How to Configure N0C

The user interfaces of the N0C web hosting platform do not reproduce the sequence of initial product configuration steps, as these steps are punctual in time and specific to each new user. Moreover, the structure of the knowledge base is modelled on that of the user interfaces. As a consequence, new users who have to configure N0C often ask themselves the legitimate question: where do I start?

That is where this article comes in: you can save yourself a lot of unnecessary trial and error by taking the time to read the following lines, which will guide you through the entire initial N0C configuration process.

Note : The Glossary contains explanations on multiple topics and can be consulted to clarify certain terms.

How to Use the Article

The many possible scenarios led us to use flow diagrams to clarify the text. As this approach is not suitable for all our readers, we have included a short video explaining the process : N0C Configuration.

Please note: the video, written text and flow charts complement each other. Although you can easily set up N0C by reading the article step-by-step, we invite you to start by watching the video for an overview.

Here are the conventions used in our flow diagrams:


Before configuring N0C, the following steps are essential:

  1. register your domain name;
  2. register your hosting;
  3. connect to your main domain or sub-domain through


The configuration of N0C for your domain or sub-domain must be undertaken in a structured and rigorous manner. By clicking on this link, you can access a diagram similar to the one below, which shows the steps for configuring your N0C:

Simply click on the boxes to open the sub-procedures or articles that will guide you through your tasks.

First Step — Activate Protections

It is extremely important that you start by securing your domain. This step, although vital, is often neglected by the users, at their peril.

Please make sur to activate the protections for:

  1. two-factor authentication (TFA) (how);
  2. SSL/TLS management (how);
  3. DNSSEC keys management (how);
  4. Web App Firewall (WAF) configuration (how).

Second Step — Messaging (E-Mails)

Configure messaging to manage domain-related e-mails (how).

Also, make sure to authenticate e-mail accounts (how):

  • if the domain uses the DNS of the N0C platform, the configuration of the different authentications is done automatically, but it is possible to activate or deactivate DKIM, SPF and DMARC protections individually (how);
  • If the domain does not use the DNS of the N0C platform, you must add the entries manually on your DNS zone at the third party registrar (how).

Third Step — Websites, Blogs and Forums

Determine the file structure of your website using the Local and N0C Storage interfaces in the file manager (how).

Then create your website, blog or forum using:


If required, configure the languages used for your applications, such as PHP, Ruby, etc. (how).

Fourth Step — Cron Tasks

If necessary, manage your Cron tasks (how).

Updated on April 11, 2024