What is cPanel?

cPanel is a Linux-based graphical interface also known as a GUI, that is used as a control panel to make website and server management easier. cPanel allows users to publish websites, make use of web files, create email accounts manage domains and much more.

cPanel is known as one of the most popular online control panel in the World. It is provided by most web hosting companies to customers as part of a hosting plan. The control panel has 2 interfaces, one is called cPanel and one is used as a server management interface, it is called Web Host Manager (WHM). By having this combination users can manage their website, whilst web hosting providers are provided with a control panel to manage their servers.

Is cPanel Free?

cPanel is not free because it is a third-party application. However, most hosting providers include cPanel in their hosting plans at no extra cost. There are some providers who will supply cPanel free for the first year, and then charge a fee on subsequent years.

cPanel is not free of charge. This is because it is a third-party application, most of the time this is included for free with most Web Hosting packages. There are some providers who do supply cPanel for free in the first year then go forth to charge a fee for the years following.

Is cPanel account Private?

Absolutely, each cPanel account has its own login and password and is completely private. It is important that you keep your username and password safe.

 

How can I login to cPanel

It’s quite easy to access your cPanel, all you need to do is type in your website address into your browser’s address bar followed by a colon and 2083. For example https://yourdomain.com:2083.

It is also possible to access cPanel by typing in your website domain followed by /cpanel. For example https://yourdomain.com/cpanel

Sometimes when you have only just set up your website you may need to use an IP address to access the cPanel. For example https://10.10.10:2083.

Using the techniques above will take you to the cPanel login screen where you will be able to put in your Username and Password.

 

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