[OnCloud] Basic Linux

Using FrontPage

At this time you cannot connect to your Linux account using FrontPage as this application is not currently supported with your Linux Shared Hosting plan.


Telnet and SSH

At this time Telnet and SSH access is not permitted.


SSL for Linux

vanity SSL is provided for all Linux accounts. We offer a shared SSL certificate that once enabled, you would be able to run any secure page or image for your site under https://manage.myhosting.com/ssl/31//dxxxxxxxx.site.myhosting.com/; replace this URL with the one provided in your Customer Control Panel.


XML and WAP Pages

You can host WAP and XML pages under your Linux account.


Cron Jobs

At this time we do not allow cron jobs and do not provide the shell access required to execute them. However, you can use Pseudo-Cron instead.


Mailing List Applications

Yes, you can run a mailing list script on your Linux account.

Please Note: myhosting.com does not support Spamming, Bulk or Unsolicited mail in any way. Please ensure that you review our Acceptable Use Policy before engaging in such activities.


Email Accounts

The Personal Website hosting plan comes with 10 Basic Exchange Email mailboxes (1 GB storage per mailbox including POP3/IMAP4 and Outlook Web Access)


Zend Optimizer

Support for the Zend Optimizer is included with all myhosting.com's Personal Website Linux hosting packages. The Zend Optimizer is an application that doubles the running speed of PHP applications. This is done by running an optimization of the code created by the run-time compiler, before the code is executed. PHP code is typically executed 40-100% faster.


Gallery2 Photo Album

myhosting.com now supports Gallery 2.1 or later on all of our Linux based hosting servers. Click here to visit the Gallery 2.1 site and download the latest version.

Please note that there are 3 optional components within Gallery 2.1 which are not supported:

  • ImageMagick (for image manipulation)
  • ffmpeg (provides imformation about uploaded video files)
  • Unzip (for uploading and extracting zip archives)


ionCube PHP Loader

ionCube PHP Loader support is included with all myhosting.com's Personal Website Linux hosting packages. The ionCube PHP Loader is a decryption utility that is used to decode files encrypted by IonCube encoders. ionCube PHP Loader is used to maximize speeds of PHP files that are encrypted by authors who wish to secure their source code in a PHP file.


Server Side Includes (SSI)

SSI is not supported under our Linux hosting due to security concerns. If you need to use SSI, you can use Perl or PHP scripts.


Accessing your account by the Hotlink

It is possible to FTP files to your Linux account and view your site while waiting for your account domain to become active. Access through the Hotlink address, for those who want to upload files before their domain transfer has completed requires a few additional steps. You can find your Hotlink in the Customer Control Panel at:

  1. Click on Websites tab
  2. Select your domain name
  3. Click on Web Hosting Settings 
  4. You will see Name in the Basic Settings sections. This is your Hotlink to access your site.


Changing Character Set

To change the default character set for your web page using Linux/Apache, you'll need to make use of the .htaccess file. For example, if you only want to use one single encoding on all of your files, you can create a new .htaccess file which contains the following text:

AddDefaultCharset iso-8859-9

Then upload the .htaccess file to your site. The above example will result in all of your files being defined with the iso-8859-9 encoding.

If you only want to define special character sets for specific files, then you can customize further. For example:

AddCharset iso-8859-9 .html

With this example, any page with the .html file extension will be displayed using the character set you have defined. You can define this for any extension you want. Please note that this example will only work with static web pages, and will not work with .php or .pl pages.

You can also use this technique to define multiple character sets based on the file name of your documents. For example, if you want some pages to use Turkish encoding, and others to use Polish encoding, you could use the following in your .htaccess file:

AddCharset iso-8859-9 .tr.html

AddCharset iso-8859-2 .pl.html

Then upload the .htaccess file to your site. Any page with the .tr.html extension would be displayed with Turkish character encoding, and any page with .pl.html extension would be displayed with Polish character encoding.

For more information on the AddDefaultCharset directive, you can refer to the following site:

For more information on the AddCharset directive, you can refer to the following site:


Path to sendmail

At this time we do not fully support the use of sendmail with your Perl scripts. As an alternative, we suggest that you use SMTP Auth to send email from your Perl scripts, using mail.domain.com, where domain.com is your actual domain name. You will need to properly authenticate with your SMTP username and password.


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