cPanel

Should I use FTP or File Manager to Upload Files?

August 31st, 2009

With speedhost.in we provide you 2 very easy ways to upload your files. You could either use FTP (file transfer protocol) or you could upload files using the File Manager which is web based and can be accessed from any browser.

Using FTP makes uploading much faster as it is a desktop based software and you do not have to login to your cPanel every time you need to add / edit / delete a file. FTP also lets you upload folder in one go where as the File Manager would only allow you to upload one file at a time.

With FTP you can also change file / folder permissions in a jiffy. If you don’t have a FTP, you can download one from free at FileZilla

How to Change the Password of your cPanel

August 23rd, 2009

There may be times where you would like to change the password of your account. It is recommended to change your password at least once a month. It is also recommended to have the password be alpha numeric so it is difficult to guess.

The steps to change your cPanel password are as follows:

1. Login to the cPanel
2. Click Change Password
3. In the box to the right of Old Password, provide your old password.
4. In the box to right of New Password, provide the new password. This password should contain uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and non-numeric symbols. (example. nD8#$f^&G*3)
5. In the box to the right of New Password (again), provide the password once again for verification.
6. Click the Change your password button.

You have now just changed your password. Before you proceed, you will be prompted to log back into cPanel.

Change Password for cPanel

How to Create/Edit/Delete a File Using the File Manager

August 23rd, 2009

There may be times when you wish to create, edit, or delete a file or folder in your account. You can use cPanel to modify your files. File manager can be used to upload and download files as well.

To modify your files through file manager, please do the following:

1. Login to cPanel and click File Manager.
2. Choose to open Web Root and Show hidden files.
3. Locate the file and check the box next to it.
4. You have several options at the top: copy, move, delete, edit. Click the option you want.

To create a file through file manager, please do the following:

1. Login to cPanel and click File Manager.
2. Choose to open Web Root and Show hidden files.
3. Click the New File or New Folder button at the top of the page.
4. In the pop-up box, enter the name of the newly created file or folder. (Files will have a name and extension separated by a dot, but folders have only the one name.)
5. Click the Create New File or Create New Folder button.

File Manager cPanel

How to Redirect a Subdomain using cPanel

August 19th, 2009

You might want your sub domain to redirect to another page. To do this, please do the following:

After logging on to your cPanel:

1. Click Sub domains
2. Make sure you have already added a sub domain to your account.
3. In the drop down menu to the left of the Setup Redirection select the sub domain for which you would like to redirect
4. Click setup redirection
5. In the box type the domain/Path for which you would like a user to be redirected to if the go to the sub domain
6. Click Save

You have now successfully created a redirect for a sub domain. When you go to the sub domain you will be redirected to the desired page.

Subdomain Redirect using cPanel

What is a SubDomain and How do I Create or Delete one?

August 17th, 2009

A subdomain is a second website, with its own unique content, but there is no new domain name. Instead, you use an existing domain name and change the www to another name. The subdomain name looks like forums.domain.com, help.domain.com, help2.domain.com (assuming you already host domain). Please note this example is not limited to a .com but can be used with any domain extension such as .in, .co.in, .org, .net and so on.

To create a subdomain, please do the following:

1. Login to cPanel and click Subdomains.
2. In the drop-down, choose the domain.
3. In the box before the domain, type the subdomain name you want.
4. Click inside the “Document Root” box and it will auto-fill.
5. Hit the Create button.

To delete a subdomain, please do the following:

1. Login to cPanel and click Subdomains.
2. At the bottom, under Actions, click Remove.

Creating Subdomain in cPanel