Accessing Your Control Panel
There’s a very powerful tool that website builders don’t provide, and that is access to many great features through your control panel or cpanel.
Each hosting provider provides their own ways of accessing your cpanel, and here are a few links to some of the most popular hosting providers:
If your hosting provider isn’t listed here, you may do a search of “access cpanel + yourhostprovider”.
Access cPanel Through Domain Name
The easiest way to access cPanel is through your domain name. To do this do the following:
- Visit your domain homepage. E.g. yourdomain.com
- At the very end of the tld extension (.com, .net, .org, etc) add /cpanel. E.g. yourdomain.com/cpanel
- If you’re using chrome and your cPanel doesn’t have SSL installed, you will see a security warning. Click on Proceed… at the bottom of page.
- You will be redirected to the cPanel login page. Enter your username and password. If you have enabled 2-Step verification, you will have to provide your security code.
Top cPanel Features
Here is a short list of the top features that cPanel comes with:
- Access to File Manager
- Monitor Disk Usage
- Manage FTP Accounts
- Create Backups
- Create MySQL® Databases
- Access phpMyAdmin
- Manage Email Accounts
- Create Forwarders
- Use IP Blocker
- Manage SSL/TLS
- Setup Two-Factor Authentication
- 1-Click WordPress Installation
There are many more options that you can explore and learn to use. Of course, if this is something you’d rather not do for a living, there won’t be need of learning every feature cPanel offers.
For a complete features list, visit cpanel.net.