How to Install Joomla with Softaculous

In this tutorial you will find detailed information on how to use Softaculous to install a Joomla 3 application on your THCServers hosting account. The installation process is very easy and requires just a few clicks within your cPanel.

First, you need to access your cPanel. Once you access your cPanel account, in Softaculous section, you will see a Joomla icon. Click on it.

Now, you need to press the Install button in order to start the Joomla 3 setup process.

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Select Joomla 3 from the drop-down menu and choose the installation folder for the new application. Please note that you will have to leave empty the “In Directory” box if you want Joomla 3 to be installed in the root directory of your account.

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Select administrative username, password and e-mail address. Note, that it is important to provide correct email address because it will be used in case you forget your password or want to reset it. Once you fill in that information, press the Install button to complete the installation.

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In a few seconds, your Joomla 3 application will be installed and ready to use. In addition, you will receive detailed information on how to login to your new Joomla 3.x website!

If you encounter any kind of problems during Joomla installation or simply have questions about it, don’t hesitate to contact us via Live Chat or Ticket System.

How to setup Private Nameservers in WHM

This tutorial will show you how to create Private Nameservers using your WHM interface.

It is preferable to use the domain name that you own, the one that is being used for the hostname of the server that will be running the private nameservers. You can use other domain names, but it’s not recommended.

There are 4 steps that you must complete in order to setup the private nameservers:

Step 1: Configuring the server

From you WHM interface, go to Basic cPanel & WHM Setup.

You will find the Nameservers in the bottom row

If your it’s the first time you are configuring the nameservers, all the boxes will be blank. So you must create the nameservers, like the one in the attached image. You must configure at least 2 nameservers.

Click Save Changes.

Step 2: Setting up the A record

The nameservers must point to an IP address so you need to add an A record to your assigned IP address. You can use the same IP for multiple nameservers.

Go to Edit DNS Zone, select the main domain name and click Edit

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Assign the IP to the nameservers.

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Click on Save.

Step 3: Registering your Private Nameservers

Now we have 2 cases:

Case 1: You have registered your domain name with THC Servers.

You must login into your client area and select the domain name you want to use as main domain, and click the Manage button.

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Now, go to Management Options and select the Register Nameservers button.

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Create your nameservers ns1.yourdomain.com assign an IP and click Save Changes.

You must create at least 2 nameservers.

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You can contact us anytime and we will help you register your Private Nameservers.

Case 2: You have registered your domain name with somebody else.

If you are setting up nameservers for a domain name that you own, which you also purchased yourself at a domain registrar, you will need to login to your account at that same registrar and use their tool to register the new names.

If that isn’t possible, contact them to do it for you.

Step 4: Point your domain at your Private Nameservers

This is the last step. You must now point your domain name at your new Private Nameservers that you have just registered.

Login into your client area, select your domain name, click on Nameservers and update your nameservers.

Here is a tutorial on how to change your nameservers

 

Please note that if you change a domain’s nameservers the domain will temporarily stop working while the new settings propagate throughout the entire internet. If downtime is a critical issue for your domain we recommend you make this during a weekend or late at night when traffic is likely to be low.

Now that your domain is pointing at your server’s nameservers you can use the DNS tools in the WHM and cPanel interfaces to modify your zone files!

 

 

 

What is the difference between Addon Domain, Sub Domain and Parked Domain

There are 3 types of additional domains you may have with a THCServers web hosting account: parked domains, addon domains and subdomains. In this next post, you will see exactly the diferences between them,

Addon Domain

An addon domain is a second website, with its own unique content. This type of domain does require you to register the new domain name before you can host it. So, if you want to host www.otherdomain.com, this is the solution. Also, please note that our Nerd and Freek plans allow you to host 5, respective UNLIMITED domains.

Sub Domain

A subdomain utilises the existing main domain name. It does not have its own domain name. A sub domain points to a folder in your public_html directory of your main domain. Consider your  main domain ” domain.com” and you have a folder “shop” under your public_html directory. You can create a sub domain “forum.domain.com “. You can directly reach the shop page by accessing “forum.domain.com”. For example, let’s take a look at mail.yahoo.com or mail.google.com. These are sub domains for yahoo.com and google.com.

Parked Domain

A parked domain  is one which simply points to an existing domain. It is an other domain which is parked on to the main domain. Consider a domain ” parked.com” which is parked on the “main-domain.com”. If we access parked.com it will be directed to the main-domain.com and you will get the same page as you see while accessing main-domain.com. The parked domain should also point to the same nameservers as the main-domain.com. The park domain name should be registered.

 

After you will purchase a hosting plan with us, you will find all these features inside your cPanel. If you have some doubts or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are 24/7/365 online via Live Chat or Ticket System.