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 Can I host more than one site per account?

It depends on whether you want each site to have its own domain name or not. If you don't mind,...

 Can people find out where I live based on my domain registration information?

Unfortunately, the answer is usually going to be yes. Any address and contact information you...

 Clear cache in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera and Chrome

Here are instructions on how to clear your cache in the following browsers: Firefox: Open...

 How To Edit Your Hosts File (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Modifying your hosts file allows you to override the DNS for a domain, useful when you want to...

 How do I decide what to choose for a domain name?

If you're not quite sure exactly what a domain is, you should watch the previous tutorial. When...

 How do I disable directory browsing?

By default, if you don't have an index file in a web accessible folder, when accessed through a...

 How many email accounts do I need?

That's really up to you; it depends on how many people you think will be using email on your...

 How much disk space and bandwidth do I need for my website?

You probably understand what disk space is, but what is bandwidth? A bandwidth quota is a limit...

 How to block search bots from accessing your site?

In order to block all bots from accessing your site, you should create a robots.txt file with the...

 How to clear your local DNS cache in Windows?

You can flush your local DNS cache in Windows by following these easy steps: Open Start menu...

 How to ping in Windows, Linux and Mac OS?

Here are instructions on how to perform a ping check on different operating systems:  Windows:...

 How to traceroute in Windows, Linux and Mac OS?

Here are instructions on how to perform a traceroute check on different operating systems:...

 Ports Used for cPanel, Email, Web

The following is a list of commonly used ports that that we use: cPanel cPanel: 2082 (SSL...

 Propagation Times

Propagation is the process of updating a domain with new nameserver (DNS) information across all...

 Should I be taking backups of my account? If so, how often?

Backups are crucial to the smooth operation of any website, no matter how important, how many...

 Should I pay for private domain registration?

If you've watched the previous tutorial, you may be worried about your personal domain...

 What are PHP, Perl, Python, and Ruby on Rails?

Those are all web programming languages, also known as scripting languages. PHP is the most...

 What are domain names? How do they work?

Every server in the world that has access to the Internet has at least one IP address -- to...

 What are email forwarders?

Email forwarders allow you to forward a copy of all mail from one address to another. For...

 What are parked and addon domains? What about subdomains?

A Parked domain is a domain name that leads to the same website as another domain name. The...

 What are web servers? Why are they necessary?

Web servers are computers that have been set up by a hosting company, usually in a facility...

 What do you mean when you say gigabyte, megabyte, GB, and MB?

The smallest unit of measurement on a computer is the bit. There are almost always eight bits in...

 What is FTP? Why do I need it?

FTP - File Transfer Protocol - is one way for you to transfer files to and from your hosting...

 What is Spam?

Spam refers to junk email that's sent out in mass quantities. On average, three-fourths of the...

 What is a MySQL database?

A MySQL database, like all other types of databases, is used to keep track of a website or...

 What is a control panel?

The control panel is an essential part of any web hosting account. You wouldn't be able to do...

 What is an IP address? Do I need a Dedicated IP?

Every server in the world that has access to the Internet has at least one IP address -- to...

 What is an SSL/TLS certificate?

Whenever you or your visitors access a website through a secure, encrypted connection, that...

 What is an Uptime Guarantee?

Server uptime refers to the amount of time in a given period a server stays up and running....

 What is an email auto-responder?

An email auto-responder is exactly what you'd expect based on the name. Inside most control...

 What is web hosting?

Web hosting is a very important part of the way the Internet works today. To the end user,...

 What to do if your Email Account is sending Spam

If spam is being sent out from your email account, your email address has either spoofed or...

 What's the difference between shared, dedicated, and other types of hosting?

Shared hosting is probably what you're most interested in, especially if you're just starting out...

 Why does my website look different on different browsers?

Having a website look the same on different browsers has been an ongoing issue for the web...

 Why shouldn't I go for that unlimited plan? Beware overselling.

If you've been searching for a web hosting provider, you have probably seen some offers that look...