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Knowledgebase : Domain Names / DNS
A domain name is a "friendly" plain-text way to represent one or more numerical value IP addresses, the address that corresponds to a website name. An IP address represents a specific web server and/or web site on the Internet. A domain name may represent...
A Name Server maps domain names to IP addresses. It is similar to a phone book or how the post office knows what person belongs to which address. It is a necessary system because words are easier for people to remember than a series of numbers. There ar...
If you already have a domain hosted with EPhost, this article details how to add a domain alias your account. Domain alias are domain names that use the same web files and email accounts as an existing domain. WEBSITE PANEL (WINDOWS PLANS) * Login to...
This support article details the process to add a hosted domain to your EPHost account. As an existing customer, you may login to your EPhost account to Register a New Domain, Transfer a Domain [https://www.ephost.com/support/Knowledgebase/Article/View/30...
An MX record is used to specify a mail server responsible for a domain name. You can have multiple MX records pointing to different mail servers which are placed in a priority order in your DNS records. At some point you may need to edit your MX records. ...
WHAT IS A SUB DOMAIN AND HOW TO ADD ONE TO YOUR WINDOWS OR LINUX HOSTING ACCOUNT. They can be used to forward to URL's, or point to an IP address and directories within your hosting account. For example, 'west.example.com' and 'east.example.com' are sub ...
Yes, anyone can obtain a .ORG name. The name IS truncated from the word organization. ORG domain names became the registry of choice for organizations dedicated to serving the public interest. Other country specific domains, .GOV extention and .EDU doma...
In short, Yes, you can obtain a domain in a different country. (e.g. .co.uk) Some require that you live or your company is registered, in that country and others do not. You don't need to speak the language to connect with customers in a different count...
WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block, or an autonomous system, ...
Not all Keywords are good for SEO as domain names, but some might be. These are called 'Exact Match Domains' (EMDs). They were thought to try to get a leg up on the Search Engine Results game, played out in Search Engine Optimization strategies. However, ...
A domain alias is the full domain name that will alias the main hosted domain for an account. When connecting to the domain alias name through a web browser, you will see the same web site as the main hosted domain. For example, if you had a domain "sampl...
A name server is a specialized server on the Internet that handles queries or questions from your local computer, about the location of a domain name's various services. A great simple way to think about name servers is using a phone book or the post offi...
SETTING UP GOOGLE EMAIL TO WORK WITH EPHOST. If you are using the Google Email service with your own domain name there are a few things you need to do to make it work at EPhost. We are NOT referring to using a general gmail.com account, but for a Google...
A domain name can be purchased through any domain name registrars. We recommend, obviously, purchasing them through us (EPhost) for ease of management and compatibility with your EPhost Control Panel. * Login to your Account [http://www.ephost.com/acc...
Domain names, without the 'www' or ext of '.org', '.com, '.edu', etc... can be 63 characters long using Numbers, Lower Case Letters and the dash character. This would look like http://www.<_NAME-CAN-BE-UP-TO-63-CHARACTERS-IN-LENGTH_>.com It is general...
The question could be phrased as, "How many domains can I afford to buy?" or "How many domains can I manage or build?", the answer really comes down to you can have as many domain names as you desire to own and manage. Aside from web hosting, many peopl...
Your local computer stores (caches) the IP address to websites to speed browsing among other things. If you've recently made a Domain Name System (DNS) change to your website, and still see the old information, it may be because you local computer is stor...
The purpose of editing your HOST file is to tell your computer which IP address a domain name should be associated with. This is often before your domain name is updated to point to a particular IP address. e.g. moving web hosts or for web development rea...
USING ISAPI REWRITE V3 TO POINT A SUB-DOMAIN TO A SUB-DIRECTORY: ISAPI FILTERING / MOD_REWRITE (FOR WINDOWS ONLY) AND YOU MUST HAVE A DEDICATED IP FOR THIS METHOD TO WORK CORRECTLY. Add an "A" record for the sub-domain in the DNS zone for the primary d...
'POINTING A DOMAIN' VS 'TRANSFERRING A DOMAIN', THERE ARE SOME DISTINCTIONS. TRANSFERRING A DOMAIN: is a change to the provider of your domain name registration. When transferring your domain to EPhost, we now become your domain name registration provid...
The question might be poised as, "How important is my brand, product, company or service?" If the answer is very important, then we would suggest getting the top level domains to help isolate your brand, product, company or service. That being ".COM", ".N...
If you are transferring any domain name (.com, .net, .biz, .info, .org, .name) the Authorization Code (EPP code, or Transfer Secret, or Domain Secret) is mandatory. This code must be obtained from your current registrar prior to transfer. If you don't k...
HOW TO TRANSFER A DOMAIN TO EPHOST: First, some distinctions should be made between "transferring a domain" and "pointing a domain." POINTING YOUR DOMAIN TO EPHOST: You are telling your existing domain name registrar* (e.g. GoDaddy, 1and1.com, eNom, e...
If you are a dedicated server customer running your own mail server and you would like to add additional MX records to your DNS Zone, you can do so from your Control Panel. We do not suggest that our shared hosting customers do this unless there is a spec...
An IP (Internet Protocol) address represents a specific server or device on the a TCP / IP network like the Internet. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255. e.g...
ARIN, American Registry for Internet Numbers is a non-profit membership organization established in 1997 for the purpose of the administration and registration of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in the geographical areas previously managed by Network Sol...
Your website may or may not have a unique IP address. Most shared web hosting accounts use the same IP address. You can request an unique IP address for your website by sending an email to support@ephost.com. If you are a dedicated server customers you wi...
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