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For cPanel & WHM version 60

Overview

The cPanel interface is the hub of your cPanel user account and provides you with access to important information and updates.

The cPanel interface consists of the following sections:

  1. Navigation bar
  2. Sidebar
  3. General Information
  4. Features
  5. Statistics

Feature spotlight

The first time that you log in to your cPanel account after your hosting provider updates to each new version of cPanel & WHM, you will see a feature spotlight. This feature highlights new or updated cPanel features.

  • To dismiss the spotlight feature, click OK, or click anywhere in the interface. 
  • The spotlight will not reappear on future logins unless you reset the cPanel interface via the Reset Page Settings option in the user menu.

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Note:

System administrators can disable this feature via WHM's Feature Manager interface (Home >> Packages >> Feature Manager). 

Navigation bar

Every interface in cPanel displays the navigation bar. The navigation bar provides the currently-active account information, controls that allow you to change settings, and a link to log out of your account. 

  • Click the site logo to navigate to the Home interface. 
  • Use the Search Features text box to quickly find the interfaces that you need.

    Note:

    Use the / keyboard shortcut to jump to the Search Features text box. This feature only functions in the Google Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers.

  • Click your username to manage your preferences and configure the cPanel interface.

  • Click the notification icon () to see any messages, warnings, and errors on your cPanel account. Server owners can also customize this interface to broadcast important information to their customers.

Sidebar

 Every interface in cPanel displays the sidebar. The sidebar provides access to the following features:

  • Click the Home icon () to return to the cPanel Home interface. This section provides access to all of cPanel's features. If you are a reseller, you can customize the content to suit your needs.

  • Click the User Manager icon () to navigate to cPanel's User Manager interface (Home >> Preferences >> User Manager). 

General Information

 The General Information section displays the following information about your cPanel account:

  • Current User — The name of the current cPanel account. If your account can access multiple cPanel accounts and your hosting provider enables the Theme Switching feature in WHM's  Feature Manager interface (Home >> Packages >> Feature Manager), you can use the menu to search for and switch between accounts.
  • Primary Domain — The current account's primary or main domain name.
  • Home Directory — The absolute path to the account's home directory on the server.
  • Last Login — The IP address of the user that most recently logged in to the account.

    Note:

    This IP address is not the currently-authenticated IP address. For example, if you log in via the 10.1.1.1 IP address, and then log in multiple times via the 10.2.2.2 IP address, the interface will display 10.1.1.1 as the Last Login IP address. It will not display 10.2.2.2 as the Last Login IP address until you log in via a different IP address.

  • Theme — The current cPanel theme. If your account includes more than one theme, you can use the menu to search for and switch between cPanel themes.

Click Server Information to navigate to cPanel's Server Information interface, which displays additional information about the account and the account's server.

 

If my IP address is "10.2.2.2", then I would see "10.1.1.1" in cPanel because it's the most recent entry in this file that isn't my own IP address. In addition, if I continue to login as "10.2.2.2", the file isn't updated unless the IP address logging in changes.

Features

The cPanel interface lists of all of your account's available features in groups for different types of functionality.  For more information about cPanel's features and interfaces, read our cPanel Features List documentation.

To search for a desired feature, use the Find functions quickly by typing here... text box.

Statistics

The Statistics section displays important usage statistics for your cPanel account.

  • If your account meets or exceeds 60% of an item's quota, that usage statistic will display in yellow and  will display one of the following icons:
    • If your hosting provider has added integration links to your server, a plus icon will display. Click this icon to increase the quota for this statistic in your hosting plan.
    • If your hosting provider has not added integration links, a wrench icon will display. Click this icon to access the relevant cPanel interface in order to reduce your quota usage. For example, if your Email Accounts statistic is high, you may wish to access cPanel's  Email Accounts interface (Home >> Email >> Email Accounts) in order to delete unused email accounts. 
  • If your account meets or exceeds 80% of an item's quota, that usage statistic will display in red.

Note:

indicates an unlimited quota.

The Statistics section displays the following information about your cPanel account's resource usage:

StatisticDescription
Bandwidth

The amount of data, in Megabytes (MB), that transferred to and from your cPanel account for the current month, and your cPanel account's monthly bandwidth limit.

Note:

If discrepancies exist between the information that cPanel provides and the information that log processing programs ( Awstats , Webalizer, or Analog Stats) provide, read our Apparent Discrepancies in Bandwidth Usage Statistics documentation.

Disk Usage

The amount of disk space, in MB, that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's disk usage quota.

File Usage

The number of files (inodes) that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's inode quota.

Note:

You will only see this statistic if your hosting provider enables the Display File Usage information in the cPanel stats bar setting in the Display section of WHM's Tweak Settings interface (Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings).

MySQL® Disk Usage

The amount of disk space, in bytes, that your MySQL® or MariaDB databases currently use, and your cPanel account's MySQL and MariaDB database quota.

Note:

You will only see this statistic if your hosting provider enables MySQL databases on your server.

PostgreSQL Disk Usage

The amount of disk space, in bytes, that your PostgreSQL® databases currently use, and your cPanel account's PostgreSQL database quota.

Note:

You will only see this statistic if your hosting provider enables PostgreSQL databases on your server.

Mailing Lists Disk Usage The amount of disk space, in bytes, that your Mailman mailing lists currently use, and your cPanel account's mailing list quota.
Addon Domains The number of addon domains that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's addon domain quota.
Subdomains The number of subdomains that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's subdomain quota.
Aliases The number of aliases (parked domains) that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's alias quota.
Email Accounts The number of email accounts that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's email account quota.
Mailing Lists

The number of Mailman mailing lists that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's mailing list quota.

Note:

You will only see this statistic if your hosting provider enables the Mailman service on your server. For more information, read our Mailman FAQ documentation.

Autoresponders The number of autoresponders that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's autoresponder quota.
Forwarders The number of forwarders that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's forwarder quota.
Email Filters The number of email filters that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's email filter quota.
FTP Accounts The number of FTP accounts that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's FTP account quota.
MySQL Databases

The number of MySQL or MariaDB databases that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's MySQL and MariaDB database quota.

Note:

You will only see this statistic if your hosting provider enables MySQL databases on your server.

PostgreSQL Databases

The number of PostgreSQL databases that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's PostgreSQL database quota.

Note:

You will only see this statistic if your hosting provider enables PostgreSQL databases on your server.

CPU Usage

The amount of CPU that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's CPU quota.

Note:

You will only see this statistic on servers that run CloudLinux™.

Memory Usage

The amount of memory that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's memory usage quota.

Note:

You will only see this statistic on servers that run CloudLinux.

Entry Processes

The number of entry processes that your cPanel account currently uses, and your cPanel account's entry process quota.

Note:

You will only see this statistic on servers that run CloudLinux.