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1/26/2015 – Five Important cPanel Settings

Posted by Jamison on 26 01 2015.

cPanel has paved the way for users and web hosting providers alike to manage websites easily and flexibly. With its user-friendly navigation and interface, customizing and maintaining a website is without a fuss. For everyone working on the web hosting industry or even those who are managing their own personal websites, cPanel is your perfect buddy for your online endeavor. If you are new to this venture, you need to learn few things that could jumpstart your project. And these are the following:

 

  1. Boost your cPanel’s security.

 

Hackers and backdoors are increasingly growing each day and their tactics to steal your data is becoming even more unrecognizable and unfathomable. This is why protecting your cPanel should be your absolute priority every time. Aside from changing your password from time to time, there are still more ways to reinforce security to your cPanel and these tips below are just a few of them:

 

    A) Install virus scanners and security tools—and make sure these software applications are up-to-date. Look for products that detect the weaknesses of your platform to prevent incoming hacking cracks that are starting to loom your website.

 

    B) Use only the latest platforms. Platforms and scripts are designed to be an open-source program which is exposed to developers and hackers alike. Being readily available for all, malicious hackers can easily find loopholes and vulnerabilities that can give them access to exploit your website. Although no one can guarantee that the newest platforms can permanently block intruders, using the latest platforms can at least minimize the risk of you getting hacked.

 

  1. Understand the different settings of cPanel.

 

cPanel has several settings, which, if you take the time to familiarize them, could actually make it a lot easier for you to manage your website and learn why some problems happen to your account. Go to the Domains menu and you will see four settings that makes up a huge part of your website. Explore the different settings offered in cPanel and read tutorials on how to use them.

 

  1. Learn how to manage databases.

 

Yes, you may see yourself as a beginner in this field but you have got to keep up with some of the most critical aspects of managing a website and that is to learn how to manage databases. Please note that this is still part of cPanel’s basics, however, understanding this may demand a bit of coding knowledge—particularly the standard SQL databases. How important is the database, anyway? This is where you can control contents or items on your website such as your product and its prices. In other words, it holds all the information of your website.

 

  1. Notification And Monitoring.

 

Aside from your primary email account that you used in creating a cPanel account, you should have other monitoring tools and accounts to efficiently monitor everything related to your website. Create a secondary email and install other monitoring software to get more accurate reports.

 

  1. Observe your website’s statistics and logs.

 

After everything you did, it is best that you look at the progress (or the decline) of your website. Kind of like a farmer who is excited to see the results of his daily endeavor come harvesting, getting to know the condition of your website is critical as it gives you the opportunity to see where you are at peak and where you need to reinforce improvements.

 

Managing your cPanel and website may seem to be daunting. Well if you don’t equip yourself with the right knowledge and skills to do so will actually make all your task a hard row to hoe. In this case, follow these tips given above and rest assured that you’ll be fine. No worries!