If you have purchased a virtual domain account from Vex.Net there are extra services available to you in both email and web. The primary virtual service, of course, is to give you an online identity that is uniquely yours. Assuming that you have your own domain, either purchased from us or elsewhere, we would install it and now you can create email address under this domain as well as a web page reached through your own domain.
To create and manage aliases simply log in to control panel from the main page. If your account has a domain name attached to it, you will find an "Email Aliases" link.
In the first field only put the "name" (at your domain) that you want aliased, and in the second field enter the full email address that you want the mail for that name to go to. For example, if you wanted to create an alias for Gordon.Cote@yourdomain.ca which delivers mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, you fill in "Gordon.Cote" for the alias, and "email@example.com" for the mailbox. If you simply put login in the mailbox field it will treat it as firstname.lastname@example.org. If you put login@ there it will treat it as login@DOMAIN where "DOMAIN" is each domain attached to your account.
You can also attach an alias to individual accounts which has the same effect as adding an alias pointing to that account but has some other advantages. The primary advantage is organizational.
You can create a default email alias by creating an alias using the string "DEFAULT" (all upper case) as the alias
When the "DEFAULT" alias is set, all email which is sent to your domain which does not find any other alias to be redirected to will be redirected to the mailbox assigned by "DEFAULT".
CAUTION: This could cause a lot of spam to be directed to your mailbox. Use carefully.
With a virtual Vex.Net account you can assign mailboxes to your users that they can access using your virtual domain. For example, if you have the domain "example.com" and a user "John Smith" with a mailbox on Vex.Net of "example3" you can set up that user such that they can use the login "email@example.com" and connect to pop.example.com or imap.example.com to get their email. This works even if some other company uses "firstname.lastname@example.org" to get mail. However, this does not currently work for outgoing email so if you have your users send email through Vex.Net we suggest using the Vex.Net login for both to avoid confusion.
Clients with a full virtual domain can ask to have a "Private Virtual Web Server" set up on their account. This is a web server that runs with the user ID of the virtual host's main login. In this way you can make files/databases be owned by yourself and not readable by anyone else but still be readable by your web scripts.
If you have a Private Virtual Web Server as defined above you can also set up a secure (https) site. Simply provide us with your certificate (or purchase one from us) and we will install it under your virtual domain. Contact us for more details on this.
To define web subdomains, go to your control panel and select "User features." Under that you can select "Define a web subdomain." for detail provide a space separated list of colon separated pairs indicating the subdomain:subdirectory. For example, assume your domain is vex.net, and you want to create an "un.vex.net" subdomain, which points to the directory "public_html/html_un", you would enter "un:html_un". If you also wanted the subdomain "vexed.vex.net" pointing to the directory "public_html/vexed" you would enter "un:html_un vexed:vexed".
Note that you only enter the "subdomain" part of the name, and not the full domain name. Also note that the path you enter will be relative to your regular virtual domain web directory.