Just a heads up to all members here.
Since our switch of servers there have been some good things (speed and security). But we have also had many frustrating issues mainly with the hosting and the porting of our software. Due to these problems and wanting to improve services for existing members we will be completely replacing our hosting software. We will also be getting a commercial control panel that will allow members to add/remove their own mysql/domains/email a feature we have been wanting for years. I have also decided to hire a professional to help with this transfer.
When we got the new server it was a step in the right direction but I want to push till we have the reliable and trouble free hosting we had before. So on 6/1/2010 Furtopia hosting will be taken offline to make these updates. The software will be updated then all user web accounts will be restored by hand/script. Down/work time is estimated to be 1-4 days depending on many issues. However I will leave the forums online which can be reached at: http://forums.furtopia.org
I do not normally ask for donations. However this upgrade will cost us many hundreds of dollars. If you possibly can donate to this project it would be much needed and appreciated! Paypal address: firstname.lastname@example.org
WhiteShepherd----EDIT-----Upgrade Done---ALL HOSTING MEMBERS PLEASE READ!!!!!!
Furtopia web hosting now uses a user control panel to let members manage their own accounts.ALL Furtopia web hosting members MUST-I repeat-MUST log into their personal Web Control Panel to turn on their FTP account/access!
You can get to your cool web hosting control panel from the Furtopia main page or https://www.furtopia.org/dtc
Notice there is no ssl cert yet so it will warn and you will need to give an exemption.
Log in with your Furtopia username and password.
The control panel is divided into your "My Account" -> You can view your stats and add new domains to your account. And your domains-> Here you will see your Furtopia/tdl domain where you can make ftp, dns, subdomain, and email services. Then Databases (your mysql), Password changing, and Support Tickets.
The very FIRST thing you will want to do when you enter is create an FTP account to your web space. All ftp accounts will need recreated because the account owner (you) now has control over ftp. For example if you host a collaborative project and want helpers to only access a part of your website (without being able to reach the other parts of your webpage) you could create a second ftp account with only this access.
To create your FTP click on the + sign next to your domain name. Next click on "FTP accounts". Choose your personal ftp login(@yourdomain.furtopia.org will be added to the login automatically), password and pick a path. On the Path option I STRONGLY suggest you pick the last option unless you know what you are doing (that says)-> /yourdomain.furtopia.org/subdomains/www/html/ Picking this path will have your ftp send you to your web html folder. Higher paths are chooseable to allow users to download logs/mail/etc (be careful accessing this! You can break it if you are not careful).
Example: Since my domain is whiteshepherd.furtopia.org if I typed in the ftp login "luckydog" at creation my ftp login would be "email@example.com
" since @whiteshepherd.furtopia.org will be appended at the end of my logins. The reason for this is it allows users to pick any login they want without another user reserving that login. It may sound complicated but it's fairly easy following the menus.
If after trying you still can not figure it out no worries. Just send Kada-Ru a PM and we will set up an a ftp account for you.
Added Note: When you create a new service in the control panel it takes up to 10 min for the service to become live.
Good luck and good testing... WhiteShepherd