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  • 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]

  • What are some basic HTML tags that I can use to build my website?

    Here are a few basic HTML tags that may be helpful: <p></p> – paragraph. <h1></h1> to <h6></h6> – heading. <br> – line break. Doesn't require content or a closing tag. <b></b> – bold <i></i> – italic <u></u> – underlined <a></a> – A link. The href attribute should be used to indicate the link's destination. Example: <a href="">Link to Dynadot</a> Please note the following: – Don't forget to include a closing tag (e.g. <b>bold</b>) – It is recommended to always use lowercase letters in tags. For more information regarding HTML, check out the HTML section of our blog where we have a few posts that can help get you started! Don't want to have to learn and use HTML or other code to create your website? We have the solution! Check out our easy-to-use, no coding-required, Website Builder! You can even try it for free!

  • How do I add Sentastico to my VPS with Sentora?

    The Sentastico module can be installed in your VPS Hosting with three easy SSH commands. To begin, login as root and enter the following command: zppy repo add Next, you want to update by entering: zppy update Lastly, enter: zppy install sentastico You should see "Module installed successfully!" Go to your Sentora control panel. Select "Module Admin" from the "Server Admin" section. Enable Sentastico for Admin, Users, or both, and save your changes. You will now see the Sentastico Icon in the "Advanced" section of your control panel. Click there and it opens on the "Admin" tab. You can add the packages you want here, including WordPress.

  • How do I order your Advanced Web Hosting?

    You may have noticed mention of our Advanced Hosting in certain places on our website. As of 2014, we no longer offer our Advanced Web Hosting product. If you are already using our Advanced Hosting for your website, your website will not be affected. We simply are no longer offering new Advanced Hosting plans. We do still offer Email Hosting (formerly known as Basic Hosting), which is for simple, static HTML websites (it does not support cPanel) and VPS Hosting, which offers users the benefit of a dedicated server without the cost. You can also add cPanel and WordPress to VPS Hosting, though it is for more advanced users. In addition, we now offer an easy-to-use Website Builder. Our website builder is even free to get started! It offers five pages, six fully customizable templates to choose from, and all the tools you need to create a beautiful website. You can also choose to upgrade for more features and each upgrade comes with a free domain!

  • What is web hosting?

    Web hosting - or website hosting - is a service that allows individuals or organizations to make their website available on the World Wide Web. Web Hosting services typically offer server space that can be purchased or rented to host your website. There is a range of options from shared hosting, which offers space on a shared server, to hosting on dedicated servers. Dynadot offers three options for web hosting: Website Builder with built-in hosting, which offers customers a simple way to drag and drop their way to a beautiful website. VPS Hosting, which offers customers full access to part of a server (mimics a dedicated server, but at a lower cost). Email Hosting, which offers customers unlimited email and a great platform to built a simple, static website.

  • 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 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 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 domain. In the "Domain Management" section, click on the "DNS Manager" icon and select your domain 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 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