Cheap Broadband with Landline

MTNL is offering one of the Cheapest (Low cost) broadband plans with a Landline at Rs.333/- per month in Delhi with 100 Gb Fair Usage Limit at 2Mbps (up to 8Mbps), Unlimited 100 Local calls to any network + used Wifi Router. This is way better than MTNL's normal lowest 699 plan and Airtel's 899 plan. This offer is available ONLY for existing landline customers who don't have broadband. You can apply for a new connection with "OneIndia" plan and move to this.

Airtel finally launched a low cost broadband Rs.499/- plan on 7th Sept 2020 which allows Unlimited (truly unlimited) data at 40 Mbps and a Landline with Unlimited calls on any network + Wifi Router. Call Airtel Customer care for a new connection or to switch to this plan from your current 799/899/1499 plans to save on your monthly bill.


Creating Email Accounts

Once your domain has been configured on a typical Linux based web server you can login into the Control Panel (CPanel) using:
http://www.<>:2083  (for some servers this Port might be different)

Here <> means any domain name you have including its extension, e.g., etc.

Specify the Control Panel User Id and Password as provided to you. Remember this is the core UserId / Password to perform all functions on your domain so keep it carefully and DO NOT share it with anybody under any circumstances. Don't even save it in your browser.

Go into Email Accounts and create any new accounts and set their password. Passwords are case sensitive. Please DO NOT share this password with anybody and write it down safely in your diary or any other appropriate place.

Checking your mail on Web

You can check email on the Web server using any of the following methods:
http://www.<>:2096  (for some servers this Port might be different)

Please note that your UserId to login into webmail would be full id with domain name, i.e. <UserId>@<>, e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Just "UserId" will NOT work. Once you login the server will typically give you a choice of mail tools to choose from. These are different software for managing your web mail, viz.

  • Horde
  • RoundCube
  • SquirrelMail

All three are equally good at handling web mail with some difference of features. Overall Roundcube is probably the best option. SquirrelMail usually has issues showing HTML mails properly but is simpler to operate.

How to download your mail to PC using an Email Client

You can also configure this in your Thunderbird or Windows Mail or Outlook Express mail client software or any other mail tool of your choice. For this setup the Mail server would be mail.<> for both POP3 and SMTP. We suggest you configure ports using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) so that no hacker can read your mails while being transmitted. Port numbers would be:

  • POP3 - 995 with SSL (preferable) and 110 for insecure
  • IMAP - 993 with SSL (preferable) and 143 for insecure
  • SMTP - 465 with SSL (preferable) and 587 for insecure (Port 25 & 26 are usually blocked to avoid spamming)

SMTP Settings - For outgoing mails (sample for Thunderbird & Windows Mail / Outlook Express)

Port: 465
Connection Security: SSL/TLS
User Name: yourUserId(AT)
Authentication method: Password, transmitted insecurely
Connection Security: None

To get more details you can click on "Configure Mail Client" option after you login on your web mail account.

An important thing for you to remember while using web mail is that if you type and send your email using web mail then the mail will be saved in your Sent folder on web mail and will NOT appear in your email client like Thunderbird or Outlook and vice versa, i.e. if you type your mail in, say, Thunderbird and send it then it will NOT appear in your web mail Sent folder. This issue can be avoided by using IMAP instead of POP3. In IMAP all your mail actually resides on the server. The disadvantage with IMAP is that if you delete any emails or folders then they cannot be retrieved.

Leaving Email on Web server

You can choose the option "Leave mail on server" if you want to download your mail and also keep them on the web server. If you choose to leave your mail on the server, remember it will be consuming your quota of disk space. This quota is usually anywhere from 50Mb to 2Gb or more in a few cases. If you get a lot of large emails (with large attachments) then we suggest you download your emails and delete them from web server. It will help you stay within your quota limit.

The good thing about downloading all your email is that you can work offline. You need not be connected to internet when reading emails or writing them. You can queue all emails that you type and send them when you connect to Internet.

How to upload your website

Please note that the directory you land into after you login into CPanel or using FTP is your home directory and not the directory where your website resides. The website resides in a directory within this directory called public_html. This directory also has an alias called www.

Using FTP

To upload your website create a FTP user in CPanel and set its password. Use a tool like Filezilla to upload your website into public_html directory. This is a good method to upload your website as you don't have to share your CPanel user / password with your web developer. Give your web developer the FTP user / password to upload and modify the website. You can use a free utility like Filezilla to upload or download your website.

Using File Manager

You can click on File Manager in your CPanel which opens the file manager in another window or tab. Go into public_html directory and upload all your website file. Alternatively you can upload a zip archive and use the uncompress option to unzip it in this directory.



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