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Dataride by Implex
has partnered with HELM as it's Hosting Control Panel provider. The
Dataride/HELM Control Panel is a powerful and flexible tool which
allows our customers a reliable and secure solution to manage their
Windows hosting environments quickly and easily. Each of our hosting
plans give you access to this powerful and convenient application
that you can access with your web browser, any time, and the changes
you make happen immediately.
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Below some more of the functions and features that customers have
available within their hosting account. The control panel allows
these functions to be available to customers without having to
log out of one account and into another.
Since a customer can hold more than one domain within the single
account, the added ability to just remove a domain from a package
and replace with a new one is a well sought after feature for
Manage Email Accounts
Customers can add, update and remove email accounts (POP3 accounts).
The number of email accounts available for a domain is set at
the package level. This means if a customer's package has more
than one domain, the number of email accounts are distributed
among all the domains.
Manage Email Forwarding
Customers can add, update and remove email forwarders. Like email
accounts, email forwarders can be controlled from admin, reseller
or customer accounts.
MRAs (Multi-Recipient Addresses) allow a customer to setup an
address that will forward to one or more email addresses.
Manage FTP Accounts
Customers can add, update and remove FTP accounts. FTP accounts
can be set to have specific read and write permissions. This means
a read-only or write-only FTP account can be created at any time.
Manage ODBC DSNs
Customers can add, update and remove ODBC DSNs for MS Access,
MS Excel, MySQL (where appropriate) and MS SQL (where appropriate).
Because all database management is controlled by Helm, adding
ODBC DSNs is very much straightforward. In many cases adding a
new DSN is as simple as typing the name of the DSN and selecting
the database from a list available to the customer.
Sub-domains allow users to use full host names to access subfolders
within their accounts, such as forums.mydomain.com. This is a
great alternative when the customer doesn't need email etc for
the sub-domain, but just needs it for a few webpages or files.
Manage Domain Aliases
Domain aliases will allow a customer to have additional domains
that map their website and email for another domain. This is also
a great way of arranging a way for a customer to test out a set
up before a domain is pointing to the servers.
Manage Shared SSL
You can set up shared SSL accounts for domains. This will allow
customers to provide their own scripts and ensure that they are
communicated with securely when using credit card payment forms,
or when downloading confidential information.
Helm provides a file manager that allows a customer to access
all of their disk space. They can browse, create, edit and move
folders and documents for their domain. This even includes a WYSIWYG
editor at no extra cost.
This feature provides a quick overview of the databases that are
installed for a domain. You can upload Access databases for your
domain and, if offered, MySQL and MS SQL Server databases. This
feature is planned to be extended in the future to encompass full
database management online.
DNS Zone Editor
Helm lets you configure custom global DNS zone records that will
be added to all domains set up under an account. This means that
you don’t have to add DNS entries in every domain for services
that you offer (such as statistics and access to Helm).
Manage MIME Types
Customers can add, update and remove MIME types. This allows a
customer to add additional services such as WAP, should this not
be provided by default.
Keep an eye on web site traffic generated by the domains set up
in your control panel, via at-a-glance charts which cover 24 hour
and 30-day periods.
Custom Error Pages
Helm lets you specify Custom Error pages for your domains, instead
of being directed to the default error pages (such as “Page
cannot be found”). This lets you integrate your own error
pages that are themed alongside your domain.
If offered, you may have the ability to install FrontPage Extensions
on your domain, which allow you to use FrontPage to publish to