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We launched Lunarpages Internet Solutions in 1998, and have since established ourselves as an enterprise-level IT Solutions company and global web hosting provider, deftly tailoring innovative and accessible web hosting solutions for established industry leaders, small businesses and individuals. We create and manage integrated and effective hosting tools that successfully support every level of webmaster in building, designing, marketing and optimizing their projects effortlessly, elegantly and intelligently. We own and operate our state-of-the-art data centers located in California, Arizona and Nevada. Our fully optimized call centers are located in Anaheim and Corona, California, and have several satellite locations throughout the United States. Our 100+ top tier staff members serve and support our ever-expanding client base (150,000) with friendly professionalism and award-winning efficiency. While we are indeed industry leaders, known well as one of the largest and most secure hosts in the business, our close relationships with our clients and colleagues remain our inspiration and our priority.

Hi all.
We are running Exchange 2007 with a Barracuda Spam filter.
Optimum is our ISP.
We are unable to send email to a specific domain.
We get an NDR (eventually) stating:
"#< #4.0.0 X-Spam-&-Virus-Firewall; connect to mx00.1and1.com[]: server refused mail service> #SMTP#"

When I run an SMTP test on our domain name in MXToolbox.com we get the following warnings:
MXToolbox Results
Is there anyone here that can help me try and resolve these issues?  I'm guessing if we clear all 3 we will be able to send email to that domain.
Is there a way to confirm that an IP or a particular name server might be getting involved in a DOS attack?
Hi all.
A user here created a pretty complicated macro-enabled spreadsheet and was wondering how it could be made into a webpage that users can fill out, etc.
Is something like this even possible?
I realize there is probably a lot to it but I'm just looking to see if it's possible.
To responders, please only recommend web hosts you've personally experienced. The features I'm looking for, and all of them are MUSTS:
- Has to have SSH access
- Has to allow MySQL Workbench (hate PHPMyAdmin) access to MySQL database
- Has to have phone technical support that does not entail up to 30 minute or more wait times. NO LIVE-CHAT-support-only please.
- Does not force you to use aliases for your database names. In other words, if I want to create a database named People, I should be able to name it that way, not prefix or suffixed by something, or worse, they give you an alias like D01357235239 (like what 1and1.com does)

So you see, I'm not that demanding :)

Please do not recommend the following as I've already tried them:

NameCheap.com (it was good at first, but support is live chat only and got old real quick, and I just cancelled my account today. Took them 20 minutes to give me a link where I could request for the cancellation myself; that was frustrating)
1and1.com (phone support entails a ridiculous long wait during peak hours, and can't access my database with MySQL Workbench. Twice I was on hold for 30 minutes and gave up)
GoDaddy.com (their setup is so weird and restrictive, it was a joke)
InMotionHosting.com (can't remember the reason, except they didn't have all the features I listed above)

My company recently (last week) moved to a new dedicated server for website and email hosting. It is a fairly run-of-the-mill Linux machine running cPanel and Dovecot as a mail server.

When we first set up the server, I was able to create a mailbox, access it via any desktop mail client, webmail, AND by setting it up as a basic POP3 account on my BlackBerry. Mail was running fine to and from the BlackBerry, no problems.

I deleted that account from my BlackBerry as it was a test account, and went to add my actual account but was unable to do so. Received the "Cannot log in. Verify your email address, user name and password. If the error persists, contact (my domain name)" message. I tried the test account that had been running successfully and sending/receiving emails not minutes earlier, and it would not set up either.

I have since tried multiple accounts on multiple BlackBerry devices (different models) on multiple carriers on several of my different domains (all of which point to the same server, of course), to no avail.

Yet, any of these accounts still work flawlessly in any desktop mail client (Outlook, OE, Thunderbird, iPad, iPhone, etc). Also, any of these BlackBerrys work flawlessly with any other mail server.

The username to log in to these mailboxes is not standard, it's mailboxname+example.com if the email address is mailboxname@example.com and the mail server is mail.example.com. So, I know I have to access the "Advanced Settings" in …
I have an Email address @MyDomain.com (not Yahoo, Gmail, etc) from a domain name we registered and hosting space that we pay for.
I am having trouble sending any outgoing Email, even To/From myself.
The error I get is "The Server rejected the Email" "The Server does not allow relaying".
I CAN send from the Office ... but CANNOT send from any mobile device, nor from my computer when I travel with it & use it wirelessly.
My Hosting company says it's ISP's problem (like when I connect wirelessly when traveling) AND of course, the Wireless provider all say it's my Hosting Company's problem.
SO Who's right?
We need some guidance on a solution to backup the users laptop’s.  They save a lot of info to their hard drive on their laptop. All laptops connect wirelessly.  they have data for Work and personal, iTunes, junk, etc…
If all 20-25 people fire off backups I would think this would jam up our network over a T1 line, wouldn’t it?
 What do you suggest?
Someone told me about a wireless storage device that we could connect to just like a wireless printer, so would that go out over our t1 if it's local in our office?
any suggestions are appreciated.

this is driving me crazy i added these 3 lines and they should work but i am having issues connecting to port 25 from outside. any ideas?
object network obj-

access-list OUT_IN extended permit tcp any any eq 25

object network obj-
 nat (inside,outside) static interface service tcp 25 25

ciscoasa(config)# sho run
: Saved
ASA Version 8.3(2)
hostname ASA
domain-name DOMAIN.com

interface Vlan1
 nameif inside
 security-level 100
 ip address
interface Vlan2
 nameif outside
 security-level 0
 pppoe client vpdn group bellsouth
 ip address pppoe setroute
interface Vlan3
 no nameif
 no security-level
 ip address dhcp
interface Ethernet0/0
 switchport access vlan 2
interface Ethernet0/1
interface Ethernet0/2
interface Ethernet0/3
interface Ethernet0/4
interface Ethernet0/5
interface Ethernet0/6
interface Ethernet0/7
boot system disk0:/asa832-k8.bin
ftp mode passive
clock timezone EST -5
clock summer-time EDT recurring
dns server-group DefaultDNS
 domain-name ajshields.com
object network obj_any
object network obj-
object network obj-
object network obj-
I've browsed through the answers and haven't found exactly what I'm looking for, so I'll just go ahead and ask:

I have a number of websites that I manage (and that I inherited).  For cost reasons, primarily, they were set up as follows:


Essentially, we pay one hosting fee (for mymainsite), but have multiple small, client websites.

I manage the websites and I also manage the domain names.  

The problems come with SEO.  In the search engine rankings for client1 (for example), the listing will show up as:


Of course my client would prefer that the listing show up as:


I've tried redirecting the domain with masking where:
http://www.client1.com  points to http://www.mymainsite.com/client1

Clients are ok with this as every page as you navigate through client site shows www.client1.com as the url.  However, I don't think this is works for SEO purposes.  For instance, if you try to do a sitemap for client one, which has multiple pages:


With the redirect, it only looks like a single page and that can't be good for SEO.

If at all possible, I'd like to keep the structure of a single host account (so I don't have to pay monthly fees for all the clients), but I'd like to figure out how to do a better job of SEO for the clients (and allow their domain names to be the …
I've used this form several times and it's working. But I just can't seem to get it to work on this site. I want to find out if it's an error on my side before I contact the hosting company.




<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="en-US">
	<head profile="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11">
		<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
		<title>Contact &laquo;  Publishing by the Seas</title>
		<meta name="description" content=""/>
		<meta name="keywords" content=""/>

		<meta name="generator" content="WordPress 3.0.1" />
		<link rel="Shortcut Icon" href="http://publishingbytheseas.com/wp-content/themes/pbs/images/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
		<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://publishingbytheseas.com/wp-content/themes/pbs/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
		<link rel="pingback" href="http://publishingbytheseas.com/xmlrpc.php" />
		<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="http://publishingbytheseas.com/feed/" />
		<link rel="alternate" type="text/xml" title="RSS .92" href="http://publishingbytheseas.com/feed/rss/" />
		<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom 0.3" href="http://publishingbytheseas.com/feed/atom/" />
		<link rel="pingback" href="http://publishingbytheseas.com/xmlrpc.php" />

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I want to redirect any user that dose not type the correct externsion. For example the correct extension is index.php if they type index.htm or index.htm or index.shtml or default.asp etc they will be redirected to the home page.


Exchange 2003 server appears to be working properly (receiving email & such).
Not able to send.
Open CMD and do "telnet mail.server.com 25" and get timeouts.
From another working site, do the same thing and "mail.server.com 25" connects fine, so I know the test server is okay.
Not to mention I get this timeout error on *all* mail servers I SMTP test.

VerizonISP --> DSL Modem --> PIX --> dumb switch --> Exchange2003/Hosts
All other traffic seems to be working fine (http, etc)

Here is what I have for the ACL, (inbound only.  no ACL for outbound):

no fixup protocol smtp 25
access-list inbound permit tcp any interface outside eq smtp
access-list inbound permit tcp any interface outside eq 3389
access-list inbound permit tcp any interface outside eq https
access-list inbound permit tcp any interface outside eq pop3
access-list inbound permit icmp any interface outside echo-reply
access-list inbound permit icmp any interface outside source-quench
access-list inbound permit icmp any interface outside unreachable
access-list inbound permit icmp any interface outside time-exceeded
access-list inbound permit tcp any any eq smtp
static (inside,outside) tcp interface smtp exchange smtp netmask 0 0
static (inside,outside) tcp interface 3389 exchange 3389 netmask 0 0
static (inside,outside) tcp interface https exchange https netmask 0 0
access-group inbound in interface outside

And below is some …
Hi all,

So far I have had a handmade website for almost 2 years: http://www.stunnazine.com
I am now trying to convert it to Wordpress after learning I can make my own wordpress theme, and after being so envious of all successful wordpress blogs and sites out there who have such an easy time uploading new posts, using plugins, etc.

So far, I installed wordpress on a subdomain just to test my theme. I got everything designed and set up the way I'd like it to be: http://thegirlscene.stunnazine.com 

Now I know I can't just install wordpress and this theme on my main root folder or else all my content will be lost - at least this is what I think.

Am I wrong to think the easiest way to convert my site is to fisrt copy and paste each of my 400 pages of content onto my subdomain and then somehow finding a way to convert my subdomain into the main root, deleting the index.php file?

I've done mostly everything on my site the hard way up until now so I was thinking there's gotta be an easier way to convert a site to worpress....

I asked my host (Lunarpages) because I thought they'd have some knowledge about CPanel but the support desk didn't know.

Thanks in advance for any help...

I'm currently leasing a server from a California based company.  Its costing me $500.00+ a month.  I am not thrilled with their service and am trying to explore some options.

I work in email marketing, sending out newsletters and mailing lists.  The server place I have also provides IP addresses when necessary.  

If I were to purchase a server, I'm not sure what to do with it then.  A couple of issues are floating around.  Where can I purchase a full Class C of IP's and how would they be set up on the server?

Can anyone recommend a good Server host for a reasonable fee, possibly a data center with a UPS and general maintenance in the event of crashes?

Hello Experts,

We need to host 3 web applications where in we are expecting

First Site[PHP Application]: 300 visitors per day, decent upload/download traffic
Second Site[eCommerce Application]: 800-1000 visitors per day, high download/upload traffic
3rd Site[static site with blog]: 300 visitors per day,decent upload / download traffic.

Now we have to decide from
Dedicated hosting  200 USD per month [https://www.fastservers.net/configure/index.php]
Cloud Hosting  100 USD per month  [http://www.rackspacecloud.com/cloud_hosting_products/sites]
Semi-Dedicated hosting 65 USD per month [http://www.cirtexhosting.com/semidedicated.shtml]

Kindly help me decide from the above 3 based on my actual hosting requirements.

Cloud hosting are equivalent of dedciated hosting ?

Kindly help me out, thanks in advance!

Recently I figured out how to embed a Flash .swf files into Joomla's articles.But when I wanted to back up this .swf files...there was an error indicated that some NTFS data streams could get lost...I googled it and I found out that when one saves .swf file on NTFS HDD and then wants to copy the file to DVD or USB Flash Drive or e-mail it, then some metadata will be lost and a file may become corrupted.I kinda solved this issue (possibly) but saving the file directly onto USB Flash Drive (FAT32), so I can later transfer it from there onto a NTFS HDD...I actually did it and it seemed to work out OK...So I could call it a minor annoyance...Every time saving the files on FAT32 Flash Drive and then copying them into Joomla's HDD folder...But what I want to ask is this...Right now I host my web site on my local PC.But lets say in the future I would like to transfer my web site to a remote server...(web hosting solution)...Its probably gonna be a Linux hosting.I understand that sending files from Joomla (NTFS folder) is not acceptable due to that stream problem.So would I have to send files (.swf) from USB Flash Drive to remote host or from,say, MS's Hotmail SkyDrive storage or something...? Is it possible-AN EXISTING web site to tranfer to a hosting while changing some files inside of Joomla folder on different files (basically same files) ?
Because of Joomla...
Hello - thanks for taking a look at my ASP.NET question.

I need a crash course/tutorial on how to send an email using ASP.NET System.Net.Mail.

Here's the scenario:

I have a website hosted with Lunarpages. I need to be able to send this e-mail to a company's email address that does NOT share the same domain as the website.

The form is pretty standard - First Name, Last Name, Address 1, Address 2, City, State, Zip, and so on.

From what I've researched, I need to add the following to the web.config file:

      <smtp from="me@domainname.com">
        <network host=""something" password="mypassword" userName="myusername"/>

I've included what's in my code-behind in the code window below. I receive a "SMTP host was not specified" error.
[code]Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click 
        If (Page.IsValid) Then
            Dim ToAddress As String = "me@myemailaddress.com"
            Const FromAddress As String = "from@fromemailaddress.com"
            Dim sMsg As String
            sMsg += "CONTACT FROM CUSTOMERt" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf
            sMsg += "- - - - - - - - - - - - - -" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf
            sMsg += "First Name: " & txtFirstName.Text & vbCrLf
            sMsg += "Last Name: " & txtLastName.Text & vbCrLf & vbCrLf 
            Dim objEmail As New MailMessage(FromAddress, [/code]…
I am not able to execute this line of code on my web host....
 Roles.AddUserToRole(username, "User");

The reason is the "User" role has to be added in the Asp.Net configuration tool. How can I access the asp.net configuration tool on a proiduction server. I dont have physical access to the server I am using lunarpages as a webhost. Or is there a way to manually add a role(whatever the asp configuration tool is doing when you add roles). I have tried to simply add data to the aspnet_Roles table but it doesnt  work because I think someowhere the configuration tool is generating its own "roleid" or I need to do something else the aspnet configuration tool is doing behind the scenes. Thanks in advance

I'm trying to set up a display using HTML and CSS that will render a chat discussion in the standard chat format. By this I mean that it is essentially a list of messages. Each message has two parts: a username and a message. The username will always stay in the top left of each message area and the message will always be floated left just to the right of the username. So it will look like this:

Jack: Did you see the race today?

However, it's important also that the message wraps down in such a way that keeps the username in the exact same spot but extends the message area down to accommodate the two-line message.

Jack: Did you see the Le Mans race
          today? I heard that it was really
Jim: No I didn't.

I've preliminarily come up with an idea of how to do this, but I'm not sure how to format it properly or if it's the most logical or render-friendly. Essentially, I'm currently using an unordered list with list items for each username-message pair and using the float property to line them up. This is not really working very well. I'm a relative novice at CSS, so any help would be greatly appreciated. The relevant code is attached.
[code]<div class="maincontent">
      <div id="blobarea">
            <ul class="chatlist">
                  <li class="chatlistitem">
                        <div class="username">Jim:</div>
                        <div class="message">Stuff happens all the time.</div>
                  <li class="chatlistitem">
                        <div class="username">Jack:</div>
                        <div [/code]…
SBS2008 running remote web workplace static ip
Dotster is the registrar the registrar also provides DNS through a website.
Client has a webpage hosted by lunarpages.com

I need remote.COMPANYFQDN.com to point to the private server site and the webpage to be functional at www.COMPANYFQDN.com at the same time on the some COMPANYFQDN.com

I set up in the DNS Manager recrods for the zone that look like this
mitchellplumbingandheating.com  NS ns1.lunarbreeze.com <- NS provided by webhost
mitchellplumbingandheating.com  NS ns2.lunarbreeze.com <- NS provided by webhost
remote.mitchellplumbingandheating.com  A private_Server_IP <- Private IP of the company server hosting RWW
www.mitchellplumbingandheating.com  CNAME mitchellplumbingandheating.com

The RWW site is up right now but the www site does not resolve.
My business partner and myself are establishing a membership site where we will be giving/selling access to downloadable files.  These files must be stored in a "Download" folder in the root, behind public_html for security reasons.

The site is on my server and I need to give my partner ftp access in order to upload and manage the files in this one folder.

My business partner is very new to working with servers and I don't want any changes being made to any other folder then just the Download folder I'm giving access to.

How do I limit my business partner's access to only ftp to the one root folder?

This is on a Linux shared server.
Hi EE -

I have an OpenBSD server that acts as a router/firewall for my home network. Up until April of 2007 I was able to get this :

cat mail_ip.sh_09022008a
/usr/bin/mailx -s "Home IP Address is: `ifconfig tun0 | grep inet | awk '{ print $2 }'`" [USERID]@pobox.com < /etc/ppp/mail_file;

To email me when my dsl dynamic ip through sbcglobal.net would change.

It just abruptly stopped and I am now ready to figure it out :-) There were not any cahnges that I made to the server. Here is the mail_file:

"This is an automated message."

And the ppp.conf:
 set log Phase Chat IPCP CCP tun command
 set redial 15 0
 set reconnect 15 10000

 set device "!/usr/sbin/pppoe -i ep0"
 disable acfcomp protocomp
 deny acfcomp
 set mtu max 1492
 set speed sync
#  enable lqr
#  set lqrperiod 5
#  set cd 5
#  set dial
#  set login
#  set timeout 0
 set authname user_id@sbcglobal.net
 # set authkey password
 set authkey pasword
 add! default HISADDR
 enable dns
 enable mssfixup

And another under /etc/ppp:
cat ppp.linkup
 ! sh -c "/sbin/ifconfig pflog0 up"
 ! sh -c "/sbin/pfctl -F all -f /etc/pf.conf"
 ! sh -c "/etc/ppp/mail_ip.sh"

Any help will be appreciated

Thanks -
I am trying to install phpAuction on our website, which is hosted on LunarPages. I followed all the instructions from phpAuction very carefully, and now when I try to run the installation script I get the following error:

extension_dir does not exists /usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20020429

I have submitted tickets on LunarPages & phpAuction support, but they're both closed for the night and I thought I'd try asking here. What does this error mean? Any ideas how to get around it?
I have two web hosts now that I don't really have anything on, so I'm looking for a good web host that supports ASP.Net 3.5, MS SQL and is cheap.  
This is for a personal site or few.  I have 6 domain names but will probably only use one or two, maybe all 6, but most would be a static site with just a page or two.  I may use one for experimenting and playing around.

Anyway, I've currently got an account with IX Web Hosting and one with StartLogic and can't really think of anything I like about either.

When I Google "web hosting", every single hosting service out there is on some "Top 10" list or another, so they must be just listing their affiliates so I figured this would be the most reliable place to ask what a good hosting service would be.  I heard someone mention "GoDaddy.com".  Any good?

I'm primarily concerned with .Net Framework support (including AJAX) so it has to be a Windows host and support FTP access to the site so I can edit the site with Visual Studio.

Thanks for suggestions.
I have two domains, domain1.com and domain2.com.

Currently, domain1.com is fully functioning and working great. The site is located in a subfolder of the root of my server. domain2.com is currently parked at the root of my server.

I need to get domain2.com to point to the same subfolder on my webserver as domain1.com. I would use an htaccess redirect, but I want the URL shown in the address bar to be domain1.com or domain2.com. I want the URL to reflect what the user typed.

I don't have DNS control over my site, so any non-DNS methods would be helpful, but I can work with support to make DNS changes.

The server is a linux box with Lunarpages.

So how can I get domain2.com to point to the same place as domain1.com and maintain the name used to get there in the address bar?


We launched Lunarpages Internet Solutions in 1998, and have since established ourselves as an enterprise-level IT Solutions company and global web hosting provider, deftly tailoring innovative and accessible web hosting solutions for established industry leaders, small businesses and individuals. We create and manage integrated and effective hosting tools that successfully support every level of webmaster in building, designing, marketing and optimizing their projects effortlessly, elegantly and intelligently. We own and operate our state-of-the-art data centers located in California, Arizona and Nevada. Our fully optimized call centers are located in Anaheim and Corona, California, and have several satellite locations throughout the United States. Our 100+ top tier staff members serve and support our ever-expanding client base (150,000) with friendly professionalism and award-winning efficiency. While we are indeed industry leaders, known well as one of the largest and most secure hosts in the business, our close relationships with our clients and colleagues remain our inspiration and our priority.