Windows Hosting (Plesk) Help

Getting Started with Hosting (Plesk)

If you're new to hosting or Plesk, this article will help you get started.

1. Set Up Your Hosting

To set up your hosting, go to gateway.godaddy.com, and then log in to your GoDaddy account. From there, click Set Up under your account and follow the instructions.

2. Upload Your Files

The easiest way to do this is to use Plesk's built-in File Manager. To access it, in the section of your domain on the Websites & Domains tab, click File Manager.

Once you've opened it, make sure you Upload Files to the httpdocs directory.

3. Preview Your Site

To make sure everything's working properly, you can preview your site by clicking Preview next to the domain on the Websites & Domains tab.

4. Schedule Backups

After you have your site up and running, we recommend using Plesk's awesome built-in backup feature. You can fully automate backups, so you never have to worry about losing your site's content. For more information, see Back up your website.

We typically recommend only keeping 6 months' worth of monthly backups, but you might need more depending on how often you update your site's content.


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