In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to purchase and deploy a hosting plan in Epik.
In order to set up your hosting, you’ll need a Domain Name (external or internal). Register a domain with Epik, or add your existing domain as external in order to activate your hosting purchase fully.
Check out our Transfers guide to learn how to transfer your domains to Epik!
Purchasing an Epik Hosting Plan
Epik has 4 types of hosting plans:
- Shared Web Hosting – Top quality general purpose cPanel experience | Learn More
- Shared Email Hosting – Specialized cPanel-based email hosting | Learn More
- Epik SiteBuilder Hosting – Simple yet powerful All-in-one Website Builder | Learn More
- Managed WordPress Hosting – Excellent cPanel experience with advanced specs and Managed Services | Learn More
Our most popular type, the Shared Web Hosting, has 4 plans for small and medium websites – Hero, Champion, Titan & Legend, each offering terrific value for the pricing, coupled with extreme flexibility and customization in billing cycles. Choose your desired hosting plan from our offerings and click Select to bring it to your shopping cart.
Activating The Hosting Plan
When you’ve completed your purchase, head back to your Domain Dashboard. The following notification will appear at the top:
Click Resolve Now, and select a domain to link to your hosting plan. After doing so, you’ll receive an email with your hosting details.
Setting Up Your Domain Name
If your domain is registered on Epik, the DNS changes such as the Name Servers will be made automatically. Should your domain be registered at another registrar, you’ll need to make sure the domain name resolves to your hosting by changing the domain’s Name Servers.
Contact your registrar’s support or browse its knowledge base to learn how to change your domain’s Name Servers.
By now, you should be able to access your cPanel. Back in your domain dashboard, you should now see the Hosting Tab. This area shows you the list of domains that have a hosting plan associated with it. Right next to each domain, you will see an orange “cPanel” button which will automatically bring you to your cPanel.