Account Creation

The interface allows you to create a brand new hosting account.

The PlanetHoster Glossary contains explanations on multiple topics and can be consulted to clarify certain terms.

Note : The term “V2” means “Version 2”.

Prerequisites

Enter the following address in your web browser: https://my.planethoster.com.

Note : Sometimes a pop-up window is blocked. If a message like “Pop-up blocked” is displayed, close the pop-up blocker. Refer to the article Authorize pop-ups.

Access to the Interface

Go to My Services > Hosting Management :

  1. Click on Create:
  1. The interface is designed to guide you step by step through the creation of a hosting account. Between each step, you just have to click on CONTINUE (displayed in orange color at the bottom right).

If you are already in the following interface, you can click on the Create button, which will also allow you to create your domain step by step:

Step 1: Specify the Main Domain of the Hosting

Enter the main domain name that will be linked to the hosting account. When Valid domain is automatically displayed, it means the domain is available:

Note : The domain can be registered or hosted by another provider than PlanetHoster. In both cases it is possible to create a sub-domain.

Step 2: Choose the Location of the Datacenter

Select the desired datacenter by clicking on France + Switzerland or Canada.

If your visitors are located in Europe or Africa, the best choice would be France + Switzerland. If your visitors are from North America or Latin America, the logical choice would be Canada. Canada is also recommended for Asia.

Step 3: Configure your Hosting Account

Using the sliders and the Custom button, choose the Server Resources according to your specific needs:

It is also possible to use the Light, Medium and Heavy resources selection buttons, which allow you to automatically adjust resources according to predefined quantities. These quantities are calculated to suit the use you plan to make of your hosting account:

Utilisation
LightSuitable for static sites, i.e. sites whose content does not vary according to the characteristics of the demand of the Internet users. Sites that contain only HTML pages and sites with curricula for training are good examples.
MediumSuitable for static personal blogs with a light use of databases. For example, a small blog on WordPress.
HeavySuch server resources are needed for CMS applications with a large database. For example, the PHPBB user community or a PrestaShop site.

Enable LiteSpeed + LSCache (Optional)

If your website is already existing, take advantage of high performance web servers (LiteSpeed) with the best caching system (LSCache). This is THE combination for your WordPress, Joomla!, Prestashop or other CMS to load at lightning speed.

To do this, simply activate it using the ENABLED button:

Step 4: Do the Pre-Installation of a CMS

Note : This choice is optional.

Depending on the minimum configuration available, you can choose a pre-installed CMS among the most popular — namely, for N0C, WordPress — or click on None otherwise :

Click on the Create button.

Note : Formerly, Joomla!, Drupal, OpenCart or PrestaShop could be chosen for new domains on cPanel.

Step 5: Confirm the Account Creation

A message is displayed to indicate that the hosting account is being created:

  1. Click on the Create another hosting button if needed.
  2. Click on the button Go to the created hosting. The following window is then displayed:

The creation of the account itself is delayed as long as it is not on the servers.

Clicking on an account while it is not yet active will bring up an interface providing details about the account, but the various buttons for performing certain actions are not yet functional. When the account is created on the servers, the buttons become usable:

The Account Details article provides details on this subject.

Updated on 20 December 2021

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