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Web Hosting - Quickstart

Reviewed on 29 May 2023Published on 26 May 2021

Web Hosting is a service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible on the internet. It involves storing website files and data on a server, which is connected to the internet and enables users to access the website through a web browser.

Scaleway provides several Web Hosting plans for individuals, professionals, and everyone in between.

All Scaleway Web Hosting plans are using the cPanel website management control panel tool. It provides users with a graphical interface and fast access icons which allow the configuration and monitoring of their hosting solutions. Features like publishing websites, launching databases, creating emails, and managing files are available through the cPanel interface with elevated performance.

Getting started

Not sure where to begin? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions, which guide you to the relevant cPanel documentation pages.

How to access cPanel via the Console

  1. Click Web Hosting in the Managed Services section of the console side menu. The Web Hosting overview page displays.
  2. Click «More infos Icon» or the domain name of the Web Hosting plan you want to configure. The Hosting information page displays.
  3. Click Dashboard next to Link to cPanel to open the cPanel interface in a new tab.
    Tip:

    Alternatively, you can reach cPanel via the cPanel button in the top right corner of the Hosting information section.

  4. Enter your cPanel credentials and click Log in to log into cPanel.

How to access webmail

If you wish to manage your e-mails through cPanel, you can access the webmail platform directly via the webmail link in the Hosting information of your Web Hosting plan.

How to configure DNS for Web Hosting

To link your domain name with your Web Hosting plan you have to update the nameservers in the DNS configuration at your registrar. Nameservers are servers used to translate domain names into IP addresses. When you enter a URL in a browser, they show you where the website is located, instead of memorizing entire numerical sequences in the form of IP addresses.

Important:

If you are migrating from another webhosting provider to Scaleway Web Hosting, you might need to update your nameserver information with the information available in your console.

  1. Click Web Hosting in the Managed Services section of the console side menu. The Web Hosting overview page displays.
  2. Click «More infos Icon» or the domain name of the Web Hosting you want to configure. The Hosting information page displays.
  3. Click the DNS Verification tab. The DNS configuration page displays.
  4. Update your DNS servers. Two options are available:
    • Use Scaleway’s DNS servers. We provide DNS servers for your Web Hosting plan that contain all required DNS configuration. To use these nameservers, update the nameservers associated with your domain name with the servers provided by Scaleway.
    • Manual DNS configuration (advanced). If you prefer to continue using your current DNS servers, update the DNS zone at your registrar with all DNS records provided.
    Note:

    It can take 24 to 48 hours until your DNS updates are propagated on the Internet.

  5. Click Verify domain once you have updated your DNS configuration. The DNS verification process will be launched. Once the process has been completed successfully, you will notice a green dot next to DNS verification. Your DNS is now configured and linked with your Web Hosting plan.