cPanal Dashboard

cPanal Dashboard

It's time to learn how to use cPanel now that you are aware of its advantages and disadvantages. We'll go over the many ways to access cPanel before diving into the first tutorial, Typically, the welcome email from most servers will contain a direct link to the cPanel dashboard.

However, if there isn't a link, you can access your cPanel account by typing its address into the browser's address bar. Simply add:2082 to the end of the URL if your site's address starts with HTTP. Write:2083 for a website URL that begins with HTTPS.

Click the Log in button after entering your password and cPanel username. Once within the dashboard, you should find a variety of modules and features. We'll go over each section's main purposes now.

Files Manager

Direct file management tools are available in the Files section. In this section, you may choose privacy levels, set up a backup wizard, and upload files without using an FTP client. cPanel also comes with an intuitive file manager that functions similarly to desktop file explorer programmes, allowing users to simply modify, remove, and add files and folders.

When you click the File Manager button, you'll be sent to a page with a list of all the files on your website. From there, you can begin carrying out different operations by selecting the appropriate menu button. For instance, select the file you wish to move and click the Move button. A dialogue will then display; simply enter the new path and select the Move File(s) option.

Preferences Section

Here, you can customise the cPanel dashboard's numerous features, including the language, theme, and user data. The module also has tools for managing passwords and adding new cPanel accounts. Adding your contact information is one of the section's most crucial components. To save your contact information and preferences, use the Contact Information application.
Start by entering your email address in the space provided. The system will send you notifications for any account activity, such as when your mailbox or bandwidth quota has been reached. Go to the bottom of the page and check the boxes next to the contact information that you like. For instance, select the appropriate box if you wish to be notified when your email address changes.
A database is required to store all the vital data and information, including usernames, passwords, and posts, if your website employs a content management system (CMS) like WordPress. The actions performed in this area, which is all about maintaining databases, are generally carried out using MySQL databases and phpMyAdmin. Then select MySQL Databases. Enter the desired database username in the New Database box and then click Create Database.
The Current Databases list will be updated with a fresh database, Scroll down to the MySQL Users section to add a new MySQL user. Enter your username and password there, then click "Create User," When finished, go to the section under "Add User To Database." Choose the new user and database from the dropdown menu by clicking on them. This will grant the user access to the selected database.
Once you're finished, you may use phpMyAdmin to begin importing your files into this new database. Try improving your database to ensure dependable site performance.

Software Section

The Softaculous Apps Installer will often have its own area set up by your web hosting service. However, the auto-installer can also be found under the Software section together with other scripts and programmes. This area mostly serves advanced users because it focuses on programming languages like PHP, Ruby, and Perl.

Softaculous App Installer

A script library called Softaculous streamlines the process of installing multiple programmes. The most popular applications are Drupal, Joomla, phpBB, and WordPress. You may instal any programme right from the dashboard because of the flawless interaction with cPanel. Start by choosing the script you wish to instal. Try browsing the categories if you can't find the programme under the Script area.

Metrics Section

The functions in this module operate to track website statistics, from tracking resource utilisation to tally-ing visits. You can gain information from these measurements to assist you decide how to develop your website. Every tool offers thorough reports about your website. As an illustration, the AWStats software incorporates the Awstats capability. It provides hourly, daily, or monthly traffic statistics.

Additionally, the software logs visitor data such as their browser and location. This aids in behaviour analysis so they can adjust their actions to perform better. Find the options in the left sidebar to view a certain type of information. Change the Reported period to view reports for a particular time period.

Domains Section

Webmasters frequently use a single hosting account for several websites. As a result, all domain-related operations, including maintaining domain names, setting up addon domains for recently purchased domain names, and generating parked domains, are covered under the Domains section. , To create, amend, and manage DNS (Domain Name System) records, use the Zone Editor in cPanel. This functionality can add an MX record and manage domain configurations, among other things.
Click on the corresponding button to make an MX record. Enter the priority value in the Priority box and a fully qualified domain name in the Destination field to bring up a new page. To save the modifications, click Add An MX Record at the end.

Security Section

Every website owner is concerned about security, especially if they hold sensitive data like credit card numbers. You can use this module to monitor important security settings for your hosting account.
There are many features to enhance the security of your website, such as SSH Access to enable SSH connections to your server and SSL/TLS to enable SSL certificates for added security. The Hotlink Protection, which stops other websites from using your site's resources without your permission, is another crucial feature.
Your bandwidth is protected by hotlink protection, which stops your files from being utilised on other websites. Open the Hotlink Protection function and change the settings to do this, Simply add their URLs to the section for websites you want to be able to view your files from.
In the meanwhile, list the file formats under Block direct access for the following extensions to define which file types to restrict. Additionally, provide the URLs in the area provided if you wish to redirect requests for a particular piece of content. Click Submit to save the changes after filling out all the fields.

Email Section

Email isn't included in all web hosting plans, but if yours does, you'll manage all email-related chores using cPanel. These capabilities will make it easier to carry out activities efficiently, such as setting up auto-responders and making personalised email accounts.
From the cPanel dashboard, use the Email Account function to create, remove, and manage email accounts. When you click the symbol, your website will display a list of live email addresses.

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