Site Manager

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Site Manager

The Site Manager provides the tools necessary to manage your website and associated services. This article details the tools you will find in the Site Manager and instructions on how to use them properly.

Accessing the Site Manager

You can access the Site Manager for any given site by visiting the Hosting Manager section of the Control Panel and clicking the Site Manager link.

Hosting Manager

Inside the Site Manager

Usage Summary

The Usage Summary page displays basic information about the usage of allocated resources for your site.

Disk Usage: Displays the total amount of hard disk space used by your files and the limit for your hosting plan.

Data Transfer: Displays the total amount of data transferred between the website and your site's visitors and the data limit for your hosting plan.

Email Accounts: Displays the total number of email accounts added to your site and the number of accounts allowed for your hosting plan.

Mailing Lists: Displays the total number of mailing lists used by your site and the number of lists allowed for your hosting plan.

MySQL Databases: Displays the total number of MySQL Databases added to your site and the total number allowed for your hosting plan.

Email & FTP

The Email & FTP tools allow you to add and modify Email Accounts, Email Forwards, and Autoresponders. Any email account can be given special permissions here to enable FTP access to your website files.

For more information using and managing your email accounts, see our Knowledge Base article on Email.

For more information adding and using FTP accounts, see our Knowledge Base article on FTP.

Mailing Lists

The Mailing Lists tool allows your to add and remove mailing lists associated with your website. Setting up a mailing list is the preferred method for sending regular messages to many recipients (an announce-only list) or for mailing list communication with many participants. The software used to configure the mailing list is Mailman 2.1

For more information configuring and administering your mailing list, see Mailman 2.1's List Administration Manual.

MySQL Admin

The MySQL Admin tools allow you to create new databases, add new database users, and manage the passwords and privileges for database users.

For more information using and managing your MySQL databases, see our Knowledge Base article on MySQL.

Password Protection

The Password Protection tool is used to lock down sensitive folders on your site, requiring a user login when a visitor hits a protected folder.

To password protect a folder, you will first need to add a new user and password. If you are not automatically directed to create a new user, visit the Password Protection tool and click the Users link that appears below it. Click the Add Password Protect User tab to set up your new user.

Now that your user and password have been created, click the Directories link to proceed. You can select any folder displayed on the left to password protect. Under Auth Name, enter the text you would like displayed to the user when queried for a username and password. Then select a user from the User List and click Add Password Protection. When using the Password Protect tool on this directory in the future, you will be given the option to Remove Password Protection.

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Error Pages

This tool allows you to customize error pages when visitors receive a 4xx or 5xx error message. Simply click Edit on any of the error codes to modify LAMP Host defaults.

Usage Statistics

Usage statistics are generated once per day based on your raw Apache access logs. The application Webalizer reads these logs files, then processes them into graphs and statistics for viewing and analyzing the hits to your site. Statistcs will accumulate over time to show data over a single day or averaged over a week or month.

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Site Manager Users

A Site Manager User can be created to allow a second developer to access a specific Site Manager without having access to your full LAMP Host username and password.

Create a new Site Manager User by clicking the Add User tab. Fill out the form for your new user. The full username will be yourCreatedUser@yourWebsite.com.

To point your developer directly to the Site Manager login, link them to:

  • http://yourWebsite.com:8442

If you have not yet updated your DNS to point to LAMP Host's network you can append .mylampsite.com:

  • http://yourWebsite.com.mylampsite.com:8442