Updated on Sep 7, 2018
As we recently announced in our blog we made the cPanel Paper Lantern fully available on all our package. The theme is quite lightweight and is severely improving the look and feel of the cPanel service we provide on our Shared Hosting packages, VPS packages and of course our Dedicated Servers.
In the next lines of this overview article we would like to present you all the features we provide in the cPanel control panel so you can feel comfortable using the service for managing your web hosting account with us.
The Paper Lantern is natively extending the x3 theme which makes its architecture quite intuitive. There are basically two vertical sections with different features. Let's begin with the left one.
From top to bottom the panels you will find are the following:
With all the Statistics provided in this column you will be able to easily monitor the resource consumption of your account. Keep in mind that those are not dynamic and you will need to refresh the page in order to get their current values.
Next you will notice the larger right vertical column of features all of which are conveniently structured in groups. If you are wondering what is group of features - it is basically a set of features related to concrete aspect of the web hosting service.
You will learn more on the matter in the next few lines of this tutorial as we will review all of the provided groups and their features.
Before we start discussing the groups of features we would like to mention that there is a convenient search tool right at the top of the column of features. The usage of that feature is highly recommended as this is the fastest way to find the feature you need.
Sometimes the first result you will get might be the Softaculous applications list as those include the keyword you are searching for. This might be a bit confusing but if you simply look right below those you will find the result you are looking for.
Here you will find a set of features related to the management of the aspects related to the files of your web hosting account with us. The included features in that group are concretely:
The features are quite intuitive and you will be able to easily find what you need when you are searching for concrete feature or functionality.
In this group of features you will find all the related features to the databases of your web hosting account with us. The features included in this group are:
The icon set is entirely reworked and it is a small masterpiece as it represents fully the MySQL services as they should be represented.
Everyone knows how important is to have someone that can help you out with the SEO services and the marketing of your website so Attracta have it all. On Jan 21 st, 2015 we announced that the Attracta SEO Tools are now available in cPanel via article in our Blog.
Use these services to improve the ranking of your website in some of the most used Search engines and Web Directories.
In this group of features you will find everything you need for managing the domains associated with your web hosting package. The provided tools in this group are:
Keep in mind that on our StartSmart hosting plan you will be unable to manage addon domains as the plan is not suitable for such.
The group represents all of the restores you can perform for every configuration, file, database, email accounts and basically everything you are configuring or adding as information to your web hosting account with us. The available features in this group are:
The Restore manager is a feature we introduced before exactly 1 year at Sep 21 st, 2014. From that point on the backup restoration for our customers became a piece of cake.
This group of features aims to provide you with all the features you will need in order to manage fully the email service for your account. The features you are provided in this group are:
Keep in mind that in order to access the webmail service you will need to access the accounts feature of the email service.
This group of features is related to our Partnership with Sitewit announced at Mar 8 th, 2015. Sitewit is a handy set of tools aiming to provide your website with better visibility in the most famous Search engines along with the Social Networks such as Facebook for example.
Also the features included in that group will provide you with useful social marketing tips and statistics so you can promote your website the best way you can.
The famous and widely used CDN service from new generation. For the past 1 year we established and maintained beneficial for our clients Partnership Program with Cloudflare. The feature in question offer our customers to put their domains/subdomains on the Cloudflare CDN service, thus to take benefit from the insanely good performance it offers.
The available tools this group of features offers are:
If you activate the Cloudflare service using this block of features, it will be probably good to know that it will be active only for the www. Version of your website. In simple words if you would like to have it activated for both www and non-www you will need to create a client area with Cloudflare and to add your domain name manually. Once this has been achieved Cloudflare will provide you with the new nameservers you need to use so the DNS zone of your main domain can be hosted by them.
This group of settings is probably one of the most important as it contains critical information for various features related to the access rate and the consumed resources by your entire account and all the websites you have added to the same. It is relying mostly on the Access logs for your account and the provided features in this group are:
Using this group of features will allow you to be fully aware of what is going on with your account and for example what is its average resource consumption. Furthermore you will be able to determinate whether your websites are attacked by bots as well as are there any errors on those.
The Security group of features will provide you with the ability to increase the security on your website dramatically. It features tools for:
Keep in mind that the ModSecurity feature is a widely used security enhancement which will allow you to achieve best security performance with our custom security rule sets. Often however, this feature can result in issues with some websites which will trigger the 406 error message. In case you face such an error, please contact our technical support team so they can be able to investigate it for you.
The Software group provides different features related to the software we provide you with on the server. The included features in this group are:
In addition to the php version selector we also provide you with the option to change the settings for the most important php variables as well as choosing to activate additional php modules. Be aware however that if you have no insight of what modules you are activating this can cause a downtime for your website.
This group of features include all the advanced features provided for your account and widely used by many users for different purposes. The features you will find in this group are:
The Cron Jobs feature should be used with great caution. Scripts that are configured to be executed every minute can cause needless resource consumption for your account so the minimum time you can set a cron script to be executed is 5 minutes.
This group is simply extending the Softaculous feature with the option to directly click and install different scripts provided on the fly in the cPanel interface.
With this last group we are finalizing the overview of all the features provided in the cPanel service we offer. The overview tutorial mostly aimed to provide our existing and future customers with an insight of all the features we support in the cPanel service.
Congratulations! You are now well familiar with all the features we provide in the cPanel service!