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.
Enter the following address in your web browser: https://my.planethoster.com.
Access to the Interface
Go to My Services > Hosting Management :
- Click on Create:
- 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:
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:
|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.|
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
Click on the Create button.
Step 5: 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 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.