1. cPanel Tutorial – The Basics (Guide to cPanel)
1.1. What is cPanel?
In simple terms, it’s a control panel where you can manage every element of your web hosting account.
Web hosting companies like to make cPanel available to their customers for a few key reasons: it’s a simple-to-use dashboard, it’s well-maintained with regular updates, improvements, and security measures.
1.2. What Can I Do in cPanel?
A lot… cPanel is where you’ll come to:
- Connect domain names to your hosting
- Set up emails for your site
- Install WordPress (or another content management system)
- Back up your website
- Upload files to your server
- Check your bandwidth and other usage stats
- Change various security settings
- Install add-on apps on your server
- Create new databases/manage existing ones
- Set up various optimizations
And a whole lot more – we’re really just scratching the surface here. Don’t be intimidated, though. While cPanel does offer you a huge volume of features and customizations to take care of, you don’t really have to understand them all in order to manage your website effectively. We’re going to cover everything in this guide.
1.3. How Do I Log In to cPanel?
If this is your first time logging in, your hosting provider should have provided you with the necessary username and password.
Our hosting dashboard have links to your cPanel once you’ve signed into your hosting account.
you can access cPanel from your user profile in the “My Dashboard ” tab:
After select your service ->actions -> Login to CPanel
If you can’t find a direct link in your hosting provider’s panel, you can either contact support and ask them how to access cPanel, or you can do some sniffing around and try to guess the correct cPanel address. This sounds far-fetched at first, but it’s actually very doable. Here’s how:
Fire up your browser and enter your website address followed by
:2082 (for http) or
:2083 (for https). For example:
You’ll then be asked to enter your cPanel username and password.
1.4. What if I Need More Help?
This guide explains all the basics and gives you step-by-step instructions for tackling some of the most common tasks like setting up websites, email accounts, and domain names. If you need a bit more help, cPanel has some video tutorials of its own.
There’s also lots of documentation available on every page within cPanel itself, usually listed along the top. For example: