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New users at x10free-hosting are provided with a free subdomain.  There is a selection to choose from - such as x10.mx or pcriot.com and others - which one you chose will become your account's primary (main) domain.
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New users at x10hosting are provided with a free subdomain.  There is a selection of endings to choose from, such as x10.mx and pcriot.com.
  
You can NOT change your primary (main) domain - however you can setup parked domains that will show the exact same Web site as your primary (main) domain - and at the same time - you can setup addon domains that have their own area - each one being a complete Web site.
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There is also support for adding your own domain name.
  
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Before you begin, make sure your domain is pointed to the correct [[nameservers]] in your domain name provider's control panel:
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* ns1.x10hosting.com; and,
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* ns2.x10hosting.com. 
  
Before you begin to work in cPanel - make sure the [[Nameservers]] for your domain are set for [[Nameservers|x10hosting's DNS servers]].<br>
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'''Remember that DNS can take up to 48 hours to update.'''
you need to be sure both (2) are enter at you provider's Web site - and only these two (2)
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[ ns1.x10hosting.com ]
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[ ns2.x10hosting.com ]
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Note that [[DNS Propagation |DNS propagation]] can take up to 72+ hours.
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'''''You must clear out both your DNS and browser [[cache]] after completing the following steps.'''''
  
There are two ways to add your domain to your x10hosting free-hosting account - you can pick only one<br> as a '''Addon Domain'''<br> or as a '''Parked Domain'''
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There are two ways to add your domain name to your x10Hosting account:
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* Addon Domain; or,
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* Parked Domain
  
 
== Addon Domain ==
 
== Addon Domain ==
  
Addon domains allow you to run additional websites from your hosting account.  Each loads its web files from a area (folder) you choose.  
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An addon domain allows you to run an additional website from your hosting account.  It loads the web files from a sub-folder you can choose in the ''public_html'' directory.  
  
Login to your [[How to log-in to your cPanel |cPanel]] - then click on '''Addon Domains''' in the '''Domains''' box
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Login to your [[cPanel]] and browse to '''Addon Domains''' in the '''Domains''' box.
  
[[File:cpanel_addon_domain_select01.png |Select add addon domain in cPanel]]
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Fill in the boxes, including your domain name and the path to the folder you want to host the files for this additional website from. Note that although you are asked for details to create a new username/password for this domain, your current login details still have full access. 
  
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[[File:Addondomain.png|Modify your addon domain in cPanel]]
Fill in the form, including your domain name and the path to the folder you want to put the files for this additional website - then click [ Add Domain ]
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[[File:cpanel_addon_domain02.png |border|Modify your addon domain in cPanel]]
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Upload all your files for this domain in your specified folder, such as ''/public_html/myowndomain.com''.
  
Note that although you are asked for details to create a new username and password for this domain - your current login details still have full access. 
 
 
Upload all your files for this domain in your specified folder - such as ''/public_html/myowndomain.com''.
 
 
Addon domains will not work until they are registered with a valid registrar and configured to point to [[Nameservers|x10hosting's DNS servers]].
 
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== Parked Domain ==
 
== Parked Domain ==
Parked Domains allow you to "point" or "park" additional domain names to your existing hosting account. This will allow users to reach your existing website when entering the "pointed" or "parked" domain into their browsers.
 
 
A parked domain will show the exact same site as your account's main domain.  The key difference is that the email accounts are separate from your main domain unless you added the email account as a catch-all email.
 
 
Login to your [[How to log-in to your cPanel|cPanel]] - then click on '''Parked Domains''' in the '''Domains''' box.
 
 
[[File:cpanel_parked_domain_select01.png |Select add parked domain in cPanel]]
 
  
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A parked domain will show the exact same site as your main domain.  The key difference is that the email accounts are separate from your main domain unless you added the email account as a catch-all email.
Enter the name of your own domain - then click [ Add Domain ]
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[[File:cpanel_parked_domain01.png |border|Modify your parked domain in cPanel]]
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Login to your [[cPanel]] and browse to '''Parked Domains''' in the '''Domains''' box.
  
[[How does a domain name work|Domains]] must be registered with a valid registrar '''before''' they can be parked - parked domains will not work until they are configured with [[Nameservers|x10hosting's DNS servers]]
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Enter the name of your own domain and click Add Domain.
  
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Latest revision as of 20:07, 24 January 2012

New users at x10hosting are provided with a free subdomain. There is a selection of endings to choose from, such as x10.mx and pcriot.com.

There is also support for adding your own domain name.

Before you begin, make sure your domain is pointed to the correct nameservers in your domain name provider's control panel:

  • ns1.x10hosting.com; and,
  • ns2.x10hosting.com.

Remember that DNS can take up to 48 hours to update.

You must clear out both your DNS and browser cache after completing the following steps.

There are two ways to add your domain name to your x10Hosting account:

  • Addon Domain; or,
  • Parked Domain.

[edit] Addon Domain

An addon domain allows you to run an additional website from your hosting account. It loads the web files from a sub-folder you can choose in the public_html directory.

Login to your cPanel and browse to Addon Domains in the Domains box.

Fill in the boxes, including your domain name and the path to the folder you want to host the files for this additional website from. Note that although you are asked for details to create a new username/password for this domain, your current login details still have full access.

Modify your addon domain in cPanel

Upload all your files for this domain in your specified folder, such as /public_html/myowndomain.com.

[edit] Parked Domain

A parked domain will show the exact same site as your main domain. The key difference is that the email accounts are separate from your main domain unless you added the email account as a catch-all email.

Login to your cPanel and browse to Parked Domains in the Domains box.

Enter the name of your own domain and click Add Domain.

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