Quick Start Guide
Ok, you’ve just received your Island Hosting Welcome Email and you’re all set to begin the process of setting up and using your account. This page is a Quick Start Guide and will get your site up and running asap!!
Don’t forget, you can also check out our FAQs.
The first thing you’ll need to do is upload your files to the server. Information on the IP address / Server Name to upload to are contained within your Welcome Email, if you’re going to use an FTP program. Alternatively, you can do it via File Manager in cPanel. Follow the directions in the File Upload guide.
Now that you’ve uploaded your files, you’ll need to change the DNS info at your domain register. This tells the world that your website now “lives” on our servers. Follow the directions in the Domains and DNS guide. Please remember that the process of domain propagation can take up to 72 hours (although it’s usually a lot quicker), before requests for your domain will resolve to our account here with us.