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Creating an email address in cPanel

You’ve put it off long enough. It’s time to create a custom email address using cPanel to go along with your sparkly new personalized domain name.

See, your brand new website is done. Ready. A sense of pride washes over you. Everything you have to offer this world is now instantly available at the fingertips of the internet. But what if your visitors should wish to contact you? You thought you had that covered. All they had to do, according to your site, is email you at… tlee2817@hotmail.com?! (To be honest, the “2817” has no real significance; you kind of just settled on it after you found the year you were born was taken, not to mention the dozen or so other combinations you tried.)

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Among the great benefits of a personalized domain name is the ability to employ email addresses that correspond with it. Besides giving your web presence a more polished and professional look, email addresses that use your own domain also tend to instill added trust in the minds of your visitors.

Fortunately, VeeroTech has your back, making email address creation a cinch via the incredible power and ease of cPanel.

Creating the email address in cPanel

Your first step is telling the server to watch for mail and store it for you. Sound daunting? Nah, cPanel will do all the heavy lifting.

Clicking the Email Accounts button to create an email address in cPanel

1. On your cPanel homepage, look for the Email Accounts icon and click it.

You’ll find yourself viewing a list of email addresses associated with your domain. Yes, an address is already there and waiting. Just ignore it. It’s generated by VeeroTech when you first signed up for web hosting.

Clicking the Create button

2. Click the Create button.

The email settings panel

The panel that opens contains all the settings needed to bring your custom email address to glorious life.

Creating an email address username

3. Enter the Username. This is simply the part of your email address that precedes the @ sign and your domain name.

You might just opt to go with your first name (tim). Or maybe you have a team and each member will require his or her own address, and you want to include a last name, too (timlee). In addition to letters and numbers, you can also include periods, hyphens, and underscores (tim.lee, tim-lee, tim_lee). It’s not case-sensitive, so no matter how you enter it, upper or lowercase letters will work all the same.

(You can find some additional tips on picking the best name format for your address over on the very helpful Budding Geek blog.)

Creating an email address password

4. For Security, leave it at Set password now and enter the desired Password.

cPanel will gauge the strength of your password and let you know if you should make a change. Alternatively, you can click the Generate button to have a suggestion filled in for you. This is a great way to ensure you’ve met an adequate security threshold.

Displaying the email address password "recipe"

Handy tip: As shown above, you can easily alter the “recipe” for auto-generated passwords by clicking the little triangle at the far right.

Setting the email address storage space

5. Choose the amount of Storage Space for incoming and outgoing emails.

You can raise or lower the value, or choose Unlimited if you don’t want a ceiling. To start, the default of 1GB (1,024MB) should be just fine.

Creating the email address

6. Leave the remaining settings at their defaults, and click Create.

The email address listing

There it is — you’ve created your new email address in cPanel. Try not to be blinded by its ethereal glow!

This list offers a bird’s-eye view of all your created addresses, including how much storage space each is using versus how much you’ve allocated for it.

You’re halfway done. Can you believe it?

A quick word about managing email addresses

If you ever need to change the settings of an email address you’ve already created, this is where you’ll do it. There’s also a Manage button, which takes you back into the account settings, allowing you to change the password and storage space, among other things.

Automatically configuring your device to access your email address

Your second (and final!) step is to configure your device, or devices, to access the email address now resting comfortably on the server. Yes, this can seem overwhelming. But take a relieved breath, because again, cPanel is there to carry the burden.

Clicking the Connect Devices button

On the Email Accounts screen in cPanel, click the Connect Devices button next to the email address you just created.

The Mail Client Automatic Configuration Scripts panel

Your first (and, quite possibly, only) stop is the top section, Mail Client Automatic Configuration Scripts. If you see your mail client listed, then great — all you’re going to have to do is click a link, and cPanel will run a quick script that sets up your email account on the device you’re presently using.

So, if you want to share the account on, say, a desktop computer and your iPhone, you would log into cPanel separately on each, then choose the appropriate script.

You’ll notice under Protocols some fun-sounding options that are pure computerese. In a nutshellhere are the only two options you really need to consider:

IMAP over SSL/TLS. Email messages are stored on the server, synced, and accessible on any device you configure. This is the suggested configuration option for most devices.

POP3 over SSL/TLS. Email messages are downloaded to the device upon retrieval, and in most cases, deleted from the server. This might be okay if you only ever intend to use one device, and don’t care to have your messages archived and synced elsewhere.

(As an aside, SSL/TLS simply stands for two common cryptographic protocols designed to provide secure communication from one device to another.)

Once you’ve chosen the appropriate link, clicked it, and permitted cPanel to set up your device, it’s entirely possible you’re good to go! If so, congratulations — you can stop reading now and do something decidedly un-techie like jumping jacks or flossing.

Manually configuring your device to access your email address

But, uh-oh… what if there’s no corresponding configuration script for your device in the list? That’s okay, because cPanel gives you everything you need in order to do a little manual jiggering.

The Mail Client Manual Settings panel

Every mail client has a way to set up an account. In most cases, you’ll find the process broken up into a series of steps, requiring you to simply provide some key info. cPanel lists that info out, and once you understand a couple basics, there’s no bite.

First off, you’ll want to use the settings in the Secure SSL/TLS Settings (Recommended) section. (Please remember: Don’t use the info in the above screenshot example. Refer to your own cPanel for your specific settings.)

Your mail client is, of course, going to want your account’s username (the full email address in this case) and password. That’s what you created in the steps up above. Just plug those in exactly as cPanel displays.

Then, you’re going to specify an incoming server. This is the server responsible for receiving messages. Once you’ve determined whether you’re going with IMAP or POP3 (see the brief explanation above), you’ll know which port to use. You’ll very likely opt for IMAP.

Lastly, you need to provide an outgoing server and its port number. This is the server responsible for sending your messages.

That’s it, seriously, you’re done

Now you can really get down to business. Or send out some links to funny cat videos. Or, maybe sending out links to funny cat videos is your business, in which case we applaud your entrepreneurial spirit. Regardless, your recipients will notice the difference — and you can finally stop cringing every time somebody asks you what that “2817” means.

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Welcome to Cyber Week 2019! We’re pleased to offer a 25% recurring discount for life on our Shared Hosting, WordPress Hosting and Semi-dedicated Hosting plans. You can use the promotional coupon code listed below at checkout.

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Still have questions?  Reach out to Us and we can help you decide.

Learn more about our Guiding Principles.

Existing Customers: For existing customers, we will be providing a 25% upgrade discount on the difference in price between your existing plan and the upgrade plan. To request an upgrade with the discount, please open a ticket with our sales department noting the Cyber Week promotion on this page. 

Restrictions: Cyber Week promotional discounts are valid on new customer & hosting accounts only. Not valid with any other promotion and cannot be used to cancel an existing service. Promotions are limited time only. Excluded from affiliate referrals.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Web Hosting Deals!

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Welcome to Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019! Starting on Friday November 29th, 2019 we will be offering a 50% recurring discount for life on all of our Shared Hosting , WordPress Hosting and Semi-dedicated Hosting plans. You can use the promotional coupon codes listed below at checkout.

Web Hosting Hosting promo codes:

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Shared Hosting: SSD Micro, SSD Starter and SSD Business

WordPress Hosting: WordPress Micro and WordPress Pro

Semi-Dedicated Hosting: SSD SD-50, SSD SD-75, SSD SD-100

Still have questions?  Reach out to Us and we can help you decide.

Learn more about our Guiding Principles.

Existing Customers: For existing customers, we will be providing a 50% upgrade discount on the difference in price between your existing plan and the upgrade plan. To request an upgrade with the discount, please open a ticket with our sales department noting the Black Friday promotion on this page. 

Restrictions: Black Friday promotional discounts are valid on new customer & hosting accounts only. Not valid with any other promotion and cannot be used to cancel an existing service. Promotions are limited time only. Excluded from affiliate referrals.

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Reseller Web Hosting – Reseller Hosting vs cPanel Addon Domains

When to choose reseller hosting over addon domains

Reseller web hosting and shared web hosting plans often include cPanel for managing your websites & domains. When you have multiple domains, you must decide on whether reseller hosting or a shared web hosting plan is a better fit.

 

Reseller Web Hosting

  • master dashboard to control multiple cPanel accounts
  • ability to create multiple cPanel accounts
  • each cPanel account has a separate login; username & password
  • resources are allocated to each cPanel (memory, cpu, processes etc)

Shared Web Hosting

  • single cPanel login
  • uses “addon domains” (directories) for additional domains
  • no separate login for websites
  • resources are shared among all websites on the account

 

When do we recommend using a reseller web hosting plan?

If you have more than a few domains that you’d like to host, we recommend a reseller hosting plan to keep each domain isolated via their own cPanel account. The two biggest issues with addon domains are the use of resources such as memory, cpu & processes and then security concerns. Addon domains within cPanel are not inherently insecure, but since the directories reside under the same system user, there is no isolation between them. Unfortunately, this means if for example, a WordPress website becomes compromised, it can potentially spread to other addon domains.

While the addon domains & security does pose a risk to other websites residing on the same hosting plan, we do not see a higher ratio of compromised websites simply due to the fact that addon domains are being used. As long as the website(s) being hosted on the addon domains (and parent cPanel account) are properly secured, we see no issues with using addon domains.

 

Are you a web agency or providing website hosting services to customers?

If you’re providing website hosting services to customers or are hosting a large number of websites (from a web agency for example), we most definitely recommend using a reseller hosting account over a shared account with addon domains. There’s a few reasons for this, the main three being security, resources & accessibility. Having each domain on its own cPanel means that there is also a separate login.

You certainly would not want to have addon domains in this case as you would have to provide the same username/password to each customer in order for them to access anything within cPanel (which we HIGHLY do not recommend). Additionally, keeping each customer isolated from one another will ensure that in the event one site becomes compromised, it does not affect another customer site.

Lastly, resources are assigned per cPanel account, so having each website on its own cPanel means the resources are not being shared by any other account/website except for what resides on that cPanel account.

With addon domains (on a single shared web hosting account), if your cPanel account has 1GB of RAM available to it and you have 10 domains/websites via addon domains, all 10 of those websites are going to have to share that 1GB of RAM. With busy websites, this means contention, each website will fight one another for resources.

 

When to use addon domains?

If you have a shared web hosting account and would like to simply add a few personal or hobby type sites, we most definitely recommend addon domains for this. The concept of addon domains from cPanel is good however, when the websites being hosted using addon domains are customer websites or are busy sites, we don’t recommend using addon domains. Addon domains are another option that can be used for staging sites also, but we recommend using subdomains for that.

 

Are your sites income based or monetized sites?

If your websites are generating any type of income, we recommend that you at least host them on separate accounts. This could be a reseller hosting plan OR separate shared hosting plans if you don’t plan to add more sites over time. Shared hosting accounts can always be moved into a reseller account down the road if you add more accounts.

The biggest reasons we recommend multiple shared hosting cPanel accounts or a reseller account when you have multiple sites that are monetized is both performance and security.

If one of your monetized sites becomes compromised (let’s say a WordPress exploit from a bad plugin) and it spreads to your other site (via an addon domain), there’s a possibility that the platform being used for monetizing the site could pull the site from their platform. In instances like this, we feel the risk is simply too high and increases the possibility that the issue could interfere with the income being generated.

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Still have questions?  Reach out to Us and we can help you decide.

Learn more about our Guiding Principles.

Existing Customers: For existing customers, we will be providing a 50% upgrade discount on the difference in price between your existing plan and the upgrade plan. To request an upgrade with the discount, please open a ticket with our sales department noting the Black Friday promotion on this page. Note: plan upgrades are considered between web hosting & reseller web hosting plans. Upgrading to a VPS would carry the VPS discount of 20% difference.

Restrictions: Black Friday promotional discounts are valid on new customer & hosting accounts only. Not valid with any other promotion and cannot be used to cancel an existing service. Promotions are limited time only. Excluded from affiliate referrals.