Category: Tips & Tricks

How to Change the Main Shared IP Address on cPanel®

cPanel & WHM’s main shared IP address is used by new shared hosting accounts created on a server. This allows web hosts to create new accounts easily and automates the otherwise complex and time-consuming domain and web server configuration process. But what if you want to change the main shared IP address on your cPanel server? In this article, we outline a three-step process for changing a server’s shared IP address. Changing the main shared …

Secure Your cPanel Server With SSH Keys And Public Key Cryptography

cPanel & WHM is a complete server management solution, but you may occasionally need to log in to your server’s shell to run scripts or edit configuration options on the command line. The most secure way to remotely log in is with SSH. An SSH client on your local computer connects to a daemon on the server. SSH encrypts the commands you send to the server and the information it sends back. When you log …

How To Clone A Website In cPanel®

A cloned website is a perfect duplicate of a site hosted on your server. It has the same files, and the contents of its database are identical to the original. The only difference is that the cloned site is hosted at another domain or directory.  There are many reasons you might want to clone websites on your cPanel server. Because the copies are identical to an existing website, cloning helps deploy testing and staging sites. …

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 …