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