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What Free Control Panel Options are There Besides cPanel?

Typically when hosting a single website or multiple websites it’s advisable to use a control panel such as cPanel. This helps streamline some of the tasks related to hosting. Although control panels such as cPanel and Plesk are phenomenal, not everyone wants to pay the necessary licensing fee to use them. With that in mind, you may be wondering if there are any free control panels that are comparable to cPanel or Plesk… and the answer is yes! The focus of this article will be to go over some of the free alternatives to cPanel to help you pick a…

cPanel Hotlink Protection

For example, if you want to protect image files, you would want to protect file extensions like “jpg”, “png”, “gif”, etc. You are then also given the option to allow direct access to the files, while still protecting them from embedding. This means that you can access the files directly in a web browser, but another site would not be able to embed them. Finally, you can also set a URL that someone is redirected to instead when their request is blocked by the hotlink protection. Related Articles Definitions of Security Icons in cPanel How To Access cPanel cPanel Indexes…

Setting Your Update Preferences for cPanel/WHM

How Do I Change WHM and cPanel Update Settings? If you want to change the way updates are handled for WHM, you can do so under Server Configuration. You can also choose how cPanel is updated when WHM is updated. Whether you want automatic updates or prefer to do them manually, here’s how to change your update preferences… Change WHM/cPanel Update Settings Log in as root user on WHM Go to Home > Server Configuration >  Update Preferences Choose the Release Tier and the frequency in which updates are performed (Automatic, Manual or Never) under Daily Updates Scroll down and click…

Creating a Downloadable File in cPanel

How do I Create a Downloadable File in cPanel? In some instances you may find that you need to make a file available to download through your website. Essentially the file would first need to be uploaded to your website and then you’ll need to make sure that the permissions for the file have been set accordingly. To do this please review the following steps. Please note that you’ll need to first be logged into your cPanel account, if you’re not sure how to do this you can refer to the following guide: How to access cPanel   Once logged…

How to Change a cPanel Password

If you have lost your cPanel password or want to change it, you can reset it easily from your Hostwinds client area.   You Will Need:   A Hostwinds account Any Shared or Business hosting plan   Procedure: Log into your Hostwinds client area. You can access this at https://clients.hostwinds.com/login.php Once logged in go to Services > My Services. Click on the Manage button on the line for the cPanel service you would like to reset the password on. Click Change Password. Your existing cPanel username and password is shown above the New Password field. You can changeit by filling…

How To Install ClipBucket Through cPanel

You might want ClipBucket to set up a YouTube like site is that is the case then this guide will go through the steps to install this on cPanel.   Steps to Install First login in to your Client area then select the service that you wish to install ClipBucket on and log in to your cPanel. Once at your cPanel go to the software group and select Softaculous Apps Installer.   Then search for ClipBucket in the search bar. Select ClipBucket and Press install. This will take you to the installation page. From here adjusts the fields as needed…

Transfer Email Accounts Between cPanel Servers

…old email accounts in the new server. If not, then read on.   How do I transfer my email accounts from one cPanel account to a different one? To completely transfer your email account from one cPanel to another you’ll need to download them from one account and reinstall them on another account. When downloading and transferring the files, use your favorite FTP client to complete the mass transfer. For a step-by-step guide follow the instructions below.   Log in to the new cPanel account Create Email accounts on the new server a. If you’re unfamiliar with creating a new…

Setting up a Remote Hostwinds Server for cPanel/WHM Backups

This guide is intended for Hostwinds clients who have access to WHM on their VPS, Cloud or Dedicated Server. Shared, Business and Reseller hosting clients will want to ensure they have the Web Hosting Cloud Backups addon enabled in order to manage backups and have these available at any time.   How Do I Set Up a Remote Hostwinds Server for cPanel/WHM Backups? You can easily have your backups sent to a remote server by using FTP in both WHM and cPanel as explained below.   How to Set a Remote Backup Server for cPanel Backups Login to your cPanel