A Beginners Guide to cPanel

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.

What Can I Do in cPanel?

1. Connect Domain Names to Your Web Hosting.

2. Set Up Emails For Your Site.

3. Easily Install WordPress.

4. Back Up Your Website.

5. Upload Files to Your Server.

6. Check your Bandwidth and other Usage Stats.

7. Change Various Security Settings.

8. Install add-on apps on Your Server.

9. Create new Databases/Manage existing ones.

10. 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.

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.

Most hosting companies have links to your cPanel once you’ve signed into your hosting account.

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:

https://yourdomain.com:2082

Or:

https://yourdomain.com:2083

You’ll Then be asked to Enter YourcPanel Username and Password.

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