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Lets Encrypt – Freehostia Website Hosting

5 Jun

You can request the free SSL in the My Domains -> Hosted Domains section of your account. Click on Edit Domain and update the Shared IP to a Shared IP for SSL and then the SSL Certificate field will automatically update to Request Let`s Encrypt SSL.

Finally just click on Edit Domain and the request will be processed.

Note that the domain you are requesting the Let`s Encrypt SSL must be using our NS records, because the SSL validation procedure is DNS based, so the domain should be pointed to your account.

It takes about 30 minutes for the SSL to be issued and installed.

Once your website is reachable with https you can force a https redirection. To check if the SSL is operational clear your browser`s cache and try loading your website with https –

If you wish to force a https redirection you need to do it with a command in the .htaccess file, located in the main domain directory.

The redirection command should be placed in the beginning of the .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

LAN computers can’t access company website with the internal DNS – Resolution with screenshots

16 Sep

LAN computers can’t access company website with the internal DNS – Resolution with screenshots

Situation: Our client is running Windows 2008 R2 as DC/DNS. Every thing works except they can’t access their website located in a
hosting company. They get “The webpage cannot be found”. However, if they replace the internal DNS ( that is also DC/DNS IP address) with
their ISP DNS, they can access the website. All inside computers with the internal DNS have this problem. They don’t have the problem to access other


1. nslookup can resolve the website.

2. No proxy, firewall and content filter to block the website.

3. We found the client created an DNS for the external domain as shown below. The fix is deleting the external domain. We do believe adding in the external DNS will fix the problem too.

DNS issue – Cannot access company website internally

16 Sep

You can create a new primary zone for your Website (different from the external one) named as an example and then create a A record (empty one) for your web server.

Like that you will be sure that there is no conflits.

Please create an A record named “www” in the DNS forward lookup zone pointing to the internal ip address of the webserver.