cPanel and WHM Overview

SQL queries. cPanel can often come with Auto Installer software. At Hostwinds, we use Softaculous for our preferred Auto Installer on our shared web hosting, and offer a Softaculous license on both VPS and Dedicated Servers. We also use WHMSonic for our SHOUTcast services, for setting up domains, radio stations, and autodj playlists. In order to connect to cPanel, you will usually connect through the port 2083, which is attached to the end of the IP, server hostname, or domain. You can also connect using the cpanel directory: testdomain.tld:2083 123.45.67.890:2083 servername:2083 testdomain.tld/cpanel 123.45.67.890/cpanel servername/cpanel   After purchase of a shared…

A Beginners Guide to cPanel

find that cPanel is a very intuitive and user friendly platform, and we are always happy to help you with learning how to use this powerful web hosting tool. If you can’t find what you need in our Knowledge Base, look at the very bottom of your cPanel home page. You should see a link called “Documentation”, or a cPanel icon, that will address any cPanel specific questions in detail at their homepage.   Helpful Related Articles   CPanel Minimum Requirements CPanel And WHM Overview How To Get Started With Your New CPanel Server (Limited to VPS with WHM/CPanel license)…

How Do I Do Full Backups In cPanel

when you choose the Full Backup option. That includes:   Home Directory MySQL Databases Email forwarders configuration Email filters configuration Zone files Web files   If you can see it then it’s getting backed up. Everything you can access from your cPanel will be stored.   When Are Full cPanel Backups Used? You want to make a full backup from cPanel when you’re doing a website migration. Don’t run the risk of losing anything and make a copy of it before moving anything.   How Long Does It Take To Do Full Backups In cPanel? The length of time it…

cPanel Definitions of the Stats Panel

all the files and folders on the account. This would include your E-Mail storage. Total number of email accounts on the cPanel account Total number of email filters on the cPanel account. This includes both Global Filters, and individual email filters. Total Amount of email forwarders on the cPanel account. Total number of FTP accounts that are created on the cPanel account The current CPU Usage of the cPanel account Current Input / Output (I/O) Usage on the cPanel account. This is for reading and writing files. Current Input / Output Operations per second. The amount of entry processes or…

How To Password Protect Folders In cPanel

There may come a time when you have a directory that you want only certain people to access. This can be done through a variety of ways, such as through the .htaccess file. Or other methods depending on your control panel. This guide will be describing how this can be done through your cPanel interface.   Where To Find The Option In cPanel’s File Manager   The easiest way to locate the option to password protect your files or folders, is within cPanel’s File Manager. Log into your cPanel. After you are logged in, navigate to the File Manager icon…

cPanel Zone Editor

While in the Management interface you can view all of the records associated with a domain and perform the following tasks: 1: Filter the listing by Name 2: Filter the listing by record Type 3: Add Record 4: Edit record 5: Delete record     Generally the default records for cPanel will suffice and will not need to be modified, however, you may wish to add custom TXT records or remote mail server entries.   Helpful Related Articles How To Access CPanel How Do I Add Email Accounts In CPanel? Creating An Addon Domain (CPanel) A Beginners Guide To CPanel

How To Access cPanel

cPanel is a fully featured web based control panel that provides you with tools to manage your website(s).   How Do I Access My cPanel Account? There are a few ways that you can access your cPanel account, the first of which is adding /cpanel to the end of your domain name in a web browser. For example, if your domain name was tutorials.hostwinds.com you’d navigate to tutorials.hostwinds.com/cpanel.   Shared/Business Hosting If for some reason the aforementioned method does not work, such as if your domain name has not yet been set up or propagated and you’re on a shared…

Adding An A Record In cPanel

How Do I Add An A Record In cPanel? With cPanel you can manage all aspects of your website(s), such as adding DNS entries through the web based interface. Let’s take a look at how you’d add an A record through cPanel. Please note that you’ll need to login to your cPanel account to follow the steps listed below. If you’re unsure of how to login to your cPanel account, please refer to the following guide: How to access cPanel   Step 1: Once logged into cPanel select the “Zone Editor” icon under the domains section     Step 2:…