cPanel includes many options that help you to create the website that fits your needs regardless of your experience level. If you’re familiar with HTML, CSS or other Web programming, you can hand-code a website from scratch with cPanel’s file manager. Otherwise, cPanel is capable of installing scripts like WordPress, a powerful content management tool which lets you create an entire blog or website with just a few clicks.
How to use the File Manage to create a website
Log in to your cPanel account in your browser with the username and password. If you do not know your username/password, email Support@olm.net for assistance or go to the following link to have a password reset link sent to you: Https://ReplacewithYourdomain.com/cpanel
Click the “File Manager” icon from the main page. If prompted, select “public_html” as your desired location, because this is where you need to place files to make them available online.
Click the “New File” icon to create a new file. Create the front page on your site. This file should be named “index.html”
A basic index file might look something like the following:
<html> <head> <title>Welcome to my site</title> </head> <body> <h1>Welcome</h1> <p>I’m glad you could make it. Click <a href=”about.html”>here</a> to learn more about me.</p> </body> </html>
Save your file. Repeat the process to add more files. Remember to use hyperlinks to link between all your files. You can also select “HTML Editor” to use the cPanel File Managers on screen point and click editor which allows you to edit the page created using a Word like interface.
Need more help learning how to use the File Manager with cPanel, Check out this video directly from cPanel on all of the features of the File Manager:
How to create a WordPress site
WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. WordPress Toolkit which is included with cPanel, is a feature-rich management interface that allows anyone to install, configure, and manage WordPress websites.
Single management interface that enables you to easily install, configure, and manage WordPress websites, including:
Admin and database password management
Search engine indexing management
Single sign-on functionality
Automatic security hardening
Plugin and theme set management
Staging and cloning functionality
Mass automatic and smart updates
Log in to your cPanel account in your browser with the username and password. If you do not know your username/password, email Support@olm.net for assistance or go to the following link to have a password reset link sent to you:
Navigate to WordPress ToolKit. (cPanel >> Tools >> Domains >> WordPress Toolkit)
Select Install. Enter the domain and website title.
Select a language and enter the Email Address you would like to use.
Database Information is filled in automatically.
Select Install which completes the installation for you.
Go back to the main WordPress toolkit screen and you will see your installation which allows you to login and make changes to your install.
This is a great video directly from cPanel that step by steps shows how to use the WordPress ToolKit feature within cPanel:
Here are some things to keep in mind when using WordPress.
WordPress is a 3rd party application. We provide support for the basic installation on the server, not the actual WordPress software.
WordPress is widely used and has extensive help available.
We recommend keeping WordPress updated to the latest release, not only to take advantage of new features as they are available, but to apply security updates and patches.
Here is the link to WordPress Support Forums
This next link directly from WordPress provides you with a step-by-step tour through your WordPress site and see how the different functions work and how to make your new site your own.
Another great resource to learn information about WordPress including WorkShops and Lesson Plans, is available at the following link:
SiteMadeEasy Template Based Software
If the FileManager and WordPress are not what you were looking for, we also offer SiteMadeEasy. SiteMadeEasy is a template based software that is very easy to use. Our SiteMadeEasy plans can be found at the following link:
Want to try the software before you decide if this works for you, we offer a demo at the following link: http://demo.sitemadeeasy.net/
With SiteMadeEasy you start with a template and then use the software, which is point and click technology, to modify to your specific needs. If this is something you would like to switch to, please email us at Sales@olm.net for assistance.