|Creating, promoting and
managing your site
Your account comes with a comprehensive suite of web tools
that will help you create, promote and manage your sites:
SiteStudio Site Builder
Before you pay a fortune to a web design studio or waste
hours making a nice-looking web site in FrontPage, consider
our online site builder that will create you a professional
website in a matter of minutes and post it to your directory
on the server.
To start SiteStudio, click the SiteStudio icon.
Then follow the on-screen instructions.
Search Engine Submit
So your site is up and running? Help others find it among
infinite pages of the Internet! Register it with major search
To start the Search Engine Submit utility, click
the Submit URL icon. On the page that appears, check
the engines to register the site with and fill in the following
- Domain to submit: select the site you would like
to be indexed.
- Contact Email: most search engines require a
contact e-mail address.
- Key Words: some search engines provide the possibility
for entering additional keywords your site can be searched
- Description: this text will show to Internet
users as a description of your site in the list of search
- Time-out: this is the time you allow for registering
one site with all search engines. If this period is too
short, the site will get registered with only a few search
Next, click Submit. Be patient while the server
processes your request.
Warning: Avoid submitting a large number of web
sites at a time, or the browser will time out before the
program has finished.
You may have to wait a week or more before some search
engines start showing the sites in search results.
WebShell File Manager and htProtect
WebShell allows you to copy, move, delete, and rename files
and directories in your home directory on the server. Also,
you can use it to upload, download, compress and decompress
files as well as preview them in the browser.
Starting from H-Sphere version 2.3, htProtect utility is
integrated into WebShell. Protect utility allows you to
password-protect any directory on your site so only authorized
visitors can open its content with their browsers.
To launch WebShell, click the File Manager icon
on your control panel home page.
WebShell and Protect manuals are available from the WebShell
interface, Help button.
This net troubleshooting tool allows you to ping any Internet
host from your hosting server. In other words, you can use
this tool to determine if a host is reachable and how long
it takes for the signal to go all the way through.
To launch the Reverse Traceroute tool, do the following:
- On your control panel home page, click the Reverse
- In the form that appears, enter the host name or the
IP address of the server you would like to ping:
- Select the timout period. If you see the connection
is slow, select a bigger period.
- Click Trace and wait for the result. The next
page will show all the hosts that were passed to reach
the target server.
You can promote your site with Site Toolbox utility by
referring to the link in your user control panel. To have
your website promoted, do the following:
- On your user control panel home page, click the Web
- Click Edit next to the necessary domain.
- On the page that appears, click the lens icon against
It will take you directly to the Site Toolbox website and
all further actions will be taken outside H-Sphere interface.