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Ebay Image Hosting

All City & District Web hosting plans are compatible with Ebay, and can be used to store and serve images for Ebay auctions. To utilize your City & District hosting service for the purposes of Ebay image hosting, you can upload your images to your City & District hosting service, and link to those images from your Ebay auction.

E-mail Aliases (forwarding rules)

To set up email forwarding for an email address:

  1. If you have access to several subscriptions, select the required subscription in the Subscription box at the top of the screen. Or, to view sites of all your subscriptions, select All subscriptions.
  2. Go to the Mail tab > email address > Forwarding tab.
  3. Select the Switch on mail forwarding checkbox.
  4. Specify one or several email addresses to which email must be forwarded. When specifying email addresses, separate them with white spaces, commas, semicolons, or type each of them on a new line.
  5. Click OK.
  6. If you do not want to keep copies of forwarded messages in the mailbox, go to the Mail tab > email address, clear the Mailbox checkbox, and click OK.

To switch off mail forwarding:

  1. Go to the Mail tab > email address > Forwarding tab.
  2. Clear the Switch on mail forwarding checkbox, and click OK.

E-mail Aliases
are simply forwarding rules for e-mail. With City & District's e-mail hosting, you can set up an unlimited number of e-mail aliases that will forward messages to an individual or an application for processing. To capture and forward e-mail NOT directed to a specific user (misspelled, non-existent), create a "Catch All" alias. Warning: Catch All aliases can result in a large increase of SPAM, as many unsolicited e-mails are sent randomly to non-specific addresses.

You can create an e-mail alias within your control panel.

E-mail Autoresponder

An autoresponder is a application that automatically returns a prewritten message to anyone who submits e-mail to a particular Internet address, whether an individual or a website. Autoresponders are widely used by websites for the purpose of responding to visitor comments and suggestions in a preliminary way and, in cases where traffic is heavy, or you are on vacation, as the sole way to communicate with user inquiries.

Autoresponders can be automatically installed with each e-mail account you set up, then turned on and off as needed.

E-mail Users (Mailboxes)

E-mail Users can simply be defined as unique accounts for each of the individuals you want to receive mail at your domain(s). With City & District e-mail hosting, your account is set up with the default e-mail address, . This may be the only user account you will need as you can set up as many e-mail aliases (forwarding rules) as you want to point to that User.

For help with setting up E-mail users, click on the Help button from within your control panel (Plesk).


Email Lists

Mailing list is a group email address to which a number of users are subscribed. Mailing lists are used for sending email messages to multiple recipients at once. Email messages sent to mailing list subscribers can include anything from plain text to colorful newsletters and promotions with embedded images and links, and attached multimedia and presentation materials.

How it works: You create an email address for a mailing list in Plesk, and subscribe users to it. Then you send your message to the mailing list address, and all subscribers receive it.

Embedded Video

You can embed into website pages video clips located on popular video sharing sites, such as YouTube (, Vimeo (, MySpace (, and Dailymotion (

File Manager

Although it is not recommended that you build your entire website with a program like File Manager, it is great for managing files when you don't have access or don't feel comfortable with site building, SSH, or FTP programs.

The City & District File Manager is a great application allowing Web access to all your website files. You can navigate through directories as you would your own computer. Once in a particular directory, you can upload files, edit files, create new files and folders, download/view files, search, and more.

File Manager can be accessed from the control panel.

Flash Hosting

Flash and Shockwave is multimedia technology developed by Macromedia to allow a lot of interactivity to fit in a relatively small file size. They are applications for developing rich content, user interfaces, and Web applications. Although you'll need a copy of Macromedia Flash or Shockwave to create the multimedia content, at City & District, we support flash hosting and shockwave hosting with each of our Web hosting plans and on each of our servers.


This application allows you to make an interactive form on your site where users can submit various information into fields, which will in turn be e-mailed to you. Forms are very common on websites and can be as simple or complex as you'd like.

You may want to simply have users submit their name and comments through the form. You could also have a detailed ordering form instead of installing shopping cart software to take orders from your customers.

You can install Formmail on your hosting account from within your control panel (Plesk).

Forum Hosting (Message Board)

phpBB is the world's leading Open Source flat style discussion forum (message board) software. It is high-powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable. It allows your site visitors to communicate openly by posting new topics, replying to existing ones and more. phpBB hosting is that much easier at City & District with auto-installation and version updates. It requires the installation of MySQL and Mod_Php, and can be installed from within the Software section of your control panel.

FrontPage Hosting

City & District is an authorized Microsoft FrontPage hosting company. Our Web hosting plans support 2002 FrontPage (from Microsoft). FrontPage 2002 is a Web publishing application created for non-programmers. The Microsoft FrontPage Web authoring and management tool gives you everything you need to get your website up and running fast. City & District supports the use of FrontPage 2003, 2002, 2000, 98 and 97.

NOTE: FrontPage 2003 support excludes SharePoint Services, available only on Windows Servers.

FTP Hosting (File Transfer Protocol)

The process by which files are transferred to the Web server is called "FTP" (File Transfer Protocol). With our FTP hosting services you have unlimited access to your files via FTP 24 hours a day. As such, you can create and maintain your Web pages on your own computer and upload files to your website at your leisure. You may also set up as many FTP user accounts as you like from within your control panel (Plesk).

Gallery Hosting

Gallery 2.0 is the next generation of photo hosting Web applications, giving you an intuitive way to blend photo management and photo printing seamlessly into your own website. Whether you are running a small personal site or a large community site, Gallery makes it easy to create personalized photo albums.

  • Upload your digital photos
  • Resizing done automatically
  • Thumbnails created automatically
  • Seamless integration with the rest of your website
  • Photo searching
  • Photo commenting
  • Multi-language support
  • Slideshow automization

Photo hosting with Gallery is supported by most of our plans. You can install Gallery on your hosting service from within the control panel.

Google Checkout

Google Checkout is a fast, convenient checkout process that allows your customers to buy from you with a single login. As a merchant, you can incorporate Google Checkout as a method of payment for your customers.

All of City & District's Web hosting plans and e-commerce solutions are compatible with Google Checkout.


There are many guestbook apps that can be installed. A guest book is a script on a Web page with a form which allows website visitors to "sign in" and leave comments or questions, which optionally may or may not be viewed by other visitors.

You can install a guest book on your hosting service from within the control panel.


Guaranteed Uptime

City & District guarantees that our network will be accessible for at least 99.9% of the time in every calendar month. City & District also guarantees that every major network service (i.e. HTTP, SMTP, SSL, POP, IMAP) will function for at least 99% of the time in every calendar month.* If a network outage affects our customers' sites, City & District will notify our customer via email within 90 minutes of the outage. If the customer is not notified within the specified time, they may apply for a free day of hosting for the affected sites. Email notification will be sent to their primary contact email address.

* This does not include scheduled maintenance windows where it may be necessary for equipment to be cycled. These maintenance windows are scheduled at times which least impact customers, based on minimal overall activity on our systems. Customers will be notified at least 72 hours prior to these events. Our architecture is designed to minimize events which require downtime. It is anticipated that maintenance windows requiring complete downtime will be limited to a maximum of two per year.

Image Gallery

The new Image Gallery module in Web Presence Builder provides you with an elegant and user friendly way to display high quality pictures on your website. The picture below shows you what the gallery looks like when a user clicks on one of the thumbnail pictures to view it. The instructions below then explain how to setup an image gallery on your site if you want one.



Image Slider

The Image Slider module enables you to add a slide show with multiple images and various transition effects. The following image formats are supported: GIF, JPEG, and PNG.

Images are not resized automatically; for this reason, we recommend that you upload images of the same dimensions. Otherwise, the slide show will not look good.

When adding images, you can add descriptions to them and link the images to specific pages of your website.

The following transition effects are supported:

  • Random
  • Slice down and to the right
  • Slice down and to the left
  • Slice up and to the right
  • Slice up and to the left
  • Slice up and down
  • Slice up and down and to the left
  • Fold
  • Fade
  • Box random
  • Box rain
  • Reverse box rain
  • Growing box rain
  • Reverse growing box rain

The effect names might tell you little about how the effects look, so it is better to see them in action. To do this, add the Image Slider module, upload at least two images, go to the module settings (Settings tab), and select an effect from the Transition effect menu.

IMAP E-mail Hosting

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a protocol for accessing e-mail from your local server. It is also a protocol in which e-mail is received and held for you on your hosting service. You (or your e-mail client) can view just the heading and the sender of the letter and then decide whether to download the mail. All your mail stays on the server in multiple folders, some of which you have created. This enables you to connect to your mail server from any computer and see all your mail and mail folders. In general, IMAP is great if you have a dedicated connection to the Internet or you like to check your mail from various locations.

IMAP is a mail protocol available in addition to POP3 (Post Office Protocol) Mail, which is already supported by default on all City & District hosting services. With POP3, you have one mail folder on the server. When you open your mailbox, new e-mail is moved from your City & District mail server and saved on your computer. If you want to be able to see your old e-mail messages, you have to go back to the computer where you last opened your mail, or configure your e-mail client (e.g. Outlook) to "Leave a copy of the messages on the server". With POP3 e-mail, you do not have to stay logged on to the Internet. Once your new e-mail has been downloaded to your computer you can log off to read it.

IP Filtering

Use this utility to limit access to your site by filtering a single IP or a block of IP addresses. This can be a great utility for blocking or allowing select individuals or entire countries to your website.

For example, if you had a malicious user attacking your site, you could add a filter to prevent all access to your site from a single IP address or to a block of IP addresses. Alternatively, if you are still developing your site, you could allow access to only your IP address so that only you could see it while you are finishing your site.

The IP Deny Manager can be accessed from within the control panel.


ImageMagick is a free software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped, colors can be changed, various effects can be applied, images can be rotated and combined, and text, lines, polygons, elipses, and Bezier curves can be added to images and stretched and rotated.

You can install ImageMagick on your hosting account from your control panel (Plesk).

Joomla Hosting

We now support Joomla! hosting as it is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) on the planet. It can empower anything from a personal website to a large business portal, combining blogging, news feeds, polls, link management, forums, and more.

Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable. You can install Joomla! on your hosting service from within the control panel.

We also offer Joomla, WordPress and many other popular applications with our hosting plans.

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