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You can transfer your domain registrations to Hostwinds by following this guide: Step 1: Create a Hostwinds Account Step 2: Unlock your domain at your current registrar Step 3: Request your EPP code (Authorization Code) and have it ready. Step 4: Log in to your Client Area...

Domain registrations are essential to having your sites and services be unique yet easily memorable. This guide goes over how to register a new domain through us. Step 1: Create a Hostwinds account Step 2: Log in to your client area and navigate to Services -> Order new...

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 (called a...

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...

Domain hosting and web hosting are the two different services that make your website or email work. While they work in conjunction, the two hosting types are very different in their function. Web Hosting Web hosting, fundamentally, is a service that stores your website files...

If you want to set up a website or have one set already, you may have noticed that you need two services to host a site effectively. If you're curious about what you need both to run a website, this guide will explain why each one, in turn, is needed. Let's start by looking...

What is DNS? Domain Name Servers, or DNS, is the internet's guide to finding and connecting one source with another. DNS is the computer directory that turns human identifiable names (domain names like yourdomain.com) into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses necessary (a series...

The internet is a confusing web of connections, protocols, servers, service providers, and more. However, there are many interconnecting forces at work that help your browser provide the content you expect. Domain Name Services, or DNS, is a large part of what helps this...

This guide will cover creating A, MX, SPF, DKIM, DMARC, and rDNS records for your iRedMail server. iRedMail will add a DKIM key to your server during installation, and this can easily be retrieved to create the DNS record. The examples below will demonstrate how to add these...

In WHM, you can specify the DNS servers to use for a domain to IP resolution. These can be managed in the Resolver Configuration page under the Networking Setup category of WHM. When first navigating to this page, you will be prompted to proceed to the Resolver Configuration...

Registering a domain 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. Then, when it's almost been a year, you'll be reminded to renew it if...

With DirectAdmin, your server's hostname can be changed by an  Administrator on the server. This guide will walk through the necessary steps for this procedure. Step 1: Access your Administrator account at http: //YOUR-IP:2222 Step 2: Navigate to Server Manager>...

When a domain name is first purchased, or you make changes to the DNS records, it may not be immediately ready for use. The reason for this is propagation. This is a period where ISP nodes across the globe update their cache with new DNS information, which in some cases can...

What is an EPP Code An EPP code transfers a domain and is also known as an authorization code. Your domain registrar generates this code. This code directly ties to your domain. It provides an additional layer of security to prevent unauthorized transferring of your domain...

Updates at the Registrar vs. Updates on the Local DNS Server There's no difference whether you make a change at your registrar or update your local DNS server. However, if you're going to use nameservers to point your site to where it is hosted (Dedicated, Cloud Server, or...

If you've purchased a VPS for web hosting but never set up DNS for a domain, it can be a daunting task. With Shared or Business hosting, you need to put our nameservers into your domain registrar's site, and it's all done for you. There are a few more steps to be done when...