Encompass was a web hosting control panel developed by the makers of cPanel for Windows Servers. Originally called cPanel4Windows (cPanel for Windows).

No Longer Supported

cPanel has officially announced the End of Life (EOF) for Encompass and it is no longer mantained. Their official announcement stated:

Guides & Knowledge Base

To make things easier to find, we have divided the Complete Hosting Guide into multiple guides.  These guides are still a work in progress, but we try to add or update content every day.

WordPress Guide

WordPress Guide

Welcome to our WordPress Guide.

To get started, try our step by step video tutorials, which walk you through what WordPress is, how to install & configure it, as well as some basic steps to get started.

The guide is divided into sections and into specific articles and videos. You can go through them at your own pace or jump ahead to specific articles.

Building Your Website Guides

There are a variety of ways to build your website. In this guide we will cover WordPress and Drupal, as well as share some code snippets that we have found useful.

Content Management Systems (CMS) & Blogs

The most efficient way to build a website is to use a content management system (or CMS for short) to create it. A CMS allows you to focus on the content of your website or blog, without having to know how to program in HTML, PHP or other languages.

Domain Guide

One important part of building a website is your domain name. First we will cover domain name concepts, and then we will talk about specific domain registrars.

Web Hosting Control Panels

Web hosts use a variety of control panels. Some of them are widely available, and some are custom control panels written for a specific web host. Some hosts even use more than one control panel, one for billing and one for managing websites.

Web Hosting Guide

Once you have selected your web host, it is time to get acquainted with your web hosting control panel and tools so that you can configure your website. Most of the settings are "set and forget" while some you may come back to again and again, like webmail or traffic statistics.

Different web hosting companies may have different control panels (or sometimes no control panel at all), however the concepts are all the same. Since different web hosts use different control panels, we have organized our articles into general concepts, and then by control panel.

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