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If your Windows website is encountering 503 errors, you may be exceeding your site's application pool limits. These limits can be modified within the customer control panel, as needed. * On the control panel Home tab, click "Manage Website" under the ...
A data source name (DSN) is a one-word identifier that points to your database and contains all the information needed to connect. When used on your site, the DSN tells the web server which database to connect to and what parameters to use for the connect...
A data source name (DSN) is a one-word identifier that points to your database and contains all the information needed to connect, such as your host, user name, and password. When used on your site, the DSN tells the web server which database to connect t...
You may want to protect a directory if there is information that you want to make available only to a select number of people. You can do this by password protecting this specific folder on your website. This will add an extra layer of protection to files...
By default, your shared Windows subscription will be configured with Asp.Net version 4. If you wish to change this to version 2, or if you wish to remove Asp.Net support from your website entirely, you can do so with a few simple steps in the customer con...
If a visitor accesses your website without specifying a document name (for example, requesting http://www.hostmysite.com/ instead of http://www.hostmysite.com/index.cfm), you can configure the web server to use a default document, which will load for the ...
Windows hosting plans allow for creation of users that can manage various resources installed with the plan, such as email, Spam Experts, FTP, or IIS website management. This article assumes that you are already familiar with how to log in to the custom...
You can change your primary domain name at any time for your hosting subscriptions. This will change the domain name for your website only. Be sure to back up all information before proceeding. Changing a subscription's domain name is a two-step process. ...
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, or MIME types, tell web browsers how to handle specific file extensions. The web server will, by default, contain definitions of a wide variety of MIME types. However, if you find that you are unable to serve a speci...
By default, your shared Windows hosting plan will be provisioned in IIS with an application pool in integrated mode. When an application pool is in Integrated mode, you can take advantage of the integrated request-processing architecture of IIS and ASP.NE...
A virtual directory is a directory name (or path) that you specify in IIS and map to a physical directory on the local server. The directory name then becomes part of the application's URL, and users can request the URL from a browser to access content in...
You can utilize the File Manager, via your Control Panel. You can create archives of your files by compressing the files into a ZIP format. You can also upload a ZIP file and extract the content into your site file location. This article assumes that yo...
In the Control Panel's File Manager, you can specify permissions for individual files or folders accordingly. This article will show you how. This article assumes that you are already familiar with how to log in to the customer control panel. If you do ...
If you have already created a backup [https://solutions.hostmysite.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/8692/0/How-to-Back-Up-Your-Website-and-Database-to-the-Control-Panel] of your website or database within the control panel, you can restore your c...
Your website's root directory is the folder where the server looks for your site files. This is the location of files that will be displayed on the internet when someone visits your site. If you want to change where the server looks for the site files, th...
Backing up your website provides insurance against any setbacks, such as security compromises or accidental deletion of files. We suggest backing up your site each and every time you plan to make any changes. This way, if something goes wrong, you have a ...
You can install your site's SSL certificate in a few simple steps within the customer control panel. Before doing so, you will need to obtain the following: * Ability to update DNS records for domain * Private Key * Certificate * Chain Certifica...
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