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Getting Started with cPanel


The cPanel control panel allows you to manage different aspects of your website.

This includes your files, databases, E-Mails, security settings, and web applications.

You should find the login link, username and password for your control panel in the welcome email that we sent you when you opened your account.

Typically that would be by using:

You could also login directly though your MyKualo client area. Go to My Services >> View Details >> Login to cPanel

Configuring cPanel with the Getting Started Wizard

Upon your first login to cPanel you will be prompted to use the Getting Started Wizard:

This guide will walk you through the process.

How does my website work?

Your website consists of a group of files and directories, similar to the Documents folder on your home computer. To understand how directories and files function, consider the File Manager.

Contents of the “/home/johndoe” directory.

In the example above, there are three main directories:

Home/home/johndoe/ - This is your home directory. This directory contains all of your files. Files that you place in this directory will not be visible on the internet. When you view your files with FTP, Web Disk, or the File Manager, you will begin in this directory.

/home/johndoe/public_ftp/ - This is the directory used for anonymous FTP access. Anyone can download the files in this directory if FTP access is enabled.

public_html/home/johndoe/public_html/ - The public_html directory contains the files for your site. Files in public_html and any subdirectories of public_html will be viewable by anyone on the internet. “/home/johndoe/www/” is the same directory as “/home/johndoe/public_html/”.

WARNING: When adding files to your site, it is important that you add them in the right place. For example, you will need to place files you wish to be visible on the Internet within public_html or a subdirectory of public_html. If you placed them in “/home/johndoe/” for example, no one will be able to view them.

Add Files to Your Site

To allow visitors to access your site, you must add files to it. You can add files with the File ManagerWeb Disk feature or by FTP.

The File Manager

The File Manager allows you to upload, view, modify, and delete your website’s files.


You can access this feature from the Home interface when you click on the File Manager icon or typing File Manager at the Find option

Web Disk

If you need to move a large number of files at one time or if you often make changes to your site, you can set up a Web Disk account to easily access your site.

Web Disk allows you to manage, upload, and download your website’s files as though they were local to your personal computer.

FTP Accounts

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It allows you to upload files to your site. To do this, you must create an FTP account in the FTP Accounts interface. Then, to connect to the account, download an FTP client that works with your operating system.

There are a number of different FTP programs available.

E-Mail Accounts

E-Mail accounts will allow you to receive email messages from customers or other visitors to your website.

The Mail section functions will allow you to do different tasks related to your email accounts.

This includes creating and removing email accounts, forwarding email, etc.

Email Accounts: Allows you to manage the email accounts that are associated with your domain. Create, delete, change password and quota.

Webmail: Allows you to access the Webmail programs (Horde, RoundCube and Squirrelmail) included in cPanel. You can read your E-Mail messages through a web browser.

Forwarders: Allow you to send a copy of all mail from one email address to another. For example, if you have two different email accounts, and, you could forward to so that you do not need to check both accounts. NOTE: The original address will still receive the forwarded mail.

Autoresponders: Automatically send a message back to anyone who sends an email to a specified account. Possible scenarios in which you may use autoresponders include when you are on vacation, unavailable, or if you have a generic message that you wish to send from a support email address.

Default Address: The default email address receives any mail that is sent to an invalid email address for your domain or returns an error to the sender stating that such email address does not exist.

Mailing Lists: Mailing lists allow you to use a single address to send email, newsletters, and other updates to multiple email addresses.

Account-Level Filtering: Manage and test filters for your main account.

User-Level Filtering: Manage filters for each user. Each user filter is processed after the main account filters.

Import Addresses and Forwarders: Allows you to import E-Mail addresses or forwarders from comma-separated values sheet files (.csv) or Excel spreadsheet files (.xls).

Email Authentication: Allows you to enable SPF and DKIM to include additional details in the message headers to prevent spam also stop spammers who forge messages that claim to be from your domain(s).

MX Entry: Allows you to change the MX records for your domain and define on which server to deliver the messages.

Calendars and Contacts Client Configuration: Allows you to ccess your calendars and contacts on your personal devices, using CalDAV for calendars and CardDAV for contacts.

Professional Spam Filter: Allows you access to the SpamExperts enterprise grade spam filtration solution.

Remote MX Wizard: Allows you to configure the MX records and other services of your mail provider in few clicks. You can easily enable Google Apps for your domain using the wizard.




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