In this informative 8 minute video, I am going to give you an overview of cPanel and how to maximize your experience as a cPanel user. I will help you get more familiar with your cPanel hosting account, and show you how to use important functions in the cPanel interface.
First, of course, you must have a cPanel hosting account. You can only access your cPanel hosting account if you have web hosting and your own domain name. cPanel is accessible only after you have set up the entire account with these requirements. After you have completed set up, you will be given a username and password to access your cPanel hosting account. After you have logged in, you will see a main homepage screen.
What are the important functions of cPanel you need to know?
In this section, I am going to introduce you to the important functions of cPanel. Knowing these features will optimize your experience as an end-user.
One of the most important functions in cPanel is the built-in video tutorials section. You can click on the corresponding link to access the built-in video tutorials. You will see a large list of available tutorials that are built into your cPanel hosting account.A large category of video topics are available
The videos are simple and easy to use
The videos will guide you through resolving account issues
Take a look at the video tutorials. They are helpful and very basic. In case you run into any problems now or in the future, the simple built-in video tutorials will help you resolve any issues. The videos will also help you to understand your cPanel hosting account more thoroughly. Take some time now to browse through the videos if you wish.
How To Change The Default cPanel Theme:Access cPanel
Click on Change Style
Select Skin, Theme, or Template
Another important feature of your cPanel hosting account is the appearance. You can change the appearance of your cPanel hosting account by clicking on Change Style. Under the Change Style category, there are several skins, themes, or templates you may utilize to change the layout and style of your cPanel hosting account. These changes are purely cosmetic and will not alter or modify the actual functions of your cPanel hosting account. Changing the appearance of your cPanel hosting account will simply enhance your user experience by improving the aesthetics of the interface.
How To Create A New Email Address in cPanel:
It is easy to create a new email address is cPanel. Just follow these steps…Access cPanel
Click on Email Accounts
Create the new email address
Select Mailbox Quota
Click on Create
Click on Mailbox to access your new email address
To create a new email address that is associated with your domain name, just click on Email Accounts. You will be directed to the appropriate screen. There, you will be able to create your new email address and you can select your mailbox quota. Click on Create to finalize your new email address. You will receive your password once you have added the new email address.
By default, you can access this newly created email address within your cPanel hosting account by clicking on Mailbox. However, you can also access email through third-party clients like Microsoft Outlook. If you need help getting your email account set up on an email client, you can click on the link “Do you wish to configure your account to work with a mail client?” Click yes. You will be directed to a set of directions that will help you configure the email address you have just created with several of the popular mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook.
To access more the more technical specifications of your newly created email address, you can scroll to the bottom of the page. There, you will see a variety of manual settings that list your mail, server, username, incoming mail server, outgoing mail server, and supported protocols. If you know how to set up your email address manually in the email client, then go ahead and get started by using the manual settings.
How To Add Subdomains To Your cPanel Hosting Account:
Access the main homepage of the cPanel hosting account. You will see the option of adding new subdomains to your account once you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. There are several options listed such as add-on domains, parked domains, and redirects. To add a subdomain, follow the easy steps…Access your cPanel hosting account
Click on Create Subdomain
Enter the subdomain URL
Click on Create
cPanel will confirm your subdomain has been created
Let’s discuss creating a subdomain in cPanel. It is important to know what a subdomain actually is and how it will affect your website. As you can see, a subdomain is simply an extension to your main domain. Take for example a main domain called “youractualurl.com”. If you want to create a subdomain for a helpdesk, for example, you can do so by creating a subdomain URL of “help.youractualurl.com”. Click on Create to finalize your new subdomain.
If you wish to redirect the subdomain, you may do so by clicking on Manage Redirect. You can also redirect the subdomain to any other website, such as a blog, depending on your preferences.
How To Install WordPress (and dozens of other popular php applications) With Just A Click!
Your Fantastico account will allow you to access and install WordPress and other blog platforms like b2evolution or Nucleus. You will also be able to install several forums such as SMF Forum or phpBB Forum. If you plan on selling products online, free e-Commerce software is available for use. The better ones are Zen Care and OS Commerce. Feel free to explore the other free software in your Fantastico account. Continue to access your Fantastico icon to take advantage of the free added-value products. How To Use cPanel’s Fantastico Autoinstaller:Access the cPanel homepage
Scroll to the bottom of the page
Find the smiley icon
Click on the smiley icon
Exploring Your cPanel Hosting Account In Detail:
There are more functions in cPanel that you can explore. You can access features like statistics to see how many web messages your account receives. And, you can customize your cPanel hosting account according to your needs. First, if you access your function icons, you can collapse or expand the functions that you either use regularly or those that you do not use at all. Feel free to utilize that feature regularly because it will organize your cPanel functions according to your needs.
You can also click and drag certain components of your function icons in your cPanel hosting account. This is particularly helpful if you hardly use certain sections, or if you want to move boxes and sidebars. You can also collapse the function icons that you do not use. Overall, the changes you make in this section are purely cosmetic, but it will also help you organize the function and flow of your cPanel hosting account.
This concludes the Quick Start Tutorial for using your cPanel hosting account. Feel free to continue to explore the features and functions I have discussed in this cPanel tutorial.