Shockwave & Flash Support
Macromedia Shockwave is a form of animation that is created
using Macromedia Director. Using this program you can
create complex and interesting animations combining sound,
graphics and text. Flash also made by Macromedia is a
similar product that lets you make animations. You can
have your flash and director creations play in real time
on your web page.
PHP is an advanced server side scripting language that
can be embedded into HTML which eliminates the need for
a CGI-Bin directory and separate executable files. PHP
optional components to perform advanced tasks, as does
ASP. PHP scripts can be placed in any directory within
your domain and can connect to a database. We are running
the latest version of PHP with all the common PHP extensions
such as ImageMagick and XSLT installed! We also utilize
Perl is an interpreted language optimized for scanning
arbitrary text files, extracting information from
those text files, and printing reports based on that information.
It's a derivation from C programming
language and to a lesser extent from sed, awk, the Unix
shell, and at least a dozen other tools and
languages. Perl's process, file, and text manipulation
facilities make it particularly well-suited for tasks
involving quick prototyping, system utilities, software
tools, system management tasks, database
access, graphical programming, networking, and world wide
Modules & Installs
Perl is arguably the most popular scripting language for
the web and consequently. There are thousands
of modules that have been written to work with it. If
you are using scripts that require specific perl
modules that are not included in the default perl distribution
then we will happily install it free of charge
for you. Our servers are always updated with the most
popular perl modules.
You can use server-side include (SSI) directives to include
text, graphics, or application information into
a Web page just before sending content to the browser.
SSI can be used to include, for example, a
time/date stamp, a copyright notice, or a form for a customer
to fill out and return. Including a file is an
easy way to incorporate text or graphics that is repeated
in many files. Rather than typing the
information into every file, you use a simple statement
that instructs the Web server to insert the file.
Adding interactivity to your website is easy with the
pre-installed cgi scripts we include in every account.
The scripts give you the option to add cool features to
your webpage including the ability to add forms, counters
and even a site search engine without any previous programming
experience. Setup is easy through your control panel.
All accounts come bundled with a Web-Based Java Chatroom.
The robust chat application is written
entirely in Java and allows you to setup an Internet chatroom
for your users. Now users coming to your
site can interact with your other site visitors! Start
your own online community! The program supports
an unlimited number of users in as many rooms as you wish
to create. Visitors in the room can create
chat rooms on the fly, and a scroll protection feature
prevents people from abusive usage. It is very
advanced and has private message support and customizable
login, logout messages, and the ability to
customize your chatroom.
Your hosting account's MX record specifies how mail addressed
to your domain is to be handled. By default, your mail
is handled by our mail servers and distributed according
to your Email Settings. Some users may wish to have mail
handled by a remote mail server (e.g. Everyone.net). In
such instances, the MX record can be changed such that
all mail addressed to your domain is redirected to the
remote server. This service is exclusive and free to all
and Non-WWW Access
A non-WWW domain name means that your Web site will appear
in Web browsers whether someone types "www.mydomain.com"
or "just "mydomain.com". For example, users
can leave out "www" and just type your domain
name in their browsers and they will still be able to
access your site. This often increases traffic to your
site, by giving you a second (and more simplified) domain
name—with no extra InterNIC charges. Your regular
domain name (www.mydomain.com) does not get affected and
will not be changed and will still function normally.
MySQL is a relational database management system. The
same statement is true of large systems such as Oracle
and Microsoft SQL Server. If you are looking to step up
from using Microsoft Access files, but aren't ready for
the financial investment of one of the big two databases,
then MySQL offers you a great middle ground. Many companies
and individuals have started using MySQL for the development
of their web projects and then never switched over to
one of the larger databases because MySQL performed well
enough that an upgrade was never needed. In fact, benchmarks
on the MySQL web site show that MySQL outperforms SQL
Server on just about every possible test.
This program is used to manage your MySQL databases on
the web. It gives you the ability for you to create and
drop databases, create, copy, drop and alter tables, delete,
edit and add fields, execute any SQL-statement, even batch-queries,
manage keys on fields, load text files into tables, create
and read dumps of tables, export data to CSV values, administer
multiple servers and single databases. phpMyAdmin is widely
used and is an excellent program. If you want more information,
you may visit the phpMyAdmin
Sendmail is the most common SMTP mail transfer agent on
the thousands of mostly UNIX-based Internet hosts that
handle mail routing and serve as post offices. Sendmail
handles millions of mails each day!
Everyone hates Spam! Here at Lypha™ we give you
the tools to combat spam. Our SPAM filter system allows
you to set mail filters to keep mail with certain characteristics
from getting through to your mail accounts. Lower the
amount of SPAM you receive by carefully configuring the
A catch-all mailbox is the default mailbox that receives
all messages addressed to nonexistent or discontinued
mailboxes. Stop losing important emails! For example,
if a message is sent to email@example.com instead
of firstname.lastname@example.org, you would still receive that message.
This feature ensures that no incoming message will be
rejected by the mail server for your domain. If only one
person from your domain receives emails this feature can
also eliminate the need for setting up different aliases,
as this mailbox would automatically receive mail for any
nonexistent mailbox within your domain.
E-mail SMTP Server (mail.yourdomain.com)
Your outgoing email server, or SMTP server, is designated
as smtp.yourdomain.com. This is compatible with Netscape's
built-in email program, as well as Outlook, Outlook Express,
Eudora, and basically any other mail program. Each virtual
server has one outgoing mail server.
The Mailing List Manager is an easy to use interface to
the Majordomo mailing list program. Through the Mailing
List Manager, you can perform the following functions:
Note: Mailing lists are restricted to text messages
only for up to 8000 subscribers.
- Create new mailing lists
- Administer existing mailing lists
- Allow people to subscribe and unsubscribe to your
- Send messages to your mailing lists
- Allow other users to send messages to your mailing
feature allows users to encrypt files and email messages
for privacy and authentication. With PGP,
you can prove that you, and only you, sent a certain mail
message, or that only you can read a certain
users can set MIME Type settings for your domain. Multipurpose
Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Types are a standard for
describing different types of information. Originally
meant to specify encoding for different types of information
into text to send as email. The standard MIME is also
used in other types of communication.
404 Error Pages
a known fact that someone is going to run into an error
on your site at one time or another! Why not give them
a way back to your site instead of that boring 404 error
page? Be creative and make your own 404 pages! Using your
advanced control panel system you can do just that. The
error page will be fully configurable and should be setup
just like any other page on your Web Site. Tada! No more
default 404 pages.
Keep prying eyes from seeing certain directories. Choose
who can view parts of your web site by password protecting
your directories. Any number of directories can be password
protected using .htaccess and .htpasswd files. Directories
can be password protected without hassle within seconds
from your control panel.
to Raw Log Files
can download raw logs of your website activity to keep
as a backup or analyze with your favorite
off-line statistics program. Referrer, Agent and Raw Logs
are accessible via your control panel.
Resource Meter provides a real time detailed view of your
usage levels. It shows how much disk space, data transfer,
e-mail accounts, and mailing lists you have used on your
shared hosting account.
is the ability to run programs based on the system clock.
It gives you the ability to automate
certain features. A crontab/job is a scheduled task that
you want to automatically run at a scheduled
time, e.g. run my backup at 8:30pm everyday. We allow
you to run one cronjob a day. You can easily
set them up via the control panel.
Telnet/SSH access allows clients to take advantage of
easy maintenance of their sites in a UNIX shell. Clients
are able to roam through their sites, change permissions,
move files, delete files, and debug scripts. Telnet access
also allows for manipulation of mySQL databases. All accounts
come with one shell account. SSH, or Secure Shell, is
very similar to Telnet only that the login and password
information (authentication) is encrypted from client
to sever, making transmission of data more secure.
Troubleshooter & Tools
your Virtual Control Panel, you can use various network
tools to diagnose network problems. If
you ever notice delays reaching your virtual server, you
can use this tool simply by selecting the option
from your Control Panel. This provides you with details
on the connection between your local ISP and
your virtual server and can help troubleshoot where the
problem may be.
Server and Network Monitoring
servers on our network are continuously monitored 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week. Our automatic monitoring software
continuously tests all ports such as e-mail, HTTP, Telnet,
DNS, and FTP for failure, and instantly notifies our technicians
in the event any problems are discovered. Our technicians
are then immediately dispatched to the troubled server
to correct the problem.
and Generator Backup
server and piece of hardware in our network is connected
to a battery backup unit to prevent servers from being
rebooted or even damaged in the likely case of a power
surge or brown out. In addition, we have emergency generators
standing by that could carry our network for days in an
unlikely case of a long term power failure.
have a commitment of protecting our customer’s data.
We strongly recommend our hosting clients to backup their
Web site locally using the self service tools. At Lypha™
we archive and backup your files at our data center "just
in case" something goes wrong.
Manager/Self Serve Backup/Restore tools
make backing up simple and not complex. You may back up
your entire website including mailboxes
and databases with our online backup facility. Unlimited
backups can be taken and stored on the server
or your local hard drive and instantly restored at any
time via your Web Control Panel.
Apache is the king of Web servers despite intense efforts
by Microsoft and Netscape to gain dominance in the market.
In fact, the latest Netcraft
surveys indicate that the freeware Apache is widening
its lead over the rest of the field. Why does Lypha™
use Apache for all of their servers? We choose Apache
because of the rock-solid reliability, outstanding performance,
and rich set of features it provides. All our servers
run on the latest stable build of Apache Web Server.
only use IBM and Dell brand servers. Each of our servers
are equipped with Dual Intel® Quad-Core XEON processors (8 cpus) with at least 6GB of RAM and reliable
enterprise hard drives with RAID-1 redundancy. We custom build
our servers to our exact needs and we keep spare parts
in inventory in case of any hardware failure.
Internet is rapidly becoming an online marketplace. Host
your next online business with Lypha Networks. There are
huge profits to be earned by selling your products on
the internet and we want you to be a part of it. Lypha™
provides you with the advanced features you need to start
an eBusiness. We have recently setup a strategic partnership
with major merchant providers who allow us to offer credit
card merchant accounts to our customers at an extremely
low rate, with no setup fee. All merchant accounts come
with a virtual terminal.