An Introduction to cPanel’s Backup System
Thursday, May 9th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Backing up your website is one of the most important things you can do. You may think or hope nothing bad will ever happen to it, but there are no guarantees. Having a backup ensures that you can get your...
Fixing Trouble with cPanel Port Access
Sunday, March 31st, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE To access cPanel’s web-based control panel, you will need to access a non-standard port. The default cPanel port is 2082 for unencrypted connections and 2083 for encrypted. You do not have to append this port number to your URL, as...
Basic cPanel Security Tools
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE There is no all-in-one solution for website security, but some hosting automation systems can help make certain security features easier to manage and implement. cPanel offers a number of security tools, including the following: Password Protect Directories – If you...
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Why Jailed Shell Access is an Important cPanel Feature
Monday, February 25th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE In cPanel’s WebHost Manager (WHM), it gives you the option to enable or disable shell access for individual hosting users. With shell access (SSH) enabled, users will be able to access your server’s command line through a terminal emulator. Allowing...
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How to Optimize Websites with cPanel
Monday, January 28th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE If you search the web, you will likely find a myriad of ways to optimize websites. Depending on the type of website you have, it may involve something as basic as making website images with smaller file sizes or something...
End of Year cPanel Maintenance Tips
Monday, December 31st, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE The end of the year is a great time to perform some basic server maintenance with your hosting automation system. As the system administrator, cPanel’s WHM will make it easy for you to complete a few routine tasks that should...
Leverage the Power of CloudLinux with cPanel
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE cPanel is designed to run on Linux, although some people may try their hand at installing it on FreeBSD. In particular cPanel only lists three Linux distributions as being “supported”: CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), and CloudLinux. Although it...
How to Generate Passwords with cPanel
Thursday, November 29th, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE In a previous post, we detailed how you could use a third-party website to generate secure passwords for your web hosting accounts or pretty much any other type of account. If you have cPanel, however, you can actually generate passwords...
Free and Open Hosting Automation Alternatives
Monday, November 26th, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Proprietary control panels are a fixture in the web hosting world. Most hosting accounts, whether for shared or dedicated hosting, feature some type of control panel that the provider either licensed or created from scratch. Some hosting companies build complex...
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Breezi Looks to Offer Flexibility in Sitebuilder Market
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012THN News
ARTICLE (The Hosting News) – With an already populated field of website builders, many companies are looking to bring something new to the table. One of those is Breezi which earlier this month unveiled its cPanel plugin during cPanel’s annual conference...
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