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 Mysql database and user naming syntax

Since we run a shared hosting environment, we have to uniquely identify your usernames to your...

 How do I password protect a folder?

Within your area52hosting control panel, you have the ability to password protect a folder within...

 How do I backup my site in cPanel?

It is important to have your own backup procedure in place to protect yourself from...

 Can I add an auto responder to my emails?

An auto responder can be setup in cPanel to respond to any incoming emails with a...

 How do you download raw access logs ?

You can download raw access logs through your cPanel account. Login to your account at...

 What shopping cart programs do you have ?

If you login to you cPanel account at www.yourdomain.com/cpanel and select 'Fantastico' under...

 How do I change permissions on files and folders?

Login to your Control Panel at www.yourdomain.com/cpanel using your cPanel username and password....

 What is HotLink Protection ?

HotLink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to files on your website. Other...

 What is SSH ?

Secure Shell (SSH), known as Secure Socket Shell, is a UNIX-based command interface and protocol...

 Should I store a local copy of my website?

It is essential to keep a local copy of your website to protect it from any number of...

 What is the path to public html in php?

The path to public html is: /home/your-cpanel-username/public_html

 What is PHPSUEXEC ?

When using the common PHP installation on a webserver, PHP runs as the user nobody and it...

 For shared SSH access, is wget() command allowed?

Yes, wget() command is allowed for shared SSH access.

 Do you support Zend Optimizer?

Yes, Area52 supports Zend Optimizer 

 Do you support SSI (server side include) on html pages?

Yes, Area52 supports SSI (server side includes).

 Do shared servers have pear php installed?

All of Area52's shared servers have pear PHP installed on them.

 Can I have register globals turned on?

Area52 does not recommend that you use register globals, however, they can turned on if you...

 Are Area52's mysql databases unicode compatible?

Yes, Area52's mysql databases are unicode compatible.

 Can I set permissions to 777?

It is not recommended to change your permissions to 777 as other users on the server as well...

 I've lost my control panel/billing logins.

If you have forgoten your Cpanel password, please log into the client billing area to view your...

 How do I setup Cron jobs ?

A cron job allows you to run a certain command at times set by the job such as deleting...

 How do I autoinstall applications such as Wordpress or phpBB?

All of Area52's shared hosting plans and include a free utility called Fantastico,...

 Can I change my cPanel username?

Unfortunately our system does not allow a change of username as the system uses your current...

 How do I get my site to automatically go to my first page?

All your website's files and folders should be placed under the public_html directory...

 Error: register_globals is disabled in your PHP configuration

If you installed a new script and are getting the 500 error trying to load the page please see...

 What is a Parked Domain?

A parked domain points a new domain name to the same directory that your primary accountÂÂ...

 My content is in the wrong folder, how do I move the files to the correct location?

You would need to move your content to the public_html folder (for the main domain). You can move...

 Where do I upload my files?

All files and folders should be uploaded to the public_html directory.The public_html folder can...

 How do I login to my domain's cPanel?

You can login to your cPanel by going to www.yourdomain.com/cpanel (yourdomain is your...

 How do I change my cPanel password?

You can change your cPanel password at anytime. - Login to your control panel...

 How do I add another domain to my account?

You can add unlimited addon domains to your Area52 account. Firstly please ensure that the...

 How do I read my web stats on Webalizer?

You can view your website's statistics through the Webalizer feature in cPanel. This can be found...

 Do I use localhost or remotemysqlhost for my mysql connection?

You can view whether your account is using localhost or remotemysql host in your cPanel...

 How do you log into webmail ?

You can login to your webmail by going to www.yourdomain.com/webmail or through your cPanel...

 How to enable/disable Spam Assassin?

Spam Assassin is  used to filter out incoming email on a server side basis. The feature...

 How do I transfer my existing website's content to Area 52?

If you have been using cPanel with your previous host then you need to create a...

 Unban IP Address

For any number of reasons, a client might be banned from our web hosting servers.To check if a IP...