We've tried to keep our site simple and intuitive to use. There are a bunch of useful features of our site which are outlined below. You can get back to this help page from anywhere on our site by using access key 0 (zero) or clicking the Help link at the bottom right of each page.

The first thing to know about our website is that it is all about "Personal Servers". If you're not interested in personal server technology you won't find much of interest here. We aim to bring you everything there is to know about running your own server. We're a brand new service and there is still lots of work to do! Read on to learn more about our website. If you're looking to get started the site map is a good place for that.

Home page

The home page is a useful starting point into our site. You can access the home page from anywhere on our site by clicking the personalserver.com link in the top left or the Home navigation link in the first position on the nav bar at the top right. You can use access key 1 (one) to get back to the home page from anywhere on our site.

Breadcrumbs let you know where you are in relation to our whole site. They are displayed in the top-left corner of every page.

On any page within our site you can return to the top of the page by clicking the Back to Top link in the bottom left hand corner of any page. You can use access key b to get back to the top of any page.

The bottom left hand corner of every page includes Previous and Next links which you can use to navigate to the previous or next article. In theory you could start at the home page and continually press the Next link to read our entire site!

To navigate to the previous or next article use the links in the bottom left of your browser window or use access key p or n respectively.

Site map

A link to the site map can be found at the bottom of each page. The site map provides an overview of all the content and features of our site. Use access key 3 (three) for quick access to the site map from any page on our site.

There is a search facility in the top right hand corner of every page on our site. You can use the search facility to find content with specific words. The search facility accepts the * (asterisk) as a wildcard. A wildcard search matches any text. For example a search for jo*n would match both John and join. Note that searches are not case sensitive, they match capital letters and lowercase letters equally. Use access key 4 (four) for quick access to the search facility from any page on our site.

Content license

Most content on our website is available for reuse/duplication under the terms of our content license. Links to the content license are available at the bottom of each page. You can jump to the license terms from any page on our site using access key 5 (five).

As indicated at the bottom of each page most content on our website is copyright our developers and used under license by Blackbrick. You can jump to the list of copyright holders from any page on our site using access key 6 (six).

Privacy policy

We have a privacy policy which regulates our use of your information. You can jump to the privacy policy from any page on our site using access key 7 (seven). We encourage you to read our privacy policy to learn about all the ways that we protect your privacy on our website. We take your privacy seriously!

Terms of Service

We have terms of service which outline what you can and cannot expect from us. You can jump to the terms of service from any page on our site using access key 8 (eight).

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch with us for any reason at all we would be very happy to hear from you. You can find our contact details and a web-based contact form on our contact page which is also linked from the top navigation bar. You can jump to the contact page from anywhere on our site using access key 9 (nine).

Social media

We have a presence at Facebook and Twitter. You can jump to our Facebook page from anywhere on our site using access key f and our Twitter page using access key t.

Web-standards compliance and verification

We care about web standards. We use the latest versions of HTML , CSS and JavaScript on our site. We have dropped support for older browsers. You will need an up-to-date browser to access the content on our site. At the bottom of every page on our site you will find a link to the W3C HTML5 validation service. You can use this link to verify that any of our HTML content complies with the standard. You can use access key v to verify the content of any page on our site.

Access keys

You can use the following Access Keys to navigate directly to particular pages on our site. You need to press the correct modifier keys in addition to the access key. The modifier keys vary depending on both your operating system and your browser. You can read about access keys in different browsers. We have tried to auto-detect the correct modifier keys for you in the table below.

Access KeyPage
Alt + 0Help
Alt + 1Home
Alt + 2Sign-up
Alt + 3Site map
Alt + 4Search
Alt + 5License
Alt + 6Copyright notice
Alt + 7Privacy Policy
Alt + 8Terms of Service
Alt + 9Contact us
Alt + pPrevious article
Alt + nNext article
Alt + bBack to top of page
Alt + iLogin
Alt + oLogout
Alt + fFacebook
Alt + tTwitter
Alt + vValidate HTML