New Customer Guide (start here)

This New Customer Guide is meant to help you go from no website experience, to having your MacHighway website and email running by the time you reach the end of this document. While we recognize that this document doesn't account for all situations and needs, it should be enough to get you started.

 

To view a much larger array of help topics and guides, please view our entire Knowledgebase by clicking here.

 

1. Domain Names

 

The first step in building your online presence is a good domain name. Your domain name is your name and address on the internet. You want a good name that is easy to remember and is easy to associate with your business.

 

If you already have a domain name, then you can use our hosting by setting your name servers for your domain name so that your domain name points to your MacHighway hosting space.

 

If you do not have a domain name yet, you can purchase one in your MacHighway client area.

 

Click here for our Domain Names knowledgebase section, for more articles like:

 

Changing the Contact details on your domain name

How to redirect a domain name

 

2. Email

 

Another big part of your online presence is domain-based emails. An email account with your own domain not only looks more professional, but it also helps build your domain reputation.

 

Click here to access our Email knowledgebase section for more information on:

 

Create an email forward address

Check Email via Webmail

 

3. Website

 

Now that you have your domain and emails setup, now you need a website. There are several tools available for building a website, including WordPress and Weebly. Your cPanel hosting plan also includes Softaculous Scripts Installer that includes hundreds of scripts available for building your website.

 

If you purchased our Weebly Drag and Drop Web Site builder, please see our section on using it here.

 

If you would like to install WordPress, please check out this guide.

 

4. Additional Help

 

Following these steps should get you started, with a domain, email and website. But there is so much more you can do with you webhosting account. Here are a few other guides to help you go from webhosting newbie to domain pro.

 

6 steps for Troubleshooting anything.

 

Click here to return to the New Customer Guide.

 

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