Category: Tips & Tricks

Accelerate cPanel® Web Hosting with NGINX® Caching

Faster is better where web hosting is concerned. Users want fast-loading pages and so do search engines. With the introduction of official support for NGINX caching in cPanel & WHM, web hosts and server administrators can quickly deploy server-side caching to all users, significantly improving web performance with minimal setup and configuration.  If you’d like to see NGINX caching in action, take a look at our recent cPanel LIVE! NGINX broadcast, which …

How To Redirect An IP To A Domain & Configure Domain Redirects In cPanel®

A web server managed by cPanel & WHM has many responsibilities, but its most important job is serving web pages in response to HTTP requests, a process that depends on the correct configuration of domain names and IP addresses. Manually configuring IPs and domains is incredibly complicated, but cPanel & WHM’s web interface makes light work of everyday web server administration tasks.  In this article, we’re going to explore four aspects of IP and domain …

How To Use PuTTY SSH With cPanel®

cPanel & WHM’s intuitive web interfaces make it easy to manage servers and web hosting accounts. However, it’s occasionally useful to work on a server’s command line instead. The PuTTY SSH (Secure Shell) client allows you to log in to a server’s command line interface shell over an encrypted connection so that sensitive data isn’t exposed on the internet. Once logged in, you can access the full suite of Linux command-line tools, interact with the

Business Email And The Power Of Email Forwarders

Everyone has an email address these days. And the email address you use does, to a certain extent, say a lot about you. For example, yourname@gmail.com conveys a different message than pizzalover123@gmail.com… with our apologies to anyone that may actually be the owner of either of those email addresses. While your personal email address is generally different from your business email address, a similar set of parameters do exist that convey certain things about you …

How To Build An Effective Landing Page For Reseller Hosting

They say you never have a second chance to make a first impression, and that goes double for competitive industries like web hosting. Getting potential customers to your website is challenging enough, but once they click, you have only seconds to engage their attention with something more appealing than the social media stream, email, or search result page they were browsing moments ago.  That’s where landing pages shine. An effective landing page can make all …

The DNS Zone For Beginners

For all intents and purposes, DNS can be considered almost like the internet’s phonebook. At least that’s how it’s most often metaphorically explained. However, your domain’s DNS zone is slightly less like an old yellow pages and much more like the saved contacts list within your cell phone. You enter a phone number and a name to go with the phone number, hit save and then you can promptly forget the phone number because you’ll …

Getting Started With The cPanel® API

cPanel & WHM’s web interfaces offer a comprehensive server and web hosting management solution, but hosts and developers often want to automate tasks or integrate cPanel’s tools with other software. To make that easier, we provide extensive APIs that can be accessed both locally and remotely.  In this article, we’ll explore the cPanel & WHM APIs and show you how to get started with cPanel’s command-line API utilities and the HTTP API. We have recently updated …

How to Deploy a WordPress® Staging Site With cPanel

Editing a production WordPress site is like detailing your car while it’s driving down the freeway. You might arrive at your destination on time and looking good. Then again, it could all go horribly wrong—and if you do it often enough,  your luck will run out eventually.  If a business depends on its WordPress site or WooCommerce store, editing the live production installation is simply not worth the risk. WordPress staging sites, also called development …

Top 5 Reasons To Choose WordPress® For Your Business

In 2021, consumers will rely even more on the web and social media to solve problems and buy products. If a business isn’t on the web, it’s basically invisible. But what’s the best way to build and manage your business site or store? For hundreds of thousands of people, the answer to that question is WordPress. WordPress is fundamentally a content management system (CMS), a web application that makes it easy to write and publish …

How To Use A Remote MySQL® Database With cPanel

The MySQL database server is a core component of millions of content management systems and ecommerce apps. It provides the secure and reliable data storage and retrieval that makes dynamic, personalized websites possible. cPanel & WHM is a complete MySQL management solution that automates many common web hosting database tasks while offering fine-grained control to web hosts who need it. Typically, websites and cPanel’s MySQL instance are installed on the same server. However, it’s sometimes …