Every ExpressionEngine website has a frontend website (such as the Agile Records website you can see at
http://localhost/) and a backend control panel (
http://localhost/system/index.php). The control panel is only accessed by you and others who may be responsible for managing the website and creating the content — no one else even needs to know it exists.
Since most of the work that goes into building an ExpressionEngine-powered website will take place in the control panel, it is worth first becoming familiar with how it is organized.
Note, there is also a member control panel, which can be accessed by members of the public (if you so choose). This pared-down control panel allows the member ...