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 an FTP account, creating your first email account, and accessing Webmail.
How to connect to zPanel
To connect to your zPanel admin area, enter your server's IP address into your browser.
Login and change your zadmin password
Default username and password are:
Under the Account section in your zPanel admin area, click Change Password. On this page, follow the on-screen directions, and your password will be changed.
Note: Please remember to include your password when you submit any support requests.
How to add your first domain
If you're not at the Zpanel Home page, click the home icon.
Scroll down the page to the "Domain Management" section and click "Domains."
Under the "Create a new Domain" section, enter your domain name and
Ensure that you have "Create a new Home Directory" selected
Now click "Create."
Now you need to go back to the home page.
Go back down to the "Domain Management" section and click "DNS Manager."
In the drop-down box, select the domain that you added
ZPanel'll now present you with a page that informs you that the DNS zones need to be created. Click "Create Records"
Click on the NS tab
If you're using nameservers that we have provided to you or nameservers that are already registered, enter them in
Click Add New Record
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."
Note: If you're going to use the nameservers Zpanel generates, you'll need to register these nameservers with your domain registrar. If you're unsure how to do this, 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
The Zpanel Home page clicks "MySQL Database" – this will be under "Database Management."
Now under the "Create a new MySQL® database," enter the name you want to assign to your database.
How to add a user to your database
From the Zpanel Home page, click "MySQL Users" this will be under "Database Management."
Under the "Create a new MySQL® User," enter the username you want to associate with your database.
From the dropdown, select the database you created in the previous step
Click "Create" a. Please note that passwords are automatically generated for security reasons
Your database username and password will appear in the "Current MySQL® Users" section.
How to create an FTP account
From the Zpanel Home page, click "FTP Accounts" you will find this under "File Management."
Enter your desired FTP username and password
Set the access type. Note: Read-only would allow someone to download files but not upload or modify them. 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.
Tick the option for "Use Domain directory."
Select your domain directory from the drop-down menu.
How to create an email account
From the zPanel Home page, click "Mailboxes" you can find this under "Mail."
Under "Create a new mailbox," enter the desired e-mail address
Select the domain from the dropdown.
Enter the desired password
How to access your webmail
From the Zpanel Home page, click "WebMail" you can find this under "Mail."