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DNS dictionary: terms you should know

DNS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

You’ve probably come across a lot of strange words and acronyms while setting up your domain name. Here are some of the most common ones that you should be aware of so you can sound smart with your friends. ...



How to open a support ticket that gets a fast reply?

SUPPORT TICKETS   LAUREN ANDERSON   1 COMMENTS

This blog does not only apply to getting support from us but from any place you need tech support. We talked to our support staff that has been on both ends of tech support in many different companies and they provided some very useful insights. Th...



How to perform DNS lookup and troubleshoot DNS

TIPS & TRICKS   LAUREN ANDERSON   0 COMMENTS

The Domain Name System (DNS), is a key component of the Internet that maps a domain name to an IP address. There are mainly 2 ways to lookup the DNS records of a domain name, via the Command Line or use an online GUI lookup tool....



New SSL certificate validity will be limited to one year starting September 1

TECH NEWS   LAUREN ANDERSON   0 COMMENTS

Apple announced their unilateral decision at a CA/Browser Forum meeting on Feb 19, 2019 that Apple’s Safari browser will no longer trust SSL/TLS leaf certificates with a validity of more than 398 days, which strong-armed Certificate Authority industry into bitterly acc...



How to choose the right domain name for your website?

TIPS & TRICKS   LAUREN ANDERSON   1 COMMENTS

Your website helps establish your business’s brand and credibility. The domain name is often the first thing your customers see, and a good domain name can help you with SEO ranking. Choosing a domain name can be one of the most challenging steps in establishing your on...



Do I need an SSL certificate for my website?

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

You are most probably aware that Google offers a small ranking boost to websites with SSL certificate installed to promote internet security. You may wonder if you need an SSL certificate for your own website, whether it is an e-commerce site or a personal blog. Installing a...



How to flush DNS cache?

DNS   LAUREN ANDERSON   0 COMMENTS

DNS stands for Domain Name System. DNS servers convert a domain name (such as example.com) into an IP address (such as 128.10.132.102). If you have an IP address that constantly changes like most people, then the mapping changes from time to time. When you visit a...



What is DNS and how does it work?

DNS   DEREK MANNING   1 COMMENTS

To inexperienced users the Domain Name System (DNS) can seem very complicated. While it can in some cases be complex, DNS problems can be easily diagnosed once you understand the basic core ideas behind it....



What to do if your domain is not resolving

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

Resolving a hostname means to convert a hostname of the form “wwww.domain.com” to an IP address. You can use this DNS lookup tool to check if your hostname is pointing to the correct IP address. There are several reas...



How to host email server if ISP blocks port 25?

TIPS & TRICKS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

The standard port used for SMTP connections is 25. An ISP (Internet Service Provider) may block port 25 in order to prevent spamming by its customers. With port 25 being blocked, you won't be able to host your own mail server at home or work. We will show you how...



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