28 Nov, 2014
Welcome! Guest
[ Login ]
Home News & Events About Us Services FAQ Knowledge Base Affiliate Program Signup Contact Us
The ONE STOP SOLUTION to all your eBusiness Needs!
Overview
Knowledge Base

Our new knowledge base is a valuable collection of technical information, web site marketing tips, tutorial, glossary, and documentation.

If you feel anything is missing, or still have questions, please contact us. Looking for something specific? Can't see it here? Try our "Knowledge Base Search".


Email Tutorial

  • Microsoft Outlook Setup Tutorial

    Microsoft Outlook Setup Tutorial


    In this tutorial we will learn how to setup MS Outlook for use with your new hosting email account.

    What you will Need:

    • A valid email account, if you haven't created an email account yet please log into your Control Panel and set up an email account.
    • An email client. This tutorial uses Outlook, which is part of Microsoft Office.


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • How to configure Outlook Express With POP Before SMTP Relay

    How to configure Outlook Express With POP Before SMTP Relay


    Our use different SMTP relays for sending mail - POP before SMTP. In POP before SMTP, the relay system collects your IP address when you authenticate yourself with the POP server, and then permits SMTP relaying from that IP address for 60 minute.

    In other words, you need to check your mail first, only then you can send your messages.

    To configure your Outlook Express or any other e-mail client, you need to know your POP3 and SMTP servers address.

    In this tutorial we will learn how to setup Outlook Express with POP Before SMTP Relay.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Are you able to send emails but not receive?

    Are you able to send emails but not receive?


    Either your E-Mail address setting is wrong, or your domain is out of disk space. You will need to increase the amount of disk space to receive mail again.

    Does it say "please enter your username and password for the following server" and you are sure you're using the correct information?

    Most of our servers have a 60 checks per hour limit. If you hit this limit in any hour you'll be locked out for the rest of the hour. you will need to click: Tools > Options > General > and disable where it says "check for new messages every xx minutes".

    If you do not want to disable it just set it to check less often. keep in mind the more computers you have auto checking or checking the mail the quicker you will hit this limit.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Eudora 6 For PC Email Tutorial

    Eudora 6 For PC Email Tutorial


    In this tutorial we will learn how to set up Eudora 6 for PC as your email client.

    What you will Need:

    • A valid email account, if you haven't created an email account yet please log into your Control Panel and set up an email account.
    • An email client. This tutorial uses Eudora, which is available for PC and MAC.


    Eudora is an email package that is free to download from http://www.eudora.com Eudora has three modes -- Sponsored, Paid, and Light. Sponsored mode gives you the full-featured product, but displays ads on part of your screen. The ads are relatively unobtrusive. Paid mode gives you the same thing as Sponsored mode, without the advertisements, but you need to pay for and register it. Light mode is Eudora without the bells and whistles, but also without advertisements.

    When you install Eudora it will be in Sponsored mode by default. You can change the mode by choosing 'Payment & Registration' from the help menu.

    These instructions assume that you are using Eudora 6.x in Sponsored mode for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP. The configuration might be slightly different for other versions of Eudora.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • How to setup your email account on iPhone & iPad Mobile Device

    How to setup your email account on iPhone & iPad Mobile Device


    Configuring your iPhone device to receive mail from your hosted email accounts is a very easy process.

    This tutorial will give you a simple guide on the steps you need to perform to easily access your domain email accounts on the go with your iPhone device.

    Currently tested devices are:
    • Apple iPhone 3
    • Apple iPhone 3GS
    • Apple iPhone 4
    • Apple iPhone 4S
    • Apple iPhone 5
    • Apple iPhone 5S
    • Apple iPhone 5C
    • Apple iPad
    • Apple iPad2
    • Apple iPad Air
    • Apple iPad mini
    • Apple The New iPad
    • Apple iPod touch
    • Apple iOS 3
    • Apple iOS 4
    • Apple iOS 5
    • Apple iOS 6
    • Apple iOS 7


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

More...

Linux Web Hosting

  • PHP - How to Enable / Disable register_globals for website

    PHP - How to Enable / Disable register_globals for website


    You can Enable / Disable register_globals for php in your account by setting this directive in .htaccess in httpdocs folder:

    php_flag register_globals On

    or

    php_flag register_globals Off

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • MySQL - How do I create a MySQL backup?

    MySQL - How do I create a MySQL backup?


    There are easy ways to go about backing up your MySQL databases.

    Backup using phpMyAdmin(DB WebAdmin). To do this, follow these steps.

    1. Login to your Plesk control panel.
      (e.g. https://yourdomain.com:8443)
    2. Choose and click your domain name.
    3. Click the Databases icon.
    4. Choose and click your database to want to backup.
    5. Click the DB WebAdmin Icon.
    6. On the pop-up window, you will see the screen of phpMyAdmin.
    7. Click the database name on left side.
    8. Click the hyperlink of Export Tab.
    9. Click the Select ALL link shown in gray. The check Save as file and click GO.
    10. You will be asked to save the .sql file to the hard drive. Click Save.
    11. Choose the location to save to and click Save. Your database has now been exported.
    12. Please be patient, the process may take a few minutes.


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • How to publish a web site with Dreamweaver

    How to publish a web site with Dreamweaver


    When your page is finished and ready to be publish on the Web, Dreamweaver makes it easy with custom publishing features.

    Follow the tutorial below to learn just how easy it is, Be sure to save your pages first!

    Firstly you will need to install Dreamweaver on your computer. If you to not have this program installed I recommend purchasing it.

    FTP Server:
    • ftp.domainname.com (example)

    User Name:
    • ftp_domainnamecom (example)

    Password:
    • Please see your configuration email

    Host Directory:
    • /httpdocs/ for normal web pages (http)
    • /httpsdocs/ for secure pages (https)

    Home Page File:
    • index.html or index.htm or index.php (lower case)


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • How to enable Mod-Rewrite Module

    How to enable Mod-Rewrite Module


    This module uses a rule-based rewriting engine (based on a regular-expression parser) to rewrite requested URLs on the fly. It supports an unlimited number of rules and an unlimited number of attached rule conditions for each rule, to provide a really flexible and powerful URL manipulation mechanism. The URL manipulations can depend on various tests, of server variables, environment variables, HTTP headers, or time stamps. Even external database lookups in various formats can be used to achieve highly granular URL matching.

    In order to enable Mod_Rewrite for your site you should create a text file called .htacccess in the directory where you wish the rewrite rules to apply.

    The first line of this text file should be:
    RewriteEngine On

    After that you can place your rewrite rules. Here are some examples for Joomla's SEF option:
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (/|.htm|.php|.html|/[^.]*)$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(content/|component/) index.php

    Many applications come with ready to use rewrite rules that can be found in a file called htaccess.txt.

    Upload this file into the root of your domain(e.g. httpdocs). The changes take effect immediately.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • MySQL - How do I export or backup a MySQL Database

    MySQL - How do I export or backup a MySQL Database


    You can easily create a database dump (export/backup) of a databases used by phpMyAdmin.

    This tutorial will outline the steps required to export or backup your MySQL databases.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

More...

Domain Names Knowledge

  • How to transfer my existing domain name to "Focus Network Company"?

    How to transfer my existing domain name to "Focus Network Company"?


    When you start using your new hosting account or E-Store with us, it may be quite inconvenient to leave your domain name to be managed by your old host. If you do that you will have to communicate with two different organizations: one will be providing the hosting services or E-Store for your website and the other will be providing domain registration services for your website.

    In order to move your existing domain and manage it together with your "Focus Network Company" hosting account with you just need to order the "Domain Transfer Service".

    Requirements for successful domain name transfer

    • The domain name to be transferred is not in 'Locked' Status.
    • The customer has access to the administrative contact email for the domain.
    • The customer can provide "Focus Network Company" with the domain EPP key code, applying to domains for which there is such a code.
    • There are more than 15 days till the domain name expiration date.
    • The domain name was registered for the first time more than 60 day ago.
    • The domain name has one of the following extensions: .com .net .org .us .biz .info .name.


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Who can register a .US domain name?

    Who can register a .US domain name?


    Any United States citizen or permanent resident, as well as any business or organization with a bona fide presence in the U.S., can register a .us domain name.

    One of the following eligibility requirements must be met:

    • A natural person (i) who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories or (ii) whose primary place of domicile is in the United States of America or any of its possessions, or
    • Any entity or organization that is incorporated within one of the fifty (50) United States states, the District of Columbia, or any of the United States possessions or territories or (ii) organized or otherwise constituted under the laws of a state of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, or any of its possessions or territories, or
    • An entity or organization (including federal, state, or local government of the United States, or a political subdivision thereof) that has a bona fide presence in the United States.


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Who can register a .CN domain name?

    Who can register a .CN domain name?


    Regarding to CNNIC request for document submission.

    For new .CN / .COM.CN / .NET.CN / .ORG.CN / GOV.CN domain registration, only organization application is accepted and below documents are required:

    • Copy of a valid China Business Registration Certificate, and
    • Copy of applicant's China Citizen Identity Card, and
    • Copy of a valid ICP license


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • How do I change DNS records if my domain is registered with GoDaddy?

    How do I change DNS records if my domain is registered with GoDaddy?


    If you recently purchased Focus Network Company web hosting or E-Store, but your domain name was previously hosted somewhere else, you will need to change your DNS information to the follow these simple steps:

    1. Log in to the GoDaddy Account Manager. http://www.godaddy.com
    2. Select Manage Domains from the Domain Names dropdown menu or the Manage Your Account list.
    3. Select the domain name you wish to modify using the checkboxes and then click Set Nameservers Icon.
    4. Select Custom nameservers (I host my domains elsewhere.).
    5. Enter our name server information to Nameserver 1 and Nameserver2 from below.
      ns1.powersx.com
      ns2.powersx.com
    6. Click OK at the bottom.


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Required Documents of Hong Kong Domain Name

    Required Documents of Hong Kong Domain Name


    Domain CategoryEligible Applicant
    Examples of Document
    .hkLocal or overseas individuals or entities
    • (Organization Registration) A copy of the Business Registration Certificate (BR) issued by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of HKSARG (NOT registered as a Branch) i.e. name of the organization shall be that of the head office, not branch office, or
    • (Individual Registration) A copy of HKID card or other document proofing that you are a resident of HKSAR.
    .com.hk / .公司.hkCommercial entities registered in HKSAR
    • A copy of the Business Registration Certificate (BR) issued by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of HKSARG (NOT registered as a Branch) i.e. name of the organization shall be that of the head office, not branch office, or
    • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of Overseas Company issued by the Company Registry (CR) of HKSARG, or
    • Other documentary proof required for the application of .org.hk, .edu.hk, .net.hk or .gov.hk with a letter stating the reason of selecting .com.hk.
    .org.hk / .組織.hkRegistered or approved not-for-profit organizations in HKSARG
    • A copy of the tax exemption letter issued by Inland Revenue Department (IRD) that shows your organization is a charity or non-profit making organization (under Section 88 or 87), or
    • A copy of the Certificate of a Society issued by Hong Kong Police, or
    • A copy of the proof showing exemption from Registration of a Society issued by Hong Kong Police, or
    • A copy of the Certificate of Registration for trade unions or other unions, or
    • A copy of Certificate of Owners' Corporation under Building Ordinance, or
    • A copy of Registration of a Hospital / Nursing Home (under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance), or
    • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of a Child Care Centre, or
    • Application letter issued by Government Department, or
    • Gazatte / Ordinance mentioned the establishment of your organization together with an application letter issed by your organization if you are a statutory body, or
    • A copy of the Memorandum of Association shows that no dividend per share to shareholders plus copy of the Business Registration Certificate or Certificate of Incoporation, or
    • Other valid document proofing the non-profit making nature of your organization.
    .edu.hk / .教育.hkRegistered schools, tertiary institutions and other approved educational institutions in Hong Kong
    • A copy of the Certificate of a School issed by Education and Manpower Bureau of HKSARG, or
    • A copy of the Ordinance showing that your institute is established by law together with an application letter issued by your institute, or
    • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of a course issued by Education and Manpower Bureau of HKSARG, or
    • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of a Child Care Centre (for Nurseries Running Educare Services or Pre-Primary Curriculum for Children between 2 to 6 years old), or
    • A copy of the Certificate of Education (for Nurseries Running Educare Services or Pre-Primary Curriculum for Children between 2 to 6 years old)
    .net.hk / .網絡.hkEntities managing network infrastructure, machines and services with a license from the Office of Telecommunications Authority of the HKSARG
    • A copy of the PNETS (IVANS / ISP) license issued by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority of the Government HKSAR, or
    • Fixed Telecommunication Network Services (FTNS) / Fixed Carrier License.
    .gov.hk / .政府.hkBureaux or Departments of the HKSARG
    • Subject to the endorsement by the Office of Government Chief Information Officer
    .idv.hk / .個人.hkResidents of HKSAR
    • A copy of HKID card or other document proofing that you are a resident of HKSAR.
      (For the registration of .個人.hk, the domain name you selected shall be your legal name)


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

More...

General Information

  • Discuz! Board

    Discuz! Board


    Crossday Discuz! Board (or simply Discuz!) is an Internet forum developed by Comsenz Technology Ltd. It is built on the PHP scripting language, supporting MySQL and PostgreSQL database management systems. Discuz! is freeware. It is now widely used in China and Hong Kong, but has not been very popular in other countries/places due to lack of support for other languages. The long developed English version of 5.5.0 was never released to public.

    It was modified from the well-famous discussion board XMB (forum).

    Comsenz Technology Ltd

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Protecting Against Phishing Attacks

    Protecting Against Phishing Attacks


    • Preventive Measures
      1. Do not visit suspicious websites or follow the links provided in those websites.
      2. Do not follow URL links from untrusted sources or emails such as spam emails to avoid being re-directed to malicious websites by malicious links looking seemingly legitimate.
      3. Do not follow links to log on banking or financial organisations from search engines result.
      4. Open email attachment with extreme care. Always check the attachment's extension. Never open attachment with "vbs", "pif", "bat", "exe", "scr" extension.
      5. Avoid conducting online banking or financial enquiries/transactions from a public terminal or unsecured terminals such as those terminals in libraries or in cafe shops. Trojan or Hacking programs may be installed to these public terminals.
      6. Type the URL manually or follow the bookmarks or favorites you have made previously when visit websites.
      7. Do not open other Internet browser sessions and access other websites while you are performing online financial transactions/enquiry through the Internet. Remember to keep or print the copy of transaction record or confirmation notice for checking.
      8. Always be wary when giving off sensitive personal or account information. Banks and financial institutions seldom ask for your personal or account information through email. Consult the relevant organisation if in doubt.
      9. Consider installing RoboForm Password Manager, Form Filler, Password Generator, Fill & Save Forms and other security software.
      10. Consider using desktop computer spam-filtering products and antivirus software to help detecting and blocking fraudulent emails but beware of false alarms. Recommend to learn the technical abilities that are essential for deploying these products in an effective manner.
      11. Always ensure that your computer is applied with the latest security patches and virus signature to reduce the chance of being affected by fraudulent emails or websites riding on software vulnerabilities. This also helps to protect your computer from virus attacks or other security.
    • Detective Measures
      1. Log into your accounts regularly to check for the account status and last login time to determine whether there is any suspicious activity.
      2. Review your credit card or bank account statements as soon as you receive them to check for any unauthorized transactions or payments.
      3. Verify the legitimacy of the website of an organisation such as banks by contacting the organisation through its address or telephone number.
    • Responsive Measures
      1. Send the phishing email to the relevant organisation and/or the police for their investigation.

      2. Change the password immediately if you suspect that your have already been defrauded (e.g. responded to phishing email or supplied your personal/financial information to the fraudulent websites). Check your account status and contact the relevant organisation and/or report to the police immediately.


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • AutoIndex

    AutoIndex


    AutoIndex is a PHP script that makes a table that lists the files in a directory, and lets users access the files and subdirectories.

    It includes searching, icons for each file type, an admin panel, uploads, access logging, file descriptions, and more.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Drupal

    Drupal


    Drupal is an open source content management system which supports pluggable modules which enable additional behaviors.

    The modules available for Drupal provide a wide assortment of features, including e-commerce systems, photo galleries, mailing list management, and CVS integration.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Pivot

    Pivot


    Pivot is a web-based tool to help you maintain dynamic sites, like weblogs or online journals.

    Pivot is released under the GPL so it is completely free to use.

    It is written in PHP, and does not require additional libraries or databases to function.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

More...

Glossary

  • Cookie

    Cookie


    The term Cookie derives from "magic cookie", a packet of data a program receives but only uses for sending it again, possibly to its origin, unchanged. Magic cookies were already used in computing when Lou Montulli had the idea of using them in Web communications in Mar 1993.

    Purpose
    HTTP cookies are used by Web servers to differentiate users and to maintain data related to the user during navigation, possibly across multiple visits. HTTP cookies were introduced to provide a way for realizing a "shopping cart" (or "shopping basket"), a virtual device into which the user can "place" items to purchase, so that users can navigate a site where items are shown, adding or removing items from the shopping basket at any time.

    Allowing users to log in to a website is another use of cookies. Users typically log in by inserting their credentials into a login page; cookies allow the server to know that the user is already authenticated, and therefore is allowed to access services or perform operations that are restricted to logged-in users.

    Many websites also use cookies for personalization based on users' preferences. Sites that require authentication often use this feature, although it is also present on sites not requiring authentication. Personalization includes presentation and functionality. For example, the Wikipedia Web site allows authenticated users to choose the webpage skin they like best; the Google search engine allows users (even non-registered ones) to decide how many search results per page they want to see.

    Cookies are also used to track users across a website. Third-party cookies and Web bugs, explained below, also allow for tracking across multiple sites. Tracking within a site is typically done with the aim of producing usage statistics, while tracking across sites is typically used by advertising companies to produce anonymous user profiles, which are then used to target advertising (deciding which advertising image to show) based on the user profile.

    Browser Setting
    Described in " How to Enable Cookie " section.

    Cookie Expiration
    Persistent cookies have been criticized by privacy experts for not being set to expire soon enough, and thereby allowing some websites to track users and build up a profile of them over time. This aspect of cookies also compounds the issue of session hijacking, because a stolen persistent cookie can potentially be used to impersonate a user for a considerable period of time.

    Identification
    If more than one browser is used on a computer, each usually has a separate storage area for cookies. Hence cookies do not identify a person, but a combination of a user account, a computer, and a Web browser. Thus, anyone who uses multiple accounts, computers, or browsers has multiple sets of cookies.

    Likewise, cookies do not differentiate between multiple users who share a computer and browser, if they do not use different user accounts.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Font

    Font


    In typography, a typeface is a coordinated set of glyphs designed with stylistic unity. A typeface usually comprises an alphabet of letters, numerals, and punctuation marks; it may also include ideograms and symbols, or consist entirely of them, for example, mathematical or map-making symbols. The term typeface is often conflated with font, a term which, historically, had a number of distinct meanings before the advent of desktop publishing; these terms are now effectively synonymous when discussing digital typography. A helpful and still valid distinction between font and typeface is a font's status as a discrete commodity with legal restrictions, while typeface designates a visual appearance or style not immediately reducible to any one foundry's production or proprietary control.

    The art and craft of designing typefaces is called type design. Designers of typefaces are called type designers, and often typographers. In digital typography, type designers are also known as font developers or font designers.

    The size of typefaces and fonts is traditionally measured in points; point has been defined differently at different times, but now the most popular is the Desktop Publishing Point. Font size is also commonly measured in millimeters (mm) and inches.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • B2B (business-to-bussiness)

    B2B (business-to-bussiness)


    Business-to-business electronic commerce (B2B) typically takes the form of automated processes between trading partners and is performed in much higher volumes than business-to-consumer (B2C) applications.

    For example, a company that makes chicken feed would sell it to a chicken farm, another company, rather than directly to consumers. An example of a B2C transaction would be a consumer buying grain-fed chickens at a grocery store.

    B2B can also encompass marketing activities between businesses, and not just the final transactions that result from marketing. B2B also is used to identify sales transactions between business. For example a company selling photocopiers would likely be a B2B sales organisation as opposed to a B2C (business to consumer) sales organisation.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • SSL

    SSL


    Transport Layer Security (TLS) and its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), are cryptographic protocols which provide secure communications on the Internet for such things as web browsing, e-mail, Internet faxing, instant messaging and other data transfers. There are slight differences between SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0, but the protocol remains substantially the same. The term "TLS" as used here applies to both protocols unless clarified by context.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • HTML

    HTML


    short for HyperText Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for the creation of web pages. It provides a means to describe the structure of text-based information in a document — by denoting certain text as headings, paragraphs, lists, and so on — and to supplement that text with interactive forms, embedded images, and other objects. HTML is written in the form of labels (known as tags), created by greater-than signs (>) and less-than signs (<). HTML can also describe, to some degree, the appearance and semantics of a document, and can include embedded scripting language code which can affect the behavior of web browsers and other HTML processors.

    HTML is also often used to refer to content of the MIME type text/html or even more broadly as a generic term for HTML whether in its XML-descended form (such as XHTML 1.0 and later) or its form descended directly from SGML (such as HTML 4.01 and earlier).

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

More...

Pre-Sale Services

  • How to renew your Domain / Hosting Plan / other services?

    How to renew your Domain / Hosting Plan / other services?


    Our billing system will automatically send the renewal notification and invoice to your registered email address 15 day before the expiry date.

    You need to ensure your registered email is valid in the billing system and to alert on any email notification sent from us, You are responsible for keeping their contact information up to date.

    Please note your responsibility to track the services their expiration date.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Why using free email accounts is bad idea?

    Why using free email accounts is bad idea?


    We recommend that you NOT use an email address from a free service (e.g. Yahoo! or Hotmail) with your account information.

    Instead, please enter a traditional address, such as that from your account, or one issued to you by your ISP (Internet Service Provider).

    This gives us better assurance of being able to contact you should we need to, as well as helping us protect your account and prevent fraud.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • What are your DNS servers?

    What are your DNS servers?


    Please refer to:

    How to point my existing domain name to "Focus Network Company" server?

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Newsletter / E-mail Help

    Newsletter / E-mail Help


    As a subscriber of www.ec2link.com newsletters, you need to add www.ec2link.com to your address book to continue to receive these emails.

    Please follow the directions at this link: Have you added the www.ec2link.com addresses to your e-mail address book? for your particular e-mail provider.

    You need to add www.ec2link.com to your address book:


    Please choose your e-mail provider below for specific instructions on adding www.ec2link.com to your address book:

    Hotmail
    • Open the e-mail.

    • Click "SAVE ADDRESS" at the top of the message header.

    • Click "OK" on the next screen.

    Yahoo
    • Open the e-mail.

    • Click "ADD TO ADDRESS BOOK" next to the FROM address.

    • Click "ADD TO ADDRESS BOOK" again.

    Outlook Express
    • Open the e-mail.

    • Right-click on the FROM name.

    • Click ADD TO ADDRESS BOOK in the menu.

    • Click OK on the Properties pop-up.

    Netvigator.com (NETMail)
    • Click "ADD ADDRESS" on the screen of book address.

    • Input a new address to field:

    • Click "SAVE" on the bottom.

    i-cable.com
    • Click "ADD ADDRESS" on the screen of book address.

    • Input a new address to field:

    • Click "SAVE".

    You may need to contact your email provider to get more information.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • How to apply special price for international domain

    How to apply special price for international domain


    We are offering domain name registration for the unbelievable low price.

    This offer is for a limited time only. Act fast while quantities last.

    You must purchase following plan offered on our site at the same time you new register your domain name to qualify.

    • E-Store
    • Linux Web Hosting
    • Website Design & Development


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

More...

Industry News

  • Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder Adds New Features

    Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder Adds New Features


    Parallels' new release of Plesk Sitebuilder software helps customers with new features.

    Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder 4.2 integrates the Fotolia online micro-priced image marketplace into the software's WYSIWYG editor, allowing users to browse and buy photos directly from the Fotolia gallery without leaving the wizard. The software also includes a new design module featuring SitePal speaking avatar technology by Oddcast. SitePal enables users to deploy animated, talking characters on any website.

    "Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder 4.2 takes website creation to a whole new level with innovative features that are tightly integrated into the software to improve ease of use," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "The new version of Parallels website creation software demonstrates our commitment to delivering open solutions based on the Parallels Open Platform to help service providers add value to their offerings."

    Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder is a next-generation, scalable website-building application that can be integrated into any business process for hosting providers, ISPs, registrars and telecoms. The software's easy-to-use, five-step wizard and 14 dynamic modules make this software a powerful and flexible solution. It is designed to work with hosting platforms that use the new Application Packaging Standard (APS), such as the Parallels Plesk Control Panel.

    The Parallels Open Platform enables hosting with Parallels virtualization and automation technology through integration with a wide range of third-party applications and systems. The APS Standard (APS), a key element of the platform, is used by ISVs and service providers to seamlessly integrate applications to offer to the more than 10 million businesses and individuals that use Parallels products.

    Availability
    Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder 4.2 is available now for the Linux/Unix and Windows platforms. It can be downloaded via the Parallels Plesk Application Vault at http://www.parallels.com/en/products/sitebuilder/ .

    About Parallels - Optimized Computing
    Parallels (formerly SWsoft) is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • 「.tel」域名時代來臨,勢成全球電話簿

    「.tel」域名時代來臨,勢成全球電話簿


    所有個人或企業,於2009年2月3日起可以註冊「.tel」域名,作為對外溝通的渠道。這新域名特別針對流動上網,據報道,美國意大利法拉利車廠與《哈利波特》小說作家羅琳、微軟公司等等都已率先註冊該域名。

    「.tel」域名的特點是讓企業將所有聯繫方法,如電話、傳真、電郵等放在「.tel」,讓網民更方便與企業聯絡,甚至直接透過網站撥打電話或發送文字短信。企業還可以用它通過即時消息(Instant Messaging)工具、博客平台甚至語音電話(VoIP)服務等低成本通信渠道來降低其成本,從而做到既省錢又能加強客戶服務。

    「.tel」域名不同其他網域名稱的部分,在於不需有自己的IP,就能直接有完整網頁的呈現,並透過創新技術使得網頁內的聯絡資訊或關鍵字得以直接儲存,並同時被大眾所查閱,在透過其他常用軟體的支援下,點選EMAIL, MSN ID, SKYPE ID 或地址, 都能呈現極佳的互動效果。

    Telnic表示,他們會以「先到先得」的方式處理申請,預計一些極具吸引力的域名將很快會被搶購一空。

    全球網民在香港時間2009年2月3日23時起,就可到Telnic的網站 http://telnic.org 登記,每個.tel域名售300美元,為期3年,之後每年20美元。

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Microsoft recommends against usage of SHA-1

    Microsoft recommends against usage of SHA-1


    Microsoft is advising its customers to stop using the SHA-1 hashing algorithm in cryptographic applications such as SSL/TLS encryption and code signing.

    In a security advisory issued by the company, Microsoft said that it would stop recognising certificates using the algorithm after January 1, 2016. After this date, certificate authorities (CAs) that issue certificates under the Windows Root Certificate Program will only be able to issue SHA-2 certificates.

    According to Microsoft, SHA-1 is used in 98 percent of all certificates issued worldwide. However, it also claims that since 2005 researchers have discovered collision attacks against the algorithm that mean it no longer meets its security standards. Although the announcement to drop SHA-1 comes today, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has been advising government agencies to move to SHA-2 since December 2011.

    The ASD also has a slightly different opinion of when the collision attacks were first known, stating that "theoretically impressive attacks" against SHA-1 were known since 2004, but that they were not practical to implement.

    ASD has already removed the "weakened but not broken" SHA-1 algorithm from use in its Information Security Manual.

    The US National Institute of Standards and Technology, which published the algorithm, also stated in September 2012 that US federal agencies should stop using SHA-1.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • 33 Million Domains Registered in 2007

    33 Million Domains Registered in 2007


    Report released by VeriSign, shows that over 33 Million domain names were registered in 2007, bringing the total up to 153million domains.

    Below is a summary of the report:

    In the last quarter of 2007, the base of domain name registrations grew 27 percent over the fourth quarter of 2006 and five percent over the third quarter of 2007… The total base of Country Code Top Level Domain Names (ccTLDs) was 58 million, a 33 percent increase year over year and a six percent increase quarter over quarter. Across all of the gTLDs and ccTLDs, .com has the highest base followed by .de (Germany), .net and .cn (China). The fifth spot is shared by .uk (United Kingdom) and .org. with approximately the same size base of domain name registrations.

    This release also states that the adoption of IPv6 has been relatively slow in the United States as compared to Asia and Europe. More than 100 domain name registries (i.e. top-level domain managers) support IPv6 for name servers and DNS queries including VeriSign who has supported IPv6 for .com and .net since 2002. The root name servers were enabled for IPv6 in February 2008 with the inclusion of IPv6 addresses for six of the thirteen root servers, including the A and J root servers operated by VeriSign.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • If You're Going To Steal Software, Steal From Us: Microsoft Exec

    If You're Going To Steal Software, Steal From Us: Microsoft Exec


    Microsoft business group president Jeff Raikes estimates that between 20% and 25% of all software used in the United States is pirated, but said some pirates end up becoming paying customers.

    By Paul McDougall
    InformationWeek
    12, 2007 03:00

    If you're going to be a software counterfeiter, then please copy and illegally use Microsoft products.

    The above plea isn't from a posting on a hacker forum. Rather, it's how Microsoft business group president Jeff Raikes feels about software counterfeiters. "If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else," Raikes said.

    The remarks might seem surprising, coming from a senior executive at a software company that spends millions each year fighting software piracy and developing copyright protection technologies.

    But Raikes, speaking last week at the Morgan Stanley Technology conference in San Francisco, said a certain amount of software piracy actually helps Microsoft because it can lead to purchases by individuals who otherwise might never have been exposed to the company's products.

    "We understand that in the long run the fundamental asset is the installed base of people who are using our products," Raikes said. "What you hope to do over time is convert them to licensing the software."

    Raikes said Microsoft isn't about to abandon efforts to track down those who illegally copy and use its products. However, he said Microsoft has to balance that approach with the recognition that users of purloined software could one day become legitimate customers.

    "You want to push towards getting legal licensing, but you don't want to push so hard that you lose the asset that's most fundamental in the business," said Raikes, who estimated that between 20% and 25% of all software used in the United States is pirated.

    Raikes said Microsoft is developing so-called "pay-as-you-go" software offerings with pricing schemes similar to those used by cell phone companies for emerging markets as a way of encouraging low-income individuals to use the company's products legally.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

More...

E-Store

  • New Member Preferential

    New Member Preferential


    Ec2Biz的「網上商店系統」支援多種優惠顧客的方案,包括“現金積分系統”、“優惠禮券”及“電子禮券”。

    這些獨特的方案除了能提供購物優惠給顧客外,亦可利用這些優惠吸引未登記的人仕盡快成為您的會員。

    若您在設定裏使用了對“新會員優待”,請盡量以各種方式把訊息告訴瀏覽人仕,例如商店首頁設置“廣告橫額”,或透過“搜索引擎”刊登廣告。

    “新會員優待”包含的資料:
    • 現金積分
      在啟用了“現金積分系統”的情況下,您可指定登記會員時獲享的積分數量,輸入“0”則代表沒有積分

    • 電子禮券
      輸入送贈新會員的“電子禮券”金額,新會員需完成登記後打開確認郵件,輸入“0”則代表沒有積分

    • 優惠禮券
      選擇一項預先設定的“優惠禮券”送贈新會員

    注意事項:
    • 上述優待方案適合“網上零售商店”的業務,如您業務屬B2B,請酌情考慮是否採用

    • 新會員優待只可選用其中一種,請勿同時採用多種方案

    • 上述優待方案將針對“所有登記人仕”

    • 各項設定汲及的“金錢數值”,是以您商店的“預設貨幣”為基礎

    • 一般情況下,“新會員優待”的啟用與否,系統在商店是沒有特別的提示顯示,若有啟用,請自行制作精美的“電子報”或“電子郵件”通知您的會員,亦請自行制作精美的橫額廣告讓會員知悉。


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Start Building Your Storefront

    Start Building Your Storefront


    Ec2Biz的「網上商店系統」的系統具備很多現時在電子商務上適用的方案,而且整合了大量獨特的功能,讓您在運營線上銷售的過程得到最高回報,而且我們的系統不斷加以改良。

    經過歷年的客戶反影後,現在的軟件版本已較前的更易操作,而且改善了控制介面,讓您無論進行初始設定或是日常操作,都可感覺輕鬆快捷。

    為了讓您能更快捷地進行「初始設定」,我們特意整理了這份指南,以一步一步的指引,向您介紹適用的設定程序。

    對於整過系統來說,「初始設定」顯得非常重要,因您輸入的資料將會被套用到各種普通或進階功能裏,所以請參照下述步驟逐點完成設定。
    1. 系統設定
      1. 網站資料
        網站“中英文”主題、簡介、關鍵字

      2. 公司資料
        公司“中英文”名稱、地址,聯絡、號碼、客戶服務、傳真電話號碼,電子郵件,負責人名稱

      3. 通知資料
        接收查詢通知方式、手機短訊接收號碼、貨量不足通知、顧客心聲通知、新會員參加通知

      4. 數位憑証資料
        (如適用) - 憑証發行機構、憑証域名、憑証編碼

    2. 客戶設定
      1. 新會員的預設群組
        客戶批核選擇、觀看售價選擇、告知好友選擇

      2. 新會員優待
        新會員獲贈現金積分、電子禮券

      3. 現金積分系統
        啟用選擇、使用規則

    3. 商店店面設定
      1. 網站模板選擇
        使用預設或修改、上載設計模板

      2. 樣式表選擇
        使用預設或修改字型顏色、大小、位置

      3. 顯示項目
        選擇適用的顯示方式、版面區塊

      4. 邊框設定
        選擇適用的「版面區塊」邊框

    4. 建立產品目錄分類
      頂層目錄、副目錄、副分類目錄,新增品牌列表


    5. 加入產品名單
      1. 新增產品欄位
        預先設定產品資料統稱,例如:衣服尺碼、材質、產地

      2. 逐件輸入產品
        產品“中英文”名稱、說明、型號、數量、重量、選擇上載圖片

      3. 大量新增產品
        上載產品CSV檔案、上載經打包壓縮產品圖片 (進階功能,不建議初始設定時使用)

    6. 貨運管理設定
      1. 本地貨運
        選擇適用於本地的方式,修改運費

      2. 海外貨運
        選擇適用於海外的方式,修改運費

    7. 金流收款設定
      1. 信用咭付款閘道
        申請適用的付款閘道服款務,輸入服務使用者資料

      2. 銀行入帳付款
        輸入“中英文”銀行名稱、帳戶號碼

      3. 郵寄支票付款
        輸入“中英文”收款者名稱、地址

    8. 完成初始設定


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Administer Manager

    Administer Manager


    我們的“線上商店”系統,允許業務由多個管理員進行維護,而且可設定一些權限,讓指定的管理員只可執行獲受權的區域。

    請先設定下一節指南介紹的“管理員群組”,並且為群組指定權限,再為其他人管理員設定相應郡組。

    進入“管理員設定”:
    1. 點擊主選單的“系統管理員”

    2. 點擊左選單的“管理員設定”

    每項“管理員設定”包含的資料:
    • 姓氏
      最多32個字元(必需輸入)

    • 名字
      最多32個字元(必需輸入)

    • 電子郵件
      有效的電子郵件地址,作為登入的名稱,和忘記密碼的收件地址

    • 密碼
      新增管理員的情況,由系統自動產生並寄到上述的電郵地址,若日後修改,密碼必需由六至十五個“英文”或“數字”組成,英文的大小楷視為不同,其中切勿包含空格和符號,組合亦不能過份簡單

    • 群組名稱
      選擇所屬郡組

    • 管理員模式
      “實際管理”能進行真實指定區域的操作,而“只限示範”則只可觀看群組指定的區域而不能修改細節

    • 客服部門
      選擇所屬部門

    • 客服職員
      選擇所屬職員

    針對“郵件賬號”的動作:
    • 編輯
      修改已經增加的管理員資料

    • 刪除
      將該管理員資料刪除

    • 資訊
      顯示該名管理員的資料及最近執行過的動作

    注意事項:
    • 切勿刪除我們預先設定的“最高權力”管理員,否則在群組限制下,業務擁有者可能無法再進入一些被限制的區域,如不小心刪除而需我們重設這種管理員,需向我們繳付設定費。

    • 一般情況下,不應設定不同管理員可同時執行相同區域群組。

    • 基於保安理由,請勿向非認可人士透露管理員資料,否則有機會您的商店資料被非法修改和盜取。

    • 除“獨立套裝軟件”及“開發版軟件”外,我們擁有登入您的管理系統任何區域的權力,以便提供技術咨詢和系統升級修正。


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Cash Points

    Cash Points


    Ec2Biz的「網上商店系統」支援“會員現金積分”方案,讓顧客每次購物都能賺取“現金回贈”供下次的購物結帳扣減應付金額。

    我們相信透過這項獨特的方案,能令到在您的“網上商店”購物的顧客更能體驗銷費的樂趣,當顧客持有“現金積分”時,必定希望能夠於購物時使用以獲享優惠,所以“再次銷售”的比例必會比較其他沒有“現金積分”的商店為高,直接讓您運營“電子商務”時達至更佳的業積,輕鬆賺取利潤。

    我們提供的“會員現金積分”系統,能讓您全權決定使用條件、優惠方式,而且設計貼心易用,請您詳閱“系統設定”裏的“現金積分系統”指南,令往後的操作更易掌握。

    這份指南將介紹如何管理客戶訂購產品後獲得的積分,如果您未有啟用“現金積分系統”,可以忽略這份指南。

    針對訂單的積分管理:
    進入訂單積分管理:
    1. 點擊主選單的“訂單處理/客戶管理”

    2. 點擊左選單的“現金積分”

    3. 選擇相關訂單

    針對訂單積分的“浮動按鈕”:
    • 確認積分
      針對顧客訂單獲得的積分進行確認,一旦確認後,積分便會存進該顧客的積分帳戶,並選擇是否電郵通知確認,供客戶下次購物時使用

    • 取消積分
      刪除顧客於該訂單獲得的積分,將之記錄,並選擇是否電郵通知原因

    • 調整積分
      將顧客於該訂單獲得的積分調整,例如加或減少積分,將之記錄,並選擇是否電郵通知原因

    • 刪除積分
      刪除顧客於該訂單獲得的積分,但不會通知顧客亦不留任何記錄


    針對顧客的積分帳戶管理:
    進入顧客積分帳戶:
    1. 點擊主選單的“訂單處理/客戶管理”

    2. 點擊左選單的“客戶資料”

    3. 選擇相關客戶

    針對顧客積分帳戶的“浮動按鈕”:
    • 積分記錄
      檢視該客戶的所有積分進支歷史

    • 增加積分
      針對該客戶增加積分,將之記錄,並選擇是否電郵通知原因

    • 調整積分
      針對該客戶調整當時存有的積分,例如加或減少積分,將之記錄,並選擇是否電郵通知原因

    • 刪減積分
      針對該客戶刪減當時存有的積分,將之記錄,並選擇是否電郵通知原因

    注意事項:
    • 現金積分系統必需設為“啟用”,其他設定方能生效

    • 各項設定汲及的數值為“積分”額,並非積分的價值,請勿混淆


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Data Export and Import

    Data Export and Import


    “匯出、匯入資料”能讓您透過此項功能將“線上商店”系統內主要的“數據”輸出來,供其他應用軟件使用,或透過“匯入”將資料儲存至“數據庫”。

    進入“匯出、匯入資料”:
    1. 點擊主選單的“系統工具”

    2. 點擊左選單的“匯出、匯入資料”

    3. 從主螢幕透過浮動按鈕選擇“資料匯出”或“資料匯入”

    “資料匯出”包含的資料:
    • 資料類型
      從下拉選單挑選欲匯出的資料類型

    • 匯出格式
      • CSV
        逗號分隔純文本格式,一般能透過Excel軟體開啟式閱讀

      • vCard
        (只適用於會員資料)是指電話簿軟體應用格式,一般能透過Outlook軟體開啟式閱讀

    • 日期範圍
      • 所有日期
        針對最早至當前的所有日期

      • 自選日期
        針對單日或自選日期範圍

    • 範圍選擇
      • 會員資料
        群組類型,針對所有會員或指定群組

      • 訂單資料
        訂單狀態,針對所有狀態或指定狀態

      • 產品資料
        商品目錄,針對所有或指定目錄內的產品

    • 欄位選擇
      “全選”或“自選部份”螢幕列出的欄位

    開始“資料匯出”:
    1. 從主螢幕透過浮動按鈕選擇“資料匯出”

    2. 選擇合適的“資料類型”和其他相關選項

    3. 點擊主螢幕下方的“確認”按鈕

    4. 系統隨即採集資料,數分鐘內您的“瀏覽器”將出現“檔案下載”的對話框

    5. 點擊“開始”或“儲存”按鈕

    “資料匯入”包含的資料:
    • 從下拉選單挑選欲匯入的資料類型

    • 匯入格式
      • CSV
        逗號分隔純文本格式,一般能透過Excel軟體開啟式編輯

    • 圖片壓縮檔
      最大上傳ZIP檔案 64MByte

    • CSV檔案
      最大上傳CSV檔案24MByte

    開始“產品資料”“資料匯入”:
    1. 從主螢幕透過浮動按鈕選擇“資料匯入”

    2. 選擇合適的“資料類型”

    3. 點擊“瀏覽...”按鈕,從您的電腦挑選已預先壓縮打包的檔案

    4. 點擊“瀏覽...”按鈕,從您的電腦挑選已預先完成編輯的CSV檔案

    5. 點擊主螢幕下方的“預覽”按鈕

    6. 系統隨即採集資料,數分鐘內螢幕將列出即將匯入的資料

    7. 檢視所有資料,並且確認是否無誤

    8. 點擊主螢幕下方的“匯入”按鈕

    9. 系統將視符資料行數,逐一寫入相關的資料表,並且需時數分鐘時間,匯入程序未完成時,切勿中斷操作

    10. 完成匯入

    “資料匯入”注意事項:
    • 請預先建立需要的產品目錄。

    • 如資料包含欄位資料,請先在位“產品管理”->“商品欄位”做好設定。

    • 如資料包含品牌資料,請先在位“產品管理”->“品牌或廠商”做好設定。

    • 如資料包含商品特性資料,請先在位“產品管理”->“商品特性設定”做好設定。

    • 匯入型式不包含特價資料(如適用),請在完成匯入後再逐項增加“特價產品”。

    • 匯入前務必先“資料庫備分”整個資料庫,以避免匯入錯誤後能回複先前狀態。

    • 請參考各個目錄及品牌的編號及各CSV欄位的資料。

    • 請下載匯入用的Excel CSV格式檔案,每次匯入必需下載這個最新的格式檔,可避免資料欄位的變化令匯入錯誤。

    • 以Excel開啟CSV格式檔案,必需於頂端或資料行前包含欄位定義(例如:products_status、products_categories_id...),完成編輯後請以CSV(逗號分隔)格式儲存。

    • 請把各相關的產品圖片、影片、附加圖片以壓縮軟件存成一個ZIP格式的檔案,檔案內不應包含副資科夾。

    • 每次只能匯入 100 項獨立產品,多於此數則請分多次匯入。

    • 匯入只適用新增產品,請勿重複匯入已存在的產品。

    • 請勿同時由其他電腦進行產品修改或新增,以避免匯入過程出錯。

    • 選擇要上載的ZIP壓縮檔案及CSV格式檔案後,按下方的“預覽”進行上載及檢查,如沒有錯誤後,按“匯入”儲存新增的產品資料。


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

More...

Knowledge Base Search

Type your question here. If no result are found, try more general search words. For Example: instead of "Email Account" try "Email".

If you did not find the Knowledge Base you were looking for, please try our FAQ

If you would like to know more about our services
please contact us immediately!

Contact Us

News & Events

Shellshock Bug

Scheduled Maintenance on 10 Oct 2014

檢查各機組

Service interruption on web services.

Planned Maintenance for Power Upgrade at IDC

New Article

Payment Method

Bank Deposit / ATM
Mailing Cheque
Credit Card

ec2Link.com Web Hosting Domain name Service Express
©2014 Focus Network Company. All Rights Reserved.