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									                                                      Quick Setup Guide

What Happens Now? .......................................................................................................... 1
New Hosting Basics ............................................................................................................ 1
Creating Your New Website ............................................................................................... 1
How to Access Your New Site Immediately ...................................................................... 2
Control Panel & E-Mail Settings ........................................................................................ 2
Templates and Content Management Systems (CMSs) Compatible .................................. 2
WebMail ............................................................................................................................. 2
Technical Support ............................................................................................................... 3
Thanks ................................................................................................................................. 3


What Happens Now?

Your new site should be ready within a few minutes; but please allow 24 hours or so for
notification.

New Hosting Basics

There are three parts to all websites: a) the domain name, b) the hosting space, and c) the
actual files that make up the website. If you purchased a new hosting package with us,
“a” and “b” are taken care of; you can get right to “c”, creating the files for your new
website (see below).

If you are transferring to Sunquest, please see the Sunquest Welcome and Information
document for details on your particular scenario.

Creating Your New Website

There are many methods, tools, and programs available to create your website. Visit
http://www.suresupport.com/faq for how to go about using your favorite editor like
Dreamweaver or FrontPage.

You can also use a variety of templates, content management systems (CMSs), blogging
software, slideshow and picture managers, and forum systems as well. These packages
make setting up a very cool website much easier. For example, get out there and Google:

Joomla
WordPress
phpBB
CMS Made Simple
BluDomain Templates
And many others..!

How to Access Your New Site Immediately

Please see the separate email you received for how to immediately access your new
hosting account when editing or installing packages. For the first few hours, you will
likely have to use the server-named URLs to get to your site (they often have numbers in
them like “server245.com”, or hoster765.com). But after your new domain name
“resolves” (takes a day or so), you can access your site with YOUR domain name URLs.
Again, see the separate email for details.

Control Panel & E-Mail Settings

You can manage your entire hosting account, including FTP, Email, PHP, MySQL,
Ruby, Pearl, and an array of other features by accessing your hosting Control Panel.
Remember, your Control Panel can be accessed by adding “cp” to the end of your new
Sunquest-hosted website address (or actual server addresses until your domain name
resolves). For example, http://www.mynewwebsite.com/cp or
http://myaccount.server765.com. See the separate email for directions.

For easy instructions on how to use all the features of your Control Panel, visit
http://www.suresupport.com.

Note: Before setting up your email accounts to work with your home computer and
popular email software like MS Outlook, etc., you should wait until your new domain
name resolves to your new hosting site. Until then, simply use your current email
program as it is. It doesn’t make much sense to advertise an email address that does not
contain your new domain name.


Templates and Content Management Systems (CMSs) Compatible

All Sunquest accounts are fully prepared to accept the most popular website templates
and CMSs. If you have special needs, please visit http://www.sunquestweb.com/ and
chose “Support” for any special requests.

Please see your particular vendor’s instructions for how to install their template or CMS.
All Sunquest accounts are Flash, Java, PHP, and MySQL enabled and come with many
other pre-installed technologies, languages, and features that work with templates and
CMSs.


WebMail

You can access any of your new hosting email accounts via webmail (from any location)
by simply adding “/webmail” to the end of your Sunquest-hosted domain name. For
example, enter http://www.mynewwebsite.com/webmail. You will be prompted for a
username and password.

Note that before you use webmail, you must enter your Control Panel and create at least
one email account.

You may create as many email accounts as you like, for example:

support@mydomainname.com,
help@mydomainname.com,
bookings@mydomainname.com,
etc…

You can even create email accounts for others and provide them with the webmail link so
they can access their email account (and NOT your Control Panel). This is often useful
for employees that work for you, or family members who need safe reliable email
accounts.


Technical Support

Since you have enough to worry about, Sunquest is committed to making your web
hosting experience trouble-free. That’s why we offer 24-hour professional technical
support. Most issues are responded to within a few minutes and all issues are tracked for
quality control and a satisfactory resolution.

To initiate your technical support account, please visit http://www.suresupport.com.

Follow the instructions to post a ticket or register for support. Technical support is
absolutely FREE. Please be prepared to enter your domain name and your account
Control Panel username (see the separate account email you received) when registering.


Thanks

We welcome you to Sunquest Web Technology and hope you have a pleasant experience
with our services. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or
comments:

service@sunquestweb.com

http://www.sunquestweb.com

Ron & Audra Edgington
Sunquest Web Technology

								
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