Use the File Manager interface to manage your files. This feature allows you to upload, create, remove, and edit files without the need for FTP or other third-party applications.
Use the Images interface to manage your images. You can view and resize images, or use this feature to convert image file types.
Use the Directory Privacy interface to limit access to certain resources on your website. Enable this feature to password-protect specific directories that you do not want to allow visitors to access.
Use the Disk Usage interface to scan your disk and view a graphical overview of your account’s available space. This feature can help you to manage your disk space usage.
Use the Web Disk feature to access to your website’s files as if they were a local drive on your computer.
Use the FTP Accounts interface to manage File Transfer Protocol (FTP) accounts.
Use the FTP Connections interface to view current connections to your site via FTP. Terminate FTP connections to prevent unauthorized or unwanted file access.
Use the Anonymous FTP interface to allow users to connect to your FTP directory without a password. Use of this feature may cause security risks.
Use the Backup interface to back up your website. This feature allows you to download a zipped copy of your cPanel account’s contents (home directory, databases, email forwarders, and email filters) to your computer.
Use the Backup Wizard interface as a step-by-step guide to assist you in backup creation.
Use the Git Version Control interface to host Git repositories on your cPanel account.
Use the File and Directory Restoration interface to restore items from backed-up files.
phpMyAdmin is a third-party tool that you can use to manipulate MySQL databases. For more information about how to use phpMyAdmin, visit the phpMyAdmin website.
Use the MySQL Databases interface to manage large amounts of information on your websites. Many web-based applications (for example, bulletin boards, content management systems, and online retail shops) require database access.
Use the MySQL Database Wizard interface to manage large amounts of information on your websites with a step-by-step guide. Many web-based applications (for example, bulletin boards, content management systems, and online retail shops) require database access.
Use the Remote MySQL interface to configure databases that users can access remotely. Use this feature if you want to allow applications (for example, bulletin boards, shopping carts, or guestbooks) on other servers to access your databases.
Use the PostgreSQL Databases interface to manage large amounts of information on your websites. Many web-based applications (for example, bulletin boards, content management systems, and online retail shops) require database access.
To simultaneously create a database and the account that will access it, use the PostgreSQL Database Wizard interface. Many web-based applications (for example, bulletin boards, content management systems, and online retail shops) require database access.
Use the Site Publisher interface to quickly create simple websites from a variety of templates. You can use this feature, for example, to ensure that visitors can find your contact information while you design a more elaborate website.
Use the Domains interface to create and manage multiple domains for your account.
Use the Addon Domains interface to add more domains to your account. Each addon domain possesses its own files and will appear as a separate website to your visitors.
Subdomains represent subsections of your website that can exist as a new website without a new domain name. Use this interface to create memorable URLs for different content areas of your site. For example, you can create a subdomain for your blog that visitors can access through
Use the Aliases interface to create domain aliases. Domain Aliases allow you to point additional domain names to your account’s existing domains. This allows users to reach your website if they enter the pointed domain URL in their browsers.
Use the Redirects interface to make a specific webpage redirect to another webpage and display its contents. This allows users to access a page with a long URL through a page with shorter, more memorable URL.
Use the Email Accounts interface to manage the email account for your domains.
Use the Forwarders interface to allow you to forward any incoming email from one address to another. For example, if your cPanel account owns both
email@example.com, you could forward
firstname.lastname@example.org and eliminate the need to check both accounts.
Use the Email Routing interface to route a domain’s incoming mail to a specific server.
Use the Autoresponders interface to send automated emails to anyone who sends mail to a specific email account. You may wish to use this feature if, for example, you are on vacation, are unavailable, or have a generic message that you wish to send from a support email address.
Use the Default Address interface to set up a default address, or catch-all address, that receives any mail that users send to an invalid email address for the domain.
Use the Mailing Lists interface to create a single email address to send email to multiple email addresses.
Use the Track Delivery interface to review email delivery attempts. You can also use this feature to trace an email’s delivery route. For example, use this feature if you need to locate problems with email delivery.
Use the Global Email Filters interface to create email filters for all of your cPanel account’s email accounts.
Use the Email Filters interface to create email filters for a specific email address. You can use this feature to avoid spam, redirect mail, or pipe messages to a program.
Use the Email Deliverability interface to identify problems with DKIM, SPF, and PTR records. These records make other mail servers more likely to accept emails that your users send.
Use the Address Importer interface to import files in order to create multiple email addresses or forwarders simultaneously.
Use the Spam Filters interface to configure Apache SpamAssassin™, an anti-spam platform with the ability to filter, identify, classify, and block unsolicited bulk emails.
Use the Archive interface to save incoming, outgoing, or mailing list emails for a specified amount of time.
Use the Encryption interface to configure GnuPG. GnuPG is a publicly available encryption scheme that uses the public key approach. With GnuPG, messages use a public key to encrypt messages that only a private key can decrypt.
Use the BoxTrapper interface to protect your inbox from spam. BoxTrapper requires all email senders who are not on your whitelist to reply to a verification email before you can receive their messages.
Use the Calendars and Contacts interface to configure your calendars and contact applications. For more information, read our How to Set Up Calendars and Contacts documentation.
Use the Configure Greylisting interface to manage Greylisting for each domain on your account. Greylisting defends email users against spam.
Use the Email Disk Usage interface to view all of your mailboxes and quickly remove old emails or large messages.
Use the Visitors interface to view the most recent entries in the Apache log for a given domain.
Use the Errors interface to display up to 300 of the most recent errors for your site. This data can help you find broken links, missing files, and other problems.
Use the Bandwidth interface to view your site’s monthly and overall bandwidth usage.
Use the Raw Access interface to view visitors to your website without graphs, charts, or other graphics. Download a zipped version of your server’s access log to quickly access your site’s visitors.
Use the Awstats interface to view AWStats metrics. AWStats is a third-party program that produces visual statistics about visitors to your site.
Use the Analog Stats interface to view Analog Stats metrics. Analog Stats is a metrics program that produces a simple summary of visitors to your site.
Use the Webalizer interface to view Webalizer metrics. Webalizer is a metrics program that produces a variety of charts and graphs about visitors to your site.
Use the Webalizer FTP interface to view Webalizer metrics for FTP. Webalizer produces a variety of charts and graphs about visitors that used the FTP protocol to access your site.
Use the Metrics Editor interface to select the metrics programs that you want to run on each domain.
Use the IP Blocker interface to prevent access to your site from a range of IP addresses. If you enter a fully qualified domain name, this feature will attempt to resolve it to an IP address.
Use the SSL/TLS interface to manage SSL/TLS keys, certificates, and signing requests, and to enhance your website’s security.
Use the Hotlink Protection interface to prevent hotlinks to your websites. A hotlink occurs when another site embeds content from your site and uses your bandwidth to serve the files.
Use the Leech Protection interface to set a maximum number of logins that can occur within a two-hour time limit. This feature can help you manage users who wish to publicly post their passwords to a restricted area of your site.
Use the Security Policy interface to configure the security questions that cPanel displays when you attempt to log in to your account from an unrecognized IP address.
Use the ModSecurity interface to enable or disable ModSecurity™ for your domains.
Use the Two-Factor Authentication interface to configure an improved security measure that requires two forms of identification to log in. If you disable this feature, you must also remove any existing 2FA user configurations.
Use the SSL/TLS Wizard interface to easily purchase and install SSL certificates for domains on your account. It also lists purchased certificates that an SSL certificate provider has not delivered.
Use the PHP PEAR Packages interface to manage collections of functions that allow you to perform tasks in PHP. Youmust install a PEAR package before you can use it in a PHP program.
Use the Perl Modules interface to manage collections of functions that allow you to perform tasks in Perl. You mustinstall a Perl module before you can use it in a Perl program.
Use the RubyGems interface to manage collections of functions that allow you to perform tasks in Ruby. You must install a RubyGem before you can use it inside a Ruby program.
Use the Ruby on Rails interface to create and deploy a Ruby on Railsapplication from your cPanel account.
Use the Site Software interface to add useful software to your website. The software that is available to you depends on your hosting provider’s settings for your account.
Use the Optimize Website interface to tweak the way Apache serves responses and enhance the performance of your website.
Use the MultiPHP Manager interface to easily manage the PHP configuration of your accounts.
Use the MultiPHP INI Editor interface to configure your PHP settings.
Use the Cron Jobs interface to automate certain commands or scripts on your site to run at a specific time. For example, you could set a cron job to delete temporary files every week to free up disk space.
Use the Track DNS interface to look up an IP address or trace the route from your computer to your web server. This feature can help you to verify that you have properly configured your websites’ DNS.
Use the Indexes interface to customize the way in which directories display when a visitor attempts to access them. Typically, visitors will see an Apache index page for that directory.
Use the Error Pages interface to configure messages in order to inform visitors that the web server cannot access your site. For example, a visitor who enters a nonexistent URL will see a 404 error.
Use the Apache Handlers interface to control how the Apache web server manages certain file types and extensions for your site. You can manually add the handler and extension to configure Apache to handle a new file type with an existing handler.
Use the MIME Types interface to configure how cPanel relays information to the browser about how to handle specific file extensions. For example, on most servers, the
text/html MIME type equates to the
.shtml extensions, which causes the browser to interpret those files as HTML files.