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NCF provides website hosting services for individuals who are NCF members and also to organizations too.
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NCF provides website hosting services for individual NCF members and also for organizations too. Hosting services are available at no charge to all active NCF members.
  
 
==Hosting services available to individual NCF members==
 
==Hosting services available to individual NCF members==
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* email (one account per member), including webmail, POP and IMAP access
 
* email (one account per member), including webmail, POP and IMAP access
  
No dynamic page generation faciliaties are avilable (eg., no PHP, JSP, MySQL, etc) to member accounts, but are available to 'organizational' accounts (which can be held by a person).
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No dynamic page generation is available (eg., no PHP, JSP, MySQL, etc) for member accounts, but these are available for 'organizational' accounts (which can be held by an individual).
  
 
=== Apache .htaccess files ===
 
=== Apache .htaccess files ===
NCF's web server is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_HTTP_Server Apache HTTP server] and .htaccess files are recognized with the following modules
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NCF's web server is an [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_HTTP_Server Apache HTTP server] and .htaccess files are recognized with the following modules
 
enabled:
 
enabled:
 
* mod_auth (for Basic password protection, ie., password in the clear)
 
* mod_auth (for Basic password protection, ie., password in the clear)
 
* mod_alias (for redirecting)
 
* mod_alias (for redirecting)
 
* mod_rewrite (for remapping)
 
* mod_rewrite (for remapping)
 
For more information on these and how to use them, do an internet search.
 
  
 
The absolute path to your web space is:
 
The absolute path to your web space is:
  /srv/files70/content/members/htdocs/[yourAccountID_or_emailAlias]
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  /files70/content/members/htdocs/[yourAccountID_or_emailAlias]
  
 
== Hosting services available to organization accounts ==
 
== Hosting services available to organization accounts ==
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The absolute path to your web space is:
 
The absolute path to your web space is:
  /srv/files70/content/hosting/[www.mydomain.ca]/htdocs
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  /files70/content/hosting/[www.mydomain.ca]/htdocs
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== Hosting Custom Domains with NCF ==
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NCF supports custom domains like yourwebsite.ca but does not register such domains. Use the following steps to get a custom domain working with NCF.
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'''Note: This process assumes you already have a working website on an ncf subdomain like yourwebsite.ncf.ca'''
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# Before you can begin hosting a domain with NCF you must first register the domain with a registrar. NCF recommends [https://10dollar.ca/en/register.htm www.10dollar.ca], however any registrar will do.
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# You should select the '''I do not require hosting''' at this time option and click on '''Continue Without Hosting'''.
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# you must register your domain for use with the NCF nameservers:
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#* DNS1 Hostname: dns1.ncf.ca
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#* DNS2 Hostname: dns2.ncf.ca
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# Email [mailto:support@ncf.ca support@ncf.ca] upon completion of the registration and DNS redirect and our system administrators will complete the process for you.
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==See also==
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*[[Dokuwiki on NCF organizational websites]]
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*[[Website Statistics]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.kxs.net/support/htaccess_pw.html Generating an encrypted htaccess password]
  
 
[[Category: web space]]
 
[[Category: web space]]

Latest revision as of 13:23, 23 November 2017

NCF provides website hosting services for individual NCF members and also for organizations too. Hosting services are available at no charge to all active NCF members.

Hosting services available to individual NCF members

Each member has available:

  • web space for static (non-dynamic) web pages (see Publishing Web Pages)
  • FTP access and Web File Manager (see Publishing Web Pages)
  • web traffic stats (produced by the AWStats package)
  • nightly back-up
  • email (one account per member), including webmail, POP and IMAP access

No dynamic page generation is available (eg., no PHP, JSP, MySQL, etc) for member accounts, but these are available for 'organizational' accounts (which can be held by an individual).

Apache .htaccess files

NCF's web server is an Apache HTTP server and .htaccess files are recognized with the following modules enabled:

  • mod_auth (for Basic password protection, ie., password in the clear)
  • mod_alias (for redirecting)
  • mod_rewrite (for remapping)

The absolute path to your web space is:

/files70/content/members/htdocs/[yourAccountID_or_emailAlias]

Hosting services available to organization accounts

NCF organizational accounts have available:

  • all services available to members (web pages, etc)
  • sub-domain hosting (eg., myOrgName.ncf.ca)
  • full-domain hosting (eg., myOrgName.ca) (Note that NCF does not offer domain name registration, so it has to be done elsewhere)
  • PHP5, MySQL5
  • no scripting support, no shell access

Organizational email accounts are limited at the moment by old mail server technology. Not much is available beyond simple forwarding.

Package installation (such as WordPress) may be possible for organizational accounts by special arrangement.

NCF hopes to expand its hosting services as resources permit.

The absolute path to your web space is:

/files70/content/hosting/[www.mydomain.ca]/htdocs

Hosting Custom Domains with NCF

NCF supports custom domains like yourwebsite.ca but does not register such domains. Use the following steps to get a custom domain working with NCF.

Note: This process assumes you already have a working website on an ncf subdomain like yourwebsite.ncf.ca

  1. Before you can begin hosting a domain with NCF you must first register the domain with a registrar. NCF recommends www.10dollar.ca, however any registrar will do.
  2. You should select the I do not require hosting at this time option and click on Continue Without Hosting.
  3. you must register your domain for use with the NCF nameservers:
    • DNS1 Hostname: dns1.ncf.ca
    • DNS2 Hostname: dns2.ncf.ca
  4. Email support@ncf.ca upon completion of the registration and DNS redirect and our system administrators will complete the process for you.

See also

External links