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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.

E-Mail Hosting

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 or
  • 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
  • Ensure you MX record in your DNS zone points to

What is the hostname of your mail server?

SMTP services?

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.

Important Note: 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.