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Administration - New Server Generation

Support > My Panel > Hosting

The section «Hosting» contains the subpages: «Overview», «Settings», «Databases», «FTP», «SSH», «Cronjobs»,«Backup», «Statistics», «Monitoring», «ModSecurity», «SSL certificates» und «Software».

My Panel from Hoststar makes managing your hosting account extremely easy. Under «Administration - New Server Generation» you will be offered all setting and adjustment options with just a few clicks.



IMPORTANT:
In our hosting area you can set up the new domains or subdomains as «WEBSITE». This means that settings such as forwarding, SSL, domain aliases, PHP versions, password protection etc. can be adjusted, stored or added independently of each other for each «Website». Here you can find out which «Settings» you can make for each «Website».


 

1. Setting overview

After you have selected the menu item «Settings» in the menu on the left, you will automatically be redirected to the corresponding overview page.

You can now make the following settings here:
Select hosting (if there are several)
Add website (for new domain or new subdomain)

Per website:
Forwardings
   • Directory
   • External URL
   • 301 Redirect
SSL
   • Activate Free SSL
   • Enforce HTTPs
Domain aliases
PHP
Preview link
Password-protected directories
Edit DNS
Remove website

1.1 Select hosting

If you have several Hostings at Hoststar, you can «select the desired hosting». Click on the grey «arrow» icon to open the dropdown view of all Hostings at Hoststar. Now select the desired hosting.

1.2 Add website

For example, to install a «Shop» in an independent area, it is recommended to add a «new» website. This way you can set the settings for your shop independently from all other website areas.
Click on the «Add website» button.

In our example we deposit a subdomain as a «Shop» website domain. Thus we insert in the popup opening now under subdomain «Shop».
Of course, you can also add your «own» domain as a new website at any time. However, you must have registered this domain in advance and assigned it to the corresponding hosting. (see instructions «Add domain»)

Then click on «Add». The new «Website section» will be created immediately and indicated by a green success message.

2. Settings per website section

In order to now make the individual settings for each website section, click on the grey «arrow» icon next to the desired section and make the settings for exactly this section.

2.1 Forwardings

To add a forwarding, click on the grey «arrow» icon at «Forwarding». The following forwarding options are available:
Directory
External URL
301 Redirect

Forwarding to a directory

When a «Website» section is created, an independent directory structure is automatically created into which the domain is routed. If you would like to forward the domain to another directory, click on the «Edit forwarding» button.

In the pop-up window that opens now, you can either select an existing directory or add a new one. If you want to add a directory, enter the name and click on «Add directory». This will be created immediately. Select this directory and the domain will be redirected to this directory by clicking on the «Save» button.

Forwarding to a web address (external URL)

If you want to redirect this domain to an already existing website, click the «Edit redirection» button.

In the pop-up window that opens now, select «Web address (URL)» under the forwarding type and activate it. You will immediately see a text field below, where you can now enter the corresponding URL to the existing website. Then click on the «Save» button to save the settings.

Forwarding 301 Redirect

«301 forwardings» or «301 redirects» are used to avoid duplicate content. If the designed website is to be accessible with and without www, this would normally mean, that we'd have to create the page twice. Once for the domain «with www» and once for the domain «without www».

To prevent this, you can simply «activate 301 forwarding» under «Forwarding» and forward the domain with www to the existing content. To do this, click on the «Activate» button.

Select the appropriate variant in the «Forward to:» area. So «without www» to «with www» (then select the domain name with www) or vice versa. Then click on the «Save» button to save the settings respectively activate the forwarding.

2.2 SSL

To adjust the SSL settings, To adjust the SSL settings «arrow» icon at «SSL». The following forwarding options are available:
   • Activate Free SSL
   • Enforce HTTPs

Activate Free SSL

By default, all domains and subdomains are equipped with a gratuitous FreeSSL certificate from Let's Encrypt. At the beginning it may take some time until the blue note «Free SSL will be issued» disappears and the Free SSL is active. Once this has been done, you can also «deactivate» it here.

Enforce HTTPs

As soon as your Free SSL is active, or if you have activated your own SSL, you can «force» a redirection to «https» by «activating» this function.

Click on the «Activate» button. After a short time, the activation of these settings is confirmed by a green success message.

2.3 Domain aliases

If you want to add more domain names or subdomains that point to the content of this website, you can add them here under «Domain Aliases». Click on the «Edit Aliases» button.

In the pop-up window that opens, you can now enter or select the desired subdomains or domains (which must be added beforehand). Then click on the «Add» button. It will immediately be added to the «Domain Aliases» section. Once you have entered all of them, save your settings by clicking on the «Close» button.

If you now open the «Aliases» section again, the newly added aliases will be displayed. You can edit, change and delete them at any time.

2.4 PHP settings

In the «PHP» settings section, you can make the following settings for each «Web pages» section:

Change PHP version
Set up PHP.ini
Add PHP path
Remove PHP path

Click on the «PHP settings» button to do this.

Change PHP version

To change the PHP version for this area (domain or website), click on the «Change PHP version» button.

In the pop-up window that opens, click on the «Drop-down arrow» under PHP version. Select the desired or required «PHP version».

Then click on «Save», to save your settings.

A green «Success message» indicates that the version adjustment has been successfully saved.

Set up PHP.ini

The PHP.ini file is a configuration file for the PHP applicattion and is read when a page is started. If you have the necessary knowledge, you can configure or adapt this PHP.ini file according to your needs.
Click on the «Set up PHP.ini» button.

In the pop-up window that now opens, you can make the desired settings. If all adjustments are according to your wishes, click on the «Save» button.

A green «Success message» indicates that the version adjustment has been successfully saved. The «PHP.ini settings» section has also been updated.

Add PHP path

You have the option to define a new PHP path. This allows you, for subfolders of your website, to run a separate PHP version with individual PHP-ini settings.

Click on the «Add PHP path» button.

To add a new directory, enter the appropriate name and click on the «Add directory» button.

The new directory will be created immediately. By clicking on it, it will be selected automatically.

You can now select the PHP version you want for this directory by clicking on the «Drop-down arrow». Save these adjustments by clicking on «Add».

A green «Success message» indicates that the new path has been successfully added. The new entry with the newly created path was added to the overview.

You can now edit this new «Path» area independently. Click the «Drop-down arrow». You can now make the following settings here:

Change PHP version
Set up PHP.ini
Remove PHP path
  By clicking on this button, this «Path» area will be deleted immediately if you confirm the corresponding «Warning message».

2.5 Preview link

You can activate a preview link for each «Web site» area in your hosting individually, so that you can call the Web site even if you do not yet have an active domain.

To do this, click on the «Activate» button in the «Preview link» area.

An info popup opens. If you want to activate the preview link, confirm by clicking on the «Activate» button.

Please note that the preview link is automatically deactivated again after 7 days.

A green «Success message» indicates that the preview link has been successfully added or activated. Also here it is pointed out again that it will be deactivated automatically in 7 days.

If you open the «Preview link» area again, the link is marked as «active» and you can click directly on the displayed link (here e.g.: http://ptvp2nms.lx1.hoststar.website/) and this opens in a new tab.

Here you also have the possibility to «deactivate» the preview link again.

2.6 Password-protected directories

You can protect individual directories with a password at any time. Click on the «Password-protected directories» button in the corresponding «Web site» area.

You will automatically be redirected to the «Password-protected Directories» overview page. Depending on whether you already have protected directories or not, either an information message or the already protected directories will be displayed.

To protect a directory click on «Add».

In the pop-up window that opens now, you can either select an existing directory or «add a new one». If you want to add a directory, enter the name and click on «Add directory». This will be created immediately. Select this directory by clicking on it.

Now enter the required data, such as «Area name», «User name» and «Password». Then click on the «Add» button.

The directory protection is created immediately. This is indicated by the «green success message» and the corresponding «entry».

You can now «customize the existing user», «add a new user» or «remove» the entire directory protection at any time.

2.7 Edit DNS

You can edit the existing DNS settings at any time and add more DNS records. To do this, click on the «Edit DNS» button.

You will be automatically redirected to the DNS settings - overview. The following adjustments are possible here:

Change DNS record
Add DNS record
Remove DNS record - You can remove the DNS records at any time. Click on the «X» icon next to the corresponding entry. Please note, if you confirm «Remove» on the now appearing warning message, the entry will be irrevocably deleted.

2.8 Remove website

If you want to completely and irrevocably delete a «Web site» area with all data, click on the «Remove» button.

A «Warning message» will be displayed and you will be asked to confirm the deletion of all data.

Please note that if you click on the «Remove» button again, the website and all associated data will be irrevocably and permanently deleted.

If you are sure that you no longer need this «Web site» area, click the «Remove» button again.

Depending on the amount of data, the complete deletion may take some time. Once all data has been removed, a green «Success message» will appear on the «Hosting settings» overview.

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