What Is The Difference Between A Registry, Registrar And Registrant?

There are three different roles that participate in the domain name registration process: The registry, registrar, and registrant.

Registry: A domain name registry is an organization that manages top-level domain names. They create domain name extensions, set the rules for that domain name, and work with registrars to sell domain names to the public.

Registrar: The registrar is an accredited organization, like THCServers, who sells domain names to the public. Some of them have the ability to sell top-level domain names (TLDs) like .com, .net, and .org or country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs) such as .us, .ca, and .eu.

Registrant: A registrant is the person or company who registers a domain name. Registrants can manage their domain name’s settings through their registrar. When changes are made to the domain, their registrar will send the information to the registry to be updated and saved in the registry’s database. For example right after you register a domain with us, you will become a registrant.

How to add a dedicated IP



In this tutorial you will learn how to add a dedicated IP to your hosting account.

A dedicated IP (Internet Protocol) is a unique Internet address dedicated exclusively to a single hosting account.

Normally, can buy one when you are creating your hosting account, but in case you forget, or later on you realise you need a dedicated IP, you can get one following a few easy steps.

First, login into your THC SERVERS client area.

In case you have multiple hosting accounts, you must select the one that will have a dedicated IP.


Click on the View Details button

Now go to Management Options, and click the Upgrade/Downgrade Options button.


The next window will appear. You must check the Dedicated IP box and click Continue.


Now select the payment option you want to use, insert any promotional code you have and click Continue.


Pay the invoice and that is it.


Thank you!

How to change your default Index page in htaccess

What is an .htacces file?

The .htaccess file is a hidden text file within your hosting account that can be very powerful. It is designed so that you can modify it to change the behavior of your website that normally would take higher access beyond your account.

Changing your default index file via .htaccess

    1. You will have to login to your cPanel
    2. On the ” Files ” tab, you will see the File Manager icon.
    3. A popup box will appear. For the primary domain, click on the Web Root button. Also, you will have to tick the ” Show hidden files ” option. Click the Go button to enter the File Manager.
    4. You should now be in the root folder of the domain you chose. Look for the .htaccess file and right click on it. This brings up a menu. Find and click on the Edit option . If you get a popup box, simply find and click the Edit button in the lower right corner to continue to the editor.
    5. You are now in the htaccess editor. Paste the following code at the top of the page to configure your desired index page. In our example below, we decided to make the index page of our folders named first.html.#Alternate default index page
      DirectoryIndex first.html

      You can also list more than one file in the configuration. The file will be read left to right and check for them in that order. In this example, we add index.htm, index.html, and index.php to the list. First the server will check for first.html, if it does not find a file with that name, it continues to index.htm and so on.

      #Alternate default index pages
      DirectoryIndex first.html index.htm index.html index.php

    6. Press the Save button in the upper right corner to save your new .htaccess configuration.

Creating an Under Construction or Coming Soon page

Let’s say that you want to create a website and you don’t want random visitors to “take a look” at your site until it is ready.  In this case, you may want to place an “Under Construction” or “Coming Soon” page in place.

This article will guide you on how to create and set up a placeholder page so that you can work on your site in the background.

  1. Login to your cPanel
  2. Access File Manager. Be sure to navigate to the root folder for the domain you are working with. If it is the primary domain, use public_html.
  3. Click on New File, an icon found in the toolbar at the top of the page.
  4. Next, give the file a name. In this example, we will use comingsoon.html. Click on the Create File button to finish the creation process. Note this simply creates an empty file.
  5. Now we need to edit the empty file. Highlight the filename and then click on HTML Editor. This feature allows you to create the page visually, no coding needed. You can make it in anyway you want. At this moment, we will make it very in a very simplistic mode.
  6. Once you have designed your page, click on the Save button, located in the upper left of the tool bar.
  7. Now that you have created the page, you need to set the file name as your default for your website. Those instructions are found in our article on ” How to change your default index page in .htaccess ” .

How to upgrade/downgrade your current hosting package


Your current hosting package is not working out for you? Need more/less resources? Here is how you can easily upgrade/downgrade your hosting package.

From your client area, click on My services, to see all your active services.

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Select the one you want to upgrade/downgrade

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Click on View details.

Your administration pannel will be open. So click on Management Options -> Upgrade/Downgrade

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Select the package you want and the billing cycle, and press Choose Product.

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Pay the invoice and your new package will be immediately installed.

You can do this anytime you want.

How to log into Webmail

What is Webmail?

Like MacMail, Gmail or Microsft Outlook, Webmail is another powerful tool you can use to send and receive mails. Webmail is different because you can access it using a web browser. It doesn’t require you to setup the software. You can simply log into webmail and begin to use it. Please note that before you attempt to login to your webmail, you will have to create an email address within your cPanel.

How to Log into Webmail?

There are two ways that you can log into webmail:

1. via direct link
2. via your cPanel


1. Logging into your Webmail through direct link

If your domain has propagated, you can access webmail by typing any of the following URLs into your browser’s address bar. In the examples below, substitute your primary domain or addon domain name for example.com.

– https://www.example.com/webmail
– https://www.example.com:2095  /  https://www.example.com:2096
– https://webmail.example.com

2. Logging into your Webmail through cPanel

Into your cPanel, on ” Mail ” section, you will find the ” Webmail ” option.Click on it !


After logging into webmail, you’ll be presented with three options: Horde, Roundcube, and SquirrelMail. These three options are different webmail clients that can be used for sending and reading email. All of them show you your email, however each of them has their own look & feel as well as their own unique features.


SquirellMail – Limited in features, however this allows you to quickly read and respond to email
Horde – Has more functionality than SquirrelMail, however this can at times make the software slower and more “busy”
Roundcube – It has a very clean look and feel to it, similar to a desktop client such as Mac Mail our Outloook

If you will ever encounter any problem about logging into your webmail, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are 24/7/365 on Live Chat and Ticket System !!!