Category: WHM + cPanel

How to Backup Your Website in cPanel

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Maintaining your website means making sure software updates don’t take down your site. Knowing how to backup your website in cPanel allows you to ensure you can restore your site if an update happens. Use this guide to ensure your website is properly backed up for updates, testing, and other maintenance you need to perform.

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Creating a MySQL database in cPanel is helpful for web developers managing large amounts of data for their websites and applications. The process is simple and essential to the development of database-intensive projects.

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Hotlink protection in cPanel prevents a third party from embedding your content on their site and using your bandwidth to serve it. It mostly prevents other websites from directly linking to certain files, typically images, on your website. You want to prevent this if you have copyrighted images, or to simply save on bandwidth usage.

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The cPane IP Blocker is a useful tool that allows you to block your site from a single IP address, domain, or range of IP addresses. Knowing how to use the IP Blocker in cPanel can add another layer of security to your website.

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While some choose to manage their database from the command line, there are those that prefer a graphical user interface (GUI) to do so. cPanel offers phpMyAdmin, a free and open source tool for MySQL and MariaDB, built into their control panel to manage databases. This guide walks you through how to manage a MySQL database with phpMyAdmin in cPanel.

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It is well known that website security is crucial. Securing the files behind the site is even more important. Even if your server security fails you and someone accesses your server, knowing how to password protect a directory in cPanel adds another level of security.

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An important part of system administration is managing storage. The Disk Space Usage tool in cPanel is a vital part of keeping disk space under control. There is nothing worse than your server storage filling up and your sites going down.

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Transferring files between your server and another device is sometimes necessary. Knowing how to create additional FTP accounts in cPanel is helpful. Users that need to transfer files to the server are easy to add with this guide.

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Managing DNS can be a daunting, but rewarding task. For those managing DNS on their server, it is vital to know how to add a record with DNS Zone Editor in cPanel. This knowledge proves necessary and helps DNS management easier.

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