Beginner’s Guide to cPanel: Navigating Your Hosting Control Panel

by Jan 17, 2024cPanel

  1. Logging In:
    • Access your cPanel by going to https://yourdomain:2083..
    • Enter your username and password.
      (This is usually provided by your web design company or hosting provider.).
  2. Dashboard Overview:
    • Familiarize yourself with the cPanel dashboard.
    • Highlight key sections such as Files, Databases, Email, and Metrics.
  3. File Management:
    • Use the File Manager to upload and organize website files.
    • Understand the directory structure.
  4. Email Management:
    • Create and manage email accounts.
    • Set up email forwarding and autoresponders.
  5. Domain Management:
    • Add and manage domains.
    • Set up subdomains and redirects.
  6. Database Management:
    • Create and manage databases using phpMyAdmin.
    • Understand the importance of database backups.
  7. Security Settings:
    • Set strong passwords for cPanel, FTP, and email accounts.
    • Enable Two-Factor Authentication if available.
  8. Software Installation:
    • Use Softaculous or similar tools to install applications like WordPress.
      (Software for your website is usually already installed by your web design company.)
  9. Metrics and Analytics:
    • Monitor website performance and traffic using tools in the Metrics section.
  10. Backup and Restore:
    • Check with your web hosting or website design company and see if they already do backups.
    • Regularly backup your website through cPanel if no one else is providing backups..
    • Learn how to restore backups in case of issues.
  11. Support Resources:
    • Explore available documentation and support forums.
    • Understand how to reach out to your hosting provider’s support.

You can explore cPanel further by using Google to learn about specific topics. The more you research, the more you will enhance your website management skills.

Also, remember to adapt this guide based on any specific features or variations in cPanel versions provided by your hosting provider.

If you are one of our clients and need help with any of these things, please go to the support page and create a support ticket.