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Four Critical cPanel Settings You Should Never Underestimate

Posted by Jamison on 19 09 2016.

cPanel, the leading standalone hosting platform used as an industry standard nowadays, have been making the lives of web hosting companies, resellers, website owners, and its many others users simpler and more convenient. Its major product, WHM/cPanel, is currently the most utilized platform by almost all hosting providers, all thanks to the kind of flexibility, manageability, and customizability it offers.

 

One of the best things about this Linux-based platform is that you do not necessarily have to be tech savvy just to get the most use out of it. However, just in case you are new to the industry, there are several things that you should do during your initial “getting-to-know” phase.

 

 	 Have a great understanding of the server environment.

 

Before you start using cPanel, it pays to have a great understanding of its server environment. Some of the most important aspects you should get to know more include the server…

cPanel, the leading standalone hosting platform used as an industry standard nowadays, have been making the lives of web hosting companies, resellers, website owners, and its many others users simpler and more convenient. Its major product, WHM/cPanel, is currently the most utilized platform by almost all hosting providers, all thanks to the kind of flexibility, manageability, and customizability it offers.

 

One of the best things about this Linux-based platform is that you do not necessarily have to be tech savvy just to get the most use out of it. However, just in case you are new to the industry, there are several things that you should do during your initial “getting-to-know” phase.

 

  1. Have a great understanding of the server environment.

 

Before you start using cPanel, it pays to have a great understanding of its server environment. Some of the most important aspects you should get to know more include the server operating system, its architecture, application version, kernel version, and your IP address. You should also know your limits when it comes to your hosting package.

 

In order to have a better grasp of the server environment, all of your cPanel user should also head to the cPanel Service Status, the directory of which is: cPanel > Stats > Service Status. Accessing this directory will allow you to determine the exact number of CPUs currently operating on the server, the remaining memory usage, and the available disk space status. Checking this out will let you privy to the details about your server’s condition in real time.

 

To give you a better idea, stable servers should always operate at rate not lower than 80 per cent of disk usage.

 

  1. Always inspect file and directory permissions.

 

All cPanel users will obtain a home directly by default under the directory /home/{username}. The files and directories included in a user’s home directory should have appropriate ownership and permission. The most important directory here that should have the correct permission and operating settings is the public_html.

 

  1. Invest in additional protection.

 

cPanel, in itself, is already one of the most secure control panels in today’s competitive market. However, this does not mean you cannot increase security. Thanks to cPanel’ flexibility, all users can increase not only their cPanel account security, but also their website and domain security,

 

  1. Monitoring and notification features.

As a cPanel user, you need to enter a secondary email for the purpose of receiving notifications from cPanel. The default email is the primary contact information registered by the user. To add a secondary email for important backup cases, head to this directory: cPanel > Preferences > Update Contact Info. This way, cPanel can always reach you in case your primary email goes through problems making it unreachable.

 

The Bottom Line

 

These tactics are not only for the sole purpose of helping new comers into the world of cPanel. Everyone who is already familiar with the platform should still remember these guidelines. Practicing these configuration strategies will help you become better not only with cPanel, but also as a more responsible as well as safety- and security-loving website and domain owner and manager.