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Once you have connected hosting to your InstaWP account, you can create new sites with a custom domain name. It also assists you in managing your newly created site by carrying out various actions such as mapping the domain, deleting the site, and migrating it into your hosting account.

In this documentation, we will explore:

Create New Site
Manage connected hosting

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Create New Site



Step 1: Navigate to your hosting page.



Step 2: Select the connected hosting provider from the left dropdown of the interface and click on the Apply button.

For example, we have used the WPCloud (InstaWP Live Partner) for hosting.



Step 3: Click on the +New Site button from the top right corner of the interface._



A new dialog will appear, providing you with the following options for connecting to a hosting provider:

Host with InstaWP
Choose an external service



Host with InstaWP



InstaWP allows you to migrate your WordPress site to the InstaWP Live-managed WordPress Hosting with CDN, Security (WAF), and Backups in-built.



The pricing plan window will appear. Select a pricing plan according to your preferences and follow the steps outlined in the Host with InstaWP live document.



Manage connected hosting



Manage your newly created live hosted site by configuring the following from the hosting settings:

Dashboard
SFTP SSH
Backup
Map Domain
Delete



Dashboard



You can view your InstaWP Live-hosted website’s space & cores used with basic information such as PHP, WordPress version, or database size.



You can also use the Edge Caching feature that saves your page cache (which is only stored in your site's server center) to any of the operated data centers worldwide such as: Dallas, San Jose, Ashburn, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Chicago, New York (US), Toronto (CA) Singapore, Sao Paolo, (BR), London (UK), Vienna, Sydney (AU), Hong Kong (CHN), Stockholm (SE) Madrid (ESP), Paris (FR), Frankfurt (GER) Johannesburg (SA), Osaka (JP) & Mumbai (IN).

Note: When visitors load your website in their browser, cached replies are provided from the closest location to them.



SFTP SSH



InstaWP allows you to create a new SFTP/SSH user and utilize the following two connection types to establish a single sign-on for your live website without any login credentials of that user.

SSH Key Pair
Password



SSH Key Pair

To use an SSH Key pair as a connection type, paste the SSH Public key that you generated on selecting the repository type as private to add a new deployment. For more information, refer to the Add Deployment document.



Password

To use a password as a connection type for adding an SSH/SFTP user, enter the password.



After choosing a connection type for adding an SSH/SFTP user, click on the Add User button.



This will add a new SSH/SFTP user which allows you to access the website without any login credentials of the added user.



Now that your public key has been connected to the InstaWP live site, you may copy the SSH command and paste it into your terminal to get a password-less login.



Hit enter and then type yes to execute.



Backup



You can download the backup file of your hosted live site as InstaWP automatically keeps a backup every day.



Map Domain



You can map your website with a new domain name by linking it to a web-hosting server, such as Cloudflare or Namchep.

Step 1: Enter a domain name.



Step 2: Copy the domain name that you have entered and both the "A" records IP addreses, as will be needed to paste on DNS records for mapping.



Step 3: Navigate to your domain register panel (such as Cloudflare or Namecheap) to add a new record.



Step 4: Paste the domain name and IP address to the relevant fields, then click on the Save button.
Note: The user can only paste one IP address for every DNS record. For second IP address, they need to add new record and paste the same domain name with it



Step 5: Click on the Map domain button to complete mapping.
For more information, refer to the Map Domain document.


This will complete your domain name mapping. You can refresh the page to see.

Delete



You can also delete your InstaWP live-hosted site when not in use anymore.






Create Site
Customize Configuration

Updated on: 22/02/2024

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