Knowledgebase: cPanel
The cPanel Home Interface
Posted by Aaron Eaton, Last modified by Aaron Eaton on 25 February 2015 12:51 PM

For cPanel & WHM 11.48

 

 

Overview

cPanel's Home interface provides access to all of cPanel's features. 

Notes:

Icon

The options that are available in your cPanel Home interface, and its appearance, depend on the way in which your web host configures cPanel and your account. For more information, contact your hosting provider.

Customize the cPanel interface

The cPanel interface organizes features into boxed sections, to allow you to find related features quickly. 

  • To change the order in which these sections appear, click and drag a section's heading bar to the new position in the interface. 
  • To hide a section, click the icon in the top right corner of the heading bar.
  • To reveal a hidden section, click the icon in the top right corner of the header bar.

cPanel interface features

The following interface features are available in cPanel's Home interface, organized by location.

Feature
Description

Home

Click the Home icon from anywhere in the cPanel interface to return to the Home interface. You can also click the Home  link at the bottom of any interface to return to the Home interface.

This icon is located at the top of every cPanel interface.

Help

The Help feature opens a new window with information about the current interface, a link to the cPanel & WHM documentation, links to video tutorials, and a link to the Contact Customer Support interface (Home >> Contact Customer Support) that you can use to contact customer support.

The Help icon is located at the top of every cPanel interface.

Notes:

Icon
  • You can also access the Help and Contact Customer Support features, and our documentation, from the links at the bottom of the interface.
  • Your hosting provider determines if the Contact Customer Support feature is available.

Logout

Click the Logout icon to log out of your cPanel account. You can also access this feature from the Logout link at the bottom of the interface.

Important:

Icon

Make certain that you click Logout after you access your cPanel account from any computer that others may use.

This icon is located at the top of every cPanel interface.

 

Switch Theme

The theme is the framework of the cPanel interface. Use the Switch Theme menu to switch to a different theme.

  • Your web host's configuration determines the themes that are available to you.
  • This documentation is for the x3 theme. For more information about the Paper Lantern (paper_lantern) theme, read our Paper Lantern documentation.

This feature is located on the left side of the cPanel Home interface.


Notices

The Notices feature displays important messages from your hosting provider.

This feature is located on the left side of the cPanel Home interface.

Find

Enter a keyword in the Find text box to search for a cPanel feature. 

  • The icons that display will automatically filter to show the results. 
  • To unfilter the Home interface, click X to the right of the text box.

This feature is located on the left side of the cPanel Home interface.

Frequently Accessed Areas

This section displays links to the cPanel features that you access the most often.

This feature is located on the left side of the cPanel Home interface.

Stats

The Stats table displays information about your cPanel account and its resource usage. To increase your account's resources, contact your hosting provider about an upgrade to your hosting plan.

  • Click Expand Stats to view more information about your account.
  • For more information about this feature, read the Stats section below.

This feature is located on the left side of the cPanel Home interface.

Switch Account

The Switch Account feature allows resellers to select another cPanel account to manage from within the cPanel interface.

Note:

Icon

This feature only appears in the cPanel interface if you are the administrator of more than one cPanel account and your hosting provider enables this feature. 

This feature is located in the top center of the cPanel Home interface .

 

Stats

Notes:

Icon
  • The CPU Usage, Memory Usage, and Entry Processes statistics are only available if your server uses the CloudLinux™ operating system.
  • The File Usage statistic is only available if your server administrator enables it.

The expanded Stats table displays the following information:

Statistic
Description
Main Domain The primary domain on your account.
Home Directory The directory on your server in which your website’s folders and files reside.
Last Login From The IP address from which you last accessed your cPanel account.
CPU Usage

The amount of CPU that your cPanel account currently uses.

File Usage

The number of inodes (files and directories) that your account has used, and your account's inode limit.

Memory Usage

The amount of memory that your cPanel account currently uses.

Entry Processes

The number of PHP scripts that are in use by your cPanel account.

Disk Space Usage The amount of disk space that your account occupies on the server, in Megabytes, and the amount of disk space that is allocated to your account.
Monthly Bandwidth Transfer

The amount of data that has transferred to and from your account for the month to date in Megabytes, and the total monthly bandwidth that is allocated to your account.

Email Accounts The number of email accounts on your account, and the total number of email accounts that your cPanel account allows.
Subdomains The number of subdomains on your account, and the total number of subdomains that your cPanel account allows.
Parked Domains The number of parked domains on your account, and the total number of parked domains that your cPanel account allows.
Addon Domains The number of addon domains on your account, and the total number of addon domains that your cPanel account allows.
FTP Accounts The number of FTP accounts on your account, and the total number of FTP accounts that your cPanel account allows.
Mailing Lists The number of mailing lists on your account, and the total number of mailing lists that your cPanel account allows.
All SQL Databases The number of SQL databases that you have created, and the number of databases that you are able to create for each database type.
MySQL Databases The number of MySQL® databases that you have created, and the potential number of MySQL databases that you are able to create.
MySQL Disk Space The amount of disk space that your MySQL databases use.
Mailing List Disk Space The amount of disk space that your mailing lists use.
Hosting package The name of the web hosting plan that your hosting provider assigned to your cPanel account.
Server Name The name of your server.
cPanel Version The version of cPanel & WHM that currently runs on your server.
Theme The version of the cPanel interface layout that you currently use.
Apache version The version of the Apache server that currently runs on your server.
PHP version The version of the PHP scripting language that currently runs on your server. This information is useful when you install PHP scripts.
MySQL version The version of MySQL that currently runs on your server. This information is useful when you install MySQL databases on your website.
Architecture The type of microprocessor that powers the server.
Operating system The system software that manages the server.
Shared IP Address

If your domain uses a shared IP address, that IP address will display.

Note:

Icon

Multiple accounts on a cPanel & WHM server may share an IP address.

Dedicated IP Address If your domain uses a dedicated IP address, that IP address will display.
Path to sendmail The location of the sendmail program on your server. This is useful if, for example, you create a script that allows visitors to send you email with a form on your website.
Path to Perl The location of the Perl interpreter on your server. This information is necessary in order to write Perl scripts.
Perl version The version of Perl that runs on your server. This information is necessary in order to write Perl scripts.
Kernel version The version of your server’s kernel, which is the central operating system component.
cPanel Pro The version of the cPanel Pro software that currently runs on your server.
Service Status

Click Click to View to display the Server Status interface, which displays the status of the services on your server.

The Service Status interface may include the following services:

Service
Description
cpsrvd The cPanel service daemon.
imap An email protocol for mail retrieval.
httpd The Apache webserver’s daemon. This daemon serves web pages to your visitors.
named The DNS server. This service is required in order for your domains to appear on the Internet.
Server Load Your server’s current CPU load. If this service's status icon is red, your server has performance issues.
Memory Used The amount of RAM that your server uses, shown as a percentage.
Swap Used The amount of swap memory that your server uses, shown as a percentage. Servers use swap memory in place of RAM when there is a RAM shortage.
Disk /$volume The amount of hard disk space that your server uses, shown as a percentage. If this service's status icon is red, delete old or unused files.

The Status column will display one of the following icons:

Status
Description
The service is running.
The service is busy, or the disk space is almost full.
The service has a problem, or the disk space is full.

 

At the bottom of the Home interface, there are five links that change the basic display preferences of cPanel’s interface. 

Link name
Description
Lite Graphics or Full Graphics Toggles the display of the header and footer graphics, and allows for reduced memory demands and load times.
Hide Icons or Show Icons Toggles the display of the feature icons. They can display only hyperlinks, or both icons and hyperlinks. Hide icons to reduce memory demands and load times.
Reset All Interface Settings

Click to reset any changes to the interface.

Note:

Icon

This feature does not reset the current theme.

Reveal All Boxes

Click to expand or reveal sections that you minimized.

Reset Box Order Click to change the order of interface sections to cPanel’s default setting.
(0 vote(s))
Helpful
Not helpful

Comments (0)
Post a new comment
 
 
Full Name:
Email:
Comments:
CAPTCHA Verification 
 
Please enter the text you see in the image into the textbox below (we use this to prevent automated submissions).