File system on the Windows shared hosting packages

This FAQ will explain the File System on your Windows hosting package

Windows hosting files are organised slightly differently. The below article will explain the differences.

File System

Step 1 of 1

Each Windows hosting account has a home directory in which you store your site content and databases. When you log into your account using FTP you will be placed within your home directory. Inside your home directory there are two folders:


Contains all this months log files in RAW format and a .zip file of all last months RAW log files, you are unable to delete or modify any of these files


Contains a directory called Content. Nothing else should be within this folder, you are able to upload files to this folder, but you don’t have permissions to delete or modify files.

Content:This folder is the root of your web site; you should place inside it the web pages, scripts and images that make up your web site. You should call your home page default.asp, default.aspx, default.htm or index.htm and place it within this folder

You may need to reference the path to your home directory in your scripts. We recommend that you use relative paths or take advantage of the Server.MapPath function in ASP. If however you do wish to use the full path, it would be as follows (note: this is only an example and should not be replicated exactly):




Active Server Pages (ASP) is a server side scripting technology, which can be used to easily build dynamic web pages.

Using ASP

Our servers support ASP Scripts written in VBScript, Jscript and PerlScript, the server default is VBScript. In order for the server to parse the file as an ASP script it must have the extension .asp. Your default pages can be called default.asp.

Please note: Chat/IRC, web proxy and mailing list scripts are not allowed on our network under any circumstances.


Microsoft .NET is a suite of software technologies for quickly building and deploying fast and reliable interconnected web applications. The rich class library of the .NET framework means features which were once difficult to implement can now be added in just a few lines of code. ASP.NET enables you to harness the power of the Microsoft .NET framework in your web site pages.


Our servers support ASP.NET pages written in Visual Basic, Jscript and C Sharp with the server default being Visual Basic. ASP.NET pages must have the file extension .aspx. Your default pages can be called default.aspx.

Server Configuration

Values for frequently requested parameters and server configuration options are shown in the table below:

.NET Framework Version
Execution Timeout
20 seconds
Web.Config Options (
Web.Config Options
The following sections can be defined in your 
web.config file. Sections not listed here cannot be used:
pages /
customErrors /
globalization /
authentication /
authorization /
clientTarget /
browserCaps /
Security Policy
Security policy is MEDIUM TRUST, to find out more follow 
this link: MSDN Microsoft