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For cPanel & WHM 11.48

Overview

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

Notes:

The options that display in your cPanel Home interface, and the interface's appearance, depend on how your hosting provider configures cPanel and your cPanel account. For more information, contact your hosting provider.

Customize the cPanel interface

The cPanel interface organizes feature icons 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 display in cPanel's Home interface:

FeatureDescription

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.

The Home icon exists at the top of every cPanel interface.

Help

The Help icon opens a new window that displays the following information:

  • Information about the current interface.
  • A link to the cPanel & WHM documentation.
  • A link to access video tutorials.
  • A link to cPanel's Contact Customer Support interface (Home >> Contact Customer Support) that you can use to contact customer support.

The Help icon exists at the top of every cPanel interface.

Notes:

  • You can also access the Help and Contact Customer Support features, and our documentation, from the links at the bottom of the interface.

Logout

Click the Logout icon to log out of your cPanel account. You can also click the Logout link at the bottom of the interface to log out of your cPanel account.

Important:

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

The Logout icon exists at the top of every cPanel interface.

Switch Theme

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

  • Your hosting provider's configuration determines your available themes.
  • This document describes the x3 theme. For more information about the Paper Lantern (paper_lantern) theme, read our Paper Lantern documentation.

The Switch Theme menu exists on the left side of cPanel's Home interface.


Notices

The Notices feature displays important messages from your hosting provider.

The Notices feature exists on the left side of cPanel's Home interface.

Find

The Find feature allows you to search for a cPanel feature. To search for a cPanel feature, enter a keyword in the text box.

  • The system automatically filters the icons to display the results.
  • To unfilter the Home interface, click X to the right of the text box.

The Find feature exists on the left side of the cPanel Home interface.

Frequently Accessed Areas

The Frequently Accessed Areas menu displays links to the cPanel features that you most often access.

The Frequently Accessed Areas menu exists on the left side of cPanel's 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.

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

The Stats table exists on the left side of cPanel's Home interface.

Switch Account

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

Note:

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.

The Switch Account feature exists in the top center of the cPanel Home interface.

Stats

Notes:

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

The expanded Stats table displays the following information:

StatisticDescription
Main DomainThe primary domain on your cPanel account.
Home DirectoryThe directory on your server in which your website’s folders and files reside.
Last Login FromThe IP address from which you last accessed your cPanel account.
CPU Usage

The amount of CPU that your cPanel account currently uses, in Megabytes (MB).

File Usage

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

Memory Usage

The amount of memory that your cPanel account currently uses, in Terabytes (TB).

Entry Processes

The number of PHP scripts that your cPanel account currently uses.

Disk Space UsageThe amount of disk space that your cPanel account occupies on the server, in Megabytes, and your cPanel account's disk space limit.
Monthly Bandwidth Transfer

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

Note:

Email AccountsThe number of email accounts on your cPanel account, and the total number of email accounts that your cPanel account allows.
SubdomainsThe number of subdomains on your cPanel account, and the total number of subdomains that your cPanel account allows.
Parked DomainsThe number of parked domains on your cPanel account, and the total number of parked domains that your cPanel account allows.
Addon DomainsThe number of addon domains on your cPanel account, and the total number of addon domains that your cPanel account allows.
FTP AccountsThe number of FTP accounts on your cPanel account, and the total number of FTP accounts that your cPanel account allows.
Mailing ListsThe number of mailing lists on your cPanel account, and the total number of mailing lists that your cPanel account allows.
All SQL DatabasesThe number of SQL databases on your cPanel account, and the number of databases that you can create for each database type.
MySQL Databases

The number of MySQL® databases on your cPanel account, and the number of MySQL or MariaDB databases that you can create.

MySQL Disk SpaceThe amount of disk space that your MySQL or MariaDB databases use.
Mailing List Disk SpaceThe amount of disk space that your mailing lists use.
Hosting packageThe name of the web hosting plan that your cPanel account uses.
Server NameYour server's name.
cPanel VersionThe version of cPanel & WHM that your server runs.
ThemeThe version of the cPanel interface layout that your cPanel account uses.
Apache versionThe version of the Apache server that your server runs.
PHP versionThe version of the PHP scripting language that your server runs. Use this information when you install PHP scripts.
MySQL versionThe version of MySQL that your server runs. Use this information when you install MySQL databases.
ArchitectureThe type of microprocessor that powers the server.
Operating systemThe system software that manages the server.
Shared IP Address

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

Note:

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

Dedicated IP AddressIf your domain uses a dedicated IP address, that IP address will display.
Path to sendmailThe 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 PerlThe location of the Perl interpreter on your server. Use this information when you write Perl scripts.
Perl versionThe version of Perl that runs on your server. Use this information when you write Perl scripts.
Kernel versionThe version of your server’s kernel, which is the central operating system component.
cPanel ProThe version of the cPanel Pro software that your server runs.
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:

ServiceDescription
cpsrvdThe cPanel service daemon.
imapAn email protocol for mail retrieval.
httpdThe Apache webserver’s daemon. This daemon serves web pages to your visitors.
namedThe DNS server. This service is required in order for your domains to appear on the Internet.
Server LoadYour server’s current CPU load. If this service's status icon appears red, performance issues exist on your server.
Memory UsedThe amount of RAM that your server uses, shown as a percentage.
Swap UsedThe amount of swap memory that your server uses, shown as a percentage. Servers use swap memory in place of RAM when a RAM shortage exists.
Disk /$volumeThe amount of hard disk space that your server uses, shown as a percentage. If this service's status icon appears red, delete old or unused files.

The Status column displays one of the following icons:

StatusDescription
The service is running.
The service appears busy, or the disk space is almost full.
A problem exists with the service, or the disk space is full.

 

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

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

Resets any changes to the interface.

Note:

This feature does not reset the current theme.

Reveal All Boxes

Click to expand or reveal sections that you minimized.

Reset Box OrderClick to change the order of interface sections to cPanel’s default setting.