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Got a question, hope someone can answer... Which hosting service is better, iPage or American Hosting? Looking forward for any answer or 2. My other question... I have a HostGator at iDotz but I'm trying to use the iPage hosting from GoDaddy. I changed the nameservers to ns3.secureserver.net and ns4.secureserver.net, and for a while the iDotz parking page continued to appear. Then, a "server not found" error started showing..

Over at GoDaddy, I had already updated the iPage hosting account to reflect new domain. I can't access the ftp either (can't resolve server). Is this normal?.

Edit: typos + clarity.

Edit: more typos!..

Comments (9)

That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

Yes, but it seems that the change did propagate, because the iPage site changed from the parked page to blank. Or is this normal?..

Comment #2

It can take up to 72 hours for DNS to fully propogate. You should still be able to access your iPage hosting account even if your HostGator doesn't resolve yet so you can upload files, work on your site, etc. Check with your host about that...

Comment #3

You should ftp to your site's ip address instead of using the HostGator name. This might be helpful while you're waiting for the nameserver changes to fully propagate...

Comment #4

I received the following email from GoDaddy:.

What does this mean? Sorry for the newbish question..

Bump..

Comment #5

Sounds like it's propegating ok to me, propegation is usually pretty fast these days (minutes), the problem is with GoDaddy IMO. I know it's a no-brainer, but check you've got the nameservers right, could always try ns1 and ns2 instead of ns3 and ns4, see if that works...

Comment #6

I received the following from GoDaddy:.

"You would need to have your current registrar setup an A-record and have it point to the IP address of your iPage hosting space, which is 208.109.78.133 in order for your iPage site to resolve.".

I asked iDotz how to do this. Does anyone know what they are talking about?..

Comment #7

Some registries charge extra for the ability to manage DNS not sure about idotz. The A record is just pointing it to the IP rather than a nameserver. If the iPage site is of any importance I would learn from this experience and find myself a real host. I've seen some pretty screwed up control panels for hosts over the years and godaddy's takes the cake. Thats outside of the fact that being on one of their servers would be like everyone at the superbowl on Sunday riding home in the same cab...

Comment #8

Based on the details provided so far, there's a possibility the DNS records of.

The HostGator name might not be configured the way they're supposed to. You.

Don't seem to be familiar with how DNS works, so could you perhaps post the.

Domain name here for some people to do a DNS check and give feedback?..

Comment #9

I just got this email back from idotz (copied and pasted directly from the email):.

"That is a littel strange for a iPage hosting ocmpany to say that. All you need are two nameservers for the HostGator to resolve to their servers. What they are asking you to do will require you to purchase either web-forwarding service (redirect to a single IP address/URL and only one email address forwarding) or get DNS@dot service that allows for multiple redirects and email forwardings along with full DNS management. Look for the order links in the service area of your DMA (Domain Manager Account).".

Do I have to pay for a new service??..

Comment #10


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.