The Control Panel is a multi-functional and very clearly designed interface that allows a variety of hosting settings. You can use it to set up and manage all the central tasks of your hosting and your website. With the control panel u.a. the following tasks are done:
- Change password for SSH and weblogin
- [Set up directory protection](#directory protection setup)
- Manage Domains - Include Certificates
- Manage FTP users
- [E-mail Setup](#e-mail Setup)
- [Manage Databases](#Manage Databases)
- [set up redirects](#redirects-set up)
Change user password for weblogin and SSH
Once your user account has been set up, you will receive a notification about it sent to your contact email address. By clicking on the link located in it, you call the login window of the Control Panel via a browser.
The first login
Use the data sent. You can change the password at any time. This can be done directly in the Control Panel as logged in visitor or in the login window.
By clicking on “Forgot password” and entering your combination of username and e-mail address you will receive another e-mail.
In this email, confirm by clicking on the link that you really want to change the password. You can now enter a new password or generate a new password. The new password is also valid for access via SSH.
The key ring of your browser can save the password for you, so you do not have to remember it.
After successful login, all functions are now clearly listed in the navigation bar.
Set up directory protection
You can create a directory protection to save, e.g. while building a new website to prevent the website from being publicly accessible. This is especially important if no legal texts such as imprint or similar. have been registered. Directory protection can be created via the Control Panel by selecting the menu item Directory protection in the navigation under the generic term “Security” and then clicking on “Create directory protection”.
If your website is completely normal in the Documentroot (main directory) and not in a subdirectory, all you need to do is assign a user name and a password. “Save” activates the directory protection within 60 seconds.
To delete the directory protection and make the website publicly accessible click on “Directory protection” and then on the red symbol.
The control panel allows you to connect your registered domain to the webspace. Subdomains and services are also easily adjustable.
In the navigation click on “Domains” and then on “Add domain” Under “Full domain name,” enter the full domain, such as example.com without `` `www.``` As a rule, you can leave all default settings. Otherwise, change them according to your needs.
At the click of a mouse, you can integrate your own SSL certificates or create and manage free SSL certificates from Lets Encrypt. The SSL certificates are updated automatically. Thus, there is no risk that a certificate expires and eventually becomes invalid. Select the “Let’s Encrypt Certificate” setting for a free certificate.
As soon as you click on “Let’s Encrypt Certificate”, your setting options will expand. It is advisable to enable the “Force secure connection” setting. This creates a redirect that forwards all HTTP requests to HTTPS. In addition, you can enable HSTS, which prevents a connection via normal HTTP. HSTS can also be activated later to exclude a source of error during initial setup.
Manage ## FTP users
To transfer files in both directions using an FTP client, we recommend that you create a user for FTP access only for security reasons. You create an FTP user by clicking on “Settings-> FTP User” in the Control Panel and then on “Add FTP User”.
![FTP](/images/control panel/ftp benutzer.png)
Just enter a password. The username is automatically created and then displayed to you.
![FTP password](/images/control panel/ftp-benutzer-einrichten.png)
In the FTP client such as Filezilla please enter the following information:
- Server: e.g. server123.webdesign-of-braunschweig.de
- Username: your FTP username
- Password: The password for your FTP user
- Port: 21 (TLS)
Set up e-mail
As soon as a domain has been activated, this domain can be assigned a mail address, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org Click on “E-Mail-Addresses” in the Control Panel
and then add “Email Account”
Choose a password for your e-mail account. You can choose how much storage space you want to share for your mailbox.
Set up e-mail program
You can use your newly created e-mail address with an e-mail client, such as e-mail. Mozilla Thunderbird, Outlook, or Apple Mail by entering the connection information in your email client. To do this, click on the “Ads” link, which is just below “Connection Data”.
You can also use the e-mail service without a client. For this purpose, “roundcube” is installed on the server, which allows use via the browser. Webmail is especially useful if you want to access the mailbox from a public device through the web browser. The login for webmail can be reached in two ways:
In the Control Panel under “E-Mail” by clicking on the envelope icon.
Via the address bar. Enter the server name on which your web page is located and add
/webmail/to zhe URL.
Enter your user data in the login window.
There is a spam filter active on the server. You can enable the spam filter for your domain to have your mail filtered. The “spam score” adjusts the sensitivity of the spam filter. The lower the spam score, the fewer features are used to classify an email as spam.
- set the value lower if too many spam mails come through.
- set the value higher if too many mails are classified as spam.
If you want to use a CMS, a database is needed. The Control Panel lets you easily create and manage databases. Existing databases can be imported using PHPMyAdmin.
Click on “Add Database”
Generate a secure password and then enter the database name, user and password in your CMS.
Clicking on the icon will redirect you to PHPMyAdmin.
In the PHPMyAdmin login window, enter the user data for your database to access it via PHPMyAdmin.
set up redirects
The Control Panel allows you to set up redirects without the need to edit the .htaccess file in the file system. You can e.g. redirect from HTTP to HTTPS, and / or e.g. also from non-www to www.