Understanding the DNS Process

What is DNS? DNS stands for Domain Name System (DNS) services. When we access a website, we are using this service to locate the server where the domain's website is located. When browsing the web, we usually type in a domain name like www.google.com into our browser. This is better than trying to remember an IP address linked ...

How to Edit Your Hosts File in Windows 10

What is a Hosts File? The hosts file is a local plain text file that maps servers or hostnames to IP addresses. This file has been in use since the time of ARPANET. It was the original method to resolve hostnames to a specific IP address. The hosts file is usually the first process in the domain name resolution procedure. ...

How to Traceroute TCP/IP Connections

When troubleshooting connection issues to your website or your server, one of the tools you have at your disposal is the traceroute tool as a network troubleshooting tool. Traceroute comes in handy when you're trying to diagnose routing issues over large networks. This command-line tool will print out the route taken by a packet between your computer and its destination ...

How to manage Addon Domains in cPanel?

Introduction Often, when it comes to managing multiple websites on a single Web Hosting Account you might reach a point when you need to add a new domain and manage a completely separate website for it apart from your Primary Domain. The ability to add new Domains and manage separate websites for each one of those in the context of ...

Adding SPF record for your domain in our DNS Manager

The purpose of SPF record is to set a restriction on what servers has the right to send e-mails of your domain. This record is being checked when the e-mails are being delivered to the recipient. If you do not require any custom configuration for your SPF record, you can use our default record that is:  v=spf1 redirect=...

How to check DNS records of a domain

There are many reasons why you might need to check your domain DNS records which are propagated on the internet. For instance, your website is not available (it might be that DNS records are incorrect) or you need to check which DNS records are shown on the internet.Domain Name System (DNS) is used to point an incoming website domain ...

How to Use the Force HTTPS Redirect in cPanel

What is HTTPS and why should you use it?HTTPS, displayed as a padlock icon in the web browser bar, indicates the SSL protocol is being used to send data between a web server and a website. Any website, especially those that require login credentials, sensitive data, should use HTTPS.How does HTTPS redirection work?Let’s say that you’...

How to set up your domain’s email address in your Gmail.com account

Gmail interface allows you to send and receive emails using an email address created with your domain name. You can do so by setting up your domain’s email account as a POP3 and SMTP in your Gmail account. This way, you’ll be able to use their interface as an email client. In this tutorial, we will explain how ...

How to request EPP/Auth code for domain transfers?

If you wish to transfer your domain to another company from Ultahost, the new registrar may ask for an authorization code (EPP code) to verify that you actually own the domain name registration. In order to request an EPP code or Auth code, all you need to do is access your Ultahost Profile and access your Domains area by clicking ...

What is a parked domain for?

Usually, Parked Domains are used to have more than one Domain Name for the same website. In other words, a Parked Domain will display the exact same content (website) as the Hosting Account's Main Domain. Additionally, a Parked Domain can be used to make Email Accounts too, so this is a great solution if only need to use the Domain ...

Can I change my domain?

It's not possible to rename an existing hosting account on Ultahost. However, there are few solutions: 1. You could create a backup of the current hosting account, purchase new domain by going to your Control Panel -> Domains and afterwards, upload your content to a new hosting account. 2. Park a new domain name on the existing hosting account by going ...

My private information is shown online on my Domains WHOIS, how can I hide it?

If you have a Domain name registration, your information is shown online via public WHOIS listings. Each and every Domain owner must provide and verify his Contact information, due to ICANN regulations. However, your Domains WHOIS information can be hidden with the help of a domain privacy service. Ultahost offers this service too and you can purchase it from your ...

I bought a Premium/Business hosting, how can I get my free domain?

If you've chosen to purchase our Premium or Business package and You've decided you want to go for the 12 months or more Billing Plan, then you will be happy to know that we include a Free Domain Name registration together with your Package. This Domain Name has to be chosen at the very begging of Your Order.However, if you've ...

Can I move a domain to another account at Ultahost?

Yes, it is totally possible to move a domain which currently lies on your account to another account at Ultahost. This process has to be eventually completed by our customer success staff, but there are a few things you can do to expedite the process: If the domain you wish to move ends in .com, .net, .org, .info, .asia, .biz, ....

When is my Domain Transfer going to be complete?

Domain Transfers usually takes from 7 to 14 days to complete, depending on previous Registrar and extension. Before Your Domain can be Transferred it must meet the following conditions: The Domain has to be registered for at least 60 days. The Domain has to be unlocked for Transfer. It can be unlocked from your previous Registrars side. If you are unsure how to ...

What are child nameservers?

Child Nameservers are your own named private nameservers. These private or child nameservers can be created through the domain's current registrar. These type of Nameservers are great for pointing your domain to your VPS, or simply looks better on WHOIS lookups. They are also widely used by Hosting Resellers. ns1.exampledomain.com ns2.exampledomain.com ns3.exampledomain.com ns4.exampledomain....

How can I delete a Domain Name?

Domain Names cannot be removed/deleted. Once a Domain is registered it remains active until it's expiration date. Once the expiration date is reached, the domain is deleted some time later after the Grace/Redemption period is ended. Because of that, Domain Name registrations are also not refundable. If you no longer wish to use your Domain Name registration, just ...

Difference between domains and subdomains

Domain names are mainly used as names for websites. In short, instead of having to type each website's IP into our browsers, domain names give websites their own good looking name that can be easily memorized and used by everyone. For example, to access our website, all you need to enter into your browser is Ultahost.com, instead of a ...

I've just registered my Domain. When will it be available?

So you've just ordered a Domain Name registration, verified your Contact Information, you are probably eager to get right to it and load up your website through your new Domain. In this case, it's great to keep in mind that Domain name registrations take a few hours to fully complete. Each domain owner needs to provide his contact information, as ...

How can I create a subdomain?

Subdomains allow you to manage parts of your website very easily and make your link look great at the same time! For example, instead of having the store page of your site looke something like this: www.example.com/a/store you can just create a subdomain for that part of your website: store.example.com. Subdomains can also act ...