Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How to check whether FTP port 21 is blocked?

The default TCP port for FTP connection is port 21. Sometimes the local Internet Service Provider blocks this port and this will result in FTP connection issues.
Here's how to, depending on your OS, check whether your ISP blocks port 21:

Check port 21 with a Windows OS
Click on the Start menu button, click "Run".In the text field of this window you need to type "cmd" and then press the "Enter" key. Another window will open. It is the so called "MS-DOS prompt" or "command prompt". Just type the following command in the command prompt window and press "Enter":
telnet my-domain-name.com 21
Check port 21 with Apple/Mac
Each Mac OS is delivered with a preinstalled terminal emulator. The terminal is a tool which allows you to execute commands from the command line. Usually, the terminal is located under your Mac HD -> "Applications" directory -> Utilities sub-directory. When the window opens, you will see a command line with a flashing cursor on it so you can start typing right away. Just type the following command and press "Enter":
telnet my-domain-name.com 21

Thursday, November 25, 2010

How to add a new MIME type in cPanel?

In order to define a new Mime Type there are few simple steps you need to accomplish.
  • Log in to cPanel for your hosting account.
  • Under the Advanced category click MIME Types.
  • In the "Create a MIME Type" section add the desired MIME Type and file Extension(s). Then click the Add button.

How to connect to FTP with a web browser?

There are a few ways to connect by FTP to a host. The easiest way is using Internet Explorer which has the best ftp support.

In order to connect by FTP with your browser, you should just use the following address:

However, if your FTP user to connect is similar to user@yourdomain.com then you will have to URL encode it like this:

In the above case it is important to note what the FTP username is: YourFtpUser%40YourDomain.com

This address is URL-encoded and comes from YourFtpUser@YourDomain.com where @ has been substituted with %40, which is the ASCII code for @.

How to check where a DNS record is pointing to?

In order to check a DNS record for your domain please use a third party tool such as:
If you need ask questions about this post, please email to webhostinghelper@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

How to park a domain in cPanel hosting?

Domain Parking is useful when you want people to get to your website with multiple domain name. (Domain Parking feature already exists in cPanel by default)
Here’s the Domain Parking example: you have a website www.domain.com and now you wan your site to be easily access using other domain name as well. So you buy few more domains – www.domain1.com, www.domain2.com, www.domain3.com. By using the Domain Parking feature, visitor able to get into your www.domain.com using all the other new domain you buy just now.

Domain Parking – How to park a domain in cPanel Hosting
  1. Login to your cPanel
  2. Click on “Parked Domain”

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How to create a CNAME record for a domain in Godaddy?

  1. Log in to your account at www.godaddy.com
  2. Open the Domains tab and select My Domain Names. You'll be directed to the Domain Manager page.
  3. Click the domain that you'd like to create CNAME record.
  4. Click the Total DNS Control And MX Records link at the bottom of the section entitled Total DNS.
  5. Click Add New CNAME Record in the box labelled CNAMES (aliases). If you've already created a CNAME record for your web address, click the pencil icon next to the existing CNAME record.
  6. Enter new DNS as the Host Name. Specify a TTL or use the default setting of 1 hour.
  7. Click OK, and then click OK again.

If you need ask questions about this post, please email to webhostinghelper@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to create a MySQL Database in CPanel?

  1. First, login to your CPanel account.

  2. Once you’ve logged in, select MySQL databases from the list. Keep in mind that your Cpanel account may be using a skin or different theme, so it will not always look exactly like the screenshot below.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

How to add addon domain in cPanel?

  1. To access the Addon Domains tool, click on the corresponding icon located on the main screen of your cPanel interface.
  2. Enter the name of the addon domain in the blank field next to New Domain Name.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How to create a subdomain in cPanel?

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your cPanel account
  2. When the main landing page loads, scroll down
  3. Click on the "Subdomain" icon
  4. This will bring up a box for you to enter the prefix to the URL for the subdomain you want to create

Monday, November 1, 2010

How to create FTP accounts in cPanel?

To add new FTP accounts, click on the FTP Accounts icon from the Files box of your CPanel.
On the top of the page you will be prompted for all the necessary details for your new account:
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