SiteGround cPanel: The Definitive Guide for 2020

SiteGround is one of the most popular & trusted hosting providers on the market. They offer cPanel based shared hosting.

When You buy SiteGround Hosting, they offer cPanel to control your website in the backend, without any coding.

Note: If you are not a SiteGround user, then purchase SiteGround hosting to get up to 77% hosting discount.

Wondering how to use SiteGround cPanel to maintain your website in 2020? That’s why I’m going to show you everything you need to know about using this cPanel. Let’s jump in.

What is cPanel?

cPanel is an online Linux-based graphical interface (GUI) used as a control panel. In Simple terms, cPanel is a web hosting control panel where you can manage every element of your web hosting account.

SiteGround cPanel Guide

SiteGround offers beginner-friendly cPanel, it’s well designed so anyone can use it, regardless of their technical coding skill.

Note: If you are a website owner, then be sure to keep your hosting Cpanel username and password secure.

What you can do with cPanel?

A lot… In SiteGround hosting with cPanel, you’ll be able to do things like:

  • Connect domains to your hosting plan
  • Install WordPress on other CMS platforms like Joomla.
  • Back up your site
  • Install SSL, CDN
  • Manage databases
  • Set up your custom emails
  • Checking Site bandwidth & other resource usages
  • various security settings
  • Uploading & removing files
  • Make changes to your server
  • Install add-on apps on your server
  • Set up various optimizations, & many more.

How to login SiteGround cPanel

SiteGround links to your cPanel once you’ve signed into your hosting account. With SiteGround hosting, you can access cPanel from your user profile in the “My Accounts” tab.

SiteGround cPanel login from dashboard

Otherwise, you can log in to your hosting cPanel using the address bar of your browser. Just type in your website address followed by a colon and then 2083.

Like this https://www.yoursite.com:2083

Or you can also access your cPanel by typing your website address followed by a backslash and then cpanel.

Like this https://www.yoursite.com/cpanel

SiteGround cPanel login

Then you have to enter your hosting cPanel username & password to access your cPanel.

After your successful login, you can connect your domain name to SiteGround, install SSL, CDN, and many more. Let’s check each cPanel guide step by step.

Connect your domain with Siteground by using cPanel

First of all, Log in to your cPanel dashboard and find “DOMAINs” options & click on the “Addon Domains” option to add a domain on SiteGround hosting with a single click.

Add domain on SiteGround

Then, Enter your domain name, password, and SiteGround automatically has chosen the FTP username & Document root. After that, click on the “Add Domain” button to continue.

Siteground addon domain

Then, go to your domain name provider dashboard. If you using GoDaddy, then login to your account and open “My Products” options. Then click on the DNS option to change nameservers.

GoDaddy domain dashboard

After that, on the DNS option, enter your hosting nameservers details & click on the save button.

Godaddy domain DNS change to SiteGround

Now, DNS propagation time complete, you can install WordPress or other CMS platforms.

Note: If you want to add an unlimited number of the domain then you have to buy the SiteGround GrowBig or GoGeek plan, because of with SiteGround startup plan, you can install only one domain.

Install WordPress on your website from cPanel

First of all, Log in to your cPanel dashboard and find “AUTOINSTALLERS” options & click on the “WordPress” option to install WordPress on Single click.

Install WordPress from SiteGround cPanel

After that, click on the “Install Now” button. Here you can also modify your old WordPress installations admin username, password, etc.

WordPress installation

Now, select your website you want to install WordPress. And then select the WordPress version, Admin username, password, email, language, etc.

WordPress installing details

Then click on the Install button. Then wait for 1-2 minutes to complete the WordPress installation process.

WordPress installation successful

That’s it. Let me know if you get stuck anywhere in the WordPress installation process.

Install SSL on your website from cPanel

First of all, Log in to your cPanel dashboard and find the “SECURITY” options & click on the “Let’s Encrypt” option to install SSL on Single click.

Active SSL from SiteGround cPanel

On Let’s Encrypt option select the domain name, you want to active SSL and click on the “Install” button.

SSL install SiteGround

After 1-2 minutes, you will get a “Successfully Installed SSL” popup button.

Now after activating the Let’sEncrypt SSL certificate, the next step is to force everything to load on HTTPS. That’s it. Do let me know if you get stuck anywhere in the SSL activation process.

Install Cloudflare CDN from cPanel

First of all, go to Cloudflare.com & create an account and verify your email address.

Then, Log in to your cPanel dashboard and find the “SITE IMPROVEMENT TOOLS” options & click on the “Cloudflare” option to install CDN on Single click.

Install CDN from cPanel

On the Cloudflare CDN option select the domain name, you want to active free CDN and click on the “active” button complete installation features.

Active Cloudflare CDN

You can also change the Cloudflare CDN settings by clicking on the “Manage” option. Cloudflare also offers premium CDN support at $11.95/mo. If you have a high amount of traffic, then you can buy the Cloudflare Plus plan.

Create an Email account on Siteground hosting with cPanel

First of all, Log in to your cPanel dashboard and find the “MAIL” options & click on the “Email accounts” option to create an email account with a single click.

Create email account on SiteGround

Then select the domain name and email prefix you like. After that, create your email account password & storage limit (I recommend you to use 250MB).

SiteGround email details

Then click on the “Create Account” option to complete the process.

After creating an email account, go to the “Webmail” option to access your mail. Otherwise, you can log in to your webmail using the address bar of your browser. Just type your website address followed by a backslash and then webmail.

Like this https://www.yoursite.com/webmail

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Final thoughts on cPanel

I hope you like this SiteGround cPanel guide. Now it’s your turn, let me know if you face any problem with the cPanel. I’ll help you as soon as possible.

If you have any types of queries about SiteGround hosting let me know in the comment sections. And don’t forget to share this article on social media.

Thank you. Have a nice day.

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