We are often asked what is the difference between a and ? Many beginners don’t know that these are two separate things. In this guide, we will explain the difference between a and .
A is the address of your that people type in the ’s bar to visit your .
Theis basically a giant network of computers connected to each other through cables. To easily identify them, each computer is assigned a series of numbers called .
Thisis a combination of numbers separated by dots. Typically, look like this: 18.104.22.168
Computers have no problem identifying and remembering these numbers. However, it is impossible for humans to remember and use these numbers to connect toon the . To solve this problem, were invented.
Acan have words which makes it easy to remember website addresses.
Now if you wanted to visit aon the , you don’t need to type a string of numbers. Instead, you can type in an easy to remember , for example, FreshSites.co.uk.
is the place where all the files of your website live. It is like the home of your where it actually lives.
A good way to think about this is if the users’ .was the address of your house, then is the actual house that address' points to. All on the , need . When someone enters your in a , the is translated into the of your company’s computer. This computer contains your ’s files, and it sends those files back to the
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and are two different services. However, they work together to make possible.
Basically, ais like a massive address book that is constantly updated. Behind each , there is an address of the storing the ’s files.
Without, it will not be possible for people to find your and without , you can't build a .
To build ayou will need both a and a account. Buying a alone only gives you right to use that particular for a specific period (usually 1 year).
You will needto store your ’s files. Once you get hosting, you need to update your settings and point it to your provider. It is possible to buy both your and hosting from the same company. typically don't cost a lot of money but your hosting expenses may vary due to the type of hosting you require.
Yes, you can. Normally when you register the, you own the right to use it and transfer it anywhere you want.
For example, let’s say you purchased your Godaddy and bought your hosting from FreshSites. Now you want to move your to FreshSites so that it is easier to manage and renew.from
You can easily do that. Both companies have detailed step by step instructions that you can follow to transfer your.
You are also able to move your You own the and can change its settings to point it to any company.to a new hosting company if you wish.
Mailing Lists allow you to send mail to multiple addresses all at once. Mailman software which will help you set up and configure your mailing lists. For a full walk-through on how to set up a mailing list with , watch the video tutorial below.comes equipped with the
Do you need to set up and Auto Responder for yourand don't ? Follow our simple guide below.
First of all, you'll need to be logged into your cPanel account. Not sure how to how to . to cPanel hereto cPanel Read our article on
Once logged into cPanel, in the "Email" section, click the "Auto Responder".
A new page will be opened, then click "Add Auto Responder"
In theSet drop-down menu, select a set for the . ( is the most commonly used and recommended.)
Set your intervalto the required you desire - this is the time which the responder will wait when responding to an which has already emailed you, for example, if firstname.lastname@example.org emails you twice in an hour, it will respond both times, unless you set an interval.
Fill in your email and domain.
Next you will need to fill the "from" field.
Fill in your required subject and enter your desired message into the "Body" field.
Finally, fill in the start and stop duration and then hit "Create/Modify"
This helpful guide will show you how to create a subdomain in cPanel.
First of all, you need to be logged into cPanel, not sure how? Please read our guide on how to login to cPanel.
Now logged into cPanel, scroll down until you see the header "Domains" then click " "
Next, you will need to type your desiredin the box labelled " " then hit click the "Document Root" box, which will be auto filled for you.
All that is left to do is hit create.
Sometimes our system shows a blockedwhen visiting your , this means one of our automated detection systems has picked up something you have done, eg wrong 10 times, or is wrong and has blocked you. You can clear this yourself, our guide below shows how.
First of all, you will need to be logged into the client billing area.
Once, look for the "Unblock IP" tab, which is located on the black bar, then click it.
The "I.P address to check" will be automatically filled in with your I.P, if its a clients I.P that needs unblocking, manually type there I.P in the field, then click "check for I.P block, and remove"
Once this is done, you will be able to see if the I.P address was blocked, the system will automatically remove this.
Ever wondered how to take a full backup in cPanel? Check out the steps below.
First, you'll need to be logged into cPanel, not sure on how? Follow our helpful guide on how to to cPanel
Once logged into cPanel, go to the section "" then click the icon named " "
Now find the heading "Full" and click " a full website backup"
On the next page, set the "Destination" drop-down box to "Home Directory"
Select whether or not to receiveonce the backup is complete by filling in the , if you don't wish to receive , mark "Do not send email notification of backup completion".
finally, click "Generate"
Once the full backup has completed, you can then navigate back to backups and click on theFull button again, you will now see a link to the backup.