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After four signup requests and some backwards and forwards conversations on a support ticket, I'm delighted to say that I've got MOFH account! Thank-you to the support staff!

My apologies if this question has been answered else where? I've done a bit of digging myself in an attempt to find the answer, but so far I've had no luck.

What I am hoping to do, I'll attempt to explain.. I've got a number of different website clients (UK and Ireland) all hosted in the same place. If I need to make any amendments I can login to my current webhost, and then I can access each of my clients CPanels. Everything is in one place, however they don't offer certain features, so I've been looking around for alternatives. That's when I can across Free Hosting / MOFH.

I wanted to test with one of my clients who only currently has a holding page online. I created a free hosting account and was delighted to see I could install my own SSL.  Test completed. Happy with the results, I applied for MOFH thinking I could do similar here (all accounts accessible from my MOFH account).

So, to recap I've a free hosting account https://UnsureIfI'mAllowedToMentionIt'sDomainName.CO.UK and I've just created a test account in my MOFH, the domain name for that is http://UnsureIfI'mAllowedToMentionIt'sDomainName.MYOWNDOMAIN.IE - And there is the problem, I didn't realise that MOFH accounts would be running using my own domain name. You can see how that is going to get confusing for a UK companies website to end with dot IE!

I am looking for work arounds please? I need to be able to point their existing domain name(s) to my MOHF accounts, yes I could just change the nameservers but I don't think that's going to achieve exactly what I'm looking for? I could probably get a redirect working but I'm reluctant to go down that route in case it effects my clients search rankings?

Suggestions please! Thanks in advance.

 

 

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On 3/27/2021 at 10:35 AM, SpongeB0B said:

I've a free hosting account https://UnsureIfI'mAllowedToMentionIt'sDomainName.CO.UK and I've just created a test account in my MOFH, the domain name for that is http://UnsureIfI'mAllowedToMentionIt'sDomainName.MYOWNDOMAIN.IE - And there is the problem, I didn't realise that MOFH accounts would be running using my own domain name. You can see how that is going to get confusing for a UK companies website to end with dot IE!

I need to be able to point their existing domain name(s) to my MOHF accounts, yes I could just change the nameservers but I don't think that's going to achieve exactly what I'm looking for? I could probably get a redirect working but I'm reluctant to go down that route in case it effects my clients search rankings?

Howdy, I would suggest you use your domain with a client area or hold a registration system onto it whilst using a separate domain for your customers to have subdomains on. You can't create accounts directly with a domain on them; everyone starts with a subdomain under their reseller. And since you're not advertising your reseller services, you are allowed to post them on here for assistance.

Also, there is no way to migrate accounts from another hosting service to your MOFH unless you decide to do it manually. Your customers have to move everything here manually (changing nameservers, uploading files, and, so on.)

Side note: 4096-bit certificates do not work on free hosting only 2048-bit certificates do.

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