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GETTING STARTED WITH CPANEL

Getting Started Guide For New Users

DNS Change

The very first step is to change your domains dns to the name servers you received in your welcome email. NOTE: If you purchased your domain from us we will do this step for you. If you didn't purchase it from us and need more information please visit Changing DNS Tutorials .

After your dns changes have been made please allow 24-48 for your dns to propagate worldwide. During this initial 24-48 hours your site will be working one minute then be offline the next. If after two days your site is still not working contact us ASAP.

NOTE: By default you have no email address setup. The main username may look like it's a setup email, but if you wish to use it you will need to add it as an email account

Uploading your site

You can begin uploading to your account now by using a ftp client or cPanel's File Manager. If you are using an ftp put in your sites ip address under the "host address" field. Once your ftp is connected go into the "public_html" folder and begin uploading to your site. To replace the default place holder page you must upload an index.html in all lowercase lettering.

Support Guideline

If you have any questions please check out our FAQ first: Hosting Help

Control Panel Information

NOTE: "yourdomain.com" should be your sites IP address until your dns has proprogated.

Your control panel is located at http://yourip/cpanel or after proprogation yourdomain.com/cpanel. Your webmail is located at http://yourdomain.com/webmail (won't work for first 24-48 hours) You can view your site before the dns has proprogated at http://iphere/~usernamehere/ NOTE: Don't forget the trailing / and the ~ Everywhere it says youriphere put YOUR IP FROM WELCOME EMAIL. Example http://99.99.999.9/cpanel This is an example do not actually put 99.99.999.9 since this is not the ip in your email.

Chat is great for quick questions but horrible for resolving problems. If you ever use chat support and you do not receive the answer you're looking for within minutes we advise you to open a support ticket for the quickest and most appropriate response.

The quickest and best way to get all problems solved and more complicated questions answered is by e-mailing support@downtownhost.com The second you e-mail us you will get a ticket number e-mailed back to you. If you do not get a ticket number we did not get your e-mail. The reason ticket support is best for solving problems and answering questions is because your ticket is escalated up the food chain until your problem is solved or question is answered. Most tickets are done within minutes if it is a complicated problem it will take longer as it is moved up to higher level technicians. If you're ever unhappy with a response or need more help simply respond back to the ticket and we will continue to help you.

Please do not open multiple tickets on the same issue or your help process will be slowed down and possibly ignored completely.

Please always provide your main account domain and username as well as a step-by-step of how to reproduce your problem including any login information that may be needed.

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