Shared Hosting – Getting Started
We would like to congratulate You on starting your online presence and thank you for choosing SEMOSonline services for that! Once the order is complete, it may take up to 30 minutes (more, in rare cases) for a hosting account to be activated.We provide an opportunity to log in your Hosting account directly from the SEMOSonline. Thus, you don’t need to remember your cPanel login details, it’s enough to remember only one set of login details – SEMOSonline account credentials.When a Shared Hosting account is activated, the cPanel auto-login buttons appear in the Account Panel.
Also, upon activation, our system will email Your Hosting Welcome Guide with all login details to your contact email address. Make sure you also check Spam/Junk folders. If it’s been a while and your Welcome email is still not there, please contact us via Live chat and we will resend it to you.
And now you are ready to start! Let’s explore what needs to be done to go live:
- Updating DNS
- Creating website
- Using FTP
- Checking the website during DNS propagation
- Get your website indexed by Google
- Add another domain to your hosting account
The first thing to do is to make sure your domain is pointed to our hosting nameservers – to actually tie it up with your future website.Set the following nameservers on your domain registrar’s side:
dns-01.semos-online.eu & dns-02.semos-online.eu
If your domain name is registered with us, feel free to refer to this guidelines.
Creating a WebSite
It can happen that you do not have any content for your website, but you are eager to go live.Well, you’re in luck, it’s never been easier!
SEMOSonlinep rovides Website Builder cPanel tool that allows you to easily create a website by using a drag-and-drop editor. You can find detailed instructions on how to work with it here.
Also, cPanel is equipped with the Softaculous auto-installer, a free app that contains up to 200 scripts you can activate for your domain in a few clicks.
WordPress is a great tool to get started. It’s intuitive and infinitely customizable with hundreds of free awesome themes for it – the key points that make this website platform one of the most popular on the market.
Detailed WordPress installation guidelines can be found right here.
If you already have a developed website on hand, you can upload it to your hosting account via FTP – File Transfer Protocol.It can be performed either via an FTP client (FileZilla, CyberDuck, iWeb, etc.) or the File Manager tool in cPanel.
An FTP client is the best option for multiple and frequent file uploads.
FTP client setup articles and uploading guidelines can be found here.
Checking the website during DNS propagation
Now it is all set up, and you want to check the look of your website, but DNS propagation still persists on your side? Trick it!In this article you can find the guidelines on how to check the website during DNS propagation.
Get your website indexed by Google
More useful articles on the search engine optimization process.
Add another domain to Your hosting account
If you have more than one domain you would like to host and develop a website for, you can also add it to your existing hosting account in a few simple steps!The guidelines covering the process can be found here.
That’s all we would like to share this time! We hope the start of your hosting experience with us has been easy and pleasant.