A Guide to your Tagadab Shared Hosting Control Panel
This document contains an overview of the administration tools available to you for your Tagadab
shared hosting package. The table of contents (below) lists the various sections covered by this
article and where you can find them.
Section How to... Page
1 Hosting 2
2 Hosting Package Administration 3
3 Change Package 4
4 Web Hosting 5
5 Edit 6
6 URLs 7
7 Stats 9
8 CGI 9
9 Email Service 9
10 Domains 10
11 Databases 11
Page | 1
This page shows you a list of all of the Shared Hosting products you have with Tagadab. From here
you can either:
1. Go to our main website to buy more shared hosting products
2. Click the ‘(settings)’ link to access the controls for a particular package
Page | 2
Hosting Package Administration
Clicking the ‘(settings)’ link on the main Hosting page will take you the ‘Hosting Package
Administration’ page. From this page you can alter settings relating to one of your hosting packages.
The primary purpose of this page is to provide you with information about what function the menu
links serve. At the bottom of the page you will also see a list of the domain names associated with
this hosting package, and a list of the DNS names for a variety of services (for example you will see
the names you can use for incoming and outgoing mail servers). Clicking a link from the menu on the
left will allow you to administer that particular aspect of your hosting package.
Page | 3
Using this page you can upgrade your shared hosting package. It is not possible to ‘downgrade’ your
package. To upgrade your package, select the desired package and billing frequency and click the
‘Generate Quote’ link. You will then be presented with a quote for the upgrade and will be asked to
confirm your payment method. Once you confirm the upgrade, you will be billed and our systems
will automatically upgrade your package. This upgrade should be non-destructive (i.e. none of your
files and settings will be deleted or altered) but we recommend that you make a full backup of your
website and any e-mail accounts/mySQL databases you might have before proceeding with any
Page | 4
This page summarises the features of your hosting package, and includes a link to a placeholder URL
for your website that can be used until the DNS for your actual domain has propagated across the
Internet. (i.e. if you have transferred your domain to Tagadab and the DNS for that domain still
points to your old ISP, you can still use the placeholder domain to upload your website files to and
view your site).
Page | 5
The ‘Edit’ page allows you to enable or disable FTP access to your site, to view your FTP username
and to change your FTP password.
To enable/disable FTP for your site check or uncheck the relevant box and click the ‘submit’ link at
the bottom of the page.
To change your FTP password, delete the current password, enter your desired password (please
make this a strong password, using a mixture of lower and upper case letters, numbers and symbols)
and click the ‘submit’ link at the bottom of the page.
Page | 6
This page allows you to add and delete sub-domains and redirects for your website. At the bottom of
the page you will see your existing redirects and sub-domains which can be deleted by clicking the
appropriate link. To create a new sub-domain you need simply enter the name for this domain into
the URL field (this name should just be what you want to appear before .<your domain> i.e. to
create a sub-domain with the form ‘forum.tagadab.com’ you would simply enter ‘forum’) and click
the ‘submit’ link.
To add a redirect, click the ‘Add Web Redirect’ link near the top of the page. You will then see the
page below which explains what the two types of redirects are. After reading the explanatory text
you can use the fields at the bottom of the page to create the redirect you need.
Page | 7
This page simply lists the URL, username and password necessary for you to access your AWstats
This page lists several example CGI scripts that you may find useful for your website.
Full details on configuring e-mail accounts for your shared hosting package can be found at:
Page | 9
This page allows you to configure your hosting package to accept traffic from external domains
hosted either with Tagadab or with an external ISP. This allows you to have several domains, all
pointing to the same web space. You can also access DNS controls for any Tagadab domain you have
associated with this package.
To configure your package to accept traffic from an external domain, enter the domain name you
wish to associate with this hosting package in the ‘domain name’ field, select check boxes as
appropriate to send either webhosting or e-mail services (or both) to this package and check the box
to use our DNS servers ONLY if you do not wish to use your current host’s DNS controls to point your
external domain to your Tagadab package. If you do decide to use our DNS servers, you will need to
get your current Domain Registrar to update your domain’s name servers to:
Once your current Registrar has updated these details (a process that generally takes 24 hours), all
of the selected traffic to the external domain will be directed to your Tagadab hosting package.
Page | 10
You can also edit the DNS zone of your Tagadab domain(s). Simply select the ‘Edit DNS records’ link
in the table at the bottom of the page. For more information Domain Administration, please see this
‘how to...’ guide: http://www.tagadab.com/support_pdf/hosting_03.pdf
This page allows you to create, backup and delete the mySQL databases associated with your
package. To create a new database, enter a database name (this will have to be a unique name and
so you may have to add some numbers onto the end of the name you want), a strong password and
click ‘submit’. You will see the database appear below in the ‘existing databases’ section.
Once the database has been created, you will see an ‘admin’ link appear in the ‘phpMyAdmin’
column of the table and you will be able to access a GUI to administer the content of the MySQL
database by clicking on this link.
To delete or backup an existing database, click the appropriate link in the table.
Page | 11