On-boarding with cPanel [Linux Operating System]

If you have subscribed a Linux operating system based dedicated server or virtual private server hosting with cPanel, this is the guide for on-boarding with cPanel control panel system.

Getting started with cPanel

Create a step-by-step guide

Step 1: Logging In to WHM for the First Time

WHM uses 2087 port, you can access to WHM via browser by visiting the following URL below. You will receive a service welcome email that consist server root login credential which use to access WHM or SSH to the VPS/IDS.

https://<cPanel server's IP address>:2087

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How to Login into WHM Control Panel
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Step 2: Create Cpanel Account

  • On the left side menu press "Account Functions"
  • Select "Create a New Account"
  • Enter all needed data and click "Create"

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How to create cPanel account on your WHM

Details of cPanel account creation guidance

Step 3: How to login to cPanel for the first time

cPanel uses 2083 port, so to connect to cPanel on your internet browser enter following URL below. 

Login details are the same as your entered while creating cPanel account.

https://<cPanel server's address>:2083

Step 4: Create your first website

Option A : Upload Content through FTP and File Manager.
Click the "File Manager" icon from the main page. If prompted, select "web root" as your desired location, because this is where you need to place files to make them available online.

Option B : Install an Wordpress through pre-build application installer like Wordpress-Toolkit

Users can install WordPress through the WordPress Toolkit interface (cPanel >> Tools >> Domains >> WordPress Toolkit).

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Read cPanel's WordPress Toolkit documentation

Additional use of Wordpress Toolkit

How to create FTP Account in cPanel

Step 5: Create a database

  • In main of cPanel control panel select "MySQL® Databases"
  • To create a new database enter the desired database name under "Create New Database" and select "Create Database"
  • To create a new database user enter the new database user login name, password under "Add New User" and select "Create user"
  • To assign the database user specific data base under "Add User To Database" select which user for which database you want to add and click "Add".

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How to Create MySQL Database in cPanel with MySQL® Database Wizard

Step 6: Create a mail account

To create an email account:

  • Press on "Email Accounts" in cPanel
  • Enter email name, password, specify the quotas and press "Create Account".

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How to create Email Account in cPanel 

Step 7: Backup

With this function, you can back up your website. The backup data will utilize server's disk space. It is recommend to subscribe our R1soft Off server backup  for your VPS and Server. To access the backup function, do the following:

  • go to cPanel > Files > Backup Wizard / Backup 

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Backup for cPanel

How to Backup your Website with cPanel using Backup Wizard

R1soft Backup Solution

Step 8: Pointing your domain to your server

We provide FREE DNS zone that you can add domain name via Billing Client Area Portal and manage domain DNS zone records ( For example, A, MX, CNAME and TXT record. ).  Click this >>> link <<< to learn about the guide.

Step 9: Activating free SSL for your domain

Securing your website with free basic SSL ( AutoSSL ) from cPanel > Files > SSL/TLS Status. Do ensure your domain resolves or points to server IP as a pre-requisition before installing free SSL for your Domain Name.

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How to enable cPanel free SSL for cPanel account

That's all for the basic on-boarding guide. We do have more attractive and advanced usage guide. Click this >>> link <<< to visit more of our guide to using Plesk control panel system.

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