- 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 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!
- 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.
- 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. Please note that we used to use cPanel with our Advanced Web Hosting, but we have since discontinued this product.
- How do I set up email forwarding for my Email Hosting email?
To set up email forwarding for your domain on our Email Hosting, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select the "Hosting" tab in the main menu. Click on the "Edit Website" link under the "Edit Site" column. A new page should open in a new browser window. Click on the "Mailbox" tab in the main menu. Choose the email account you want to forward. Click on the "Settings" link at the bottom left-hand corner of the page. Look for the "Delivery Options" box at the bottom of the page. Click on the check box next to the "forward email to another email address" section and then enter the email address you want the email to forward to. If you wish, you can leave the "Deliver Email to Inbox" checked so that you can also receive email in that email's inbox while also forwarding to another email address. Click on the "Save" button to save your changes. 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. NOTE: These instructions are only for setting up email forwarding within our Email Hosting. You can also set up email forwarding for your domain email in the domain's name server settings.
- 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 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. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Click on the link under the "Name Servers" section. Click on the "DNS" tab. 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?
- 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.