Your web hosting account on is managed through a control panel interface called cPanel. cPanel is an industry-standard tool for managing your domain and hosting. Using this tool, you can do all kinds of things with your webspace including the following:

  • install web applications
  • view and manage files in your space
  • create subdomains
  • create and configure FTP accounts (see FTPS protocol discussion)
  • review access logs for your site
  • manually manage and configure databases

To access your cPanel, go to and login with your SUNetID and password. Your website’s cPanel will automatically display after you login.

The cPanel interface is divided into sections, making it easy to locate the different tools and services available to you.

Many of the tutorials on this site walk you through particular tasks in cPanel.