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Get started with BT Web Hosting

BT Web Hosting lets you create and manage a functional website for your business quickly – and you won’t need prior software knowledge. The package includes:

  • Domain name
    Create a professional business identity on the web.
  • Web space
    Plenty of space for your new or existing site to grow.
  • Website Creator
    Easy, step by step creation with no coding required.
  • Email addresses
    Create personalised email addresses, for example,

Activate your web hosting account

To start using your package, you need to activate your account for the first time.

Business Pack Web Hosting and Advanced Web Hosting require a primary domain name to be allocated before you can make use of the features. Before you activate your web hosting package, please ensure that you have ordered a domain name. For information on how to do this, please see how do I order a domain name?

To activate your account:

  1. Log into My Account.
  2. Scroll down to Manage your services and under Domains, hosting and Microsoft 365 click on Manage settings
  3. Click on the Manage services link at the top of the page.
  4. In the Web Hosting section, click on the Manage Web Hosting link.
    If a Register a domain name to activate this web hosting package is displayed, you'll need to order a domain before you can activate your account.
  5. Click on Activate.
    The page lists all the domain names linked to your account that are available as primary domain names. Domain names that are already acting as primary domain names on other hosting packages won’t be listed.
  6. Select the domain name that you wish to use as your primary domain name. You can choose any domain name on your account to act as a primary domain name. You do not have to choose the domain name which you received bundled with your hosting package.
  7. Enter the FTP password that you want to use. Passwords are case sensitive, must be eight characters or more in length and must contain at least one letter and number.
  8. Click on the Save changes button.
  9. If you are happy with your web address, click on the Yes button to activate your hosting otherwise click No to modify any settings.

Now you can get started on creating and publishing your first website. For more help, download the user guide. 

BT Web Hosting quick start guide

BT Web Hosting quick start guide (327 KB)

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