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Category: Tips & Tricks

How to Build a cPanel Hosting Environment on Amazon AWS

Let’s say you need to find hosting for multiple web applications with cPanel backend access so clients cannot access each other’s backends. What can you do to create a secure hosting environment without paying for several different hosting accounts? Why not host it yourself?! Disclaimer: If you have one or two lightweight websites, this probably isn’t the most cost effective route to go, however, if you are currently paying to host several websites and have …

Using the cPanel App

Hello again from the world of Customer Service! Over the past several months, we have seen many customers inquire into the cPanel App, its features, and how to set it up. I would like to cover these things and more right here! What is the cPanel App? The cPanel App is an app for Android and iOS devices that allows you to manage your cPanel & WHM accounts. This app is available to provide quick …

Which SSL Certificate is Right For Me?

Early this year Google announced that it would start warning users when a site they visited was not using an SSL Certificate, and we helped you understand the reasons behind SSL Certificates. Today, let’s talk about picking the right one! No matter what sort of website you may host, protecting and encrypting the data transmitted over the internet has never been more important. From consumer apprehension due to browser warnings to identity theft …

New SSL Standard Hooks for cPanel & WHM Integrators!

Hello, all you lovely people out in third-party developerland! Don’t you hate it when you’re installing an SSL certificate through a script or API calls, but there’s some action that you want to take before or after the installation? Well, thanks to the hardworking folks on the Development Team, cPanel & WHM Version now includes a Standardized Hook for the SSL Installation event. What is a Standard Hook? Standardized Hooks are our way to help developers trigger events …

Managing Multiple Domains from a Single Hosting Account

This post was originally added to our blog on January 31st, 2012. It has been updated for accuracy, and readability. cPanel has made it easier to manage your domains in a single place. In this post, we will go over how to add another domain to your existing cPanel account. This tutorial will require that you have a hosting account and have access to cPanel to add the domain. Are you unfamiliar with what DNS is or what the different …

How and Why to Build an EDGE Server

* This post was originally posted on September 27, 2016, and has been updated for accuracy.  The Tiered Release System The tiered release system was introduced early in the development of cPanel & WHM. We knew it would be important to appeal to all types of users, from the risk-taking early adopters to the stability-seeking delayers. Each tier represents a different risk vs reward ratio, and today we’re here to talk …

Pointing Two URLs to the Same Website

* This post was originally posted on February 6, 2012, and has been updated for accuracy.    Introduction Pointing two URLs to the same website is a good way to direct traffic to your site from several different domain names. You can accomplish this in two ways: either redirect one of the URLs to your primary domain, or create an alias for one of the URLs. The alias would point that domain towards your primary …

Avoiding a ‘Not Secure’ Warning in Chrome – Here’s How

UPDATE! On February 8th Google announced on their blog they’re going to start alerting in July 2018 for non-SSL sites. Get your SSL today! As TLS and SSL set a new benchmark for securely browsing the internet, devices and web browsers are equally raising the bar for presenting users a safe experience. As part of this effort, Google Chrome now displays a “Not Secure” warning in the web address bar when users visit a website without …

How to Create a Spam Filter

This article was originally posted on Jan 19, 2016, and has been updated for technical accuracy.  Let’s be honest, no one likes spam, not hosting providers, not web users, and certainly not us. That’s why it has become a reoccurring subject on the cPanel Blog. So, using one of our favorite features, Apache SpamAssassin, we want to equip you, the cPanel user, with a nifty trick to keep spam out of your inbox. Apache SpamAssassin™ Preloaded …

cPanel Branding Basics: A Guide for Reseller Hosts

This post was originally posted on November 17, 2015, and has been updated for accuracy. Some images of the cPanel interface may have been updated. cPanel & WHM is a tool that has become synonymous with web hosting. However, while hosting providers around the world use this software to offer their customers the freedom to manage their websites, email accounts,  databases, and more, they have also been given very few options when it came …