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Our new knowledge base is a valuable collection of technical information, web site marketing tips, tutorial, glossary, and documentation.

If you feel anything is missing, or still have questions, please contact us. Looking for something specific? Can't see it here? Try our "Knowledge Base Search".


General Information

  • PLOG

    PLOG


    Blogging platform built with PHP, designed with maximum customizability, speed and ease of use in mind. (Warning: requires php.ini safe_mode=Off for correct working)

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • AutoIndex

    AutoIndex


    AutoIndex is a PHP script that makes a table that lists the files in a directory, and lets users access the files and subdirectories.

    It includes searching, icons for each file type, an admin panel, uploads, access logging, file descriptions, and more.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Daily Automatic Backup

    Daily Automatic Backup


    Focus Network Company uses a separate harddrive../backup drive on all servers that each day on AM 3:00, all data gets backed up to that drive.

    Data will be kept for 12-24 hours and it's for internal use only. To learn more for your own backup, please visit "Plesk User's Guide".

    We do not guarantee and are not liable for the integrity of your data.

    It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure you have your sites backed up on your local machine. This includes databases etc. Please make sure you cover yourself with backups for all sites on our servers.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • CS-Cart

    CS-Cart


    CS-Cart shopping cart is a turnkey solution that includes all of the necessary features and functions to build successfully an online web store.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • GeekLog

    GeekLog


    GeekLog was originally developed for the Security Geeks web site and was originally authored by Jason Whittenburg. In early 2001, Jason decided it was time to devote his time to other things and the project has since been maintained by Tony Bibbs who uses Geeklog to run Iowa Outdoors. Geeklog is bona fide open-source software and has been released under the GNU GPL for use by others. Configuring GeekLog is meant to be an easy process though it will require you to have access to several components of your system.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

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Domain Names Knowledge

  • How to transfer my existing domain name to "Focus Network Company"?

    How to transfer my existing domain name to "Focus Network Company"?


    When you start using your new hosting account or E-Store with us, it may be quite inconvenient to leave your domain name to be managed by your old host. If you do that you will have to communicate with two different organizations: one will be providing the hosting services or E-Store for your website and the other will be providing domain registration services for your website.

    In order to move your existing domain and manage it together with your "Focus Network Company" hosting account with you just need to order the "Domain Transfer Service".

    Requirements for successful domain name transfer

    • The domain name to be transferred is not in 'Locked' Status.
    • The customer has access to the administrative contact email for the domain.
    • The customer can provide "Focus Network Company" with the domain EPP key code, applying to domains for which there is such a code.
    • There are more than 15 days till the domain name expiration date.
    • The domain name was registered for the first time more than 60 day ago.
    • The domain name has one of the following extensions: .com .net .org .us .biz .info .name.


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • How do I change DNS records if my HK domain is registered with HKDNR?

    How do I change DNS records if my HK domain is registered with HKDNR?


    If your Hong Kong domain is registered with HKDNR and you want to use Focus Network Company web hosting or E-Store service, you'll just need to follow these simple steps in order to point the domain to our name servers.

    1. Log in to the HKDNR account http://www.hkdnr.hk
    2. Select your domain name from the Manage Domain Name.

    3. Click the Modify DNS (MNS) link on Domain Information Manager.
    4. Enter our name server information to Name Server(1) and Name Server(2) to below.
      ns1.powersx.com
      ns2.powersx.com
    5. Click Submit at the bottom.


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • What Is Domain Redemption Period

    What Is Domain Redemption Period


    The Redemption Period occurs approximately 30 days after a domain has been reached its expiration date, this applies to .COM, .NET, and .ORG domains, other TLDs may have different policies concerning expiration and renewal.

    For thirty (30) days after the expiration date the domain will be available for renewal in a grace period. After the thirty day grace period the domain will enter a hold period known as the Redemption Period for another thirty (30) days where to recover the domain the registry requires a HKD$3,000 fee.

    However, there is no guaranteed grace period, and once expired, the domain can be deleted at any time.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • How do I change DNS records if my domain is registered with Directnic?

    How do I change DNS records if my domain is registered with Directnic?


    If your domain is registered with Directnic and you want to use Focus Network Company web hosting or E-Store service, you'll just need to follow these simple steps in order to point the domain to our name servers.

    1. Log in to your Directnic account and click on the Domain Manager link. http://www.directnic.com

    2. Click on the Change Nameserver Information icon located to the right of your domain name, under the Options heading.
    3. Replace the nameserver information listed with the below.
      ns1.powersx.com
      ns2.powersx.com
    4. Click on the Modify button at the bottom of the page and you're done.


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Required Documents of Hong Kong Domain Name

    Required Documents of Hong Kong Domain Name


    Domain CategoryEligible Applicant
    Examples of Document
    .hkLocal or overseas individuals or entities
    • (Organization Registration) A copy of the Business Registration Certificate (BR) issued by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of HKSARG (NOT registered as a Branch) i.e. name of the organization shall be that of the head office, not branch office, or
    • (Individual Registration) A copy of HKID card or other document proofing that you are a resident of HKSAR.
    .com.hk / .公司.hkCommercial entities registered in HKSAR
    • A copy of the Business Registration Certificate (BR) issued by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of HKSARG (NOT registered as a Branch) i.e. name of the organization shall be that of the head office, not branch office, or
    • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of Overseas Company issued by the Company Registry (CR) of HKSARG, or
    • Other documentary proof required for the application of .org.hk, .edu.hk, .net.hk or .gov.hk with a letter stating the reason of selecting .com.hk.
    .org.hk / .組織.hkRegistered or approved not-for-profit organizations in HKSARG
    • A copy of the tax exemption letter issued by Inland Revenue Department (IRD) that shows your organization is a charity or non-profit making organization (under Section 88 or 87), or
    • A copy of the Certificate of a Society issued by Hong Kong Police, or
    • A copy of the proof showing exemption from Registration of a Society issued by Hong Kong Police, or
    • A copy of the Certificate of Registration for trade unions or other unions, or
    • A copy of Certificate of Owners' Corporation under Building Ordinance, or
    • A copy of Registration of a Hospital / Nursing Home (under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance), or
    • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of a Child Care Centre, or
    • Application letter issued by Government Department, or
    • Gazatte / Ordinance mentioned the establishment of your organization together with an application letter issed by your organization if you are a statutory body, or
    • A copy of the Memorandum of Association shows that no dividend per share to shareholders plus copy of the Business Registration Certificate or Certificate of Incoporation, or
    • Other valid document proofing the non-profit making nature of your organization.
    .edu.hk / .教育.hkRegistered schools, tertiary institutions and other approved educational institutions in Hong Kong
    • A copy of the Certificate of a School issed by Education and Manpower Bureau of HKSARG, or
    • A copy of the Ordinance showing that your institute is established by law together with an application letter issued by your institute, or
    • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of a course issued by Education and Manpower Bureau of HKSARG, or
    • A copy of the Certificate of Registration of a Child Care Centre (for Nurseries Running Educare Services or Pre-Primary Curriculum for Children between 2 to 6 years old), or
    • A copy of the Certificate of Education (for Nurseries Running Educare Services or Pre-Primary Curriculum for Children between 2 to 6 years old)
    .net.hk / .網絡.hkEntities managing network infrastructure, machines and services with a license from the Office of Telecommunications Authority of the HKSARG
    • A copy of the PNETS (IVANS / ISP) license issued by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority of the Government HKSAR, or
    • Fixed Telecommunication Network Services (FTNS) / Fixed Carrier License.
    .gov.hk / .政府.hkBureaux or Departments of the HKSARG
    • Subject to the endorsement by the Office of Government Chief Information Officer
    .idv.hk / .個人.hkResidents of HKSAR
    • A copy of HKID card or other document proofing that you are a resident of HKSAR.
      (For the registration of .個人.hk, the domain name you selected shall be your legal name)


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

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Linux Web Hosting

  • PHP - How to PHP - How to switch off safe_mode for website

    PHP - How to PHP - How to switch off safe_mode for website


    To switch off safe mode in Plesk on your hosting account:

    1. Logging In to Plesk control panel.
    2. Navigate to the domain in Desktop.
    3. Click on the Setup icon.
    4. Scroll down the page to Services section
    5. Make sure PHP is checked but Safe mode on is UNCHECKED
    6. Click the button labled OK


    Done! The website will now be running PHP with safe mode off.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • How do upload my website

    How do upload my website


    To upload your files with FTP you will need an FTP client.
    User name and password are the same as the PLESK.
    Upon connecting, you will see a list of the following directories:

    • anon_ftp
      This directory is used for anonymous ftp upload/downloads.

    • cgi-bin
      A directory for your cgi scripts.

    • error_docs
      This directory holds the html error pages that you can customize for your needs.

    • httpdocs
      This is the root of your website where you should put all website related files.

    • httpsdocs
      This is the SSL secured root of your website (https://), Of course if in the setup section of your hosting you ticked "Use a single directory for housing SSL and non-SSL content" then everything should be stored in httpdocs and you simply use http:// for normal connections and https:// for encrypted connections.

    • private
      This folder is for storing personal and private files and cannot be accessed by people using your website.

    • statistics
      This directory is used for storing web statistics and logging information of your website and ftp service.

    • subdomains
      This is used for the subdomains of your website, Eg. subdomain.ec2biz.com.

    • web_users
      This directory is for webusers you created in your plesk desktop.


    The httpdocs is where your web page files has to be placed.

    FTP Server:
    • ftp.domainname.com (example)

    User Name:
    • ftp_domainnamecom (example)

    Password:
    • Please see your configuration email

    Host Directory:
    • /httpdocs/ for normal web pages (http)
    • /httpsdocs/ for secure pages (https)

    Home Page File:
    • index.html or index.htm or index.php (lower case)


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Plesk 9 E-mail User's Guide

    Plesk 9 E-mail User's Guide


    Parallels Plesk Panel is the only web hosting control panel with integrated web design, SaaS storefront and billing. Parallels Plesk Panel delivers maximum profits for growing service providers.

    Parallels Plesk Panel is the most complete Web hosting control panel available today. In fact, it’s the only Web hosting panel that includes integrated Web design tools, a SaaS storefront, and fully automated billing and provisioning. Plus it delivers maximum profits for growing service providers; provides key tools for Web designers; and includes an easy-to-use server control panel for IT professionals (and small businesses without IT staff).

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Default home page priority

    Default home page priority


    The filename below is the order of priority which the web hosting will read as the website index (default/main) page.

    1. index.php
    2. index.html
    3. index.htm
    4. index.shtml
    5. index.cfm (Option)

    If you need to change a site or directory default page, you can do so see: How do you set a website default page to something other than index.html.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Plesk 9 Reseller's Guide

    Plesk 9 Reseller's Guide


    Parallels Plesk Panel is the only web hosting control panel with integrated web design, SaaS storefront and billing. Parallels Plesk Panel delivers maximum profits for growing service providers.

    Parallels Plesk Panel is the most complete Web hosting control panel available today. In fact, it’s the only Web hosting panel that includes integrated Web design tools, a SaaS storefront, and fully automated billing and provisioning. Plus it delivers maximum profits for growing service providers; provides key tools for Web designers; and includes an easy-to-use server control panel for IT professionals (and small businesses without IT staff).

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

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Industry News

  • Summit 2008 Agenda Announced by Parallels

    Summit 2008 Agenda Announced by Parallels


    Parallels has announced the following topics are to be featured at Summit 2008: Software as a Service (SaaS), Virtualization and 'green' hosting.

    This free, two-day event will welcome customers, partners and other industry participants from around the world on May 19-20 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

    This year's Summit will feature keynotes by industry leaders and innovators, as well as in-depth product, strategy and networking sessions for business and technical professionals. The event will also include hands-on technical labs for Parallels Plesk Control Panel, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, and Parallels Plesk Billing, sponsored by HP.

    "The Parallels Summit 2008 brings together business and technical professionals to discuss not only virtualization and automation technologies, but also broader hosting and SaaS trends and opportunities," said Kurt Daniel, senior vice president of marketing and online, Parallels. "This year's event will build on the momentum of the previous two years and offers valuable networking with potential business partners, Parallels technical and business resources, and other industry participants."

    Agenda Highlights
    The Parallels Summit 2008 begins Monday, May 19 at 9 a.m. with morning sessions followed by the opening keynote at 1:30 p.m. The Summit program concludes on Tuesday, May 20 at 5 p.m.

    The agenda features two tracks: a business track, which will focus on product features, profitability and use cases; and a technical track, which will focus on product-specific implementations, architectures and hands-on problem solving.

    Featured speakers include:
    • Bill McNee, Founder and CEO, Saugatuck Technology, who will share findings from Saugatuck Technology's most recent SaaS research program and annual SaaS Research Report.

    • Dan Golding, Analyst for Tier 1 Research, who will provide expert analysis of the hosting industry and trends.

    • Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels, who will describe the next generation of SaaS and virtualization based on Parallels' unique perspective due to its large, global customer base.

    • Top-level Executives, who represent industry leaders and innovative smaller companies who will discuss technology developments that are shaping the industry.

    Parallels will also host two evening networking events for attendees. On Monday night, attendees are invited to join Parallels for an Odyssey Boat Cruise. Event participants staying through Tuesday evening can choose to attend a Washington Nationals baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at the brand new ballpark, which features a high-definition scoreboard that displays more than 1 million pixels.

    A detailed agenda of planned sessions and activities is available at http://www.parallels.com/summit/agenda .

    Register, Reserve Hotel before April 19
    Parallels Summit 2008 is expected to attract hundreds of business and IT professionals from around the world. Space is limited and registration and hotel accommodations are subject to availability. To register or become a sponsor, visit http://www.parallels.com/summit today.

    About Parallels - Optimized Computing
    Parallels (formerly SWsoft) is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • 「.tel」域名時代來臨,勢成全球電話簿

    「.tel」域名時代來臨,勢成全球電話簿


    所有個人或企業,於2009年2月3日起可以註冊「.tel」域名,作為對外溝通的渠道。這新域名特別針對流動上網,據報道,美國意大利法拉利車廠與《哈利波特》小說作家羅琳、微軟公司等等都已率先註冊該域名。

    「.tel」域名的特點是讓企業將所有聯繫方法,如電話、傳真、電郵等放在「.tel」,讓網民更方便與企業聯絡,甚至直接透過網站撥打電話或發送文字短信。企業還可以用它通過即時消息(Instant Messaging)工具、博客平台甚至語音電話(VoIP)服務等低成本通信渠道來降低其成本,從而做到既省錢又能加強客戶服務。

    「.tel」域名不同其他網域名稱的部分,在於不需有自己的IP,就能直接有完整網頁的呈現,並透過創新技術使得網頁內的聯絡資訊或關鍵字得以直接儲存,並同時被大眾所查閱,在透過其他常用軟體的支援下,點選EMAIL, MSN ID, SKYPE ID 或地址, 都能呈現極佳的互動效果。

    Telnic表示,他們會以「先到先得」的方式處理申請,預計一些極具吸引力的域名將很快會被搶購一空。

    全球網民在香港時間2009年2月3日23時起,就可到Telnic的網站 http://telnic.org 登記,每個.tel域名售300美元,為期3年,之後每年20美元。

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Microsoft recommends against usage of SHA-1

    Microsoft recommends against usage of SHA-1


    Microsoft is advising its customers to stop using the SHA-1 hashing algorithm in cryptographic applications such as SSL/TLS encryption and code signing.

    In a security advisory issued by the company, Microsoft said that it would stop recognising certificates using the algorithm after January 1, 2016. After this date, certificate authorities (CAs) that issue certificates under the Windows Root Certificate Program will only be able to issue SHA-2 certificates.

    According to Microsoft, SHA-1 is used in 98 percent of all certificates issued worldwide. However, it also claims that since 2005 researchers have discovered collision attacks against the algorithm that mean it no longer meets its security standards. Although the announcement to drop SHA-1 comes today, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has been advising government agencies to move to SHA-2 since December 2011.

    The ASD also has a slightly different opinion of when the collision attacks were first known, stating that "theoretically impressive attacks" against SHA-1 were known since 2004, but that they were not practical to implement.

    ASD has already removed the "weakened but not broken" SHA-1 algorithm from use in its Information Security Manual.

    The US National Institute of Standards and Technology, which published the algorithm, also stated in September 2012 that US federal agencies should stop using SHA-1.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Twitter

    Twitter


    Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read each others' updates, known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to other users - known as followers - who have subscribed to them. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. The service is free over the Internet, but using SMS may incur phone service provider fees.

    Since its creation in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Twitter has gained notability and popularity worldwide. It is sometimes described as the "SMS of the Internet", as it provides the functionality—via its application programming interface (API)—for other desktop and web-based applications to send and receive short text messages, often obscuring the Twitter service itself.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • If You're Going To Steal Software, Steal From Us: Microsoft Exec

    If You're Going To Steal Software, Steal From Us: Microsoft Exec


    Microsoft business group president Jeff Raikes estimates that between 20% and 25% of all software used in the United States is pirated, but said some pirates end up becoming paying customers.

    By Paul McDougall
    InformationWeek
    12, 2007 03:00

    If you're going to be a software counterfeiter, then please copy and illegally use Microsoft products.

    The above plea isn't from a posting on a hacker forum. Rather, it's how Microsoft business group president Jeff Raikes feels about software counterfeiters. "If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else," Raikes said.

    The remarks might seem surprising, coming from a senior executive at a software company that spends millions each year fighting software piracy and developing copyright protection technologies.

    But Raikes, speaking last week at the Morgan Stanley Technology conference in San Francisco, said a certain amount of software piracy actually helps Microsoft because it can lead to purchases by individuals who otherwise might never have been exposed to the company's products.

    "We understand that in the long run the fundamental asset is the installed base of people who are using our products," Raikes said. "What you hope to do over time is convert them to licensing the software."

    Raikes said Microsoft isn't about to abandon efforts to track down those who illegally copy and use its products. However, he said Microsoft has to balance that approach with the recognition that users of purloined software could one day become legitimate customers.

    "You want to push towards getting legal licensing, but you don't want to push so hard that you lose the asset that's most fundamental in the business," said Raikes, who estimated that between 20% and 25% of all software used in the United States is pirated.

    Raikes said Microsoft is developing so-called "pay-as-you-go" software offerings with pricing schemes similar to those used by cell phone companies for emerging markets as a way of encouraging low-income individuals to use the company's products legally.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

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Glossary

  • HTML5

    HTML5


    HTML5 is currently under development as the next major revision of the HTML page standard.

    Like its immediate predecessors, HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.1, HTML5 is a standard for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web. The new standard incorporates features like video playback and drag-and-drop that have been previously dependent on third-party browser plug-ins such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Google Gears.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • e-Commerce

    e-Commerce


    Electronic Commerce is exactly analogous to a marketplace on the Internet.

    Electronic Commerce (also referred to as EC, e-commerce eCommerce or ecommerce) consists primarily of the distributing, buying, selling, marketing and servicing of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks.

    The information technology industry might see it as an electronic business application aimed at commercial transactions; in this context, it can involve electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, e-marketing, online marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), automated inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Electronic commerce typically uses electronic communications technology of the World Wide Web, at some point in the transaction's lifecycle, although of course electronic commerce frequently depends on computer technologies other than the World Wide Web, such as databases, and e-mail, and on other non-computer technologies, such as transportation for physical goods sold via e-commerce.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • SPAM

    SPAM


    Spamming is the abuse of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages, which are universally undesired. While the most widely recognized form of spam is email spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, mobile phone messaging spam, internet forum spam and junk fax transmissions.

    Spamming is economically viable because advertisers have no operating costs beyond the management of their mailing lists, and it is difficult to hold senders accountable for their mass mailings. Because the barrier to entry is so low, spammers are numerous, and the volume of unsolicited mail has become very high. The costs, such as lost productivity and fraud, are borne by the public and by Internet service providers, which have been forced to add extra capacity to cope with the deluge. Spamming is widely reviled, and has been the subject of legislation in many jurisdictions.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Cookie

    Cookie


    The term Cookie derives from "magic cookie", a packet of data a program receives but only uses for sending it again, possibly to its origin, unchanged. Magic cookies were already used in computing when Lou Montulli had the idea of using them in Web communications in Mar 1993.

    Purpose
    HTTP cookies are used by Web servers to differentiate users and to maintain data related to the user during navigation, possibly across multiple visits. HTTP cookies were introduced to provide a way for realizing a "shopping cart" (or "shopping basket"), a virtual device into which the user can "place" items to purchase, so that users can navigate a site where items are shown, adding or removing items from the shopping basket at any time.

    Allowing users to log in to a website is another use of cookies. Users typically log in by inserting their credentials into a login page; cookies allow the server to know that the user is already authenticated, and therefore is allowed to access services or perform operations that are restricted to logged-in users.

    Many websites also use cookies for personalization based on users' preferences. Sites that require authentication often use this feature, although it is also present on sites not requiring authentication. Personalization includes presentation and functionality. For example, the Wikipedia Web site allows authenticated users to choose the webpage skin they like best; the Google search engine allows users (even non-registered ones) to decide how many search results per page they want to see.

    Cookies are also used to track users across a website. Third-party cookies and Web bugs, explained below, also allow for tracking across multiple sites. Tracking within a site is typically done with the aim of producing usage statistics, while tracking across sites is typically used by advertising companies to produce anonymous user profiles, which are then used to target advertising (deciding which advertising image to show) based on the user profile.

    Browser Setting
    Described in " How to Enable Cookie " section.

    Cookie Expiration
    Persistent cookies have been criticized by privacy experts for not being set to expire soon enough, and thereby allowing some websites to track users and build up a profile of them over time. This aspect of cookies also compounds the issue of session hijacking, because a stolen persistent cookie can potentially be used to impersonate a user for a considerable period of time.

    Identification
    If more than one browser is used on a computer, each usually has a separate storage area for cookies. Hence cookies do not identify a person, but a combination of a user account, a computer, and a Web browser. Thus, anyone who uses multiple accounts, computers, or browsers has multiple sets of cookies.

    Likewise, cookies do not differentiate between multiple users who share a computer and browser, if they do not use different user accounts.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)

    TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)


    Tagged Image File Format (abbreviated TIFF) is a file format for mainly storing images, including photographs and line art. Originally created by the company Aldus, jointly with Microsoft, for use with PostScript printing, TIFF is a popular format for high color depth images, along with JPEG and PNG.

    TIFF format is widely supported by image-manipulation applications such as Photoshop by Adobe, GIMP, Ulead PhotoImpact, and Photo-Paint as well as Paint Shop Pro by Corel, by desktop publishing and page layout applications, such as QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign, and by scanning, faxing, word processing, optical character recognition, and other applications.

    TIFF was chosen as the native format for raster graphics in the NeXTstep operating system, and this TIFF support carried over into Mac OS X. Adobe Systems, which acquired the PageMaker publishing program from Aldus, now controls the TIFF specification, although it has not had a major update since 1992 (several technical notes have been published with minor extensions to the format).

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

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Email Tutorial

  • Are you able to send emails but not receive?

    Are you able to send emails but not receive?


    Either your E-Mail address setting is wrong, or your domain is out of disk space. You will need to increase the amount of disk space to receive mail again.

    Does it say "please enter your username and password for the following server" and you are sure you're using the correct information?

    Most of our servers have a 60 checks per hour limit. If you hit this limit in any hour you'll be locked out for the rest of the hour. you will need to click: Tools > Options > General > and disable where it says "check for new messages every xx minutes".

    If you do not want to disable it just set it to check less often. keep in mind the more computers you have auto checking or checking the mail the quicker you will hit this limit.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Mozilla Thunderbird for Windows Email Setup Tutorial

    Mozilla Thunderbird for Windows Email Setup Tutorial


    In This tutorial we will learn about using Mozilla Thunderbird as your email client. We will cover setting up a new account and editing an existing account.

    What you will Need:

    • A valid email account, if you haven't created an email account yet please log into your Control Panel and set up an email account.
    • An email client. This tutorial uses Mozilla Thunderbird, which is a free opensource email client.


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Setup fetch email using Yahoo! Mail

    Setup fetch email using Yahoo! Mail


    Why Should I Use Fetch Mail Instead of an Email Forwarder?

    We are committed to improving the stability of services.

    Unfortunately, it is very common for mail forwarding to cause blacklisting with many large email providers. This most commonly occurs when large amounts of mail are forwarded and then marked as spam after it has been received in the end user's inbox. This results in our server's sending reputation being penalized since it was the last server to send the mail. Ultimately, our server will be blacklisted with the email provider and it will affect all of other users on the same server.

    A solution to this is to disabled mail forwarding altogether. change to using mail fetcher, you can access mail in a other system without having the mail routed through that system's server. This way, you can mark a message as spam without it affecting our email server's reputation.

    The following articles explain how to set up mail fetching for other services and are for reference only.

    http://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN3527.html

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Useful ISP email information

    Useful ISP email information


    I S PPOP3PortS.S.LSMTPPortS.S.LIMAP4PortS.S.L
    網上行
    Netvigator
    pop.netvigator.com110995smtp.netvigator.com25465
    商業網上行
    Business Netvigator
    corppop.netvigator.com110corpmail1.netvigator.com25
    PCCW NETMailpop.netvigator.com110995smtp.netvigator.com25465
    PCCW NETMail Plusndpop.netvigator.com110995ndsmtp.netvigator.com25465ndimap.netvigator.com143993
    和記寬頻
    Hutchison Broadband
    pop.hgcbroadband.com
    pop.net-yan.com
    110mail02.hgcbroadband.com
    mail02.net-yan.com
    25
    3寬頻
    Three Broadband
    pop.threebb.com.hk110mail02.threebb.com.hk25
    有線寬頻
    i-CABLE
    mail.i-cable.com110smtp.i-cable.com25
    香港寬頻
    HKBN
    popo.hkbn.net
    pop1.hkbn.net
    popo.ctimail.com
    110smtpo.hkbn.net
    smtpo.ctimail.com
    25
    太平洋寬頻
    Pacific Internet
    pop.pacific.net.hk110smtp.pacific.net.hk25
    SmarTone Vodafone110995smtp.smartone-vodafone.com25
    HKNetpop3.hknet.com110smtp.hknet.com25
    Google GMAILpop.gmail.com110995smtp.gmail.com25465imap.gmail.com143993
    雅虎電子郵件
    Yahoo Mail
    pop.mail.yahoo.com
    pop.mail.yahoo.com.hk
    110995smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    smtp.mail.yahoo.com.hk
    25465imap-ssl.mail.yahoo.com993
    Ymailpop.mail.yahoo.com110995smtp.mail.yahoo.com25465imap-ssl.mail.yahoo.com993
    Ymail Plusplus.pop.mail.yahoo.com110995plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com25465imap-ssl.mail.yahoo.com993
    Hotmailpop3.live.com110995smtp.live.com25
    163 網易郵箱pop.163.com110995smtp.163.com25465imap.163.com143993
    QQ 郵箱pop.qq.com110995smtp.qq.com25465imap.qq.com993
    新浪網郵箱
    SinaMail
    pop3.sina.com.hk110------


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • How to setup Your Emails on PLESK Control Panel

    How to setup Your Emails on PLESK Control Panel


    This guide is intended for users of email web hosting service who were given access to Plesk control panel for managing their mail accounts.

    NOTE:the guide do not apply for Online E-Store System and server rental with colocation.

    Your e-mail accounts are configured through PLESK .
    To configure your e-mail program to fetch your e-mail use the following information in outlook or other email programs:

    POP3 (incoming) mail server: mail.yourdomain.com

    SMTP (outgoing) mail server: mail.yourISP.com

    Which means you will have to use your ISP smtp server.

    Please be aware, when you set up outlook that your UserID is your full email address.

    The url for your online webmail is
    http://webmail.yourdomain.com

    Where yourdomain.com is the domain name of your Web host.

    Please be aware that your email will not work until your domain resolved to our servers.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

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E-Store

  • Tax Rates and Classes

    Tax Rates and Classes


    我們的“網上商店”系統,支援預收稅款功能,若您銷售的產品在某些國家屬於需繳稅款的話,您便可在系統預先設定相關稅別與稅率,以便系統為產品加上絯該稅率直接向顧客收取。

    雖然大部份情況下若產品屬需繳稅的,都是由顧客自行處理入口稅的問題,商店負責人是無需特別處理,但是我們仍預備這項功能,讓您在需要時能夠使用。

    這份指南將介紹“稅區、稅別、稅率”中的各項設定。

    “稅區”包含以下資料:
    • 地區名稱
      正確的地區“英文”名稱,例如“Florida”

    • 說明
      針對這個“稅區”的輔助“英文”說明,例如“Florida local sales tax zone”

    “稅別”包含以下資料:
    • 稅別標題
      關於稅別的標題,例如“Taxable Goods”

    • 描述
      針對這項稅別的輔助“英文”描述,例如“The following types of products are included non-food, services, etc”

    “稅率”包含以下資料:
    • 稅別標題
      選擇一個預先建立妥當的稅別

    • 地區名稱
      選擇一個預先設定妥當的稅區

    • 稅率 (%)
      輸入正確的稅率值

    • 描述
      針對這個“稅區”的輔助“英文”描述,例如“FL TAX 7.0%”

    • 優先權
      若同一稅區有多種稅率,請設定相關的優先權

    注意事項:
    • 建立稅率必需順序由“稅區”到“稅別”,最後才建立“稅率”


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Testimonials

    Testimonials


    我們的“線上商店”系統,能讓你的顧客針對某些產品發表用後感或意見,令商店更具互動感,亦可令其他有意購買的顧客獲取更多用家的評論資訊。

    對於大部份的正面產品評論,管理員大可不必操心,但若出現一些負面的產品評論,這時管理員便需要衡量是否把評論修改或甚至刪除它。

    而“顧客心聲”是為已登記的會員而設,不論該名會員是否曾購買產品,都可直接參與發表他/她的評論心聲,而在現階段,管理員若希望為產品增加一些評論,則需要按正常途徑登記為普通會員才能發表評論心聲。

    進入“顧客心聲”管理:
    1. 點擊主選單的“分類目錄/產品管理”

    2. 點擊左選單的“顧客心聲”

    每項“顧客心聲”包含的資料:
    • 商品
      評論針對的產品

    • 評論由
      評論心聲的發表會員

    • 日期
      評論心聲的發表日期

    • 評論內容
      評論心聲的內容,不可使用HTML語法

    • 評等
      由五棵星星組成,並從“壞”至“好”組成參考等級

    針對“顧客心聲”的動作:
    • 編輯
      修改已經發表的顧客心聲資料

    • 刪除
      將該產品的顧客心聲刪除,此刪除動作只針對顧客心聲資料,不會把原有產品刪除

    注意事項:
    • “顧客心聲”必需由已登記的會員從店面發表,管理系統不設新增功能

    • “顧客心聲”的內客和評等,只屬互動性質的額外資訊,不會構成對產品銷售和其他功能的影響

    • 若希望有新的“顧客心聲”被發表時第一時間收到通知,請先在“系統設定”的“聯絡資料”設定“新增顧客心聲通知”的電郵地址


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • E-Voucher Approval

    E-Voucher Approval


    若您的“線上商店”提供可選購的“電子禮券”,基於保障原因,必需經由管理員進行批核,以確保訂購的付款交易無誤,才存進顧客的電子禮券帳戶。

    如接獲顧客購買“電子禮券”的訂單,務必確認有關的付款交易已完成,方可批核顧客的“電子禮券”。

    “電子禮券”與“優惠禮券”的差別:
    • 電子禮券
      跟現金相同,不含任何使用限制,顧客可付款自購,或由管理員簽發

    • 優惠禮券
      可設定若干行使限制,並只能透過管理員簽發

    進入“顧客禮券批核”:
    1. 點擊主選單的“電子禮券/優惠禮券”

    2. 點擊左選單的“顧客禮券批核”

    每項“顧客禮券”包含的資料:
    • 購買客戶
      購買電子禮券的顧客姓名

    • 購買金額
      購買電子禮券的面值(銷售金額)

    • 訂單編號
      相關的訂單編號

    • 購買日期
      相關的訂單的購買日期

    確認“顧客禮券”的程序:
    1. 點擊欲檢視“待批核名單”旁的“確認禮券”

    2. 如訂購的付款方式屬“線上付款”,例如信用咭、PAYPAL(貝寶),請到達相關閘道並檢查交易是否已完成,其他付款方式則亦請檢查有否收妥款項

    3. 如付款証實無誤後,點擊“確認”按鈕,或按“返回”放棄確認

    4. 確認完成後,系統將把相關價值的電子禮券存進顧客的“電子禮券帳戶”內,並同時寄出通知郵件給對方

    5. 此時顧客已可隨時使用禮券的價值訂購產品及結帳,或將“電子禮券”轉寄給親友

    注意事項:
    • 您的線上商店必需有銷售電子禮券,方會產生這篇所述的待批核顧客禮券

    • 若需設定產品屬可供購買的“電子禮券”,只需在型號輸入以大寫英文“GIFT”為首,例如“GIFT100”,而禮券的售價便是面值,請參考“產品管理”

    • 禮券一經確認,將直接存進顧客的“電子禮券帳戶”內,無法以其他途徑改變面值或刪除

    • 顧客付款購買的電子禮券,不需通過“啟用編號”使用

    • 顧客可於同一項訂單內,包含電子禮券及其他產品一同結帳

    • 顧客可重複購買電子禮券,相關的面值將疊加於原本面值

    • “電子禮券”可視為現金,顧客持有的面值適用於所有產品而無任何限制,若顧客持有足夠的禮券面值,結帳時可全數替代應繳金額,甚至適用的手續費

    • 若顧客於結帳後仍有禮券餘值,可於下次購物時繼續使用

    • 顧客可將持有的禮券面值自用,或轉寄全部、部份面值給親友當現金使用(轉寄後的收禮者仍需按照正常程序登記成為會員及結帳)

    • 顧客持有的“電子禮券”只適用於您的“線上商店”

    • 由於沒有途徑修改顧客持有的“電子禮券”資料,所以在您的商店產品內,例如銷售的電子禮券,應註明“不可折回現金”


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Forum Manager

    Forum Manager


    在線上商店設立“討論區”,能有效幫助提升瀏覽量,進而令產品銷售業績達至更高峰。

    專屬的“討論區”與一般外部連接的常見討論區具有很大的差別,因專屬“討論區”能跟商店風格完全配合,而且商店內的會員可直接參與討論,無需再次註冊,所以無論討論的會員與管理員均可輕鬆操作。

    由於專屬“討論區”屬實時互動,所有在線的會員都能根據自己的喜好,參與不同話題的討論,會員之間亦可表達到產品的用後感,這樣更能節省會員發出向商店查詢的數目。

    若您希望為會員提供理想的討論環境,那必需事先花點心思,開設多種不同話題的討論分區,並且多抽時間參與討論,這將能讓會員感到商店的熱誠服務。

    由於“討論區”屬實時運作,所有會員發表的訊息將直接張貼顯示,但有些情況例如會員張貼負面訊息、違法內容、不可接受的廣告等,管理員便應盡快修改文章,甚或刪除之避免帶來負面影響。

    進入“討論區總管”:
    1. 點擊主選單的“訊息中心/電子報”

    2. 點擊左選單的“討論區總管”

    新增討論區:
    1. 點擊主螢幕的“增加”按鈕

    2. 輸入相關資料,例如“主題”、“說明簡介”

    3. 選擇合適的狀態

    4. 完成後按“增加”或“儲存”,或按“返回”放棄新增動作

    每個討論分區包含的資料:
    • 主題
      討論分區的主題名稱,最長32個字元,例如“購物心得分享”(必需輸入)

    • 說明簡介
      討論分區的簡介,最長256個字元,例如“請發表您對本店產品的使用心得”(按需要輸入)

    • 狀態
      討論分區在商店的展示狀態,請選擇“顯示”或“不顯示”

    • 接受張貼狀態
      討論分區在商店的文章發表狀態,請選擇“開放張貼”或“禁止張貼”

    • 排序
      若多於一個討論分區,請安排各分區的上下排序,數字越細代表排列越高

    針對“討論分區”的動作:
    • 開放狀態
      點擊狀態列的“綠色”或“紅色”按鈕

    • 編輯
      修改已經增加的討論分區資料

    • 刪除
      將該討論分區和當中的所有文章資料刪除

    • 進入
      管理討論分區的文章

    管理討論分區的文章:
    1. 在討論分區點擊“進入”或“討論區主題”

    2. 進入後,點擊文章的“主題”或“編輯”

    3. 進入後,點擊希望管理的主題文章,或該主題的回覆文章

    4. 點擊“編輯”進行修改,或點擊“刪除”把文章刪除

    如何建立超級討論區會員(管理員):
    1. 在商店頁面,使用您的管理員專用的電郵地址,以正常的會員參加程序,建立一個會員帳號

    2. 利用這個帳號登入商店,並前往討論區發表新文章,或進行回覆

    3. 發表後的文章,在文章發表人的稱名前,將顯示標緻為“管理員”

    注意事項:
    • “討論區”的內容和主題,只屬互動性質的額外資訊,不會構成對產品銷售和其他功能的影響

    • 所有發表的文章的動作,必需由已登記的會員進行,不能透過匿名方式張貼文章

    • “討論區”必需建立完成,方能讓會員進行討論

    • 討論區沒有限制主題和文章的數量,但當中的資料將佔據資料庫和您的可用硬碟空間,所以應定時刪除過舊的文章以節省儲存空間

    • 管理員不應發表或回覆違法、欺詐、中傷、誹謗、淫褻、色情、褻瀆、恐嚇、污穢、討厭、令人反感或其他不良或過分的資訊

    • 我們不會對討論區的文章內容提供支援或維護服務,當中包含的文章與我們無關,若文章內容導致任何法律責任或損失,均由業務擁有者承擔


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • 業務管理架構

    業務管理架構


    在貴公司採用我們的系統過程裏,除了初次完善的設定後,往後的管理可能會十分繁重,由於在互聯網上潛在著巨大商機和不分國別界限,所以因由開業初期的零碎訂單及客戶查詢,以至貴公司網站及業務續漸被更多人認識,這時會出現大量的客戶查詢及訂單,所以貴公司必須及早作好安排,提高業務效率。

    因為每間公司的業務均不盡相同,我們實難以一一說明,但以下是一些根據現時我們的客戶提供及經整理的重點安排:
    • 新產品的輸入工作

    • 售清產品的刪除或補貨工作(系統對於存量會有提示)

    • 產品的售價、存量、內容的更新

    • 經常校對輸入了的資料並試驗實際模擬交易,找出錯誤的地方並加以修正

    • 整個網站內容訊息定時更新,會讓顧客保持新鮮感

    • 不斷增加網站文字內容,可令各搜尋引擎收集更多資訊,有利提高知名度

    • 定時提供促銷活動,如節日特價品,送贈小額電子禮券吸引舊會員消費

    • 定時為產品報道新消息

    • 為日常訂單收取的信用咭營業金額記錄及整理

    • 定時按實際需要而更新貨運資料及運費調整

    • 定時利用我們的「電子報管理系統」寄發產品新消息給會員以保持聯係

    • 尋找其他網站商店提出合作商機

    • 定時向我們提出需要改善的地方,以利顧客的訂購過程更簡化無誤

    • 定期觀察我們提供的網站報告,比較瀏覽量高低的地區作出相應的宣傳安排

    • 如網上營商是貴公司的重點業務,需多利用各動宣傳媒體,例如於“Yahoo”、“Google”放置廣告,把產品張貼到知名的拍賣網如“EBay.com”、“雅虎拍賣網”等

    Please be aware we does not participate in any management and not assume responsibility and support for third party providers.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

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  • What are your DNS servers?

    What are your DNS servers?


    Please refer to:

    How to point my existing domain name to "Focus Network Company" server?

    ns1.powersx.com
    ns2.powersx.com

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • How to apply special price for international domain

    How to apply special price for international domain


    We are offering domain name registration for the unbelievable low price.

    This offer is for a limited time only. Act fast while quantities last.

    You must purchase following plan offered on our site at the same time you new register your domain name to qualify.

    • E-Store
    • Linux Web Hosting
    • Website Design & Development


    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Why using free email accounts is bad idea?

    Why using free email accounts is bad idea?


    We recommend that you NOT use an email address from a free service (e.g. Yahoo! or Hotmail) with your account information.

    Instead, please enter a traditional address, such as that from your account, or one issued to you by your ISP (Internet Service Provider).

    This gives us better assurance of being able to contact you should we need to, as well as helping us protect your account and prevent fraud.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Specific refund conditions based on method of payment

    Specific refund conditions based on method of payment


    Cash / Bank Deposit / Cheque:
    We will refund your money back to the account you sent payment from, mail a cheque, or via PayPal. Your PayPal account must be considered "Verified" by PayPal, open, and in good standing with PayPal for us to refund money.

    PayPal:
    For orders paid via PayPal we will refund money to your PayPal account only. Your PayPal account must be considered "Verified" by PayPal, open, and in good standing with PayPal for us to refund money.

    Credit Card:
    For security reasons the credit card you use to purchase any of Focus Network Company products must be valid when you request a refund. We cannot refund to a credit card that has expired or been cancelled.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

  • Privacy Policy for your account

    Privacy Policy for your account


    We will never under any circumstance - rent, sell, exchange or in any way make your information available to third parties, unless legally required to do so.

    For international domain, ICANN does require that you receive one email per year to verify and update your contact information on your domain.

    Also, confirmation emails for ordering, domain name registrations and transfers, along with instructional email to activate services will still be sent to you.

    *** The above information is for reference only, Please seek independent technical advice if found necessary.

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