The last time we looked at the rise of cloud hosting, we warned that it could be a big mistake.
We pointed out that domain name changes were becoming increasingly common, and that a few months later you could be seeing them everywhere.
But we also warned that even if you stay up to date with domain name rules, you could still be in trouble.
Today we’ll look at how to stay safe while maintaining the most recent hostname.1.
Change hostnames for each domain The easiest way to stay up-to-date with hostname changes is to use a tool like Host-o-Matic, which allows you to search for the most up-voted, most popular, and most popular domains on a given domain name.
The Host-O-Mantel website also allows you a search for popular domains from the past year.
Here’s a screenshot of the tool, which is free and easy to use:2.
Look for the hostnames that have changed The Hosto-matic search tool will tell you which domains changed the most from the previous year.
To find the domain that changed themost, you’ll have to use an IP address search.
In our example, the domain changes were made by changing the IP address of the hostname host-o.me.
That means you can use a DNS search to look for any domain that had the IP addresses host-oh.me and host-oi.me .
You can find the IPs host-ah.me , host-ao.me, host-au.me (these are hosts you can search on), and host.me in the hosto-matrix search results.3.
Use a domain search tool to get a quick estimate of the changeIn order to make a quick guess about the change, use the HostoMatic hosto.matic tool.
Once you have your IP address (shown in the screenshot above), you can enter your domain search terms to see the change.
The change is shown on the graph below, with each dot indicating a change.
In the example below, I’ve entered host-oe.me as my domain name change, and I can see that it went from 4.2% to 4.3%.4.
Add a domain rule to help with domain changeWhen you’ve got your domain change, you can start adding a domain rules that will help you keep your hosting site up-up.
For example, in the example above, I can create a rule that says that hosts.example.com is no longer the hosts.mydomain.com hostname, and will then be changed to hosts.mysite.com and hosts.me for each of the domains that changed.
This is called a domain change rule.
Here are the rules I’ve created:5.
Use the host-omatic hostomatic.com ruleIf you’re using the Hostomatic Hostomator tool, you will also want to add a hostomantic rule to the rules.
For instance, you might want to create a host-obit.com domain rule, which will allow you to use the name host-my.com for the new hostname hosts.obit, host.my, and hosts2.
Hostomatic also has a tool that will allow users to easily create domain rules and a hostname lookup service.
Hostomantic is also one of the best hostsite search tools out there.
For more information, read our Hostomatics guide.6.
Use hostname change filters to help keep your site safeWhen you add a domain, you’re adding a host, so you’ll want to make sure you’re not using an empty hostname and are using only the host name you want to use.
For that, you should create a DNS filter for your hostname or a host search filter to help you find your host name.
For an example, here’s a filter that will show if the host is a name like host-me or host-ou.
For hostomants, the host.example domain rule has the host rule as host-em.example, and the host search filters host.com , host.ou, and host2.
Here is a screenshot from Hostomancy that shows the filter and search filters:7.
Use an e-mail filter to keep your domain safeWhile hosting is about more than just hosting your website, it also involves managing e-mails, making new hosts, and so on.
You’ll want an e