The purchase of your domain name is the first step to start online. With your domain in hand, it's time to start building your online existence. If you bought a domain name to create a website, you also need a hosting account. QuantumHost offers excellent hosting plans for beginners that will make hosting and setting up your site a breeze.
However, there are still a few things that need to be done before you have your piece of online real estate. This is often a struggle for beginners, but let's simplify the process by covering the aspects we need.
Considering you have an active Domain Name and Web Hosting package on QuantumHost, you want to make sure you have a functional website and E-mail.
First, we need to make sure that the domain points to the correct server; on the server, your webspace is available. This configuration is done on your Domain's DNS Zone. Following records will be needed.
- A record (Address Record) to point to your webspace.
- CNAME record (Alias Record) for www to point to your Address Record.
- MX record (Mail Exchanger) is the part of the Domain Name System (DNS) that provides information about the mail server that uses your domain name.
- SPF TXT record. An SPF record lists all authorized hostnames / IP addresses permitted to send an email on behalf of your domain. The Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is an email authentication technique that is used against email spoofing.
When ordering a new Web Hosting package, you always provide a domain name that you Register, Transfer, or you already own; when the order is done, and the Web hosting package is created, an Addon Domain is created. The following step will be required when you want to link a new domain to an active Web Hosting package.
Because we take security very seriously, let us generate a free certificate straight away to ensure that the website we will set up will be immediately accessed over an encrypted connection.
Follow these steps to "Enable Free SSL Certificate by LetsEncrypt + Force SSL with HTTPS redirect."
The next steps will cover creating an E-mail address and start setting up a website.
Create a mailbox on your hosting package and log in.
Now we're ready to start hosting our website.
For this last and next step, we will cover three possible options to get started quickly.
Get started with the Softaculous 1-click Auto Installer (Choose an Application and Install it)
Install WordPress with the WordPress Manager (available in your active web hosting package)
Get started with the Weebly Website Builder (The straightforward drag & drop builder allows you to create a professional website with no technical skills required. Choose different elements to add photos, maps, or videos by just dragging and dropping them into place, right from your web browser.)