- How do I configure a mail client to work with my Advanced Hosting email?
An email client allows you to access your email account from an application on your computer. cPanel will automatically configure your email client to access your Advanced Hosting email address(es). NOTE: You must already have an email client installed on your computer to automatically configure it using cPanel. To configure your mail client, please follow these steps: Sign into your cPanel account. Click on the "Email Accounts" icon. Under the "Actions" column for each address, you will find a drop-down menu labeled "More". Choose "Configure Email Client" from this menu. Select and download the appropriate configuration file from the list. Run the script file to automatically configure a mail client for the selected address. When completed properly, your email client should open automatically and log into your email account(s). How do I set up Advanced Hosting email to work with my Gmail account? How can I set up my Advanced Hosting email to work with my iPhone? How can I set up my Advanced Hosting email to work with my iPad? Please note that we no longer offer our Advanced Hosting product. If you are looking for a web hosting product, we offer VPS Hosting and Email Hosting.
- 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 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 your Dynadot account now. Select "My Domains" in the left-side menu bar and click "Name servers" in the drop-down. Click on the "Register Name Server" button. In the "Host Name" field, enter ns1.domain.extension. Move down to the "IP Address" field and enter your VPS IP address. Press the "Register Name Server" button to save your changes. Repeat the same steps for ns2.domain.extension. Lastly, you will want to connect your domain to the name servers you've created. In your Dynadot account: Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to your domain name and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list. On the DNS page, select "Name Servers" from the drop-down menu. Click the radio button next to "Select from your Name Servers" and choose your name servers from the lists. Press the "Save Name Server" button to save your changes. 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
- 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.
- What is FTP?
File Transfer Protocol (abbreviated as FTP) is used for exchanging files between two computers that have network access to each other. (The Internet would be an example of one network.) One computer acts as a FTP server which takes in and processes FTP requests from other computers. The other computer makes a connection to the FTP server by using FTP client software. (One example of a FTP client is WS_FTP.) Once this computer is connected to the FTP server, it can send or request files from the FTP server. FTP allows you to access your web hosting through a different platform. This goes for both our Email Hosting and our VPS Hosting. Our Email Hosting features a custom-built control panel that is easily accessible through your Dynadot account. It provides users with the ability to upload files, create and access email, and includes website statistics. You can also find your FTP settings if you wish to use an FTP client instead. If you want to use an email client, you need your POP3 and SMTP settings, which are different than FTP. Our VPS Hosting offers you SSH and full root access to your virtual server, so you can install almost any software. In addition, you can create FTP accounts to give access to other users without giving them full access to your VPS Hosting account. For example, you can upload via FTP settings to your VPS with zPanel.
- Why are there ads on my free hosting website?
If you are using our one page free hosting available through your domain's name servers settings, then you will see ads on your website (This may no longer be available in some accounts). However, we now offer a Website Builder, which gives you one free page with no ads! Along with giving you one free page with no ads, it also offers eight completely customizable website templates and easy-to-use tools. The free version of our Website Builder does have "Powered by Dynadot" in the footer; however, this is not an "ad". We also offer two web hosting options (though neither are free): VPS Hosting and Email Hosting.
- Are there any limitations to your web hosting plans?
We currently offer two types of web hosting. Each of our options has its pros and cons depending on your hosting needs. Here are a few limitations to our web hosting packages. Our Email Hosting can be used for unlimited email accounts as well as a website; however: Email Hosting is only for simple, static HTML websites. PHP and MySQL databases are not supported. You cannot upload and run scripts, and there is no cgi-bin with existing scrips like formmail. There is no shell access to your account (e.g. using SSH or telnet). Spam websites, adult content, or illegal content are not allowed. Our VPS Hosting gives you the benefit of a dedicated server without the cost; however: VPS Hosting is for more advanced users who have some technical skills and experience with building a website. It is an unmanaged service, meaning that users will be expected to manage their own software installations and troubleshoot any issues on their own. Spam websites, adult content, or illegal content are not allowed. Not sure if web hosting is right for you? Check out our easy-to-use, intuitive Website Builder that requires no coding! Try it for free or upgrade to get more tools including email!
- How do I create an A Record in my cPanel Advanced Hosting plan?
To create an A record in cPanel, please follow these steps: Sign in to your cPanel account. Under the "Domains" section, click on the "Simple DNS Zone Editor" icon. Select your domain from the drop-down menu. In the "Add an A Record" section, type in the name and address you wish to use. Press the "Add A Record" button to save your changes. 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 can I install WordPress on my VPS with Sentora using Sentastico?
The easiest way to install WordPress on your VPS Hosting with Sentora is to use the Sentastico Module. If you have not installed this module, please do that first. WordPress requires a database, and database user, so we will start there. Login to your control panel. In the "Database Management" section, click the "MySQL Database" icon. Choose a database name and press the "Create" button. Next, select "MySQL Users" from the "Database" menu. Create a username for your database, select the database name from the drop-down menu, add any wanted IP restrictions and press the "Create" button. A password for the user will be generated for you. Please make note of your database info as it will be needed during the installation process. Click the "Sentastico" icon on the "Advanced" section of your control panel. On the "Admin" tab you will find a list of available packages. Find and add the "wordpress" package. Move to the "Sentastico" tab and press the "Install" button. Select a domain from the drop-down menu. Click to install to domain root. Press the "Install" button again. You should see a message letting you know the installation was successful. Press the "Install Now" button. You will then be taken to your /wp-admin/setup-config.php page. Select your language and enter in your database info. You can enter "localhost" for database host. Press the "Submit" button. You should see a friendly message indicating that WordPress can now communicate with your database. Press the "Run the Install" button. Enter some basic info and press the "Install Wordpress" button. You have now successfully installed WordPress on your Dynadot VPS with Sentora!