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 minuteA domain alias is an alternate name for a website. A common use for domain aliases is so mysite.com and mysite.net show the same information. It’s easy to set up domain aliases in Cloud Sites. When setting up domain aliases in Cloud Sites, remember the alias you create will show the same content as the website where you set up the alias. Continue reading “Adding a Domain Alias in Cloud Sites”
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. Continue reading “Creating a Subdomain in Cloud Sites”
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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 DomainA 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?”
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cPanel Tutorial: Paper Lantern Walkthrough
I. How To Log In To cPanel II. How To Create an Email Account in cPanel III. How To Set Your Default Address in cPanel IV. How To Set up an Autoresponder in cPanel V. How To Set up Email Forwarding in cPanel VI. How To Set up Email Filters in cPanel VII. How To Enable Spam Protection in cPanel VIII. How To Add an MX Entry in cPanel IX. How To Use Webmail from Within cPanel X. How To Change Your cPanel Password XI. How To Update Your Contact Information in cPanel XII. How To Change Your cPanel Theme XIII. How To Change the Primary Language in cPanel XIV. How To Add a Record With the DNS Zone Editor in cPanel XV. How To Back up Your Website in cPanel XVI. How To Use the Disk Space Usage Tool in cPanel XVII. How To Create Additional FTP Accounts in cPanel XVIII. How To Password Protect a Directory in cPanel XIX. How To Use the IP Blocker in cPanel XX. How To Set up Hotlink Protection in cPanel XXI. How To Create a Subdomain in cPanel XXII. How To Create an Addon Domain in cPanel XXIII. How To Create a Domain Alias in cPanel XXIV. How To Set up Domain Redirects in cPanel XXV. How To Create a MySQL Database in cPanel XXVI. How To Use the Index Manager in cPanel XXVII. How To Create Custom Error Pages in cPanel XXVIII. How To Set up a Cron Job in cPanel
- This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.
- Now let’s learn how to create a subdomain.
- Click the “Subdomains” icon.
- Enter the prefix of your new subdomain.
- Make sure the domain name your subdomain will be associated with is selected. A directory name the same as your subdomain prefix will automatically appear… although you can change this if you want.
- Click the “Create” button.
- That’s it! A new subdomain has been created.
- A new folder called “clients” has also been created, which is where you would upload files for this subdomain.