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I recommend reading not only the guide but the FAQ on the respective panel page on Hostinger Hosting as some valid points might get lost in the translation!
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Answer to the Question “Does Hostinger Have a Cpanel”
Unfortunately, Hostinger does not have a Cpanel. This panel is a component included in cPanel software. Hostinger has to install the panel itself but does not have the power or the flexibility to do so. What you will find as soon as you start cPanel is that Ghost ( hostinger’s hostname) is not installed. You would have to search very hard to find a panel hosted by Hostinger that does not have the ghost hostname. Click here to start your hunt!. Ghost Hostinger is Not Installed
What you will also find is that when you try to update Hostinger, the status bar informs you “Update failed, we are unable to update your hostname”. Just follow the same steps you took to start with cPanel. If everything went fine, your panel should be ready to login and you can proceed to the next step. Otherwise, a message informed you
- “Update failed, failure status: . An error occurred while attempting to update your hostname. Please try again later.”. Ghost Hostinger is Installed
Ok, you don’t have a problem your hosts are configured correctly. However, you can tell glucose will be unable to login to the panel because glucose is using known hostnames you do not have control. How cool would it be if you have to configure a hostname and no one can access the panel? Oh hush, if you want to configure the hostname, you will have to configure the IP to match the internal IP address. Below is the syntax for the IP field:
- Expand to get the complete form: 188.8.131.52
Please note that the IP number you enter must be a valid IP. If you enter a number that does not belong to a known host, the server will reject your request and the server will stop the login process. Be careful to keep the IP between abc123.fios.Cornwall.local and abc000.fios.Cornwall. local. Don’t allow any IPs shorter than 24 hours or you may have downtime. As we will see later, a certain resource limit may be enforced.
It’s such an important topic in the hosting industry. Hostinger is a Hosting technology that uses a cPanel or EasyWeb interface. In this post, I will only explain cPanel hosted environments i.e. Vult and NGINX.
I want to start this article by talking about Vult and NGINX. I won’t go into a deep discussion of these hosting technologies. In short, they are powerful, easy to use, and secure. If you are comfortable with managing Apache or IIS servers then you will have no problem with these services.
Let me just clarify that in the following I am referring to cPanel hosted hosting only. If you have NGINX as your host, you can skip all the below sections.
What Is CPanel?
cPanel is a suite of software tools by Rackspace (now part of Hewlett-Packard). It is very easy to use and configure. Below are some screenshots of the cPanel panel:
It’s very popular among the developers, incorporating many of the long-standing open-source projects such as mod_rewrite, mod_security, and mod_gzip. CPanel supports many features including URL rewriting, cooked directives, URL compression, HTTP Header compression, custom domain names, and certificates. CPanel was originally developed as an IT infrastructure software.
Why Is CPanel Important For Hosting?
Hostinger is thought to have secured more.info TLDs than any other TLD. It is believed that hosting companies may use Hostinger analytics to influence rankings. It is also believed that hosting companies may make Hostinger configuration changes in order to divert traffic to their own web server. CPanel facilitates this process by giving hosts the ability to change settings and redirect traffic from the host to where they are hosting.
- This article will help you understand how you can benefit from using CPanel environments.
Creating CPanel Hosting Environments at Home
The first step is to learn how to install htaccess and apache server extensions for your browser and operating system. Next, download and configure WordPress SEO plugins (read more here). Your hosting company will provide you a login screen with an IP address. You will login to your hosting company as the owner and you should see a screen like the one below:
You should then choose your platform from the CPanel interface below:
Once you make a selection make sure that your CPanel login credentials are set and you have reached the submit screen.
- Hit the submit button and submit your certificate by entering the provided certificate key.
- Hit submit and you will be taken to a screen where you will be asked to sign in with the certificate. Enter the credentials necessary to authorize the certificate.
- Hit the submit button and hit the confirm button.
Hostinger Homepage (looks like a cPanel)
- Hostinger FAQ (appears to be noindexed and “hiddense” – bolded parts)
If you still are unconvinced, then read on…
I know a lot of people hate Hostinger hosting panel. In general, I believe there are many things that make a hosting service suck. I’ve lived with hosting solutions for the past two years and I’ve seen the pros and cons to every one of them. So, I am going to personally compare Hostinger (cPanel) to all of the listed providers in this post. Be sure to check out my comparison post on cPanel hosts and cPanel switches.
But before diving into the reasons I enjoy and dislike Hosting with cPanel, let’s first illustrate how cPanel works here. You simply plug in your Internet service provider (ISP) and run a single scan of your website to see if any of the functionality is missing (e.g. internal links, banners, password protection, etc). Hostinger will send you an email notification when changes are detected. There are alternates between foreground and background scans which can quickly scan your page in a fraction of a second. This is great because you don’t have to manually go through the entire list of hosting hosts every time you want to check the functionality of your website. =)
Hostinger was launched by Elementive not too long ago. Under this brand, there is a host of products marketed under four different names – Hostinger, reseller packages, hostinger open-source, and hostinger cpanel. All are based on cPanel hosting and all work very similarly. As you can see from the samples below, each model adds a page, banner, login, and password protection (empty). The nice part about all of these is that there are hostinger coupon codes available at the back of the menu. Although this feature is not available on all Hostinger products, I am assuming that it is added on cPanel hosts and hosts with coupon codes.
No surprise that Elementive just launched their new technology here. With Hostinger becoming such a big brand, cPanel and Hostinger now share some of the same buyers and sellers. For the rest of the information, these are samples of the different looks you will find on cPanel/Hostinger products.
- CPanel (reduced list of hosts – bolded)
- Google certified cPanel – no different than IIS
Technically this is not a cPanel hosting service, but I have seen many websites that were built from the cPanel source code. As you can see here, there is login, password, disable/enable, host/hostinger click, and reload buttons.