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The New EarthLink Web Hosting Control Center
  • Article ID: 83079
  • Last modified date: November 10, 2017 15:11
Summary

This article will focus on the different features and benefits of the new EarthLink Web Hosting Control Center. 

 

Log in to the EarthLink Web Hosting Control Center at: https://control.earthlink.net/.

Enter your Username and Password and click on login.

 

Your Username is either your domain name or email address associated with your account.

The Password is what you selected during signup.

 

Once you log into the Control Center, we recommend you take the Tour. The Tour will highlight 8 sections of the Control Center.

 

  

Main page

 

The Control Center has multiple categories that are organized for certain functions.

 

Recently Used Applications: Displays the last 3 applications used in the Control Center in the current or previous session.

 

Quick Access: Directly links to 3 sections of the Control Center.

 

  • Add an Email – Takes you to Mail Manager
  • Advanced Tools –A centralized location for your domain and hosting applications
  • Create & Manage Your Websites – Takes you to Online Presence Builder, our site builder and more tool

 

Top Navigation Bar:

 

Brings you to main page

Same as Create & Manage Your Websites which takes you to Online Presence Builder.

Additional products are displayed for purchase

Provides EarthLink’s support contact information

Direct link to Webmail login page

Username drop down to other sections, such as Users, Advanced Tools, General and Logout

 

Users

 

  • You may create Users that have permission to access sections of your hosting account.


 

    1. Account Enabled: It allows you to enable or disable the account.
    2. Access level: There are various options under access level.

      1. Administrator: The check box will give the User administrator rights
      2. Create Users: It will allow the User to create other users in the Control Center. However it will only work if the User is given Administrator rights.

         

        Below table describes the different access levels:

Access Level

Description

Domain - With Administrator and Create Users (Full Access)

Manages own Users and functions including Users. Cannot manage Account Owner Users.

Domain – With Create User (Website)

Manages own Users and functions including Users. Cannot manage Account Owner Users.

Domain – Without Create User (Website)

Manages own functions, access to tools to create/manage website. User function not available.

Email (Email)

Webmail provided.

Domain – Without Create User (Website)

Manages own functions, access to tools to create/manage website. User function not available.

FTP

Connects to FTP only.

 

Services

 

  • Displays a list of all services associated with your account

 

Advanced Tools

 

  • Already covered above, but another way to get to all the important applications

 

General

 

  • Displays your Username and email associated with your account. Both your Username and Password can be changed here.


  

Logout

 

  • Will logout out of the Control Center.


  

Email

 

Clicking on “Add an email” will open the Mail Manager application. Mail Manager gives you the ability to easily manage email accounts associated with your domain name or website. With Mail Manager you can configure various email account settings, review email through your preferred email client or email program and access your email accounts via Webmail. Here you can create a new email account, alias account or modify them. You can also modify junk filtering settings, forwarding settings, or other account properties.

 

For more information on Mail Manager click on the below link:

KB 83199: Web Hosting Manage Email Accounts

  

Advanced Tools

 

 

Advanced Tools comprise of different applications such as Email Marketing, FTP Manager, DNR Manager and more to enhance the website.

 

Applications:

 

This section will give you options to launch various applications. It is divided by category to find related applications easily.

 

 

  • ALL

 

    • This view allows you to see all of the applications.  You can choose to see less or more.

 

  • Web Tools

 

    • It has all the website editing tools. For example WordPress Installer, FTP Manager, etc.

 

  • Email

 

    • Access all the email related tools such as Mail Manager and Email Marketing.

 

  • Social & Promote

 

    • SocialStream is now Social Compose and can be found in Webmail. 
    • EasySiteOptimizer, our standalone SEO tool is now part of our Online Presence Builder as it has SEO integration within the Builder.  

       

  • Utilities

 

    • This section has all the utility tools such as DNR Manager, Windows Services, phpMyAdmin, and more.

       

  • For more information regarding these applications, please see article - Web Hosting Manage Site 

 

Create and Manage your Website or Websites

The new Online Presence Builder simplifies the website building process. It gives access to a variety of new tools and features to allow you to refresh your website in minutes. You can add slideshows, galleries, product menus, signup forms and much more to capture your audience's attention.

 

From the drop down please select the domain name website you’d like to edit.  Once you select the domain then click on Edit Site.

 

The new Online Presence Builder will launch and you may start designing your website.  Here is a short list of its features and highlights.

 

  • New, modern designs. Choose from engaging, SEO-friendly website themes that automatically look great on desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
  • New website elements. We’ve added a ton of new features to add personality to your website. Easily add photo galleries, videos, buttons, Facebook and Twitter widgets, contact forms, appointment scheduling, Google maps, tables and lists and more.
  • Add pages and layouts. Easily add multiple pages with different layouts such as galleries, menus, FAQ and more.
  • New modern images. Access a full gallery of modern, professional images, ready to use on your website.

 

For more information on how to createand  manage your website click on the below link:

Online Presence Builder

 

Under the Websites section, you will also be able to view bandwidth and disk space data along with the number of emails used and created.

 

The Control Center also provides helpful tools to remind you of our user friendly and effective applications and tools.

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