I'll put this out there so the archive gets it in case anyone else wants it in the future.. If you need more chris, just lemme know :) #################################### Hi - The members.evolt.org account you signed up for is now registered and active for your use. A couple notes about using your new account: PHP and Cold Fusion are enabled by default for each user. Even if you didn't sign up for them specifically. The extension to use for Cold Fusion is .cfm and for PHP its .php As more application servers get added, I'll relay on any new information. Your members.evolt.org website can be currently accessed through FTP only. I know SSH was an option, its just still in the works for obvious security reasons. When SSH is ready to go, I'll let you know. You can use the hostname 'members.evolt.org' to connect via FTP. Your username and password are those which you signed up with, and they're listed below for reference. The URL you use to reference your account is http://members.evolt.org/yourusername Your absolute path is /home/YOURUSERNAME/ - Everything *is* case-sesitive as well. The public_html folder inside your home directory is your HTML root directory. All web files should go here. .htaccess files are permitted, and Apache is configured to be pretty lenient on what you can use(Includes, Indexs, etc) Of course, your own .htaccess file will override any default setting. For those of you that signed up for a MySQL datasource, please take note of a couple things. The username/password for your datasource is the same as for FTP access. You can only connect from the localhost. I know you're probably saying, "How the heck am I supposed to run a database from the localhost(members.evolt.org) if I don't have a shell account?" And thats a good question :) My answer is phpMyAdmin which is a web based interface for your personal MySQL datasource. You can find this tool at http://leo.evolt.org/admin/phpMyAdmin/ it will prompt you for a password and username, which are below. There are links to documentation on how to use MySQL and the phpMyAdmin tool as well once you've logged in. On the subject of datasources, for those of you using Cold Fusion, you'll have to specify the username and password to the datasource in your <cfquery> tags. I'd recommend doing this in your Application.cfm though. Also, your Application.cfm must have a capitol 'A' or it won't get parsed. You PHP folks will have to specify your username password too, and the 'server name' field in your connect string should be 'localhost'. Last thing about datasources.. I've had a ton of people ask me why they're getting errors when they try to create a new database. For obvious security reasons, we can't just allow people to create or drop databases on a whim. Therefore you only have one database(which is named after your username) in which you can create as many tables, indexes, etc that you please. If you'd like another database to play with for educational purposes, let me know and we can work something out. If you choose to have a POP3 email account, your email address will be yourusername at members.evolt.org members.evolt.org is the incoming POP3 server and your username and password below will work for that too. You'll still have to use your ISP's outgoing SMTP server to *send* email though. For those of you that didn't opt for POP3 accounts, you currently have a .forward file in your directory so that yourusername at members.evolt.org will forward to the email address you gave below. So, to sum up, the password and username below will pretty much serve for everything with your members.evolt.org account. I've written up a FAQ type page on the members.evolt.org website containing some helpful hints on PHP, CF, MySQL, etc. and answers to any other questions I get. You can find that at http://members.evolt.org/faq.cfm Also, thanks for the suggestions about what other services to offer for you guys. Sounds like you want a JSP and ASP engine pretty bad! I'll get on that as soon as things settle down here. Please please contact me directly if you have any problems or questions. This is something new for me(and evolt), and there are bound to be a couple bumps in the road, but hopefully we get by those real quick. Also, I've used my space to set up a weblog type application to inform you all of things that are going on with your members.evolt.org accounts. Bookmark this page and check it once in a while as anything that may affect your account will be logged here.. http://members.evolt.org/djc/stdio/ I don't think there's anything else that I'm forgetting. Thanks for becomming a part of evolt.org, and for giving this a whirl. Hopefully you can get something out of it and have some fun along the way :) .djc. djc at members.evolt.org CDitty wrote: > > Can anyone send me information on how to access my M.E.O section? I have > misplaced the original email with the access information in it.