CommuniGate Pro allows each user to be presented on the World Wide Web with a personal Web site.
The URL for the accountname@domainname Account File Storage is:
<http://domainname:port/~accountname> where the port is the WebUser port.
For example, the email@example.com account has a personal Web site at:
Personal Web sites use the same HTTP port as the WebUser Interface (the port 8100 by default).
In addition to the ~ prefix, an alternative prefix can be specified in the Domain Settings. The alternative prefix can be an empty string.
All Routing Rules discussed in the Access section apply to the personal Web site URLs, so Account and Domain aliases can be used in the personal Web site URLs.
Personal Web sites can be accessed without a prefix, using just the server part of the URL string. When the CommuniGate Pro server receives an HTTP connection on the its WebUser port, it uses the special Domain Routing procedure.
If the domain name user.domain.com has a DNS A-record pointing to the IP address of the CommuniGate Pro
server, and the CommuniGate Pro Router has the following record:
<LoginPage@user.domain.com> = userA@domainB.com
and the Account userA exists in the CommuniGate Pro Domain domainB, then the URL http://user.domain.com/ can be used to access the personal Web site (File Storage) of the userA@domainB.com Account.
File Storage must not contain any index.wssp file. This name is reserved for the File Storage Management forms.
The home (default) page of a personal Web Site should have the default.html name. This means that when the file name is not specified explicitly, the default.html name is assumed. If a File Storage has folders (subdirectories), then the request with the http://server:port/prefix user/folder/ URL retrieves the default.html file from that subdirectory.
The name of the default page is specified as an Account Setting and it can be modified on the per-Account basis.
The private folder can be used as a repository for any type of documents - the user can access them from anywhere, using any browser, FTP, or TFTP client.
Server administrators with the All Domains and Accounts Access Right
and Domain administrators with the CanAccessWebSites access right can access
other Accounts' File Storage.
They can use the same URL, opening the Index.wssp file, but they should provide their own Account names and passwords.
Server and Domain administrators can access File Storage of any Account using the WebAdmin Interface: the Account management pages have the Files link in their navigation panels.
All management methods use similar HTML pages for File Storage administration:
Click the Browse button and select a file you want to upload to the File Storage. Click the Upload File button to upload the file. Its name should appear in the list.
Select the checkboxes to mark the files and/or folders you want to remove from the File Storage and click the Delete Marked button. The selected files will be removed.
Type in a name and click the Create Folder button to create a folder (sub-directory) in the File Storage.
Select exactly one checkbox to mark the file or folder you want to rename, and enter a new name for it in the field next to the Rename Marked button. Click the Rename Marked button to rename the selected file or folder.
Click the file name link to open the file. Click the folder name link to open the subdirectory. When a subdirectory is opened, its name is displayed on the top of the file list. Click the UP link to open the parent subdirectory.
The This Folder line displays the total number of files and folders, and the total size of all files in the opened folder. The Totals line displays the total number of files and folders, and the total size of all files in the File Storage. The limits line displays the specified maxmimum number of files and folders and the specified maxmimum total file size for this File Storage.
File Storage data can be modified using the HTTP 1.1 PUT, DELETE, and MOVE methods. Some HTML design tools can use these methods to upload files to the server.
These HTTP requests should contain the Authentication information: the Account name of the File Storage owner or the Account name of a Server/Domain Administrator, and the password for that Account.
File Storage data can be modified using the CommuniGate Pro FTP module. When an Account user connects to the FTP module, the FTP "root directory" as well as the "current directory" are set to the topmost directory of the Account File Storage.
Certain File Storage files have special meanings.
If the Free/Busy information cannot be built (for example, if no Main Calendar mailbox exists in the Account), the HTTP module generates an empty Free/Busy dataset and sends it to the client.
Virtual files are the names that can be used in the personal Web site URLs. They do not specify actual files in the File Storage, but they can be used to retrieve certain information.