Activating the free Start 10M hosting plan

Find out how to activate your Start 10M hosting plan

Last updated 15th June 2021


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. If you want to set up a website with several pages that requires a database, such as a CMS (e.g. WordPress, Joomla, PrestaShop, Drupal), please order one of our Web Hosting plans directly from our website, or via the OVHcloud Control Panel.

This guide explains how to activate your free Start 10M hosting plan.



Log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel, click Domain names in the services bar on the left-hand side, 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:


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

As a reminder, no databases are included with the free Start 10M hosting plan. If your project requires one, please choose a suitable Web Hosting plan which will include at least one database.

Step 3 will remind you of the pricing for the solution. In step 4, you will need to acknowledge the contracts and confirm your order.

Once your order has been confirmed, you will receive an email with the FTP connection details for your Start 10M hosting plan.

Please read our guide on creating an MX Plan email account to make use of the email address included with the Start 10M hosting solution.

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