Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Control Panel Access to a Web Hosting Account

As you are most likely aware shared iPowerWeb hosting accounts come with a vDeck control panel and our dedicated servers come with a Plesk control panel. Our most popular products are our shared hosting solutions although we do find many customers needing more and setting up a dedicated server in order to meet their needs. We provide our users with wonderful tutorials regarding our web hosting accounts although we still receive many calls to our Support Center asking our team for help - which is no problem at all, we love our users. One common issue is regarding Plesk control panels and how to gain access to a web hosting account. In order to gain access to a web hosting account please follow these steps:

Step 1:
After adding a domain (hosting account), you can FTP in and upload files, and you can use FrontPage if you enabled it. But to have control panel access, you need to enable it. Log into Plesk and click Domains.

Step 2:
Click the name of the domain you added from the domains listing.

Step 3:
Click the Domain User button.

Step 4:
Check the box to allow domain user access. Enter a password for that user. The username is the domain name. If you want to allow multiple sessions, check that option.

Step 5:
Decide if you want to allow crontab or backup functions. You can also type in the domain user's information.

Step 6:
When you have completed inputting the information requested, click OK.

Step 7:
You will be sent to the domain's management page. You may now log into the control panel with the domain name as the username and the password you chose.

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