When you log into your hosting account
for the first time you'll notice that there
are a number of folders and files already
The private folder is, as the name suggests,
a folder in which you can place items that
you wish to keep private from your site
visitors. This folder has had anonymous
read permissions removed so items that you
place in this folder cannot be downloaded
over the Internet directly through a URL.
Your scripts will still be able to access
and use the files but visitors cannot download
them, this is the ideal place to store your
Access databases or any other item that
is part of your site but must be kept secure.
files that are used by the .NET runtime
for client-side validation functionality
when using the ASP.NET server validation
If you do not plan on using these .NET
controls this folder can be safely deleted
but we would suggest leaving them in place
in case they are required in the future.
Your .NET assemblies (.dll) should be placed
in this folder.
This folder is in place ready for connection
to our optional shared SSL certificate,
if you request the shared certificate option
for your account this folder will be mapped
via a virtual directory to the secure domain.
This is just a holding page that is automatically
inserted in to each hosting account at the
time of creation, it just ensures that any
visitors that visit your domain before you
have uploaded your files will not receive
an error message.
This file can be deleted when you are ready
to upload your own files.
If you have chosen to have FrontPage extensions
added to your account there will be many
more folders and files already created,
these are required for FrontPage to function
and should not be deleted. This is only available on windows 2003