Category: Tips & Tricks

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 …

Adding cPanel University Certifications To LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the social network for, well, professionals. Whether you’re looking to secure your next job or establish yourself as a thought leader within your current position or industry, LinkedIn is the place where you want to put your best professional foot forward. For anyone unfamiliar, cPanel University is a one-stop shop for training and certification on all things cPanel & WHM, including technical issues and sales courses. Becoming a cPanel Certified Partner …

How to Configure and Manage WebDAV Web Disks With cPanel

cPanel & WHM integrates several tools for accessing files stored on a web server, including the cPanel File Manager, SFTP, a web-based terminal, and Web Disks. Each method is useful, but in this article, we’re going to focus on Web Disks, an implementation of the WebDAV protocol. With Web Disks, cPanel users can manage and edit files stored on their server using compatible software on PCs and mobile devices. What are Web Disks and WebDAV? …

The Evolution of WordPress® Management with cPanel

cPanel & WHM® has introduced a revolutionary new way to manage WordPress sites. The WordPress Toolkit (WPTK) empowers web hosting providers and site owners to install, secure, and configure multiple websites in a single easy-to-use interface. This Toolkit simplifies site management by automating complex tasks and providing a unified configuration and support experience. Before the WordPress Toolkit, WordPress Manager was cPanel’s primary WordPress interface. However, while it surfaces useful configuration and backup settings, users often …

Linux Security Enhancement with cPanel & WHM®

The internet is a hostile environment, and your web hosting servers face innumerable threats from bad actors who want to steal data and exploit server resources. CentOS is a stable and secure foundation, but it is not invulnerable. Configuration mistakes, software vulnerabilities, and poor Linux security practices can open the door to bad actors and malicious bots. cPanel & WHM includes many Linux security tools that help server administrators to build a secure hosting environment. …

How To Install and Configure ModSecurity™ In cPanel

Automated attack bots bombard web apps with malicious requests as soon they go online. Attackers target every website and ecommerce store eventually, hoping to find a vulnerability they can exploit to inject code, misuse resources, or steal data. In 2019, bad bots generated a quarter of all web traffic. cPanel & WHM includes many features that help web hosts and site administrators to repel bad bots, including the ModSecurity web application firewall (WAF). cPanel & …

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 …