I have a few vps on different providers and I was shoring up my hostnames to make them more cohesive for the different servers.
I placed a request with a well-known, premium vps provider this morning at 9am EDT and am still awaiting them to complete the host name change. They came back immediately and said an admin would have to handle and then noting for hours. At approx 2p EDT, I asked for an update and I received a response at nearly 4pm EDT saying they were still waiting for their admin to get back.
Keep in mind this is a fully-managed, not cheap, vps with a very good rep here on wht.
Am I expecting too much?
I'd change it myself, but I'm unable to do so with virtuozzo.
Now with Plesk 12 (and I suppose all previous versions) we can't change the SMTP banner to something other than the hostname.But If server host different IPs with different domains,only the primary IP do not have problems for email delivability all other domains are marked spam.This is a critical issue for email deliverability. Very critical issue that should be solved asap.the only solution that we found with our systemists is to remove Plesk, but sure it's not what I would like to do.
after learning that server aliases are not available for PPA, we are needing to rename our service nodes. We have looked through the documentation, and did see the ppa.hostname command for the management node but there does not seem to be an equivalent for service nodes.
I have a client on a dedicated IP, today we needed to downgrade the web hosting plan. As the web hosting plan puts users on a default shared IP, this plan change also changed the dedicated IP to the shared one causing some propagation issues for a small period of time.
I have contacted WHMCS about this asking if they had a way of changing the clients plan but keeping the IP address intact as this could lead to some very undesirable outcomes. They explained that it is not their fault and to contact Parallels.
I know I can change the plan directly in Plesk however by initiating the plan change via WHMCS, everything is automated.
Has anyone helped clients transition from one domain to another? Maybe dissolving a partnership or renaming their company... so a new domain name has been registered and a new website created.
#1 Using .htaccess 301 redirect We used the following command line in their old website's htaccess file
Redirect 301 / [url]
The goal was to get people try to visit any page of their old website (i.e. OldWebsite.com/contact.html) redirected to their new website (i.e. NewWebsite.com/contact.html). Isn't that supposed to change the address bar's URL, too? For some reason, I visit their old site and I seem to be redirected to their new website but the address bar still has their old domain name? Something is going on???
#2 Having their new company name for 2 years now. People can enter her new company name in Google, MSN or Yahoo. Her new company name appears in the search results but has the old domain name associated with it. We are trying to get rid of any reference to that old domain name? What's the easiest way to do this? So what people see in search engines is:
New Company Short Meta Description www.OldDomain.com
What steps did I miss in this transition?
What steps do I have to take on their old website/old web server to control it's appearance on search engines and make sure people get to the new website?
I hope your day is going good. I've been trying to fix a problem I had all week. I receive daily email notification that "example.[url]" does not resolve to any IP. However, when in WHM, it already contains Server Main Ip: 126.96.36.199. I've tried a few solutions from the web, but to no avail:
IMPORTANT: Do not ignore this email. The hostname (example.mydomainname.com) resolves to . It should resolve to 188.8.131.52. Please be sure to correct /etc/hosts as well as the 'A' entry in zone file for the domain.
Some are all of these problems can be caused by /etc/resolv.conf being setup incorrectly. Please check this file if you believe everything else is correct.
You may be able to automaticly correct this problem by using the 'Add an A entry for your hostname' under 'Dns Functions' in your Web Host Manager
1) Within WHM, I have the following:
-Add an A entry for your hostname (I only have one listed) Hostname: example.mydomainname.com Server Main Ip: 184.108.40.206
-Primary/secondary nameserver Primary Nameserver: ns1.mydomainname.com (A entry = 220.127.116.11) Secondary Nameserver: ns2.mydomainname.com (A entry = 18.104.22.168)
-Additional IP my webhost gave me to use: 22.214.171.124 (used in primary name server) 126.96.36.199 (used in secondary name server) 188.8.131.52
-Current DNS Zone listing: example.com (my website URL that is currently working) example.mydomainname.com (hostname I made myself that contains the server main IP) ns1.mydomainname.com (A entry = 184.108.40.206) ns2.mydomainname.com (A entry = 220.127.116.11)
2) My edit "edit /etc/resolv.conf" contains the following: Search localdomain nameserver 18.104.22.168 nameserver 22.214.171.124
Issue: I receive daily email notification that "example.mydomainname.com" does not resolve to any IP. However, when in WHM, it already contains Server Main Ip: 126.96.36.199.
I have a server with RHEL 5 installed. The problem is that the server shows the output of the hostname command as (none). I checked the /etc/sysconfig/network file and it shows the correct hostname. I also tried to change the hostname in the /etc/sysconfig/network file and restart the server. But hostname command still shows (none).
I have a dedicated server with WHM 11.23.2. I am in the process of "attempting" to change the hostname for a group of websites and also the nameservers.
Let's say for practical senses that these were the old details: Hostname: abc.example.com Nameservers: ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com
I changed in the following sections of WHM..
Server Configuration -> Basic cPanel/WHM Setup -> Hostname to 123.newsite.com
Networking Setup -> Hostname to 123.newsite.com
Server Configuration -> Basic cPanel/WHM Setup -> Primary Nameserver to ns1.newsite.com and then...
Server Configuration -> Basic cPanel/WHM Setup -> Secondary Nameserver to ns2.newsite.com.
Networking Setup -> Nameserver IPs. I deleted the old ones and created the two new ones: ns1.newsite.com and ns2.newsite.com.
I have double checked that this information is still there. Obviously newsite.com is listed as a domain/account. However, example.com was naturally the first one associated with this server.
I performed a server reboot, apache reset etc.
This was three days ago. I assumed it had all changed over. Until I (stupidly) remembered that I hadn't changed the goDaddy information to point to these new nameservers. I panicked thinking all the sites (six of them) would be down. However, they weren't. When I tried to change the nameserver information for a domain in goDaddy it came back with errors... it would only accept ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com.
So, I did a tracert to the IP address of the server and indeed it comes back as abc.example.com. Every domain is associated with that static IP.
I can't even find anywhere where abc.example.com is listed within the WHM. All the new values are listed... so, where is it pulling this from? I thought the reset of the server (as a graceful reboot) would resolve this issue.. it hasn't. I've rebooted twice and awaited the thirty minutes for everything to get back online. No success.
The zone for the root domain splinteredmedia.net is missing, or could not be read. The ip address will be read from the webserver configuration and a new zone will be created for this subdomain. Bind reconfiguring on smpl using rndc Error reconfiguring bind on smpl: rndc: connect failed: 127.0.0.1#953: connection refused Created DNS entry for ns1.splinteredmedia.net
Is the error i get when i try to add a entry for one of my nameservers.
I have cPanel on a CentOS 5.1 VPS
I am still pretty new to CentOS
how would i go about adding a zone and if somebody cpuld point me to a place where i can read exactly what it is and how to set it up i would be very grateful
my VPS with Steadcom has been running for about six months now and for the most part I'm very pleased.
I'm not all that skilled at running it yet, still learning.
First, My email was being blocked by some recipients, I am using sendmail. So I had to change the hostname and the hosts file, and the network file to my domain name, instead of the hostname Steadcom gave me. This fixed the email and it seems receipients are okay with the new settings.
However, whenever I restart the VPS, these files and the hostname get reset. How can I make it so these are not changed... is this something I have to bring up with Steadcom or is it a setting I'm not getting quite right?
Second... my webmin seems to have problems. I can log in, but then sometimes I cannot navigate to the areas I need to, as I'll get a page not found error. I have been stopping and restarting webmin, and that sometimes helps, but sometimes not and I have to restart the whole server. Which I really don't want to do just for webmin. I don't really know webmin that well, either, so would love some help on what I can do about this.
Third.. when I have SSH running I often get Brute Force warnings for a bot or someone trying to log in. So I just stop the service all together. But when I restart, it starts up again. How can I keep SSH from starting unless I need it?
I've set up a few domains in WHM, though I noticed when I use Ping Plotter to do a traceroute on the domain, the result always shows host.mydomain.com as the last stop, instead of just mydomain.com:
Code: Target Name: mydomain.com " " 12 84 ms CWIE-LLC.car1.Chicago1.Level3.net [43.793.208.66] 13 82 ms [188.8.131.52] 14 84 ms host.mydomain.com [184.108.40.206] I was wondering, how can I configure the DNS in WHM so the last stop is just mydomain.com?
Say for example I have a cPanel dedicated server, with a hostname> earth.anonymous.com which is where I host several resold shared accounts all using my nameservers, ns2.anonymous.com and ns2.anonymous.com
I am using the cPanel dns, simply pointing the domain namesevers to two IP`s given in my IP allocation.
I wish to lease another server, using the hostname: venus.anonymous.com
This is where I start getting confused with the domain/dns. Would it be easier for me to use a third party dns service such as easydns to host the actual main domain dns?
If someone can understand what I`m getting at here, could they give me a few tips of getting this setup and easy and reliable as possible.
A lot of hosting companies are using anonymous hostnames, is this a good plan?
I have a VPS with the hostname myhost.domain.com, with four IP addresses, one of which is assigned to a shared hosting account (using WHM/cPanel) at sub.domain.com.
For email delivery purposes (I'm sending e-commerce receipts (that MUST be delivered) from PHP apps running on sub.domain.com), do I need to set up reverse DNS entries that say their IP addresses belong to myhost.domain.com, or to sub.domain.com?
I got rvskin with whm and it seems whm create account for itself.But every time when i load whm i getting popup with error Hostname A Entry Missing!
The server was unable to lookup an an A entry for its hostname (ns175.domain.com). This is generally because the entry was never added. However this could also be the result of your nameserver(s) being down. If you would like to attempt to automatically add the entry, And i am sure i have that A entry.Any idea why is that happening ?
one of my clients told me he tried to send an email to somebody and he receives this error:
The addresses to which the message has not yet been delivered are:
a.......u@a.......t.ro Delay reason: SMTP error from remote mail server after MAIL FROM:<a.......r@i.....s.ro>: host mail.a.....t.ro [82.77.203.xx]: 451 4.1.8 Possibly forged hostname for 67.222.136.xx
No action is required on your part. Delivery attempts will continue for some time, and this warning may be repeated at intervals if the message remains undelivered. Eventually the mail delivery software will give up, and when that happens, the message will be returned to you. Last message received on 17.06.2009 at 16:10
Any ideea what might be? he's having this problem only when tries to send an email to that email address, and I'm not sure if it's a problem on our server or on their server
I have one server with multiple websites hosted on it. It's powered with Cpanel / WHM.
When I run the command 'wget mydomain.com' from this server, I download a Cpanel / WHM landing page instead of the actual homepage from mydomain.com.
I can successfully load mydomain.com in a browser. I can also run the 'wget' command from my local computer and download the correct homepage.
When I run this command from the server mydomain.com is hosted on, Apache returns the home page for the default virtual host for my IP address (ie. cpanel landing page). I encounter this same problem when using CURL or PHP Sockets.
I am behind a firewall. Could this be causing the issue? Does anyone have any ideas how I could fix this?
This is a big problem as I have websites that need to use a web service from a domain hosted on the same machine.
I am currently with MediaTemple and my hostname is automatcially as.mydomain.com, they have told me that the as is deprecated now and I can chose what to put for the hostname... Do I just put www is that how it works?