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The World: Startup Guide

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to explain how to create a The World hosting account and how to connect to it. We will also see how to delete, suspend or reactivate a The World hosting account.

This article does not cover DNS management when linking PlanetHoster domains to other platforms. Please refer to the following articles:

PlatformArticle
AllLinking a PlanetHoster Domain to Shopify and Wix Platforms
ShopifyChanging Server Names for a Shopify connection
WixChanging Server Names for a Wix connection
SquarespaceConnecting a PlanetHoster Domain to a Squarespace Site

Prerequisite

Go to https://my.planethoster.com/en.

Basic Concepts

The World

The World is an all-inclusive shared web hosting platform created at PlanetHoster.

Each of your websites and applications has its own hosting account on an independent and isolated server. You are in full control of your hosting account, as you remain able to create, modify, suspend, delete or reactivate them easily. 

The available data centres, whose infrastructure is entirely managed by PlanetHoster, without any technical intermediary, are located in Paris and Montreal.

The World Modes at PlanetHoster

You can choose between either of the following modes:

  1. PlanetHoster Standard Mode is The World with standard features only.
  2. PlanetHoster VIP Mode is The World with both standard and VIP features.

The World Control Panels

N0C and cPanel are the infrastructures (i.e. the interface or control panels) for interacting with The World. For a given domain hosting, you can choose either of these interfaces.

N0C

N0C is a type of “hybrid cloud” hosting service. It is a control panel to manage a The World.

Sometimes, N0C is called “Panel MG” or “World Panel“. The URL of N0C with an English interface contains the letters mg: https://mg.n0c.com/en/.

N0C is a more advanced web hosting platform than the original The World. It has been custom built to meet the unique needs of web actors (web masters, etc.). It implements the latest web standards and allows for fine-tuned management of all aspects of hosting, while maintaining a horizontally scalable model. 

Each of your N0C websites has its own space and is hosted on a different infrastructure. In addition to being “white-label“, it is based on open source software, accessible and reversible for increased security and unparalleled discretion.

cPanel

cPanel is a popular Linux-based hybrid cloud control panel specifically designed to make managing websites easier. 

It can be used as a control panel to manage The World, but using N0C is recommended.

Hosting Accounts Management

The hosting infrastructure of PlanetHoster is going to change. For the moment, it looks like this:

Eventually, it will be possible to choose a shared or dedicated infrastructure:

How to Create a The World Hosting Account 

1. Go to your Member Space > My Services > The World and click on Create.

2. Enter the main domain name that will be linked to the hosting account. It can be registered at PlanetHoster or elsewhere. An automatic validation of the domain availability is done:

3. Select the desired data centerFrance or Canada. If your visitors are located in Europe or Africa, the best choice would be France. If your visitors are from North America or Latin America, the best choice would be Canada. Canada is also recommended for Asia.
4. Choose a control panel:

5. Select the Hosting Account Resources according to your needs or select from one of the 3 predefined configurations (light, medium or heavy):

6. Optionally, depending on the minimum configuration available, you can choose a pre-installed CMS among the most popular ones, namely: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, OpenCart or PrestaShop.

7. Click on the Create button.
8. A message is displayed to indicate that the creation of the World account is in progress:   

9. When the account is created, the following window is automatically displayed:

How to Connect to a The World Hosting Account

It is possible to connect to a The World hosting account in three different ways:

  • With the cPanel and N0C control panels;
  • By SFTP or FTP/FTPS; or
  • By SSH.

How to Connect to a Control Panel

1. Go to your Member Space > My Services > The World and click on My Portfolio.

2. Click on the World hosting account you wish to connect to.
3. The next step depends on whether you have a World (N0C) or cPanel.

Connection with a World Panel Type (N0C)

1. Click on the Panel World button:

2. The N0C interface is displayed:

Connection with a cPanel Type

1. Click on the cPanel button:

2. The cPanel interface is displayed:

How to Connect in SFTP or in FTP/FTPS

You need an FTP client installed on your computer (e.g. Filezilla on Windows or CyberDuck on Mac). Please refer to the FTP remote connections article.

When you are connected to your World hosting account, you can upload your files to the “public_html” directory of the file manager in order to publish your website or web application (if it is for a companion domain, upload your files to the folder you defined when you created it). Please refer to the N0C File Manager article.

How to Connect in SSH

If you are on Mac or Linux, use the Terminal (included by default). For Windows, install an SSH client (example Putty). Please refer to the How to Create an SSH Key and Connect to an Account article.

How to Delete or Suspend an Active Hosting Account

1. Go to your Member Space > My Services > The World and click on My Portfolio.

2. Click on the World hosting account you want to delete or suspend.
3. Suspend or delete the World hosting account by clicking on the Suspend or Delete buttons respectively:

Caution! The deletion of a World hosting account is final. All account data will be deleted.

How to Reactivate a Suspended World Hosting Account

1. Go to your Member Space > My Services > The World and click on My Portfolio:

2. Click on the Unsuspend button next to the World hosting account you wish to reactivate.
3. A confirmation message is displayed.

Updated on 24 August 2021

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