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Lime Hosting knows the web runs off of open source software, and we love to support it. Our Educaitonal Channels will help you with using some of the most popular programs on the web today! Our Joomla tutorials make Joomla hosting much easier. Read our Drupal tutorials and learn how the saying, 'Drupal Hosting is only for programmers' is such a big misconception! Whatever software you use, Lime Hosting is your best choice today for all your web hosting needs.

What is an Education Channel?

If you're familiar with the traditional setup of college courses, then learning through our Education Channels will be a breeze. We begin with an introductory 101 class, and advance all the way up to 300 level classes. Whether you have a hosting package with us or still plan to join our hosting, you will find that our education channels would be very helpful. You can also stay up to date on your favorite topics by becoming a fan on facebook and following us on twitter (links in the right sidebar of the page).

Blogs And Content Management Systems


While WordPress initially began as a blogging platform, it has grown into one of the most popular Content Management Systems used today in creating all sorts of websites.


Moodle is a free open source software for designing educational courses. Moodle is an abbreviation for Modular Object-Oriented Learning Environment. The software is also known as an Online Course Management System or Virtual Learning Environment. These tutorials were built on the 2.3.2 version released on September 2012. Start learning Moodle now!

Movable Type

Movable Type is a website development software that allows you to create a standard website and a blog within the website. Files are saved as Static pages allowing Movable Type to have better performance than other webdesign software.


PHP-Nuke is a content management system based on PHP and MySQL that is free open source software. This software is designed for newsletters, forums, and other dynamic content. PHP-Nuke is also considered a News Portal System.

Joomla 2.5

Joomla! is a powerful Content Management System that is great out of the box, and even better when combined with the wide array of available extensions. Learn how to create a website using Joomla 2.5 here!

Joomla 3.0

Joomla 3.0 is the next release in the Joomla series, following version 2.5. It is currently set for release in late September 2012, but the Alpha-1 version is out and we are excited to begin testing!

Drupal 7

Create a powerhouse website with the help of the Drupal Content Management System. Make it even better with the large list of addon modules. Conquer the competition by learning about Drupal here.


Mambo is an older CMS, and is actually the predecessor to Joomla!


PHP-Fusion is a self-proclaimed light-weight content management system and includes features such as photo galleries, discussion forums, and member registration.


PrestaShop 1.5

Prestashop was named the Best Open Source E-Commerce Application in the Packt 2010 Open Source Awards and the Best Open Source Business Application in the 2011 Open Source Awards. Come learn about Prestashop and all its supported features such as unlimited products and categories, unlimited currencies, over 41 available languages, and much more!


Looking for a complete guide for setting up an online store? Our OpenCart Education Channel covers everything you need to know to get an online store up and running.


Magento is a very popular e-commerce application that you can use to start and manage a professional online store.



MediaWiki is a free Wiki software that is used by sites like Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, and more. WikiMedia can be customized to suit your needs and is Free to instal on a General Public License. This section will teach you how to implement a Wiki on your server with WikiMedia


DokuWiki is a Free open source software similar to Wikipedia. DokuWiki is designed to implement a wiki on your server with little work involved. Using DokuWiki will give you the ability to make an information rich website. This Education Channel will explain how to set up DokuWiki on your server.


TikiWiki, also called Tiki, is a free open source wiki software. TikiWiki has CMS (Content Management System) features not found in other wiki software. This section will teach you how to use this software.

Our Software And Tools


cPanel is your tool for managing your hosting account. From creating email address to configuring database, cPanel's tools will help get the job done.






phpList is a popular open source newsletter manager that will allow you to setup and manage multiple mailing lists for your domain from a centralized web accessible location.

Everything Email

From basic setup to how to get the most out of your email, we'll get you off to a good start with your new email accounts.

Forums / Bulletin Boards


SMF is open source software designed to create a community of board forums. SMF stands for Simple Machine Forums and is a popular forum software. Learn how to create and manage your SMF website here.


phpBB is a free, open source program for creating forums. The phpBB program can be added to an existing website to give a forums section, or used as an entire website forum community.

Website Design

Website Design

If you've never heard of HTML and CSS, or are somewhat familiar and want to learn more, join as we set a solid foundation for writing website code.



Getting started Email guide



Note! If you are coming to us from a host that uses cPanel, any email accounts and email messages on your previous server can be brought over with a full cPanel backup site transfer. If you are migrating from a previous host who doesn't use cPanel, we have an easy to follow guide for migrating your emails.

How to Create an Email Account

The very first step required for using the email service on your server with Lime Hosting is to create the email account in your cPanel. For further assistance on how to do this, please visit our article on How to create an email account. Once you have set up your email account in your cPanel, you can begin to use your email. The next sections will guide you on how to access your email.

How to access your Email Account

Before you begin to setup your email client, you must first decide how you would like to access your email. You can use many different programs to check your email. You can use a Desktop Program like OutlookMac mail, orThunderbird. You can use the browser based programs Squirrel MailHorde, or Round Cube to check from any location using your web browser. Also, you can use a third party like Google Apps or your iPhoneDroid, or other mobile device.

Configuring a desktop email client

Common email clients that most users are familiar with include Microsoft Outlook and Mac Mail. You can use any program you want as long as is it can connect to our servers. Below are links to our tutorials for setting up email clients.

  • Outlook 2013
  • Outlook 2011 (Mac)
  • Outlook 2010
  • Outlook 2007
  • Outlook 2003
  • Outlook 2002
  • Mac Mail
  • Thunderbird
  • Windows Live Mail

Basic Email Settings

You will need the settings to configure your email client. While each client is different in its layout and verbiage, there is still a basic set of information that the email client will need. Below is how to get your email settings.

Non SSL email settings ( most comonly setup)

The following settings are the non Secure settings. Use this only if you cannot use the SSL settings. Otherwise, you will want to use the SSL setup. Note that you will need to change "" to your domain name.

  • Incoming Server:
  • Outgoing Server:
  • Username: Your full e-mail address
  • Password: Your e-mail account password
  • Incoming Port: POP3 110 or IMAP 143
  • Outgoing Mail server (SMTP) Port: 587
  • SSL: NO
  • SMTP Authentication Required
  • Secure Authentication or SPA needs to be turned off

SSL email settings

Below is an example of the recommended Secure settings. The SSL (Secue Sockets Layer) protocol is for connecting to your server securely to prevent network "snoopers" from seeing your data over the network connection. The "secure##" will need the "##" changed to your server number. To find your server number, see your AMP technical details.

  • Incoming Server:
  • Outgoing Server:
  • Username: Your full e-mail address
  • Password: Your e-mail account password
  • Incoming Port: POP3 995 or IMAP 993
  • Outgoing Mail server (SMTP) Port: 465
  • SSL: YES
  • SMTP Authentication Required
  • Secure Authentication or SPA needs to be turned off

Accessing your email through Webmail

Webmail allows you to check your email from within your browser, such as Internet ExplorerMozilla FireFox, orSafari. To learn how to log into your webmail, please see our tutorial on how to log into webmail. A big advantage to using Webmail is that you do not need to configure any settings. You can simply log into webmail and begin using it. Another advantage is that your information is stored on the server so it can be accessed from any computer you're logging in from.

  • Horde
  • SquirrelMail
  • Roundcube

Configuring your mobile device

You can also configure your mobile phone or other mobile device to connect to your email. Below are links to tutorials for setting up email on some common phones and devices.

  • iPhone
  • Droid
  • Galaxy S
  • Blackberry
  • iPad

Troubleshooting email problems

If you find yourself having an issue with either sending or receiving email after you have setup your email client, please see the following articles for additional troubleshooting steps:

  • Problems Sending Email
  • Problems Receiving Email

Other Options available for use with your Email Account

You can also forward emails, set up autoresponders, and more for your email accounts.

  • Setting up email forwarders
  • Creating auto responders

Spam Protection

Below are links to tutorials on how you can control and stop spam.

  • Combating Spam: Spam Assassin
  • Using BoxTrapper
  • Using Domain Keys and SPF records
  • Getting too much Spam? How to Permanently stop spam with SpamCop


If you are able to receive emails but not send?

If you aren't able to send email, this usually means one thing: your internet provider is blocking you from using anyone's outgoing mail servers but their own. Many major internet service providers (ISPs) block port 25, the channel used for communication between an email client and an email server, to prevent their internet connection from being used for spam. When an email client that runs on your computer delivers messages, it uses port 25 to transmit data to remote email servers; therefore, if your ISP is blocking the port, your messages will not get through.
In order to work around this issue, we have opened Port 26. The ISPs that block port 25 require their SMTP server to be used instead of the remote SMTP server; so you will need to change the outgoing mail server (SMTP) from the default Port 25 to Port 26.
If you use Outlook, please be sure to select the option for Outgoing SMTP Server Requires Authentication. This is now required for our server security.
Some ISPs that block port 25 include:
People PC
Comcast ATTBI
If your ISP is on this list or you believe port 25 is blocked, please see our related article for information about changing the outgoing SMTP port from 25 to 26:

If for whatever reason you cannot send using your email through your email client. Please see our article on Problems Sending Mail - Receiving is Fine.


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Email Tutorials

All hosting accounts come with email addresses. Let's help get you setup!

  • Getting started with your Email
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We offer registration of new domain names, and we can help transfer your current domain name too.

  • Register a new Domain
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Education Channels

Work step by step and get things done right the first time! Browse our Education Channels and view ground level courses to more advanced topics.

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  • Web Host Manager
  • Website Design
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