Hosting Control Panel
This page will explain to you how the Squirrel Hosting control panel works and provides a link to load a limited demo.
Launch the eXtend control panel demo
If you would like to browse a demo of the control panel, click the link below. Please note, several features of the demo are missing for security reasons
Extend control panel explained
Here, we will give you an overview of the control panel features and the layout. This is to give you a better idea of what you will be working with if you decide to purchase. The control panel is split up into various sections including:
When you purchase web hosting with us, you will receive your log in details. You will then be able to log in to your Squirrel Hosting account. Once logged in, you will need to navigate to 'manage web hosting' and there will be a link to load your control panel. Once clicked, you will be able to view the range of features available within your hosting account. You can easily view details regarding your hosting account such as: Server type, FTP details, Amount of webspace used, Mail boxes and Bandwidth etc
Under 'Files', you have the ability to easily upload / download files to / from your website. Under here, there is also a backup and restore facility which we recommend you use on a regular basis. We specifically recommend the use of the backup feature before you make any changes to your website.
Our email system includes the following features:
- Webmail interface (contacts, calendar, folders, signature capability)
- Easy management of mailboxes
- Control of junk mail filter
- Mailing lists for groups or individuals
- Email forwarding
- Auto responders
- Allow by sender / reject by sender filters
- Send only addresses
Our web stats and logs section has some clever little tools for assisting with the management and optimisation of your site.
You can generate and upload your sitemap to google via our 'google sitemap' icon. There are several different statistics and analytics software that you can install. As well as this, you can view bandwidth graphs showing the amount of bandwidth used on your site each day.
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There isn't much more I can say that other people haven't already. The support team is fantastic, the control panel is simple to use and even the webmail client works! In the past I've had a very basic website and used Fasthosts, EZPZ, and GoDaddy, and always seemed to be getting some sort of email from them, offering to sell me X, or telling me there was problem with Y, but if you ever tried to contact them, the responses we're short at best. When I decided to move it again, I was looking for a British based firm (British support), and was advised to look for British based servers, Squirrel appeared whilst searching, and it is without doubt the best decision I've made!
Paul Pritchett-Brown via trustpilot.com
This section features some important tools. Your MySQL database management is within this section. You can both create and manage your databases by clicking on the MySQL icon. You can also set up subdomains, change passwords and block IP addresses using this section of tools.
Within this section are a number of diagnostic tools that can help you make sure that your website is running at its optimum capacity. There is also a whois domain checker and a 'html tidy' tool that can help you tidy up the layout of a webpage.
Here you can find templates, logos, fonts and images that you can use on your website. These are free to use and can be easily downloaded.
In this section, you can find several popular e-commerce scripts. These can be installed quickly and easily, just click on an icon and follow the on screen instructions. There is also a secure server (SSL) icon within here. You can use this with any of our e-commerce scripts to ensure that you can accept data securely via your site.
This is the largest section in the Squirrel Hosting control panel. In here, there are 1 click install scripts for some of the most popular CMS (content management systems) out there. Install Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Concrete5 and many others within minutes. Just click on the script that you require and follow the instructions.