How to setup a cron job in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, ausweb hosting and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to setup a cron job.

Click the “Cron Jobs” icon.

Enter the email address where you want the cron job results sent after each time it runs.

Now you have to define exactly when and how often you want the cron job to run.

This is made easier by selecting one of the pre-defined common settings.

Notice that by choosing a common setting, all fields are filled in automatically. This also helps you understand what each field means.

Next, enter the command of the script you want to run, including the path (from root).

Then click “Add New Cron Job”.

That’s it! The cron job has been set, and will be listed at the bottom of the screen.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup cron jobs in cPanel.

How to create custom error pages in cPanel

27. How to create custom error pages in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to vmware hosting cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to create custom error pages.

Click the “Error Pages” icon.

There are several different error pages you can customize. Let’s customize the “404 error page”.

This is where you create your custom error page… and you can include one or more tags to further customize the page.

When finished, click “Save”.

That’s it! The custom 404 error page has been created.

You can customize the other error pages as well… but you don’t have to… all accounts come preset with standard error pages.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create custom error pages in cPanel.

How to use the Index Manager in cPanel

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26. How to use the Index Manager in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to reseller hosting and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to use the Index Manager.

Click the “Indexes” icon.

The Index Manager enables you to control how directories on your website are displayed.

If there is no index.html file in a given directory, the contents of that directory will be listed in a browser. This can cause security issues.

With Index Manager, you can set your account up to not allow your directory contents to be shown.

Let’s setup Index Manager for the clients directory.

There are four settings to choose from.

The “Default System Setting” allows the directory contents to be shown.

“No Indexing” does not allow directory contents to be shown.

“Standard Indexing” prevents browsers from viewing contents of directories that do not contain image files.

… and “Fancy Indexing” prevents browsers from viewing contents of directories that do contain image files.

Since we do not want the contents of this directory shown, we’ll choose the “No Indexing” option.

That’s it! The index settings have been updated, and visitors can no longer view the contents of the clients directory.

It’s just as easy to switch back to the default setting.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup index directory protection for any of your directories.