Getting Started Guide
Welcome to Hostsfox.net! This Getting Started Guide provides you with all of the essential information you need to get up and running quickly. Learn how to access your account using Secure Shell (SSH), set up e-mail access, configure your web site's domain settings, and more.
How to use the Knowledge Base
Is this your first time using the Hostsfox.net Knowledge Base? If so, welcome, and read here for information about how to locate the article you need and more.
Ordering a hosting package
Ready to become an Hostsfox.net customer and order a hosting package? Learn how here!
Reseller Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide provides information you need as a reseller to get your site and your customers' sites up and running.
VPS Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide provides all the information you need to get your new VPS up and running quickly.
Shared Hosting Quick Start Guide
If you're a brand-new shared hosting customer, this Quick Start Guide is for you.
Registering a domain
How do I register an internationalized domain name? What are Nexus Codes? Get answers to your domain registration questions here.
Configuring domain settings
Your domain name is what people use to find and visit your site. Learn how to set up your account's domain with these articles.
Accessing your account
Learn how to access your account using Secure Shell (SSH), FTP, SCP, and more. Although you can use cPanel to accomplish many tasks, some things are easier or possible only from the command line or by using a dedicated file management program, and these articles show you how.
Setting up e-mail
Learn how to set up e-mail for your web site. After you create an e-mail account for your site, you can access it using webmail or your own e-mail client application, such as Outlook or Thunderbird.
Migrating your data
You may already have web site content, e-mail messages, or databases on an existing web site. These articles guide you through the process of migrating that data to your Hostsfox.net account.
Backing up your data
Maintaining current backups of your data is always a good idea. These articles describe how to set up backups on shared hosting accounts, as well as VPS and dedicated server environments.
Publishing your web site
These articles show how you can publish your web site to an Hostsfox.net server using various applications, such as Sandvox.
Working with Linux
Hostsfox.net servers run Linux, an operating system popular for its stability and security. Read these articles to learn how to use basic Linux commands, edit text files from the command line, work with compressed files, and more.
Introduction to VPS hosting
What is a VPS (Virtual Private Server)? Why would I want one? Learn about Hostsfox.net VPS options here.
Internet and networking
Learn how to troubleshoot network issues, clear a browser's cache, and more.
Acceptable use, privacy, terms of service... Get answers to Hostsfox.net policy-related questions here.
Why should I choose Hostsfox.net?
We know there are a lot of web hosting companies out there. So what makes Hostsfox.net different? Why should you choose us as your hosting provider?
What makes Hostsfox.net fast?
Our speed, your success -- what makes Hostsfox.net's services fast?
Solid State Drive (SSD) advantages
Learn how Solid State Drives (SSDs) help provide a faster, more reliable hosting experience.
Creating a blog at Hostsfox.net
Setting up a blog on an Hostsfox.net account is easy! Learn more here.
Opening an e-commerce store at Hostsfox.net
Opening your own web store on an Hostsfox.net account is easy! Learn more here.
Determining your account’s server name
If you have a shared hosting or reseller hosting package, your account resides on a server with other accounts. Learn how to determine the server name in this article.
Common web hosting terms
DNS... SSH... SPF... If you are new to web hosting, there are a lot of terms and abbreviations that may be unfamiliar to you. This article contains a list of definitions for some commonly used web hosting terms.
How to start a blog
Start blogging now! These articles are a pain-free and fast introduction to the world of blogging.
Top-level domain (TLD) availability
Learn which top-level domains (TLDs) are available at Hostsfox.net for domains you purchase.
Hosting Plan Introduction
Have you just bought your hosting plan and looking to get started? This guide will walk you through the process of creating your site!