Hosting Account – Getting Started Guide
Hosting Account – If you’re new to hosting, this article will help you get started.
1. Set up Your Hosting Account
Many of our hosting accounts offer different features from one another. Fortunately, your hosting account displays its type right in your account.
To Find Your Hosting Account’s Type
- Log in to your Webdomainguru.com account.
- Click Web Hosting.
Your hosting account type displays beneath the domain name in the following format:
[Tier] [Account type]
Let’s break down what each of these mean:
- Tier — Our different tiers of hosting accounts offer different features:
Label Description Economy Host one website that supports most commonly-used programming languages. Deluxe, Premium,
Unlimited, and Ultimate
Host multiple websites that support speciality programming languages.
- Account type — We offer these types of accounts:
Label Description Web Hosting [Operating System] These accounts use our propriety control panel, the Hosting Control Panel, and have a grid-based architecture. Classic Hosting [Operating System] These accounts use our propriety control panel, the Hosting Control Panel, and offer support for some legacy technologies. Linux Hosting with cPanel These accounts use cPanel and are only available using Linux. Windows Hosting with Plesk These accounts use Plesk and are only available using Windows. Managed WordPress These accounts have WordPress installed and do not provide access to a control panel.
Without setting up your hosting account, you can’t do anything with it. So, first set your hosting account with webdomainguru.com
2. Upload Your Website
After setting up your hosting account, you need to get your website’s files on it. There are a number of ways to do this, including using the application you used to build your website and using an FTP client.
Use your FTP to upload the required files in to the folders.
3. Preview Your Site
Once you have your website uploaded, check it out using Preview DNS.
If you don’t see your website (oh no!), make sure you have an “index.html” or “index.php”.
To see if you have a default file, open up your FTP client/website application and make sure you have one of the files listed in the top level of your hosting account, also known as “the root.”
4. Make Your Site Live
Depending on how you configured your hosting account, your website might already be live. Check it out by going to your domain name.
If it’s not live, you probably need to update your DNS. You have to Change your nameservers. To connect your domain name to your website you’ll need to change your nameservers. How you change your nameservers depends on where your domain is registered and where your website is registered.