Using Shared Hosting

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How to use your Shared Girldick Package

Logging In

  • Go to janet.girldick.hosting
  • Log in using the credentials provided in the email you recieved after signing up for shared girldick.

Adding Your Own Web Domain

  • Make sure you have purchased a domain name and set its DNS servers to ns1.flexibleinfra.net & ns2.flexibleinfra.net. Places you can buy domain names include gandi and bigrock.
  • Log in as described above, and make sure you're on the User page. This is the default page you see after logging in.
  • Click on the large green & white plus button on the left-hand side of the page.
  • Type the domain you are planning to use into the Domain field.
  • Leave the IP Address field as it is. This is the IP that came with your shared hosting package.
  • Leave DNS Support checked. This will let our system host and update DNS records for your site.
  • Leave Mail Support checked if you want to send and recieve email through our server using this domain.
  • Click Add.

Uploading Files via File Transfer Protocol

In this section, "USERNAME" should be substituted for the username of your shared hosting account.

Once you have connected to the server, your web documents go in web/YOURDOMAINNAME/public_html/

On Windows 10/8/7

  • Go to This PC/Computer in the file browser.
  • Right click on the window, and click Add Network Location.
  • Click on Choose a custom network location then click next.
  • Type ftp://USERNAME@janet.flexibleinfra.net as the address, then click next.
  • Give it a name, or leave the default there. Click next.
  • Click finish. After a brief period of time, you will be prompted for your password.
  • Type your password.
  • You will be presented with a folder on the server.

On Mac OS X

  • Open Finder
  • Click on the Go menu, then click connect to server.
  • Type ftp://USERNAME@janet.flexibleinfra.net
  • Press connect.
  • Enter your password.
  • Press connect.
  • You will be presented with a folder on the server.

On Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS, Mint)

  • Open the file browser.
  • On the left-hand menu, click Connect to Server.
  • Type ftp://USERNAME@janet.flexibleinfra.net
  • When it prompts you for your password, type it in.
  • You will be presented with a folder on the server.

On Linux (Other, through BASH)

  • Open a terminal.
  • Type ftp janet.flexibleinfra.net
  • If it prompts you for a username, skip the next step.
  • If it says "command not found", it may prompt you to install the ftp package. Type y to install it. If it doesn't prompt you, you need to install ftp yourself ("yum install ftp", "apt-get install ftp" or "dnf install ftp").
  • Enter your username.
  • Enter your password.
  • If it says login successful, you have successfully connected to the server.
  • You can now access the server. For adding and removing files, and general navigation, this guide may be useful.