The EarthLink Web Hosting Control Center

The EarthLink Web Hosting Control Center


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

  1. Log into the Web Hosting Control Center at:
  2. Enter your Username and Password and click on Login.
  3. Your Username is either your domain name or email address associated with your account.
  4. 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 three applications used in the Control Center in the current or previous session.
  • Quick Access: Directly links to three 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


Kindly reference our How to Create Users in Control Center article.

Advanced Tools

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


Displays your username and email associated with your account. Both your username and password can be changed here.


Will log users out of the Control Center.


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.

More information on Mail Manager Can be found in our Web Hosting Manage Email Accounts article.

Advanced Tools

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


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


This view allows you to see all 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.


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

Social & Promote

  • Social Compose, formerly SocialStream, 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


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

For more information regarding these applications, please see our article Web Hosting Manage Site.

Create and Manage your Website or Websites

The 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 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 create and manage your website, please visit our Online Presence Builder article.

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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