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What is Cpanel – Getting familiar with the cPanel home screen

In this article, I will introduce you to an area when you develop a website in a Linux server environment (when you buy Linux hosting), you will have to visit here often to manage files, add, remove domain, backup, get database,…

If you use WordPress, you can use Cpanel to install WordPress for your website, because currently almost hosting providers support users with the installation software in just a few simple steps.

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What is Cpanel?

Cpanel is a control panel on linux servers supplied by the server providers. It will allow you to manage, perform multiple operations on various aspects related to file, storage, email, applications,…

In a nutshell, It’s a control panel where you can manage every element of your hosting account.

Because it’s a simple graphical dashboard, and cPanel is well-maintained with regular updates, improvements and security measures, most hosting companies use cPanel to help their customers manage their websites.

Once you have successfully rented a hosting, a Cpanel will be created that corresponds to your account, and you can easily login and use it. The image below is the interface after logging in to cpanel on StableHost.

For example, with Namecheap, when you register for hosting successfully, they will send you an email detailing the Cpanel login. 

You can enter the login area: domain.com/cpanel (where domain.com is your domain name):

Fill in the information received via email and you can go to Cpanel

Cpanel functions groups

Depending on the provider, the functionality in Cpanel may vary. Or maybe there are other services that providers add in, but overall you can see it has the following main functional groups:

  • File manager: You can add, delete, compress, rename, … files, manage folder security, backup, create and manage FTP account.
  • Database manager: phpAdmin, mySQL.
  • Install and manage applications: You can install popular applications, popular open sources such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal,…
  • Email manager: Install and manage email services.
  • Security Installation and settings for hosting
  • Domain management: Add, delete, create subdomains, redirects,…
  • Statistics and logs
  • Softwares and advanced areas.

Conclusion

Cpanel is a perfect tool to help you manage many aspects of using Linus hosting. It supports almost all the features required for website administrators.

Its interface is not that complex, you can familiarize and master the main functions in a short time.

Thank you for reading this article.

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