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Our Control Panel Software, web://cp is available on all of our web hosting plans. Web://cp gives you complete control over your website. With it you can create sub-domains, emails, databases, backups, and more, all from an easy to use interface.

WebCP Interface

The web://cp interface is divided into two sections: A Personal Control Panel (Personal CP), and a Domain Control Panel (Domain CP). When you first login you are taken to the Personal CP. To switch between the two interfaces, use the links in the upper right corner.

Logging in to Web://cp

To get started with web://cp, point your browser to https://www.solidnetsys.com:2081. Enter you username and password, and then click "Login".

Logging Out of Web://cp

When you are done using web://cp you should make sure you log out by clicking the "Log Out" link in the upper right corner, before you close your browser.

Changing Your Password

From your Personal CP, select "User Settings". Enter your new password into the "Password" box, check the "confirm" box, and then click "Update User Information". Your new password will go into effect immediately.

Web://cp Themes

Web://cp comes with a couple of neat (and some not-so-neat) themes. You should try out a few to find out which one works best for you. To change themes:

For the rest of this article our images will be from the "Green Classic" theme.

Personal Email Settings

An important issue for you will probably be getting all your email addresses setup right away. To get started, login to your Personal CP and click "E-Mail Settings". Here you can setup Catch-alls, Aliases, Forwarders, and Auto-responders.

Catch-Alls

A catch-all will forward any email sent to an address ending in @yourdomain.com to your username. This is a convenient way to have all your domain email delivered to a central place. To enable a catch-all:

Aliases

An email alias allows you to setup an email address that forwards email to an existing username. This prevents you from having to setup a new login for each email address you want. To setup an email alias:

Forwarders

By using a forwarder you can have your email automatically forwarded to another email address. To setup a forwarder for your email address:

Autoresponder

You can use the Autoresponder to send a predefined reply to any email sent to your username. To enable an autoresponder for your email address:

Sub-Domains and Pointers

A sub-domain will let you host a separate website by using a different hostname in place of the 'www' in your URL (i.e. http://hostname.yourdomain.com).

To add a sub-domain:

After you create a new sub-domain you should have a new directory named 'hostname' next to your 'www' directory. Like the 'www' directory, this new directory will have its own 'web' directory where you will store all your public files for your new sub-domain.

Domain pointers allow you to have several domain names all refer to the same website or sub-directory of.

To add a Domain Pointer

Adding New Users

To create a new user:

Managing Users

To remove a user:

To suspend a user:

To reactivate a suspended user:

Managing Domain E-Mail

From your Domain CP you are able to manage email aliases and forwarders for your entire domain.

To set a domain catch-all address:

To manage email aliases:

To manage email forwarders:

Managing MySQL Databases

To add a database:

To remove a database:

Backing Up Your Website

To schedule a backup:

To remove a backup from the schedule:

To restore a local backup:

To restore a backup stored on your PC: