Congratulations and thank you for purchasing a Web hosting account from GPM Servers! This article will help you get started configuring your web site.
After you purchase a web hosting package from GPM Servers, you receive a Welcome e-mail message that provides information about how to access your account on the GPM Servers Customer Portal. The Customer Portal enables you to view your account's product information, including:
- Domain name and IP address.
- cPanel URLs and login information.
- FTP server and login information.
- E-mail server and login information.
- DNS name server information.
- SSH account information.
CONFIGURING NAME SERVER SETTINGS
For your web site to work correctly, you must configure your domain name (for example, example.com) to use GPM Servers's name servers.
MANAGING YOUR WEB SITE WITH CPANEL
cPanel is GPM Servers's preferred management interface, and you can use it to control all aspects of your web site.
ACCESSING YOUR ACCOUNT
You can access your account in a number ways: SSH (Secure Shell), FTP (File Transfer Protocol), and more.
SETTING UP E-MAIL
E-mail is an important part of running a web site, and cPanel makes it easy to set up and manage accounts.
PUBLISHING YOUR WEB SITE
To publish web site files and make them publicly viewable, upload them to your account's public_html directory. You can update your web site files whenever you want. However, please note that any files you upload that are not in the public_html directory (or in a subdirectory beneath public_html) are not publicly viewable.
If you already have a web site with another hosting provider and are moving it to GPM Servers, you may want to migrate your web site data to your new account.
SECURING YOUR WEB SITE
Security is an important part of maintaining a web site. For information about how to help secure your web site, e-mail accounts, and more.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP!
If you get stuck on something, or just have a question about how something works, we're here for you. You can always open a support ticket on the GPM Servers Customer Portal at https://my.gpmservers.com.