8/29/2014 – cPanel Hosting Tools
Posted by Jamison on 29 08 2014.
A great plethora of digital tools has been made available to entrepreneurs and to the public. These tools have made our lives easier—a swipe of a finger or a click of a mouse—everything is now easier with the internet. This is my most businesses have taken over the digital landscape by storm as every industry has invested on an online presence.
cPanel has helped entrepreneurs create and build their own website with ease and assurance. You know you are working with a good hosting provider because you can get the best of everything—from how you set up your account up to maintaining it and ensuring that your website is working, updated, and at par with competition. Just like any software or tool, you first need to understand the tools, features, and apps.
If you are an entrepreneur and you also happen to be the website account manager, you need to consider a list of things to ensure that you are on track. As website maintenance is another challenge, cPanel can help and guide you with the following tools:
The Basic cPanel tools:
- Files. This include your account’s files, backups, and FTP management.
- Email. This include your webmail account and email forwarders.
- Domain. This include your domains, whether they are add ons or parked.
- Databases. This include your MySQL and Postsre databases.
These are the basic features that you can utilize from these tools:
- Manage your email accounts. This feature allows you manage all your email accounts that you associated with your domain. You can simply choose the domain that you intend to manage email for.
- Set up your webmail account. You can regularly check your email using a web browser instead of checking your desktop mail application.
- Use the Spam Assassin. You very well know how spams can get into your inbox without your permission. cPanel’s Spam Assassin will filter your emails and attempt to determine spam messages based on the email’s body and headers.
- Set up your email forwarders. This feature will allow you to send a copy of all mail from one email address to another. This will be very helpful if you have set up tow email accounts. You do not have to spend time checking both your accounts as well.
- Set up your email auto responders. If you will be out for a leave or vacation, your email can automatically send responses whenever you receive a message.
These are the more advanced tools that can further help you with your needs:
- Set up your backups. Securing a back up for your site is one of the most important things that you should remember. You can download and save your entire website or a section of it to ensure that in case a technical glitch happens, you can always get your backup files.
- Utilize your disk usage viewer. Since you want to have an optimum working time while managing your site, you can use your disk usage viewer to you can check the location of the files in your site that take most of your disk space.
- Manage your FTP. This feature will allow you to access your files via FTP.
- Protect your directories using a password. You can protect your directories or your folders using a password so you can limit the access of to restricted parts of your website.
- Use the HotLink Protection. This tool will protect your website from others as they might directl link files on your website, thus, affecting your site’s bandwidth usage.