• .htaccess

    Unfortunately it is not possible to use .htaccess (or .htpasswd) files in the VEVIDA hosting environment (Windows 2003/IIS 6), as they are Apache-specific configuration files.

  • ASP

    You can use Active Server Pages (ASP) on our servers as standard. This application uses VBScript, for example, to perform a variety of functions. For instance, you can read data from a database, or save data to a database. Or you use ASP to apply a standard or dynamic layout.

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    The .NET-Framework 3.5 SP1 is available in our hosting environment. Your account is provided with ASP.NET functionality as standard.
    In ASP.NET, all the standard functions of .NET technology are still supported, i.e. as they are provided by Microsoft, with a number of expansions in addition to this.

    More information about ASP.NET and the .NET Framework can be found at the .NET Framework Developer Center.

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  • CGI

    The meaning of Perl (Practical Extraction and Report Language) is quite a good description of what this script language actually does:

    • Extraction to look into files and to “extract” the data that is important for you;
    • Report for generating reports on output, based on the required information;
    • It is an Practical language because it is easier to write these kinds of scripts in Perl than for example in C.

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  • chmod

    Countless server-side scripts (PHP, CGI/Perl) are written for Apache on a Unix or Linux server. When rights need to be changed for the use of these scripts (on folders or files), the Chmod command (1) is often mentioned.

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  • Components Installed on the Web Servers

    ASP.NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 is standardly available for your website. It is installed “on top of” ASP.NET 2.0. The security level is comparable to “medium trust”.

    On new web servers, starting from web server net3-nl-iis-77, the following additional components are available:

    1. Windows Communications Foundation

    2. Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

    3. ASP.NET MVC


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  • Custom error page

    VEVIDA allows you to create your own error pages, for example for the 404 `file not found” error message. You can make a 404.html (or .asp/.php) page and place this in the root of the /www directory.

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  • DLL Files

    It is possible to use binary .dll (Dynamic Link Library) files for your website at Vevida. Complete the following procedure before registering a .dll file.

    Please note: this concerns only .dll files with (ASP) COM components.

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  • FTP

    This section describes how to use your details to configure various FTP programs.

    If you are having trouble uploading files over FTP and you are using a firewall or your computer is connected to a(n ADSL) router, then please first read the Firewall-Friendly FTP RFC (RFC1579).
    This document details why FTP behind a firewall and/or router creates problems and how to resolve them.

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  • IIS 7 Manager

    The “Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 Manager” can be used to configure certain components of your website on the server side. For this, your website must be hosted on a Windows Server 2008 server. These are all web servers with a number greater than or equal to 129 (for example: net3-nl-iis-129 or net3-nl-iis-130).

    You can find this information in MyVEVIDA under website settings.

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  • ISAPI Rewrite

    Since Thursday, 11 March 2010, ISAPI_Rewrite version 3 has been standardly available in our hosting environment.

    Please Note: Only version 3 is installed on our Windows Server 2008 web servers.

    ISAPI_Rewrite version 3 is compatible with Apache mod_rewrite syntax, which makes moving a configuration from Apache to IIS as simple as copying the .htaccess file.

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  • Moving a website

    Moving is always a lot of work. Would you rather make the switch without the worries? We can help. Our customer service is ready for you when you need it. Here is how you can arrange everything in 5 steps to move your website. So you know exactly how it works beforehand.

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  • PHP

    PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is an HTML-embedded script language. A large part of the syntax originates from programming languages C, Java and Perl with a number of PHP-specific features added. The purpose of PHP is to enable web developers to write dynamically generated pages quickly. PHP can also be used as a CGI parser.

    In addition to Active Server Pages (ASP), which has native support, you can also use PHP.

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  • Search engines and website optimization

    VEVIDA cannot help you register your website(s) with search engines. However, we have prepared some tips and recommendations for you on this page.

    Improve your ranking

    There are several factors to consider in order to improve your websites’ search engine rankings.

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  • Webalizer statistics

    VEVIDA standardly provides statistical information on every account with the Webalizer package. This package uses log files to generate daily reports on visitor traffic. VEVIDA uses this package with the most basic options. In the interests of report generation speed, Webalizer does not show any detailed geographic data.
    For more information, including a readme file that explains the various data in Webalizer, please visit


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