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The Most Useful Add-ons for cPanel

Posted by Allison on 28 06 2017.

The cPanel is not the most exciting software out there today. However, the power and extensibility of cPanel is unparalleled.

 

You can use cPanel like a swiss army knife of website development. Because it has so many useful add-ons then it becomes more powerful than ever before.

 

Here are the most useful Add-ons for cPanel are:

 

ConfigServer ModSecurity Control

 

It is one of the free and original add-on for cPanel. It usually provides one with an interface to the cPanel mod_security implementation. This add-on allows one to:

 

 	Disable mod_security rules with Identification numbers that are unique.
 	Disable the entire mod_security on a per cPanel user, global or the domain level hosted.
 	Edit files with the settings configuration file of mod_security in /usr/local/apache/conf
 	View the mod_security log which are the latest entries in the record keeping file

 

ConfigServer Mail Manage

 

It provides an interface to the configuration of email accounts of cPanel users without having to login…

The cPanel is not the most exciting software out there today. However, the power and extensibility of cPanel is unparalleled.

 

You can use cPanel like a swiss army knife of website development. Because it has so many useful add-ons then it becomes more powerful than ever before.

 

Here are the most useful Add-ons for cPanel are:

 

ConfigServer ModSecurity Control

 

It is one of the free and original add-on for cPanel. It usually provides one with an interface to the cPanel mod_security implementation. This add-on allows one to:

 

  1. Disable mod_security rules with Identification numbers that are unique.
  2. Disable the entire mod_security on a per cPanel user, global or the domain level hosted.
  3. Edit files with the settings configuration file of mod_security in /usr/local/apache/conf
  4. View the mod_security log which are the latest entries in the record keeping file

 

ConfigServer Mail Manage

 

It provides an interface to the configuration of email accounts of cPanel users without having to login to these individual accounts. It is based on the domain and can allow some functions to be executed from within the Cpanel. These functions include:

 

  1. Viewing, editing and deleting of emails
  2. Modification of email account passwords
  3. Emptying/cleaning email accounts
  4. Viewing, enabling, disabling, and greylisting in bulk and per domain
  5. Spam management

 

ConfigServer Security and Firewall

 

It usually detects intrusion. Firewall also prevents unknown parties from accessing the server. It provides the following services:

 

  1. Reporting of suspicious processes
  2. Reporting excessive user processes
  3. Reporting of suspicious files
  4. Checks basic and security settings on the server

 

ConfigServer Explorer

 

This add on is also free and one of the first add-ons out there. It has features to make thing user friendly. Features like full featured Filesystem explorer with a Virtual Console to be used within the web browser in cPanel.

 

It provides the root access from top level of the disks and allows entry into the non-interactive commands to view the output. This add-on is essential for:

 

  1. Repairing access to a server in case there is an incorrect configured SSH or firewall
  2. Editing files that are directly on the server
  3. Repairing a server that does not allow access through SSH

 

Account DNS Check

 

This add-on allows administrators to check and see whether the domains being hosted on their servers are pointing correctly to their server. Account DNS is of use when server auditing in order for the administrator to see the domains that are not pointing correctly.

 

ConfigServer Mail Queues

 

It provides a full interface to the cPanel email queues that are exim from within the cPanel. Its functions include:

 

  1. Deleting undelivered emails
  2. Retrying delivery for some specific emails
  3. Specific emails history viewing
  4. Searching and viewing or deleting emails from particular individual addresses

 

Spamd Startup Configuration

 

It provides a service for scanning the incoming emails to check for any characteristics of spam or other junk mails.

 

There are many add-ons that you can use to bolster and upgrade the power of your cPanel. Now that you know some of them, you can explore the world of add-ons to help with your system administration tasks.