How to create additional FTP accounts in cPanel

How to create additional FTP accounts in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to setup additional FTP accounts.

Click the FTP Accounts icon.

To create a new FTP account, enter a new login and password.

Then click Create FTP Account.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create additional FTP accounts in cPanel.

That’s it! The new FTP account has been created.

You can then change the FTP account’s password, quota, or delete the account.

How to use the Disk Space Usage tool in cPanel

How to use the Disk Space Usage tool in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to use the Disk Space Usage tool.

Click the Disk Usage icon.

From here you can see how much storage space is being used by each directory and sub-directory in your account.

At the bottom of the page is a collapsable list of directories.

Clicking on a plus sign will expand the directory revealing the specific files and folders within.

Clicking an actual folder name…

… will launch File Manager, showing the contents of that folder.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to use the Disk Space Usage tool to see a breakdown of where all your files are stored.

You can choose to sort the folders by name, or by disk usage.

How to use the Index Manager in cPanel

How to use the Index Manager in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to use the Index Manager.

Click the Indexes icon.

The Index Manager enables you to control how directories on your website are displayed.

If there is no index.html file in a given directory, the contents of that directory will be listed in a browser. This can cause security issues.

With Index Manager, you can set your account up to not allow your directory contents to be shown.

Let’s setup Index Manager for the clients directory.

There are four settings to choose from.

Since we do not want the contents of this directory shown, we’ll choose the No Indexing option.

That’s it! The index settings have been updated, and visitors can no longer view the contents of the clients directory.

It’s just as easy to switch back to the default setting.

The Default System Setting allows the directory contents to be shown.

No Indexing does not allow directory contents to be shown.

Standard Indexing prevents browsers from viewing contents of directories that do not contain image files.

… and Fancy Indexing prevents browsers from viewing contents of directories that do contain image files.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup index directory protection for any of your directories.

How to use the IP Blocker in cPanel

How to use the IP Blocker in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to use the IP Blocker.

Click the IP Blocker icon.

Enter an IP address or range you would like to block, then click Add.

That’s it! We’ve now blocked anyone using the IP address from accessing our website.

You can see which IP addresses are currently being blocked.

… and you can remove IP blocks by clicking here.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to block IP addresses from accessing your website.

How to create an addon domain in cPanel

How to create an addon domain in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to create an addon domain.

Click the Addon Domains icon.

This is the addon domains page, where you can setup additional domain names that point to subdomains of your account.

Enter the new domain name…

Then enter a username.

Enter and confirm a password, then click Add Domain.

That’s it! The addon domain has been created.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create addon domains in cPanel.

How to create an email account in cPanel

How to create an email account in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s create a new email account.

Click the Email Accounts icon.

Enter the email address you want to create, and assign it a password.

Set a mailbox quota for the account if you wish.

Then click Create Account.

That’s it! The new email account has been successfully created.

From the Email Accounts screen you can access webmail for the account, change its password, change the quota, or even delete the account.

You can also create additional email accounts.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create email accounts in cPanel.

How to create custom error pages in cPanel

How to create custom error pages in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to create custom error pages.

Click the Error Pages icon.

This is where you create your custom error page… and you can include one or more tags to further customize the page.

When finished, click Save.

That’s it! The custom 404 error page has been created.

You can customize the other error pages as well… but you don’t have to… all accounts come preset with standard error pages.

There are several different error pages you can customize. Let’s customize the 404 error page.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create custom error pages in cPanel.

How to enable spam protection in cPanel

How to enable spam protection in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to enable spam protection.

First click the BoxTrapper icon.

Box Trapper protects your inbox from spam by requiring all email sendors who aren’t on your Whitelist, to reply to a verification email before you can receive their mail.

To enable BoxTrapper for an email address, click Manage.

Then click the Enable button.

BoxTrapper has now been enabled for this address. Click Go Back.

Next you’ll want to configure your BoxTrapper settings. Click the Configure Settings link.

You can set various options here, including auto-whitelisting for addresses you send email to.

Next click Edit Confirmation Messages.

From here you can edit the standard confirmation messages already setup for you.

Next, click Edit White/Black/Ignore Lists.

From here you can add addresses to your Whitelist, Blacklist, and Ignore list.

Once you have BoxTrapper setup the way you want, you’ll notice a huge reduction in spam.

Another option for controlling spam is to use SpamAssassin.

You can use SpammAssassin in conjunction with BoxTrapper for maximum spam control, or you can use BoxTrapper on its own, or SpamAssassin on its own.

Click to Enable SpamAssassin.

Then click Go Back.

You’ll now want to configure SpamAssassin, so click the Configure button.

From here you can setup your blacklist with email addresses you KNOW are spam…

… and can add email addresses to your whitelist… addresses you KNOW are NOT spam.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to enable spam protection in cPanel, using BoxTrapper and SpamAssassin.

How to login to cPanel

How to login to cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already opened your browser and entered your cPanel login URL.

Now log in to cPanel using the username and password provided to you.

That’s it! You’re now logged in to cPanel, and can begin to setup email accounts, parked domains, databases, shopping carts, and dozens of other features.

To logout of cPanel, click the logout link in the upper right corner.

This is the end of the tutorial. Be sure to check out the other cPanel tutorials to learn all the great features available to you.

How to password protect a directory in cPanel

How to password protect a directory in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Click the Directory Privacy icon.

Now let’s learn how to password protect a directory.

Select the directory you want to password protect by clicking its name.

Check the Password Protect box, then give a name for the directory, and click Save.

The directory is now protected, and requires a password to enter it via a browser.

We must therefore create at least one user, and assign them a password so they can access the directory.

Assign a username and password in the Create User section.

The protected directory now has one user who has access to it. Repeat this process for each additional user you want to grant access for.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to password protect directories, and assign users to them.

You can see the new user we just added in the Authorized Users section.