How to set up private nameservers

Private nameservers are your own DNS nameservers. They use your domain (for example, and instead of the name of your web hosting company (for example,  Private nameservers for reseller plans Private nameservers are ideal for resellers who are trying to establish their brand. They look professional and […]

How to set up Gmail for your HostPapa domain

Connecting your domain to your Gmail is an extremely convenient way to take advantage of all the features that Google provides. To get your domain’s incoming email to appear in Gmail, you need to set up an MX record. Sign in to your domain’s host account. HostPapa is an example […]

Domain registration and transferring: BE

In this article, we will give you an overview of the requirements for transferring or registering a .BE domain at HostPapa.  How to register a domain name with HostPapa .BE is an open registry. You do not have to be a Belgian resident or business operator to register a .BE […]

How to change the VPS hostname in SolusVM

In this article, we’ll show you how to change the VPS hostname in the SolusVM dashboard. From your main SolusVM Dashboard, select the Hostname tab. In the New Hostname field, enter your desired new Hostname. Click Change. NOTE: The new Hostname must be set in the following format – newname.yourdomain.tld. […]

How to change your MX Records with GoDaddy

Follow these instructions to change MX records with GoDaddy: Go to the DNS Management page. In the Records section, click the pencil icon next to an existing MX record. Update the record as required with your HostPapa information and click on Save. Creating a new MX record with GoDaddy: Log […]

How to change your MX records with BlueHost

An MX (Mail Exchanger) record is a DNS record. It identifies the server that will handle incoming emails for your domain. For example, in a Bluehost name server, the default MX record is your domain name. This name has a local IP address that is connected to the server and […]

How to change your MX records with 1and1

Follow these instructions to change MX records with 1&1: Log in to your customer account.  Click on Domains and SSL. A domains overview will display. Expand the gear icon of the domain you’d like to change, then click DNS. Click the gear icon for the MX record and click Edit […]

The difference between domain name and web hosting

HostPapa offers domain name registration and web hosting services. Though these two things are closely connected, they are separate from each other. In this article, we’ll walk you through the difference between domain names and web hosting, as well as answer some frequently asked questions on the subject.  What is […]

How to register a domain with HostPapa

All HostPapa web hosting plans of one year or longer include one free domain name registration. We can register most domain types, including .com, .org, .biz, .info, .net, .au, .us, and .ca. Although there are some multiple extension types we can’t register, we can host any extension if the name […]