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Configuration Guide No.0003



Virtual Domain Web Hosting Service

In brief

Settings for the Virtual Domain Web Hosting service, including FTP settings, CGI scripts, etc.

Important notes about making your homepage

We have some notes about how your homepage files need to be constructed. Please read these notes before you start to make your homepage.

If the amount of Web space used exceeds the base amount allocated to the Virtual Domain Web Hosting service, an additional Web space usage charge will be charged at 189 yen (180 yen base) per month per 5MB excess. Please visit the How to check Web space usage section below for how to calculate your Web space usage.

FTP settings


Basic Settings


Before you use FTP software or Web creation software to upload your homepage you will need to make several settings in that software so that your homepage is loaded to its correct location on our servers. The settings are listed below.

FTP Server netftp.mmjp.or.jp
FTP User Name Asahi Net User ID
(E.g.f1234ab567c)
FTP Password The password for the FTP ID
Directory
(folder)
htdocs

Using FTP software

Please refer to our Internet Software Guide. Please note that specific settings in the software guide refer to the Individual homepage service - you will need to replace them with the server name, user name and password listed above.

Viewing your homepage


Homepage address http://www.domainname/
(E.g. http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/)

Using CGI

Several CGI scripts have been prepared for free use by users of Asahi Net's Virtual Domain Web Hosting service, including access counter, form decode, bulletin board and user authentication. Detailed information about the configuration and use of these and other CGI scripts is only available in Japanese at this time.

For more information about these CGI scrips, please see our Japanese site.

Asahi Net's User CGI service is available for those who want to run their own CGI scripts on Asahi Net's testing User CGI server.

MIME Type List

A list of the type of files that can be uploaded to Asahi Net's homepage server.

How to check Web space usage


How Web space usage is calculated

On an arbitrary date between the 1st and 15th of every month, Asahi Net measures the amount of disk space used, and charges accordingly for additional Web space usage. If your Web space usage exceeds the amount of Web space allocated (100MB with the Virtual Domain Web Hosting service) an additional Web space usage charge will be made at a rate of 189 yen (180 yen base) per 5MB unit of excess.

In order for your Web page to function properly, each file is assigned 4 Kilobytes of space to be used for indexing, directories, etc. Therefore, the amount of space used to host your Web page is in fact larger than the combined size of all your files.

Note: 1 Megabyte is equal to 1,024 Kilobytes.

How to check the amount of space being used

Confirm the current amount of Web space usage via the following page.
>>Homepage space usage

  • Your FTP ID and its password are required.
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