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Quick Starter Guide

How do I setup ZPanel?

Welcome to the zPanel Quick Start Guide, a way for you to gain an overview of the application.  The list below will run through these items; connecting, adding a domain, creating a database, adding a user to your database, installing scripts, creating a FTP account, creating your first email account and accessing Webmail.

 

How to connect to zPanel

  1. To connect to your zPanel admin area enter your servers IP address into your browser
  2. Login and change your zadmin password
    1. Default username and password are:
      1. User: zadmin
      2. Password: password
  3. Under the Account section in your zPanel admin area click Change Password. On this page just follow the on screen directions and your password will be changed

 

Showing how to change a user account password in Zpanel

 

Note:  Please remember to include your password when you submit any support requests.

 

How to add your first domain

  1. If you’re not at the Zpanel Home page, click the home icon

 

Showing the Zpanel Home icon

 

  1. Scroll down the page to the “Domain Management” section and click “Domains”

 

Showing the Domains section in ZPanel

 

  1. Under the “Create a new Domain” section enter your domain name and
    1. Ensure that you have “Create a new Home Directory” selected
  2. Now click “Create”

 

Showing the Create a new domain page in Zpanel

 

  1. Now you need to go back to the home page

 

Showing the Zpanel Home icon

 

  1. Go back down to the “Domain Management” section and click “DNS Manager”

 

Showing the DNS Manager location in Zpanel

 

  1. In the drop down box, select the domain that you added
  2. Click “Edit”

 

Showing the Manage Domains page in Zpanel

 

  1. You’ll now be presented a page that informs you that the DNS zones need to be created. Click “Create Records”

 

Showing the Create Default DNS Records page in Zpanel

 

  1. Click on the NS tab
  2. If you’re using nameservers that we have provided to you, or nameservers that are already registered enter them in
  3. click Add New Record

 

Showing the NS tab in the Zpanel DNS Manager section

 

  1. Go back to the domains page and you can see the status of the domain setup on your server. Refresh until the status says “Live”

 

Showing the Current domains status section in Zpanel

 

Note: If you’re going to use the nameservers that Zpanel generates, you’ll need to register these nameservers with your domain registrar. If you’re  not sure how to do this, then please open a ticket to support including your zadmin password and the login details to your domain registrar. We would be glad to assist you.

 

How to create a database

  1. From the Zpanel Home page click “MySQL Database” – this will be under “Database Management”

 

Showing the MySQL Database location in Zpanel

 

  1. Now under the “Create a new MySQL® database” enter the name you want to assign to your database
  2. Click “Create”

 

Showing the Create a new MySQL database form in Zpanel

 

 

How to add a user to your database

  1. From the Zpanel Home page click “MySQL Users” this will be under “Database Management”

 

Show the MySQL Users location in Zpanel

 

  1. Now under the “Create a new MySQL® User” enter the username you want associated with your database
  2. From the dropdown,  select the database you created in the previous step
  3. Click “Create”
    a. Please note that passwords are automatically generated for security reasons

 

Showing the Create a new MySQL user in Zpanel

 

  1. Your database username and password will appear in the “Current MySQL® Users” section

 

How to create an FTP account

  1. From the Zpanel Home page click “FTP Accounts” this will be found under “File Management”

 

Showing the FTP Accounts location in Zpanel

 

  1. Enter your desired FTP username and password
  2. Set the access type.
    Note: Read-only would allow someone to download files but not upload or modify. Write-only would allow someone to upload files but not download or modify them. Full access would give someone full control including upload, download and modify rights
  3. Tick the option for “Use Domain directory”
    1. Select your domain directory from the drop down menu.
  4. Click Create

 

Showing the Create new FTP account interface in Zpanel

 

 

How to create an email account

  1. From the zPanel Home page click “Mailboxes” this can be found under “Mail”

 

Showing the Mailboxes section location in Zpanel

 

  1. Under “Create a new mailbox” enter the desired e-mail address
  2. Select the domain from the dropdown.
  3. Enter the desired password
  4. Click “Create”

 

Showing the Create a new mailbox interface in Zpanel

 

 

How to access your webmail

  1. From the Zpanel Home page click “WebMail” this can be found under “Mail”

 

Showing the Location of WebMail in Zpanel

 

  1. Click “Launch Webmail”

 

Showing how to launch Webmail in Zpanel

 

  1. This will take you to the “RoundCube” login page
  2. Enter your full e-mail address
  3. Enter your password
  4. Click “Login”

 

Showing the Roundcube login page in Zpanel