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How to setup redirects in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to setup redirects in cPanel. Redirects are often used to redirect visitors from an old page on a website to a new one, The old URL may be invalid which can be bad for SEO. There are two different redirects you can use in cPanel: Permanent 301 – A 301 redirect means that the page has permanently moved to a new location. Temporary 302 – A 302 redirect means that the move is only temporary and the original link will work in the future. How to create a redirect in cPanel To create a redirect in cPanel,

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How to setup directory privacy in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to setup directory privacy in cPanel. By setting up directory privacy in cPanel you’re able to password-protect directories that visitors may try and access, these will now require a username and password to access the content. How to add password protection to a directory in cPanel To add password protection to a directory in cPanel, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. If you’re unsure of how to log in to cPanel please follow this article. In the search bar type, directory privacy then click it. Find the directory you wish to protect.

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How to setup leech protection in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to setup leech protection in cPanel. Leach protection protects against unauthorized visitors logging in to secure parts of your website. An example of this would be asking for support with a plugin you’re using on WordPress and the developer needs access to your account to diagnose the issue. If the username and password are then seen by colleagues leech protection will protect you from any more logging use the username and password. How to Enable leech protection in cPanel To enable leech protection in cPanel, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. If

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How to setup hotlink protection in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to setup hotlink protection in cPanel. Hotlink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to files such as images on your website. If hotlink protection is disabled people can display your images on their website by using your image URL, this will then use your server bandwidth to serve the image to the other websites customers stealing your bandwidth. How to enable hotlink protection in cPanel To enable hotlink protection in cPanel, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. If you’re unsure of how to log in to cPanel please follow this article.

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How to change a directory index setting in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to change directory indexes in cPanel. The cPanel Index Manager allows you to customise the way a directory appears when no index files are in a directory. You can change each directory with the following index options: Inherit – Select this mode to use the parent directory’s setting. If the index settings are not defined in the parent directory, the system will use its default settings. No Indexing – No files will appear for this directory if a default file is missing. Show Filename Only- This mode shows a simple list of the

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How to set up and download raw access logs in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to set up and download raw access logs in cPanel. Raw access logs contains information about visitors to your website without displaying graphs, charts or other graphics. It can be very useful to check who has visited your website quickly with a quick number or word search. All downloaded raw access logs are compressed into a .gz zip file which will need to be extracted. You can use the following programs to extract the zip file – Windows: WinRAR | MAC OS: The Unarchiver How to set up raw access logs in cPanel

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How to view the error log in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to view the error log in cPanel. The error log shows website errors that have happened when a visitor or bot has tried to view a file that doesn’t exist, has the wrong permissions etc. How to view the error log in cPanel To view the error log in cPanel, follow these steps: login to cPanel. If you’re unsure of how to log in to cPanel please follow this article. In the search bar type Errors then click the one displayed in the metrics section. You will now be able to see the

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How to block an IP address in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to block an IP address in cPanel using the IP Blocker. The IP blocker allows you to block IP addresses and domains from accessing your website. How to block an IP address or domain in cPanel To block an IP address or domain using the IP Blocker, follow these steps: Login to your cPanel account. If you’re unsure of how to log in to cPanel please follow this article. In the search bar, type IP Blocker then click it. Type the IP Address or Domain in the text box. Press Add. How to

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How to change the time zone in cPanel webmail

In this article, you will learn how to change the time zone in cPanel webmail. We will show you how to do this in two different clients called Roundcube & Horde which use the timezone of the current server. How to change the time zone in Roundcube To change the time zone in Roundcube, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel In the search bar type email accounts then click it. Click check email on the account. Select Roundcube followed by open. Click Settings. Click User Interface. Select your time zone from the dropdown box (auto will be selected) Click Save. How

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How to change AutoSSL notifications in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to change AutoSSL notifications in cPanel. AutoSSL notifications are useful when you need to know when your SSL certificate has expired. Log in to cPanel. If you’re unsure of how to log in to cPanel please follow this article. In the search bar, type contact information then click it. Scroll down until you see AutoSSL Notifications. Click the white circle for the notifications you’d like to receive. Click Save.      Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn  | Youtube | Vimeo | Blog | Knowledge Base | Client Area | Google Business

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How to change your cPanel password

In this article, you will learn how to change your cPanel password. You should change your cPanel password ideally after your cPanel details have been sent to you via email. How to change your cPanel password To change your cPanel password, follow these steps: Log in to your client portal If you’re unsure of how to log in to the client portal please follow this article. Click on Services then select your service On the right-hand side press Change Password Enter your new password Confirm the new password Press Save changes Your cPanel password has now been changed.  Facebook |

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How to access cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to access cPanel via the client portal or direct link. Once you have successfully logged in we will show you how to log out when you have finished your session. How to access cPanel via Client Portal To access cPanel through the Client Portal, follow these steps: Log in to your Client Portal. If you’re unsure of how to log in to the client portal please follow this article Click on the hosting service under your active products/services On the left side, you will see the Actions sidebar, click Login to cPanel. Another tab will

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How to set up cron jobs in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to set up, edit and remove a cron job in cPanel. By creating a cron job you’re able to automatically run tasks at a certain time, this could be a WordPress backup via softaculous. Creating a cron job To add a cron job, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. In the search bar, Type cron jobs then click it Select your time from the common settings dropdown box or select your own time from the dropdowns underneath. In the Command text box, type a command you would like to run. example: /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/softaculous”/cli.php –backup

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How to set up two-factor authentication in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to set up two-factor authentication in cPanel.By enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) anyone accessing your cPanel account will need your password and the random code generated.  You’re able to set up two-factor authentication if you have one of the following: Smartphone iOS (Apple) Android Google Chrome Browser Operating Systems Mac OS Windows 32/64bit Linux You can download the two-factor authentication app on your device by downloading via the authy app How to enable two-factor authentication To enable 2FA, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. In the search bar, Type Two factor authentication then

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How to change the cPanel style

In this article, you will learn how to change the cPanel interface style. There are 4 different interface design you’re able to choose from: Basic Dark Light Retro How to change the cPanel style To change the style, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. In the search bar type Change style then click it. Click apply on the style you would like. Your style has now changed.  Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn  | Youtube | Vimeo | Blog | Knowledge Base | Client Area | Google Business

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How to update contact information & Email Preferences

In this article, you will learn how to update your contact information and email preferences in cPanel How to update contact information in cPanel To update your contact information in cPanel, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. In the search bar type contact information then click it. Enter an email address to receive account notifications. Enter a second email address to receive account notifications in case the other fails to send. If you have pushbullet you can paste your access token. Scroll to the bottom. Press Save. How to update contact preferences in cPanel To update your contact preferences

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How to change the language in cPanel

In this article you will learn how to change the language cPanel uses in case English isn’t your first language. How to change the language in cPanel To change the language cPanel uses, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. In the search bar search for change language then click it in the dropdown select the language you require We have 40 languages to choose from Select Change The language will have now been changed  Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn  | Youtube | Vimeo | Blog | Knowledge Base | Client Area | Google Business

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How to view disk usage in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to view your account’s disk usage using cPanel. This is useful if you’re wanting to see which directories are taking up the most space for example a WordPress installation may have the wp-content folder taking most of the space. How to view file disk usage in cPanel To view the locations that are using your accounts file disk usage in cPanel, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. In the search bar search for Disk Usage then click it The Bar graphs show the whole disk usage by directory If you scroll towards the

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Getting started with cPanel’s File Manager

In this article, you will learn the basics of how to use the file manager on cPanel. This includes accessing, searching, managing folders and files. It is very useful to know how to use the file manager as problems can arise that can only be fixed via the file system. Accessing cPanel File Manager To access cPanel’s File manage, Follow these steps: Login to cPanel. In the search bar type File Manager then click it. The file manager will now open in a new tab. Browsing your files To navigate through your files, follow these steps: Login to cPanel. In

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How to change file permissions in File Manager

In this article, you will learn how to set file permissions in the file manager. This could be for added security on WordPress or you need to fix the permissions in the file manager. Types of file permissions in File Manager There are three access permissions within the file manager: Read: Files can be viewed by the user. Uses the number 4. Write: Files can be modified by the user. Uses the number 2. Execute: Files can be run as programs by the user. Uses the number 1. The access permissions are then set for different types of groups: User: The person who owns the

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Managing users in cPanel’s User Manager

In this article, you will learn how to use the user manager in cPanel. The user manager allows you to create, manage and delete subaccounts. Subaccounts use the same login and password for email, FTP, and Web Disk services. By creating a subaccount it does not allow the user to login via cPanel with that account and will have to access email, FTP and Web Disk externally. How to Create a subaccount in cPanel To add a subaccount, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. In the search bar, search for user manager then click it. Click Add User located in

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How to upload and download files using cPanel File Manager

In this article, you will learn how to upload and download files via cPanel’s file manager. This is useful if you don’t have access to an FTP client, If you have access to an FTP client we would recommend you use that instead for larger files. Uploading a file to the file manager To upload a file using File Manager, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. Search for File Manager then click it. Go to the directory you would like to upload a file. Click Upload located in the main menu. A new tab will open. Click select file

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How to view & edit in cPanel’s File Manager

In this article, you will learn how to view and edit your files in cPanel’s file manager. This is useful when you need to make changes to a file that can only be accessed via cPanel. What is File Manager The cPanel file manager is a web-based file manager that allows you to upload, download, view & edit files. It is similar to windows file explorer and mac os finder, where you can find all your servers files. The file manager can also be accessed via an FTP account. How to view a file in file manager If you’re wanting

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How to use the cPanel Virus Scanner

In this article, you will learn how to use the virus scanner in cPanel. The virus scanner is a tool that can scan your entire account, emails or public directories. How to use the virus scanner To run a virus scan, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. Search for virus and click the virus scanner. You will now see the virus scanner dashboard. Select what you would like to scan. Scan Entire Home Directory – Scans your whole account. Scan Mail – scans mail files. Scan Public FTP Space – scans the FTP folder. Scan Public Web Space –

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How to access webmail in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to access webmail in cPanel. There are two different webmail clients called Roundcube and Horde, Both webmails serve the same purpose but have different interfaces. Horde’s interface can look outdated, unlike RoundCube that looks more modern. How to access webmail in cPanel To access your emails in cPanel, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel. Click Email Accounts. Select the email account you would like to view then click Check Email. Every user has a default email account. If you would like to create another domain email address, Click create in the top right.

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How to access phpMyAdmin

In this article, you’ll learn how to access the phpMyAdmin dashboard in cPanel. This is useful when you need to change how your website is running if you’re unable to log in. How to access phpMyAdmin Log in to cPanel. In the search bar search for PHP Press phpMyAdmin You will now see the phpMyAdmin page load      Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Vimeo | Blog | Knowledge Base | Client Area

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How To Install WordPress and SSL In C-Panel

How To Install WordPress and SSL In C-Panel In this Knowledge-Base article, we will learn how to install WordPress & make sure your site is SSL secure with our free certificates. If you’re reading this from another hosting provider the steps may be different as we offer FREE SSL Certificates and 1 click Installers. Adding another website to your C-Panel If you’re just wanting to install WordPress and SSL please skip to the next section Log in to C-Panel 2. Seach for Addon Domains then click on the text 3. Type in the domain name in the “New Domain Name

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How To Create Another Website On The Same C-Panel

How To Create Another Website On The Same C-Panel In this article, we will show you how to create another website on the same account.   1.Login to your Cpanel account, You can do this by the URL we send you or through the client portal. 2. Search for domains in the search box 3.  click on the addon domains function 4. In the new domain name field type in the domain name you’re wanting to create the website for. this can be a subdomain of your current domain or a domain name you’ve purchased. 5. the subdomain field will

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What Is An Email Domain?

What Is An Email Domain? An email domain is the part of an email address that comes after the @ symbol. A domain email example would be sales@conorbradley.co.uk which shows you’re a verified person the company. Personal email addresses are most common such as @gmail.com. When creating an email account usually the name you’re wanting is taken due to someone else having that account. With domain email addresses you can have whatever name you can think of, as you’re the only one who has access to that domain. If you have a domain you’re wanting to purchase check out our

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How to Create the WordPress htaccess File In C-Panel

How to Create the WordPress htaccess File In C-Panel Are you wanting to update your .htaccess file? Or maybe you accidentally deleted the file? Don’t worry we have you covered, in this article we will show you how to create the default WordPress .htaccess file so you can bring it back to normal. What Is the htaccess File? The htaccess file is an essential WordPress core file to reconfigure specific settings of the Apache Web Server. The .htaccess file helps you enable or disable features of your server, for example forcing your site to run HTTPS and redirect HTTP links.

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What Is A Subdomain, Addon Domain & Parked Domain

What is a Subdomain? A subdomain is a name added to your original domain name for example “example.conorbradley.co.uk“.When a subdomain is created, it creates another folder within the public_html directory. The folders name will be related to your subdomain like ours would be called example due too the URL example.conorbradley.co.uk You can create a subdomain from c-panel by heading to the domains section then clicking subdomains. From there you’ll be able to create a subdomain from your selected domain name. What is an Addon Domain? An addon domain is a completely different domain name that shares no relation with your

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Using PhpMyAdmin To Find Database Sizes

Using PhpMyAdmin To Find Database Sizes Are you wanting to see the file sizes of your MySQL databases and tables? To do this, follow these steps: Log in to your hosting providers C-Panel. Search for PHP which PHPMyAdmin will appear and click on it. You can also scroll down until you find it however we find using the search function saves time. In the right section, you’ll see the size column which displays your sides. Arrow 1 = Size of individual table Arrow 2 = Sizes of all tables combined which are located at the bottom of the page.  

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How To Create A PHP Header Redirect In C-Panel

How To Create A PHP Header Redirect   Redirecting to another website To set up a simple redirect in PHP you will need to create a header() function. Simply create an index.php file in the location you want to redirect from with the following line of code: < ?php header(“Location: https://URL-YOU-WANT-TO-REDIRECT-TOO/”); ?> This will now redirect to the website location you typed.   Redirecting to another page or directory You can also create a file that links internally on your file manager. <?php header(“Location: anotherDirectory/anotherFile.php”); ?> When linking to an internal file it doesn’t have to match a .php extension,

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