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Webhosting / Webmaster Tips & Tricks
This area contains some tips and tricks about managing your webhosting account, including running multiple domains, database access and managing mail accounts, forwarding and lists.

As always, in depth information can be found in the main documentation, this section just provides a little extra information.

Adding additional domains
In today's world of advertising, your website may be dedicated to multiple products or themes.

Because of this you may find it necessary to have additional domain names that are somehow associated with your main domain name.? Our webhosting services provide you with three different ways to do this depending on your specific needs.

  • Parked Domains - Sometimes referred to as a pointer domain. This parks a domain on top of another domain. That is, if you had a domain,, and pointed to, then going to would bring up the same page and directory structure of Likewise, would go directly to However, depending on which domain name was used, that domain name will show in the location bar in your browser. You can also create e-mail addresses for the domain name from the control panel.

  • Redirects - This redirects traffic to a specific a specific directory on one of your accounts. That is, you could have bring up the contents of . With a redirect, the address shown in the location bar will change. So going to will show as in your browser. You will be able to redirect all e-mail to the domain to one specific e-mail account, but it does not have to be associated with the account.

  • Addon Domains - Addon domains are somewhat of a mixture between a parked domain and a redirect. It offers the functionality of a redirect, but looks like a parked domain. As with a redirect, you can have point to a specific directory on the account. But, the account will look just like its own account to a regular visitor. The domain will show in the browser's location bar. In essence, you can split up the space on your current account into other smaller domains. Like with parked domains, you will be able to set up specific e-mail address for from within the control panel for

Whats New?

2010.11.01 Digital telephone & PBX services expanded
Over the summer of 2010 OpenAccess has rolled out digital telephone service for ourselves, affiliated companies and a few customers who were willing to be 'guinea pigs'.  Overall things went better than we expected and we are now opening up our digital telephone service plans to more customers.

2010.10.21 IPv6 Transition
OpenAccess will be having a mid range time line for adoption and implementation of IPv6.  As most people know who are reading this, there is a certain 'chicken & egg' problem with IPv6 in as much for any organization to move to IPv6 requires that other organizations have moved to IPv6.

2010.07.15 NAS.COM wholesale VPS and WebHosting services
This fall, OpenAccess will be re-purposing the '' domain name to provide VPS and WebHosting services, primarily wholesale to web developers. If you have an e-mail address, or a personal website located at, those services will continue be supported although we will not be accepting new accounts.

2010.02.22 Joomla auto install wizard now available.
Due to popular request, we now have a Joomla auto-installer available on our newer cPanel® servers.  This allows customers to quickly and easily install Joomla on their website.  The auto-installer is available under the 'site software' section in the administrative interface of your webhosting account.

2009.10.25 OpenAccess begins internal testing for Windows 2008 Server hosting solutions.
OpenAccess is happy to finally be able to announce that we are beginning internal testing of cPanelŽ/Enkompass as a platform for our customers to be able to deliver Windows(c) 2008 Server solutions on.

2007.09.26 Changes in paper billing system.
Effective January 1st 2008 we will be doing what most of our competitors have been doing for years and adding a $1.00 surcharge for paper invoices.

2007.05.30 New web servers in production.
In May we got two new web servers in production. These machines are based out of our facilities in Seattle and were needed as we have about hit capacity on our existing webhosting infrastructure.

2007.03.15 Additional nationwide and global network capacity added.
OpenAccess is glad to announce that we have put into production a new circuit providing us with direct Tier-1 nationwide and global Internet transport.

2007.01.17 Verizon DSL speed upgrades complete
Today we did the work to convert all NAS.COM customers over to our faster connection into Verizon. Everybody should be seeing performance increases.

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