Webmaster Technical Information
Other pages in Guidance Notes:


What We Believe

Irish and Universal

Protestant and Catholic

Clergy and People

The Eucharist

Mary: Virgin and Mother

The Bible

The Communion of Saints

Death & Eternal Life

Baptism & Confirmation

The Holy Trinity


Repentance & Forgiveness

Sharing the Faith


An Ghaeilge agus Eaglais na hÉireann

The Irish language and the Church of Ireland

The Constitution

A Constitution Reader


First Schedule

Second Schedule

Chapters I – XVI


The Canons

Dioceses & Parishes

Search the directory

Charities Resources




Tax Effective Giving (RoI)

Charities Consultation (RoI)

Public Benefit Consultation (NI)

Accounting Software

Useful Contacts



Official Submissions

Committee Submissions

Church and Society Commission

Board of Education

Broadcasting Committee Submissions

Transferor Representatives' Council

Church in Society Committee



House of Bishops Communications

Church of Ireland HR Policies

Committee Information

Church in Society


Statements by the Chairman

Ecological and Environmental Sub-Committee

European Affairs Working Group

Legislation and Politics (NI) Sub-Committee

Legislation and Politics (RI) Sub-Committee

Medical Ethics, Science and Technology Sub-Committee

Social Justice and Theology (NI) Sub-Committee

Social Justice and Theology (RI) Sub-Committee

Commission on Ministry

Commission for Christian Unity & Dialogue

Central Communications Board

Broadcasting Committee Resources

Disability Awareness

Gift Aid

Hard Gospel Archive


Flu Guidelines (inc Swine Flu (H1N1) )


Environmental Charter


Access to Records

Location of Records

Other Genealogical Sources in the RCB Library

Preparing for Searches

Survival of Parish Registers

Anglican Record Project

Genealogy Links

Policy Documents

Safeguarding Trust - Northern Ireland


Safeguarding Trust - Republic of Ireland


Website Hosting Policy

Images of Children

Copyright Issues

Software, Website Hosting & E–mail Information

Software for Charities

Website Hosting Terms and Conditions

Webmaster Technical Information

Guidance Notes

The Filing System


E-mail Addresses

E-mail Etiquette

Stay Safe Online!

Useful Links

Diocesan Webmaps

Other Useful Links

e–Bulletin Sign–up

Printable version

Guidance Notes

The files contained within this guidance area are designed for both beginners, and more experienced webmasters. The information they give is specific to our system, but does also include many general concepts that you may already be familiar with.

If you have any suggestions on the content of these pages, or specific problems please contact Church of Ireland Hosting Services.

It is highly recommended that you initiate a regular website backup schedule. 

The simplest way to do this is by downloading the contents of your /htdocs folder to your computer or backup device via FTP.
Detailed instruction on downloading files and folders via an FTP client is available on this link: How to Backup your HTDOCS folder

If you have a MySQL database it is highly recommended that you take regular backups of this also.
If you log on to your phpMyAdmin panel (, with the information supplied for your database, you may simply export your your database to a SQL file.
You may use a programme such as MySQL Workbench to take backups. Full instructions on taking a backup using Workbench will be available shortly

We strongly recommend that you create regular backups of your database
so it can be easily and quickly recovered in the unlikely event that
your data is lost or becomes corrupted.