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Getting Started with ASP.NET Hosting (New Customers)
Welcome to HostASP.
HostASP is committed to providing reliable and affordable web hosting services with top notch 24/7 customer support. Whether you are looking for personal web site hosting or businesses hosting or to start your own hosting company HostASP is the right choice for you.
Please go through following documentation before you using ASP.NET Hosting services of HostASP.
We assume that you have purchased one of ASP.NET hosting plan and had received our welcome email with your account credentials and DNS server information. If you have not received welcome email with login credentials please contact our support immediately.
Follow the steps below to setup your website at HostASP.
STEP #1: POINT YOUR DOMAIN DNS TO OUR SERVERS ( Updating right Name Servers )
Before pointing your domain DNS to our servers, You need to collect Primary Name server and Secondary Name server address provided in your web hosting plan welcome email.
You can choose a option to update domain DNS.
OPTION 1 : DOMAINS REGISTERED WITH HostASP
If you registered your domain with HostASP and purchased a hosting plan your nameservers have already been set.
To ensure this, login to your billing manager at http://www.hostasp.net/hosting/">http://www.hostasp.net/hosting/ with your registered email and password.
Click on "Domains" tab (link on TOP bar) right before the language option bar.
Then select the required domain name and on right side you would see Management Tools of domain.
Now click on Nameservers and you would see Page launched for Nameserver update.
Enter Primary Name Server in First box and Secondary Name Server in second Box.
For Example : NS1.HOSTASP.NET, NS2.HOSTASP.NET ( Apply your name servers as per welcome email )
4) Then click on "Save Changes" button and logout
Note: You would need to wait 24-48 hrs for your domain DNS information propagation.
OPTION 2 : DOMAINS NOT REGISTERED WITH HostASP BUT WEB HOSTING WITH HostASP.
You need to update your domain DNS at your registrar site. Please contact your domain registrar and give DNS information provided in your welcome email so that your registrar can update DNS on your domain.
Note: You need to wait 24-48 hrs for your domain DNS info propagation.
STEP 2 : ACCESSING SITE CONTROL PANEL
You can access your hosting control panel using following different URL
You will be asked to enter your username and password which you can find in your welcome email.
You could also refer this information directly from billing control panel. Select the Windows hosting tab on top bar and click on the Windows hosting plan, this will list Service Management options as a right side menu. Now click on login details to reveal your ASP.NET Hosting panel login credentials.
Once you login to control panel you can create email accounts, sub domains and MSSQL, MySql Databases etc.
To learn about ASP.NET Hosting features please see our knowledge base at http://www.HostASP.net/kb
Note: Replace yourwebsite.com with your actual domain name.
STEP 3 : UPLOADING FILES TO YOUR WEBSITE
Make sure that your updated domain DNS and propagated as per Step 1. If DNS is not propagated yet, still you could use our instant alias setup for you to upload and review your website. Please refer your welcome email.
To publish your website (upload the files from your local computer) to your account/server, you need to use some sort of uploading software.
There are many options available. Here are a few options:
A ) FTP Software (Filezilla, WS_FTP, CuteFTP, FlashFXP )
You can download and install on your computer from following links
Before uploading through your FTP software requires following details.
-- FTP SERVER NAME : yourwebsite.com or ftp.yourwebsite.com ( located in the welcome email )
-- USERNAME : new FTP account. ( After you login to WebsitePanel Create new FTP user)
-- PASSWORD : FTP user password.
-- UPLOAD DIRECTORY : wwwroot
Your home page must be placed in the "wwwroot" directory under your domain yourwebsite.com and must be there one of default documents such as default.aspx or default.asp or"index.htm" or index.html. This is the Default file that the server looks for when someone types your URL: www. yourwebsite.com in their Web browser.
You could still setup your own default document under website properties inside your WebsitePanel control panel.
C) File Manager
You can also upload files using WebsitePanel File Manager.
1) Login to WebsitePanel ( http://panel.hostasp.net )
2) Click on your hosting space allocated to you,
3) Now click on File Manager item on left-side under Hosting Space menu.
4) This will list all your domain names you had parked on your ASP.NET Hosting account.
5) Now click the domain listed there and now you would wwwroot folder under your domain name.
6) Click this wwwroot folder and upload all your website files under this folder. This is root folder of your domain name
Please do not delete and recreate the default folders created with your web hosting plan and domain names.
You can add as many new folders and delete and recreate them which you had created them manually and not the default folders on setup. Deleting and recreated default folders might cause some permission missing, in this case you can still get this fixed with our support team.
For any further help open helpdesk ticket at http://www.hostasp.net/hosting or send an email to support at hostasp.net.
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