Siteground cPanel control panel is very good. All three shared hosting are managed via the same cPanel control panel. And they have additional account management interface before you can access to the cPanel page. Go to official homepage and proceed with account login and we will see the login box.
Enter your account username password to proceed.
- Go to http://www.siteground.com/
- Enter username and password.
- Next, click login and proceed to account management.
- Click on cPanel and go to website control panel main page.
cPanel control panel demo is available here. From here, you can browse to control panel and manage your hosting account. Before year 2014, they are using a very simple cPanel control panel as screenshot shown below. There is nothing added and there is not link to billing or account profile management page.
For year 2014, they put some work into this cPanel control panel and having some site makeup too. It is now with head menu tab that link to account management, support, billing, referral deals and resources. On the left, there is some account summary and account details for your quick reference.
IP Address 188.8.131.52
How to manage your domain name?
Server Hostname: siteground132.com
Hosting package: StartUp
Server Time: Oct 30 11:41 CDT
In here, they provide additional software not found elsewhere. For example we have:
- HTTP CPU usage statistics.
- Cron CPU usage statistics.
- Quota statistics.
- Site security check.
- Virus scanner.
User-friendly Softaculous installer tool. In here, they provide the best Softaculous installer for free. We can use this installer apps to setup various sites in our domains. This is the preview of the latest Softaculous installer apps. It is faster compare to Simplescripts as per our experience. And in here we can find more different types of application available too. Its all grouped into own category and we can easily select the best scripts available. They even provide some details, reviews, and user ratings too. From here, you can choose the most popular scripts and the one preferred by most people. This definitely helps a lot.
After using their shared hosting plan for few years, we really know how good this installer works. However, for most beginners that encounter this installer software at the first time, this test review will surely helps. From this Softaculous, we can have blog, CMS portal, forum, image galleries, wiki, social network site, polls survey, ad management, gaming, mail management etc. All these are sum up in over a hundred open-source free apps and we can pick it, install into our domain, quickly and within 1 minute. From our test, this installer is fast and able to complete the new installation task in less than 1 minute.
At the cPanel front page, at here we can get additional free tools. It’s made available at here only and we haven’t seen other web hosts are offering this much amount of site add-on tools. The most important one should be the most recommended website super-cacher tool that creates static page and uses server cache to speed up your website load time. And there is SG-Git and Siteapps dashboard. These are free tools for increase traffic and sales, configure or install apps, and Analytics insight for your website.
For the auto-installer quick links, we have Joomla, WordPress, Magento, CScart, Prestashop, and phpBB3 available at front page. And the Softaculous installer is accessible from here too.
Email service tools are included free. When you are hosting business website are interacting with customers, the best way to keep in touch is via e-mail service. Since you already own a domain name, its time to create a mailbox with your domain extension in it. This mean you are working with this online company and you are direct contact for this domain. It represents a lot of thing and having a good email address is significantly important. For example you can have [email protected] assigned to the technical support department. Any issues can be forward here and you can assign people to take care of your business technical stuff.
To create a new email account, first go to cPanel and get to mail section as following shown. Click to create email account, proceed with entering your new email address, select domain and password accordingly. Complete the process and you should be able to access and use your email account instantly. Try to use it to send receive email message before giving away these new email to your clients. You can use email clients of webmail clients provided to check for new message or sending message online.
Besides creating new email account, there are few other standard tools available in here:
- Spam assassin tool
- Email forwarders
- Account level filtering and user level filtering.
- Import addresses
- Email authentication.
- Edit email account MX entry.
- SpamExpert protection tool.