At its core, cPanel is already user-friendly. This means that you will not have a hard time getting used to it. However, this does not mean there is nothing else you can do to enhance your first few months gaining cPanel experience.
There are plenty of things you can do to make the most out of your “newbie” period. Here are five of them.
Head to your “Preferences” window which you can find on your cPanel interface. Inside this window, you will find a number of features you should take advantage of to reach a confirmed user status in a much shorter period of time.
Start off with the “Change Password” setting, a feature that will allow you to enter the strongest possible password you can create. There is also the “Getting Started Wizard,” a tool designed to assist users to define various basic preference settings so that they can custom their cPanel interaction experience.
The Preferenes Panel also houses a plethora of other nifty resources, such as video tutorials that will tell you, step by step, how to complete important cPanel activities and tasks.
Next up is the “Domains” panel, where you will find everything you need to manage and control your domains, subdomains, and redirects. Aside from the usual tasks, this panel also allows you to create subdomains and easily administer them.
You can also manage your redirect settings through the Domains box. By setting up a redirect, you can automatically have your visitors accessing one of your secondary domains rerouted to your primary domain, or any other domain you want as the final destination.
You will also find the management settings for Domain Name Server (DNS) records in the “Domains” box.
The first thing you should do once you go to your Mail Account Setting is to enter your preferred email address where cPanel can contact you. Set up an email here so that you will receive notifications of utmost importance.
To verify that the email address is correct, or to alter the information in this setting, just choose the “Update Contact Info” button you will find in the “Preferences” box. Head to the “cPanel Mail” option next, where you can manage the various email account aspects of your website or domain name.
Some of the most important features that you will find in here include adding accounts, deleting accounts, specifying forwarding addresses, enabling filtering, setting up auto-responders, preventing spam, and protecting your account from unwanted emails.
Effective and efficient security protocols will prevent malicious attacks and unauthorized access into your cPanel account. So as early as possible, enhance your security measures. Go to the “Preferences” box again to make alterations and improvements in your security policy. A good start is to establish security questions as a means of user identity verification.
To avoid inconveniencing yourself when you try to access any part of your cPanel account, make sure you enter the appropriate settings for managing verified access IP addresses. This will allow you to access your account from a certain IP address without the need for answering these security questions.