- 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?
- 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 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.
- 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.
- How do I FTP my files through my web browser?
Currently, our web hosting service does not allow customers to FTP their files to and from our web server using a web browser. To use our FTP service, you will need to use a FTP client program to login and transfer files onto our servers. Where do I find my FTP settings on your Email Hosting? How do I upload via FTP to my VPS Hosting with zPanel?
- How do I create a CNAME in my cPanel Advanced Hosting plan?
To create a CNAME 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 "CNAME" section, type in the name and CNAME you wish to use. Press the "Add CNAME 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 add a web hosting plan to a domain in my Dynadot account?
Dynadot offers two great web hosting options: VPS Hosting and Email Hosting. We also make it easy since you'll be able to keep your domain and hosting in the same place! There are two ways to add a web hosting plan to a domain in your Dynadot account: On our web hosting pages: Get started by visiting our VPS Hosting or Email Hosting page. Then, click "Get Started" and enter the domain name you want to use with your hosting. From within your Dynadot account: After you sign in, select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to the domain name(s) you wish to add web hosting and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "Add Email Hosting" or "Add VPS Hosting" from the "Bulk Action" list. Press the "Shopping Cart" icon at the top and follow the "Check Out" buttons to submit your order. NOTE: #1 in the instructions above assumes you already own the domain name. If you do not already own the domain name, entering it on our web hosting pages will not register it for you, you will need to use our domain search to add it to your cart to purchase with your hosting.
- How do I reset my zPanel login password for VPS Hosting?
zPanel is just one of our the many free web hosting control panels you can use with our VPS Hosting. You can reset your zPanel login password by running a shell command through an SSH tunnel. To reset the password, log in as root and enter the following (without the brackets): /etc/zpanel/panel/bin/setzadmin --set "[your_new_password]"; How do I set my domain to use zPanel with my VPS 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. Select "My Hosting" from the left-side menu bar. Click on your VPS Hosting name (it should be a blue link). Scroll down to "VPS Control", you will be prompted to unlock your account. Once unlocked, 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 15-30 minutes to complete. Once it has finished, your VPS will be ready to use again.