Creating and managing your websites in Kepler Hosting is the DNA of our core product. We are challenging the way you manage your websites!
If you do not yet have a Kepler Hosting account , you can easily create one here “start your journey to cyberspace here”
We want to show you how easy it is to use Kepler hosting and demonstrate why Kepler Hosting should be a good choice when choosing a web hosting for WordPress, WooCommerce or a managed container hosting.
Start by creating a Kepler Hosting account
Creating an account in Kepler Hosting is really easy. All you need is to enter your name, email and password and then you are good to go!
Once you are logged into your account, you will try the “Demo Site” that we have created for you. This is a demonstration of all the Kepler Hosting features you can find for each site your create.
To be able to add your own website, you will need to “Activate your account”. Signing up for Kepler Hosting is Free until you want to launch your website. We only charge you for the actual resources and time used, and at the end of each month, we bill you for this time only. See more about our pricing here.
BOOM! Now that your account is created its time to start managing your WordPress or WooCommerce website with Kepler Hosting.
Click on the “Create Site” button. Choose if you want to launch a WordPress container, Powerful WooCommerce container, or a blank container that can be used for more or less any web application (Contact our support if you question what you can host on Kepler Hosting by using the Chat icon in the right bottom corner.
Once your site is launched, created and deployed which will happen automatically by the Kepler infrastructure, you will see your created site under the “Sites” tab.
Site or multiple sites management!
Kepler Hosting is designed for easy site management. Be it; you have 100 sites or 3 sites or just 1. You can spin multiple sites simultaneously, rename, change or delete a site with just a few clicks.
Easy to find your Database & SFTP Details.
We have made it super easy to find your site details. We also have a pre-installed version of phpMyAdmin to make it really simple.
From your Sites list, all you have to do is to click on a site, and it will take you to your “LaunchPad” this is where you find your launch specific details, SFTP,Password, Host, Port etc.
You will also be able to find your MySQL database details and a link to your phpMyAdmin dashboard. We have also made it easy to reset your SFTP Password & Database Password quickly and our infrastructure to update your wp-config file with the new database password without having to log into the sites SFTP.
Kepler Hosting goals was to develop a user-friendly portal for Developer, Agencies and Private consumers. We have also included SSH with WP-CLI.
Adding & Pointing your domain to Kepler Hosting.
Adding and pointing your domain to Kepler Hosting is EASY! With our automatic SSL generation, all you need to do is point your domains DNS to our load balancer IP address, and you are good to go.
Before you can add a domain, you will need to point your domain to the Kepler servers (you need to find and login to your domain registrar to change this). Please use the IP address for DNS when pointing your domain. Remember to point ALL your domains using A-Records in your DNS manager. Kontakt us if you need help with this!
Once you have pointed your domain, all you now need to do is to add your domain. In this case, we are using a subdomain and then hit “Add Domain” if you have successfully pointed your domain to our load balancer you will be able to add the domain.
If your domain is not fully propagated, then the automatic domain process will prompt you a message. Make sure to check that you have pointed to the correct Kepler IP address for your container.
Now the domain process is activated. You will see a blue bar at the top of your dashboard, showing you your domain’s progress. You can also see the status in your activity log. If your domain adding fails, this can be due to your domain not yet being fully propagated to the Kepler servers. Wait a few minutes and try again.
You can use a tool called “What’s my DNS” to check if your site is pointing to the correct IP address
Once your domain has successfully been added, you will see your Kepler “Hosting container domain” and the domain you have added. Make sure to change the primary domain to your own by clicking “Make Primary.”
Search & Replace + Clearing cache
Now that your domain is added you will need to do a few more things. If you have built a site with your Kepler Hosting container domain, then you will need to perform a Search & Replace, to begin with.
Navigate to the Tools tab and scroll down until you see the “Search & Replace” tool. Use this tool to change your domain in your database.
All you need to do is to add the domain you want to search for. And click the checkbox “Replace” and then enter the domain you would like to replace it with.
In this case: Search = normalsite.keplerhosting.cloud
And replace with = signup.staging.keplerhosting.cloud
Once this is done, you are all set! Remember that when you change your domain, you must always clear the cache.
All Kepler Hosting containers come with cache activated by default, and you can easily clear the cache from the cache tab!
We hope this tutorial helps you manage your site, point your domain and clear your cache. If you have any questions, please create a Kepler Hosting account for Free and contact our support using the chat!