A Complete Beginner’s Guide to cPanel Operations
Are you a complete beginner at website creation and management? If yes then do not let the jargon-filled how-to articles intimidate you. Managing your website is quite easy and can be very cheap if you make the right decisions. This is a complete beginner’s guide to availing cheap cPanel hosting and it will explain in detail everything that you need to know about website management.
What is cPanel Hosting?
Web hosting involves housing your website and all the files it contains on a web server so that it is visible to other people on the internet. cPanel is a third party software that web hosting companies often use to simplify their operations. Managing a web server with regular user interfaces requires specific technical knowhow in terms of programming languages. For those who are not trained in these languages, hosting becomes difficult.
cPanel created a solution around that and basically democratized server control and access by creating a graphic user interface. This makes it extremely user friendly and people without coding skills can also manage their websites easily using the cPanel dashboard. cPanel became quite popular among various web hosting companies with its services being purchased by web hosts. These services are also offered to the end-users or the website holders so that they too can manage their website dashboard.
How to Create a cPanel Account?
If you purchase a web hosting service that offers cPanel dashboards as a part of its package then your account has already been created. The host will give you the id and the password that you can use to log into your cPanel account. These accounts are completely safe, encrypted and password protected so that your sensitive information remains completely private. You can log into your cPanel account by adding a colon and the number 2083 after your complete web address.
List of Things That You Can do With cPanel
The following is a list of functions performed by a cPanel dashboard:
- You can install WordPress with cPanel.
- You can get email support and add a new email account with cPanel.
- You can create/ add a new domain or a sub domain with cPanel
- You can manage and upload files with cPanel