- How do I create an A Record in my cPanel Advanced Web 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. Click on 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 do I set up Google Apps to work with my Advanced Hosting account?
To set up Google Apps to work with your Advanced Hosting plan, please follow these steps: Log into your cPanel account. In the "Mail" section, click on the "MX Entry" icon. Select a domain from the drop-down menu. In the "Add New Record" section, enter your MX records as specified by Google Apps. For your domain MX record, click on the "Edit" link. Change the Priority to a higher number than your Google Apps MX records and click on the "Edit" button. 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 create new users in my VPS Hosting?
To create a new user in your VPS Hosting, please follow these steps: log in as root and enter: useradd [username] To set the password for this user, enter: passwd [username] Re-enter your new password to confirm.
- How do I switch my control panel template for my VPS Hosting?
When you purchase our VPS Hosting, you are asked to choose from a drop down that includes the following options: CentOS 6.7 with Sentora CentOS 6.7 Ubuntu 12.04 Ubuntu 12.04 with LAMP Ubuntu 12.04 with Wordress CentOS 6.5 with ZPanel If you want to change your selection, you can do so from with your Dynadot account by following these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select “My Hosting” from the left-side menu bar. Click on your domain name (it should be a link). Scroll down to "VPS Control", you'll need to unlock your account. Once unlocked, you should see a drop down menu with the same options listed above. Before you can select a new control panel option, you will need to shut down your VPS. Then, hit the "Rebuild" button to apply your changes. How do I obtain my Sentora or zPanel passwords for my VPS Hosting?
- What are Dynadot's name servers?
Our name servers are: Email Hosting: ns1.dynadot.com ns2.dynadot.com Advanced Hosting: ns100.dynadot.com ns101.dynadot.com NOTE: Advanced hosting is no longer available for purchase. Learn how to set your name servers in your Dynadot account.Learn how to set your own name servers, also known as glue records. Need to set up your VPS Hosting? Learn how to set your domain to our VPS Hosting.
- How can I upgrade the bandwidth and/or disk space on my Email Hosting plan?
Our Email Hosting comes with 3 GB of bandwidth and 30 MB of disk space. You can choose to upgrade to either 10 GB or 30 GB of bandwidth and 100 MB or 300 MB of disk space for your Email Hosting - (You do not need to upgrade both bandwidth and disk space; you can choose to only upgrade one or both as needed). To upgrade your Email Hosting bandwidth and/or disk space, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Hosting" from the left-side menu bar. Click on the Email Hosting plan (should be a link) you wish to upgrade. Choose the upgrade you want from the "Disk Max" (disk space) or "Bandwidth Max" sections. Press the "Upgrade Disk" or "Upgrade Bandwidth" button to add the item to your shopping cart (NOTE: If you are upgrading both, please add the upgrades to your shopping cart one at a time). Follow the "Checkout" buttons to complete your order. As soon as your order completes, your Email Hosting will be automatically upgraded to your new bandwidth and/or disk space settings.
- How do I install WordPress on my Advanced Hosting account?
To install WordPress on your Advanced Hosting account, please follow these steps: Sign into your cPanel account. Under the "Software/Services" box, click on "Fantastico Deluxe". Look for "Blogs" on the left-hand side navigation menu. Under "Blogs", click on "WordPress". Click on the "New Installation" button. Choose your installation directory and enter an administrator username and password. Click "Finish Installation". NOTE: Please keep a record of your username, password, and bookmark of the Admin Area URL for future reference. Please note that our Advanced Web Hosting product has been discontinued and can no longer be purchased. If you are looking for web hosting that supports WordPress, our VPS Hosting offers easy WordPress installation.
- How do I set my domain to use zPanel or Sentora with my VPS Hosting?
If you haven't ordered your VPS Hosting already, you can get started by entering your domain name and choosing either "CentOS 6.7 with Sentora" or "CentOS 6.5 with ZPanel" from the drop down on our VPS Hosting page. Once your order is completed, you'll receive a "VPS Hosting Created" email with all of the info you need to set up your VPS Hosting with Sentora or zPanel. Then, you can start your set up in your Dynadot account by following these instructions: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Click “My Domains”, then “Manage Domains” from the left-side menu bar. Select the domain and click "Bulk Action", then "DNS Settings". In the "Domain Record (required)" field, select "A" from the drop-down menu and then enter the VPS IP address given to you ing the email. In the "Subdomain Records (optional)" section, enter "www" as the subdomain, select "A" from the drop-down menu and then enter your VPS IP address in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Click on the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. Please be aware that it might take some time for your name server changes to propagate. To log into your Sentora or zPanel account, please follow these steps: Enter your VPS IP address into your browser's URL bar. The login page for Sentora or zPanel should come up. Enter the username and password infomation from the email we sent you. You are now logged into your control panel and can begin creating your website. If you want to change your password, go to the "Account" drop down and click on "Change Password." How do I switch my control panel template for my VPS Hosting? How do I obtain my Sentora or zPanel passwords for my VPS Hosting?
- Do your services use cPanel?
Although we don't have any services that specifically use cPanel, you can choose to add it to our VPS Hosting. Our VPS Hosting offers users all the benefits of a dedicated server without the cost and gives users the ability to install any control panel they want, including cPanel. If you want to use cPanel with our VPS Hosting, please be aware that cPanel is not free and will require you to purchase a license. As an alternative, we do offer multiple free templates with Sentora, zPanel, and WordPress pre-installed. NOTE: We used to use cPanel with our Advanced Web Hosting, but we have since discontinued this product.
- 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 up to five pages for free with no ads! Along with giving you four additional pages with no ads, it also offers six 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.