Beginner’s Guide to cPanel

 cPanel is a Linux-based control panel that provides users with a dashboard that allows them to manage a range of elements on their site, from customizing to making changes, to managing email and account settings.

Some of the great features that cPanel includes are:

  • Email: Within cPanel you can create new email accounts, view/modify your existing accounts, modify your MX records, change email passwords, set up mailbox quotas and much more.
  • Domains: Under the domains section of cPanel, you can configure new domains to your account, set up parked domains, create subdomains, setup redirects, and much more.
  • File Management: In the files section of cPanel, you can backup your cpanel account, access/modify files stored in your account, review your disk usage, and create/manage FTP accounts.
  • Databases: Here you can create new databases, set up remote access to MySQL, access the databases using phpMyAdmin, and much more.

It is easy to log into your cPanel account using the this URL sent to you in your welcome email and use an assigned username and password. cPanel is highly recognizable across the hosting industry. So it’s more than likely that you find support from your community if you need it. In addition to community support, you also have the cPanel documentation.