A detailed description and explanation of cPanel Software functions.
This interface provides command line access to your account on the server. It can be much faster to complete some tasks using a Terminal, rather than graphical applications. Another benefit is allowing access to many more commands and scripts. Users must have Shell access enabled. Please contact us to have this feature enabled.
WebHost Manager allows users the ability to automate server management tasks while offering your customers the tools they need to manage their sites, such as creating cPanel accounts for customers, monitor and protect your server, transfer and backup data and much more.
Site Software allows you to install WordPress with a few simple clicks.
Cron jobs allow you to automate commands or scripts on your website. You can set a command or script to run at a specific time every day, week, etc. For example, you could set a cron job to delete temporary files every week to free up disk space. Cron jobs can be very useful to automate repetitive tasks.
Track DNS allow a user to find out information about any domain name, or trace the route from the server your site is on to the computer you are accessing cPanel from. Finding out information about a domain can be useful in making sure your DNS is set up properly as you will find out information about your IP address as well as your DNS. The Domain Lookup tool allows you to find out the IP address of any domain, as well as DNS information about that domain. This can be a very useful tool right after your site is set up or after DNS changes have been made to make sure your DNS is setup properly. The Trace Route function allows you to trace the route from the computer you are accessing cPanel from to the server your site is on (example, the number of servers and what servers your data must pass through to get to your site).
The Index Manager allows you to customize the way a directory will be viewed on the internet. You can select between a default style, no indexes, or two types of indexing. If you do not wish for people to be able to see the files in your directory, than choose No Indexing.
An error page informs a visitor when there is a problem accessing your site. Each type of problem has its own code. For example, a visitor who enters a nonexistent URL will see a 404 error, while an unauthorized user trying to access a restricted area of your site will see a 401 error, and 500 error is an Internal server error. Basic error pages are automatically provided by the web server (Apache). However, if you prefer, you can create a custom error page for any valid HTTP status code beginning in 4 or 5. Common error pages are 400, 401, 403, 404, and 500.
Apache handlers control how the Apache web server software manages certain file types and extensions for your site. Apache comes configured to handle CGI scripts and server-parsed files. You can configure Apache to handle a new file type with an existing handler by manually adding the handler and extension below. For example, to have the server treat files with the extension .example as CGI files, you would type cgi-script under Handler and .example under Extension(s).
MIME types tell browsers how to handle specific extensions. For example, the text/html MIME type equates to .htm, .html, and .shtml extensions on most servers, and this tells your browser to interpret all files with those extensions as HTML files. You can alter or add new MIME types specifically for your site (note that you can not alter the system defined MIME type values). MIME types are often used to handle new technologies as they appear. When WAP technology first appeared no one had these extensions set up on their server. With MIME types, however, you could have set it up yourself and begun serving WAP pages immediately.
The Virus Scanner in cPanel essentially searches for viruses, Trojan horses, malware and other threats. It also allows the user to scan email files, files in public web, FTP directories or the entire account. The ClamAV Virus Scanner is an open source antivirus forwarded by cPanel to detect malicious software. It is highly recommended to routinely perform a virus Scan to ensure your website is virus-free.