PacktLib: cPanel User Guide and Tutorial

cPanel: User Guide and Tutorial

Credits

About the Author

Preface

Introduction to cPanel Hosting

Webmaster, Meet cPanel…

What Tools Will You Need?

Finding cPanel Web Hosting

Questions to Ask Hosting Companies

Summary

Getting Started with cPanel

Logging into cPanel

The Main cPanel Interface

Summary

FTP and cPanel’s File Manager

FTP Basics

Creating and Managing FTP Accounts in cPanel

Anonymous FTP Access

cPanel FTP Session Control

Other Types of FTP Connections

cPanel’s File Manager

Summary

Working with Mail

Why Manage your Own E‑mail Accounts?

Common E‑mail Terms

Accessing cPanel’s E‑mail Features

Managing POP3 and IMAP E‑mail Accounts

Creating an E‑mail Account

Configuring your E‑mail Client to Use your New Address

Changing Advanced E‑mail Options and Monitoring your E‑mail Account

Web Mail

E‑mail Forwarders (Aliases)

E‑mail Domain Forwarding

Mailing Lists

Dealing with Unsolicited E‑mail (SPAM)

Default (Catch All) E‑mail Address

E‑mail Auto‑Responders

Advanced E‑mail Tools

Summary

Working with Databases

Database 101

Working with Databases in cPanel

phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin

Summary

Controlling Access to and Organizing Your Data

Changing your cPanel Password

Subdomains

Redirects

Hotlink Protection: Stop People from Stealing Content

Password-Protect Directories

Leech Protect: Keep Users from Giving Away Access to your Site

Index Manager

IP Deny Manager

Custom Web Error Messages

Summary

Keeping an Eye on Account Activity

Web Statistics: What’s Going On?

Raw (Apache) Web Logs

Web Stats to the Rescue!

Other Related Tools

Summary

Backing up and Restoring Data

Backups and their Importance

Automated Unattended Backups

Restoring Backups

Summary

Working with Scripts

What are Web Scripts?

The Scripts cPanel Offers for Installation

Advice on Working with Scripts

Summary

Advanced cPanel Features

Welcome to cPanel 102

FrontPage Extensions

Add‑on Domains

Parked Domains

Cron Jobs

SSH/Telnet

MIME Types

Apache Handlers

OpenPGP Keys

SSL Management

Network Tools

cPanel Pro

Summary

Site and Account Security

Site Security and You

The Security Plan

What to do if the Worst Happens

Summary

Third‑Party Additions to cPanel

cPanel Themes: New Look, New Features

Third‑Party Add‑ons

Summary

Useful Tools and Links and the Final Curtain Call

FTP Clients

Additional cPanel Information

Basic Webmaster and Scripting Assistance

Domain, DNS, and Site Monitoring Tools

Password Storing Programs

Curtain Call

Glossary