How do I set up my Premium Hosting account?

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

Please note: 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 Premium 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 Premium Hosting within the ‘Manage active products’ section. Next, select Manage opposite Manage Premium Hosting.

Manage Premium Hosting


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On the next page, select Manage for the account you wish to use.

Manage Sites


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Select the three-dot icon for the package you want to set up. From there, choose Set up from the drop-down menu that appears.

Choose Set Up


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

Enter Domain Name


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On the next page, select the data center you want your Hosting package to be associated with. We recommend choosing one that’s closest to your customer base.

Select 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.

Create WordPress

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

Set up your account


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

Provisioning your account


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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.

Connect Domain


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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.

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.

Confirm changes

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 Go to dashboard to access your hosting package.

Onboarding successful