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Category: Tips & Tricks

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 …

What goes into protecting your credit card information on the web?

*  This post was originally posted on November 28, 2014, and has been updated for accuracy.  Purchases happen with the click of a button, a swipe of a finger, or simply, no human interaction at all. Whether it’s our monthly subscription to Netflix, the plane tickets that just went on flash sale, or the book that we purchased with Prime shipping, our request for immediacy and automation has placed our credit card information all over …

3 Ways to Prevent Email Abuse

*  This post was originally posted on July 12, 2016, and has been updated for accuracy.  Over 100 billion emails get sent per day. Everything from out-of-office alerts to billing summaries gets transferred across the web, from server to server. While we expect the things we send and deliver to remain secure, we know it isn’t always the case. There are various ways mail servers can be compromised, however, there are also …

Install cPanel with Google Compute Engine

*  This post was originally posted on May 9, 2016, and has been updated for accuracy.  Greetings from the Customer Service Team! Given the nature of most Customer Service departments, they are typically the first line of communication you will have with any given company. Here at cPanel, things are not much different. Being that we have the opportunity to connect with such a wide and diverse range of cPanel …

The Different Applications for cPanel Webmail

* This post was originally published on December 23, 2015, and has been updated for technical accuracy.  Webmail is one of the most commonly used features in cPanel. As opposed to having email delivered from the server to a desktop application, Webmail allows users to check their messages from their browsers. Currently, there are three different Webmail applications available, each with their own subtle differences, but all with the same power to deliver secure email …