Create a Website

Last modified: March 26, 2024


This document explains how to quickly build a website.

Create a website with Sitejet Builder

The Sitejet Builder interface allows you to view and manage your Sitejet domains. The Sitejet Builder interface is fully integrated with the Sitejet Website Builder (Content Management System) website. You can use the Sitejet Website Builder (CMS) to create and design a website for your domain. Then, you can publish it with your cPanel account.

To create a website for your domain, perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Sitejet Builder interface (cPanel » Home » Domains » Sitejet Builder). The Sitejet Builder interface will appear.
  2. Click Build with Sitejet for the domain. The Choose Template interface will appear.
  3. Once you have chosen a template and personalized your website in the Sitejet Website Builder (CMS), click Publish (Publish) . The system will redirect you to the Sitejet Builder interface and will publish your design to the domain’s document root directory.
    • If your domain’s document root already contains files, the system will prompt you to confirm publication. Publication will delete all files and directories in your domain’s document root directory.
    • If the publication process will cause your cPanel account to exceed its disk quota, the system will prompt you to free up additional space before you can publish your Sitejet website.

For more information, read our Sitejet Builder interface documentation.

Create a WordPress website


The Onboarding Assistant automatically creates a WordPress® website for the new cPanel account if the user selects the WordPress option.

The WP Toolkit interface allows you to quickly install WordPress and configure it.

To create a website with WordPress®, perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to cPanel’s WP Toolkit interface (cPanel » Home » Domains » WP Toolkit). The WP Toolkit interface will appear.
  2. Click Install WordPress. The Install WordPress sidebar will appear.
  3. Enter a title for the website.
  4. WP Toolkit will suggest a username, password, and email address for the administrator account. Make any changes as needed.
  5. Click Install.

This will install a basic WordPress installation on your site. You can add themes, plugins, and other enhancements through the WP Toolkit interface or the Dashboard interface.

To open the WordPress Dashboard, click Log in.

Create a placeholder page with Site Publisher

To set up a placeholder for your account, perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to cPanel’s Site Publisher interface (cPanel » Home » Domains » Site Publisher).
  2. Select the Domain for which you want to create a placeholder page.

    The list of domains shown in this interface includes your account’s main domain and subdomains. It does not include parked (or “alias”) domains. For more information on parked domains refer to our glossary of terms.

  3. Select a site template.
  4. Enter your site information.
  5. Click Publish.

For more information, read our Site Publisher documentation.

Upload your own content

If you have created content outside of Site Builder or WordPress, you may also upload content to the server to create a website. cPanel & WHM offer the below methods to upload your content:

  • cPanel’s Web Disk interface (cPanel » Home » Files » Web Disk)
  • cPanel’s Git Version Control interface (cPanel » Home » Files » Git Version Control)
  • cPanel’s File Manager interface (cPanel » Home » Files » File Manager)
  • cPanel’s FTP Accounts interface (cPanel » Home » Files » FTP Accounts)

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