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Definition of Preferences

Definition of Preferences:


This is to walk you through the very basics to host a website with cPanel...


  • Where to place your HTML/PHP files
  • How to setup a web disk
  • Create an e-mail Account
  • Set what you want to happen with e-mails that have the wrong address
  • How to create a Desktop link to your webmail
  • Set your contact information
  • Setup SSH keys If available with your Package

These are Video Tutorials made by cPanel they cover the following:


  • My SQL = A guide to creating and modifying MySQL databases in cPanel.
  • Change Style = A quick guide on changing the look and feel of cPanel to fit your personal style.
  • Updating Your Contact Information = Change your contact information as well as preferences.
  • Shortcuts = Easily access your cPanel by adding cPanel shortcuts to your desktop or browser's bookmarks toolbar.
  • Subdomains = Learn all about creating and managing subdomains.
  • MySQL Wizard = Create and manage MySQL databases with this step by step wizard.
  • Addon Domains = Learn about creating and managing addon domains.
  • Parked Domains = Learn about creating and managing parked domains.
  • Redirects = Learn how to make a specific web page redirect to another page and display the contents of that page with redirects
  • Change Password = Change the main password for your account.
  • Password Protect Directories = Learn how to limit access to a certain part of your site by requiring a user name and password to access a folder or folders from the web.
  • GnuPG Keys = Generate or import GnuPG Keys to encrypt messages using a "public key" that can only be decrypted by a "private key", which is retained by the intended recipient of the message.
  • Hotlink Protection = Prevents other websites from directly linking to files on your website.
  • IP Deny Manager = Block a range of IP addresses to prevent them from accessing your site.
  • Site Software = Blogs, Bulletin Boards, CMS, Chat, Ecommerce, and more!
  • SSH/Shell Access = Manage your SSH keys to allow automation when logging in via SSH.
  • File Manager = Quickly manager all of your files with the new File Manager.
  • Backups = Download (to your computer) a zipped copy of either your entire site (your home directory, databases, email forwarders configuration, email filters configuration) or one of the previously mentioned parts of your site.
  • FTP Accounts = Access your web site's files through a protocol called FTP.
  • Web Disk = Easily drag and drop files to your hosting account.
  • Email Accounts = Manage the email accounts associated with your domain(s).
  • Forwarders = Send a copy of all mail from one email address to another.
  • Auto Responders = Send a message back automatically to anyone who sends an email to a certain account.
  • Mailing Lists = Send messages to a large group of people.
  • BoxTrapper = Protect your inbox from spam.

For VPS Clients:

  • Branding (for root user) = Learn branding specifically for a root user.
  • Getting Started = Getting Started on customizing your cPanel.
  • Quick Image Edit = The basics on editing an image.
  • Edit Logos = Resize and drag your own logo where you want it to appear.
  • Edit Icons = Change the icons that appear on the main page of the cPanel interface.
  • Edit Header/Footer = Change the header and footer images of the cPanel interface.
  • Edit UI = Modify the containers that hold icons and messages on the main page of the cPanel interface.
  • Edit Preview Images = Add a preview image to a branding style.

Allows you to change your cPanel Password.

This is important as if the server is having issues it will contact you at the e-mail address provided here.

VPS Clients have the ability to change the look of cPanel here.

This allows you to change the displayed language (Just remember - Our Techs understand English)

This will help you create shortcuts on your desktop to cPanel.


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