Think of the domain name ( DNS) as your business’ address. Your customers will use it to find you online, so make sure it is a good one. The best domain names are short, easy to type, and easy to remember. An example of a domain name is example.com. You can register your domain name with us if you don't have a domain name click here. If you want to host a website with us and choose a yearly subscription you can get a domain name for free and keep it free until you stop hosting with us or stop paying the yearly bills for Linux hosting plans, click here for Windows hosting plans, click here
With our hosting system, There are three ways to create content for your website. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Here is a short summary of all three options:
Employ a professional designer and upload content. This option guarantees you will get exactly what you want. However, it is also the most expensive one. The web designer will provide you with the files you will need to upload to your hosting account. You can do it using FTP or the File Manager.
Use Presence Builder. The Presence Builder tool that comes bundled with our hosting, enables you to create websites using a web interface. You can use one of the provided templates to create a professional-looking website in a matter of minutes.
Use a content management system. Content management systems (CMS for short) are third-party applications most known (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, and others) that enable you to create and maintain a website. They are highly versatile and come with a large number of optional add-ons. CMS offers a greater degree of customization as compared to Presence Builder but demands more technical knowledge from the user.
If you have coded your website yourself, or employed a web designer to do it for you, you need to upload the website content to the server before the website becomes available on the Internet. Our hosting system panel Plesk gives you the option to upload content either using FTP, or the file manager. The instructions below explain how to do both - choose which option works best for you.
To publish a website using FTP:
1. You would need to download an FTP client program. You can choose any FTP client with what you are comfortable working with. If you do not know what FTP client to choose, you can use well known FileZilla:
1.1. You can download FileZilla here: https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client
1.2. You can find FileZilla documentation here: https://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Documentation
2. Connect to your subscription on www.amberit.org server using the FTP client. To connect, you need the following information:
2.1. FTP server address. The FTP address should be ftp://your-domain-name.com, where your-domain-name.com is your site’s Internet address.
2.2. FTP username. This is identical to your system user name. Note that the system user name may differ from the username that you use for logging in to www.amberit.org hosting management system. To find what your system user name is, open the Websites & Domains tab and click Web Hosting Access. You will find it under Username. You can change your system user name if you wish.
2.3. FTP password. This is identical to your system user password. If you do not know what your system user password is, open the Websites & Domains tab and click Web Hosting Access. You can reset the password under Password.
3. Switch on the passive mode if you are behind a firewall. Refer to your FTP client documentation to learn how to enter the passive mode.
4. Upload the files and directories of your site to the httpdocs directory. If you use CGI scripts, place them in the cgi-bin directory.
To publish a website using the file manager:
1. On your computer, add the folder containing your website’s files to a.ZIP archive.
2. In Amber IT Control Panel, go to Files, click the httpdocs folder to open it, click Upload, select the archive file, and click Open.
3. Once the file has been uploaded, click the checkbox next to it, click the More button, and select the Extract Files option.
It is possible that the website you have uploaded requires a database to function. To learn how to create a database, click here.
To create a website using Presence Builder, go to Websites & Domains> Presence Builder and click Create Site.
To find out more about how to crate and edit websites in Presence Builder click here.
Creating your website in Presence Builder means that you do not need a database. Proceed to the next step to learn how to create a mail account in Amber IT.
To create a website using a Content Management System (or CMS), go to Applications > Install.
Note that installing a CMS following the instructions above means that a database will be created for your website automatically. This installation doesn't create an e-mail if you would like to learn more about how to create an e-mail click here.