Magento Set Up

Point your domain to the server

The first step in setting up both VPS and Dedicated servers running Magento is to create an A-record at your domain registrar to point your domain to the server.

We can’t set up your free SSL certificate until this process is completed.

Please note that it can take up to 72 hours for a domain to propagate throughout the internet to a server, although it usually happens much sooner.

Obtain your server’s details

1. After successful payment is approved, your server will be set up within 2 minutes.

2. Login to My HostJane. In the Dashboard under Services, look for the Magento server you have provisioned.

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If you cannot see the Magento server or the server is not active, please open a ticket.

3. Click Manage next to the Magento server item. You will be transferred to the server’s dashboard.

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4. Go to the Statistics area to find your server’s IP address and password. Follow the instructions to login to your new Magento store.

Sample screenshot of the Application Information.

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Copy and paste the store link into a fresh browser window.

The store address will look something like this, but will have your server’s IP address:

https://[Your_Server’s_IP]/installation/

Replace Your Server’s IP with your Magento server’s IP as found in Statistics

For example:

https://123.456.789.1/

5. After copying the installer link into a new browser window, you will see a HTTPS warning.

As explained on the order page, your server comes with a self-signed SSL certificate. This means that you can access your Joomla installation by HTTP://, but when accessing via HTTPS://, a warning appears in your browser.

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This warning is expected because we can’t configure an SSL certificate for an IP address. But it’s safe to ignore. Click the Advanced button in the browser to add an exception.

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Proceed unsafely at the prompt.

6. You will then see your new Magento store appear in the browser window:

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How to remove the SSL warning

Once your domain has successfully pointed to the server, open a support ticket and we will install your free SSL certificate on the server, which will be accessible at:

https://www.yourdomain.TLD

TLD means top-level domain, and can stand for any domain like .com, .net. .org, or any other TLD. HostJane and our servers work with all domain registrars worldwide.

6. The final step is to configure your back-end admin.

For your security we don’t send this by email. You you need to login to your secure SSL-encrypted My HostJane account to review the credentials.

In Statistics above you’ll find your magento admin back-end pass. It’s different for every Magento site.

It’s structured as:

https://[Your_Server’s_IP]/admin_xxxxx

Replace Your Server’s IP with your Magento server’s IP as found in Statistics and enter the unique admin URL: _xxxxx

For example:

https://123.456.789.1/admin_123456/

Copy and paste the address in to a fresh browser window.

Press Enter and the Magento admin login screen will appear in your browser.

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Enter the username and password details from Statistics and click Sign in.

You can then begin to build your new Magento store.

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Detailed Magento tutorials are beyond the scope of this set up guide.

Once your domain has finished pointing to the server, you will be able to access your website via your domain name.

Login to My HostJane and open an SSL request after that stage if you wish to have your free SSL certificate installed.

You can check the DNS status of your Domain’s A-Record propagation at ISP nodes around the world by visiting: https://whatsmydns.net

Updated on July 21, 2018

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