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Getting Started with cPanel: A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction #

Welcome to the comprehensive guide on getting started with cPanel. This guide is designed to ensure a smooth experience for you while accessing and using cPanel. Whether you are a reseller or an individual user, this guide will help you understand the basics of cPanel and how to navigate through its extensive features.

Accessing cPanel #

As a reseller, you will receive a single username and password, which will grant you access to both WHM and cPanel. These are accessed through different ports. To log in to cPanel, you can use the server hostname provided in your welcome email, followed by the :2083 port. For example:

Once you’ve pointed your domain to the server, you can log in using your own domain like this:

The :2083 specifies the port of the cPanel service. You’ll be redirected to the cPanel login interface when you access this specific port. Enter your username and password from your welcome email to log in.

cPanel Overview #

The cPanel interface is extensive, with many functions and features. Once logged in, you will see the cPanel home screen, which provides an overview of your hosting account, including disk space usage, bandwidth usage, email accounts, databases, and more.

File Manager #

The File Manager is a powerful tool that allows you to manage your website files directly from the cPanel interface. You can upload, download, edit, delete, and organize your files and folders with ease. You can also create and extract archives, set file permissions, and more.

Email Accounts #

cPanel provides a robust email management system that allows you to create and manage email accounts for your domain. You can create email addresses, forwarders, autoresponders, set mailbox quotas, and more.

Databases #

With cPanel, you can create and manage databases for your website. You can use MySQL or PostgreSQL, create and manage users, import and export data, and more.

Domains #

cPanel also allows you to manage your domain names, including creating subdomains, addon domains, and parked domains. You can also manage domain redirects and DNS records.

Backups #

Backups are an essential aspect of any website management, and at Hosticko, we use JetBackup to ensure your data is secure. JetBackup provides a comprehensive backup solution that ensures the safety and security of your data, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on growing your business.

Find out more about JetBackup HERE

Softaculous #

Softaculous is a popular script installer that allows you to install hundreds of applications, including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and more, with just a few clicks. You can also update and remove applications with ease.

Find out more about Softaculous HERE

Security #

At Hosticko, we take security seriously. That’s why we’ve implemented Imunify360, an all-in-one security solution that protects our servers against malware, viruses, and other malicious attacks. Imunify360 is designed to detect and prevent attacks in real-time, giving you peace of mind that your website and data are safe.

Conclusion #

cPanel is a powerful and user-friendly control panel that allows you to manage your website and hosting account with ease. With its many features and tools, you can easily create and manage email accounts, databases, domain names, backups, and more. Explore the cPanel interface to get familiar with its options and features, and don’t hesitate to contact our support team if you have any questions or need assistance.