What is cPanel

What is cPanel?

cPanel is the software that controls the behind the scenes functionality of the web space that your website uses. Using cPanel you will be able to manage features that affect your website. You will be able to add delete and manage Databases, Emails and Domains. It allows you to manage the security of the website; it has SEO and Marketing Tools as well as site visitor statistics.

cPanel is a powerful tool that should be used only by those that know what the effect of their actions will be, without the correct knowledge it is too easy to make changes that can have costly effects. Without an up to date backup you could lose your entire site. If you have any doubts about the effect of making changes, it is strongly advised that you do not make any changes but ask for help.


To Access your cPanel

The URL of your cPanel will be one of the two following addresses depending on whether you have an SSL Site certificate. To learn more about SSL Certificates click here.

To check if you have an SSL Site certificate, navigate to your site and look at the Address Bar of your Browser, if you see https:// and a Padlock then you have a current SSL Certificate installed.

If you do have an SSL Certificate, the access URL will be https://www.yourdomainname.co.uk:2083

If you do not have an SSL Certificate installed, the access URL will be http://www.yourdomainname.co.uk:2082

Open your usual browser and type in either one of these URL’s and you will be taken to the cPanel Log In Screen.

Enter your Username and Password to Log In.


Main cPanel Screen

To Log Out click the Log Out Icon at the Top Right of the cPanel screen 


cPanel Settings Menu


There is a Settings Menu to the left of the Log Out icon that allows you to modify Password, Language, Style and Contact Information and reset any changes you have made to the style and layout of the screen.


More about cPanel

cPanel is a worldwide leading graphical interface and automation tool designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. cPanel provides extensive documentation to enable you to learn how to use cPanel cPanel Documentation

There are also a great many sites that may compliment this documentation.