How to use webmail from within cPanel

How to use webmail from within 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 webmail to access our email from within cPanel.

Click the Email Accounts icon.

To access webmail for the main account, you would use this link… but we’re not going to do this because we want to access webmail for a specific account.

Instead, click the More drop down box for the email account you wish to access.

Then click Access Webmail.

Type the email address password, then click Log in.

Click the webmail application available to you… in this case, we’ll select Horde.

Then click Log in.

This is the Horde webmail main screen, where we can check our inbox…

… and compose a New Message.

We’re not going to get into the specifics of using Horde’s webmail… just know that this is how you access and manage your emails from within cPanel.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to access your webmail from within cPanel.

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 Index Manager 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.

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.

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.

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 Deny Manager in cPanel

How to use the IP Deny 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 IP Deny Manager.

Click the IP Deny Manager 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 123.45.67.89 from accessing our website.

You can see which IP addresses are currently being blocked.

… and you can remove IP blocks by clicking the red X in the Remove column.

Then click Remove IP to confirm.

That’s it! The IP address has been removed from the blocked list.

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

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 Space 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 collapsible 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.

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

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.

How to update your contact information in cPanel

How to update your contact information 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 update our contact information.

Click the Update Contact Info icon.

Make sure you enter a correct, working email address… as this is how you will be contacted by the system.

You should enter a second email address as well, simply as a backup to the first.

You can choose to be notified when you’re reaching your disk quota, bandwith usage limit, or email account quota.

When ready, click Save.

That’s it! We’ve successfully updated our contact information, and will be notified by email when getting close to our storage and bandwidth limits.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup your contact information in cPanel.

How to setup hotlink protection in cPanel

How to setup hotlink 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 setup hotlink protection.

Click the Hotlink Protection icon.

Hotlink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to certain files (typically images) on your website.

You’ll want to prevent this if you have copyrighted images, or to simply save on bandwidth usage.

You’ll first want to make sure your own sites are listed here, so you are able to hotlink to your images.

Enter all the file types you want to protect…

… and check the Allow direct requests box if you want to give the ability to manually enter URLs of a protected file.

Enter the URL you want to redirect to, for anyone who tries to hotlink to your files or images.

Then click Submit.

That’s it! You’ve successfully enabled hotlink protection.

To disable hotlink protection, click the Disable button.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to use hotlink protection to prevent hotlinking to your files.

How to setup email forwarding in cPanel

How to setup email forwarding in cPanel

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

Now let’s setup an email forwarder.

Click the Forwarders icon.

An email forwarder allows you to send a copy of all email from one address to another. This is handy when you have multiple addresses, but only want to have to check one of them.

Click the Add Forwarder button.

Enter the email address you want to forward…

Then enter the address you want the message forwarded to.

Click Add Forwarder.

That’s it! The email forwarder has been setup, and will start working immediately.

You can return to this screen to create additional forwarders, or to delete existing ones.

You can also create domain email forwarders, where all email sent to a specific domain will be forwarded to another.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup an email forwarder in cPanel.

How to setup email filters in cPanel

How to setup email filters in cPanel

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

Now let’s setup an email filter.

Click the Account Level Filtering icon.

Then click Create a New Filter.

Enter a name for the filter.

Then specify the rule.

Now define an action for the rule.

In this case, the action is to deliver the email to the john folder.

To finish, click the Create button.

That’s it! The filter has been created.

You can always return to this screen to create new filters, or edit or delete existing ones.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup email filters in cPanel.

How to setup domain redirects in cPanel

How to setup domain redirects 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 domain redirects

Click the Redirects icon.

Choose whether you want this redirect to be temporary or permanent.

Then enter the URL you want to redirect.

Then enter the destination URL… where you want visitors to be redirected to.

When ready, click Add.

That’s it! The redirect has been created.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup domain redirects in cPanel.

How to setup desktop shortcuts for cPanel

How to setup desktop shortcuts for 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 desktop shortcuts.

Click the Shortcuts icon.

You can create shortcuts for accessing cPanel, and for direct access to webmail.

To create the shortcuts, simply click and drag the links to your desktop.

That’s all there is to it!

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create desktop shortcuts to cPanel and webmail.