cPanel, Free campus web hosting at

cPanel is the control system that lets you manage websites and databases hosted on the platform. cPanel offers a wide range of web hosting options to students, faculty, and staff, as well as offering easy collaboration with non-University partners through Google authentication.
Hosting your website at offers more flexibility and power than, while also offering automatic updates with less complexity than direct hosting on AWS or Azure. 

By using cPanel's one-click installers for WordPress, Drupal, jQuery, PHP, Ruby, and more, your web software will be easy to install and configure, and the cPanel-managed software will be automatically patched and updated for you, reducing security and maintenance concerns. 

If you need additional custom software, you can also install your own via SSH / SFTP; however, you'll need to ensure patching and maintenance of your custom software.

Creating an account on cPanel

In order to create an account on cPanel, you need to be a current member of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an email address.

Visit to make a new account. See cPanel, Creating a new account for more details.

Logging in to your cPanel account

You can log in to your cPanel account either from the home page or from
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign users should choose the blue Campus Login button.
    Use your identity and NetID password to log in.

  • People from other institutions who have arranged to partner with an Urbana campus person on a cPanel-hosted site should choose the orange External Contributors button.
    Use the Google account you provided to your campus partner when arranging for access to that cPanel site.
Once you've logged in, you'll see your cPanel dashboard, where you can create and manage websites in your domain.

More information

Use the menu above to navigate campus-specific cPanel documentation.

cPanel's own documentation is available from

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OwnerWeb H.GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2018-06-01 10:32:27Updated2023-06-20 14:49:12
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