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<span style="margin-bottom:5px;font-size:25px;color: #31799F;">Create DtDNS Account</span>

This page covers creating an account at DtDNS. Using this account allows you to configure and run the servers from a dynamically allocated IP address.

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|colspan="2" style="font-weight:bold;"| UniServer&nbsp;8-Coral
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|&nbsp;||[[Coral: Introduction|Home]]
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|&nbsp;||[[Coral: start quick start|Quick Start]]
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|&nbsp;||[[Coral: general intro|General]]
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|&nbsp;||[[Coral: apache intro|Apache]]
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|&nbsp;||[[Coral: mysql intro|MySQL]]
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|&nbsp;||[[Coral: cron intro|CRON]]
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|<span style="font-size: 14px;">ยป</span>||[[Coral: dtdns intro|DtDNS]]
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|&nbsp;||[[Coral: dbbackup intro|Db Backup]]
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==Creating a DtDNS account==
Creating an account at DtDNS is extremely easy.

* Go to DtDNS [http://www.dtdns.com/ home] page.
* To the right of '''log in''' click '''Create an Account'''

There are two pages to fill in. Enter the following details:


'''Page 1:'''
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|1)||'''Desired Username'''||This name is used for logging into your '''account'''
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|2)||'''Your Name'''||Your real name (Internal use)
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|3)||'''Desired Password'''||A password for logging into your account
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|4)||'''Confirm Password'''||As above
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|5)||'''E-mail Address'''||A real active e-mail is required. An activation code is sent to this e-mail address
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|6)||'''Confirm E-mail'''||As above
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|7)||'''Optional'''||Skip the Optional Information section if you don't wish fill it in.
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|8)||'''Two CAPCHA words'''|| Enter the two CAPCHA words (if these are difficult to read, click the new challenge button)
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Note 1: After step 8) you will be redirected to page 2:<br />
Note 2: A confirmation e-mail is sent to your e-mail account set in step 5)


'''Page 2:'''
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|9)||'''Username'''||Enter your Username as entered in 1).
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|10)||'''Enter code'''||Enter code sent to your email.
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Note 3: The email sent to you contains a link returning you to page 2. After step 8) you can close the page and wait for this email.

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==Creating a Hostname overview==

===General information===
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* A DtDNS account is limited to '''five free''' hostnames.
* A hostname is concatenated with a '''domain''' name.
* I have listed available domains on the right.

* Your full URL, for example
** If you chose '''books''' as hostname
** And select from the drop down menu '''effers.com'''

Will look like this: '''<nowiki>http://books.effers.com</nowiki>'''
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'''''Available Free Domain Names'''''
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<pre>
3d-game.com
4irc.com
b0ne.com
bbsindex.com
chatnook.com
darktech.org
deaftone.com
dtdns.net
effers.com
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<pre>
etowns.net
etowns.org
flnet.org
gotgeeks.com
scieron.com
slyip.com
slyip.net
suroot.com
</pre>
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===Wild Cards===
After creating a hostname, wild cards are enabled by default. This allows you to use a URL such as: <nowiki>http:</nowiki>//'''www'''.books.effers.com
Note: The '''www'''. is the wild card part. This can be anything you like; for example:

* <nowiki>http:</nowiki>//'''www'''.books.effers.com
* <nowiki>http:</nowiki>//'''www-internation'''.books.effers.com
* <nowiki> http</nowiki>://'''local'''.books.effers.com
* <nowiki> http</nowiki>://'''www.home'''.books.effers.com
The host name '''books.effers.com''' resolves to your IP address. The '''wild card''' can be resolved on your server using Vhosts to create different sites.

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==Create Hostname==
To create a new hostname at DtDNS

===Login===
* Go to [https://www.dtdns.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=account.login Login page]
* Enter Username: as set in step '''1)'''
* Enter Password: as set in step '''3)'''
* '''My Services''' page displayed
* Click on '''Hostnames'''. This opens the '''Hostname Manager'''

===Create hostname===
* Enter a desired '''Hostname'''
* From the drop down menu select a Domain
* Click '''Add Hostname'''
* Enter the two '''CAPCHA''' words (if these are difficult to read, click the new challenge button)
* Click '''Add Hostname''' button
* This is added to your list of host names

===Manage existing hostnames===
To manage existing hostnames, simply click the entry in the list; for example:

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|'''Hostname'''||'''Domain'''||'''IP Address'''||'''Type'''
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|uni23||dtdns.net||89.119.35.45||Active Dynamic
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|books||effers.com ||87.129.30.174||Active Dynamic
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Click a hostname link to open its corresponding configuration page. Here you can change various settings, including the IP address.


'''Note 1:''' After reconnecting to your service provider you need to login to DtDNS and update the IP address accordingly. Alternatively add the new account to The Uniform Server's builtin updater. See [[Coral: dtdns intro#Edit DtDNS Accounts|Edit DtDNS Accounts]].


'''Note 2:''' With the updater configured you can enable Cron to perform automatic updates.

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==Summary==
For a home web server the free account at DtDNS is ideal. At least it gives you an opportunity to test their service. Perhaps it will encourage you to purchase a real domain and use some of their paid services.

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==Where to go next==

[[Coral: dtdns intro|DtDNS - Introduction]] <br />
[[Coral: dtdns detail|DtDNS - Detail]] <br />
[[Coral: cron intro#Cron Controller|Run Cron as a program]] <br />
[[Coral: cron intro#Cron Controller|Run Cron as a service]]


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