Activating the free Start 10M hosting plan

Find out how to activate your Start 10M hosting plan

Last updated 15th September 2022


With Start10M, OVHcloud offers you a 10 MB web hosting plan, and an email account with 5 GB of storage. This guide will show you how to activate a Start 10M hosting on your domain name.

This 10 MB free hosting plan is suitable for a simple webpage presentation, it does not include a database. It is also suitable if you do not need several "MX plan" email accounts. If you would like to set up a website with several pages and require a database, such as a CMS (WordPress, Joomla!, PrestaShop, Drupal, etc.), please order one of our web hosting plans directly from our website or your OVHcloud Control Panel.

Find out how to activate your free Start 10M hosting plan



Log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel, click Domain names, then choose the domain name concerned.

In the General information box, you will see Free web hosting and email. Click ... on the right-hand side, then Enable.


The activation window will appear. Step 1 will detail the plan and its price — click Next. For step 2, choose the changes you need to make to your DNS zone:


If you tick one or both of the DNS A record and DNS MX record boxes, this will overwrite the configuration originally set up in your domain's DNS zone.

If your DNS zone is not managed in your OVHcloud Control Panel, you will need to make the modifications manually in your external DNS zone.

For more details, please refer to our guide on Editing an OVHcloud DNS zone.

Choice Description
DNS A record The domain name will point to the IP address of the Start 10M hosting plan.
MX DNS record The email servers (,,, etc.) of OVHcloud will be applied to the domain name.

If your project will quickly evolve to a hosting plan with a database, larger storage space or more email accounts, you can switch directly and only from Start 10M to a Personal hosting plan from your OVHcloud Control Panel.

To switch to the Professional or Performance plan, you will need to switch from the Start 10M plan to the Personal plan beforehand.

You can also choose to delete the free offer after backing up your hosting data and the contents of your email account.

For more details, see our hosting offers.

Step 3 reminds you of the pricing of the offer.

During step 4, you must read the contracts and confirm your order.

Once your order has been confirmed, you will be sent an email with the information for the FTP connection to your Start 10M hosting plan.

Please refer to our guide on Creating an MX Plan email account to take advantage of the email account included with your Start 10M hosting plan.

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Logging in to your Web Hosting plan’s storage space

Creating an email address with an MX Plan solution

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If you would like assistance using and configuring your OVHcloud solutions, please refer to our support offers.

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