There are many web hosting control panels out there, however, we recommend for you use cPanel as we think it is one of the most intuitive control panels out there, making it very easy to use and frankly, the most popular one out there.
Today we will provide you with a short guide on how to use the different features within cPanel without getting too technical.
Once you purchase a web-hosting service, you will get an email with a clickable link that opens the control panel and then the login credentials you should use. It will look like this:
Enter your username and password into the respective fields and click on ‘login’. If the credentials are correct, you should now be able to see the home page of cPanel.
In the Header of the page, you should see the search bar, your username (which opens a drop-down menu with some options if clicked on), the notifications icon, and the LOGOUT button.
Here you can enter the name of the desired function and access it without having to look for it on the home page
Username Drop-down Menu
From here you can edit account preferences, change your password, change the language and theme of the CP, edit contact information preferences, view billing information and support tickets, as well as view/order addons, and reset page settings.
Click on the notifications (bell) icon and it will take you to your notifications page.
Now let’s move on to the information provided for you on the home page.
Here you can see the username used to access the control panel at this time, the primary domain, the shared IP address, the home directory, the last login IP, and change the theme.
Clicking on the Server Information link will redirect you to a page where you can see the details about the sherd hosting server that your service is on.
From here you can see the percentages of your web hosting package resources you used up, including addon domains, subdomains, email addresses, and much more.
These are the different controls you can use to manage your web host
You can minimize and expand each category by clicking on the +/- button next to it.
From here you can manage your file directory, including making certain directories private, seeing the disk usage for each directory, creating and managing FTP accounts and connections, making backups, and managing the Git Version Control.
Billing and Support
Within this menu, you can manage your profile and billing information, view your email history and invoice history, see network status and announcements, open and view support tickets, as well as register & transfer domains, and search the knowledgebase.
The functions in this category allow you to manage existing databases via phpMyAdmin, create new databases, and set up remote connections to your databases.
Here you can manage your domains, subdomains, addon domains, redirects, and even create a brand-new site using one of the many available templates.
Within this category, you can control every single little thing regarding your emails, such as creating and managing email accounts, setting up forwarders and mailing lists, and much more. You can also control email encryption and see the disk usage statistics of your emails.