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What is DNS?
The Domain Name Service (or DNS) is the key to the presence of your server on the internet. You are probably aware your domain has an “IP” address, which stands for Internet Protocol; that number is your domain’s literal web address on the internet. A typical IP address is a series of four numbers called octets that are identified like so: 10.10.10.10. You can think of your IP address as being similar to a postal address. The IP address is the exact location where your domain lives. I usually explain it like this;
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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen you have control over a domain name it grants you several extremely powerful options such as renewing it, cancelling it, and pointing inbound traffic to a location of your choosing. Because of the long-term impact all of these changes could have, Registrars (such as eNom and GoDaddy) take security very seriously. What does this mean for you? If you are wanting to transfer a domain to a new Registrar, you are going to need the authorization code from the current Registrar and that takes the form of the EPP Code.
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Reading Time: 2 minutesYou may have noticed, when transferring a website, that the URL is still stuck on the old site even though you have changed the virtual host file to reflect the new domain name. Or you may see the URL entirely greyed out in your WordPress portal. This mismatch can happen if you can’t change the URL within WordPress to reflect the new site name. In this tutorial, we will show you how to change the URL through the database. Continue reading “How To Change Website Name in WordPress”
Reading Time: 7 minutesSSL certificates have become a de facto part of every website. If you don’t yet have an SSL on your site to encrypt data, you should. Rather than showing an extra layer of security on sites protected by SSL, modern browsers instead now display a warning when a website does not have an SSL, essentially requiring sites to maintain their positive image.
When moving from one server to another, what needs to happen to your SSL to maintain your secure status? We’ll cover the basics for transferring traditional and Let’s Encrypt SSLs to Ubuntu 16.04 and CentOS 7.
This article will address SSLs in Apache specifically, but the same concepts apply to any service that supports SSL encryption.
Can SSLs be transferred between servers?
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Reading Time: < 1 minuteWhen you host at Liquid Web you can use our DNS servers to manage all of your domains. Even the ones you bought through other registrars.
The Liquid Web Name Servers (NS) are:
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Reading Time: 2 minutesDomains create your address on the internet. When you own a domain, you can tell people to go to the URL mysite.com and they will see whatever content you’ve associated with that domain. Every domain name is matched to an IP address and follows the Domain Name System (DNS).
Without a domain, every website would only be identified by the IP address. Imagine that instead of typing liquidweb.com into your web browser, you had to remember 184.108.40.206, Liquid Web’s IP address. Now imagine remembering strings of numbers for every website you ever want to visit! Continue reading “What Are Domains?”
Reading Time: < 1 minuteWebsites hosted on subdomains make up a large subsection of the internet. If you own a domain you can create as many subdomains as you want with it. This can be useful when you want to create isolated sections of your websites with specific functions. Creating subdomains is useful if you want to have an online store, blog, or forum.
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What is a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)?
When working with domains and DNS management understanding what a FQDN is can be very helpful. This article will help explain the concept of a FQDN and a domains different components.
The Parts of a Domain
A domain is made up of a two essential parts, the Top-Level Domain (TLD) and the main Domain Name which is what you register. The other component of domain names are the subdomains. Continue reading “What is a FQDN?”
Reading Time: < 1 minuteWhen setting up your new website with Liquid Web it’s often beneficial to use our DNS servers. If you’ve purchased your domain through a 3rd party registrar then we are not able to assist with DNS issues. By using our DNS servers this will allow our Support Team to provide DNS assistance for the domain.
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Reading Time: < 1 minuteOnce you have ordered Cloud Sites control panel it will be added to your Liquid Web account. From this point, you can add websites to the control panel to begin developing and managing them on Cloud Sites.
Add a domain
- Once you’ve registered your domain using the steps in our article Registering a Domain Name (Main URL), navigate to your Cloud Sites control panel.
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