Homepages at iiNet
This article will answer some frequently asked questions about the personal home pages that come with iiNet broadband products.
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- What is my web address?
- What type of server runs iiNet homepages?
- How do I set which file is my homepage?
- Do you support Microsoft Frontpage Extensions?
- What server-side scripting options does iiNet have?
- Does iiNet provide database facilities?
- Once I have created my page, how do I get it on to search engines?
What is my web address?
When your pages are uploaded, your web address varies depending on which company in the iiNet group you subscribe to:
|iiNet||members.iinet.net.au||Your account username (e.g. john.citizen)||http://members.iinet.net.au/~username/|
|OzEmail||ftp.ozemail.com.au||Your account username (e.g. john.citizen)||http://members.ozemail.com.au/~username/|
|Tassie.net||members.tassie.net.au||plain username (e.g. john.citizen)||http://members.tassie.net.au/~username/|
For additional settings, please contact iiNet Support.
We do not recommend you using variations of the iiNet domain such as members.ii.net or members.iinet.com.au as we can't guarantee they will work forever.
For information on how to upload your webpages, please see the uploading homepages guide.
What type of server runs iiNet homepages?
iiNet uses Apache to serve its homepages. This is a Unix-based server.
How do I set which file is my homepage?
The page which will appear as your homepage should be stored as index.html in your top directory. Note that all HTML files you place in iiNet's server should have an extension of .html. All scripted pages should have their appropriate extension.
Do you support Microsoft Frontpage Extensions?
No. The iiNet servers do not support Microsoft Frontpage Extensions.
What server-side scripting options does iiNet have?
- Perl 5.8 (for CGI scripting). File extension is .cgi or .pl
- PHP 4.3.10 (For standalone PHP scripts). File extension is .php
- SSI. File extension is .shtml
Does iiNet provide database facilities?
No. iiNet does not provide any of the following:
- MySQL or any other kind of SQL database
- Microsoft Access databases.
Once I have created my page, how do I get it on to search engines?
To add your site to search engines, a different process is involved for each service. Web searches such as Google and Yahoo! regularly contact our site for new pages, and they will get automatically added. However, if you want to add your pages straight away, try AddMe.