One of Yahoo!'s suite of site building tools, Yahoo! PageBuilder offers step-by-step guidance through the creation of your site using a browser-based interface and absolutely no programming. With PageBuilder you get more than 100 predesigned templates, interactive elements such as forms, the ability to upload your own images, the ease of drag-and-drop editing, unlimited pages, and more. Learn more.
Page views refers to the number of times visitors to your site have looked at your pages. With Yahoo! Web Hosting's Site Statistics feature, you can review both the total page views and unique page views (the number of unique visitors who have reviewed the pages) for each page in your site. Learn more.
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Password protection is a security feature that allows you to restrict unauthorized access to a file, folder, or subdomain. Using Password Manager in combination with File Manager, you can protect any part of your site, granting viewing access only to those users to whom you assign a user name and password. You can also use password protection to control FTP access to your site folders. Learn more.
Your Password Manager gives you the ability to control who can view your site or various areas within your site, such as a folder or subdomain. You can use this tool to create user accounts that can then be assigned access privileges on your site. Learn more.
PayPal is an online payment service that allows its members to send money online to anyone with an email address. With PayPal buttons, you can affordably accept credit card and other payments through your site. You'll pay a small fee for some transactions, such as receiving credit card funds. Learn more.
Pending means that the domain associated with your Small Business plan is not yet active across the Internet. As soon as the domain becomes active (it can take up to 72 hours), you can begin using your account. Learn more about pending domains.
If you're a Business Mail owner or administrator, pending can also refer to the status of one of your email users. If a user is pending, the person hasn't activated the address. Make sure he or she received your invitation (did you send it to the correct address?) and, if it did arrive, remind the user to get started.
Perl (Practical Extraction and Report Language) is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including web development and interface design. Many CGI scripts — programs that generate dynamic web page content such as guestbooks and discussion boards — are written in Perl. With a Web Hosting or Merchant Solutions plan, you can write your own Perl scripts and take advantage of Perl-based advanced add-ons such as an online bulletin board. Learn more.
A permalink ("permanent link") is a static web address that readers of a blog or news source can use to reference a specific blog post or entry. All of your blog tools allow you to set up permalinks for your blog so your readers can easily link to your posts, helping you drive and retain traffic to your site.
Yahoo! Personal Address allows you to send and receive email messages using a customized email address that matches your domain, such as firstname.lastname@example.org. Personal Address includes up to 10 customized email addresses, each of which is associated with a free Yahoo! Mail account, which makes it easy to use and manage. If you signed up for Yahoo! Web Hosting Starter before August 17, 2004, and have not upgraded to Yahoo! Business Mail, your email service is Personal Address. Learn more.
Personal Site Search
Personal Site Search is an add-on available to all users that allows you to install a search engine on your pages. Your visitors can use this search engine to find information they're seeking on your site. With Personal Site Search, you can also customize the search results page that appears when a visitor completes a search. Learn more.
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely used, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML to create dynamic web pages. Like Perl, PHP can be used to manipulate data in a MySQL database. Experienced users can write their own PHP scripts and take advantage of PHP-based tools such as PHP Mail and advanced add-ons like PHP-Nuke or Advanced Guestbook. Learn more.
The PHP-based phpBB utility is a powerful, fully customizable bulletin board package that allows you to create an online community on your web site. You can easily administrate the bulletin board using phpBB's straightforward interface and useful help documentation. Learn more.
PHP Mail is an advanced communication tool that allows you to send email from a PHP script. A perfect way to set up customized autoreplies — to site visitors who fill out a form or survey on your site, for example — PHP Mail is available as part of all Web Hosting and Merchant Solutions plans. Learn how to set up PHP Mail.
A free third-party tool, phpMyAdmin allows you to manage the administration of your MySQL database in a web interface. Written in PHP, phpMyAdmin can help you create and delete databases; build and modify tables; manage database fields; execute SQL statements; and more. Learn how to install phpMyAdmin.
PHP-Nuke is a full-featured, completely customizable content management system that includes everything you'll need to organize and manipulate information on your web site. Once you install PHP-Nuke, you can use it to create an interactive forum, online database of news articles, message board, polls, and other dynamic content. Based on PHP and MySQL, PHP-Nuke is an advanced add-on available to all Web Hosting and Merchant Solutions users. Learn more.
A plug-in is a small piece of software created to provide additional functionality to a larger program. A user of the larger application can choose to add a plug-in to extend the software's native capability without altering the foundation of the software. Plug-ins such as RealAudio or Shockwave, for example, enable browsers to play audio or video clips, while plug-ins for graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop provide custom features not included with the basic software package.
POP (Post Office Protocol) is an email protocol that allows you to view and manage email messages collected by one mail program with another. All Business Email and Web Hosting users can take advantage of POP access as well as SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), which makes it possible to send messages from your computer using your own email client. Learn more.
A post (also called an entry) is a single submission or message on a blog, or online journal. (Post also means to submit such a message.) You can think of a post as a dated page in a diary, or one in a series of articles in a newsletter. Each time you write some comments or add a photo to your diary, you have created a post. Posts are usually arranged on a blog in reverse chronological order and can include text, photos, or both; some also provide a way for readers to submit comments pertinent to that post. You can add as many posts to your blog as you like, and most blogs are updated with new posts frequently. Learn more about blogs.
Public Yahoo! Calendar
Public Yahoo! Calendar is an add-on available to all users that allows you to send visitors to the public version of your Yahoo! Calendar so they can view your schedule. When you install Public Yahoo! Calendar, you'll add a button to your page that your visitors can click to see your calendar. Web-based calendars are a great way to share information with your visitors and promote events or appearances. Learn more.
Publishing is the process of making your web pages available on the World Wide Web. After you publish, other people can view your site by typing your domain name (such as http://www.widgetdesigns.com) in a web browser.
Microsoft Publisher is a site building and management tool useful for those with experience using Microsoft products such as Word or Excel. If you create a web site with Microsoft Publisher, you can publish it to your account via FTP. (Please note that Publisher and other third-party software must be purchased separately from your Yahoo! plan.) Learn more.
Quick Links is a feature of the Web Hosting Control Panel that allows you to create shortcuts to the most frequently used Web Hosting tools. Using Quick Links can save you time by making it possible to navigate to the tools you need from any page in the Web Hosting Control Panel. Learn more.