Today we’ll be looking at SPanel – a self titled all-in-one hosting platform. It’s a newer alternative to cPanel or Plesk which you may have seen before, and it’s an equally powerful server management portal to consider.
Created by Scala Hosting, SPanel pretty much has all the features that cPanel offers. SPanel also offers a dedicated WordPress management module named SWordPress Manager, which lets you manage your WordPress sites.
Following are the top features of the SWordPress Manager, which we’ll discuss in depth in part 5 of this article.
- Create, delete, and clone WordPress sites
- Create staging versions of WordPress sites
- Reset the WordPress admin password with a single click
- Enable/disable WordPress auto-updates
- Enable/disable WordPress security lock, which prevents users from installing new plugins or modifying WordPress files.
Table of Contents
Here’s a quick overview of this article:
- Setup a new SPanel admin account
- Create a new user account
- Add a new subdomain using SPanel (optional)
- How to install a free LetsEncrypt SSL
- Create a new WordPress site using SWordPress Manager
- Other SWordPress Manager features
For the purposes of this article we’ll be using a Scala Hosting managed VPS plan, so to follow along you’ll have to execute steps 1 and 2 before you can install WordPress. Let’s get started!
1. How to Setup a New SPanel Admin Account
If you purchase a Managed VPS hosting plan through Scala Hosting, you are required to set up the admin account for SPanel. The SPanel admin account is different from your general hosting account, and is used to do different things, as we’ll see later in this tutorial.
Step 1: Log in to the Client Area of your hosting account. Then, on the left sidebar, select My Services → Manage.
Step 2: You are now in the My Products & Services page. You should see the details of the Managed VPS listed in this page.
Step 3: On the same page, click on Manage → View Details.
This article was written by Sourav and originally published on WPExplorer.