How To Create A Namecheap Cpanel Account?
What is Namecheap?
Namecheap is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar that offers domain name registration and web hosting. This American company is a budget hosting provider with over 11 million registered users! Once you choose Namecheap, get you domain name, and set up your website, it is now time to understand how to create a Namecheap cPanel account. The next section will deal with it. After that, we will see an overview of the cPanel and how we can guide you to better through it.
How to create a cPanel account
With WHM, you would be able to create accounts very easily. You can do so by visiting the Account Functions section and selecting the “Create a New Account” option. It is suggested that you add Packages to speed up the creation of your account. Packages are basically a set of features that are used by default during the creation of a cPanel account. You might have to configure certain account features when you are creating a new cPanel account, such as the domain, username, password, and email.
Domain Information Changes: For the domain information changes, first type in the domain that you choose to assign to this particular account. Once done, enter the username that you want to associate with this account. If you don’t want to change, you can leave it as such, and the default option will be used. Enter a strong password that is at least 6 characters in length and contains at least one number and one symbol. Do note that the passwords are case-sensitive. In the email address field, write down the contact mail address in which you want to receive server-side notifications. For example, this is where you would receive alerts every time you reset your password.
Package: Within this drop-down menu, you will see a list of the existing hosting packages. You can choose one for the new account that you are now creating. You will also come across a ‘Select Options Manually’ option using which you will now be able to set limits to your accounts. All you need to do is to enable this option.
Settings: This option works if the new account can use a dedicated IP address. You can enable the CGI Access option if you want to allow CGI scripts for this account. Using the cPanel theme option, you will be able to browse around and choose the theme that could then be used in your new account. The locale is where you can set the primary language for your new cPanel account.
DNS Settings: While this may seem a lot, for the experienced, it’s a matter for minutes to set it up. The next thing you need to do is to enable DKIM and SPF records used for email authentication. You will need to define the nameservers. You can either define the one in the Basic cPanel & WHM setup menu or the one on your domain’s registrar side.
Mail Routing Settings: You can use the Automatically Detect Configuration option to configure mail exchanger. This will work by checking out the MX records and priority you set for them. Local Mail Exchanger will help in configuring the server to accept mal locally, every time it is sent from or outside the server. The Backup Mail Exchanger will let the server work as a backup mail exchanger where the mail will be held until lower number mail exchanger becomes available. Remote Mail Exchanger is helpful if you want to use a third-party email service.
You are all done. Click on Create. If no issues pop up and the account creation is successful, you will see a success message.
cPanel Control Panel Overview
Now that you have successfully set up your Namecheap cPanel account, it is now time to understand your way around the cPanel. You will find that cPanel comes with two vertical sections with different features. The left area offers the users a ton of features aimed at specific groups while the right side offers details on various stats about the account. The header and the right column contains the Search, Stats, And User Options while the left area contains Files, Databases, Email, Domains, Metrics, Security, Software, Advanced, and Preferences.
The Search option lets the users find any cPanel option you want in the easiest and the fastest way. All you need to do is to start entering the name of the tool and the appropriate options will show up. Under the User option, you will find all the options associated with the user and the account, such as your contact information, the cPanel password, the language, and style, besides all the other account configurations. The stats section will give you all the details about the server-side details like the software installed on the server, hosting account package, IP address assigned to your cPanel account, and the status of the core services.
Let’s explore the left column of the cPanel. Here, you will find the Auto Backup option, Namecheap SSL, Google Apps, and CodeGuard Backup. The AutoBackup is a cPanel plugin due to which the users will be able to retrieve a full cPanel backup in no time. This is aimed at Premium and Business Hosting customers. Thanks to this Google Apps tool, you can easily configure Google Apps service for your domain. Using Namecheap SSL, you can easily make your website more secure. There is also a CodeGuard Backup tool which is designed to make backups as easy and organized as possible.
With the Directory Privacy option, you can set specific username and password requirements for your users so that they can access certain sections of the website. With Disk Usage, you will be able to get all the details you need about the usage of directories, databases, and individual files. With the FTP Accounts, users can easily create and manage their FTP accounts.
To wrap up, I hope that this guide helped you create a Namecheap cPanel account easily and find your way around much better.