The interface allows you to create a brand new hosting account. In this article, we will explain how to proceed.
The procedure varies, depending on whether you choose The World product (shared web hosting) or HybridCloud product (cloud dedicated server). The differences will be explained as we go along.
Enter the following address in your web browser: https://my.planethoster.com.
Access to the Interface
Go to MY SERVICES > Hosting Management:
- Click Create:
- The interface is designed to guide you step by step through the creation of a hosting account. In between each step, simply click on the Continue button.
If you are already in the following interface, you can also click on the Create button, which will also allow you to create your domain step by step:
This step consists of specifying the main domain of the web hosting.
- Click on Create.
- Enter the primary domain name that will be linked to the hosting account:
The fact that Valid Domain is automatically displayed confirms that the domain is available.
Here you have to choose the type of server you want by clicking on the Shared or Dedicated button (remember that HybridCloud N0C will be available very soon) :
This step will be different, depending on whether you have chosen shared or dedicated hosting. In the latter case, go directly to Step 3 for Dedicated Hostings.
Step 3 for Shared Hostings
Here you have to choose the location of the data center. Select the desired data center by clicking on the Canada or France + Switzerland button:
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 for Dedicated Hostings
This step consists in choosing the infrastructure. Choose the dedicated server by using the navigation arrows :
We are now at the configuration of your hosting account. Here again, the approach differs, depending on whether the hosting is shared or dedicated. In the latter case, go directly to Step 4 for Dedicated Hostings.
Step 4 for Shared Hostings
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 resource selection buttons, which allow you to automatically adjust the resources according to predefined quantities. These quantities are calculated to suit the use you plan to make of your hosting account.
|Light||Suitable 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.|
|Medium||Suitable for static personal blogs with a light use of databases. For example, a small blog on WordPress.|
|Heavy||Such server resources are needed for CMS applications with a large database. For example, the PHPBB user community or a PrestaShop site.|
When your website already exists, you can take advantage of the high performance web servers (LiteSpeed) with the best caching system (LSCache), which allow your WordPress, Joomla!, Prestashop or any other tool to load extremely fast. To do this, simply slide the ENABLED slider to the right:
Step 4 for Dedicated Hostings
Using the sliders, choose the Server Resources according to your specific needs:
Depending on the minimum system requirements, you can choose a pre-installed CMS from the most popular ones, namely WordPress, or click on None otherwise.
A summary of the account allows you to check the information and edit it if necessary by clicking on the pencil icons:
Click the Create button to confirm the account creation. A message is displayed to indicate that the hosting account is being created:
- Click on the Create another hosting button if needed.
- Click on the Go to the created hosting button. The following window is 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 the details.