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Need support for your Dynadot domains, websites, or one of our tools? Use our help article directory to find the resources you need or contact our support team to get further assistance.

VPS Hosting

  • How do I add Sentastico to my VPS with Sentora?

    The Sentastico module can be installed in your VPS Hosting with three easy SSH commands. To begin, login as root and enter the following command: zppy repo add zppy-repo.mach-hosting.com/repo Next, you want to update by entering: zppy update Lastly, enter: zppy install sentastico You should see "Module installed successfully!" Go to your Sentora control panel. Select "Module Admin" from the "Server Admin" section. Enable Sentastico for Admin, Users, or both, and save your changes. You will now see the Sentastico Icon in the "Advanced" section of your control panel. Click there and it opens on the "Admin" tab. You can add the packages you want here, including WordPress.

  • How do I install the LAMP software bundle (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on CentOS VPS Hosting?

    Once you SSH into your VPS Hosting, type the following commands to have LAMP installed: Install Apache yum install httpd chkconfig httpd on service httpd start Install MySQL Database Server In the last step when installing mysql, you will be asked to set a root MySQL password. You will also be asked to remove anonymous users, disallow root login remotely, and a few other questions. Answer "yes" all the way to the last question and the installation is finished. yum install mysql-server mysql php-mysql php -y service mysqld start chkconfig --levels 235 mysqld on /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation The LAMP installation is done. Visit your default page: http://[IP Address] or http://[domain name]

  • How do I restart the FTP service in zPanel or Sentora for my VPS Hosting?

    To restart the FTP service for your zPanel or Sentora in your VPS Hosting, log in as root and enter: service proftpd restart Once your VPS returns Starting proftpd: [ OK ], the FTP service restart is complete. NOTE: The hostname needs to be a domain name, such as example.com.

  • 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 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 ZPanel or Sentora for my VPS Hosting?

    To restart MySQL in your ZPanel or Sentora VPS Hosting, log in as root and enter the following command: service mysqld restart Once your VPS returns MySQL start/running, the restart is done.

  • How do I change my root password for my VPS Hosting?

    To change the root password for your VPS Hosting package, please follow these steps: log in as root and enter: passwd Enter your new password. If you make a mistake entering the new password, type: CTRL+C You'll be prompted to enter in the new password again. Re-enter the new password to verify.

  • How do I renew my VPS Hosting plan?

    If your web hosting expires, your website will go down. Make sure you renew your hosting before that happens! To renew your VPS Hosting plan, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Hosting" from the left-side menu bar. Check the box next to the VPS hosting plan(s) you wish to renew and click on the "Renew" button. Press the "Shopping Cart" icon at the top and follow the "Check Out" buttons to submit your order. You can also choose to set your VPS plan to auto-renew.

  • 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?

  • What is VPS Hosting?

    VPS, or Virtual Private Server, is a type of website hosting that mimics a dedicated server, but is generally less expensive. The benefit of having a dedicated server is that you get more control and VPS offers the same thing - for example, our VPS hosting includes SSH and full root access, which means you can install almost any software products you want. This is in contrast to a shared server, which is restricting in what you can install and due to the fact that you're sharing resources, which can also result in your website being affected if another site on the same server gets too much traffic, for example. Dynadot VPS Hosting Service Retirement Our VPS hosting plan is no longer available for purchase and we will be retiring the service at a tentative date in the future. If you currently have an active plan, the service will remain fully functional until your plan has expired. For the customers still on the service, we will be sending an email notice regarding important dates for the VPS hosting retirement. If there are any questions, please contact our support team.



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