cPanel is a web based control panel tool which will help you manage your web hosting account through a web interface instead of a console. With cPanel you are able to accomplish your tasks faster and even non-professionals can easily set their websites via cPanel.
Furthermore, we at SiteGround have developed a special cPanel theme for our customers named Crystal. It does not provide simple visual changes but adds a lot of extra functionality that you can't find anywhere else.
The cPanel tutorial is a part of the rich collection of web hosting tutorials and web hosting video tutorials which SiteGround experts have prepared for you. Find out how to start your website, how to promote it, how to use cPanel, webmail and FTP.
cPanel offers a rich set of features, ranging from adding an email address to managing sub-domain names. This tutorial will focus on the provided cPanel features.
CPanel Tutorial includes detailed instructions about
- Account Information and Statistics
Find out more about the available cPanel statistics and the in-house developed tools that will provide you with all the information you need for your hosting account.
- How to use the Files section tools : File manager, FTP manager and cPanel Backups.
This part of the tutorial provides more information about file management in cPanel via the built-in File Manager and FTP.
- How to manage Domains via cPanel: Parked domains and Addon domains
This part of the tutorial provides more information about domain name management via cPanel. You will learn how to setup parked and addon domains for your hosting account.
- How to manage Mail accounts and services with cPanel
Learn how to create email accounts, remove accounts and forward email. This part of the tutorial will show you the Email Manager's features and how to use them.
- How to use the Security section tools: Pass protected directories, IP Deny manager, and HotLink protection
This part of the tutorial provides more information about security adjustments available in cPanel. You will learn how to password protect directories, how to use the IP Deny manager and how to hotlink protect your images.
- How to manage Databases via cPanel: This section provides detailed information on how to manage your MySQL databases and users via cPanel.
- How to use the Software section tools
Through the tools located in this section you can install automatically different scripts under your account.
- How to use Advanced tools, such as Cron Jobs
In the Advanced section there are several tools which are described in this part of the cPanel tutorial.
- How to check cPanel ports
Here you will find detailed information how to check whether the standard cPanel ports are not blocked via your firewall or whether access is restricted by your ISP.
How do I start?
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