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Category: Tips & Tricks

How to Host Dynamic DNS Domains with cPanel

cPanel is great for managing websites, apps, and email accounts hosted on servers in data centers, but many people also want to host online services at their home or business. Unfortunately, many residential and business ISPs don’t offer dedicated IP addresses, which means that you can’t use a domain name to connect to services hosted on their networks.  The solution is dynamic DNS, which automatically updates domain records when IP addresses change.  It is incredibly …

WordPress® Debugging with cPanel and WordPress Toolkit

WordPress’s greatest strength is that it just works. There is little for the average user to worry about beyond installing plugins, tweaking themes, and applying updates. However, as with any complicated software, bugs in WordPress’s code can cause unexpected behavior, especially during the development of plugins, themes, and custom functions.  WordPress has built-in debugging tools, but using them can be awkward and time-consuming. They are turned off by default and can’t be configured in the …

Hosting Remote Git™ Repositories with cPanel

Version control systems are the foundation on which modern development workflows are built. They reduce the complexity of collaboration while empowering developers to track and control the evolution of source code. Git is the most widely used open-source version control system, and that’s why cPanel & WHM makes it easy to host Git repositories and automatically deploy code from repositories to production.  In this article, we introduce Git and show you how to create and …

WordPress® Hardening: One-Click Security with cPanel

WordPress is far and away the most widely-used content management system on the web, but that popularity comes at a price. It’s also the most attacked CMS. Not because it’s un-secure, but because attackers know that a WordPress vulnerability is a gateway to tens of millions of websites. As soon as a WordPress website goes online, automated bots begin to probe it for weaknesses. That’s why it’s critically important to security harden WordPress sites, ensuring …

Memcached PHP Applications for Faster Web Apps

Caching is an indispensable feature of cost-effective application hosting and fast, low-latency user experiences. In-memory caching is one of the most widely used techniques, and Memcached’s in-memory caching capabilities are used by thousands of developers, hosting providers, and web services giants like Facebook®, Shopify®, and Slack®. In this article, we explore how Memcached works and how you can integrate it with PHP apps hosted on your cPanel & WHM server. Before we begin, a word …

How to Configure and Use Two-Factor Authentication in cPanel

Online criminals love to target web servers, and they will exploit any security vulnerability to break into them, steal data, and misuse resources. cPanel & WHM includes many powerful security features to help server administrators keep criminals out, including a robust two-factor authentication (TFA) system. What is Two-Factor Authentication? Two-factor authentication enhances server security by asking users to provide a unique code, supplied by an app on their phone, when they log in. When two-factor …

5 Ways to Grow your Hosting Business Online

Web hosting companies are a vital part of the Internet’s foundation. The total industry value as of 2019 stood at over $56.7 billion, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 15.5%. That figure will reach $130 billion by 2025. Yet despite offering essential services, it can be challenging – but not impossible – for many to stand out. Recent events like the global Covid-19 pandemic have helped to fuel the move towards …

How to Spot Phishing Attempts

We all know that there exists bad people on the Internet that want to steal our personal information for whatever nefarious reason they may have, right? Sometimes they want our bank account login, which makes sense, but other times they want something that maybe makes less sense, like a Facebook login. No matter what the reasons are that motivate these people, any attempt they make to effectively trick you into providing the information they are …

WP CLI: Install and Manage WordPress® on the Command Line

WordPress is incredibly easy to use with its intuitive graphical interface but it’s not ideal for server administrators and hosting providers who manage hundreds of sites. WP-CLI (WordPress Command Line Interface) is a powerful tool that can control every aspect of WordPress from the command line. When  you’re tasked with updating or installing a plugin, managing multiple WordPress sites with the command line and scripting is more efficient. In this article, we’ll show you how …

Branding cPanel Reseller Hosting: A Guide for Reseller Hosts

Does your reseller hosting business have a brand identity that sets it apart from the competition? In a ferociously competitive hosting industry, a custom brand can help your hosting services to stand out from the crowd, which is why cPanel & WHM® makes it straightforward to customize the cPanel® interface and establish a unique visual identity. What is Reseller Branding in cPanel? cPanel & WHM provides features for administering web hosting servers (WHM) and managing …