5 cPanel Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

Written by: Hosting Coupons on August 14, 2014

Likely the most popular control panel in the web hosting industry, cPanel is used by website owners of all levels.


1. Deny IP Addresses

If your website is getting visitors who are regularly spamming, or there are people you would simply not like to have access to your site, you can ban specific IP addresses from accessing your website.

To do this, simply go to the Security area, click ‘IP Deny Manager’, and then enter the IP address(es) you’d like to ban.

2. Create Custom Error Pages (404, 500 etc.)

Custom HTTP error pages can be created manually by editing your .htaccess file, but there’s actually a much quicker and easy way of doing this.

If you look in your cPanel, look under Advanced, then click ‘Error Pages’

Custom error pages can be edited for 400, 401, 403, 404 and 500 errors.

3. Access Your Files using SSH

Whilst it’s usually best to access your server via SSH using an SSH client on your computer such as PuTTY (for Windows), or zoc6 (for Mac), you can actually use cPanel’s Java-based SSH client from within your browser.

Since SSH access to the server can bring associated risks, web hosts are generally quite weary and may often restrict access here.

4. Convert, Resize and Edit Images

Another feature you might not know about is that you can actually do many basic image editing features from within cPanel, without having to use an editor such as Photoshop.

Simply look under the ‘Advanced’ tab, then look for the ‘Image Tools’ section.

5. Create and Manage Mailing Lists

You’ll probably want to use software such as MailChimp for managing mailing lists for larger lists, but if you’ve just got a small mailing list you only send out to occasionally,

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