Cloud Hosting Getting Started Guide

SkyStra
Sep 15, 2020

Welcome to Cloud Hosting by Skystra! 

This guide will help you get started on your new Cloud Hosting service. 

How Do I Login To My Client Account? 

You can log in to your account directly from our website through the Sign In button at the top right corner.

Your username is always the email you used to sign up and the password is the one you set at sign up. 

If you forgot your password, you can click Forgot Password and get a new one by email. 

Your client account provides all the information that you need about your hosting account and allows you to manage all aspects of it.

You can see all active services and domains you own, pay or view invoices and contact our support team.

How Can I Build My Website?

WordPress

We recommend using WordPress to build your website as it’s easy to use and gives you a lot of features. 

WordPress currently powers 30% of the top 10 million websites on the web. It’s easy to set up, operate, update, can be used for any website type (from a little blog to an online store), and extended by many free or paid plugins and themes.

To install WordPress on your account, log in to your AccountCenter Client Area, select your service, and click on WordPress Tools under the Quick Shortcuts section:

This will take you directly to your WordPress Manager where you can install and manage your WordPress applications:

Next, click the Install button in the top left corner:

Next:

  • Choose the version of WordPress that you want to install (the most recent one will be auto-selected)
  • Choose your domain name (your primary domain name will be auto-selected)
  • Fill in the Site Name and Description
  • A secure Admin Username & Password will be auto-generated (make sure to note them down)
  • Select the language of your WordPress installation (English is set by default)
  • Expand the Advanced Options section, and enable automatic WordPress core, plugins, and themes updates (recommended!) 
  • Select a theme (a default theme will be auto-selected, you can leave it and always change it later from your WordPress dashboard)

Here’s an example of everything filled out:

Once ready, click the Install button to finish installing WordPress. 

To log in to your WordPress Dashboard, simply click the Login button in the middle of the screen:

This is the most straightforward and easy way to access your WordPress dashboard.

You can also log into your WordPress dashboard by going to yourdomain.com/wp-admin (replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name) and use your secure Admin username & password.

Once you’re logged into your WordPress dashboard, you can start building your website.

Advanced WordPress Features

If you click the arrow on the right-hand side to expand the view for your WordPress installation, you will see additional features that allow you to create a staging website, cloned website, or create a backup.

How Do I Set Up My Email?

Setting up the email is very straightforward. 

Log into cPanel and then follow these steps: 

  • Click on the Email Accounts under the Email section
  • Click the Create button at the top right corner
  • Create an email username and password
  • Set your quota to unlimited 
  • Click on the Create button

Here’s an example of everything filled out:

How Can I Access My Email Inbox?

To access Webmail, log in to your cPanel control panel, and click on the Email Accounts option under Email section:

Then, click the Check Email option next to your email address:

A webmail application will then open in a new window:

Quick Security Tips 

Here are some quick security tips from our team: 

  • Make sure your passwords are not easy to guess. Use password generators when available.
  • Make sure your passwords are not all the same and include special characters that are hard to guess.
  • Enable Two Factor Authentication (2FA) anywhere you can.
  • Make sure that any CMS you use, especially WordPress, is always up-to-date, including any themes or plugins you use on it.

That’s it! We hope this guide helps build and manage your online presence on your Cloud Hosting service.