How to use the IP Deny Manager in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to use the IP Deny Manager.

Click the IP Deny Manager icon.

Enter an IP address or range you would like to block, then click Add.

That’s it! We’ve now blocked anyone using the IP address 123.45.67.89 from accessing our website.

You can see which IP addresses are currently being blocked.

… and you can remove IP blocks by clicking the red X in the Remove column.

Then click Remove IP to confirm.

That’s it! The IP address has been removed from the blocked list.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to block IP addresses from accessing your website.

How to use the Index Manager in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to use the Index Manager.

Click the Index Manager icon.

The Index Manager enables you to control how directories on your website are displayed.

If there is no index.html file in a given directory, the contents of that directory will be listed in a browser. This can cause security issues.

With Index Manager, you can set your account up to not allow your directory contents to be shown.

Let’s setup Index Manager for the clients directory.

There are four settings to choose from.

The Default System Setting allows the directory contents to be shown.

No Indexing does not allow directory contents to be shown.

Standard Indexing prevents browsers from viewing contents of directories that do not contain image files.

… and Fancy Indexing prevents browsers from viewing contents of directories that do contain image files.

Since we do not want the contents of this directory shown, we’ll choose the No Indexing option.

That’s it! The index settings have been updated, and visitors can no longer view the contents of the clients directory.

It’s just as easy to switch back to the default setting.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup index directory protection for any of your directories.

How to use the Disk Space Usage tool in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to use the Disk Space Usage tool.

Click the Disk Space Usage icon.

From here you can see how much storage space is being used by each directory and sub-directory in your account.

At the bottom of the page is a collapsible list of directories.

Clicking on a plus sign will expand the directory revealing the specific files and folders within.

Clicking an actual folder name…

… will launch File Manager, showing the contents of that folder.

You can choose to sort the folders by name, or by disk usage.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to use the Disk Space Usage tool to see a breakdown of where all your files are stored.

How to create additional FTP accounts in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to setup additional FTP accounts.

Click the FTP Accounts icon.

To create a new FTP account, enter a new login and password.

Then click Create FTP Account.

That’s it! The new FTP account has been created.

You can then change the FTP account’s password, quota, delete the account, or delete the account.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create additional FTP accounts in cPanel.

How to create a subdomain in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to create a subdomain.

Click the Subdomains icon.

Enter the prefix of your new subdomain.

Make sure the domain name your subdomain will be associated with is selected.

A directory name the same as your subdomain prefix will automatically appear… although you can change this if you want.

Click the Create button.

That’s it! A new subdomain has been created.

A new folder called clients has also been created, which is where you would upload files for this subdomain.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create subdomains in cPanel.

How to create a MySQL database in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to create a MySQL database.

Click the MySQL Database Wizard icon.

Enter a name for the new database, then click Next Step.

Now we have to create a user for this database. Enter a username and create a password, then click Create User.

Click the All Privileges check box, then click Next Step.

That’s it! My MySQL database has been created, and the new user added to the database. The database name, username and password will all be needed for scripts that need to connect to the database.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create and setup MySQL databases.

How to change your cPanel style

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to change cPanel’s style.

Click the Change Style icon.

Changing your control panel style does not change any functionality, only the way it looks.

To change your style, simply click the Switch Style button for the new style you want.

That’s it! As you can see, the look of our control panel has changed.

To change it back, simply repeat the process.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to change the style of your cPanel control panel.

How to change your cPanel password

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to change the cPanel password.

Click the Change Password icon.

First enter your old, or existing password.

Then enter and confirm a new password.

Click Change your password now.

That’s it! The cPanel password has been changed.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to change your cPanel password.

How to change the primary language in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to change the primary language.

Click the Change Language icon.

Select the new desired language, then click Change.

That’s it! The language has been changed.

Now when you navigate through cPanel, you’ll notice that the language used has been translated to the newly selected language.

To change back, simply repeat the process.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to change the primary language in cPanel.

How to backup your website in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to backup our website.

Click the Backup Wizard icon.

This is the main backup screen where you can backup, or restore the files in your hosting account.

To backup your website, click the Backup button.

You have the option of only backing up part of your account…

… or generating a full backup, which we’ll do now. Click the Full Backup button.

Select the destination, then click Generate Backup.

That’s it! We’ve just created a full backup to the home directory.

To download a copy of the backup to your computer, simply click it’s link.

That’s all there is to it!

Restoring files is just as easy. Click the Backup Wizard icon again.

Then click the Restore button.

Choose what type of restore you want to do… in this case, let’s restore the Home Directory.

Locate the Home Directory backup…

Then click Upload.

The files have been restored!

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create a backup in cPanel, and restore files from a backup.

How to add an MX entry in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to add an MX entry.

Click the MX Entry icon.

Setting a custom MX entry is useful if you want your email handled by another server, or if you want to setup a backup email server.

Enter a priority number for the new MX record: the lower priority numbers will be tried first, followed by higher numbers.

Then enter the new MX entry.

Click Add New Record.

That’s it! The new MX record has been added.

So in this case, the default mybiz1234.com mail server will be tried first because it has a priority of 0…

… followed by the new email server mx1.myexchange.com, because its priority number is 1.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to add an MX entry in cPanel.

How to use webmail from within cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to use webmail to access our email from within cPanel.

Click the Email Accounts icon.

To access webmail for the main account, you would use this link… but we’re not going to do this because we want to access webmail for a specific account.

Instead, click the More drop down box for the email account you wish to access.

Then click Access Webmail.

Type the email address password, then click Log in.

Click the webmail application available to you… in this case, we’ll select Horde.

Then click Log in.

This is the Horde webmail main screen, where we can check our inbox…

… and compose a New Message.

We’re not going to get into the specifics of using Horde’s webmail… just know that this is how you access and manage your emails from within cPanel.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to access your webmail from within cPanel.

How to create an email account in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s create a new email account.

Click the Email Accounts icon.

Enter the email address you want to create, and assign it a password.

Then click “Create Account”.

Set a mailbox quota for the account if you wish.

You can also create additional email accounts.

That’s it! The new email account has been successfully created.

From the Email Accounts screen you can access webmail for the account, change its password, change the quota, or even delete the account.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create email accounts in cPanel.

How to create an addon domain in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to create an addon domain.

Click the Addon domains icon.

This is the addon domains page, where you can setup additional domain names that point to subdomains of your account.

Enter the new domain name…

Then enter a username.

Enter and confirm a password, then click Add Domain.

That’s it! The addon domain has been created.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create addon domains in cPanel.

How to setup hotlink protection in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to setup hotlink protection.

Click the Hotlink Protection icon.

Hotlink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to certain files (typically images) on your website.

You’ll want to prevent this if you have copyrighted images, or to simply save on bandwidth usage.

You’ll first want to make sure your own sites are listed here, so you are able to hotlink to your images.

Enter all the file types you want to protect…

… and check the Allow direct requests box if you want to give the ability to manually enter URLs of a protected file.

Enter the URL you want to redirect to, for anyone who tries to hotlink to your files or images.

Then click Submit.

That’s it! You’ve successfully enabled hotlink protection.

To disable hotlink protection, click the Disable button.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to use hotlink protection to prevent hotlinking to your files.

How to setup email forwarding in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s setup an email forwarder.

Click the Forwarders icon.

An email forwarder allows you to send a copy of all email from one address to another. This is handy when you have multiple addresses, but only want to have to check one of them.

Click the Add Forwarder button.

Enter the email address you want to forward…

Then enter the address you want the message forwarded to.

Click Add Forwarder.

That’s it! The email forwarder has been setup, and will start working immediately.

You can return to this screen to create additional forwarders, or to delete existing ones.

You can also create domain email forwarders, where all email sent to a specific domain will be forwarded to another.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup an email forwarder in cPanel.

How to setup email filters in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s setup an email filter.

Click the Account Level Filtering icon.

Then click Create a New Filter.

Enter a name for the filter.

Then specify the rule.

Now define an action for the rule.

In this case, the action is to deliver the email to the john folder.

To finish, click the Create button.

That’s it! The filter has been created.

You can always return to this screen to create new filters, or edit or delete existing ones.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup email filters in cPanel.

How to setup domain redirects in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to setup domain redirects

Click the Redirects icon.

Choose whether you want this redirect to be temporary or permanent.

Then enter the URL you want to redirect.

Then enter the destination URL… where you want visitors to be redirected to.

When ready, click Add.

That’s it! The redirect has been created.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup domain redirects in cPanel.

How to setup an autoresponder in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s setup an autoresponder.

Click the Autoresponders icon.

This is where you create autoresponders for your email addresses. Autoresponders send messages back automatically, to anyone who sends an email to a specified address.

Click the Add Auto Responder button.

Now complete the form to setup your autoresponder.

Enter an interval value, then enter an email address you want to set an autoresponder for.

An interval of 8 hours means the autoresponder cannot send more than 1 email to an address within an 8 hour period.

Now complete the rest of the autoresponder email.

When finished, click Create/Modify.

That’s it! The autoresponder has been setup.

Now when someone sends an email to John, the Out of Office email will automatically be sent to them.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup an autoresponder in cPanel.

How to setup desktop shortcuts for cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to setup desktop shortcuts.

Click the Shortcuts icon.

You can create shortcuts for accessing cPanel, and for direct access to webmail.

To create the shortcuts, simply click and drag the links to your desktop.

That’s all there is to it!

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create desktop shortcuts to cPanel and webmail.