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How to configure cPanel on VPS

cPanel offers various features and is responsible for most operations you are going to perform for customizing your website.

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After purchasing a VPS for your business, you’ll surely need to manage it in some way and for this purpose, there are various tools.

But one of the most popular and simple known applications of this kind is cPanel, which was released in 1996 and is actually used on most VPS today.

In this article, we are going to have a look at how to set up cPanel VPS quickly and easily.

What is cPanel exactly?

Before you start setting up the cPanel for your VPS, the first thing you need to clarify is: what is cPanel and what makes it different from WHM (Web Host Manager).

WHM is a piece of software that is responsible for the administration of your VPS. What about cPanel, this one is what provides you with control over the account that has been constructed via WHM.

That is, WHM is responsible for setting up your cPanel.

As for cPanel, it is a browser-based VPS control panel, launched in 1996 and since then helping thousands of users manage their web presence.

It is responsible for a whole bunch of other operations, that is to say: most operations for managing your VPS – implementing updates, monitoring site performance, keeping your site up-to-date.

Without cPanel, these tasks would need a team of experts, but with it, you can simply solve most of these tasks yourself and in one convenient application.

Even people that are far away from technical savvy may feel confident when managing their website with the help of cPanel.

Here are some core features of cPanel, but as you use it, you’ll definitely discover more:

  • Mailing: Communication with customers is one of the key objects required for the successful operation of your website. This may, however, be a task with many issues to think about, like managing specific email addresses or filters. So, having a convenient tool like сРаnel to set all these aspects up.
  • Domain management: Managing your website includes also various manipulations regarding domains, like creating subdomains, adding new domains, and so on. With the user-friendly and intuitive interface of cPanel, you can perform them easily.
  • Security: With customer privacy becoming more and more important, the cPanel provides various ways to protect you and your customers from any kind of digital threat. 

What about VPS?

Before going to set up your cPanel, you need of course to rent a VPS first. So, don’t hesitate to have a look at HostZealot cPanel VPS offers and you’ll surely find what you exactly need for your projects.

Fortunately for you, their VPS provide WHM and cPanel installed, so you’ll only need to create a cPanel account on your VPS.

Also, to log in to your VPS, you’ll need the credentials, that you are supposed to get when making an account. If something goes wrong, contact our support team. 

Setting up cPanel

Once all preliminary issues are clarified, we can move on to configuring your cPanel.

  1. Log in

When logging in, the first thing you will need is the IP of your VPS. You should receive it when creating an account.

After discovering your IP address, open a new tab and enter the following into the adresss bar:

[ht_message mstyle=”info” title=”” show_icon=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” ]https://YourIPAddress:2087/[/ht_message]

Instead of “YourIPAddress” type your IP address. So, if yours is 12.345.67.890, it will look like this:

[ht_message mstyle=”info” title=”” show_icon=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” ]https://12.345.67.890:2087/[/ht_message]

Once you are through with it, you’ll get a security notification about your connection being insecure. You shouldn’t worry about it, just proceed.

After it, you’ll arrive at your WHM login screen. Enter your login credentials and sign in.

  1. Make a cPanel Account

When logging in for the first time, you’ll have to agree to the terms and services as well as some other things. You shouldn’t be worried about your choices as you’ll be able to change them any time in the settings.

Upon logging in, find and click the “Create a New Account” option. In the following window, enter your Domain information. Make sure that you enter it correctly and write it down to keep it in a safe place.

When you are through with all options, click the create button. Then click the “Go to cPanel button and – congratulations! – your cPanel is ready to use.

And now?

Now that you’ve set up your cPanel, you are fully ready to manage your VPS.

cPanel offers various features and is responsible for most operations you are going to perform for customizing your website, starting from installing CMS and so on.

So, you still have to much learn about how to manage your website with cPanel, but these following issues will be covered in the articles to follow.

For now, we are going to leave you with your VPS with cPanel set up. We hope that this article was useful to you, so see you next time and have a nice day!

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Chris has been blogging since the early days of the internet. He primarily focuses on topics related to tech, business, marketing, and pretty much anything else that revolves around tech. When he's not writing, you can find him noodling around on a guitar or cooking up a mean storm for friends and family.

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