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How do I set up ZPanel?
How to connect to zPanel
How to add your first domain
How to create a database
How to add a user to your database
How to create an FTP account
How to create an email account
How to access your webmail

Quick Starter Guide

How do I set up ZPanel?
How to connect to zPanel
How to add your first domain
How to create a database
How to add a user to your database
How to create an FTP account
How to create an email account
How to access your webmail

How do I set up 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 an 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 server's 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, 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

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

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

  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."

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

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

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

  1. ZPanel'll now present you with a page that informs you that the DNS zones need to be created. Click "Create Records"

  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

  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."

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

  1. The Zpanel Home page clicks "MySQL Database" – this will be under "Database Management."

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

How to add a user to your database

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

  1. Under the "Create a new MySQL® User," enter the username you want to associate 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

  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" you will find this under "File Management."

  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 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.
  3. Tick the option for "Use Domain directory."
    1. Select your domain directory from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Create

How to create an email account

  1. From the zPanel Home page, click "Mailboxes" you can find this under "Mail."

  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"

How to access your webmail

  1. From the Zpanel Home page, click "WebMail" you can find this under "Mail."

  1. Click "Launch Webmail"

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

Written by Michael Brower  /  December 13, 2016

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