Getting Used to Your cPanel Account
Posted by Allison on 07 03 2017.
Although cPanel makes it as easy as possible for everyone to use the control panel, new users may still need a bit of time to get accustomed to it. As a new user, one of the first things you need to learn is how to create a new account.
Create a New Account Interface
This interface allows users to create new accounts.
Under the “Create a New Account” interface, you will find the “Domain Information” section. In this area, you will find the basic definitions and settings for the cPanel user accounts.
This is also where you need to set up and configure the domain, which involves the following steps:
- In the provided “Domain” text box, place the domain name you want for your new account (for example, mydomain.com). Here, you can also create users with domains that serve as your own subdomains.
- Choose a username you want for the new account and then enter it in the text box labeled “Username.” Make sure you have a unique username consisting of 16 or less characters. Also, the username should only comprise of letters and digits, but ensure it starts with a letter and not a number or a string test.
- Put in the password: once for the new password text box, and then again for the “Confirm Password” text box. Keep in mind that the system makes use of a password grading scale of up to 100 points. Weak passwords will have a grade of 0, while 100 means a very strong password. Whether or not your web host requires you to have a minimum password strength, make sure you create a secure one. You can also determine the strength of your password when the Strength meter turns green, which means that the password you entered passes or even exceeds the minimum password strength.
- Head to the new account’s main contact email address.
- Proceed to the “Package” section.
This cPanel feature provides you with the ability to assign packages to new accounts. Basically, it defines the limitations of the account you create. For instance, the package allows you to allot a disk space for a particular account or data transfer capacity. You need to go through this before you can save and completely create the new account.
To make manual changes to the package options, click on the “Select Options Manually” checkbox. Upon doing so, more options will come up, including the following:
- Checkbox for “Save manual settings as a Package”.
- “Manual Resource Options” section.
- More options under the “Settings” section.
- “Create a New Account – Package Extensions” section when you chose a package using package extensions under the “Choose a Package” menu.
Saving these manual changes you just did requires just three steps, including the following:
- Click on the checkbox labeled “Save manual settings as a Package”. Upon doing so, two new options will appear, including the “Package Name” text box and the “Feature List” menu.
- Put in a name in the text box for “Package Name.”
- Last, but not the least, is to choose a feature list under the menu labeled “Feature List.”