How to Create a Website via cPanel’s Site Publisher


Site Publisher is a feature which came with cPanel version 56 update and is getting more popular due to its simplicity. This website publisher allows the user to quickly setup and publish temporary or informative websites at ease.

What you’ll need

Before you begin this guide you’ll need the following:

  • Active hosting service with cPanel (version 56) access
  • Working Internet connection

Step 1 — Locating Site Publisher in cPanel interface

Firstly, you will have to login to your cPanel and make sure that the theme is set to paper_lantern. Otherwise, Site Publisher will not be visible.

Site Publisher icon will be located in Domains section as follows:

Site Publisher location

Step 2 — Choosing website location and its template

After entering Site Publisher, you will be prompted to choose which domain or subdomain the publisher should use.

Site Publisher first step

Once chosen, the next step will show you all available templates:

Site Publisher second step

There are three options available:

  • Business – choose this if you would like the site to show your business information to the visitors.
  • Personal – choose this if you would like visitors to see your own personal contact information.
  • Under Construction – This choice will give you the option to create a simple “under construction” page on your domain, while you develop a full-scale website.

Step 3 — Customizing and publishing the site

The next step’s structure will depend on which template you will choose. It gives you an opportunity to write down the information you wish the website to show.

In the example I used Personal template structure:

Site Publisher third step

Now after publishing the information, we can review the end result by simply entering our (sub)domain name in the browser:

Site Publisher example


Congratulations! You have now learned how to navigate within Site Publisher’s interface. With this information, you will be able to create simple and informative pages with no hassle!

About the author

Edvinas B.

Edvinas mentors and trains every new customer support agent at Hostinger. When he's not teaching new guys the secrets of providing an exceptional service, he likes to travel the world and play basketball.

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