Here we provide you with user guides to help you navigate your hosting environment and manage your website.

Hosting management

On creating your account we are using default hosting settings. If you wish, then you can make some changes to alter the performance of your hosting package.


With the WordPress-installer in the Service Centre you can easily install WordPress ready for use under a domain name in your hosting package. This is a manual for installing via this installer.

Database management

We offer you the possibility to manage MySQL-databases through the 'MySQL Databases' menu on the 'Hosting' page of the Service Centre.

TLS encryption (HTTPS/)

We offer free TLS certificates to everyone, provided by Let's Encrypt. HTTPS stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol over SSL and is the secure alternative to HTTP. Nowadays we usually talk about SSL's successor: 'TLS', which is more secure.

Domain management

You are offered the possibility of managing your domains. You can create subdomains and redirects. It is possible to customise the DNS and the name servers as well.

Secure Shell access (SSH)

Your hosting data is accessible through Secure Shell (SSH/). You can also give external developers access to your hosting package.


Greenhost backs up all sites hosted on our Shared Hosting platform. You can download the file server and database backups from the Cosmos Service Centre.

SFTP file management

You can access your hosting data through SFTP. SFTP gives you the possibility to manage your files and folders using an FTP client.

Improving performance

Do you have the feeling that your website is slow or rather not optimal? Have a look at these pages with tips for improving the performance of your website.

Web hosting specifications

Your website at Greenhost is placed on a Linux server in a secured environment. The complete arsenal of libraries and applications is available to you, while your web server will never be jeopardized by for example misuse somewhere else on our platform. This page lists the available applications.