Homepages at iiNet
This article will answer some frequently asked questions about the the personal websites you can make.
Select one of the links below to jump to a query:
- How do I make my personal website?
- How much content can I put on my website?
- What is my web address? Can I make my own?
- 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?
How do I make my personal website?
Good question! We've got a handy guide that should help beginners with the basics and also give advanced users the basic info they need to get started.
How much content can I put on my website?
All free web spaces for our customers are limited to 1GB. If you need more space, you may want to consider our web hosting plans.
What is my web address? Can I make my own?
When your web pages are uploaded, your web address varies according to your username and internet service provider. This is a standard form of web address for all of our free web spaces. If you'd like your own web domain, please consider our domain hosting options.
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 search engines 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 making an AddMe submission.