Congratulations on signing up for a shared web hosting account with us.
Step 1: Determine Your Needs
Getting started with your web hosting account is not complicated. The first step is determine what you need to do.
Do you already have a web site or are you starting from scratch?
If you're starting from scratch, go to step 2 below.
Do you need to transfer your web site from a previous host?
Once the transfer process is completed, proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Change Your DNS
In order to get your web site working, you must change your name servers. This is an easy, but necessary step you must follow to get started.
If you registered your domain name with More-Host during signup, we have taken care of this step for you.
If you have registered your domain name with another company (i. e. GoDaddy, NameCheap, etc.), you must follow the steps outlined on this page (http://www.More-Host.net/domains).
Once your DNS changes have been made, it takes roughly 24-48 hours for your web site to start resolving to More-Host's servers. To avoid downtime during the move, please read our moving page. If it takes longer than two days for your web site to start working, please contact our support team.
Step 3: Uploading Your Web Site
You can begin uploading to your account now by using an FTP Client or cPanel's File Manager.
If you are using an FTP client, put in your site's IP address under the "FTP address" field. Use the username and password sent to you in your welcome email. FTP always runs on Port 21.
Once your FTP is connected, go into the "public_html" folder and begin uploading your site. To replace the default place holder page, you must upload an index.html in all lowercase lettering or delete the page and replace it with your own index page.
Please note that by default, you do not have an email address setup with More-Host. You will need to configure this yourself in cPanel (link below).
Step 4: Note These Useful Links
"Before propagation" as it is defined below is the point between when you sign up and when the changes to your name servers take effect (usually about 24 hours after you change your name servers).
"After propagation" is once your site is up and running normally.
During propagation you should use the "Before propagation" format.
Place: Before Propagation: After Propagation:
cPanel http://xxx.yyy.zzz.yyy/cpanel http://yourdomain.com/cpanel
Webmail http://xxx.yyy.zzz.yyy/webmail http://yourdomain.com/webmail
Web Site http://xxx.yyy.zzz.yyy/~username/ http://yourdomain.com
Be sure to replace the information in red with the information from your welcome email.
Step 5: Get Help
More-Host is here 24/7/365 in case you ever have any questions. Our team of customer service representatives, server administrators, and sales professionals staff our Houston, Texas office at all times.
Looking for immediate answers? Check out our informative knowledge base. It has over 200 articles that address commonly asked questions and issues, including useful tutorials and video tours of some of our most popular features.
Want help from other More-Host customers? Our Hosting Forum is a great resource. With almost 20,000 members ready and willing to provide support and help on everything ranging from site promotion to Linux, the forum is a great resource.
When to use ticket support:
Immediately after you email our support team, you will receive an email confirming we have received your email and that the issue has been placed in our 24/7 support queue. If you do not receive this email, we did not receive your support ticket.
Our best administrators work in our ticket system all the time. It is the best place to go to get your complicated issues resolved in a timely manner.
We do have a few suggestions for using our ticket system, though:
1.Only submit one ticket per issue. If you submit multiple tickets for the same issue, it actually slows down the support process.
2.Always be sure to include your primary domain name, username, and as much detail as possible. If a login or URL is needed to duplicate the problem, please include that as well. The more detail you provide to our administrators, the faster they can resolve your issue.