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Alias

An email alias is an additional email address for an email account, with which a user can send and receive emails, or set forwards to. A single user account can have multiple email aliases, with different domains or even with the same domain.

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Email Account

An email account is an email address on which mail is stored (unlike an alias / catchall). You can check your mail accounts via two protocols: POP3 and IMAP.

FTP Account

FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is a protocol that allows you to transfer files between different computers over the Internet. It allows you, as part of our webhosting offer, to transfer your files from your computer to Scaleway.com - for example, to update your website. It also works vice-versa: you can recover the files stored on Scaleway.com and transfer them to your personal computer, for example to make a backup.

Filtering

Filtering allows you to sort your emails depending on different criteria (the sender, the subject, the object and much more). If the email meets one or more criteria you can define different actions (delete the email, move it into a folder, etc).

htaccess

.htaccess is a simple text file containing commands for the configuration of the Apache webserver. It allows you to personalize the server dynamically and per folder. The configuration values are inherited through directories. Common applications for setting up a .htaccess file are switching between PHP4 and PHP5, protection of a part of the site, redirecting a website to another, or customizing error messages. Once on the server, its name must be .htaccess with a point ahead.

PHP

PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. While PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, it now stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, which is a recursive backronym.

Redirection

A redirection is an alternative email address for one or multiple email accounts of the same domain. For example, you can create the alias [contact@example.com](mailto:contact@example.com) which will redirect the mail to the personal email account [firstname.lastname@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.com) This allows you to not only have multiple email addresses without needing multiple email accounts, but also to deliver the email to multiple recipients.

Web Hosting

Webhosting is a service provided by Scaleway which offers storage space and access for your websites. Our webhosting offers include:

  • A domain name
  • A configurable webhosting
  • The management of your emails, including anti-spam, antivirus and filter systems
  • Unlimited sub-domains
  • An FTP account to upload your website
  • At least one database