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The following information is
provided only as a reference for TruckClub.com customers.
We do not provide technical support, nor can we guarantee the accuracy of any information described on this page.
Building Your Club Web Site - getting started, and an example using Netscape Composer
Publishing a Front Page Web
Email - setting up and using your email
FTP - how to access the files on your web site
CGI - custom scripts and programs
Billing - Payment instructions and options
There are many e-mail programs you may use to access your email account. Some common email programs include Netscape Mail, Microsoft Outlook, Internet Mail, Eudora Pro and Eudora Light. Your email account supports both POP3 and IMAP formats. The most common type of email box is POP3, which is supported by almost any email program.
When setting up your e-mail program, the following settings should be used:
Incoming (POP3/IMAP) Server: mail.truckclub.com
Outgoing (SMTP) Server: mail.truckclub.com
Account/user name: userID
(The user name you received when you signed up)
Your email account comes configured to allow you to use any name you wish as your email address. All mail sent to your domain name, such as yourclub.com, is deposited into your default email account. You check this email account by using your userID as described above. If you wish to use [email protected] as you email address, simply enter that email address in your email program as your email address. You are free to use any name(s) you wish.
Here is a list of email programs you can use to access your email account along with some of the features supported by each:
Navigator 3.x+ and
|Microsoft Outlook Express
|Microsoft Internet Mail
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is used for transferring files (HTML pages, graphics, etc.) to/from your server. We suggest using programs specifically designed for FTPing (transferring) your files. Listed below are some suggestions for FTP programs to use. You may also choose to use the Publish feature found in Microsoft FrontPage to upload your web site.
When you log into your web site via FTP, you will find 2 directories. One is called logs, and the other is called web. In the logs directory you will find the detailed server logs which record all files accessed on your web site. The web directory contains all of the files visible on your web site. Any files placed in your web directory or any sub-directory under the web directory will be viewable to the public.
For Windows, we suggest:
CuteFTP - Available for download at http://www.cuteftp.com/
WS_FTP - Download available at ftp://ftp1.ipswitch.com/pub/win32/ws_ftple.exe
For Macintosh, we suggest the following ftp program:
FETCH - you can get a copy of FETCH from: http://tucows.tierranet.com/mac/files/Fetch-3.0.3.hqx
Additionally, Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer allow limited FTP commands by using the URL: ftp://[email protected] where userID is your user name.
Logging in with FTP
Use the following settings to access your web site via FTP.
Profile Name/Site Label: This is any name you wish to identify this ftp entry.
Host Name/Host Address: ftp.truckclub.com
User ID: userID
Password: [your password]
Some FTP clients ask for Host Type/Transfer Type, use Automatic Detect
The remaining entries/setup should remain empty or as pre-defined by your FTP software.
Using CGI, you can add a countless number of custom and automated features to your web site.
CGI is a programming tool.
There are thousands of free CGI programs available to the public, most of them are written in a programming language called Perl. We suggest you see what is available at the CGI Resource Index.
Here is a quick reference of some of the items you may need to configure CGI on your own:
The web server path to your files should be:
(where userID is your userID)
Location of Perl:
We hope that this help information is of assistance.
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