I was lucky enough to get some free webhosting through an ad-supported web hosting provider.
But I wasn’t the only one.
Many people found their web hosting packages were being sold to them for less than they paid.
It was frustrating to watch these sites degrade over time, and to realize that I would never be able to use them.
Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to keep your hosting packages running.
Here’s how to keep them online for life.
Check the hosts file If your web hosting package is no longer in active use, it is probably in the process of being removed from your hosting provider’s system.
This will allow you to see if your hosting package has been moved or deleted.
To do this, open the hosting package manager in your web browser and go to the hosts section.
You can see the current status of your hosting plan.
To see if you are still on a hosting plan, open your hosting manager.
This should be in the hosts menu.
Make sure your domain name has a domain extension If your domain is registered with a hosting provider, this can help you keep your plan running.
You will be able find the domain name you need to contact your hosting company to set up an account on the hosting provider website.
To find the hosting company, you can use a tool like HostGator to search for your company’s website.
Update the DNS If your hosting plans domain name is no more active than 30 days, your hosting providers domain name should be updated.
If it’s not, the domain is likely to be lost.
To update your DNS, visit the HostGators DNS server.
Update your hosting password This step can help keep your packages running for the foreseeable future.
You should use a combination of two different passwords.
One is a username and password that you use to log in to your hosting account and access your packages.
The other is a password that only you have access to.
If you have any problems logging in or changing your password, you should contact your host.
Change your domain’s domain name If you are unsure if your domain has a valid domain name, you may want to check your host’s web host’s website and see if they have registered your domain.
The HostGATOR tool can help identify and update the domain.
Make your web host a member of HostGroups If you’re a member, you will have access from your webhost to your packages and can contact the hosting companies to set them up.
This may help you get a better deal on your hosting.
If your plan is already in active service, you’ll be able set up packages and keep them running.