Domains 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 220.127.116.11, Liquid Web’s IP address. Now imagine remembering strings of numbers for every website you ever want to visit! Continue reading “What Are Domains?”
Websites 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?”
When 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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Once 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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Step #1: Add New Domain
To create a new domain in Plesk 11+ you will click on the Add New Domain button on the Websites & Domains tab (if you use Service Provider view you will need to choose “Manage Hosting” next to the subscription or domain). This will bring you to the Adding New Domain Name page. Here you will be required to determine three things which will be covered in detail below: DNS Settings, Hosting Type, and Hosting Settings.
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So let’s say your server is online, it has been secured with ServerSecure™ or ServerSecurePLUS™, and you’ve uploaded new site content. What is the next step? DNS and name servers! Name servers provide directory information that connect your domain name to your server’s IP address.
The Liquid Web Name Servers (NS) are:
We also offer tips on Using Liquid Web’s Name Servers (DNS), deciding on where to host your DNS, and Diagnosing Common DNS Errors!
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Before you can host a website on a domain, that domain has to be registered with the proper authorities. Domain registration through Liquid Web is a one-click process in our manage interface, but it may not be immediately obvious just where to do so. Here’s how:
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Many times when a website is “down,” it is unable to be found by DNS. If you are trying to troubleshoot DNS errors, or trying to understand a DNS error you have encountered, this is right where you should be.
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