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Online setup help

1  Log into the cPanel console

cPanel is the program used to manage the hosting environment for your sites, allowing you to create email accounts and manage site files.

In general, you will only need to access cPanel to manage email accounts, manage domains, load up the Smallsite Design installation file, or other incidental changes. Access to cPanel is generally not required for the ongoing managing or editing of a Smallsite Design site itself.

The cPanel Username and a temporary Password will have been given to you by your hoster. Immediately change your password at your first login. If you had transferred your site(s) from another hoster via a full cPanel backup, your account login should be the same, including the password. Keep your cPanel login details locked away and only make them available to those who can be trusted and know what they are doing within cPanel.

Warning: Your Smallsite Design logins are separate from your cPanel account, but if someone knows your cPanel login, they can take over your site using the Emergency log in to the site procedure.


The role to perform this procedure is: Site owner.

To log into your cPanel console:

1Navigate to the cPanel site

by typing in the cPanel url into the browser address bar, being something like where server is the name of the server on which your site resides, and host is your hosting provider's server domain.

The login page is displayed:
cPanel login page

2Provide your login credentials

by typing them into the Username and Password fields, and pressing the Log in button.

The cPanel home page is displayed, as something like:
cPanel home page

What is displayed is dependent upon the theme selected, with many showing icons next to the links. While most options will be common to all hosters, some hosters may provide extra facilities under different sections.

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