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  • KyleC
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    • Mar 2004
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    Dathorn Quick Start...

    Dathorn Quickstart

    1- The WHM / Cpanel Relationship

    cPanel is a fully-featured web-based control panel that allows you to manage your domain through a web interface. The idea is to transfer as much of the control and responsibility of managing your web site to you. You have the ability to manage all aspects of email, files, backup, FTP, CGI scripts, and web site statistics.

    WebHost Manager (WHM) is the control center of the cPanel / WebHost Manager package. It is used to set up and manage accounts, monitor bandwidth and services, and much more - all aspects of web hosting are covered through WebHost Manager. You can keep track of the accounts on your server, their bandwidth, and disk space usage, and more with only an Internet connection and the click of a button.

    2- Quick Start - Setting up a domain on your account

    A - setting up a package(s)

    Packages > Add Package

    Before you can create an account in WHM you must create a corresponding package.
    This package will include the amount of disk space and bandwidth that the domain
    account will be allowed and controls what features it will be given access to.

    B - Creating the account

    Note: If you have not created a package as outlined above you will receive the following error when trying to create an account: "You do not have access to create that package (undefined)!"

    Account Functions > Create a New Account

    Now that you have a package created for your account you can go and create the
    actual account. Enter your domain without the “www.” and make sure to
    select your package at the very bottom of the form. If you do not select a package
    you will receive the following error:

    C - Pointing the DNS entry to the space at registrar

    Now that you have created your domain on our servers you must login at your domain’s
    registrar (the place where you registered your domain) and change the nameservers
    for your domain to the following.



    Note: Depending on your registrar you may not need to enter the IP addresses.

    Optionally, you can use your own custom nameservers by creating them as nameservers
    (DNS) hosts at your registrar.



    Once you have created the host entries at your registrar you can now use those
    nameservers for any domain that you want pointed at our servers, including

    D - Access the webspace using FTP / IP address to upload site prior to DNS completion

    To access your FTP before the new DNS has propagated you can use the IP as the
    server that you connect to. To find out what IP an account is using, login to WHM
    and go to Account Functions > List Accounts. Your username and password will be the
    same as you entered when creating the account in WHM.

    E - Setting up the E-Mail system for the account

    If you want to use an e-mail client to check your e-mail you can use
    mail.yourdomain.com as the POP3/SMTP/IMAP address.

    **All of the following assume that you are using the Xskin2 cPanel theme.**

    3 - Password Protecting Directories

    To protect a directory by requiring a correct username and password combination go
    to the Password Protection utility. Once there you will see a list of your
    directories. Simply click the folder that you would like to password protect and you
    will be taken to a page where you can enable and disable password protection as well
    as create the username and password combinations that have access to that particular

    4 - How to access the tools to create MySQL databases.

    To create the necessary MySQL users and databases you can use the MySQL Database
    utility. First you must create a database. Simply enter the database name in the
    field next to “Db:” and click the “Add Db” button. Now just below that is a form
    that allows you to create users, enter their username and password and click the
    “Add User” button. Now go back up to the very first form and select the username and
    the database that you want that user to have access to and click the “Add User to
    Db” button.