It is a perfect way to “cover” your brand to have another type of domain. But you’d probably purchase multiple domain names if you want your brand to be online.
You can, for example, also buy other common TLDs, such as .org, .net, and country code options when you launch your brand under yourdomain.com (.us for webmasters in the United States, or .jp for Japan).
So any time visitors go to yourdomain.org, instead, yourdomain.com will be pointed to your main domain. The domain parking method allows you to configure it. To do exactly that, cPanel offers a method called Aliases.
Open the Aliases tool under the Domains section from the main dashboard of your cPanel.
Create a Parked Domain
Under the Create a New Alias section, type the domain name you want to add and press Add Domain.
Hostnats-test.in as an alias is added in this example. So you get the same outcome as visiting hostnats-test2.in when visiting that URL.
A domain from a proper registrar needs to be included. If not, an error message will be sent.
The domain will be shown in the aliases list once you have added it. Tap Redirect Management.
In the form, enter the main domain of which you wish the alias to point to and press Save.
If you have successfully added the redirection, the move takes up to 24 hours due to the global spread of DNS.
Additional domains stored as a subdomain of your main site are known as add-on domains. Using the Addon Domains feature in cPanel, you can easily build and manage multiple domains with a single account. Let’s get this discussion started.
Accessing Addon Domains Tool
Check for and open Addon Domains from your main dashboard.
Creating an Addon Domain
After you’ve opened the tool, you’ll need to complete the form. Here’s how each area is explained:
New Domain Name — You just need to type in the domain name you want to add. We’re using test-hostnats.in in this situation.
Subdomain — The subdomain name will be added automatically by cPanel. If you’re just going to add one domain, leave it alone. Otherwise, you’ll need to change it if you want to add two domains with the same name but separate TLDs, such as samedomainname.com and samedomainname.net.
Document Root — It will also fill itself automatically. This is the location of the content for your addon domain.
Create an FTP Account (Optional) — You may use this method to build a new FTP account for the new addon domain. You don’t need to build a domain if you’re going to handle it yourself. You should, however, check the Create an FTP account associated with this Addon Domain box if you want to set up the addon domain for someone else. They will only be able to access the files of that particular addon domain if they have their own account.
Once you’ve filled that, click the Add Domain button.
Now that the addon domain has been successfully created, you can begin uploading the website’s files to the newly created subfolder in your cPanel account’s File Manager.
Manage the Addon Domains
The domain should appear in the Modify Addon Domain list once it’s been added. The following is the section’s description:
Addon Domains — Here you can see all of the domains you’ve added.
Document Root — that particular domain’s folder path The link will take you to the File Manager when you click it.
Subdomain — a name produced automatically in the form
Redirects to — You can use the same function as Aliases to redirect the domain to another location. It says not diverted because we aren’t doing that. If you want to do so, simply click the Manage Redirection button, which will open a new window where you can set the redirection course.
Actions — a way to take the addon domain off the list
You’ve now learned how to use your cPanel account to build and manage addon domains. Using the same username, you can upload files and control the backend for several domains.
Since the data in your cPanel account is so significant, enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) is a good idea.
In a nutshell, it’s one way to make your account more safe. You can create a time-based one-time password (TOTP) with software, which will give you an individual code that you must enter before gaining access to your account.
Enabling Two-Factor Authentication in cPanel
Open the Two-Factor Authentication tool after logging into your cPanel account. Then, on the Set Up Two-Factor Authentication page, press the Set Up Two-Factor Authentication button.
Now go to your Authy app and open it. You can either scan the QR code or manually insert the Key from there.
You must then enter the six-digit token that appears on your Authy app after it has been scanned. Then select Configure Two-Factor Authentication from the drop-down menu.
Getting back to cPanel
When you press Go Back, you’ll be taken back to the login screen. The six-digit token from your Authy app must be entered. This is something you’ll have to do any time you try to log in to cPanel.
You’ve also successfully added an extra protection layer to your account, making you much safer even though an unauthorized individual has your password.
The total amount of data in your account, including website files, MySQL databases, and e-mail addresses, is referred to as your disk space use.
When you hit 80 percent, 90 percent, 98 percent, or 100 percent disk use, cPanel will automatically give you disk space warnings to your e-mail address. In the Preferences section of cPanel, you can change your contact e-mail address.
Disk Space Use in a Nutshell
When you log into your cPanel, you’ll see a brief rundown of your disk space use on the right hand side.
Statistic on Disk Space Use
Click the Disk Usage button in the Files section of your cPanel to see detailed information about your disk space usage.
Scroll down the list, then click the > sign to the left of each folder to enlarge it. This will inform you exactly how much disk space you have left.
Click on the desired folder to open File Manager in your browser and delete any unwanted files.
Congratulations on figuring out how to verify your cPanel Disk Space Usage. It’s helpful when you need to figure out what’s causing you to exceed your disk space quota.
The total amount of incoming and outgoing traffic or data transmitted on your hosting account is referred to as bandwidth. Many factors influence use, including visitors, email contact, and the inclusion of even an FTP communication.
You should look at bandwidth use since it normally applies to the hosting package that you purchased. When you get close to the cap, cPanel will give you an automatic email notification.
Quick Overview of Bandwidth Use
When you first log in, the bandwidth use overview appears in the right-hand panel under the statistics column.
Detailed Bandwidth Statistics in cPanel
The detailed statistics can be found by clicking the Bandwidth connection from the previous section. You can also use the search function to look for bandwidth by name.
When you choose one of the two options, a new window will open that displays your usage on a regular, weekly, and monthly basis, as well as the total amount of your usage.
Take a look at the regular bandwidth use on our development site as an example.
As you can see, cPanel now tracks traffic from the following sources:
HTTP traffic – The data sent and received over the HTTP protocol is referred to as HTTP traffic.
FTP Traffic – keeps track of the file transfer protocol you use to access and exchange data between your device and the server.
IMAP/POP3/SMTP Traffic – this refers to email traffic between your server and a computer/mail client.
That’s what there is to it when it comes to bandwidth consumption. Understanding what is causing you to exceed your quota cap and acting on it is extremely beneficial.
The File Manager is the tool you’ll need to handle your cPanel’s basic files. You can use it to create files and directories, assign permissions, and so on, in addition to uploading and removing files.
It essentially performs the same functions as an FTP client, though it is not as efficient.
Step 1: How to Locate the File Manager
You should be able to locate the File Manager once you’ve signed into your cPanel account. It can be found in the Files folder. You can also do a name search.
When you first launch the tool, you’ll be taken to a new window with navigation and management options, as well as a directory of your website’s folders and files.
We’ll just deal with the public html folder from now on. The device requires all of the remaining folders to ensure that the cPanel service is functioning properly.
Step 2: How to Operate the File Manager
First, there’s a window section with a folder tree on the left and the contents of a folder on the right. By selecting the appropriate folder, you can navigate to it. Clicking the public html folder, for example, will show its contents –.well-known, cgi-bin, robots.txt, and so on.
You can also use the folder tree search function to navigate to a particular folder by typing the full name path and pressing Go.
There are a number of options for navigation:
Home — when you select it, the Home folder and its contents appear.
Up One Level — takes you one level higher than where you are now. For example, if you click this while in the cgi-bin folder, it will take you to the public html folder, which is a higher level than the cgi-bin folder.
Back/Forward — functions similarly to your web browser’s back/forward navigation.
Reload — To see the updates, refresh the page.
Select/Unselect All — To select or unselect files or folders
View Trash — Displays the Trash folder, which contains all deleted files
Empty Trash — To empty the Trash folder, This option is only available when you’re in the Trash folder.
Step 3 : Making Use of the File Management Option
After learning how to navigate, the next step is to learn how to use the file management features. A toolbar is available to assist you, but most of the functionality can also be accessed by right-clicking on a particular object.
File – This function allows you to build a new file inside a selected folder.
Folder – You may use this function to make a new folder.
Copy – You have this option to copy the selected file to a specific location.
Move – This feature functions in the same way as Copy. The only difference is that the file will no longer be located in its original position.
Upload – You can upload a file to your hosting account from this page. You cannot, however, upload folders. You may use an FTP client to upload a folder or a larger file. You have two choices for uploading the file: drag and drop or manually pick the file from your screen. When you’re done, click the Go Back.
Download – This feature will download the files you want to your screen.
Delete – The selected file is moved to the Trash folder with this choice. Check the Skip the trash and permanently delete the files box if you want to delete the file permanently.
Restore – Only when you’re in the Trash folder can you use this feature. You can restore a deleted file to its original folder.
Rename/Edit/HTML Editor – To edit your files, you’ll need these features. They function similarly to any text editor programme and can be very useful for on-the-go editing. Despite having a WYSIWYG gui, it isn’t as effective as other HTML editors.
Permissions – To edit your files, you’ll need these features. They function similarly to any text editor programme and can be very useful for on-the-go editing. Despite having a WYSIWYG gui, it isn’t as effective as other HTML editors.
View – This can be used to view a file, such as an image or the contents of the index.php file.
Extract/Compress – Compress allows you to store files in Zip, Gzip, or Bzip2 formats. Extract, on the other hand, will extract an archive.
Settings – You can customise your preferences using this function. You can set the default folder to open anytime you use the File Manager, for example. You can also switch on the Show Hidden Files option (dotfiles).
That’s pretty much all there is to know about cPanel’s File Manager navigation and management functionality.