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Difference between a Domain and a Web Site

Domain name And Web Hosting Explained To simplify: It, is like the lease/title to your home; Web hosting on the other hand, is the space of your house where you place your furniture; Your IP address is the address to which your Domain name points/Web host listens. Instead of street name and area code, set…

How to Get the IP Address of Your Domain

There are a few ways to find the IP address that has been assigned to your domain. This article will cover 4 methods that you can use to find this information quickly. To utilize the steps outlined in this article you’ll need to ensure that your computer has access to the internet, and that you…

Creating a Virtual Server Alias in Virtualmin

The open source control panel Virtualmin uses virtual servers as a way to separate user accounts and websites. This method of separation and organization allows for some pretty cool customization possibilities, such as each virtual server using a different version of PHP, which can come in handy when managing multiple websites. A common practice when…

How to Set rDNS?

What is rDNS?   A Reverse DNS lookup (also called rDNS) is where the DNS of an IP address is checked to see what domain name is attached to that IP. This is the opposite (or reverse) of what normally happens, when a domain name is checked for which IP is assigned to it (called…

How to Set the Correct Nameserver to Your Domain

How Do I Setup Nameservers? This guide will walk you through how to change your Domain Nameserver and point it towards the right location, whether you want to point the DNS to Hostwinds servers or another 3rd party location. To change or set the DNS for your domain that was registered with Hostwinds, follow these…

How do I Find out Where my Domain is Currently Registered?

You can find out who your domain is registered with by putting your domain into the search box on this WhoIs search. It will say “Sponsoring Registrar: Name of Registry Here”. If you do not have privacy protection, it will also show you as the owner, the creation date and all other basic information about…

Can I Host a Domain with Hostwinds that is Registered Somewhere Else?

Yes, you can host a domain that you registered somewhere else. You’ll just need to setup nameservers with your registrar. The nameservers you need to change to are included in the email you received with your account information. You can also login to your client area with us and go to Services > My Services…

How do I Register a Domain?

Registering a domain simply requires finding a domain name you want that’s available and registering it. We offer domain registration for numerous TLDs. This will give you ownership of the domain for one year. When it’s almost been a year, you’ll be reminded to renew it if you wish to keep it. If you plan…

How do I Change My Main Domain Name?

Hostwinds provides easy functionality of changing your main domain associated with any of our shared, business shared, or reseller accounts.         To change your primary domain, please follow these steps:   Step 1:  Log into your Client Area Step 2:  Navigate to your Home page and select manage next to your shared, business shared,…