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WHAT IS A NAMESERVER? A nameserver (sometimes called a DNS server) is what translates a domain name or computer hostname to an IP address, which is a numeric pointer that identifies a computer on the Internet. Each computer/server/etc. has an IP add...
Learn how to update your DNS pretty much anywhere (GoDaddy, nameCheap, OpenSRS and more) with our extensive list of easy video tutorials to guide you along the way: http://www.cirtexhosting.com/support#3 [1]. _See also All About Nameservers [2], How...
CirtexHosting allows you to configure your own nameservers. Generally, personal nameservers are only needed for reseller accounts. If you have a standard (non-reseller) account and want custom nameservers you must request them either at signup or by em...
Transfer Your Domain To Cirtex You always maintain complete control over your domain. As the legal registrant of the domain, this grants you the right to do what you want with the domain and you will always remain the registered owner. TO BEGIN TRA...
You can add ID protection to your Cirtex Domains domain pretty easily. Check it out: * Log in to http://www.cirtexdomains.com via the Login button near the top right of the page * Click Registered Domains from the QuickLinks tab * Click on the name...
THE BASICS You can have multiple domain names share the space on your cPanel account. It works like this: Your primary domain, EXAMPLE.COM, uses the directory ~/PUBLIC_HTML for it's website files. Your first add-on domain, YOURSITE.COM, uses the di...
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) regulates domain registrations and sets prices. See our knowledgebase article about ICANN [1] to learn more. DOMAIN REGISTRATION The registrar can be a company other than the hosting compa...
_​WHAT IS A PARKED DOMAIN, YOU SAY?_ For example.... ​ You've registered 'example.com' and signed up with Cirtex. But, you also have 'example.net' and 'example.us', and you want them to all point to the same site. You can achieve that with parked domai...
_WHAT IS A SUDOMAIN, YOU SAY?_ Well... Say you have a domain name 'example.com'. A subdomain would look like 'sub.example.com'. _NOTE: where 'example.com' is your site URL. _ The domain name system is a hierarchy of names, and include hostnames a...
DEFAULT DNS ZONE The default DNS zone will likely look similar to the below picture though the IP address in the Record column will likely differ, as will the domain ('hello.com' will be substituted with your domain name.) RECORD OVERVIEW The Advan...
So you want to change you domain name or primary domain on your account, eh? Well, we can certainly help facilitate that. First, though, take a look at the pre-change checklist and useful information below to help prepare you for the domain change. P...
A domain name is an important part of your website's online presence. It's how potential visitors will remember you! See below for some tips and tricks on choosing your very own domain name. WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME? The internet is a network of compu...
Like a letter in the post office, an address or coordinate is needed to locate a website in the world of the internet. A domain name system, also known as DNS, is the internet's answer to the Post Master. This article will explain the various parts of ...
Most operating systems and DNS clients will automatically cache IP Addresses and other DNS results to speed up subsequent requests to the same hostname. Sometimes bad results will be cached and therefore need to be cleared from the cache in order for y...
ICANN rules and regulations for the domains registered through CirtexHosting require accurate and updated contact information for all registered domains. This has been a long-standing policy from the InterNIC and Network Solutions before the registrati...
Yes, it is possible to host more than one domain on your account. You can do so right from cPanel. Find out more in our Create a Subdomain, Parked Domain or Add-on Domain article [1]. * For HOSTING MULTIPLE DOMAINS that go to the same site, use t...
There are new, as of December 2013, regulations and procedures for ICANN [1]'s Registrar Accreditation Agreement. VALIDATING REGISTRANT EMAIL ADDRESSES Starting in January 2014, the registrant contact will need to be validated upon the purchase or ...
When registering a .us domain with Cirtex Hosting, you'll come across a few settings that may not be very clear just by looking at them. You'll arrive at a screen asking about a Nexus code. Here is a list of the different Nexus codes to choose from...
We recommend that you change the nameservers [1] for your domain to the ones we provide so that our servers can automatically manage your DNS [2] for you; but we know sometimes it's advantageous for our customers to use a DNS server _other_ than ours. ...
You can add your domain name(s) to your hosts file by doing the following for all local computers: _NOTE: please remember to remove the entry you added (and ONLY that entry; your computer may not work correctly if you remove all entries!) when you'r...
If your domain expired contact your registrar to make sure you've made your payment for the domain registration. If Cirtex Hosting registered your domain name submit a ticket [1] to Billing to get more info. _Also see Registrars [2], Register a Domain ...
You can TOTALLY register a new domain for your website with us! You can do so while signing up for new service with us. Existing customers can register a domain and use it as a parked domain on their existing account. They can also register a new domai...
Should you register your domain with the same people that host your website? The answer depends on who you talk to and what their opinion (or previous good/bad experience) is. Many people prefer to keep control of their domains with a central regist...
It's super easy to renew your domain with Cirtex Hosting. To get started renewing: * Go to http://www.cirtexdomains.com [1] * Log in (near top right corner of page) with your login ID and password * Click Registered Domains in the QuickLinks tab ...
If you received an email entitled 'Upcoming Domain Renewal Notice' asking to renew your domain, but don't know what next steps to take READ ON! RENEW YOUR DOMAIN If you get a domain renewal email you can renew your domain: * Log in to your Cu...
In computing, traceroute is a computer network diagnostic tool for displaying the route (path) and measuring transit delays of packets across an internet protocol (IP) network. Depending on your OS (Operating System), either of the instructions will...
NOTE: this tutorial is applicable for HostV customers only. Your HostV VPS or Dedicated service plan includes two Dedicated IP addresses that can be used for your sites, as well as for custom nameservers. Custom nameservers are 'ns1.yourdomain.com' a...
_NOTE: if you have a Shared hosting account, please contact Support [1] for help setting this up. __If you have a VPS, Dedicated Server, or are a Reseller, follow the instructions below._ To set up Microsoft Office 365: * Log in to WHM [2] * ...
In order for people to find your website, you will need to configure DNS and set nameservers. You can either use our nameservers, or you can use third-party name servers. Either way, you would need to configure them so your domain works with your Cirte...
Hi, Here's an explanation for how to use Site Builder with your addon domain. When you publish the website, it will publish on the web root of the domain being selected. Let say your hosting account has 2 domains, MainDomain.com and AddonDomain.com. U...
We have disabled temporary preview URLs due to ongoing issues with users stealing bandwidth and concealing content behind other users' domains. If you need to preview domains before DNS has been pointed to our servers, you can setup an entry in your co...
WHAT IS A TOP LEVEL DOMAIN (TLD)? A TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. The top-level domain names are installed in the root zone of the name space. For all domains ...
WHAT IS A REGISTRAR LOCK? If you have a .com, .net, .org, .name or similar domain name the Registrar Lock is a block placed at the registrar level to prevent people from transferring the domain name unintentionally. You must log in and remove the lock...
It's very easy to update your domain contact information. To get started: * Log in to the Customer Area: https://billing.cirtex.com/clientarea.php [1] * In the Your Services section click My Domains * To the right of your domain name click Mana...
To update your nameservers at CirtexDomains.com: * Go to http://www.cirtexdomains.com [1] * Log in (near top right corner of page) with your login ID and password * Click Registered Domains in the QuickLinks tab * Click on the domain name you...
Domain names are managed through several regional registries, each of which is responsible for a generic three-letter domain like .com or .net, or a country code three letter domain like .uk, .gs, .us, or .fr. Each of the regional registries are respo...
The EPP code is a unique identifier used by registrars that only the registrant can access. It is specifically used for domain transfers to verify that the registrant authorizes the transfer. To get your EPP code: * Log in to your Customer Area ...
The document root is the folder where the website files for a domain name, your website, are stored. Since cPanel allows for multiple domain names (add-on domains AND subdomains [1]), you need to have a unique folder for each domain. Your primary do...
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