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ADD A DOMAIN ALIAS TO AN EXISTING DOMAIN: This article details how to add a domain alias to a domain already hosted with EPHost. Domain alias are domain names that use the same web files and email accounts as an existing domain. WEBSITE PANEL (WINDOWS ...
HOW TO ADD A DOMAIN TO YOUR ACCCOUNT: This support article details the process to add a hosted domain to your EPHost account. You can add a sub-domain by simply adding an "A" record or "CNAME" to a domain using the Edit DNS Settings options under "dom...
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 ...
\N\NEVEN YOU CAN OWN A .ORG\N\N Yes, anyone can obtain a .ORG name. Other country specific domains as well as the .GOV extention require extended validation. e.g. You are a government agency. ALSO SEE: How do I buy a domain name? ALSO SEE: All Do...
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.EPhost does have .US country level extensions available. If you are interested in other extensio...
WhoIS: A searchable database maintained by registries and registrars that contains information about domain name registrations in the com, net, org, edu, and ISO 3166 country code top-level domains. Also, the protocol, or set of rules, that describes the ...
Keywords are good for SEOBuying domains that contain your keyword can SOMETIMES be useful in getting ranked higher in the search engines. e.g. www.ephostwebhosting.com. Some search engines rank higher because of this and others do not. In fact, some searc...
EPHOST NAME SERVERS: EPHOST WINDOWS PLANS: All Windows Hosting Plans. NAMESERVER 1 : NS1.EPHOST.COM NAMESERVER 2 : NS2.EPHOST.COM EPHOST LINUX PLANS Name Servers are specific to the shared server you are using. Please see your account Welcome E...
  GOOGLE MAIL SETUP 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 Business Account (G Sui...
How do I buy a Domain Name?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 accout: http:/...
Domain name lengthDomains can be up to 64 characters long. They can comprise the numbers 0-10, letters A-Z, and the dash character.It is generally recommended to have the shortest most memorable domain possible. Limit your use of dashes.Also See: All Doma...
You can have ss many as you want.You can have as many domain names as you wish to afford. Aside from web hosting, many people use extra domains so they can just point them to their main website. Perhaps to cover common misspellings or industry terms that ...
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...
Using ISAPI rewrite to point a sub-domain to a sub-directory:You must have a dedicated IP for this method to work correctly.After adding an "A" record for the sub-domain in the DNS zone for the primary domain you can use ISAPI_Rewrite 2 to rewri...
POINTING TO EPHOST, INC. NAME SERVERS First, some distinctions should be made between "transferring a domain" and "pointing a domain." TRANSFERRING A DOMAIN: You want to change the provider of your domain name registration. By transferring your domain ...
.COM, .NET, or .ORG We would suggest that you do when the domain is of great importance. It would be better to trademark your company name AND get all three extension (TLDs). Domain name registrations cannot be made on trademark names and you would likely...
Transfer Secret, Domain Secret, Auth-Info Code, EPP CodeIf 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 you...
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) where...
Dedicated Server Customers OnlyIf 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...
What is a domain name?A domain name is a "friendly" plain-text way to represent one or more IP addresses which are all numbers and hard to remember. An IP address represents a specific web server and/or web site on the Internet. A domain name ma...
WHAT IS A NAMESERVER? A Name Server maps domain names to IP addresses. There are several Global Domain Name System (DNS) servers which forward requests for a domain name to smaller network specific DNS / Name Servers. A request for a particular domain is...
Internet Protocol AddressAn IP 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...
ARIN:American Registry for Internet Numbers ARIN is a non-profit membership organization established for the purpose of the administration and registration of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in the geographical areas previously managed by Network Solutio...
How do I find my IP address? 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...
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