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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00

Introduction to cPanel

Signing in to cPanel

First off , you'll need to login. You can do this simply by entering '/cpanel' after your domain name in your browser's address bar (e.g. http://yourdomainname.com/cpanel

or by clicking the cpanel link on the webisabihosting homepage

or by clicking here... 


The cPanel Interface

This is the cPanel ('Control Panel') interface, from where you can access a number of areas which allow you to manage the various aspects of your domain; from email and mailing list management through website usage statistics and tracking, to file, database and backup management. 

Note the 'Home' button in the top left and the 'Help' button top right.

The actual control panel 'widgets' are divided into various sections.

You can access cPanel's 'Interface Help' at any time via the 'HELP' button in the top right.

When you log in to cPanel for the first time you should see a homepage like the one below. The screen is divided into two columns, with search, regularly used links and site/server info down the left hand column and the control panel sections on the right:



Preferences -

Where you can change your password, contact info, shortcuts and the video tutorial section.

Mail -

From here you can access tools to help you create and manage email accounts, filters, forwarders, mailing lists and more in depth mail features.

Files -

This section contains options for making site backups and managing files on the server.

Logs -

Here you'll find a number of site usage statistics and tools for tracking audience data.

Security -

These tools provide access to site security options such as SSH (Secure Shell) and website certificates which add various levels of security to your website, useful if you're planning on implementing eCommerce or hosting other secure services on your site. 

Domains -

Tools for managing your domain (e.g. 'mysite.com'). Sub-domain creation and management (i.e. you may want separate domains for email accounts 'mail.mysite.com', for a CMS/blog 'blog.mysite.com', shop 'shop.mysite.com') and server redirects. 

Databases -

Here you can find info on your databases (if you have any, for a CMS or blog for instance) including details from phpMyAdmin.

Software -

Here you'll find tools for managing the software packages you have installed on your server, though Softaculous is probably the only one you'll want to use at this stage.

Published in cPanel
Thursday, 06 March 2014 19:51

Configuring an email client

1. Log into your cPanel.




2. Click on the 'Email Accounts' button.

email button in cpanel

3. Select the dropdown menu next to the email account you want to configure an email client for.

email client set up option in dropdown menu

4. The page will try and assess what kind of config file you need by checking your system info and suggest the most appropriate option for you. However, if you know which client you're using you can select it yourself from the list of options.

email client config page

5. The config file will be downloaded to your computer (to whatever your default 'download' folder is).

6. Open this file from within your email client and the script will execute and populate the client with the necessary info to allow it to access your emails.

7. You're good to go.

Published in eMail