Creating & Managing a Website

Adding a Website

  1. When you are logged into the Control Panel click Websites in the left menu.
  2. Click the server on which you want to create the website.
  3. Click the Add Button (+) at the top right of the grid, or the Add Website button in the top menu.
    • Basic View - Enter the domain name of the website you want to create. Optionally generate an FTP user for this website.
    • Advanced View - Click the Show Advanced button to switch to this view. This view allows you to change the IP address, website folder path, and whether statistics, or an FTP user is generated for the website. These settings may also be changed at a later time.
  4. Click the Add Website button to confirm.
  5. The confirmation page will display the Website Statistics password, and the FTP username / password, if these options were selected.

A default alias will have been created. You can read more about aliases in the Managing Website Aliases article.

Settings Explained

This section will explain a few key concepts and terms used by this module:

  • FTP User - If you ticked Auto-generate FTP User the FTP user details will be displayed in a green box on the confirmation screen. You can add new FTP users or edit users via the Website Options, or using the FTP Users module.
  • Website Statistics - If you enabled website statistics for your site (on by default) then AWStats will be configured for your website. Read the article about AWStats here. When you add the website a green box will show confirming the site was created and it will include the username and password used to access the website statistics.
  • Document Root - The Document Root is where you place your files that should be publicly available for access via the browser. When you create a new website using the Control Panel you will have a main website folder created, and a "public" folder inside that. Your website files should generally be uploaded to the public folder. Files that you do not want to be accessed via the browser, such as config files that include usernames and passwords, should go in the main website folder.
  • Server Admin - This sets the e-mail address that the server includes in any error messages it returns to the client.

Deleting a Website

Deleting a website will remove the site from the web server configuration. It will no longer be accessible via the web. The Control Panel will also remove all linked functionality and services including; Website Aliases, Website Cron Jobs, Website FTP Users and Links to SSL Certificates

  1. When you are logged into the Control Panel click Websites in the left menu.
  2. Click the server which you want to delete the website from.
  3. Click the More Actions icon (᛫᛫᛫) on the right of the website you want to delete.
  4. Click the Delete link to confirm and apply.