- 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 create a CNAME in my cPanel Advanced Web 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. Click on 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 log into my VPS Hosting?
You can log into your VPS Hosting server using SSH. To SSH into your VPS, please follow these steps: Open up a terminal window. Use the following command: ssh [enter your IP address here] -l root You may receive a warning message the first time you login. You can answer "yes" to move forward. Enter your password when prompted. You are now logged into your VPS server. NOTE: You can find your VPS IP address and password in the "VPS Hosting Created" email you received after your order completed.
- 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
- Can I install my SSL certificate on your Web Hosting?
It depends on which hosting plan you purchase from us. We offer two hosting plans: VPS and Email - as well as our Website Builder (which includes hosting). The only web hosting plan that you can install an SSL certificate on is our VPS hosting as it has its own dedicated IP address. Please note that our Website Builder has a built-in SSL certificate for its e-commerce shopping cart, which is available through our business plan.
- How do I create a subdomain in my cPanel Advanced Web Hosting plan?
To create a subdomain in cPanel, please follow these steps: Sign into your cPanel account. Under the "Domains" section, click on the "Subdomain" icon. Add your subdomain in the "Create A Subdomain" section. Click on the "Create" 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 create email addresses in my Advanced Web Hosting cPanel?
To create an email address in cPanel, please follow these steps: Sign in to your cPanel account. Find the "Mail" section and click on the "Email Accounts" icon. Enter the email address you want to create in the "Email" box. Type the password in the "Password" box and re-enter the same password in the box below it. Click on the "Create Account" 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. We also offer an Email Hosting product, if you are looking to create custom email for your domain.
- How do I renew my Email Hosting package?
You can easily renew your Email Hosting plan(s) right from within your Dynadot account. Please follow these steps to renew your Email Hosting package: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select the "Hosting" tab in the main menu. Check the box next to the website(s) you want to renew. Click on the "Renew Hosting" button. The item will be added to your shopping cart at the top left corner of the page. To checkout, click on the shopping cart and then click the "Check Out" button. Our system will take you through the check out process to submit your order. You will receive an "Order Complete" email from us when your order has finished processing and your hosting has been successfully renewed. These instructions can also be used to renew your Advanced Hosting plan with us; however, you cannot purchase a new Advanced Hosting plan as this is a discontinued product. If your hosting plan expires, your website will go down. Make sure that doesn't happen by setting up auto-renew for your Email Hosting plan!
- How do I set up Advanced Hosting email to work with my Gmail account?
To set up your Advanced Hosting email to work with your Gmail account, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Gmail account. Go to Settings and click on Accounts and Import. Click the "Add POP3 Email Account" button. Enter in the email address you'd like to access through Gmail. Google will now ask you for a username/password. The username is your full email address. The password is the password you've set up for your email address. If you'd like to use a secure connection (SSL) for sending and receiving email you'll need to check the box and use the name of the server you are on as the POP server, for example, zucchini.dynadot.com (your server name is listed in the URL when you go to the cPanel login). Then set the port to 995. If you do not want to use SSL, you can put mail.yourdomain for the POP server and use 110 for the port setting. You can select whether or not you'd like to be able to send email from that address once you go to the next step. Then you can choose the name you'd like associated with the email address. You can select Gmail to send email or you can send it through our servers. In either case, the from email address will still show as your domain email. If you choose to send through our servers, you will enter the same information you entered for the POP server earlier. If you are choosing to use SSL for this you will need to enter the name of your server and put the port to 465. If you are not choosing to use SSL, you need to put mail.yourdomain with the port set to 25. You can access manual mail client configuration settings as well as auto-configure settings we have available for Microsoft Outlook Express and the Mac Mail App in your cPanel account. After you complete your set up, Gmail will send you a verification email with a confirmation code you will need to enter. After you enter the confirmation code, you will see your new email listed in the Accounts & Imports section where you can also select whether or not you want to reply from the same address the message was sent to or not.
- 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.