cPanel – The Basics
What is cPanel?
It’s a control panel where you can manage every element of your hosting account.
Because it’s such a simple graphical dashboard, and because cPanel is well-maintained with regular updates, improvements and security measures, most hosting companies use cPanel to help their customers manage their websites.
What can I do with cPanel?
A lot! This is where you’ll come to…
Connect domain names to your hosting
Set up emails for your site
Install WordPress (or another content management system)
Back up your website
Check your bandwidth usage
And a whole lot more – like changing security settings, checking out your website’s analytics and installing helpful apps.
How do I log in?
The easiest way to log into your cPanel is to type your web address into the search bar, followed by /cpanel.
For example http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel
The fastest way to log into your cPanel is to type your web address into the search bar, followed by :2082 (unsecured) or :2083 (secured).
For example: http://www.yourdomain.com:2082 or https://www.yourdomain.com:2083
You’ll then be asked to provide your username and password.