How To Change Your cPanel Theme

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

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  2. Now let’s learn how to change cPanel’s theme.

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  3. Click the "Switch Theme" dropdown box.

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

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How To Change the Primary Language in cPanel

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

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

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  3. Click the "Change Language" link.

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  4. Select the new desired language, then click "Change".

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  5. That’s it! The language has been changed.

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  6. Now when you navigate through cPanel, you’ll notice that the language used has been translated to the newly selected language.
  7. To change back, simply repeat the process.

 

How To Add a Record With the DNS Zone Editor in cPanel

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

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  2. Now let’s learn how to add an "A record" with the DNS Zone Editor.

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  3. Click the "Simple Zone Editor" icon.

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  4. Select the domain you want to edit.

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  5. Then enter the "A Record", followed by the IP address you want it to point to.

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  6. Click Add a Record.

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  7. That’s it! We’ve successfully added an "A Record" to our domain.

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  8. You can see the new record listed here at the bottom …

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  9. Which is also where you can click to delete the record when it’s no longer needed.

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How To Back up Your Website in cPanel

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

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  2. Now let’s learn how to backup our website.

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  3. Click the "Backup Wizard" icon.

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

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  5. To backup your website, click the "Backup" button.

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

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

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  8. Select the destination, then click "Generate Backup".

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

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  10. To download a copy of the backup to your computer, simply click its link. That’s all there is to it!

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

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  12. Then click the "Restore" button.

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

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  14. Locate the Home Directory backup…

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  15. Then click "Upload".

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  16. The files have been restored!

 

How To Use the Disk Space Usage Tool in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.
  2. Now let’s learn how to use the Disk Space Usage tool.

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  3. Click the "Disk Usage" icon.

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

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

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

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  7. Clicking an actual folder name …

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

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

 

How To Create Additional FTP Accounts in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.
  2. Now let’s learn how to setup additional FTP accounts.

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  3. Click the "FTP Accounts" icon.

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

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  5. Then click "Create FTP Account".

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

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

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How To Password Protect a Directory in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.
  2. Now let’s learn how to password protect a directory.

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  3. Click the "Directory Privacy" icon.

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  4. Select the directory to start with, then click "Go".

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  5. Select the directory you want to password protect by clicking its name.

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  6. Check the "Password Protect" box, then give a name for the directory, and click "Save".

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  7. The directory is now protected, and requires a password to enter it via a browser.

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  8. We must therefore create at least one user, and assign them a password so they can access the directory.

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  9. Assign a username and password in the "Create User" section.

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  10. The protected directory now has one user who has access to it. Repeat this process for each additional user you want to grant access for.

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  11. You can see the new user we just added in the "Authorized Users" section.

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How To Use the IP Blocker in cPanel

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

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  2. Now let’s learn how to use the IP Blocker.

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  3. Click the "IP Blocker" icon.

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

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

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  6. You can see which IP addresses are currently being blocked.

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  7. … and you can remove IP blocks by clicking here.

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How To Set up Hotlink Protection in cPanel

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

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  2. Now let’s learn how to setup hotlink protection.

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  3. Click the "Hotlink Protection" icon.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Enter all the file types you want to protect …
  6. … and check the "Allow direct requests" box if you want to give the ability to manually enter URLs of a protected file.

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

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  8. Then click "Submit".

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

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  10. To disable hotlink protection, click the "Disable" button.

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How To Create a Subdomain in cPanel

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

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  2. Now let’s learn how to create a subdomain.

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  3. Click the "Subdomains" icon.

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  4. Enter the prefix of your new subdomain.

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  5. 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.

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  6. Click the "Create" button.

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

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

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