cPanel® Blog

Are Blogs A Dying Art Form, Or The Vinyl Albums Of Online Content?

YouTube. Podcasts. Even Netflix, Facebook, and Twitter. But… LiveJournal, anyone? No? Believe it or not, before the modern era of online content being almost exclusively streamed audio or video, there was a time when we all basically had to read the internet as though it was a digital book, more or less. Does anyone even remember the term “blogosphere” anymore? It was totally a thing. Gather round the VR campfire, I’ll tell the tale of …

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 …

WordPress® Auto-Updates: Should You Use Them?

Open Source projects like WordPress have empowered millions of people to have an online presence. One factor that plagues the Open Source community is hackers. The nature of Open Source and its security transparency opens the door to constant hacking attempts by ruthless hackers, bots, and script-kiddies. The number one way to prevent your WordPress site from getting hacked is to keep your WordPress version, themes, and plugins updated. Keeping WordPress updated can be challenging …

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 …

So Long 2020, Hello 2021

We can certainly all agree that the year 2020 delivered some unique and unprecedented challenges, both in business and our personal lives. As a result, we’ve been presented with a particular and unusual perspective from which we can reflect on this past year and project into the new year. In other words, we’re collectively seeing things in a new light. For example, many of us are now working from home, which is something we may …

Join The Club: The Growing Subscription Service Model

How many subscription services are you currently subscribed to? Chances are, you have more than you realize. Subscription services have become the preferred model for digital assets and have changed customers’ ownership and purchasing power in the modern age, with 8 in 10 American adults currently subscribed to at least one such service.  These scheduled subscription services have automated our lives much in the same way we have become accustomed to letting the “robots” do our work. Driven by …

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. …