How to create a domain alias in cPanel

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23. How to create a domain alias in cPanel

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

Now let’s learn how to create a domain alias.

Click the “Aliases” icon.

A domain alias is useful when you have additional domain names that you want people to be able to use to get to your website.

Enter the new domain, then click “Add Domain”.

That’s it! Now when someone browses to mybiz123.info, they’ll automatically be redirected to mybiz1234.com.

Be sure to set your domain alias’s DNS settings to the same as your main domain, so the redirection will work properly.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create a domain alias from cPanel.

How to setup domain redirects in cPanel

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

Now let’s learn how to setup domain redirects.

Click the “Redirects” icon.

Choose whether you want this redirect to be temporary or permanent.

Then enter the URL you want to redirect.

Then enter the destination URL… where you want visitors to be redirected to.

When ready, click “Add”.

That’s it! The redirect has been created.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup domain redirects in cPanel.

How to create a MySQL database in cPanel

25. How to create a MySQL database in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve logged in to VMWare, and are starting on the home screen.

Now let’s learn how to create a MySQL database.

Click the “MySQL Database Wizard” icon.

Enter a name for the new database, then click “Next Step”.

Now we have to create a user for this database. Enter a username and create a password, then click “Create User”.

Click the “All Privileges” check box, then click “Next Step”.

That’s it! My MySQL database has been created, and the new user added to the database. The database name, username and password will all be needed for scripts that need to connect to the database.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create and setup MySQL databases.

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.

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.