CPanel Guide for Beginners

When you just bought a package of services hosting and domain, maybe you will find link which directs you to cPanel. As the name implies, cPanel is control panel which is used to regulate all technical matters concerning the website-your. Through this article, we will explain the cPanel guide for those of you who are still very beginners.

If you are studying How to make the website to how to fiddle with the website, maybe you often find the word "cPanel". Because, cPanel is often used by various hosting providers because of the ease of use and functions offered.

What is cPanel?

As explained above, cPanel is control panel to manage hosting the website-your. Thanks to cPanel, you don't need in-depth programming or coding knowledge to build the website. Because, cPanel gives you convenience through a special display for users to manage the website. From CMS installation, creating professional e-mail to creating subdomains, everything can be done in cPanel.

Uses cPanel

Since there are so many cPanel functions, here are some main functions that you can use from cPanel:

  • Install a Content Management System (CMS) that is used to manage content the website like WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal.
  • Add domain names and subdomains to the account hosting,
  • Upload files directly to the server.
  • Manage a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) account for uploading files via FTP.
  • Create and manage the database to save content in the website.
  • Improve security by installing SSL certificates.
  • Diagnose problems that exist in the website-your.

How to access cPanel

The next cPanel guide is how to access cPanel. After buying a package hosting, you will get an e-mail with cPanel account details. Click link which will lead you to the cPanel page, then enter username and the password requested.

However, there are other ways that you can use if you don't want to bother looking for account details in the future hosting to open link cPanel login, i.e. by typing "(domainname): 2083 if you have installed SSL to be" https "and": 2082 "if the website-You still start with "http". After that, enter it username and the password.

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CPanel Guide to Install Applications

After having an account hosting, you need a web application that can be used to manage content on the website-your. Depends on the type the websiteYou can install several types of applications for CMS, such as WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. In this example, you will see a sample image that uses cPanel from installation hosting on Dewaweb.

Also read: Comparison between CMS WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal

Select one of the three CMS, then click "Softaculous Apps Installer" as shown.

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After that, click the application that you want to install. This is one of the ease of use of cPanel, because you only need to follow the steps that already exist to be able to install the application for the website-your.

CPanel's Guide to Adding Subdomains, Parked Domains, and Add-on Domains

When registering an account hosting, you will get one main domain or primary domain. However, you can add more than one more domain, depending on what type of domain you want to create. There are three types of domains that you can create, namely sub-domains, parked domains, and add-on domains.

  • Subdomain – this is an additional domain to separate pages on your domain. For example the main domain is "", then the sub-domain is "" or "".
  • Parked domain – on the other hand, there is also a parked domain, which is a domain that is similar to your main domain, the purpose is to make the visitors do the saltiktypo) when writing your domain you can still be directed to your real domain. For example, your domain name is "" then you can create a parked domain called "" so that potential visitors will still be directed to the website your real even though they made a typo.
  • Domain add-ons – this is a domain that is completely different from the domain you already have. For example, you make the domain name "" after having the domain "". But considering these two domains sharing accounts hosting, maybe each speed the website will be different because the two domains are competing for rations storage from hosting the same one.

Add Subdomains

The following is the cPanel's guide for adding sub-domains. On the Softaculous page, click Subdomains

On the next page, specify the name of the subdomain you want to use, in this example we will add "", then click "Create" and you're done!

Add Parked Domains

Specifically on this one, you need to visit the Dewaweb cheap domain page first. Determine the new domain name you want to use, then click "Check" to check domain availability. If you've got the right domain name, click "Order".

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On the Domain Configuration page, click "Continue".

Next, make sure the amount you are willing to pay is correct, then click "Checkout".

Don't forget to log in to your hosting account so that this new domain can be paired with an account hosting-your. Make sure that the information marked with a check mark like the picture is all filled in. After that, click "Complete Order". Follow the payment steps requested until completion.

After that, do it pointing domain of parked domain to your real domain.

Add a Domain Add-on

Not much different from parked domains, adding an add-on domain is like adding a subdomain. In this cPanel guide, you first need to click on "Addon Domains" as shown.

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After that, fill in the domain name you want to add, then click "Add Domain", done.

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Through this feature, you can also manage or delete existing domain names by clicking on "Modify Addon Domain" at the bottom of the page.

CPanel's Guide to Uploading Files

The next cPanel guide is to help you upload the file to your server through two different accesses:

  • File Manager – tool this allows you to upload the file directly to the website-your.
  • FTP Accounts – can connect you to web servers through a program called the FTP Program.

Usually, File Manager is used to upload multiple the file at the same time and move the file on the server the website-your. File Manager is also easy to use and does not require additional programs. All can be done at the browser-your. But, if you want to upload the file large, you should use the FTP program.

Using File Manager to Upload Files

Click File Manager from the page dashboard Your cPanel.

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After that, you will be taken to the File Manager view.

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From here, you can manage existing folders. You can also upload the file just at the top toolbar.

Set an FTP account to Download Files via FTP

At the very least, you need two things to upload and manage the file via FTP, namely:

  • FTP account
  • FTP program

cPanel can only help you with FTP accounts. You need to download the FTP program yourself. One FTP program that is often recommended is FileZilla. To set up an FTP account, log in to section Files and select FTP Accounts at dashboard cPanel.

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If you don't have an FTP account, you can create one directly on the next page.

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put in username and the passwordyour, then leave the Directory column blank if you want to access all folders. You can also use this column to limit FTP access to only a few specific directories on your server.

Next, leave the "Quota" column fixed unlimited, unless you want to set a data limit that can be uploaded by this account. After that, you can use the account to log into the FTP program that you are using. You can also scroll go down and use Configure FTP to help you make settings.

CPanel's Guide to Creating an Email Account with Your Domain Name Suffix

After having website, You can create an email name with a domain suffix, for example [email protected]. Through this cPanel guide, you will learn how to make an email with the suffix of your domain name.

Also read: Benefits of Email with Your Own Domain Name

When on the page dashboard cPanel, enter section E-mail. Then select "Email Accounts".

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On the next page, enter username email you want, choose a domain name if you have more than one domain, then specify the password, and capacity mailbox. Then click "Create Account".

How to send and receive emails with new emails

After creating an email account with your domain suffix, you can use Webmail to start sending and receiving email directly. Visit Webmail by adding "/ webmail" after the domain name. Then, log in using username and the password that you just made.

You can also send emails with your domain suffix through other email providers, such as Google (Gmail) or Yahoo! Check out how to make it from the article How to Make Email with Your Own Domain.

Related article: Configure IMAP, POP3, and SMTP for Email Hosting

CPanel's Guide to Increasing Website and cPanel Security

Besides installing applications, adding domains, uploading the file, and creating emails using domain name suffixes, you can also increase security the website-You through cPanel. There are some tools you can use, two of which are:

  • Directory Privacy tool who can help you make it the password for a specific folder on your server.
  • IP Blocker tool this helps you block traffic from certain IP addresses that cause problems.

To add the password in directory cPanel, select Directory Privacy at section Files. Then choose which directory you want to provide the password. If you want to block certain IP addresses, click "IP Blocker" on section Security, then enter the IP address that you want to block.

CPanel's Guide to Creating and Managing Databases

Databases are tool which helps store and access data. If you use tool like WordPress, all the data is in the website-You will be stored in a database. You can learn this method so that later, you can migrate your WordPress website manually if needed.

To create a MySQL Database, enter MySQL Database at section Databases. Then do the following 3 steps:

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First, content section Create a New Database. Enter the name you want to use, then click "Create Database".

Then scroll and Add a New User. You just need to enter username and the password who want to use, then click "Create a User".

CPanel's Guide to Viewing Website Log Errors

The last cPanel guide is to look at the error log of cPanel. Same as the database, error log is a feature that you might rarely use. However, when you find a problem on the website-your, error log the server is one of the tool who can help you find out what is happening. If you want to access a server's error log, you need to enter the Errors at section Metrics.

Conclusion [H2]

Of the various things you can do in cPanel, it seems that the last two things you don't really need to understand. Because, in addition to being too technical, these two things can be done by Ninja Support who are always available for 24 hours to help you. Therefore, if you need help, you can immediately contact Dewaweb Ninja Support.

But, what about other things, cPanel turned out to have a function that was quite important also to manage the website-your? Without the need to understand coding or programming language, now you can play around the website-your. So, immediately choose a package hosting that is suitable for you and take advantage of existing promos to make the website your personalThe Best Cloud Hosting in Indonesia

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