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Activating the free Start 10M hosting plan

Find out how to activate your Start 10M hosting plan

Last updated 12th March 2020


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

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



First of all, log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel, click Domains(1) in the services bar on the left-hand side, then choose the domain name concerned.

In the General information box (2), you will see Web hosting with free email. Click ... on the right-hand side, then Enable(3).


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:


Choice Description
No changes No changes to the DNS zone, no impact on the website and emails.
The A and MX records of The domain name will point to the IP address of the Start 10M hosting plan. The OVHcloud email servers will also be applied to the domain name.
The A record of The domain name will point to the Start 10M hosting plan, with no modifications made to the email servers.
The MX records of The domain name will point to the OVHcloud email servers without any change to how the hosting plan is pointed.

No databases are included with Start 10M free hosting. If your project requires a database, we recommend browsing our Web Hosting plans, which include them.

You simply need to read and confirm the terms and conditions for the plan in step 3, then Confirmthe summary in step 4.

Once you have placed your order, you will be sent an email containing the FTP connection details for your Start 10M hosting plan.

Please read our guide on creating an MX Plan email account to get the very most out of the email address included with the Start 10M hosting solution.

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Creating an email address with an MX Plan solution

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