Web Hosting Services
What type of Web Server software does CenturyLink run?
CenturyLink is currently running Apache web server software.
What do I have to do to get my web site up and running?
After establishing a web hosting contract with your sales representative, you will need to:
- Provide the domain name for the hosting account
- Provide an administrative account name and password
- Create a web site, if you do not already have one
- Publish a copy of your web site to your hosting account via IP
- Establish DNS services with us or coordinate DNS changes with the provider of your DNS services
- Your web site should be visible to the world.
What do I do once I have a contract for E-mail hosting services?
You will need to submit the following information in order to get your e-mail accounts activated:
- Account Names email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Passwords for the accounts - Passwords should be eight characters and include at least 2 numbers. To enhance security, use words not found in a dictionary. Example psswm22.
- Send this information to email@example.com
- Ensure you MX record in your DNS zone points to webmail.centurylinkservices.net.
What is the hostname of your mail server?
CenturyLink provides SMTP service in two forms:
- SMTP service is provided as part of our e-mail hosting service with mail accounts. Mail accounts can be set up in groups of 10 or 25 accounts.
- SMTP relay. Same as the e-mail hosting service without the e-mail accounts. This service is used when you are using a third party company to host your mail accounts.
Please contact your CenturyLink Account Manager to establish an SMTP service contract. Please provide them with 1
the domain you want hosted and 2
the IP addresses of your Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) from which you will be accessing your mail.
Please be aware that this service will only allow you to send your 3rd party hosted e-mail through our SMTP gateway from your directly connected CenturyLink network.