what is a shared hosting?

Shared Hosting is a term used for web hosting service plans where multiple websites share the resources of a large web server. Cheapest and most affordable than other web hosting plans such as VPS or Dedicated server. We always recommend to keep your costs low when starting out and work your way up. Most of website owners don’t need anything more than the shared web hosting. You don’t need to spend money on resources that you don’t really need.

purchased a hosting, what should i do now?

Upload your webpages to the space provided by your hosting service using the cPanel file manager or a free FTP software like Filezilla. Now point the domain name that you have already bought to your webspace: in order to update the name servers you will have to use the DNS manager provided by your domain seller or the ChewHOSTING DNS manager if you bought or transfered the domain here. It can be done by accessing the client area.

how do i transfer web pages to server?

The most convenient way to transfer your website's files to your new web hosting account is via FTP. You should connect to your hosting account and download the files locally to your computer. Then upload them to your new hosting account's main folder (usually public_html, www or httpdocs). But if you don't feel confident and you're more familiar with a control panel, the simplest way to upload your files to your web space is to use cPanel file manager.

how do i manage my website files and database?

As per the file transfer you could manage and edit your website files using an FTP client like Filezilla (in this case you will have to add in Filezilla a php/html editor like Notepad++) Instead of an FTP file manager you can simply manage your files using the cPanel file manager. With cPanel you can also easly manage your database by loggin into phpmyadmin SQL database manager.

what kind of web hosting plan do i need?

If your goal is to start with a simple and lightweight site like a blog discussion or informational website, the most convenient option is to run into the Basic Plan. In case your website need more space and resources like an e-commerce store so, you should think about something more by choosing the Standard Plan. Finally, if your business has grown up and is receiving massive traffic, the right choice is the Premium Plan.

what is a domain name?

A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Are used in various networking contexts and for application-specific naming and addressing purposes. Serve to identify Internet resources, such as computers, networks, and services, with a text-based label that is easier to memorize than the numerical addresses used in the Internet protocols. A domain name may represent entire collections of such resources or individual instances. The registration of these domain names is usually administered by domain name registrars who sell their services to the public.

how do i register a domain name?

Anyone can buy a domain name. To do so, you visit a domain name registrar, such as ChewHOSTING, key in the domain you want to buy. You can't buy just any domain, of course only one that isn't already registered by another person or business and that bears a valid domain suffix.

how do i transfer a domain name?

To initiate a domain transfer, simply enter the domain in the input field by clicking on 'Transfer in a Domain' on our store and the authorization code provided by your actual domain registar. You will be guided through the domain transfer process. You will need to ensure the domain is in an unlocked state and that you have obtained an authorization code from the current registrar. If there is any issue with your domain transfer, we will contact you.

how do i manage my domains?

Login into your Client Area, go to Services > Domains. You will notice all your domain names listed. Next, to each domain name, there is a button named Manage. You will be redirected to a new page where you can edit your domain name information. Use the Update button to save the changes.

how do i change name servers?

You can specify the default nameservers when you place an order for a new domain or transfer in a domain. Next, you'll be always able to change these to other nameservers by accessing your Client Area.

what is an SSL Certificate?

SSL certificates are what enable websites to move from HTTP to HTTPS, which is more secure. An SSL certificate is a data file hosted in a website's origin server. SSL certificates make SSL/TLS encryption possible, and they contain the website's public key and the website's identity, along with related information. Devices attempting to communicate with the origin server will reference this file to obtain the public key and verify the server's identity. The private key is kept secret and secure.

what i have to do in order to get an SSL Certificate?

Begin by purchasing the right SSL certificate for your needs. Choose from the list provided in the SSL Certificates page on our store.

how do i can activate an SSL Certificate for my website?

You’ll be able to activate your SSL certificate from the Account Panel immediately after purchase. CSR code assignment and domain name indication will occur during the activation process.

how do i install an SSL Certificate?

You will receive instructions on how to install your SSL certificate once it has been validated and issued.

how do i can manage SSL Certificates?

You may manage your SSL certificates (including renewal and reissuance) in your Account Panel.

what is a Control Panel?

cPanel is a web hosting control panel (software that facilitates the management of a web hosting server) developed by cPanel, L.L.C., an American corporation. The software provides a graphical interface (GUI) and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site to the website owner or the "end user".

what i can do with cPanel?

Using cPanel you can do many things like publish a website, create emails & calendars, backup, transfer & manage files, manage domains, launch databases, install a wide range of website scripts such as ecommerce, blogs, WordPress, etc.

how do i backup my website using cPanel?

Log into cPanel. In the files section, click on the backups icon. Under full backup, click generate/download a full website backup. On the next page, select the home directory option from the backup destination drop-down menu.

how do i access databases area?

Log in to cPanel. In the databases section of the cPanel home screen, click MySQL® Databases. To check a database, under modify databases, in the check database list box, select the database.

How do I can modify databases?

In the cPanel menu, scroll down to the Databases section and select phpMyAdmin. Use the navigation tree in the left sidebar to locate the database table you wish to modify. The database fields are displayed in the right pane. You can now proceed to modify the data within the field.