGICALLY You may change the permissions of any file or directory within your account using your CNC [1]. Once inside your CNC, click on the File Manager menu option. From there, navigate to the file(s) or directory you would like to ...
QUESTION: What is the command to create symbolic links? ANSWER: $man ln $ln -s hardfile.txt softlink.txt And other tidbits... http://www.FutureQuest.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1115 [1] Related: Symbolic links with IRMs? [2] Lin...
Question I just found out that your web server allows users to view/download perl scripts with the extension .pm (eg. myscript.pm). This is very risky for those of us who use scripts with such an extension for commercial purpose. Can you disable the ab...
  General 1xxHTTP_INFORMATIONAL Request was received; processing can continue. 2xxHTTP_SUCCESSFUL The request was successfully received, understood, and accepted. 3xxHTTP_REDIRECTION Further action must be taken in order to complete the...
QUESTION: I have a need for a script that will perform some specific functions for my web site and its visitors but I can not find one that does what I need. The pre-installed scripts you offer won't work for my purposes. Can you help me locate a scrip...
QUESTION: Is ImageMagic installed on your servers? If so, where is it located? ANSWER: ImageMagick® is available on the FutureQuest servers and is located in /usr/bin Note: Although ImageMagick® is provided for your use on the FutureQuest servers, s...
"Server Side Includes" (SSI's) are commands that you give to your web server by placing them right inside your HTML code! An example of this is you can include a standard copyright disclaimer at the bottom of EVERY page of your website, and if you need t...
QUESTION: I am currently a (very unhappy) customer with my present host and am looking to make a change soon. I am very encouraged to see services such as secure shell access offered in your packages. Do you offer servlet/JSP support? My development ...
QUESTION: I uploaded a new homepage (index.htm), then changed my mind and deleted that file and reloaded the original homepage. Now the alternate homepage is showing up, even though I deleted that file. How do I get the "original" index.htm file, cu...
Question: I want to specify a 403 Error Document for spiders that view my web site. What is the proper method of configuring my .htaccess file for this? Answer: When specifying any custom or other error documents in .htaccess never use your full...
QUESTION: What's the path to python? What version of python do you have installed on your servers? ANSWER: To find the path, you could type the following at an SSH [1] command prompt: $ which python Which should return the path information as: /...
QUESTION: I have an .htaccess file in my www directory. I have a redirect directive in it, but I don't want that redirect to affect my www/images directory. As I understand it, if an .htaccess file exists, it affects all directories below it by default....
QUESTION: We've managed to delete our 404.html file... is there a way that we can get it back? ANSWER: You can replace your 404.html page simply by recreating any html file, naming it 404.html, and uploading it to your www directory. This also al...
Question: What is the path for send mail on my domain? I need this to install a program. Answer: The path to sendmail on your account (which can also be found by looking within the Server Info section of your CNC) is: /usr/lib/sendmail
Question: Do you support server-side imagemaps? That is, ismap not usemap. Answer: Yes, ismap is supported via the mod_imap module.
QUESTION: I have a script that uses the server's time to log orders. Is it possible to set my account time to a different timezone? ANSWER: We would be unable to change a server's time zone setting for an individual account as it would affect all a...
Question: On your pages, it says that I need to use .shtml pages for SSI calls, but I would like to know if it is possible to simply add the line: AddType text/x-server-parsed-html .html to my .htaccess file and still keep my files as .html . I ...
QUESTION: I have a mail form on my web site that sends me a notification email when someone fills out my form. When I receive these notifications, the time stamped on the email is wrong. It appears to be off by exactly 8 hours. It is 8 hours fast. In...
Although this is not meant to be an exhaustive guide on paths and file system structures, it may be helpful if you're just starting out in web development and you're wondering why, after uploading your files to the server: * clicking on a link to anot...
The #1 reason for a script to return an error is that it has not been uploaded to the server in ASCII format. It is vitally important that all scripts are uploaded in ASCII for them to work. If you are not sure how this is done, the following quick-tip tu...
Many people feel intimidated at the idea of creating and using an .HTACCESS file. Here we will show you how to use many of the features available in an .HTACCESS file. FILENAME Some text editors will not allow a filename of .HTACCESS. The best way ...
The cron daemon is a long running process that executes commands at specific dates and times. To schedule one-time only tasks with cron, use AT or BATCH. For commands that need to be executed repeatedly (e.g. hourly, daily or weekly), use CRONTAB, whic...