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How do I access my shell account?
You access your shell account via ssh. SSH
is a program similar to telnet, which will
give you access to the shell on the remote
machine. It is better than telnet because
it uses encryption, meaning your password
and text are not transmitted in clear text.If
you do not have ssh, feel free to download
ssh from http://www.TuXs.Net
Can I run bots, irc, bnc on my web hosting
We offer basically two type of hosting packages,
web hosting and ircd hosting.
If you opt for web hosting, you cannot run
bots, bnc etc...
But if you sign up for shell/ircd/irc hosting
packages, you are allowed to run it.
Can I use my own domain for personal/custom
Yes you can use your own domain as vhost.
Just change the dns/nameservers of the domain
to ns1.TuXs.net and ns2.TuXs.net and
mail us about it at Support@TuXs.Net
How long does it take to process a new account?
TuXs.net will setup your account as soon
as your payment is cleared. If paying by
credit card, your account will be created
after our bank has confirmed the payment.
What is a shell account?
A shell account is basically a personal account
on a server that's connected to the Internet
via a dedicated, high-speed connection.
Shell accounts run the Unix operating system.
You access the shell via telnet and FTP.
The account provides you with space (usually
around 5 MB to 30 MB for basic accounts)
for storing files and running programs on
the Unix machine. The most popular flavours
of Unix you'll encounter with shell accounts
are the Linux and FreeBSD operating systems.
Unfortunately, unlike Eggdrop, shell accounts
generally aren't free. But since they're
always connected to the Internet, shell
accounts are the most popular and cost effective
platform for hosting IRC bots. Shell accounts
can also be used for other things, IRC-related
and otherwise, such as running a bouncer,
running your own IRC server, downloading
files at high speed for temporary storage
(until you're ready to download them to
your machine), sending/receiving e-mail,
and maintaining a web site. You don't have
to be experienced with Unix in order to
set up and maintain a bot on a shell account,
but you will need to learn a few basic commands.
Last Updated: 17/06/2010