thinking out loud…

…ramblings of Peter Amiri

Automatic Sub Domain Creation

For those of you who have wanted to sign up for hosting but didn’t have a domain name to use, you know that we allow you to use a sub domain off our ALURIUM.NET domain name. A fully qualified domain name is required because our Railo integration requires that a fully qualified domain name be use to map the host header to the directory path of the account.

Well, up until now you had to ask us to set this up for you because there was no way to automatically test to see if a sub domain name was available for use. Today we released a module that allows you to test the availability of a subdomain in the order form and use an available sub domain and have it provision automatically.

To use a sub domain simply begin by selecting the hosting plan you wish to use. When adding a domain to the account use the ALURIUM.NET drop down from the TLD list and type in a sub name you would like to use.

subnameselection

After you have made entered the sub domain name you wish to use and selected ALURIUM.NET from the drop down menu, click on the check domain link to see if the name you have selected is available. If the sub domain name is already in use by another client you will see the following message.

taken

Otherwise, if the sub domain name is available, you will see the following message with a button allowing you to add the domain to your hosting account.

available

That is all there is to it. When you submit your order your account will provision automatically and you will have full access to the hosting resources provided by the account level you selected.

FREE Trial Railo Hosting

We just announced and release our Trial accounts. The best thing about them is that they are absolutely free. It is a 60 day account that gives you limited disk space and bandwidth but full access to the Railo Administrator so you can test and play with our Railo hosting offerings. If you decide you like the service you can upgrade to a paid account and all of your setting carry forward to the new account.

Why are we doing this? Well we want to lower or completely eliminate the barrier to entry. We want everyone to be able to test our services without feeling presured to sign a lenghty contract. Besides you wont know how good we are until you try us out.