cPanel is a web based hosting control panel provided by many hosting providers to website owners allowing them to manage their websites from a web based interface. This program gives users a graphical interface from which they can control their portion of the Unix server. The tools provided are designed to simplify running and controlling a website.
It uses a tiered structure that allows different levels of access. Administrators and end users can control the different aspects of the server and the website directly through their browser. CPanel is generally accessed using https on port 2083 or simply by adding “/cpanel” to the end of the host name. Depending on the hosting provider the cPanel will generally have some sort of auto installer or package dedicated to content management systems like WordPress.
With WordPress installed, a user can us cPanel to manage the features offered by their WordPress hosting plan. Some of these popular features are the ability to manage databases, domain names, mail accounts, and back ups. Software like cpanel, makes it extremely easy for users to manage their hosting with little or no technical knowledge of web hosting on their own without breaking anything.
Web Hosting – Linux: Logging in to the Linux cPanel web interface
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This article demonstrates how to log on to the cPanel Web interface. Your default login details may be found in the Customer Portal.
There are two URL’s you can enter into the address bar of your browser to bring up the logon prompt. Typically this will be the domain zen has assigned you such as the myzen.co.uk domain.
Enter your domain name into the address bar and type /cpanel after your domain name and press the Enter or Return key on your keyboard.
(Please note that in order to access the cPanel web interface will need to open port 2083 & 2082 on your firewall.)
You will now be presented with a login prompt. Enter the User name and Password supplied by Zen for your cPanel service then click OK.
In the event you click cancel, or the logon prompt is not as shown, the above login interface will be displayed, you will need to enter your cPanel Username and Password and click Login.
You will now have logged into your cPanel Web interface and can begin configuring your Web site.
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