How to create a SharePoint 2013 site

  • Synopsis

    This guide will show you how to create your SharePoint 2013 site via the Control Panel.
  • Applicable to

    All Sherweb hosted SharePoint 2013 accounts.
  • Prerequisite

    A Sherweb hosted SharePoint 2013 account.
    Make sure you have access to your domain DNS configuration.

  • How to

    1. Log into the Control Panel.


    1. Click on Manage Sites, located in the SharePoint section.




    1. Click on Create a new SharePoint site.




    1. Choose a Plan from the drop- down menu.
    • Enter a name for your site in the Name field.
    • Enter a description in the Description field.
    • Enter a URL in the Url field.
    • If you wish to make an SSL protected site, put a checkmark next to Is SSL.
    • Decide which user will be the primary site owner from the Owner drop-down menu.
    • Choose the language of your site (this cannot be changed later) and choose a site template.
    • Click on Create.




    1. Take note of the IP address that is displayed in yellow as you will need it in step 6.




    1. On your DNS server, create a new entry to point to the IP address you recorded at step 5. To achieve that, go in your registrar's Control Panel (ex: GoDaddy, Network Solutions, etc.) and create an A host record called sharepoint.

    Example: GoDaddy: Host name = sharepoint (This is to have as your SharePoint URL) internet address=

    If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.

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