How to Use Your Own Domain

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At x10hosting, we provide users with several free second level domain (SLD) choices such as x10.mx and pcriot.com. But suppose you registered a top-level domain (TLD) or another SLD elsewhere and want to use it with x10hosting.
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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.
  
Before you begin, make sure your domain is pointed to the correct [[nameservers]]:
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There is also support for adding your own domain name.
* ns1.x10hosting.com
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* ns2.x10hosting.com
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Alternatively, you can point your domain here using A and CNAME records. but please note that you will have to edit this if we ever migrate servers.
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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,
If you domain is mydomain.com:
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* ns2.x10hosting.com.
*Set an A record for mydomain.com (this is often referred to as @ ) to your server IP. You can get this information by sending a ping to [servername].x10hosting.com
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*Set a CNAME for www.mydomain.com to mydomain.com
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'''Remember that DNS can take up to 48 hours to update.'''
 
'''Remember that DNS can take up to 48 hours to update.'''
  
You have three options: Main Domain, Addon Domain, or Parked Domain.
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'''''You must clear out both your DNS and browser [[cache]] after completing the following steps.'''''
 
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== Main Domain ==
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Changing your main domain will change the domain that uses the files in the root ''public_html'' directory. This will remove your x10hosting free SLD.
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To start, login to your [[Account Management Panel]] with your forum information.
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On the top menu, head to Hosting --> Modify Domain. Enter in your custom domain but unchecking the option to use an x10hosting subdomain.
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[[File:Modify-domain.png|Modify your main domain at x10hosting]]
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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 ==
  
A addon domain allows you to run a separate site. It loads the files from a folder in the ''public_html'' folder that you specify.  
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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 [[cPanel]] and browse to '''Addon Domains''' in the '''Domains''' box.
 
Login to your [[cPanel]] and browse to '''Addon Domains''' in the '''Domains''' box.
  
Enter the name of your own domain and select the name of the folder you want files for the new site to be placed in as well as information for a FTP account that can only access this domain (note that your main FTP account can still access everything).
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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.
  
 
[[File:Addondomain.png|Modify your addon domain in cPanel]]
 
[[File:Addondomain.png|Modify your addon domain in cPanel]]
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== Parked Domain ==
 
== Parked Domain ==
  
A parked domain will show the exact same site as your main domain. It loads the files from the public_html folder. However, the email accounts are separate from your main domain unless you added the email account as a wild card email.  
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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.  
  
 
Login to your [[cPanel]] and browse to '''Parked Domains''' in the '''Domains''' box.
 
Login to your [[cPanel]] and browse to '''Parked Domains''' in the '''Domains''' box.

Latest revision as of 19:07, 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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