Website / Email / DNS Management

This is your Online Presence Platform login. Once signed in you will have access to tools for building your website, administering your email, and configuring your DNS. Please login to the left.


Online Email Access

Use the fields to the left to sign into your email online. Here you can access your messages where ever you are. All you have to have is internet access.


Online Fax to Email Access

Away from your office but still need to send a fax? This is the place for you! Sign in with your fax number and password.

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Professional Web Design with StoreCreator

Welcome to your Windstream Hosting Service!

We are pleased you have chosen us as your solutions provider to help your business become even more successful. We recognize your time is valuable, which is why we created easy to follow instructions to setup your services quickly, as well as explain the features and options available with your solution.


You should have received a welcome email containing your Domain and Password, which you will need to setup your services. If you do not have your welcome email, please call us at 800.316.4581, option 1. We are happy to email you another welcome email containing your Domain and Password.


You can download a copy of the welcome letter to the right on any device you wish.


Thanks again for choosing Windstream as your hosting solution provider.



Domain Names

IMPORTANT!

If Windstream will be hosting your DNS and you did not purchase your Domain Name from Windstream, or are moving your domain to Windstream from another provider, you will have to update the name servers for your domain. To accomplish this, work with your old provider or the company you purchased the Domain Name from and have the Name Servers updated to the Name Servers listed below:

ns1.windstreamhosting.biz
ns2.windstreamhosting.biz
ns3.windstreamhosting.biz
ns4.windstreamhosting.biz

Please Note:

You may not have email access for 24 to 48 hours once this is complete.



Accessing Your Online Presence Platform

Your hosting service has an Online Presence Platform, an interface allowing you to access, maintain, and monitor your hosting service.


To access the Online Presence Platform:


  • Click on the black Login tab at the top of this page.
  • Use the Domain and Password provided to you in your welcome email to login to the 'Online Presence Platform'.

Once logged in, you will find many useful tools for your hosting service along with a detailed help menu for each function of the Online Presence Platform. To access the help menu for each functionality, click the '?' button located on the top right corner of each window.



Special Instructions:
If you are hosting your email with Windstream and using a Third Party Spam Filter for your Email, you will need to add in the following TEXT record in your DNS Manager:

  • Name: mxok
  • Type: TXT
  • Value: key=bXgxYzI4LmNhcnJpZXJ6b25lLmNvbQ==

Once propagated, your new record should reflect the following:
  • mxok.yourdomain.com IN TXT 'key=bXgxYzI4LmNhcnJpZXJ6b25lLmNvbQ=='


EasyMail Setup (Email Setup)

Your email accounts are managed through the website Online Presence Platform. To create your new email accounts, please go to the below link for instructions:




Professional Website Design

This Professional Bundle includes access to Windstream's Website Experts. This team is ready to work with you to create a website dedicated to showcase your business quickly and professionally. If you need to contact them or get further assistance, give the Website Experts a call at: 855.624.2613.


Please Note:

One hour is allocated per month for consulting with the Website Experts. Sessions can be scheduled for longer, though there are additional charges associated with that which would be discussed upon that type of request.



StoreCreator - E-commerce Store Creation Tool

StoreCreator allows you review the work that our Website Experts have created for you. By using this tool, you can also customize your website yourself. In order to access the StoreCreator:


  • Log in to the Online Presence Platform with your login information from your Welcome Letter.
  • Once logged in, click on the E-commerce button then click on StoreCreator.
  • Java plug-in is required in order to use Page Editor, which is the application necessary to build your website. If this is not installed on your computer, a prompt will appear providing you with a link to download the plug-in.

If you need basic assistance modifying your E-commerce Store using StoreCreator, give our Hosting Support Team a call at 800.316.4581 option 1.


If you need major revisions or maintenance to your E-commerce Store, give our Website Experts a call at 855.624.2613.


Please Note:

One hour of time is allocated per month for consulting with the Website Experts.



Managing your DNS

Your DNS records are managed through the Online Presence Platform. To create or edit records, please do the following:


  • Once logged into your control panel, select 'Manage' from your control panel tool bar.
  • Locate and select the icon for 'DNS Manager'. This will open a new window on the page. Click the light grey 'Start' button.
  • You are now at the DNS Manager Main Menu. Select 'Edit Zone File'.
  • Here you will see your current zone file. Select any of the records in the left box and you will be able to edit it in the right box. You must 'Apply' any record changed in the right box.
  • There is also an option to 'Add record'. This is a blue link directly above your zone file on the left. Any new records will be entered in the right box(same box used to edit a current record). You must 'Apply' any new record created in the right box.
  • To the right of all records, except the root, there is a red delete icon for removing any records you may no longer need. If any record is removed you must 'Apply' that change in the left box.
  • Once finished with any edits, click the green 'Next' button to the right. This will take you to a confirmation screen. Click the green 'Next' button again to continue.
  • You have successfully changed your zone file. Click the 'Close' button.

Please Note:

It may take 24 to 48 hours for DNS to completely propagate. If you would like to check your DNS records please visit the following link: https://windstreamhosting.com/dnslookup



Your hosting package includes the additional features listed below.


Managing your SSL

Your SSL is managed through the website control panel. To activate your SSL, please do the following:


  • Once logged into your control panel, select 'Security' from your control panel tool bar.
  • Locate and select the icon for 'SSL Manager'. This will open a new window on the page. Click the light grey 'Start' button.
  • From here, you will have a choice of a Generic SSL or Vanity SSL.


Support Information

Should you require assistance or have questions, please contact Domain Services Support at 800.316.4581 or email hostmaster@windstream.net.