KB: First Steps

Welcome to Schweizer Host! Now that you have a new web hosting account, it’s time to get things done. Getting started the right way is important — even if you have set up a website before. Regardless of your experience level, this guide will help you get familiar with the features that are specific to a Schweizer Host account.

Client Area
In the Client Area you manage your hosting account with us. There, you’ll be able to upgrade your hosting account or add more features. You can also manage billing-related items. To log in to your Client area, visit the link in the KB sidebar.

Plesk panel
The Plesk panel is your control dashboard and gives you the ability to make changes to and customize your web space. In Plesk panel, you’ll be able to create email accounts, change email passwords, configure new domains, and more. For detailed information on the Plesk panel or to log in, please visit the links in the KB sidebar.  

After purchasing your hosting plan, you may need to create one or more new websites, or you may need to migrate one or more websites from the previous hosting company.
To create a new website, visit the link in the KB sidebar. 
To migrate an existing website, visit the link in the KB sidebar. 

We recommend that you acquire the good habit of backing up your web properties on a regular basis, as frequently as possible. A recommended practice is to create a backup of a one-page website and check how the backup and restore process works, in order to familiarize yourself with it.
To backup a WordPress website, visit the link in the KB sidebar.
To backup all other types of website, visit the link in the KB sidebar.

All our hosting plans include email accounts. Setting up email accounts for you and your users is easy. 
To set up email accounts, visit the link in the KB sidebar.

The KB Sidebar

- To log in to your Client Area, visit this link: Client Area
- For detailed instructions on the Plesk panel, visit this link: Plesk documentation
- To learn more about Swiss Data Vaults, visit this link: About SDV