Getting Started.

Adding an additional FTP user

From the STORM dashboard, click on Websites. Click the cog icon next to your website to manage your website. Click on FTP. Click the Add FTP User button. Enter your desired username into the Username field. This can be anything you like. For the Directory field you can leave this as / which is the […]

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Restoring an expired FTP user

From the STORM dashboard, click on Websites. Click the cog icon next to your website to manage your website. Click on FTP. Under Expired FTP Users, click on the restore icon next to the user you would like to restore.

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Pointing your domain to your server

From the STORM dashboard, click on Websites. Click the cog icon next to your website to manage your website. STORM will let you know if your DNS is pointing correctly as below. What to do if your domain is not pointing to your website Please see the following guide on how to point a domain […]

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STORM Background

How STORM Works STORM works differently from cPanel and Plesk by not being installed on each server that it manages. Instead STORM is based on a number of management servers that connect to each customer server each time a change is requested. As these servers are located on the same network these changes are made […]

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Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a basic free SSL project that enables any web site to have an SSL certificate for no cost. Nimbus integrated Let’s Encrypt into STORM to offer our customers a free SSL certificate installed within minutes with no technical knowledge or lengthy validation process. Once Let’s Encrypt is enabled on your primary web […]

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Pointing a Domain to your Server

To get your domain hosting up and running you will need to add a DNS entry onto our Name Servers, we have a DNS Management panel for you to do this with.  The first step is to log into https://youraccount.nimbushosting.co.uk Then click on Domains > DNS Management Add the domain to our DNS system using […]

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Editing your Hosts file on PC

A useful method for viewing a website before it is live on a server is to add an entry to your Host file on your PC. This file bypasses the DNS so you can view the site whilst it’s still in development. On Windows 7 Open Notepad with Administrative privileges by clicking Start, All Programs, […]

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Editing your Hosts file on MAC

A useful method for viewing a website before it is live on a server is to add an entry to your Host file on your Mac. This file bypasses the DNS so you can view the site whilst it’s still in development. On MAC OSX Open Terminal from Applications>Utilities>Terminal.       Open the hosts […]

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Managing DNS within STORM

To get your domain hosting up and running you will need to add/update a DNS entry. This guide explains what to do to manage this if you would like to utilise our name servers for your DNS. To take advantage of this feature, you’ll have to set your domain to use our name servers, those […]

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Sharing management of DNS

This guide describes how to allow your colleagues to manage the DNS zones in STORM, please see this guide for managing DNS within STORM. DNS management within STORM is within your user dashboard. Within the DNS section there will be a list of your domains that have zones on our name servers. To share management […]

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