- How do I install the LAMP software bundle (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on CentOS VPS Hosting?
Once you SSH into your VPS Hosting, type the following commands to have LAMP installed: Install Apache yum install httpd chkconfig httpd on service httpd start Install MySQL Database Server In the last step when installing mysql, you will be asked to set a root MySQL password. You will also be asked to remove anonymous users, disallow root login remotely, and a few other questions. Answer "yes" all the way to the last question and the installation is finished. yum install mysql-server mysql php-mysql php -y service mysqld start chkconfig --levels 235 mysqld on /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation The LAMP installation is done. Visit your default page: http://[IP Address] or http://[domain name]
- How many email addresses can I have for my domain on your Email Hosting?
We call it "Email Hosting" for a reason! There is no limit on the number of email addresses you can have with your domain email. Learn how to set up email with your Email Hosting. You can also visit the Email Hosting FAQ section of our help files for more info about this awesome product including how it can be used to create a website and how to set up your Email Hosting email with various platforms such as Gmail, Mac Mail, your iPad and iPhone, and more.
- How do I set up a domain using Dynadot's VPS with Sentora option?
Setting up your domain with Dynadot's VPS with Sentora is easy. To begin, you will want to have both your Dynadot account and your Sentora control panel open, and you will want to be logged in to both. Begin in the Sentora control panel. Follow these steps: Click on the "Domains" icon in the "Domain Management" section. Type your domain name into the "Domain name" field. The "Create a new home directory" option will already be selected for you. Press the "Create" button. The status will show as "pending" while your domain is being added. Return to the "Home" menu. Next, we want to create DNS records for this domian. In the "Domain Management" section, click on the "DNS Manager" icon and select your domian name from the drop-down menu. Press the "Edit" button. Sentora will create the standard default records. Press the "Create Records" button. On the 'A' records page, you will see that custom name servers have been created, "ns1" and "ns2", along with the "mail" subdomain. If you select "MX" you will see that that record has been created for you as well. Use the available tabs to add any additional DNS records you may need. Let's go to our Dynadot account now. From the "Domains" menu at the top, select "Name Servers." Click on the "Register a domain name server" link. In the "Host Name" field, enter ns1.domain.extension. Move down to the "IP Address" field and enter your VPS IP address there. Press the "Submit" button. You will now see the name server on your list. Do the same for ns2.domain.extension. Lastly, we will want to connect our domain to the name servers we've created. In your Dynadot account: Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Click the link in the "Name Server" column for your domain. Click on the "Name Servers" tab. Scroll down the new page and select your custom name servers from the drop-down menus. Press the "Select Name Servers" button at the bottom of the column. So that's all there is to it. Once everything has propagated, you will have successfully connected your domain to your Dynadot VPS with Sentora hosting.
- How do I rebuild my VPS?
If you've installed something incorrectly or your system files are corrupted in your VPS Hosting, you can first try to restore your VPS from the backup (VPS Hosting includes daily backups). If the backup file is also corrupted or if there are too many things to handle to fix your VPS, the easiest way to fix it is by rebuilding it. To rebuild your VPS, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Unlock your account to access the VPS rebuild feature. Select the "Hosting" tab in the main menu. Click on your VPS Hosting name (should be a blue link). You'll need to unlock your account if you haven't already. Under the "VPS Control" section, you'll need to shut down your VPS by clicking on the "Regular Shutdown" or "Force Shutdown" button. Wait for the VPS to complete shutting down. Select your control panel template from the drop-down menu. Click on the "Rebuild" button. NOTE: The rebuild process may take 15 minutes to complete. Once it has finished, your VPS will be ready to use again.
- How do I change my VPS Hosting firewall status?
VPS OS Firewall is set "on" by default, and will block services other than SSH. Type the following commands to turn off the iptables firewall or change the iptables firewall to another status. It is best to keep the firewall on and add specific rules to allow specific service. To turn off iptables firewall: service iptables stop To turn on iptables firewall: service iptables start To turn off iptables firewall on boot: chkconfig iptables off To turn on iptables firewall on boot: chkconfig iptables on
- How do I restart MySQL in my Ubuntu VPS Hosting?
To restart MySQL in your Ubuntu VPS Hosting, log in as root and enter the following command: sudo service mysql restart
- How do I set up my Email Hosting email to work with my Gmail account?
To set up your Email Hosting email to work with Gmail, please follow these steps: Log into your Gmail account. Click the gear icon on the top-right side of the page. Select "Settings" from the drop-down menu. Click on the "Accounts and Imports" tab. Press the "Add another email address" button. When the box pops up, enter your email address. Google will now ask for a username/password. You can retrieve this information under your POP3/SMTP settings in your Email Hosting web space. Change the SMTP server to smtp.webhost.dynadot.com. Change the port to 25 using the drop-down menu. The 'Secured connection using TLS' option should be selected by default. If not, please choose that option. Click on the "Add Account" button to save your changes. Next, gmail will ask you to verify the new address using a confirmation code or link. Once verified, you will be able to access your Dynadot email through your existing gmail account! Want to set up your Email Hosting email on another platform? Check out these additional instructions: iPhone iPad Motorola Droid Mac Mail Microsoft Outlook Thunderbird
- How do I access my Advanced Web Hosting cPanel account?
To access your Advanced Hosting cPanel account, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select the "Hosting" tab in the main menu. Click on the "cPanel login" link under the "Edit Site" column. A new page should load in a new browser tab. Please note that we no longer offer our Advanced Hosting product. If you are looking for a hosting product that offers cPanel, you can use our VPS Hosting, which allows you to add cPanel as well as other templates.
- How do I restore my VPS from a backup?
We offer free daily backups with our VPS Hosting. This allows you to restore all the files that were there when your VPS was last backed up. To restore your VPS Hosting, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Unlock your account to access the VPS restore feature. Select the "Hosting" tab in the main menu. Click on your VPS Hosting plan (should be a blue link). You'll need to unlock your account if you haven't already. Under the "VPS Control" section, you'll need to shut down your VPS by clicking on the "Regular Shutdown" or "Force Shutdown" button. Wait for the VPS to complete shutting down. Click on the "Link" next to "Backup." Select the radio button next to a "VPS Automatic Backup" point, or a "VPS Manual Backup" that you want to use for the restore. Click on the "Restore VPS" button. NOTE: The restore processing may take 30 minutes to complete. Once finished, your VPS is ready again. You can also rebuild your VPS.
- How do I restart the FTP service in zPanel or Sentora for my VPS Hosting?
To restart the FTP service for your zPanel or Sentora in your VPS Hosting, log in as root and enter: service proftpd restart Once your VPS returns Starting proftpd: [ OK ], the FTP service restart is complete. NOTE: The hostname needs to be a domain name, such as example.com.