How do I set up my Web Hosting account? [GD-U]

This article will show you how to set up your Web Hosting package.

Once you’ve purchased your Web Hosting package, you’ll need to set it up before being able to host your website.

Please note: our Web Hosting accounts automatically configure the domain’s zone file to use its information, including the primary A record and MX records. If the customer is using our nameservers and the domain is in the same account as the hosting, setting up Web Hosting will bring down the customer’s website and email.

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Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.

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From there, select Web Hosting within the ‘All Products and Services’ section and then click Set up opposite your hosting plan.

If you can’t find your hosting package in this list, you may be able to find it in the ‘Manage Active Products’ section within our legacy Control Panel. For details on how to do this, please read the following article: How do I access and manage my products?

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On the next page, enter the domain name you wish to use for this Hosting package. Once done, click Update.


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Next, select which data centre you want to use for your hosting package. We recommend choosing one that’s closest to your customer base.

Data Center

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You’ll then be asked if you want to create a WordPress site. This is an incredibly user-friendly tool that can help you set up your own site. If you’d wish to proceed with this, select the option ‘Yes, let’s do it’.


From there, you’ll need to set up your own WordPress account. Enter the necessary details and select ‘Next’.


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Once done, we will start provisioning your account. This should only take a few minutes to complete.


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You’ll receive one last message, asking if you own your domain and want to use it for your hosting plan. To continue, select the option ‘Yes, help me connect it’.

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On the next page, you’ll be prompted to connect to the provider’s site so that you can authorize changes to the DNS records. Simply click the option ‘Continue to 123 Reg’.


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Once done, a pop-up will appear asking you to confirm whether you would like SecureServer to make DNS changes to your domain.


Click ‘Confirm’ to continue and follow the on-screen instructions. Once done, return to the original page and select the option ‘I’m done, continue setup’.

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Once complete, you’ll be informed that the Onboarding process was completed successfully. Click the ‘Go to dashboard’ to access your hosting package.