Detailed information related to each hosting account is centralized in a user-friendly format.
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 Account Details
Go to MY SERVICES > Hosting Management > Hosting Management.
- Click on the account whose details you wish to see:
- In doing so, the account details are displayed.
In the following lines we will explain the meaning of each of the information displayed, as well as the commands that can be performed with this interface.
In the top left corner, the Account Info are displayed:
|Main Domain||Main domain of the hosting account.|
|Status||Indicates whether the hosting account is active or suspended.|
|Creation Date||Date the hosting account was created.|
|Type||World or HybridCloud.|
|Platform||N0C or cPanel.|
|Web Server||Apache or LiteSpeed.|
|IP Address||IP address of the server.|
|Datacenter||Country where are the hosting servers.|
|DNS||The three PlanetHoster DNS server names for The World service with N0C (or cPanel servers, as appropriate).|
An icon called DNS management which is shaped like an orange gear is located at the bottom right of the Account Info :
It gives access to the DNS Manager screen :
Temporary URL Generation
The temporary URL tool is designed to make your job easier and more productive.
As its name indicates, this solution allows you to create a temporary address in order to test a website before putting it in production or while waiting for the DNS propagation following the activation of your domain name.
- Click on the Generate button. The Temporary URL will be generated and displayed. No further action is required:
- You can always Delete it with the button:
It is possible to test your hosting immediately in your browser with the temporary URL. The temporary URL is for testing purposes only for your home page. It is not intended to be used as a permanent URL.
It is possible that the subpages of CMS like WordPress redirect you to the main domain name. In order to avoid this, we advise you to modify the hosts file while waiting to put your site in production at the DNS level. Here is a guide explaining how to do this: How to modify your OS’ “hosts” file.
Checking the Health of your DNS Zone
By clicking on the ns-lookup button, you will be redirected to a free tool to check the health of the DNS zone:
Please refer to the NS-Lookup article, which explains the use of this tool.
Verification of Domain Membership in Whois
By clicking on the whois button at the top left, you will be redirected to a free tool that allows you to confirm that your domain name is indeed part of the Whois database:
Using the following interface, just type the domain name in the Whois field, validate the reCAPTCHA by checking the box I am not a robot and press the Enter key of your keyboard:
At the bottom left of the interface, the Resources are displayed:
|CPU||Number of microprocessor cores allocated to the hosting account.|
|Memory||RAM in GB allocated to the hosting account.|
|I/O||Hard disk access speed. Number of I/O operations, measured in MB/s (when running a combination of read and write tests) allocated to the hosting account.|
|Disk space||Disk space used in kB to store files, databases, emails, etc. on the account.|
The modification of the resources of the account is done in a window accessible by clicking on the button Modify Resources. Then, you just have to proceed as explained in the article Overview and management of shared resources.
This information is on the right side of the screen:
|“Copy password” icon||By clicking on this icon, the password for logging into the hosting account is saved and can be copied later.|
|Login||For N0C platforms, the N0C button provides direct access to the MG control panel.|
Otherwise, the cPanel, Backups and SiteBuilder buttons allow you to connect to the desired interfaces.
This information is at the bottom right of the screen:
|Server name||Name of the server hosting the account.|
|Username||User name to use for an sFTP or SSH connection.|
|Password||By clicking on this icon, the password for remote connection to the hosting account is saved and can be copied later.|
|Port||This information varies depending on the type of hosting you have: 5022 for World plans and 2908 for HybridCloud servers.|
|Login||The SSH button is used on the Mac and is used to access the terminal. You just have to answer the command prompt to do so.|
It is possible to perform specific actions for the hosting account by means of contextual action buttons and icons.
Manage the Domain
An icon called Manage My domain is shaped like an orange gear and is located at the top left of the screen:
It gives access to the Domain Info screen:
Suspension or Activation of an Hosting Account
If you wish, you can suspend the hosting account by clicking the Suspend button or, if it is suspended, activate it by clicking the Activate button.
Thereafter, simply proceed as explained in the article Accounts Suspension and Activation of Suspended Accounts.
Deleting an Active Hosting Account
Deleting an active hosting account is done by clicking the Delete button.
Migration of a hosting platform to N0C (cPanel only)
Migration of a cPanel hosting platform to N0C is done by clicking the Migrate to N0C button and confirming the migration at the command prompt:
Change Hosting Account Login Password
Changing the password for the hosting account is done as follows:
- Click on the Change Password button:
- Use the Login Password window:
|A||Password: field for entering the password.|
|B||Icon to show or hide the password entered in the field.|
|C||Icon indicating whether the password is secure enough (closed padlock on green background) or not (open padlock on red background).|
|D||Icon for randomly generating a secure password.|
|E||Icon allowing to copy the password. It is kept in memory and can be transcribed elsewhere by the “paste” function (CTRL + C in Windows).|
|F||Save : button to save the new password.|