Hosting Tutorials

Configuring Your MX Records from cPanel

December 10th, 2010

The steps below explain how to create MX records for a domain managed using cPanel.

1. Log on to your cpanel. (e.g.
2. From the Mail section of the page, select MX Entry

3. In the Email Routing box, select Remote Mail Exchanger and click Change

4. Add an MX record for the primary email server in the Destination text box.

The primary email server for Google Apps is the first server in the table of Google Apps email servers. Enter the fully qualified server name, such as ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

5. Set the priority for the MX record.

MX records with a lower number have higher priority than MX records with a higher number. To use the new email server as the primary server, give it the lowest possible priority number (0).

6. Click Add New Record.

7. To add MX records for the additional servers, repeat steps 4 to 6 for those servers. Give backup servers a lower priority than the primary email server.

8. Delete any existing MX records, or lower their priority.

For now, we recommend that you keep all existing MX records, but lower their priority. Later, once you have tested your service and confirmed mail flow, you can delete these records to ensure that mail flows through the new mail server(s).

To delete an MX record or change its priority, click the Delete or Edit link in the row of the MX records table.

How to move your Content from one folder to another in cPanel

December 6th, 2010

Moving your content from one folder to another can be easily achieved by using File Manager from your cPanel.

In the below example, we wanted to move all content from a particular folder to the root (public_html) and below are the steps we took to get this done.

1. Login to your cPanel.
2. Click on File Manager and press Go
3. Click on the folder whose content you would like to move.
4. Press the select all button from the top

5. Right click and then select Move option

6. Then enter the path you would like to move the file to and click Move File(s)

Thats it! Your files are now moved to the desired folder. Please note that you can use this method to move all files in a particular folder in one go or manually select individual files to move to different folders.

How to connect to your Hosting using FTP Filezilla

October 25th, 2010

Connecting to your server using FTP (Filezilla) is very easy. There are only 3 thing which you would need to know

1. Your Host Name: This is your domain name, you can simply use
2. Your Username: This information is given to you in the New Account Information email
3. Your Password: This information is given to you in the New Account Information email

You can leave the Port info box as empty and then simply press the quick connect button. Once your files are displayed on the right box, please make sure that you upload your content to the folder called public_html

How to change Simple DNS zones (MX, CNAME, and A records)

October 5th, 2010

With our cPanel, you now have access to make simple DNS changes. This access is available in all our hosting plans. If you are looking for Advance DNS Zone Edit features, they are only available on Silver hosting and Unlimited hosting plans.

Note: This feature will take effect only if you are using name servers.

In cPanel, you have an icon under ‘Domains’ called ‘Simple DNS Zone Editor’. This feature allows you to create and edit A and CNAME records.

You can also create and edit your MX records with the icon under ‘Mail’ called ‘MX Entry’. Here are the rules for Local, Backup, and Remote.

You can even customize your SPF records using the icon under ‘Mail’ called ‘Email Authentication’.

If you want SpeedHost’s help with making these changes, then please raise a support ticket from the client area.

How can i enable Email Authentication SPF / DKIM

September 4th, 2010

Email authentication is the effort to equip messages of the email transport system with enough verifiable information so that recipients can recognize the nature of each incoming message automatically. Enabling email authentication will help fight the spread of spam.

You can enable email authentication via SPF and DKIM (Domain Key) from your cPanel by clicking on the Email Authentication tab.

To helps domain owners identify all the servers which could be expected to send mail from their domain for SPF, please have a look at The SPF Setup Wizard