This section is designed to help you answer your most frequently asked questions. If theres a question that we havent answered here, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and well gladly address your concern and / or post your question and answer here.
What is XRoad?
A: XRoad is a dedicated service where you can register your own domain (www.yourname.com, net or .org), register a sub-domain (yourname.xroad.com) and register to redirect your domain name to any web address.XRoad gives you a permanent and professional identity. Now you never have to worry about changing your Internet address again. If you ever change your ISP or move to another host, all you have to do is return to our site and enter your new web address and the changes take place immediately.
Now you can stop using those addresses. Theyre long, unprofessional, and if you change ISPs or move to another host, theyll change to. At XRoad, you can register your own domain (www.yourname.com, net or .org), and well redirect it to any web address that you currently have. If you ever change your ISP or move to another host, all you have to do is return to our site and enter your new web address and the changes take place immediately.
Why Do I need Hosting?
A: Services that host your site keep your files on the server so that they can be served 24 hours/day to people who want to see your site. If you've created your own web pages on your computer, you simply upload them to the server and your pages are on-line. Then all you need is to get a domain name. Click here to buy a domain & hosting. Click here for hosting only.
What is an XRoad sub-domain?
A: Its a web address (yourname.xroad.com) that you can get from us to replace that long and unprofessional web address you get from your ISP, school or hosting company, and for a limited time its absolutely FREE!!!
How long can I keep my FREE XRoad sub-domain?
A: You can keep your XRoad sub-domain for as long as you like. However, we retain the right to terminate your XRoad sub-domain in the event of misuse and / or prolonged non-usage.
Do you offer redirect service?
A: Yes, XRoad will redirect your domain name to any web address you currently have in case you don't want to use our hosting. If you ever change your ISP or move to another host, all you have to do is return to our site and enter your new web address and the changes take place immediately.
Can I use my FREE XRoad sub-domain for
A: ABSOLUTELY NOT! XRoad strongly feels that the sending of unsolicited advertising via bulk e-mail constitutes theft of service and XRoad does not condone the use of our service for this practice. XRoad reserves the right to remove and terminate any XRoad sub-domain used in connection to spamming.
Do I get space on your server?
A:Yes, we offer hosting. Click here for more.
Q: Are e-mail
redirect services available when you register for an XRoad sub-domain?
A: No. E-mail redirect services are only available when you register your own domain name (www.yourname.com) and have it redirected.
I forgot my password! What can I do??
A: You can get your password to your mailbox by clicking here.
Q. How do I transfer files to my web space?
A: If you've purchased hosting package from XRoad, click here for FTP tutorial. To purchase domain AND hosting, click here. To purchase a hosting package ONLY, click here.
I uploaded my site to your server, why can't I see it?
A: Did you include a file called index.html? It is important to make sure that this file is in your directory, and to be sure it is spelled correctly. If you do not have an index.html then our server won't know where to start your page.
Here's a tip:
If the program you used to make your web site creates a file called main.htm, default.htm, or index.htm, then just make a copy of that file, and rename it to index.html.