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When you create your own website, you need to rent storage space for your website content. Web hosting from Swisscom gives you the option of storing your website data securely in our Swiss data centre.
Note: Websites created with the HomepageTool cannot be switched to another hosting provider.
Content cannot be automatically transferred from an existing website. However, you can use the copy and paste function to move existing content such as text and images to the HomepageTool quickly and easily.
You can only create one website per HomepageTool and one independent mobile website, depending on the package. You can order and use as many HomepageTools as you like but only one HomepageTool add-on is possible per web hosting. It is also possible to run other websites under other domains or subdomains.
To create a backup, proceed as follows:
Our subsidiary localsearch specialises in creating and running sophisticated websites. It would be happy to take over your website and manage the hosting for you in the future. If you have already created a website with the HomepageTool, you can enjoy this service at a reduced price.
Simply follow the step-by-step instructions to set up or adjust the e-mail account on your computer, smartphone or tablet.
To protect your website from misuse, we check whether the scripts in the following CMS are up to date:
We check your website for malware, irrespective of the CMS you use. Any malware identified will be quarantined and deleted after 30 days.
Patchman, a common, well-established solution, is used to identify security vulnerabilities and malware.
Yes, all patches can be reversed.
Yes, quarantined files can be removed from quarantine.
In general, we would not recommend that you do so, as files identified as malware may harm your data.
We scan for security vulnerabilities and malware once a day.
Yes, you can deactivate notifications in the Hostcenter control panel via the appropriate context menu under "Domains and websites -> Security".
To receive e-mails on your smartphone, follow these steps:
E-mail set up on Android 7 (e.g. Samsung):
Settings - Cloud and Accounts - Accounts - Add account - E-mail – Enter e-mail address and password - Select account type - Select IMAP account – Enter details
E-mail set up with iOS (Apple):
Settings - Accounts & Passwords- Add account - Enter details
Since every website hosted at Swisscom has an SSL certificate (Let's encrypt) by default, you can activate a permanent redirection to HTTPS for your website. To do this, go to the "Web pages" tab in your control panel http://login.hostcenter.com and click "Edit" for the desired web page. Here you can select "Activate SSL Forwarding". Please note that you may have to manually change existing links from http:// to https:// on your website and, depending on the website solution, have to implement further steps (including plug-ins).
Note: For a WordPress installation we recommend to activate the plugin "Really Simple SSL" (Link: https://en.wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-ssl/)
Note: With the HomepageTool your website should already run automatically under HTTPS://, if this is not the case you can perform the steps above yourself.
On 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force in the EU. It regulates the protection of personal data of persons residing in the EU. As a website owner, it is your responsibility to inform your website visitors about how your website processes the data of visitors (especially those resident in the EU).
Further information can be found in our GDPR guide.
In Switzerland, it is compulsory for website operators to publish a site notice. The HomepageTool “General Settings” (Guidelines -> Manage) includes copy templates that you can adapt to suit your needs.
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From CHF 15.00 per year you can register or transfer domains with us with the following endings: .ch .li .com .net .info .biz .org .mobi.
This happens automatically as a rule. Please note however that hosting is lost entirely (except in the case of a HomepageTool add-on being cancelled). If you wish to reactivate your e-mail addresses after cancelling the HomepageTool, select a web hosting product of your choice and link it to your existing domain. You can then set up your e-mail addresses again with the new web hosting product.
SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer”. This technology forms a secure connection between your website and the visitor’s web browser, which transfers all sensitive data in encrypted form. Among other advantages, it also means that your website is better protected from phishing attacks, which increases customer confidence.
Let's encrypt (free SSL) is included in the web hosting service and HomepageTool. Additional encryption is not absolutely necessary. Our large-scale versions include a premium SSL certificate. You can activate certificates in your Control Panel at “SSL certificates”.